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Grade: All Grades

1 Select the answer that best describes your experience collaborating as a member of a multi-disciplinary team that completed projects involving quantitative analyses or methods. Answer to this question is required
  • None of the answers below describes my experience.
  • I contributed to a project as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • I contributed expertise in quantitative matters to a multi-disciplinary project team and collaborated with people in other disciplines
  • I led a multidisciplinary project, contributed expertise in quantitative matters, and I coordinated these activities with collaborators.
  • I led or co-led one or more multi-disciplinary teams, in the course of which I conceived, planned, and directed research, assessments, or studies conducted by others, and have coordinated research goals and activities with independent collaborators, while contributing expertise in quantitative matters.
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 Please select all the pollutants which you have experience with performing technical assessments and/or statistical analysis involving ambient concentrations: Answer to this question is required
  • Sulfur dioxides
  • Nitrogen dioxides
  • Ozone
  • Lead
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Particulate matter
  • Air Toxic
  • None of the above.
4 Select the following you have conducted or contributed to by reviewing, analyzing, and/or using scientific data related to air quality standards: Answer to this question is required
  • Air Quality Assessments
  • Human Health Risk Assessments
  • Benefits Assessments
  • Environmental Risk 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
  • Participants in training workshops
  • None of the above
6 Do you have education and/or experience writing and/or editing scientific documents? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7

Select the responses that describe your experience:

Answer to this question is required
  • Conducting systematic literature searches
  • Screening the relevance of data sources
  • Assessing the quality of data
  • Identifying discrepancies in technical reports and data sets
  • Analyzing environmental or scientific data
  • Integrating multi-disciplinary information
  • None of the above
8 Select the responses that characterize your expertise in developing processes, analytical approaches, and/or methodologies to improve environmental assessments: Answer to this question is required
  • Lead teams developing new analytical approaches for qualitative or quantitative assessments.
  • Serve on teams developing new analytical approaches for qualitative or quantitative assessments.
  • Meet and build relationships with recognized experts and leaders of new analytical approaches for qualitative or quantitative assessments.
  • Attend training, conferences, and/or meetings offering information on new analytical approaches for qualitative or quantitative assessments.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the following responses that describe your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Initiate research projects
  • Design research projects
  • Manage research projects
  • Plan research projects
  • None of the above
10 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
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 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
13 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
14 Where did you learn about the position(s) available at the EPA? Answer to this question is required
  • EPA webinar or flyer
    14.1 Enter month/year of webinar or flyer distribution. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair hosted or attended by the EPA
    14.1 Enter location and month/year of job fair. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Referral from professional organization, university staff, or career center
  • Referral from EPA or other government contact (federal, state, or local)
  • Referral from another source (e.g., friend, family member)
  • EPA.gov, the EPA internet site
  • USAJOBS.gov, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) internet site
  • Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Handshake, etc.)
  • Other

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 To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, 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 biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research with at least 30 semester hours in BASIC AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES which included 9 semester hours in ECOLOGY and 12 semester hours in PHYSICAL and MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, 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.
5 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental 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.
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 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.
10 I have evaluated research studies to judge the quality of that research, and/or to determine whether the methods used in these studies should be used in other research. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience providing technical expertise and guidance to others on research methodologies and analysis and interpretation of data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 13

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-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-13, 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-12 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 Ecologist, 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 biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research with at least 30 semester hours in BASIC AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES which included 9 semester hours in ECOLOGY and 12 semester hours in PHYSICAL and MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES.
  • I do not meet any of the above.
4 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, GS-13, 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-12 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 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Toxicologist, GS-13, 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-12 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.
6 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.
7 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.
8 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-13, 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-12 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.
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 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.
10 I have evaluated research studies to judge the quality of that research, and/or to determine whether the methods used in these studies should be used in other research. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Do you have experience providing technical expertise and guidance to others on research methodologies and analysis and interpretation of data? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No