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Grade: All Grades

1 This position is only open to current permanent EPA employees with competitive status and CTAP eligibles. Are you currently an EPA employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 I have led a team of professionals to develop and manage technical programs and/or projects by performing the following tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Draft and set program priorities
  • Determined program resource requirements
  • Track and manage program budgets
  • Set short and long range program goals
  • Coordinate program activities with program staff
  • Monitor program progress
  • Evaluate program outcomes
  • None of the above
3 Select the responses that describe your experience leading others in the management of programs or projects: Answer to this question is required
  • I have modified existing short-term and long-term priorities to meet changes to program or project requirements for others
  • I have developed short-term and long-term priorities to meet changes to program or project requirements for others
  • I have created new program or project priorities both long-term and short-term for others
  • I have established clear direction by developing and establishing policies, procedures and/or practices for others based on the direction of the program or projects
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
4 I have experience in the following personnel management functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Assignment of Work
  • Review of Work
  • Approval of Leave
  • Identification of Training Needs
  • Recommendation for Incentive Awards
  • Recommendations for Promotions
  • Performance Review and Evaluation
  • Make Hiring Decisions
  • Initiate Disciplinary Actions
  • None of the above.
5 I have the following experience in strategic planning and goal setting: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Implement annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Manage annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • Evaluate annual and long-range plans, strategies and goals
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
6 I have conducted research to develop and/or apply computational chemistry techniques, including: Answer to this question is required
  • Quantitative structure-activity relationships
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Docking
  • Variational transition-state theory
  • Ab initio and semi-empirical molecular orbital theory calculations
  • Solvation theory
  • Classical or quantum mechanical methods
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
7 I have conducted data or statistical analysis using the following tools/languages as a major part of a job duty involving cheminformatics or bioinformatics: Answer to this question is required
  • R
  • SPSS™ (Statistical Package for the Social Science)
  • SAS™ (Science Analysis System)
  • Stata™
  • KNIME™ (Konstanz Information Miner) Analytics Platform
  • RapidMiner™ Predictive Analytics Platform
  • Tableau™
  • Matlab™
  • Mathematica™
  • SYSTAT™
  • Minitab™
  • None of the above
8 Indicate all of the following sciences you have applied as a significant or major part of a job you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • Informatics
  • Data Science
  • Data Analytics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Chemical Physics
  • Computational Toxicology
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics
  • Cheminformatics
  • None of the above
9 Select the responses that describe your experience with scientific and/or engineering data: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing scientific and/or engineering data.
  • I have experience interpreting scientific and/or engineering data.
  • I have experience evaluating scientific and/or engineering data.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the responses that describe your experience with biological, ecological or ecotoxicological science data. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing data
  • Interpreting data
  • Evaluating data
  • None of the above
11 Select the responses that describe communications activities you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Explaining policy and procedural requirements to other offices within the organization
  • Conducting or leading internal and external briefings, meetings, conferences
  • Conducting or leading negotiations
  • Defending decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations to high level management or policy officials
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
12 I have prepared written correspondence, documents, and/or reports for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Peers and/or teams
  • Supervisors and/or managers
  • Executive managers
  • Audiences who are external to your organization
  • Peer-reviewed publications
  • None of the 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: 14

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-14: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-14, 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-13 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-14: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-14, 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-13 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.
5 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, 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 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.
6 GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, GS-14, 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-13 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.
7 Select the responses that describe your experience leading and achieving results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with senior officials inside and outside my agency or organization to build consensus for strategic planning purposes
  • I have gained cooperation and built consensus among senior level management related to my area of expertise
  • I have managed, coached and/or mentored staff
  • I have served as a senior staff member to whom others look to for advice and guidance in completing complex assignments
  • I have led a cross-organizational (or Agency-wide) team that resolved unique technical problems
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
8 Select the responses that describe your experience managing an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assigned work based on priorities
  • I have organized and managed staff and resources
  • I have directed, coordinated, and overseen work through team leaders
  • I have evaluated the performance of employees or team members
  • I have identified training needs of employees or team members
  • I have made decisions on non-routine, costly, or controversial training needs or developmental assignment requests
  • I have developed and discussed performance standards of employees or team members
  • I have recommended awards and employee recognition
  • I have resolved employee issues including grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints or similar issues
  • I have managed conflict among staff
  • I have recommended disciplinary actions, i.e., warnings, reprimands, suspensions, etc.
  • I have interviewed candidates to fill vacancies and recommended selections
  • I have approved expenses and budget related to overtime, travel and other purchases
  • I have assessed and developed long range budget projections
  • I have developed short and long-term goals for staff and financial resources
  • I have determined need for staff support, i.e., contractors, grantees, etc.
  • I do not have any of the above experiences

Grade: 15

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-15: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-15, 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-14 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-15: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-15, 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-14 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.
5 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, 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 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.
6 GS-15: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Chemist, GS-15, 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-14 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.
7 Select the responses that describe your experience leading and achieving results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have collaborated with senior officials inside and outside my agency or organization to build consensus for strategic planning purposes
  • I have gained cooperation and built consensus among senior level management related to my area of expertise
  • I have managed, coached and/or mentored staff
  • I have served as a senior staff member to whom others look to for advice and guidance in completing complex assignments
  • I have led a cross-organizational (or Agency-wide) team that resolved unique technical problems
  • I do not have any of the above experiences
8 Select the responses that describe your experience managing an organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assigned work based on priorities
  • I have organized and managed staff and resources
  • I have directed, coordinated, and overseen work through team leaders
  • I have evaluated the performance of employees or team members
  • I have identified training needs of employees or team members
  • I have made decisions on non-routine, costly, or controversial training needs or developmental assignment requests
  • I have developed and discussed performance standards of employees or team members
  • I have recommended awards and employee recognition
  • I have resolved employee issues including grievances, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints or similar issues
  • I have managed conflict among staff
  • I have recommended disciplinary actions, i.e., warnings, reprimands, suspensions, etc.
  • I have interviewed candidates to fill vacancies and recommended selections
  • I have approved expenses and budget related to overtime, travel and other purchases
  • I have assessed and developed long range budget projections
  • I have developed short and long-term goals for staff and financial resources
  • I have determined need for staff support, i.e., contractors, grantees, etc.
  • I do not have any of the above experiences