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Grade: 02

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 NN-02 - This position requires at least one year of specialized experience that is equivalent to GS-7 or NN-01. Select one of the choices below: Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement as stated in the vacancy announcement.
4 Skill in written communication sufficient to make recommendations, provide advice, and prepare analyses and reports. 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.
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 Orally communicate information and analysis to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); make clear and convincing oral presentations; listens and takes into consideration input from others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately. 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.
7 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
8 Apply ingenuity and creativity in devising effective alternative courses of action to resolve complex problems and/or competing priorities. 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.
9 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
10 Indicate the major field(s) of technical preparation you possess: Answer to this question is required
  • Civil engineering
  • Industrial engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Systems engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Chemical engineering
  • Nuclear engineering
  • Other (as described in resume)
  • None of the above
11 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
12 What level of experience do you have with developing project scope, milestones, deliverables and project tracking? Choose one answer below that best describes your level of experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with development of project scope, milestones, deliverables and track project status and progress.
  • I have experience assisting higher level employees with development of project scope, milestones, deliverables and track project status and progress.
  • I have experience working on projects where I was responsible for one or more of the identified items, but not all.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
13 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
14 Ability to communicate effectively both in verbal and written communications in order to explain and promote assigned program initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed memos and letters and they are accepted as final products.
  • I have maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups within and outside of my organization.
  • I have presented an idea or recommendation at a meeting or conference.
  • I have experience expressing information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; making clear and convincing oral presentations; listening to others, attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.
  • I have experience communicating in spoken form to convey information concisely and clearly.
  • I have experience communicating in written form to convey information concisely and clearly.
  • I have prepared written reports documenting decisions and recommendations.
  • I have experience reviewing and editing technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
  • I have coordinated with operating managers to assure that products, services, and other projects meet objectives and schedules.
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals, etc.).
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups (including management, co-workers, headquarters, Human Resources, contractors, other field offices and other federal agencies) in order to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • I have communicated issues effectively in writing to peers and upper level management.
  • I have not performed any of the above.
15 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
16 Please indicate your experience in implementing qualitative or quantitative data analyses, including describing, summarizing, comparing facts in writing and developing conclusions and recommendations; organizing, integrating and consolidating analyses and written summaries of others and interpreting data to determine patterns or trends, in a professional work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task in a professional setting.
  • These tasks are part of my day to day duties. I perform these task in a professional setting with normal revision from my superiors.
  • I perform these tasks as a regular part of my duties. I perform them independently with little to no revisions required.
  • I perform these duties as a regular part of my job. I perform them independently with no revisions required. Others regularly consult me for my expertise.
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
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18 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
19 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
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