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Grade: All Grades

1 Indicate all of the following kinds of assessments of pesticides or other environmental contaminants to which you have contributed as a member of a team: 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 What types of environmental risk analyses have you conducted? Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of risks to human health
  • Analysis of risks to the terrestrial ecosystem
  • Analysis of risks to the aquatic ecosystem
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 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
4 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
5 Select the responses that describe your experience 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
6 Experience developing hazard assessments, dose-response models, and/or exposure assessments in support of risk assessments/characterization for chemical, biological, microbial, and/or physical agents/stressors. 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.
7 Select the responses that describe your experience 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
8 Select the responses that describe your education, training and experience in assessing human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials: Answer to this question is required
  • I have education or training in evaluation of scientific data used for assessing human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials.
  • I have assisted others in the development of assessments of human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials.
  • I have developed assessments of human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials as a significant or major portion of my job.
  • I have trained others in the development of new methods or approaches for assessing human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials.
  • I have developed new methods or approaches for assessing human/environmental hazard and/or risk to industrial chemicals, biological agents, and/or nanomaterials as a significant or major portion of my job.
  • None of the above
9 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
10 I have presented the following information to a variety of audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Technical data
  • Results
  • Future directions
  • Resource needs
  • None of the above
11 Select the responses that describe 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.
12 I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members in my organization
  • Supervisors and managers in my organization
  • High level officials
  • Industry officials
  • Technical audiences
  • Non-technical audiences
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
13 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
14 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
15 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
16 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 From the list below, select which answer(s) describe your experience related to the review, analysis, evaluation, and summarizing of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have individually evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have been part of a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have led a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support 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.

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 From the list below, select which answer(s) describe your experience related to the review, analysis, evaluation, and summarizing of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have individually evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have been part of a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have led a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support 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.

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 From the list below, select which answer(s) describe your experience related to the review, analysis, evaluation, and summarizing of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have individually evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have been part of a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support regulatory decisions.
  • I have led a group that evaluated and prepared reviews of scientific and/or technical information to support 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.