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Grade: 14

1 In order to meet the basic requirements for the Engineer job series, applicants must meet one of the criteria in A through G above. Please select the choice that best describes how you meet the basic requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I meet the requirements set forth in A above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in B above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in C above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in D above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in E above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in F above.
  • I meet the requirements set forth in G above.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as defined above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is applying professional mechanical engineering principles, concepts, and practices in evaluation and oversight of energy savings performance contracts; directing, managing and coordinating projects and multi-disciplinary teams to improve energy efficiency of major buildings. Such experience must also include demonstrated expertise in oversight of energy savings contracts; evaluating, rendering decisions on, and taking action to achieve quantifiable, documented savings to the building owner.
All applicants for engineering positions must meet the Basic Requirements. Carefully read the following statements A through G which states the various ways to meet the basic eligibility requirements for all engineering positions:

A) Degree: Professional Engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.

B) Degree: Professional Engineering including differential & integral calculus & courses (more advanced than 1st yr. physics & chemistry) in 5 of the following areas: statics, dynamics; strength of materials; fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields & circuits; nature & properties of material (relating to particle & aggregate structure to properties) & any other comparable area of engineering science or physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.

C) College level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical & mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques, and their applications to one of the branches of engineering, evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.

D) College level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical & mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques, and their applications to one of the branches of engineering, evidenced by successfully passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination.

E) College level education, training and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical & mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences & techniques, and their applications to one of the branches of engineering, evidenced by successfully passing the written test administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, D.C., Guam or Puerto Rico.

F) College level education, training and/or technical experience -- evidenced by successful completion of at least 60 semester hrs. of courses in the physical, mathematical, & engineering sciences & in engineering that included the courses specified in Option B above. Courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.

G) College level education, training & or technical experience evidenced by successful completion of a curriculum leading a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision & guidance.

