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Grade: 11

1 0881 Petroleum Engineer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet the education requirements defined under paragraph A as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • I fully meet the combination education and experience under paragraph B as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
2 GS-11 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-11 level. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level and it is clearly stated in my resume
  • I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position to be filled.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • None of the above accurately reflects my qualifications
3 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade using petroleum engineering and/or geological data to perform subsurface oil and gas resource evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade providing engineering analysis for exploration plans or development and production plans to ensure compliance with regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-12 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have less than one year of specialized experience as defined above.
2 0881 Petroleum Engineer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet the education requirements defined under paragraph A as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • I fully meet the combination education and experience under paragraph B as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
3 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade using petroleum engineering and/or geological data to perform subsurface oil and gas resource evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade providing engineering analysis for exploration plans or development and production plans to ensure compliance with regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade assisting in the development of computer models used for the assessment of oil and gas resources. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Developed or applied complex mathematical models to conceptualize, simulate and predict anticipated or desired results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Presenting technical findings related to resource assessment studies to management, peers and professional organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-13 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined in the vacancy announcement.
2 0881 Petroleum Engineer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I fully meet the education requirements defined under paragraph A as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • I fully meet the combination education and experience under paragraph B as described in the vacancy announcement under Qualification Requirements/Education Requirements.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
3 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade using petroleum engineering and/or geological data to perform subsurface oil and gas resource evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade providing engineering analysis for exploration plans or development and production plans to ensure compliance with regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade developing computer models used for the assessment of oil and gas resources. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have at least one full year of experience equivalent to the next lower grade working on projects used to identify potential oil and gas provinces. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Assisted with the review of proposed plans for exploration, development and production of offshore energy resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Developed or applied complex mathematical models to conceptualize, simulate and predict anticipated or desired results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Analyze, evaluate, and interpret petroleum information and related data to independently carry out detailed, complex, and complete engineering investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Presenting technical findings related to resource assessment studies to management, peers and professional organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Works closely with management to make recommendations related to technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 What attracted you to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Service as a Civil Servant
  • Government Benefits
  • Salary
  • Work Schedule Flexibility
  • Downturn in Non-Federal Job Market
  • Job Stability
  • Office Location
  • Other
    1.1 Please explain? Maximum length of 50 characters.
2 It is your responsibility to ensure that your resume and correct documents are uploaded and received. Please, verify during the application process on the "application review page" that you have uploaded the appropriate documentation as stated in the required documents section of the vacancy announcement. No documentation will be accepted after the closing date of the announcement. I understand that it is my responsibility that I must submit a resume and all required supporting documentation prior to the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Developed and maintain a clear understanding of the petroleum engineering principles involved with offshore oil and gas (O&G) drilling and production operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 I have experience working on the following complex petroleum engineering tasks related to oil and gas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS):  (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Exploration activities
  • Development activities
  • Production activities
  • Abandonment/decommissioning operations
  • Workover/completions
  • Pipeline
  • Arctic Offshore petroleum engineering
  • None of the above
5 Applied knowledge of petroleum fluids properties and phase behavior to the allocation of oil and gas, including experience with production modeling software. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Applies knowledge of petroleum engineering principles, concepts, and practices to assigned projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Do you have experience conducting field studies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Utilized general working knowledge of petroleum engineering principles, concepts, and practices to perform subsurface resource evaluations. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience characterizing oil and gas reservoirs by integrating geologic information with petroleum engineering data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you applied petroleum engineering principles and practices to oil and gas reservoir analysis to identify depletion strategies that would maximize ultimate recovery? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Have you estimated oil and gas reserves and resources using various techniques such as volumetric calculation, decline curve analysis and/or reservoir simulation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Experience as a petroleum engineer interpreting and applying laws, regulations, and policies governing domestic oil and gas industry related activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Are you experienced in conducting petroleum economic studies associated with oil and gas developments? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have experience interpreting guidelines, policies, or regulations and applying them when performing engineering or geologic analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Have you used the integration of geology, geophysical and engineering data for subsurface reservoir studies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Perform petroleum economics evaluations Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Apply knowledge of complex petroleum engineering concepts, principles, and practices as related to the entire spectrum of petroleum engineering analyses which are related to oil and gas exploration, development, and production. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Work on complex petroleum engineering problems associated with reservoir analysis methods and recovery methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
19 Employ scientific problem-solving techniques to resolve significant problems in oil and gas field development and net present value evaluation analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20 Collaborating with a team to create economically recoverable oil and gas resource models. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
21 Coordinating with others, internal and external to the organization, to work on multi-year projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
22 Writes in a clear, concise, organized, and convincing manner for the intended audience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
23 Do you have experience preparing specialized engineering reports? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Preparing written technical reports related to reservoir engineering studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.