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Grade: 03

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 To meet the qualifications requirements for EN-03 level (GS-12 - GS-13), 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-00/NN-02 pay band or GS-11 grade 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 Analyze a wide variety of complex nuclear and non-nuclear projects and equipment designs to assure safety, technical adequacy, and operability. 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 Indicate your knowledge of safety basis review and safety system oversight applicable to nuclear and non-nuclear operations. Answer to this question is required
  • Safety Basis Reviews relating to nuclear operations
  • Safety Basis Reviews relating to non-nuclear operations
  • Design Reviews of non-nuclear Structures, Systems, or Components (SSCs)
  • Design Reviews of Nuclear Facility Structures, Systems, or Components (SSCs)
  • None of the above.
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 Which tasks, generally associated with a facility representative, have you performed? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Diagnosed root causes.
  • Performed facility walk-through.
  • Assessed compliance with applicable laws, rules and/or regulations.
  • Assessed Integrated Safety Management implementation.
  • Conducted follow ups to corrective actions.
  • Participated on review or inspection teams.
  • Participated in Operational Readiness Reviews.
  • None of the above.
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 Review and evaluate the adequacy of contractor changes to nuclear facility operating, maintenance, and testing procedures. 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.
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 Review and evaluate the adequacy of facility event reporting; that corrective actions meet expectations; and that appropriate staff and management receive timely notification of issues or concerns. 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.
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 Analyze and evaluate contractor operating systems to include such elements as processes, formality of operations, material flows, waste streams, instruments/alarms, control room practices, maintenance and construction, quality assurance, safety, health and environmental activities. 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.
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 Select the best response that describes your experience providing advice/guidance of policies and orders, and national codes, regulations and standards in the areas of industrial/ construction safety, waste management, environmental protection and compliance, and worker health and safety necessary to ensure compliance and conduct effective contractor oversight. 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.
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 From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that reflect your strongest capabilities. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new initiatives or technologies.
  • Interact and perform effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards in the workplace.
  • Use consensus building techniques to persuade representatives of outside groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • Effectively persuade employees to adopt new methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • None of the above.
19 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
20 Please select all that apply that describe your skills in verbal communications in order to explain an organization's position or promote its initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups in order to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • I have dealt calmly and effectively in high stress situations (for example, tight deadlines, hostile individuals. etc.).
  • I have experience communicating to convey information in a concise and clear manner.
  • Maintain effective working relationships with staff at all levels.
  • I do not have experience in verbal communications.
21 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