3 Please select the answer(s) that best reflect your knowledge of Federal Energy Management. Answer to this question is required
  • I am familiar with Federal laws and Executive Orders regarding Energy.
  • I have conducted Energy Audits and Life Cycle Costing Analysis.
  • I have implemented energy reduction measures.
  • I have participated in researching and applying new technology.
  • I am familiar with Department of Energy (DOE) programs.
  • None of the above.
4 With regard to contract administration, I have (check all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Determined whether the contractor has fulfilled all contract requirements
  • Determined if any corrective actions are needed
  • Investigated and resolved differences of fact
  • None of the above
5 On a regular and recurring basis, my position responsibilities include serving as an expert or advisor in the following professional areas:  Answer to this question is required
  • Engineering and building program plans, strategies, goals and initiatives for a major professional engineering, architectural or real estate development organization.
  • Engineering regulations policies, and methodologies for a major professional engineering, architectural or real estate development organization.
  • Managing interdisciplinary teams of professional and technical experts for major facility management programs such as fire safety, environmental, occupational safety and health, energy, occupancy management, and building services.
  • Building codes and risk management.
  • Contracting officer's technical representative for architect/engineering and other building service contracts.
  • Complex cost estimating or financial evaluations integrated with professional knowledge.
  • None of the above.
6 Choose the response which best reflects your experience applying professional engineering/architecture specification requirements, rules and regulations, and building and industry codes to manage assigned building design, construction, repair and alteration projects on schedule, on budget and within scope parameters while implementing professional innovations and optimizing building performance (i.e., reduced energy consumption, mechanical equipment optimization, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience performing this task.
  • I have performed similar or directly related tasks and my experience or training has equipped me to perform these functions successfully.
  • I have independently performed this kind of professional project work and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have assisted a senior staff member in evaluating and implementing recommendations to improve program performance and measuring success/progress towards meeting these kinds of goals.
  • I am highly skilled at managing and evaluating professional projects to achieve the above types of customer and business performance goals. I have performed this task routinely and have conducted training in this area.
7 I have assisted with the following construction oversight and inspection activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Construction observation and field reporting
  • Construction compliance inspection and testing
  • Responding to Requests for Information and design clarification
  • Shop drawing review and approval
  • Reviewing and approving contractor pay requests
  • Preparing change order scopes of work
  • Reviewing contract documents to confirm design error or discrepancy
  • Evaluating cost and time impact of changes and modifications to construction schedule
  • Preparing independent estimate of change order cost
  • Negotiating change order cost with contractor
  • None of the above
8 I have participated in the following mechanical design and construction activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Determine the governing codes
  • Write design narrative
  • Perform load calculations
  • Coordinate with other design professionals
  • Develop mechanical specifications
  • Produce engineering drawings with AutoCAD
  • Select and specify equipment
  • Review shop drawings & submittals
  • Perform construction observation
  • Resolve field issues during construction
  • None of the above
9 I have experience with the following types of engineering design: Answer to this question is required
  • Designing building engineering systems for mechanical (HVAC) functions.
  • Designing building engineering systems for electrical functions.
  • Calculating required sizes of equipment for building mechanical systems.
  • Calculating required sizes of equipment for building electrical systems.
  • I have had education or training designing engineering systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience designing engineering systems.
10 I have experience planning and executing the following types of energy audits: Answer to this question is required
  • Type 1 Energy Audits (includes walk-thru inspection of the facility to identify O&M issues, deficient equipment, etc.)
  • Type 2 Energy Audits (includes economic calculations)
  • Type 3 Energy Audits (includes computer modeling to determine actual year-round energy consumption; includes detailed analyses)
  • None of the above
11 I have experience in monitoring, inspecting, and preparing reports of findings concerning the following types of building systems in a commercial office building environment: Answer to this question is required
  • Environmental control systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems
  • Fire prevention equipment and systems
  • Plumbing
  • Building Automation systems (BAS) programming
  • None of the above
12 I have the following HVAC experience: Answer to this question is required
  • Resolving HVAC control problems during project construction and occupied facilities.
  • Commissioning mechanical HVAC systems associated with construction projects.
  • Decommissioning mechanical HVAC systems in occupied facilities.
  • None of the above
13 Do you have an understanding of mechanical engineering principles and practices applicable to the full range of engineering duties concerned with design, operation and inspection of finished work and work in progress? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Do you have knowledge of energy engineering methods and techniques? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 I have performed electrical engineering design for the following occupancy types: Answer to this question is required
  • Low-rise buildings
  • High-rise buildings
  • Business occupancies
  • Assembly occupancies
  • Storage occupancies
  • Essential electronic facilities / computer rooms
  • Motor vehicle operations and parking garages
  • Detention & corrections occupancies
  • I have had education or training in performing electrical engineering design in various occupancies, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with electrical engineering design for any occupancy type.
16 I have experience evaluating energy conservation opportunities and best practices for the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Maximizing energy savings
  • Meeting national energy goals
  • Accelerating deployment of underutilized and renewable technologies
  • Identifying and understanding processes to get to net zero energy
  • Identifying potential issues/problems related to an energy program
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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Please Note: Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES (Political) employees in the Executive Branch. So, if you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide the following information regarding your most recent political appointment: 1. Position Title 2. Type of Appointment (i.e., Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non Career SES) 3. Agency 4. Dates held (beginning and ending dates) Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
2 Are you a current General Services Administration associate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 GSA's Associate Performance Plan and Appraisal System states that to be promoted within GSA, an employee's most recent rating of record must be at the Level 3 or higher. Which of the following best describes the rating you received on your most recent performance appraisal (rating of record)?
    • Level 2 or below
    • Level 3 or higher
    • I have not received a performance appraisal (rating of record) from GSA under the five-tier rating system
    • This position would not be a promotion as my current position is at the same or higher grade.
    2.2 Please list the date received, level of rating, and the name of the supervisor who issued the rating. If you have not received a rating, please provide the reason you have not received one. Your response will be limited to 1,000 characters which is approximately one-quarter typewritten page. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
    2.1 Do you have a current annual performance rating that is equal to pass or successful?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.2 Give the date of your last official appraisal, the name, title & phone number of the supervisor who evaluated your performance. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 If you are eligible based on being a current or former Land Management employee, select the Land Management agency for which you are/were employed: Answer to this question is required
  • Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • None of the above
4 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith and/or understand the information provided above.