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Grade: All Grades

1 Select below all of the subject matter areas in which you have formal education or experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Pharmacology
  • Environmental Toxicology and/or Ecotoxicology
  • Toxicology
  • Endocrinology
  • Reproductive and/or Developmental Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Metabolism
  • Immunobiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • I do not have any of the above
2 Please select the responses that best 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 scientific data
  • Analyzing public health data
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Select the following types of teams you have worked with in a professional or educational setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Work group
  • Team with members in different geographic locations
  • Teams with members of differing occupations or program areas
  • None of the above
4 Have you performed toxicological or experimental biological assays? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the following you have done working collaboratively with a team: Answer to this question is required
  • Problem solving
  • Goal Setting
  • Planning
  • None of the above
6 I have prepared and/or presented oral presentations to the following audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members and/or other peers
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • Academic faculty
  • Officials in government or private organizations
  • External audiences at conferences, public meetings, etc.
  • None of the above
7 Prepare technical reports based on analysis of scientific information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Please select the responses that best describe your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • File documents
  • Organize files
  • Update records
  • Enter data
  • Track data
  • Scan and/or copy documents
  • Type correspondence or other documents using Microsoft Word or other similar software
  • None of the above
9 I have experience in performing the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Developing literature search strategies for databases such as PubMed
  • Screening the results of literature searches using predefined criteria
  • Developing criteria to evaluate study methods and quality
  • Evaluating individual studies using predefined criteria
  • Developing a table template for the extraction of study data
  • Extracting study data using a predefined template
  • Revising search criteria, study-evaluation criteria, or data-extraction templates
  • None of the above
10 Select all software applications you have used to produce a work product: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software (Word, WordPerfect, Lotus Notes, etc.)
  • Spreadsheets (Excel, etc.)
  • Databases (Access, etc.)
  • Presentation Software (PowerPoint, etc.)
  • 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: 09

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-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the 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 Select the response that best describes your experience analyzing mammal toxicity data to assess human health risks from chemical exposure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 I have experience managing the following areas of a project: Answer to this question is required
  • Action/tasks
  • Milestones
  • Issues for review
  • Deadlines
  • Timeframes for completion
  • None of the above
7 Choose the response that best characterizes your experience working with multi-disciplinary groups of scientists assessing human health risk of pesticides or other contaminants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with such groups.
  • I have been a member of a single-discipline group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have been a member of a multi-disciplinary group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a single-discipline group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a multi-disciplinary group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
8 Communicate with others to identify potential problems and/or recommend problem resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: 11

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-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
3 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  • I do not meet any of the 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 Select the response that best describes your experience analyzing mammal toxicity data to assess human health risks from chemical exposure. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 I have experience managing the following areas of a project: Answer to this question is required
  • Action/tasks
  • Milestones
  • Issues for review
  • Deadlines
  • Timeframes for completion
  • None of the above
7 Choose the response that best characterizes your experience working with multi-disciplinary groups of scientists assessing human health risk of pesticides or other contaminants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with such groups.
  • I have been a member of a single-discipline group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have been a member of a multi-disciplinary group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a single-discipline group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
  • I have led a multi-disciplinary group assessing human health risk of environmental chemicals.
8 Communicate with others to identify potential problems and/or recommend problem resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.