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Vacancy Details

Grade: 09

1 GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or at least two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first year of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 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 Select the responses where you have applied knowledge of project management to assist with evaluation and integration of technology projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in evaluating program deficiencies.
  • I have assisted in writing options and recommendations for improvement.
  • I have participated in presentations to senior managers.
  • I have assisted in the development of new program policies and guidelines.
  • None of the above
4 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.

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2

Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying the disciplines of operations research to scientifically examine program objectives.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
3

Select the statement that best describes your experience in participating in the design and conduct of complex analysis.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12 - 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-11 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

Select the statement that best describes your experience in advising on the design and conduct of complex analysis

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
3

Select the statement that best describes your experience in making recommendations to meet program objectives based on the results of the research.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
4

From the list below, please select the statement that best describe your experience in conceptualizing and developing projects, including the project proposal and design.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
5 Select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience interpreting the study results and making recommendations based on study findings. 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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13 - 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-12 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

Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying the disciplines of operations research to scientifically examine program objectives.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
3

Select the statement that best describes your experience in constructing analytical models to investigate the study/project research objectives.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
4

Select the statement that best describes your experience in using data sets to support studies and analysis, determining the validity of the data and the impact it will have on study results.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
5

Select the statement that best describes your experience in verifying and validating study results from models and data used to support an analysis.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.
6

Select the statement that best describes your experience in providing technical advice in operations research subject matter area to others.

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 how to perform this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them in doing this task because of my expertise.

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, and survey activities. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical inference
  • Regression analysis
  • Disclosure avoidance techniques
  • Imputation
  • Time series analysis (including Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models)
  • Internet data collection
  • Frames definition and maintenance
  • Sample design
  • Data editing
  • Quality control and assurance
  • None of the above
4 Select all the modeling, forecasting, and/or analysis techniques and methodologies that you use on a regular or recurring basis. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Linear Programming
  • Nonlinear Programming, i.e., quadratic, integer, or dynamic programming
  • PERT, CPM, or Network Analysis
  • Monte Carlo Methodologies
  • Regression Analysis
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Queuing Theory
  • Game Theory
  • None of the above.
5 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
6 Are you applying under a special or direct hiring authority? If the answer is yes, you must submit documents that support your eligibility. For detailed information on how to submit supplemental documentation, please see the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 I understand that if I am applying for multiple announcements, I must submit a separate copy of my supplemental documentation for each announcement under which I am requesting consideration. My failure to submit separate copies will result in my materials being applied only to the first announcement I have applied under. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 I understand that supplemental documentation is required with my application because of the Positive Education Requirement for this position. I further understand that my application will not be considered if my supplemental documentation (applicable college transcript) is not submitted by the closing date of this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 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
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