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Grade: 14

1 Basic Requirement - Engineering - Select the answer that best describes your education/experience.
  • I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The degree was in professional engineering, and the curriculum was in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. The degree was in professional engineering, and the curriculum included calculus and courses in 5 of the 7 areas of engineering or physics as described in the qualification requirements. (i.e. statics, fluid mechanics, electronic fields and circuits, nature and property of materials).
  • I have successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or higher degree in engineering from an accredited college or university. My knowledge is substantially equivalent to that acquired through the successful completion of the course work described in the qualification requirements (i.e. calculus, statics, and strength of materials, electronic fields and circuits).
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience, and hold current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience plus I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences. The specialty field of the engineering technology program is closely related to this position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience and I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for bachelor's degree from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. The specialty field of the engineering technology program is closely related to this position.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. In addition, I have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described in the qualification requirements (i.e. calculus, statics, electronic fields and circuits, nature and property of materials).
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience, and I have successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field PLUS I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision as described in the qualification requirements.
  • I do not meet any of the qualification options described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 For this position you must have one year of specialized experience related to the work of this position in the federal service or equivalent which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not meet the one-year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have one full year of specialized experience at a level related to the work of this position in the federal service or equivalent as described under the specialized experience requirements.
2 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Senior Officials
  • Colleagues
  • Academia
  • Government organizations
  • Congress
  • Media
  • Private industry
  • General public
  • Professional organizations
3 From the list below, select the response that most closely demonstrates your ability to provide technical direction and guidance; assign and coordinate technical work of other employees. Answer to this question is required
  • No experience performing these tasks
  • Provide budget or accounting guidance to subordinates, peers, or customers
  • Technical or functional lead over a budget or accounting activity
  • Directly supervise a team of accounting or budget technicians
  • Directly supervise a team of technical and professional accounting OR budget personnel
  • Directly supervise a diverse team of technical and professional accounting AND budget personnel
4 ECQ 3: Results Driven....Please describe your ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations and to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. Maximum length of 10000 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 This position requires knowledge of the Federal budget process funding and competitive procurement procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Developing, justifying, and allocation of project budget funds.
  • Defending proposals on allocating the annual budget.
  • Transmitting guidance to contractors and affected managers.
  • Tracking budget through progress and course of work.
  • None of the above.
6 From the list below, check the statement(s) that best describe your experience with budget formulation, justification, and review. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared budget related documents to assist budget officers and program managers in formulating, justifying, and executing budgets.
  • I have written documents such as policies, procedures, or justifications that have been approved and/or adopted by the organization.
  • I have actively participated in meetings of operations staff and management to discuss budget formulation policies, strategies, and procedures.
  • I have conducted budget justification and defense briefings for budget offiers and program managers.
  • I have assembled, organized, and consolidated budget estimates, justifications, clarifying language, and other budget formulation documents for entire budgets or major segments thereof.
  • I have assisted in the assembly and consolidation of budget formulation documents.
  • I have performed other budget formulation-related assignments.
  • None of the above.
7 What is your highest level of experience that describes your past experience analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests for the headquarters of a large Federal organization covering a wide variety of services, dealing with complex problems, issues and situations. Also provided comparable service to middle management officials based on my technical knowledge and professional understanding of local goals and climate.
  • I have experience analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests for a field office of a Federal organization. I have provided service comparable to such experience to middle management officials based on my technical knowledge and on a professional understanding of local goals and climate.
  • I have experience analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests for a field office of a Federal organization. I have provided service comparable to such experience to the supervisors of my immediate office and closely related units and/or to higher-level budget analysts, primarily by performing the less complex assignments.
  • I have experience comparable to that involved assisting project managers and/or higher-level specialists analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests for a Federal organization. Independently performed routine analytical assignments or supported higher level analysts on more complex assignments, or performed comparable assignments at an equivalent level of work
  • I have experience comparable to that involved assisting project managers and/or higher-level specialists analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests for a Federal organization. Performed the more routine assignments, primarily providing clerical and assistance type work, or performed comparable assignments at an equivalent level of work
  • I have no experience analyzing, evaluating, assessing and providing advice on the execution and reprogramming of budgets to meet program objectives under changing conditions and management requests, but I have worked in organizations where employees have.
8 Choose the statement that best describes your level of involvement in budget formulation activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed budget estimates.
  • I have written narrative justifications of estimates and developed budget estimates.
  • I have analyzed budget estimates prepared by others.
  • I have developed budget estimates and written justifications and have reviewed/analyzed budget estimates as well as narrative justifications prepared by others.
  • None of the above.
