Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

1 Basic Entry Requirement: Choose the one answer that best describes your education as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have an undergraduate or higher level degree from an accredited college or university 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 have education equivalent to one of the majors shown in Choice 1 above that INCLUDED at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, PLUS appropriate experience OR additional education.
  • My education and experience does not match the basic qualification requirements described above.
Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts as verification of educational requirement by the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you WILL lose consideration for this position.
2 GS-14: Choose the one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Before answering this question, see the qualifications section on this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • IN ADDITION to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements listed above, I have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is related to the work of the position and is equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service.
  • I do not meet the experience requirement described above.
3 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
4 In which of the following capacities have you served as a physical scientist? Answer to this question is required
  • Bench scientist
  • Supervisory scientist
  • Principal investigator
  • Project manager
  • Program manager
  • Technical advisor
  • None of the above
5 In which of the following areas in the research and development enterprise have you participated? Answer to this question is required
  • Basic research
  • Development and engineering
  • Patentable technologies
  • Product development
  • Technical base
  • Technology transfer
  • None of the above
6 In which of the following technical areas do you have education, training or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Applied mathematics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemical engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil engineering
  • Computer science or information technology
  • Electrical / Electronic engineering
  • Environmental science
  • Geophysics
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry
  • Health physics
  • Materials science
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Medical sciences or public health
  • Microbiology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Nuclear Engineering
  • Physics
  • Other scientific area
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following choices BEST describes the level of your experience leading external outreach programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Work(ed) as member of a unit planning and executing outreach strategies for a unit / office.
  • Developed materials and identified targeted audiences for presentation to stakeholders.
  • Supervised / directed the development of outreach strategies for an office / unit.
  • Represented my organization to outside groups or individuals.
  • None of the above.
8 From the following list of situations involving conveying information orally, please identify the choice that indicates the highest level at which you have successfully communicated orally at work: Answer to this question is required
  • Briefed or trained colleagues and/or subordinates
  • Briefed or trained immediate supervisors
  • Briefed or trained higher-level management
  • Briefed or trained organizational or agency management
  • None of the above
9 Please indicate the manner(s) in which you have communicated orally or made an oral presentation: Answer to this question is required
  • Briefings
  • Conferences
  • Interviews
  • Meetings
  • Negotiations
  • One-on-one discussions
  • Speeches
  • Technical assistance
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • University / College-level course instruction
  • None of the above
10 From the list below, identify all of the types of audiences with which you have experience communicating orally or making oral presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Academia
  • Colleagues
  • Congress (members or staff)
  • Foreign Government officials
  • General public
  • Government organizations
  • International organizations (members or staff)
  • Media
  • Military officials
  • Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Private industry
  • Professional organizations
  • Senior corporate officials
  • Senior Government officials
  • Technical experts
  • Think Tanks
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience in communicating persuasively? Answer to this question is required
  • I have persuaded team members or subordinates to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded colleagues at other organizations to work toward an objective or goal.
  • I have persuaded senior management to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • I have persuaded senior officials to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • I have persuaded officials at other organizations to take action or make a decision of considerable importance to the organization`s mission.
  • None of the above.
12 What is your level of experience in explaining, defending, negotiating and coordinating program policies and activities with a variety of stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience.
  • I have prepared and defended objectives/talking points in negotiating over projects that involved a small number of internal participants.
  • I have prepared and defended objectives/talking points in negotiating over large projects that involved participants with diverse, conflicting interests.
  • I have led or was a key participant in negotiations over large complex projects that involved international and/or top domestic decisionmakers.
13 Which of the following BEST represents your experience in analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience in analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations.
  • I have training in analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations, but I have no professional experience with it.
  • I have professional experience in analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations.
  • I am considered an expert in analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations.
  • I have less than 1 year of professional experience analyzing intelligence information and constructing assessments / recommendations.
14 Which of the following types of documents have you written? Answer to this question is required
  • Academic papers in fulfillment of course requirements
  • Analyses of proposed policy, legislative, or management initiatives
  • Assessments / estimates
  • Blogs
  • Books
  • Budget justifications
  • Conference papers and proceedings
  • Congressional testimony
  • Correspondence
  • Doctoral dissertation
  • Federal Register notes
  • Grant applications
  • Journal articles
  • Master`s thesis
  • Memoranda
  • Newsletters
  • Newspaper articles
  • Policy guidance
  • Peer reviewed publications
  • Regulatory / statutory material
  • Reporting cables
  • Speeches
  • Talking points
  • Technical reports
  • None of the above
15 I have performed the following duties related to contracting: (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Planned and organized contractor bidding
  • Set guidelines or was involved in the selection of winning bid
  • Monitored contractor cost and work progress
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following best describes your experience performing Cost and Price Analysis using Audits and other financial methods? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have 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 routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17 Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing statements of work and specifications for adequacy and recommending revisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have 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 routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
18 Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of individuals inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work or to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • None of the above.
19 Please select the description that BEST describes your experience conducting research and formulating recommendations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have significant experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on organizational issues that are broad in scope.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations limited to a specific project area or program.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on focused activities and bounded problem statements.
  • I have experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations on a set of activities that I am solely responsible for producing.
  • I have no experience conducting research, performing analyses, and formulating recommendations.
20 Which of the following statements BEST describes your education, training or experience with TEMPEST design, manufacturing, or testing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with TEMPEST design, manufacturing, or testing.
  • I have designed TEMPEST products.
  • I have manufactured TEMPEST products.
  • I have TEMPEST laboratory testing experience.
  • I have TEMPEST field testing experience.
  • I have TEMPEST zoning experience.

Grade: All Grades

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