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Grade: 14

1 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the following: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
2 GS-14 - 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-13 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.
3 Indicate which of the following activities you have performed on a regular and recurring basis in scientific research activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Established scientific focus and direction for a scientific research program in separations science and chemical analysis science.
  • Developed, coordinated and organized funding allocations for assigned programs.
  • Developed and prepared analytical documents in order to communicate with an organizations management and higher level government officials regarding the status of programmatic phases, new developments and opportunities in separations science and chemical analysis science.
  • Established research goals and objectives for research in separations science and chemical analysis science.
  • Served as an organizations recognized scientific authority and expert in separations science and chemical analysis science.
  • No experience as described above.
4 From the list below, please indicate all areas in which you possess knowledge and experience in program management for a scientific organization. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare calls for proposals.
  • Organize independent peer reviews.
  • Recommend funding allocations.
  • Organize Principal Investigator meetings.
  • Serve as a liaison on committees.
  • Monitor scientific progress of the program.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 15

1 To qualify for PROFESSIONAL SCIENTIST positions in the Federal government, you must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a physical scientist position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have earned a Bachelor`s degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering sciences such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to one of the majors listed in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus at least one year of professional physical science experience acquired under professional physical science supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.
2 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.
3 This position is responsible for establishing program goals and objectives, and examining and ascertaining the atmospheric science research needs of the wind energy resource characterization program. Indicate which of the following activities you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Established goals and objectives for a research facility or research program.
  • Reviewed and evaluated research sites to determine their capability to meet research requirements.
  • Provided oversight of research programs that involved multiple investigators and multiple projects.
  • Reviewed and evaluated instrumental needs at research sites.
  • Managed a research group comprised of technical experts from a variety of scientific and engineering disciplines.
  • Evaluated research instrumentation needed for fundamental scientific research.
  • None of the above.
4 Please indicate which of the following activities you have performed on a regular and recurring basis in scientific research activities. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Established goals and objectives for scientific nuclear physics facility or research program
  • Reviewed and evaluated facilitysites or programs to determine their capability to meet research requirements.
  • Established goals and objectives for a large research project in the physical sciences.
  • Served as the organization's representative to national committees, interagency work groups, multi-university consortium, and/or similar work groups or committees.
  • Provided oversight of program or projects that involved multiple investigators
  • Provided oversight of program or project that involved multiple domestic institutions.
  • Provided oversight of program or project that involved
  • Served on committees overseeing, directing, or advising on activities at universities, national laboratories, and/or other research facilities and institutions.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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 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 1000 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4

Do you have experience developing, managing, monitoring, and evaluating atmospheric science R&D programs?  

Your answer must be substantiated in your resume.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 This position briefs, defends and advocates positions, and conducts negotiations to resolve highly complex or controversial scientific and technical issues with a variety of high level management and science officials. Select all levels that apply for management and/or science officials with whom you have, or had, regular interpersonal contact. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior agency or departmental program managers or management officials.
  • High-ranking officials at national laboratories.
  • Senior officials at universities.
  • Key management officials.
  • Research scientists at Federal agencies, universities, or laboratories.
  • High-ranking officials at private research institutions or industrial laboratories.
  • Management officials or researchers at foreign research institutions.
  • Scientists or administrative officials on national level committees and workgroups or equivalent.
  • Scientific advisory committees.
  • None of the above.
6 This position briefs, defends and advocates positions, and conducts negotiations to resolve highly complex or controversial scientific and technical issues with a variety of high level management and science officials. Select all levels that apply for management and/or science officials with whom you have, or had, regular interpersonal contact. Answer to this question is required
  • Departmental program managers or management officials.
  • High-ranking officials at national laboratories.
  • Senior officials at universities.
  • Key management officials of federal agencies
  • Research scientists of federal agencies, universities, or laboratories.
  • High-ranking officials at private research institutions or industrial laboratories.
  • Management officials or researchers at foreign research institutions.
  • Scientists or administrative officials on national level committees and work groups or equivalent.
  • Scientific advisory committees.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the response(s) that describe your involvement in budgeting for scientific research. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Developed budget requests and related supporting documentation for a program or project.
  • Defined budget requirements for parts of a project or program.
  • Presented and defended budget justifications to high level officials within the organization.
  • Presented and defended budget to high level officials outside of the organization.
  • Worked with changing budget needs within the program or project.
  • Monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures for assigned scientific programs and projects.
  • None of the above.
8 This position requires knowledge of the concepts, principles, and theories of technical and scientific disciplines.  From the list below, please indicate each area in which you have experience, knowledge and/or expertise. Answer to this question is required
  • Physical Sciences
  • Atmospheric chemistry
  • Aerosol physics
  • Cloud physics
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Atmospheric transport
  • Atmospheric observing systems
  • None of the above
9 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
10 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
11 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