Skip to main content

Grade: 15

1 GS-15 Choose the answer that BEST describes your experience and/or education relevant to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-14
  • I do not have experience or education as described above.
2 We need to determine if you possess the basic educational background needed to qualify for this position. From the descriptions below, choose the statement that BEST describes your education relevant to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in differential and integral calculus and courses in 5 of the following 7 areas:(a)statics, dynamics;(b)strength of materials;(c)fluid mechanics, hydraulics;(d)thermodynamics;(e)electrical fields and circuits;(f)nature and properties of materials; and (g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics.
  • I have successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (IT) exam, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET-accredited program.
  • I am registered as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first paragraph above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.)
  • I have successfully completed a curriculum leading to 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 have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.
  • My background does not match the above choices.

Grade: All Grades

YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
1 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. 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 HR Office. 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? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
3 I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on the transfer of my military spouse and I certify that I have not previously used this authority to obtain a position in the commuting area of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No
4 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience supervising and managing a staff, analyzing and resolving personnel issues, and carrying out functional assignments through employees supervised: Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed and planned work assignments, developed performance plans, evaluated individuals on attainment of performance standards and objectives, and counseled employees on methods to improve their job performance.
  • I have served as a senior or technical specialist working with lower-graded employees carrying out the functions of the office. I have observed performance and provided feedback to my supervisor on employee assignments.
  • I have served as a senior or technical specialist but do not have experience carrying out technical assignments through co-workers.
  • I have not had experience performing this task.
6 Which of the following statements best describes your experience providing advice, guidance and commentary on issues affecting the operational, tactical, and strategic planning and performance of organizational development planning? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Which response best describes your highest level of project management experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I managed project cost, schedule and technical performance.
  • I managed cost, schedule and technical performance of one or more project tasks.
  • I completed project tasks as a contributor on a project team.
  • None of the above
8 Which leadership activities have you performed to achieve project goals? Answer to this question is required
  • Created project plans
  • Developed project schedules
  • Evaluated project activities
  • Monitored activity towards goals
  • Prepared reports to summarize project progress
  • Recommended actions to managers
  • None of the above
9 Which leadership actions you have performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Developed process guides for team use
  • Chaired team meetings
  • Assigned work
  • Prepared and made oral presentations
  • Reviewed work for quality and technical content
  • Prepared reports and schedules
  • Presented recommendations to managers
  • Ensured completion of assigned work
  • None of the above
10 Which tasks have you performed to explain technical information to others? Answer to this question is required
  • Advised peers on technical information regarding intent and application of policy and regulations
  • Explained policy to management level staff
  • Explained policy or technical issues to public groups of 100 or more
  • Discussed technical or regulatory matters in international forums
  • None of the above
11 For which audiences have you conducted oral briefings on engineering topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Management officials
  • Contractor representatives
  • Industry group representatives
  • None of the above
12 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience conducting technical briefings for management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 I have interpreted international law, federal law, statutes and regulations, organizational policies and practices, and professional standards governing merchant marine operations as they relate to a credentialing program Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 Which of the following statements best describes your experience researching and applying the United States Code, Code of Federal Regulations, and/or USCG Marine Safety policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Have you worked with Naval, Coast Guard, or merchant vessel personnel? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 I have interpreted international law, federal law, statutes and regulations, and professional standards governing merchant marine operations. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False