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Grade: 13

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Grade: All Grades

1 Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  • Referral from a professional organization
  • College placement office
  • Referral from a state or local agency
  • USAJobs.gov
  • Internet job search
  • Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  • Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  • FERC careers on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Other
2 Based on your selection/selections from above please provide further detailed information (i.e which event(s), name of federal employee(s), name of newspaper, journal, magazine, website). Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 Have you visited FERC career social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 If yes, select the pages visited:
    • Facebook
    • Twitter
    • LinkedIn
  • No
4 I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
5 Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described below.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.
Specialized Experience is defined as:  substantial work experience with Python, SQL and RDBMS applications.
6 Select the responses that describe your ability to communicate orally. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interviewed or questioned others to gather needed information.
  • I have provided information to others orally to defend my / my team�s position.
  • I have given brief presentations or updates at meetings (e.g. pre-filing, staff meetings).
  • I have discussed and explained material that may have been controversial or sensitive.
  • I have persuaded others based on facts gathered and determinations that I / my team made.
  • None of the above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience communicating with high-level officials, colleagues, and customers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I routinely communicate with high-level officals, internal customers, and colleagues and follow-up on all inquiries/requests for action.
  • On my own initiative, I have communicated with high-level officials, internal and external customers, and colleagues in order to provide or gather information.
  • I routinely communicate with all levels of colleagues and customers, including high-level officials, in order to provide or gather information.
  • None of the above.
8 Choose the responses that describe your experience working on a team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a team member with some responsibility for monitoring performance and implementation of accounting, audit, or other projects to assist management to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  • I have worked on a team with accounting, audit, or other staff who each had been designated a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked with a team on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, and also sharing responsibility and recognition for the end product or outcomes.
  • I have created an atmosphere for teamwork, cooperation, and productivity which had positive impact.
  • None of the above.
9 I have experience interacting with a team, including accounting, audit, administrative, and other agency specialists, in the application of FERC principles, systems, processes, procedures, and various projects relating to accounting, auditing, enforcement, timekeeping, planning, designing, and testing. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
10 Select the response that best describes your experience using scripting using an RDBMS application. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
11 Select the response that best describes your experience using SQL. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
12 Select the response that best describes your experience using Python. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
13 Select the response that best describes your experience using collaborative software such as GitHub, Team Foundation Services, or SharePoint. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
14 Select the response that best describes your experience managing and organizing large and complex relational databases. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
15 Select the statement that best describes your experience using Python, SQL and RDBMS applications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing the tasks.
  • I have education or training in performing the tasks, but have not yet performed them on the job.
  • I have performed the tasks on the job. My work on the tasks were monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed the tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing the tasks. I have supervised performance or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing the tasks because of my expertise.
16 Do you have experience in performing applied statistical or econometric analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
17 Do you have experience using SAS statistical analysis software to analyze data and develop statistical models as part of your graduate course work requirement or as part of your work place job responsibility? Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
18 Select all those responses that best describe your experience in using statistical, computational and mathematical modeling software Answer to this question is required
  • Advanced Excel (i.e., Programming Macros using Visual Basic).
  • Modeling using a statistical software other than SAS, such as R, Python, STATA, SPSS or EViews.
  • Performed at least one analysis involving simulations.
  • Performed at least one analysis using Linear Programming (LP) Models, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models or Computational non-linear optimization models.
  • Modeling/programming using a computer programming language C/C++ or Java.
  • None of the above.
19 Which of the following best characterizes your knowledge and experience related to data analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed multiple regression and other statistical analyses using a statistical software as part of my graduate school's applied statistical or econometric course work or as part of my work place job responsibility.
  • I have cleaned and prepared data set(s) from raw data for performing my statistical analyses as part my school course work or my work place job responsibility.
  • I have used one or more large survey data sets and performed multiple statistical analyses using a statistical software.
  • I have analyzed the results of statistical analyses and have interpreted those results as a contribution to a project led by others.
  • I have independently performed statistical analysis outside of my course work.
  • I have implemented data verification techniques to quality assure the results of my analysis as part of my workplace job responsibilities.
  • None of the above.
20 Do you have experience in quantitative analysis of energy or other commodity related financial derivative securities, such as options, swaps, and futures? Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False