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Grade: All Grades

1 Please select the response that best describes your experience in resolving issues related to the planning, design and/or construction of infrastructure facilities. 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.
2 Please select the types of engineering analysis you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Drinking water, source water or ground water protection
  • Municipal wastewater control and management
  • Non-point or point sources pollution control and management
  • Watershed protection and restoration
  • Alternative wastewater treatment technologies
  • Alternative drinking water treatment technologies
  • Drinking water treatment technologies to detect, respond to or mitigate chemical or biological contamination
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Please select the response that best describes your experience in analyzing, and interpreting scientific or engineering data. 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.
4 Have you reviewed and evaluated engineering systems or designs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Identify the portion of your resume that reflects your experience, expertise, or training in support of your answer. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Formulate guidelines and procedural instructions for implementation of new initiatives or systems. 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 applied my technical knowledge to the following situations: Answer to this question is required
  • Assess water treatment technologies to meet Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) requirements
  • Evaluate wastewater treatment technologies to meet National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permitting requirements
  • Evaluate wastewater treatment technologies to meet other Clean Water Act (CWA) requirements
  • Evaluate nutrient removal technologies in CWA programs
  • Evaluate secondary treatment processes to support CWA programs
  • Control combined sewer overflows
  • Lead compliance sampling activities at municipal and/or industrial wastewater treatment facilities
  • None of the above
7 Please select one of the following that best describes your experience in developing and implementing capital improvement projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed capital improvement projects based on conditions surveys, including prioritization and cost estimating.
  • I have had responsibility for developing technical specifications and requirements for undertaking capital improvement projects.
  • I have directly overseen the completion of capital improvement projects as an oversight manager.
  • None of the above.
8 Review and summarize technical issues, policies, and/or literature. 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.
9 I have experience converting the following types of information into plain language for a general audience: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical
  • Scientific
  • Legal
  • None of the above
10 Select the responses that best describe your written communication experience related to environmental science and/or policy: Answer to this question is required
  • Summarize technical issues
  • Summarize policies
  • Summarize literature
  • Prepare issue papers outlining recommendations for environmental policy issues
  • None of the above
11 Please select all that describe your experience Answer to this question is required
  • Presenting research results at scientific meetings, symposia and technical conferences.
  • Working as a peer reviewer of technical reports and documents.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
12 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work or responded to a government scope of work
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Prepared a budget plan
  • Prepared or reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  • Monitored and evaluated outputs
  • Prepared vouchers or approved payments
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  • Closed out and archived a project
  • Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative or equivalent position in a non-government organization
  • Issued bilateral modifications
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
13 I have experience managing the following projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Funds
  • Contracts
  • Schedules
  • Contract Performance
  • None of the above
14 Select the following that you have applied related to the Clean Water Act: Answer to this question is required
  • Regulations
  • Policies
  • Programs
  • Watershed management
  • Point source controls
  • Nonpoint source controls
  • Water quality restoration
  • Water quality protection
  • None of the above
15 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
16 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
17 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
18 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
19 I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information in this application is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application, or in any document or interview associated, I may be fined or imprisoned, denied employment, or removed and debarred from Federal service. That any info I give may be investigated. By responding No to this item I will not be considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  • No, I do not understand the information provided above.

Grade: 13

1 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have an ENGINEERING DEGREE that included DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN AREAS: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree in the ENGINEERING SPECIALTY FOR THIS POSITION and CURRENTLY REGISTERED as a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BET from a program ACCREDITED by the ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET) related to THIS POSITION.
  • I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by at least ONE YEAR of ADDITIONAL EDUCATION or HIGHLY TECHNICAL WORK experience applying knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  • I have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree with at least 60 SEMESTER HOURS of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described above.
  • I have a (BET) or BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A PROFESSIONAL FIELD (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least ONE YEAR of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE acquired under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
2 GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, GS-13, 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-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 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental 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 PHYSICAL SCIENCE with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in MATHEMATICS with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • 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 one of the above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental 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.