9 This position requires verbal and written communication to all levels inside and outside of the organization on complex financial and technical information. Please indicate which of the following types of communication duties have you performed as a regular part of a job by check the appropriate boxes: Answer to this question is required
  • Present high-level briefings to senior officials.
  • Present briefings to other federal agencies.
  • Present briefings to private sector organizations.
  • Negotiate the resolution of complex issues.
  • Persuade others to accept recommendations.
10 What is your project/program experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Primarily research and technology
  • Conceptual development phase
  • Full-scale design phase
  • Build/construction phase
  • Test phase
  • Production phase
  • Full-scale operations
  • Retrofit/upgrade efforts
  • None of the above
11 This position requires the ability to collaborate with others or work as a team member to accomplish work-related activities. Select the best choice that reflects the experience in your resume. 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 collaborate with others or worked as a team member to accomplish work-related activities, without the direct involvement from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised others and/or I have trained others on how to collaborate with others or worked as a team member to accomplish work-related activities.
12 From the choices listed below, please select the one response that reflects your highest level of experience communicating, both written and verbal, technical information to a wide range of audiences including management, regulators, industry stakeholders, and/or the public. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in personally presenting complex technical and program issues to senior management, contractors, other agency representatives, and private sector officials in a variety of settings including meetings, conferences, and symposia and in Congressional proceedings and in developing written material such as correspondence, reports, and position papers to communicate technical and program issues to officials and technical audiences.
  • Experience in communicating technical and program issues to various officials and technical audiences through meetings, conferences, and other group settings and through correspondence, reports, and other written material.
  • Any experience in communicating complex technical and program issues to various audiences personally or through written material such as correspondence, reports, and other papers.
13 Select the statement that best describes your ability to analyze complex issues, identify problems, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • l have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
14 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of training, knowledge and/or experience with risk management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal training, education or experience in risk management.
  • I have formal training or education in Risk Management, and this training or education is clearly reflected in my resume, however, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience participating in a risk management implementation, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume, but I have no formal training in risk management.
  • I have formal training or education in risk management and I have work experience participating in a risk management implementation, and this is clearly reflected in my resume.
  • I have formal training or education in risk management and I have led a team in a risk management implementation, and this is clearly reflected in my resume.
15 This position is responsible for producing a variety of written products and oral presentations. Please indicate which of the following types of written products and oral presentations you have made as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Written recommendations to senior staff and operating officials on changes and improvements that can be made to a program area.
  • Issued papers or summary reports on organizational data that include analysis and recommendations.
  • Written and presented position papers on controversial issues.
  • Written and presented policy statements and guidance.
  • Written and presented procedural guidance.
  • Written and presented report findings on studies.
  • Written and presented guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Extensive experience communicating information orally and in writing to employees.
  • Written and presented strategies, advisory opinions, and recommendations to senior management regarding various issues.
  • Written and presented to internal audiences such as senior management, etc.
  • Written and presented to external audiences such as regulators, etc.
  • None of the above.
16 Please check all of the following that apply to your experience with the budget process. I have: Answer to this question is required
  • Advised program officials concerning obligations, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  • Performed cost-benefit analysis in support of programmatic or budgetary initiatives
  • Used automated databases to prepare data financial summaries for inclusion in analytical budget reports and to track budget obligation and costing.
  • Formulated andjustified a federal budget in accordance with OMB guidelines.
  • Provided information under deadlines and maintained attention to detail under pressure.
  • I have reviewed established budgetary and financial practices and provided expert advice and guidance in establishing and/or improving budget, financial management, and business management controls, systems, and processes.
  • None of the above.
17 Analyze safety basis documentation, procedures, rules, agency orders and standards to determine methods to resolve conflicting or unclear requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have analyzed safety basis documentation, procedures, rules, agency orders and standards to perform my assigned duties.
  • I have analyzed safety basis documentation, procedures, rules, agency orders and standards to determine methods to resolve conflicting or unclear requirements.
  • I have analyzed safety basis documentation, procedures, rules, agency orders and standards to determine methods to resolve conflicting or unclear requirements. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter. I have trained others in my field.
18 Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate issue resolution
  • Interact with individuals to obtain study/analysis data
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to management
  • Plan, host, and conduct meetings
  • Serve on teams to analyze or evaluate technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • Present complex ideas, conclusions, and recommendations persuasively and effectively.
  • None of the above.
19 From the list below, please indicate your experience in reviewing engineering specifications, drawings, and design details to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features are clearly incorporated. Answer to this question is required
  • I have expert knowledge and advanced experience in reviewing engineering specifications, drawings, and design details to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features are clearly incorporated.
