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1 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
2 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 GS-14 - Choose the one answer that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one full year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement that is equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the requirements listed above.
4 Do you have experience employing economic, statistical and/or operations research principles, techniques and practices in work assignments? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have demonstrated experience planning, leading and/or conducting analytical studies of economic and financial issues relating to the energy industry? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Check the experience you have in compiling, organizing and analyzing economic or statistical data, and identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the energy 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 work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data not pertaining to energy.
  • I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy.
  • I have participated in the planning and organizing of projects to compile, organize, and analyze economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data in the energy industry.
  • I have led projects compiling, organizing, and analyzing economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relations in the data in the energy industry.
7 Select your experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Initiating project or program
  • Designing project or program
  • Collecting and cleaning data
  • Exploring and visualizing data for analysis
  • Applying appropriate analytical and/or statistical methods
  • Testing and validating results
  • Drawing and explaining conclusions
  • None of the above
8 Check each response that applies to your statistical, economical, and/or operations research analysis job experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Written technical documentation or survey instructions.
  • Written technical or professional reports.
  • Presented research findings on technical topics to a professional or industry organization.
  • Presented analytic recommendations or findings to senior management, i.e., Senior Vice Presidents or above, SES, Presidential Appointees, etc.
  • Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities.
  • Utilized software for data visualization.
  • Written reports, produced visual presentations, or created web pages that included data tables or technical charts.
  • Prepared briefing materials; questions and answers; memorandums; responses to senior management, equivalent to Congressional and Executive Branch inquiries.
  • None of the above.
9 Please select the response that describes your experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with information sources and/or project team members or others to complete project assignments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led work groups or 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 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 senior level 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.
10 Do you have leadership and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to work with others to define and manage projects, develop strategies, accomplish goals, and monitor programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Team Projects:  Check all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on a team project assigned as part of coursework or academic studies.
  • I have worked on teams to complete assignments in work positions I have held.
  • I have worked on a team project that received special recognition, such as academic awards, publications in a professional, academic or technical journal, or a presentation before a professional, academic or technical society.
  • I have served as the team leader for a project.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience analyzing, and recommending solutions to very complex or sensitive problems related to energy or other scientific/technical work/project issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Select the item below that best describes your experience in survey management including collecting data and information from multiple offices and in making a policy or operational recommendations based on your analysis and presentation of the collected data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have expert knowledge in this area and have performed and/or led others in preforming related tasks. Due to my expertise, I am frequently consulted by others or have trained others in this area.
  • I have extensive knowledge in this area and independently perform related tasks, usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have knowledge in this area and regularly perform related tasks under this the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in this area, but have not applied the knowledge on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in this area.
14 What is your level of experience managing projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Within the last five years, I functioned as project manager for at least one year for highly complex(across department, across agency, across company/involving subcontractors) project with a team size of at least 5 practitioners.
  • Within the last five years, I functioned as project manager for at least six months for a moderately complex (single department, agency, company) project with a team size of at least 5 practitioners.
  • Within the last five years, I functioned as project manager for at least three months for a moderately simple (single department, agency, company) project with a team size of at least 5 practitioners.
  • I have not functioned as a project manager in the last five years.
15 From the following list, select the techniques that you have used to conduct research, analyses, or survey activities. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical inference
  • Regression analysis
  • Disclosure avoidance techniques
  • Imputation
  • Survey Sampling
  • Time series analysis including Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models
  • Cognitive methods in survey or forms design
  • Internet data collection
  • Table production software to create data tables
  • Frames definition and maintenance
  • Sample design
  • Data editing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • None of the above
16 From the following list, select the techniques that you have used to conduct research, analyses, or survey activities. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical research methods, such as the use of statistical methods to quantify the degree of variance in a data set.
  • Econometric modeling and analysis, such as regression analysis.
  • Other methods for modeling economic systems in the energy markets.
  • Data visualization
  • Methods related to survey research, such development of statistically valid samples and survey frames.
  • Analysis of time series or cross-sectional data.
  • None of the above.
17 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
  • Mediate or facilitate problem resolution
  • Brief managers on organizational issues or similar topics
  • Defend recommendations on controversial issues to top management
  • Facilitate coordination of efforts between organizational entities
  • Independently plan, host and conduct meetings
  • Act as management representative
  • Serve on panels, committees, or task forces on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • Interview individuals to obtain study data
  • Regularly consulted by others on technical, programmatic, and/or professional issues
  • None of the above
18 Select all the computer software you use on a regular and recurring basis.  Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • General purpose personal computer software, e.g., Microsoft Office (full suite) or equivalent.
  • Specialized personal computer-based statistical and econometric software, e.g., R, Statistical Analysis System (SAS), statistical software packages (SPSS).
  • Mathematical programming software such as GAMS, AIMMS, AMPL, MPL, OML, or equivalent.
  • Other database software, e.g., Oracle, SQL, Server, Access.
  • Internet software such as HTML, Java Serve Pages (JSO), ASP, etc.
  • Use of structured programming languages, e.g., Python, C, C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, Pascal, or equivalent.
  • Third-party and/or open source software languages and tools.
  • None of the above.
19 Select your response that best describes your experience with developing next generation models and/or advanced economic or operations research analysis techniques. 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.
20 Select the response that best describes your experience evaluating new data technologies and/or computer architecture on current systems to recommend process improvements in the design, development, and integration of complex modeling systems. 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.
21 I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required (i.e., college transcripts, certification documents, veterans preference documents if applicable). I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received by the Human Resources Office by the closing date of this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 I understand that I should print and retain a copy of my resume and all responses submitted for consideration under this Announcement. I understand that discrepancies between information submitted electronically and that received by the HR Office will not be acknowledged if I have not retained an electronic verification of information submitted. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 I understand that I must click on the "Submit Application" button located at the end of the review of my answers and resume to complete the application process. I understand that I will receive a confirmation page that I should print for my records. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 14

1

You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Economist positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an Economist position.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  • I have a combination of education and experience. I have completed courses equivalent to a major in economics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Examples of qualifying experience include: individual economic research assignments requiring planning, information assembly, analysis and evaluation, conclusions and report preparation; supervisory or project coordination assignments involving a staff of professional economists, and requiring the evaluation and interpretation of economic information; or teaching assignments in a college or university that included both class instruction in economics subjects and one of the following (1) personal research that produced evidence of results, (2) direction of graduate theses in economics, or (3) service as a consultant or advisor on technical economics problems.
  • I do not meet any of the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Economist positions in the federal government.
2 In order to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Operations Research Series (1515) you must meet one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: in operations research.
  • At least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
  • None of the above
3 In order to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the Statistics Series (1530) you must meet one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • A. Degree: that included 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, provided at least 6 semester hours were in statistics), and 9 additional semester hours in one or more of the following: physical or biological sciences, medicine, education, or engineering; or in the social sciences including demography, history, economics, social welfare, geography, international relations, social or cultural anthropology, health sociology, political science, public administration, psychology, etc. Credit toward meeting statistical course requirements should be given for courses in which 50 percent of the course content appears to be statistical methods, e.g., courses that included studies in research methods in psychology or economics such as tests and measurements or business cycles, or courses in methods of processing mass statistical data such as tabulating methods or electronic data processing.
  • B. Combination of education and experience -- courses as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. The experience should have included a full range of professional statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.
  • None of the above