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Grade: All Grades

1 I have participated in the following scientific studies: Answer to this question is required
  • Laboratory
  • Greenhouse
  • Field
  • None of the above
2 Do you have experience participating as a member of a team conducting scientific research? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select the responses that describe your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have integrated biological concepts into biological analyses of pesticides in agricultural settings.
  • I have integrated biological concepts into biological analyses of pesticides in non-agricultural settings.
  • I have assessed the economic impacts of pesticide usage.
  • None of the above.
4 I have been involved in the following activities regarding field studies, greenhouse studies, and/or laboratory studies: Answer to this question is required
  • Designed field studies
  • Designed greenhouse and/or lab studies
  • Implemented designed field studies
  • Implemented designed greenhouse and/or lab studies
  • Collected data from field studies
  • Collected data from greenhouse and/or lab studies
  • Conducted statistical analysis of field data
  • Conducted statistical greenhouse and/or lab studies
  • Prepared reports based on findings
  • None of the above
5 I have formal education in the following subjects: Answer to this question is required
  • Experimental design
  • Statistics and data analysis
  • Crop science
  • Soil science
  • Entomology
  • Weed science
  • Agronomy
  • Botany
  • Plant physiology
  • Horticulture
  • Plant pathology
  • Toxicology
  • Environmental science
  • None of the above
6 I have experience conducting the following plant field studies: Answer to this question is required
  • Plant field studies related to weeds
  • Plant field studies related to agronomic and agricultural matters
  • Plant field studies related to pathogens
  • Plant field studies related to insects
  • Plant field studies related to nematodes
  • None of the above
7 I have work experience analyzing technical data regarding pest control in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Weeds
  • Plant pathogens
  • Insects
  • Nematodes
  • None of the above
8 Select the responses that describe your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided technical advice related to integrated pest management practices.
  • I have provided technical advice related to alternative pest control technologies.
  • I have assessed the impacts pesticides and pest control have on crop production.
  • None of the above.
9 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 co-authored a technical report on a scientific issue.
  • I have authored 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.
10 I have presented research results at: Answer to this question is required
  • National scientific meetings and conferences
  • International scientific meetings and conferences
  • Local meetings or conferences
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
11 Select the choices which describe your experience in keeping current in the areas of environmental expertise. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing professional publications
  • Maintaining active membership in relevant professional societies
  • Attending professional meetings and conferences.
  • None of the above
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
13 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
14 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
15 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: 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 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Plant Pathologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PLANT PATHOLOGY.
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related scientific discipline WHICH INCLUDES 20 semester hours in BASIC BOTANY or PLANT SCIENCE AND 10 semester hours in PLANT PATHOLOGY.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
6 GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Plant Pathologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 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 in PLANT PATHOLOGY or a related scientific discipline that placed major emphasis on PLANT PATHOLOGY.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION in PLANT PATHOLOGY or a related scientific discipline that placed major emphasis on PLANT PATHOLOGY.
  • I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION in PLANT PATHOLOGY or a related scientific discipline that placed major emphasis on PLANT PATHOLOGY.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
7 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Horticulture, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR’S or higher DEGREE in HORTICULTURE
  • I have a BACHELOR’S or higher DEGREE in a related discipline of basic plant science which INCLUDES at least 30 SEMESTER HOURS in the basic plant sciences, of WHICH at least 16 SEMESTER HOURS in horticulture subjects such as dealing with the breeding, care, management, production, and post-harvest handling of horticultural crops.
  • I have a combination of EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE or higher DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in HORTICULTURE or a related discipline of basic plant science that includes courses work as shown above, PLUS EXPERIENCE in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provide the specific knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION as described in the vacancy announcement; or additional education.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
8 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Horticulture, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE 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 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.
9 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Agronomist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  • I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in AGRONOMY
  • I have a BACHELOR’S DEGREE in a related discipline of science with 30 semester hours in the basic plant sciences WHICH INCLUDE 15 semester hours in AGRONOMIC SUBJECTS, such as those dealing with plant breeding, crop production, and soil and crop management.
  • I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in AGRONOMY or a related science with 30 semester hours in the basic plant sciences WHICH INCLUDE 15 semester hours in AGRONOMIC SUBJECTS, such as those dealing with plant breeding, crop production, and soil and crop management.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
10 To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Agronomist, 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 in AGRONOMY or a related scientific discipline, such as plant physiology, soils, or genetics, where the curriculum placed major emphasis on field crops or agronomy and dealt with applying scientific principles, methods, or procedures in agronomic work and the solving of agronomic problems.
  • I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION in AGRONOMY or a related scientific discipline, such as plant physiology, soils, or genetics, where the curriculum placed major emphasis on field crops or agronomy and dealt with applying scientific principles, methods, or procedures in agronomic work and the solving of agronomic problems.
  • 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 in AGRONOMY or a related scientific discipline, such as plant physiology, soils, or genetics, where the curriculum placed major emphasis on field crops or agronomy and dealt with applying scientific principles, methods, or procedures in agronomic work and the solving of agronomic problems.
  • I do not meet any of the above.