  • I have experience in providing technical oversight and operational oversight, advice and professional support on fire protection and safety requirements pertaining to the review of engineering specifications, drawings, and design details to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features are clearly incorporated.
  • I have reviewed engineering specifications, drawings, and design details and made recommendations to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features were clearly incorporated.
  • I have assisted in the review of engineering specifications, drawings, and design details to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features are clearly incorporated.
  • I have knowledge of engineering specifications, drawings, and design details to ensure that appropriate protection programs, requirements, and engineering control features are clearly incorporated.
  • None of the above
20 Select the response that best describes your work experience in applying engineering and project management principles to monitor and evaluate work sequences, costs, schedule performance, and project integration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and analyzed reports on project progress and performance, and I am able to recognize deviations from established plans.
  • I participated in the review of reports and project plans developed by senior engineers.
  • I developed and analyzed data in support of reports and project plans.
  • I have education but no work experience in project management processes and procedures.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
21 Select the best response that describes your experience applying the theories, principles, concepts, and design fundamentals of engineering. Answer to this question is required
  • I have applied the theories, principles, concepts, and design fundamentals of engineering on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have completed formal education or training on the theories, principles, concepts, and design fundamentals of engineering but have not yet performed on the job using engineering theories, principles, concepts and design fundamentals.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
22 Select the best response that describes your experience in providing technical input to presentations for senior managers on a range of technical issues and projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert and regularly advise other team members on this topic.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently, without supervision.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, with direct supervision.
  • I have performed this task on an ad hoc basis or as a trainee in a developmental role.
  • None of the above
23 Which of the following have been regular and recurring job responsibilities which you have successfully performed to address complex issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Dealing calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.)
  • Communicating persuasively and tactfully with functional specialist and managers in the course of supporting the organization and its mission
  • Providing frequent briefings to managers, program officials, and higher level authority on issues relating to financial and budgetary matters
  • Negotiating with high-level management, inside and outside of the organization to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution, using persuasion, consensus, and or other negotiation techniques as required
  • None of the above
24 Select the option that best describes your experience developing technical documents for electrical power systems, such as one-line diagrams, instructions and sketches for draftsmen and construction personnel. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience in this area.
  • I have training or education that required me to perform this task, but I have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, with review by supervisor or senior employee.
25 Work effectively with co-workers, supervisors and higher management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, with only general supervision.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task, and am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
26 Inquire with power customers to gather information on their transmission system equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
27 Do you have experience planning, designing, and commissioning high voltage (69kV or higher) electrical power systems, such as protection, control or communications? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
28 Interpret and apply control, metering or protective relaying policies and practices. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
29 Prepare operation and maintenance program schedules and budget data. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
30 Provide technical oversight in the operation and maintenance of SCADA system hardware and diagnostic software as it pertains to substation protection. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
31 Select the response that most nearly describes your past work experience related to designing and/or commissioning (installing, testing and energizing) protective relay systems for high-voltage (69KV and higher) power system protection. These answers should be supported with information provided in the work experience portion of your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed protective relaying systems for high voltage power systems and have supervised the commissioning of these relays in the substation. My resume describes the types of equipment and names of manufacturers.
  • I have designed protective relaying systems for high voltage power systems and have participated with commissioning these systems in substations. My resume describes the types of equipment and names of manufacturers.
  • I have designed protective relay systems for high voltage power system protection.
  • I have overseen the commissioning of protective relaying systems that were designed by others. My resume describes the types of equipment and names of manufacturers.
  • I have not designed or commissioned protective relaying systems for high voltage power system protection.
32 Apply knowledge of the organizational structure, policies, assignments, and missions and functions of a large, multi-office organization to: (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Consolidate and reconcile organizational comments and concerns into a final management position.
  • Facilitate communications and activities between internal and external offices.
  • Represent the office in meetings and work groups with offices external to the organization.
  • Represent the office in internal meetings and work groups.
  • Identify problems, conflicts, or inefficiencies in policies and operating procedures.
33 This position is responsible for verbal and written communication to all levels within and outside the organization on complex technical information. Please indicate which of the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Worked with key stakeholders in the public and private sector to address complex problems.
  • Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Prepared written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  • Presented recommendations on complex issues to managers for decisions.
  • Collaborated with others or work as a team member to accomplish work-related activities.
  • Served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical programmatic and/or professional issues.
  • Presented, defended and/or negotiated specific mission goals and needs with key stakeholders.
  • Made impromptu presentations to various groups, sometimes with opposing points of view.
  • None of the above.
34 Communicate technical and/or complex information in writing. 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.
35 Prepare and review designs and technical specifications for transmission lines, substations, and related equipment. 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.
