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Grade: 12

1 I have at least one year of full time specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level directly in or closely related to the field of work for which application is made that demonstrates skill to perform the duties of the position described in this announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service or comparable pay band system related to the work of this positon?  This specialized experience is defined as installing, inspecting, testing, and making repairs to HVAC system and/or Building Automation System; leading subordinate technicians to complete assigned tasks related to Building Management Systems; programming of HVAC systems and/or Building Automation System including adding devices and creating functions to perform various output sequences.    

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please identify the position or positions on your resume that demonstrate this experience, and briefly state that experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
3 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of experience working with Distributed Digital Controls (DDC)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with distributed digital controls (DDC) as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have no experience, education, or training with distributed digital controls (DDC).
  • I have experience working with distributed digital controls (DDC) on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training with distributed digital controls (DDC), but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience working with distributed digital controls (DDC) as a central or major part of my work, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Which of the following HVAC systems do you have experience working with? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Constant volume air handling systems
  • Variable volume air handling systems
  • Multi-zone volume air handling systems
  • Hot deck/Cold deck volume air handling systems
  • Boiler systems
  • Chiller systems
  • Condenser systems
  • Heat exchangers
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following Distributed Digital Controls (DDC) systems do you have experience working with? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Siemens Apogee
  • Siemens Simatic
  • JCI Metasys
  • Honeywell XL line
  • Capron controls
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following statement best describes your knowledge with fan and pump laws? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used my knowledge to apply fan and pump laws as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in fan and pump laws.
  • I have had education or training in fan and pump laws, but have not yet used my knowledge to perform a task on the job.
  • I have used my knowledge in fan and pump laws on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have used my knowledge in fan and pump laws to perform tasks as a central or major part of my work, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task
7 Do you have experience analyzing complex engineering proposals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Do you have experience studying mechanical drawings and specifications to identify potential problems and arrive at solutions or make recommendations for design change and/or substitution of materials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Have you reviewed proposed sequences of operation and suggested improvements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Have you created statements of work base complex engineering proposals? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which of the following statements best describes your experience with system design modifications and preparing procurement packages for HVAC systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with systems design modifications and preparing procurement packages for HVAC systems as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training with systems design modifications and preparation of procurement packages for HVAC systems.
  • I have had education or training with systems design modifications and preparing procurement packages for HVAC systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience working with systems design modifications and preparation of procurement packages for HVAC systems on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have experience working with systems design modifications and preparing procurement packages for HVAC systems as a central or major part of my work, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Which of the following statements best describes your level of involvement in maintenance/project meetings? Answer to this question is required
  • I have attended maintenance/project meeting to receive instructions.
  • I have participated in maintenance/project meetings by offering input.
  • I have assisted in the coordination and management of maintenance/project meetings.
  • I have coordinated and led maintenance/project meetings.
  • I do not have experience with maintenance/project meetings.
13 Which of the following statements best describes your experience managing calendars and suspense dates to provide support services? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working on individual projects and assignments that are of high priority to the organization. My assignments are generally completed with assigned suspense dates.
  • I manage calendars and multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and to also meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work.
  • In addition to managing calendars and multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period I negotiate suspense date, changes, and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf, as well as of my work group.
  • I do not have experience managing calendars and working on assignments with suspense dates.
14 Which of the following statements best describes your level of experience in the analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience performing analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training performing analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment.
  • I have had education or training in the analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment, but has not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience performing analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment experience on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have experience performing analysis and troubleshooting of programs used in the control of mechanical equipment as a central or major part of my work, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Which of the following statement reflects your experience in drafting, writing, and editing correspondence, reports, or other documents? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have received post-high school instruction and/or training in written communication (e.g., college papers), but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have composed non-technical correspondence (e.g., letters, memoranda).
  • I have composed technical correspondence or reports (e.g., briefings, background papers, press releases, research results).
  • I have prepared draft documents and/or routine correspondence such as responses for common requests or questions.
  • I have reviewed outgoing correspondence for supervisor's signature, proper format, grammatical, or typographical errors.
  • I have made grammatical corrections of my own work in relation to the preparation of final documents (e.g., regular correspondence, internal and external memoranda, reports, etc.)
  • I have made grammatical corrections to other people's work in relation to the preparation of final documents.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
16 Which of the following computer software programs and/or applications do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • Email
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Automated building management systems
  • Internet search engines
  • Auto-Cadd
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following statements best describes your level of experience analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB) as a regular part of the job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had experience, education, or training analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB).
  • I have had education or training analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB), but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB) on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have experience analyzing building systems and making recommendations to enhance facility sustainability initiatives (e.g. LEED EB), and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair or informational session
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Community or professional organization
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.