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Grade: All Grades

1 Indicate all of the following kinds of assessments of pesticides or other environmental contaminants which have been performed by a team you led: Answer to this question is required
  • Environmental/Ecological assessment
  • Ecological hazard assessment
  • Environmental fate assessment integrating fate, transport and exposure data
  • Assessment of environmental risk mitigation methods and practices
  • Environmental risk assessment integrating exposure and hazard
  • Assessment of risk to endangered species
  • Probabilistic assessment of environmental/ecological exposure and risk
  • Human health hazard, exposure, or risk assessment
  • Pesticide use assessment
  • Benefits assessments
  • None of the above.
2 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies to improve hazard/risk assessment: Answer to this question is required
  • Lead and/or serve on teams developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Develop and/or contribute to publications on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • None of the above
3 Select the responses that describe your experience in developing, evaluating, and/or using predictive models: Answer to this question is required
  • I have used predictive models in assessing human health/environmental hazards of chemicals.
  • I have evaluated predictive models in assessing human health/environmental hazards of chemicals.
  • I have developed predictive models in assessing human health/environmental hazards of chemicals.
  • None of the above
4 Choose the response that best characterizes your experience working with multi-disciplinary groups of scientists assessing hazard/risk of chemicals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with such groups.
  • I have been a member of a single-discipline group assessing hazard/risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have been a member of a multi-disciplinary group assessing hazard/ risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a single-discipline group assessing hazard/risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a multi-disciplinary group assessing hazard/risk of environmental chemicals.
5 Select the answer(s) that describe your experience related to the evaluation of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory and/or non-regulatory decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have individually evaluated reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory and/or non-regulatory decisions.
  • I have been part of a group that evaluated reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory and/or non-regulatory decisions.
  • I have led a group that evaluated reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory and/or non-regulatory decisions.
  • I have served on organizational peer review panels which review new methods and procedures and make recommendations.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
6 Select the types of documents which you have written: Answer to this question is required
  • Summary of laboratory or field data pertaining to human/environmental exposure and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms, and/or nanomaterials.
  • Summary of studies pertaining to human/environmental exposure and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms, and/or nanomaterials.
  • Developed assessments of human/environmental exposure to and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms and/or nanomaterials.
  • Trained others in the development of assessments of human/environmental exposure to and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms and/or nanomaterials.
  • Primary author of an assessment of human/environmental exposure to and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms and/or nanomaterials.
  • Primary author of a peer-reviewed publication which included human/environmental exposure to and/or environmental fate and transport of chemicals, genetically engineered organisms and/or nanomaterials.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the following that you have developed and/or evaluated for use in a hazard characterization and/or risk assessment: Answer to this question is required
  • Structure activity relationships (SAR)
  • Mechanistic toxicology
  • Toxicogenomics
  • Metabolism
  • None of the above
8 Please select all that describe your experience Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying discrepancies in technical reports and data sets.
  • Assessing the quality of data for use in risk assessments.
  • Determining whether or not collected environmental data are consistent with technical information from other sources.
  • Analyzing environmental or biologically related data
  • Analyzing public health data.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
9 I have made presentations/briefings on the following technical/scientific topics: Answer to this question is required
  • Environmental risks
  • Hazardous waste clean-up or remedy selection
  • Air pollution
  • Water pollution
  • Solid waste pollution
  • Pesticides / Toxics
  • Homeland Security
  • Lead Based Paint Program
  • Environmental legal issues
  • Environmental engineering requirements
  • Economic impacts on environmental issues
  • Numerical modeling
  • Rulemaking
  • I do not meet any of the above choices
10 I have made scientific presentations or conducted scientific briefings for the following individuals and groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members in my organization
  • Supervisors or managers in my organization
  • High level government officials
  • Industry or environmental organizations
  • Scientific conferences or meetings
  • State or local agency officials
  • Congressional delegations or staff
  • International agency officials
  • The general public
  • None of the above
11 Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 12

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
3 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-12, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
4 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE in toxicology.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences with at least 30 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, or PHYSIOLOGY, PLUS 12 semester hours in TOXICOLOGY (e.g., toxicological search, methods in toxicology, essentials of toxicology, the study and review of toxicological literature, special reading courses, or other toxicologically-oriented subjects).
  • I do not meet any of the above.
5 I have experience in developing, evaluating, and/or using predictive models in assessing: Answer to this question is required
  • Human/environmental exposure
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of chemicals
  • Pharmacokinetics and/or pharmacodynamics
  • Mammalian toxicology
  • Ecological toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Systems of molecular biology or cellular biology
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of genetically engineered organisms
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of nanomaterials
  • None of the above
6 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing and applying methods to improve the characterization of hazards or risks of chemical or other exposures. Answer to this question is required
  • Lead teams in developing and applying methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Serve on teams developing and applying methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Write and/or read publications on methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new assessment methodologies
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new methods and approaches
  • None of the above
7 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies to improve quantitative human health risk assessment: Answer to this question is required
  • Lead and/or serve on teams developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Write and/or read publications on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
3 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
4 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a BACHELOR'S OR HIGHER DEGREE in toxicology.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in an appropriate discipline of the biological, medical, or veterinary sciences with at least 30 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, BIOCHEMISTRY, or PHYSIOLOGY, PLUS 12 semester hours in TOXICOLOGY (e.g., toxicological search, methods in toxicology, essentials of toxicology, the study and review of toxicological literature, special reading courses, or other toxicologically-oriented subjects).
  • I do not meet any of the above.
5 I have experience in developing, evaluating, and/or using predictive models in assessing: Answer to this question is required
  • Human/environmental exposure
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of chemicals
  • Pharmacokinetics and/or pharmacodynamics
  • Mammalian toxicology
  • Ecological toxicology
  • Epidemiology
  • Systems of molecular biology or cellular biology
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of genetically engineered organisms
  • Environmental fate and/or transport of nanomaterials
  • None of the above
6 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing and applying methods to improve the characterization of hazards or risks of chemical or other exposures. Answer to this question is required
  • Lead teams in developing and applying methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Serve on teams developing and applying methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Write and/or read publications on methods to improve hazard characterization
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new assessment methodologies
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new methods and approaches
  • None of the above
7 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies to improve quantitative human health risk assessment: Answer to this question is required
  • Lead and/or serve on teams developing new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Write and/or read publications on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new processes, analytical approaches, and/or risk assessment methodologies.
  • None of the above.