36 Select the statement that best describes your experience in managing programs in an electric utility organization. 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.
37 What best describes your experience in utilizing knowledge of the North American Reliability Corporation (NERC) and regional reliability policies and requirements? 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.
38 Interpret and apply national cyber security standards, such as NERC, CIP, and NIST. 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.
39 Lead projects involving complex engineering issues in planning, design, construction, and maintenance of power facilities. 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.
40 Negotiate with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution, using persuasion, consensus, and/or other negotiation techniques as required. 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.
41 Foster and maintain effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or, project team members or others to complete project assignments. Check one response: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had to establish and maintain effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or others to complete work or project assignments.
  • I have fostered and maintained effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or others to complete work or project assignments
  • I have fostered and maintained effective cooperative relationships with information sources and/or project team members or others to complete work or project assignments for which I, or the group of which I was a participating member, received special recognition.
42 I have working knowledge of the following electric utility entities: Answer to this question is required
  • Balancing Authority
  • Transmission Owner/Operator
  • Transmission Service
  • Generation Owner/Operator
  • Interchange Coordinator
  • Reliability Operator
  • Compliance Coordination
  • None of the above
43 Review contract documents to ensure terms and provisions are being followed. 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.
44 Maintain working relationship with internal and external customers. 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.
45 Serve on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative of the organization on contractual, technical, or programmatic issues. 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.
46 Develop and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, managers, or outside customers. 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.
47 Apply knowledge of the electric utility industry or marketing of electrical power. 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.
48 Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints. 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.
49 Analyze multiple contracts and historical records together to develop conclusions in relation to impacts on an organization and associated policies. 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.
50 Develop new contract language to implement policy changes or changes resulting from customer contract negotiations. 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.
51 Research and gather information from a variety of technical or regulatory materials to make recommendations. 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.
52 Make analytical, persuasive, and concise written reports and oral presentations of technical and administrative information to all levels of management; and secure cooperation and assist others in arriving at solutions to technical, planning, and administrative problems. 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.
53 Ability to communicate both orally and in writing, and interact successfully with others at all organizational levels, both internal and external. 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.
54 Make effective oral presentations to individuals and groups. 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.
55 Select the one choice below that best describes your background related to working in or with the electric utility industry. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not yet worked with or in the electric utility industry.
  • I have very limited or brief experience in working with the electric utility industry.
  • I have worked in or with the electric utility industry and have some familiarity with the issues and concerns that affect it.
  • I have experience that has made me well-informed on the issues and concerns that affect the electric utility industry.
56 From the responses below, select the one that best describes your level of knowledge and hands-on experience implementing reliability and CIP compliance standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not yet had education, training or experience in implementing reliability and CIP compliance standards.
  • I have performed work that involved applying my basic knowledge and understanding of implementing reliability and CIP compliance standards.
  • I have performed work in which I applied thorough knowledge and understanding of implementing reliability and CIP compliance standards.
  • I possess expert knowledge of implementing reliability and CIP compliance standards and have applied this knowledge to perform complex technical work that involved implementing these standards to carry out the work.
57 Monitor maintenance activities to ensure compliance with established NERC/WECC reliability compliance requirements and mitigation measures. 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.
58 Provide technical direction and guidance to staff. 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.
59 Ensure compliance with North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Western Electricity Coordinating Council (WECC) reliability and CIP standards as they relate to operations, maintenance, or IT activities in the electric utility industry. 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.
60 Select the responses that best describe your experience directing the work of employees performing planning and budget formulation and execution duties. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members as a supervisor.
  • Identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels as a supervisor.
  • Led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals related to budget efficiency.
  • Devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures as a supervisor.
  • Provided advice as a supervisor on work methods, practices, and procedures to technical/professional staff.
  • Established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  • Taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct in a supervisory position.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences, or problems among colleagues, team members, etc.
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a completed project or program goal.
  • None of the above
61 Select the response that best describes your knowledge and understanding of NERC standards, and the requirements for their adherence as it applies to the maintenance and operation of an electric power transmission system. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the working knowledge and understanding of the NERC standards as it applies to the maintenance and operation of an electric power transmission system to be considered or am a subject matter expert. I am normally the person who is consulted by other employees or management officials to assist them in performance of NERC related tasks because of my expertise.
  • I have a working knowledge and understanding of the NERC standards. I independently perform work as a regular part of my job, related to their adherence without review by a supervisor or management official.
  • I have knowledge and understanding of the NERC standards and the requirements for adherence to them, but have not applied this knowledge and understanding to my job.
  • I do not have the education, training, or experience to perform this task.