Skip to main content

Grade: All Grades

WARNING! USAJOBS ONLINE positions close at midnight Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of the vacancy announcement. After midnight ET, jobs that have closed will not be available for review or application.
REMINDER! Your resume must be established in your account to verify experience claimed in your responses to the questions. To be considered, you must ensure that your resume is submitted before the vacancy announcement closes.
WARNING! Your answers will be verified against information provided in your on-line resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all the questions by addressing experience and education relevant to this position. If you exaggerate or falsify your experience and/or education, you may be removed from employment consideration. You should make a fair and accurate assessment of your qualifications.
1 I have read this Vacancy Announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered if my supplemental documentation is not received in the Servicing Personnel Office by the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 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 AND that I should print this confirmation page. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Thank you for using the DOE Jobs Online system and for your interest in employment with the Department of Energy!

Grade: 05

1 You must meet the basic requirement for professional engineering positions. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background. NOTE: If you are qualifying on the basis of a combination of education and experience, both must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree includes courses that involve analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses provide the skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of an engineer. Answer to this question is required
  • Professional engineering degree received from a school of engineering with at least 1 curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering & Technology as professional engineering curriculum.
  • Professional engineering degree & have completed courses that included differential & integral calculus & courses (beyond first-year physics/chemistry) in at least 5 of the following 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 & circuits; F-nature & properties of materials & G-other comparable areas of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • Currently registered as a professional engineer in one of the states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  • Successfully passed an Engineer-in-Training examination, or the written test required for professional registration, as administered by a Board of Engineering Examiners in one of the states in the U.S., the District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  • I possess a combination of college level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished 1-a thorough knowledge of the physical & mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering; and 2-a good understanding, both theoretical & practical, of the engineering sciences & techniques & their applications to one of the branches of engineering. I possess a combination of college level education, training, and/or technical experience. I have completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, & engineering sciences & in engineering. I have completed courses as listed in Item 2 above. These courses are fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum accredited by ABET. In addition, I possess progressively responsible work experience that demonstrates that I possess the knowledge, skills & abilities required to perform work as an engineer.
  • I have 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. In addition, I have at least one year of professional engineering experience that was acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. I understand that I must provide documentation to support this claim. This may be evidenced by an established plan of training to develop professional engineering competence or several years of professional engineering-type experience.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 You must meet the basic requirement for physical scientist positions. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background. NOTE: If you are qualifying on the basis of a combination of education and experience, both must be sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree includes courses that involve analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses provide the skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of a physical scientist. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a 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 possess a combination of education and experience – education equivalent to one of the majors listed above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, and appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet either of the above.
3 EN-V: To meet the qualifications requirements for EN-V level (above GS-15 level) select the option that best describes your background and experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the EN-04 pay band level or the GS-15 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described in the vacancy announcement
4 Select the choice that best describes your experience as a program manager with authority to coordinate and integrate numerous important programs, projects, and functions involving highly complex administrative, technical, and managerial work for nuclear weapon activities. The statement you select must be supported by your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge and experience applying nuclear weapon program management principles sufficient to manage complex and diverse programs from the planning and design stage to implementation. Develops long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones and evaluates the effectiveness of nuclear weapon programs conducted within a small agency, or a regional structure of equivalent scope.
  • I have knowledge and experience applying nuclear weapon program management principles sufficient to manage moderately complex programs or projects. Develop long-range program plans, goals, objectives, and milestones and evaluate the effectiveness of nuclear weapon programs for subordinate organizations of moderate size.
  • I have knowledge and experience applying project/program management principles sufficient to manage nuclear weapon programs or projects. Develops short-term program plans, goals, objectives and milestones and evaluates the effectiveness of programs for an organization.
  • I have knowledge and experience applying project management principles sufficient to manage nuclear weapon projects.
  • I have no experience or very limited experience
5 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Please indicate in which of the following areas you have had experience in the Stockpile Stewardship Program activities or comparable national security activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Nuclear Weapon Production
  • Nuclear Weapon Surveillance
  • Nuclear Weapon Safety
  • Nuclear Weapon Use Control
  • Nuclear Weapon Quality
  • Technology Development
  • Technology Integration
  • Infrastructure/Facilities
  • Strategic materials management
  • None of the above
7 This position requires leadership skills and knowledge and ability to be an effective supervisor. Please check all that apply: Answer to this question is required
  • I have lead a cross organizational team.
  • I have prior experience as a Team Leader or Supervisor.
  • I have been recognized for resolving first-of-a-kind or unique technical problems.
  • I have written complex position papers to persuade others to accept a particular point of view.
  • I have reengineered processes, managed, coached, and/or mentored staff to achieve measurable results.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following statements best describes your experience in Program planning, integration and performance? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared program and strategic plans
  • Prepared research needs assessments
  • Prepared issue papers
  • Prepared responses to congressional and OMB inquiries
  • Prepared written guidance or instructions for program or project implementation
  • Prepared and presented briefing materials and talking points
  • Participated on internal or external task forces or working groups, representing the organization at meetings, conferences, seminars and other public forums
  • None of the choices above describe my experience
