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Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 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
3 Indicate all of the laws you have interpreted and/or applied as part of your academic and/or professional experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)
  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Migratory Bird Treaties Act (MBTA)
  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)
  • Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA)
  • Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA)
  • None of the above
4 Indicate all of the following kinds of assessments of pesticides or other environmental contaminants which you have performed working alone: Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluation of scientific data
  • Statistical analysis of scientific data
  • 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.
5 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
6 Select the responses that describe your education and/or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Integrating fate, transport, and exposure data from laboratory/field studies to assess the fate of pesticides.
  • Integrating fate, transport, and exposure data from laboratory/field studies to assess the fate of other environmental contaminants.
  • Analyzing environmental fate and transport data to predict a pesticide's potential to contaminate ground or surface water.
  • Characterizing risks from pesticides based on the integration of exposure and hazard data.
  • Characterizing risks from other environmental contaminants based on the integration of exposure and hazard data.
  • Assessing the toxicity of environmental contaminants to aquatic organisms (e.g. birds, wildlife, insects, or plants).
  • None of the above.
7 Please select the responses that describe your experience in writing technical information on a scientific issue. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not written a paper or report on a scientific issue.
  • I have written a technical report on a scientific issue.
  • I have co-authored a paper on a scientific issue published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
  • I have been a principal author of a paper on a scientific issue published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
8 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.
9 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
10 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
11 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
12 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

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:
  • 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:
  • 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 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
5 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
6 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
7 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Industrial Hygienist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls.
  • 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 that provided a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls 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.
8

To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Industrial Hygienist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:

  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related sciences.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science which includes 12 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional semester hours in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • I have certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
  • I do not meet any of the above.
9 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in LIFE SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • 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 the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering along with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
10 GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
11 Select the following experience you have with scientific data: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze data
  • Interpret data
  • Evaluate data
  • Review plans
  • Review reports
  • Review other technical documents
  • None of the above

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:
  • 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:
  • 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 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENTOMOLOGY or a related discipline of the biological or physical sciences WHICH INCLUDES 16 semester hours in ENTOMOLOGICAL subjects.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Entomologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
5 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
6 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
7 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Industrial Hygienist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls.
  • 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 that provided a professional knowledge of the theory and application of the principles of industrial hygiene and closely related sciences such as physics and engineering controls 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.
8

To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Industrial Hygienist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:

  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in industrial hygiene, occupational health sciences, occupational and environmental health, toxicology, safety sciences, or related sciences.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a branch of engineering, physical science, or life science which includes 12 semester hours in CHEMISTRY, including ORGANIC CHEMISTRY, PLUS 18 additional semester hours in any combination of chemistry, physics, engineering, health physics, environmental health, biostatistics, biology, physiology, toxicology, epidemiology, or industrial hygiene EXCLUDING COURSES in the history or teaching of chemistry.
  • I have certification from the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH).
  • I do not meet any of the above.
9 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in LIFE SCIENCES with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • 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 the physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering along with 30 SEMESTER HOURS in chemistry, supplemented by course work in DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS, PLUS 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
10 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • 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.
11 Select the following experience you have with scientific data: Answer to this question is required
  • Analyze data
  • Interpret data
  • Evaluate data
  • Review plans
  • Review reports
  • Review other technical documents
  • None of the above