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Grade: 07

1 GS-7 - In addition to the basic requirement, choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed at least one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in Engineering appropriate to the position.
  • I possess at least one year of professional engineering experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service performing work similar to the position advertised in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience appropriate to the position advertised in the vacancy announcement and graduate level education in Engineering.
  • Superior Academic Achievement - I meet one of these: Education in a qualifying curriculum for the position. (1)Class standing - upper third of graduating class, based on completed courses; or (2) Grade-Point Average- 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 per 4 years of education, or courses completed during final 2 years; or 3.5 or higher out of 4.0 average of required major courses completed in final 2 years; or (3) - membership in a National Scholastic Honor Society above freshman (first-year) level.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 BASIC REQUIREMENT - You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for engineering positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Professional Registration or Licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Specified Academic Courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A in the announcement. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Related Curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience/education combinations listed above.

Grade: 09

1 GS-9 - In addition to the basic requirement, choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree in Engineering or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree appropriate to the position.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work appropriate to the position advertised in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of professional engineering experience and graduate education in engineering courses related to the position beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 BASIC REQUIREMENT - You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for engineering positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor’s degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Professional Registration or Licensure -- Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Written Test -- Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Specified Academic Courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A in the announcement. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.
  • I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as demonstrated by: Related Curriculum -- Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor’s degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)
  • I do not meet any of the education or experience/education combinations listed above.
3 Apply the appropriate precedent and make minor adaptations to tailor guidelines to assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
4 Research available information and designs to determine design approach. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
5 Perform calculations to determine size and type of equipment to be used. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
6 Collect data and conduct reliability investigations of equipment or system being maintained to determine longevity Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
7 Conduct field studies and surveys of existing equipment or on facilities to determine their nature and condition. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
8 Track project performance and milestones to ensure project timelines are met. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
9 Create a database query to obtain data for analysis and evaluation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
10 Analyze data in an automated system to identify outliers or anomalies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
11 Participate in planning, organizing and conducting studies using standard engineering practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
12 Provide technical information and support on electronic control and communications equipment to team members. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.

Grade: All Grades

1 Under the Pathways Program U.S. Citizens, Non U.S. Citizens and/or Foreign Nationals may be appointed to Internship and Recent Graduate positions. Please identify your citizenship status. Answer to this question is required
  • I am a U.S. Citizen.
  • I am a non U.S. Citizen who is lawfully permitted into the U.S. as a Permanent Resident and is actively seeking citizenship provided under 8 U.S. C. 1324b (a)(3)(B) and will gain citizenship within two years of being appointed to an Internship position OR within one year of being appointment to a Recent Graduate position.
  • I do not meet either of the citizenship requirements as described above.
2 Choose the statement below that best describes your eligibility for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program. Answer to this question is required
  • I am a Recent Graduate who has completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years from the closing date of this announcement. (Must submit transcripts for proof of education completion and date degree conferred.)
  • I am a preference eligible veteran who was unable to apply within two years of receiving my degree due to military service obligation; however, I am within the period of eligibility described in the vacancy announcement that began from the date of my release or discharge from active duty and does not exceed six years from the date on which I have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years from the closing date of this announcement. (Must submit transcripts for proof of education completion and date degree conferred.)
  • I am a student who within nine months of the closing date of this announcement will meet my education requirements and will graduate with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. (Must submit transcripts for proof of education and identify expected graduation date on resume.)
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
3 The Pathways Recent Graduate program requires you to have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the previous 2 years from the closing date of this announcement, OR you are a student who within nine months of the closing date of this announcement will meet the educational requirements and will graduate with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. What was your graduation OR anticipated graduation date? Answer to this question is required
4 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I understand that I must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Utilize available technical manuals, directives, criteria, codes, engineering texts, and engineering specifications to complete assigned work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
7 Select standard practices, methods, procedures, and data to be applied to a specific problem. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
8 Draft documentation of technical findings, including writing technical reports, to explain study results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
9 Make engineering determinations by applying judgment in the selection, interpretation, and application of relevant rules, standard procedures, or precedents. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
10 Use established design criteria and ample precedents to solve problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
11 Complete assignments within pre-established project timelines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
12 Review assigned tasks for completeness to be reviewed by senior engineers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
13 Proofread documents for technical editing and formatting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
14 Organize prints or technical drawings for archiving, reference, and compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
15 Extract information from automated databases to prepare reports, charts, and graphs to present to managers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
16 Create spreadsheets for data and project tracking. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
17 Accurately enter data into automated databases for future analysis and review. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
18 Complete an individual task as part of larger project on an engineering team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
19 Coordinate with team members from multiple disciplines in order to accomplish specific project objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.