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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: 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. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience or education as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes how you meet the individual occupational requirements of this engineering position: Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.
  • Combination of education and experience – 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. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  • Combination of education and experience – 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.
  • 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. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above.
  • 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.
  • None of the above
3 Do you have significant, expert-level knowledge and experience in applying nuclear safety or radiological controls concepts, principles, and practices to the conduct of inspections or formal assessments of nuclear safety or radiological protection program performance? [Expert level is defined as a comprehensive, detailed knowledge of the subject or process based on education, training, and/or professional experience sufficient to provide advice in the absence of procedural guidance.] Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with the evaluation or operation of a nuclear facility (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • As an investigation/evaluation team member, I have conducted at least one comprehensive facility-safety-basis evaluation whose scope focused on compliance with regulatory- or procedurally-based requirements at a facility that contained (or is projected to contain) significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • As an investigation/evaluation team member, I have conducted at least one comprehensive radiological protection program evaluation whose scope focused on program compliance with regulatory- or procedurally-based requirements at a facility that contained (or is projected to contain) significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • I have served as a staff member within an organization responsible for the actual operation of an active facility (i.e., not in a deactivated or decommissioned status) that contained or handled significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • I have served as a staff member within a quality assurance group at a facility that contained or handled significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • None of the above.
5 Select the ONE statement that best describes your experience in authoring written reports that assimilate and convey technical material: Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored and edited written reports that draw conclusions based on data analysis; little or no technical editing was typically required.
  • I have developed rough input for written reports that draw conclusions based on data analysis; these drafts were then provided to a technical editor to produce the final report.
  • My job responsibilities have not typically required that I develop detailed written reports.
6 Select the functional area(s) below for which you consider yourself having significant work experience (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Nuclear safety
  • Radiation Protection
  • Design/analysis associated with nuclear facility safety structures, systems, or components
  • Safety system configuration management
  • Surveillance testing of nuclear facility safety structures, systems, or components
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Accident Investigation
  • Oversight and conduct of assessments
  • None of the above
7 Select the nuclear safety program element(s) below for which you have had experience in development or implementation (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), Safety Analysis Report (SAR), or other Authorization Basis (AB) documents
  • Safety Evaluation Report
  • Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process
  • Technical Safety Requirements (TSR's) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Specifications
  • None of the above
8 Select the nuclear safety program element(s) below for which you have had experience in evaluation. (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), Safety Analysis Report (SAR), or other Authorization Basis (AB) documents
  • Safety Evaluation Report
  • Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process
  • Technical Safety Requirements (TSRs) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Specifications
  • None of the above
9 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. 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
  • Negotiate policy implementation
  • Mediate or facilitate problem resolution
  • Brief managers on organizational issues or similar topics
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to top management
  • Interview individuals to obtain study data
  • Facilitate coordination of efforts between organizational entities
  • Independently plan, and manage a multidisciplinary review team
  • Act as management representative
  • Serve on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • None of the above
10 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

Grade: 15

1 GS-15 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes how you meet the individual occupational requirements of this engineering position: Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: 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 the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (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.
  • Combination of education and experience – 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. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions.
  • Combination of education and experience – 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.
  • 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. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described above.
  • 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.
  • None of the above
3 Do you have significant, expert-level knowledge and experience in applying nuclear safety or radiological controls concepts, principles, and practices to the conduct of inspections or formal assessments of nuclear safety or radiological protection program performance? [Expert level is defined as a comprehensive, detailed knowledge of the subject or process based on education, training, and/or professional experience sufficient to provide advice in the absence of procedural guidance.] Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have experience leading multidisciplinary professional teams in conducting, and documenting evaluations of nuclear safety or radiological control programs at nuclear facilities, including compliance with established requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have significant experience in the development or implementation of safety standards, requirements and regulations applicable to the design, construction, quality assurance, operations and decommissioning of nuclear facilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with the evaluation or operation of a nuclear facility (check all that apply):

Answer to this question is required
  • As an investigation/evaluation team leader or team member, I have conducted at least three comprehensive facility-safety-basis evaluations whose scope focused on compliance with regulatory- or procedurally-based requirements at a facility that contained (or is projected to contain) significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • As an investigation/evaluation team leader or team member, I have conducted at least three comprehensive radiological protection program evaluations whose scope focused on program compliance with regulatory- or procedurally-based requirements at a facility that contained (or is projected to contain) significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • I have served as a manager of or senior staff member within an organization responsible for the actual operation of an active facility (i.e., not in a deactivated or decommissioned status) that contained or handled significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • I have served as a manager of or senior staff member within a quality assurance group at a facility that contained or handled significant quantities of nuclear materials.
  • None of the above
7 Select the ONE statement that best describes your experience in authoring written reports that assimilate and convey technical material: Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored and edited written reports that draw conclusions based on data analysis; little or no technical editing was typically required.
  • I have developed rough input for written reports that draw conclusions based on data analysis; these drafts were then provided to a technical editor to produce the final report.
  • My job responsibilities have not typically required that I develop detailed written reports.
8 Select the nuclear safety program element(s) below for which you have had experience in development or implementation (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Documented Safety Analysis (DSA), Safety Analysis Report (SAR), or other Authorization Basis (AB) documents
  • Safety Evaluation Report
  • Unreviewed Safety Question (USQ) process
  • Technical Safety Requirements (TSR's) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission Technical Specifications
  • None of the above
9 Select the functional area(s) below for which you consider yourself having significant work experience (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Nuclear safety
  • Radiation Protection
  • Design/analysis associated with nuclear facility safety structures, systems, or components
  • Safety system configuration management
  • Surveillance testing of nuclear facility safety structures, systems, or components
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Accident Investigation
  • Oversight and conduct of assessments
  • None of the above
10 This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. 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
  • Negotiate policy implementation
  • Mediate or facilitate problem resolution
  • Brief managers on organizational issues or similar topics
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to top management
  • Interview individuals to obtain study data
  • Facilitate coordination of efforts between organizational entities
  • Independently plan, and manage a multidisciplinary review team
  • Act as management representative
  • Serve on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • None of the above
11 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

Grade: All Grades

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