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Vacancy Details

Grade: 12

1 GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Technical Information Specialist, 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.
2 Select the statements that describe your experience relating to database management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed work related to environmental issues and the tracking and monitoring of results.
  • I have functioned as principal contact for all aspects of database management relating to administration of an information management system.
  • I have managed database and data support systems for reporting activity relating to environmental issues.
  • I have advised customers, stakeholders and the public on interpretation and use of data.
  • None of the above
3 Select all of the statements that describe your experience utilizing technological support systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted studies on environmental issues.
  • I have tracked the results of studies on environmental issues.
  • I have served as a principal administrative contact for utilizing information management systems to input, extract, and/or analyze environmental data.
  • I have managed automated data input and extraction for environmental reporting requirements.
  • I have advised customers, stakeholders, and the public on interpretation and use of environmental data.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Technical Information Specialist, 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.
2 Select the statements that describe your experience relating to database management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed work related to environmental issues and the tracking and monitoring of results.
  • I have functioned as principal contact for all aspects of database management relating to administration of an information management system.
  • I have managed database and data support systems for reporting activity relating to environmental issues.
  • I have advised customers, stakeholders and the public on interpretation and use of data.
  • None of the above
3 Select all of the statements that describe your experience utilizing technological support systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted studies on environmental issues.
  • I have tracked the results of studies on environmental issues.
  • I have served as a principal administrative contact for utilizing information management systems to input, extract, and/or analyze environmental data.
  • I have managed automated data input and extraction for environmental reporting requirements.
  • I have advised customers, stakeholders, and the public on interpretation and use of environmental data.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the responses that describe your experience with databases: Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in developing databases in a mainframe or distributed networked environment (e.g. planning, designing, developing, installing, and implementing database systems).
  • I have administered a database for a system within a mainframe or distributed networked environment.
  • I have evaluated security configurations and operations of databases in a mainframe or distributed networked environment.
  • None of the above
2 I have proficiency in using one or more of the following software applications: Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentation Software
  • Graphics/Drawing Software
  • Internet Browsers
  • E-mail
  • Search engines
  • Statistical Software
  • Electronic Travel Software
  • Electronic Timekeeping Software
  • None of the above
3 Select the responses that describe your experience with decision support information systems: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience designing decision support information systems.
  • I have experience developing decision support information systems.
  • I have experience implementing decision support information systems.
  • None of the above.
4 Please select all the database administration functions you have performed: Answer to this question is required
  • Create and maintain all databases required for development, testing, education and production usage.
  • Administers all database objects, including tables, clusters, indexes, views, sequences, packages and procedures.
  • Perform the capacity planning required to create and maintain the databases.
  • Perform ongoing tuning of the database instances.
  • Performs database re-organizations as required to assist performance and ensure maximum up time of the database.
  • Install new versions of the Oracle Relational Database Management Systems and its tools and any other tools that access the Oracle database.
  • Provides technical support to application development teams.
  • I have not performend any of the above.
5 Select the database systems you have installed, configured, and/or managed: Answer to this question is required
  • MySQL
  • PostGreSQL
  • MongoDB, Cassandra, or similar non-relational database management system
  • Apache Hadoop, Pig, Hive, MapReduce, or similar HPC database management system
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following bibliographic systems have you used in either an academic or research library environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Bookends
  • EndNote
  • Biblioscape
  • Zotero
  • Papers
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following systems have you trained library patrons to use? Answer to this question is required
  • PubMed
  • EndNote
  • ScienceDirect
  • Advanced Google Searching
  • Web of Science
  • Journal Citation
  • ProQuest Environmental Science Collection
  • None of the above
8 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Prepared a budget plan
  • Reviewed proposed contract work plans
  • Evaluated performance schedules/milestones
  • Reviewed funding requests
  • Approved payments
  • Monitored outputs/deliverables
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  • Closed out and archived a project
  • Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
  • Developed short term acquisition plans
  • Developed long term acquisition plans
  • None of the above
9 Select the statements that describe your experience specific to the management of contract documentation: Answer to this question is required
  • Maintaining hard copy contract files in an organized and secured location.
  • Maintaining contract data in an electronic procurement system.
  • Conducting reviews of contract documentation to ensure quality and compliance.
  • Managing predefined metrics and measures to ensure data integrity.
  • Responding to congressional inquiry and Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.
  • 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 Where did you learn about the position(s) available at the EPA? Answer to this question is required
  • EPA webinar or flyer
    13.1 Enter month/year of webinar or flyer distribution. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair hosted or attended by the EPA
    13.1 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