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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, 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.
2 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.
3 Function as an expert in environmental toxicology, providing advice and consultation on environmental regulatory, compliance, or assessment issues to entities within government, industry, or other relevant organizations. 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.
    3.1 Identify the portion of your resume that reflects your experience, expertise, or training in support of your answer. Maximum length of 250 characters.
4 Select the response that describes your experience supporting human health and/or environmental risk assessments. Answer to this question is required
  • Scoping assessment by conducting problem formulation
  • Selection of studies for inclusion in hazard assessment
  • Selection of studies for inclusion in exposure assessment
  • Development of exposure assessments for workers, consumers and/or general population
  • Development of dose-response analyses
  • Selection of hazard endpoints and point of departure
  • Cross species extrapolation
  • Consideration of susceptible populations
  • Biological significance among multiple health outcomes
  • Mode of action analyses
  • Summary effect estimate based on meta-analysis
  • Graphical display of results of multiple studies or datasets
  • Structure activity relationships
  • Weight of evidence synthesis
  • None of the above
5 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.
6 I have written communication experience to accomplish the following:  Answer to this question is required
  • Make recommendations
  • Provide advice
  • Prepare analyses
  • Prepare reports
  • None of the above
7 Select the response that best describes your experience collaborating with risk managers and/or teams of scientists to assess regulatory changes affecting the use of chemicals and their relationship with human or environmental exposure or risk: Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with such groups.
  • I have been a member of a single-discipline group assessing the use of chemicals and their relationship with human or environmental exposure or risk.
  • I have been a member of a multi-discipline group assessing the use of chemicals and their relationship with human or environmental exposure or risk.
  • I have led a single-discipline group assessing the use of chemicals and their relationship with human or environmental exposure or risk.
  • I have led a multi-discipline group assessing the use of chemicals and their relationship with human or environmental exposure or risk.
8 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
9 Produce written products of high quality including professional papers which receive wide distribution within the scientific or professional community. 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.
10 I have led a team of professionals to develop and manage technical projects by performing the following tasks: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop goals and objectives for the project
  • Determine resource or technical expertise needs
  • Brief management on plans, activities, and/or need for resources
  • Set short and/or long range goals
  • Coordinate and guide activities of team members
  • Provide progress updates to clients and/or management
  • Monitor project progress and timeline
  • None of the above
11 Manages work on highly complex projects where numerous tasks are involved. 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.
12 Provide leadership to assure the priorities and goals of the organization stay abreast of national policies, changing conditions and other conditions which may affect organizational programs. 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.
13 Negotiate with managers to reach agreement or a solution, using persuasion, consensus, and or other negotiation techniques. 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.
14 Select the response that best describes your experience delivering oral presentations and briefings: Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently delivered oral presentations and briefings to senior management and/or comparable external audiences in support of projects/programs/issued I have worked on.
  • I have participated in delivering oral presentations and briefings to senior management and/or comparable external audiences in support of projects/programs/issued I have worked on.
  • I have experience delivering oral presentations and briefings to my immediate management and/or comparable external audiences in support of projects/programs/issued I have worked on.
  • I have limited experience delivering oral presentations and briefings.
  • I have no experience delivering oral presentations and briefings.

Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 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
3 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
4 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