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Vacancy Details

Grade: 15

1 You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for professional engineer positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  • Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering where the completed professional engineering curriculum was from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  • Bachelor's degree in professional engineering where the completed curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics; strength of materials; fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials; and any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration as administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the specified courses as listed above.
  • Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), PLUS at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering 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 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.
  • I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.

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 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

I have directed research and planning in a regular and recurring basis in the following areas: (Choices):

Answer to this question is required
  • Advanced gasification systems including gas cleaning
  • Advanced combustion systems. Emissions and effluents control systems including carbon capture and regeneration.
  • Advanced Ultra Supercritical Steam and other novel transformative power cycles.
  • Novel bottoming cycles / Supercritical carbon dioxide fluids
  • None of the above.
4

Select the choice that best describes your experience, supported by your resume, in performing engineering analysis of power systems performance parameters including efficiency, environmental performance, and economics related to coal power generation technologies. (Choices):

Answer to this question is required
  • I perform or have performed this task as a part of my job on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have not performed this task related to advanced power systems, but have performed this task in other areas of coal power generation technologies.
  • I have performed this task in other areas not relating to advanced power systems or coal power generation technologies
  • I do not have experience in performing this task.
5 Select the choice that best describes your experience, supported by your resume, in reviewing technical work in research, development, design, operational analysis, evaluation, and improvement of processes, subsystems and systems associated with fossil-fueled electric power generation, methods and products, including the generation, reuse, and disposal of coal-combustion by-products. (Choices): Answer to this question is required
  • I perform this task as a part of my job on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have performed some, but not all of these tasks, related to fossil-fueled electric power generation.
  • I have performed this task in similar areas of heavy industry, but not related to fossil-fueled electric power generation
  • I do not have experience in performing this task.
6

Do you have experience developing projects, plant design, construction, plant technology development, or pilot plant operations for super-critical coal-fired power plants, and/or coal-based gasification plants, novel and new bottoming cycles?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

This position is responsible for preparing, justifying, and supporting budgets for a complex research, development and demonstration program. Select the budget activities you have performed on a regular and recurring basis that are supported by your resume. (Choices):

Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared budget requests and related supporting documents.
  • Presented and defended annual budget justifications before high level officials within and outside the organization
  • Monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures for assigned engineering or scientific programs and projects.
  • Responded to adjustments in program budget.
  • None of the above.
8

Do you have experience, supported in your resume, leading research, development, and demonstration activities on a regular and recurring basis related to advanced power systems such as: advanced combustion, gasification, advanced ultra-supercritical steam and other novel Transformative Power Cycles or other related technology areas?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

Do you have experience supported by your resume in presenting complex ideas, conclusions and recommendations persuasively, both in writing and verbally?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10

This position requires ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Select the choice(s) that describes your experience, supported by your resume.

Answer to this question is required
  • Technical writing showing authoritative judgments on concepts and proposals
  • Verbal communication to various audiences
  • Creation and presentation of technical briefings
  • Conduct of seminars
  • Representing an organization at scientific and technical meetings and symposia
  • Evaluating technical reports prepared by other professionals
  • None of the above