9 Select the ONE response below that best describes your knowledge and experience of nuclear operations at diverse sites (i.e., production/manufacturing, scientific and research, and nuclear facilities). Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience applying multiple engineering and or physical science disciplines, principles and techniques of nuclear operations at diverse sites.
  • I have experience applying multiple engineering and or physical science disciplines, principles of nuclear operations at diverse sites.
  • I have limited experience applying multiple engineering and or physical science disciplines, principles and techniques of nuclear operations at diverse sites.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience applying multiple engineering and or physical science disciplines, principles and techniques of nuclear operations at diverse sites.
10 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Knowledge of the principles, techniques, and methods of business management in order to provide oversight to multi-disciplined business functions. (Please check only ONE of the following responses that best describes your knowledge and experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing organizational goals, operating plans, milestones, and performance measurements that resulted in successful accomplishment of the mission of multiple business functions for subordinate units.
  • I have experience applying principles, techniques of business and/or program management which requires research and review of policies, guidelines and processes in various business functions that resulted in the successful accomplishment of the business management mission.
  • I have experience applying techniques and developing and interpreting laws, rules, regulations, directives and orders of business and/or project management which requires planning and execution of a business function.
  • I have no related experience.
12 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
13 Which of the following have you performed as a regular and recurring part of your job in support of a major project or program? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluated program and project status and identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Recommended modifications and improvements to senior management.
  • Integrated programmatic roles and responsibilities.
  • Identified problems and implemented solutions to those problems.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the tasks below that best describe your experience in the development and implementation of program strategies, objectives, operational plans and long and short term goals. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted strategic planning activities and recommended operational actions.
  • I have identified program objectives and implemented short-term goals.
  • I have identified program objectives and implemented long-term goals.
  • I have developed and implemented metrics and measures to improve program performance.
  • I have no experience participating in strategic planning activities or implementing program objectives or goals.
15 Please identify which of the following describes your ability to supervise and/or manage nuclear research and development programs or projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, organized, and directed program or project efforts to include planning budgets and execution by subordinates, setting and adjusting short-term priorities, and preparing schedules for the completion of work
  • I have assigned work and resources to individual team or staff members based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have evaluated work performance and held subordinates accountable for results.
  • I have found ways to improve productivity or increase the quality of the work directed for the funding authority granted.
  • I have provided technical and programmatic leadership and expert authoritative advice, program management and guidance to develop advanced sensor technologies for use in national security programs
  • I have formulated, developed and implemented policies, budgets, plans, positions and operational procedures relating to technology issues or programs concerning treaty verification and nonproliferation.
  • I have overseen others in research and development, instrumentation, technology development and analyses, and training, including budget execution, performance and quality of work.
  • None of the above
16 Check the ONE block below that best describes your experience in applying and interpreting the federal budgetary process (planning, programming, budgeting, evaluation system) methods of controlling funds, procurement processes and procedures, and contractual terms and conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no training or experience in applying and interpreting the federal budgetary process (planning, programming, budgeting, evaluation system) methods of controlling funds, procurement processes and procedures, and contractual terms and conditions.
  • I have had limited experience or on the job training in applying and interpreting the federal budgetary process (planning, programming, budgeting, evaluation system) methods of controlling funds, procurement processes and procedures, and contractual terms and conditions.
  • I have assisted higher level analyst/specialist in applying and interpreting the federal budgetary process (planning, programming, budgeting, evaluation system) methods of controlling funds, procurement processes and procedures, and contractual terms and conditions.
  • I am considered an expert. Routinely consulted and called to evaluate, analyze, and present findings, recommendations and briefings senior officials,
17 Please tell us where in your resume the experience you claimed in the above response is reflected. Include only time frame(s) and title of the position(s). If experience is Federal Civilian include only time frame(s) and title/series/grade. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
18 Check the ONE block below that best describes your experience or ability to effectively communicate orally, which includes knowing the audience, effective listening, negotiating, and clarifying information, as needed, as it relates to the organization’s mission requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have made clear and convincing oral presentations and status briefings related to the organization’s mission requirements to high-level entities such as the U.S. Congress, external oversight organizations, and agency heads.
  • I have made clear and convincing oral presentations related to organization’s mission requirements to high-level and mid-management within the agency.
  • I have given status briefings related to organization’s mission requirements, or other technical issues, to high-level entities within my organization, division, or command.
  • I have not given formal presentations, but I have demonstrated oral communication competency through daily communication with co-workers and/or customers.
  • I have not demonstrated skill in oral communication.
19 Skill in written communication to convey organizational objectives, develop efficiencies to manage and complete mission requirements and functions, and review and evaluate work within fluctuating priorities and stringent deadlines to achieve organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience providing written documents and briefings to congressional staff, Secretarial level officials, military officials, state or local level officials, or to corporate-level private sector officials on controversial or sensitive issues for the purpose of eliciting additional funds or other programmatic resources or to address major programmatic deficiencies and problems.
  • Experience providing written technical studies/reports presented to nontechnical personnel (high-level elected,appointed,or career officials of Executive,Legislative,or Judicial Branch of the Fed gov regarding programmatic problems,deficiencies or issues, or to high-level agency mngmnt officials,high-level military officers,corporate exec officers or boards of directors,or comparable level officials of state governments & agencies) for the purpose of influencing decisions,opinions,or actions.
  • Experience presenting written briefings to headquarters or corporate level management officials on a variety of issues, problems, or operational deficiencies. Candidate has written or overseen the writing of strategic long-range and/or annual operating plans for multi-mission/function federal, state, or private-sector organization or a major subdivision thereof.
  • Experience presenting written briefings and documents to direct reports and supervisors within the organization on a variety of issues, problems, or operational deficiencies.
  • No experience or training.