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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 - Choose one answer from below that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-09 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I have three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the second year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-11 Choose the one answer that best describes your education or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education with a major study in computer science, engineering, information science, information systems management, mathematics, operations research, statistics, or technology management.
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level. Examples include accomplishments of assignments related to those described in the specialty below.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and/or you must meet the required educational requirements for GS-12. Answer to this question is required
  • GS-12 I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet or exceed the one year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 Review and explain electric service contract documents, provisions, and policies to 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.
3 Apply electric utility policies and practices to power marketing contract development and administration or policies and practices of a similar nature applied to contract development and administration. 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 Communicate with a variety of individuals which involves explaining contract documents, procedures, regulations, and processes. 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.
5 Present issues orally at customer meetings or management briefings. 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 Research contract files and correspondence to respond to customer requests or initiate new contract documents. 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 Describe your experience analyzing writing, or developing technical, legal or contractual documents in the electric power 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.
8 Facilitate information exchange on a variety of issues and cross-functional responsibilities. 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 Which of the following types of assistance agreements do you have experience? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Grants
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Interagency Agreements
  • None of the above.
10 Review and apply provisions of power contracts, scheduling and/or power accounting procedures to ensure contract terms are carried out in accordance with applicable Federal and public laws. 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 Please select the response that describes your experience working collaboratively in a team setting with external customers and internal team members to complete project assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in work groups or served as a program representative and participated in discussions with various personnel to plan, coordinate, or consult on work effort; clarify and exchange information; and to resolve specific business problems by providing guidance and facts.
  • I have communicated with managers, staff members, and customers to acquire, clarify, or exchange facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • I have communicated with other staff members and customers to collect data.
  • None of the above.
12 Experience regarding energy contracts and how they apply to the purchase and sale of electrical energy Answer to this question is required
  • I have 3 plus years’ experience as an expert and routinely sought out by my peers for my expertise.
  • I have 3 plus years’ experience performing these tasks independently without supervision.
  • I have 1 to 3 years’ experience performing these tasks with minimal supervision.
  • I have some experience or knowledge in performing these tasks, but require further training.
  • I have no experience performing these tasks.

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 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.
  • Yes
  • No
3 This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    4.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 Select the answer(s) that best describe(s) your experience in writing (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing technical letters, reports, and other written materials.
  • Preparing non-technical letters, reports, memos, and routine office memorandums.
  • Contracts and Agreements
  • Responding to customers
  • None of the above.
6 Review, write, and coordinate contracts, agreements, and amendments that impact the operation of power facilities or transmission 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.
7

How do you describe your writing skills?

Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely prepare letters, memorandums, and documents which require moderate supervisory editing.
  • I routinely prepare letters, memorandums, and documents using a template.
  • I have not been in the workforce previously but have taken writing courses in a college setting which prepared me for writing tasks.
  • I have no experience drafting letters and documents.
8 Select the following statement(s) that describe your experience in written communications. Answer to this question is required
  • Compose documents or correspondence involving complex or technical information.
  • Proofread or edit complex or technical writing of others.
  • Compose documents or correspondence involving non-technical information.
  • Proofread or edit brief, non-technical writing of others.
  • Write summaries of recommendations discussed during meetings for documentation purposes.
  • Compose letters in response to requests for information.
  • None of the above.