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Grade: 14

1 GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your education and/or technical experience which meets the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a 4-year degree with a major in one of the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, course work in mathematics including differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics
  • I possess a combination of college-level education AND technical experience. A 4-year degree with course work that included at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, course work in mathematics including differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not possess the education and/or technical experience as described above.
2 GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your experience which meets the basic qualification requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service. The qualifying specialized experience includes: 1) organizing, planning, and conducting highly complex physical and chemical investigations that involve highly unstructured and difficult problems; 2) experience in a laboratory and/or field setting to detect, identify, and quantify chemicals in a range of sample types, and 3) providing expert scientific recommendations based on professional expertise in chemistry.
  • I do not possess the experience as described above.
3 Please identify the specific position (agency/company name, position title, and dates) from your resume in which you gained your qualifying specialized experience. (The description in the duties section of your resume for this entry MUST fully address the required specialized experience in order to receive credit. "Refer to Resume" will not be acceptable.) Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

1 How do you wish to be considered for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • ANY U.S. CITIZEN - I am a U.S. citizen with no prior Federal status OR I have Federal status as defined below but would like to be considered under competitive examining procedures (NOTE: Federal status applicants selected under competitive examining procedures will be required to serve a new probationary period).
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY - I am eligible and applying for a special appointing authority. I listed my special appointing authority previously under the Personal Information questions.
2 I understand that any correspondence necessary will be conducted via e-mail and sent to the e-mail address I provided in this application process. I must keep this e-mail address current. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD-214, SF-50, etc. may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Please self-certify your most recent performance appraisal level from a formal annual appraisal or by indicating your current performance is at least fully successful. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Fully Successful (Pass) or better on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • Less than Fully Successful (Fail) on my most recent annual performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is at least Fully Successful (Pass) or better. I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • My current performance is less than Fully Successful (Fail). I did not receive a formal performance appraisal.
  • I am not a current Federal employee.
5 Has your work schedule been full-time, i.e., 35-40 hours per week, for every position listed on your resume? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C appointment within the past 5 years? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please Choose the answer that best describes your experience in testing consumer products: Answer to this question is required
  • I have tested consumer products on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have tested consumer products as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager in testing consumer products and I have mentored other staff in testing consumer products.
  • None of the above
8 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in analyzing hazardous chemical compounds: Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed hazardous chemical compounds on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have analyzed hazardous chemical compounds as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager analyzing hazardous chemical compounds and I have mentored other staff in analyzing hazardous chemical compounds.
  • None of the above
9 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in developing chemical test procedures and/or analytical methods: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed chemical test procedures and/or analytical methods, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have developed chemical test procedures and/or analytical methods as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager for developing chemical test procedures and/or analytical methods and I have mentored other staff in developing chemical test procedures and/or analytical methods.
  • None of the above
10 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in X-Ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager of this task/competency and I have mentored other staff in performing this task/competency.
  • None of the above
11 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in Inductively Coupled Plasma – Optical Emission Spectroscopy: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager of this task/competency and I have mentored other staff in performing this task/competency.
  • None of the above
12 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC/MS). Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have been the lead or project manager of this task/competency and I have mentored other staff in performing this task/competency.
  • None of the above
13 Please select all of the following areas that describe your experience in reviewing large amounts of data associated with consumer products. (multiple answers possible) Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed data independently.
  • I have participated in multi-disciplinary teams within my organization to review data.
  • I have participated in multi-disciplinary teams from multiple organizations to review data.
  • I have coordinated with outside stakeholders to review data.
  • None of the above
14 Please select all of the following areas that best describes your experience in publishing scientific data: (multiple answers possible) Answer to this question is required
  • I have published non-peer reviewed data.
  • I have published peer reviewed data that was visible only to members of my organization.
  • I have published peer reviewed data that was visible a limited group outside of my organization.
  • I have published peer reviewed data that was visible to the general public.
  • My experience does not match any of the above answers.
15 Please choose the answer that best describes your experience in performing formal briefings to political appointees and/or elected officials to convey information and technical details. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed multiple formal, public briefings as the principle presenter on multiple projects.
  • I have performed formal briefings as the principle presenter for a single project.
  • I have performed multiple internal (non-public) briefings on multiple projects.
  • I have performed internal (non-public) briefings as the principle presenter for a single project.
  • I have assisted the principle presenter.
  • None of the above.
16 Were the instructions for CPSC Career Connection easy to understand and follow? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Did you accomplish your input with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Unable to Complete
18 Did you get into CPSC Career Connection with: Answer to this question is required
  • No Difficulty
  • Some Difficulty
  • Great Difficulty