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Grade: 14

1 GS-14 In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications for all grades, choose the answer that describes your professional experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of professional electrical engineering experience (equivalent to the GS-13 level in the federal service) managing large-scale projects involving marine or electrical engineering systems such as developing electrical designs, plans and specifications, for shipboard power generation and distribution systems or solving difficult engineering problems associated with modernization, conversion, maintenance and repair of ships and boats.
  • I do not meet the requirement described above.

Grade: All Grades

YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
1 Minimum Qualification Question (For all Grades): Choose the answer that describes your education and experience as it relates to the occupational requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering (accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum).
  • I have completed a bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following (SEE BELOW) seven areas of engineering science or physics:
  • I have current registration as a professional engineer by a State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration (given by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in various States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico), and, completed all requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included 60 semester hours in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or, a BET from an ABET-accredited program.
  • 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 differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following (SEE BELOW) seven areas of engineering science or physics:
  • 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 one year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.
  • My background does not match any of the above choices.
2 For which indicators have you reviewed ship construction drawings and specifications? Answer to this question is required
  • Electrical adequacy
  • Technical feasibility
  • Conformity to marine electrical regulations and standards
  • None of the above
3 Which marine electrical standards have you interpreted and applied in your work? Answer to this question is required
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC)
  • International Organization of Standardization (ISO)
  • Radio Technical Commission for Maritime Services (RTCM)
  • None of the above
4 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience applying marine electrical engineering design principles, concepts, and practices to ship design. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and planned designs for electrical engineering projects that involved interacting concepts, or conditions.
  • I have conducted conventional design work for projects with unusual components in a critical laboratory or specialization area.
  • I have supported the design and development of conventional electrical technology, systems, equipment, or hardware for routine engineering projects.
  • I completed education or training related to electrical engineering, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I do not have experience with electrical engineering design concepts.
5 With which marine electrical power generation and distribution system components do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Generators, switchboards and motor control centers
  • AC and DC motor and motor controllers
  • Electric propulsion and control systems
  • Overcurrent protection devices with cables
  • Emergency power systems
  • Alarms and monitoring of vital systems
  • Microprocessor based control of marine systems (propulsion, steering)
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • None of the above
6 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience evaluating plans for shipboard electrical systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated multiple electrical system plans to determine compliance with published electrical engineering regulations or standards.
  • I have reviewed proposed electrical systems for compliance with published electrical engineering regulations and/or standards.
  • I do not have experience reviewing proposed electrical systems.
7 Which tasks have you performed to operate and maintain vessel equipment and systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Repaired steam plants
  • Repaired legacy electrical systems
  • Repaired legacy hydraulic systems
  • Repaired legacy engineering systems
  • Operated steam plants
  • Operated legacy electrical systems
  • Operated legacy hydraulic systems
  • Operated legacy engineering systems
  • None of the above
8 With which marine electronic or electrical power generation and distribution system components do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Generators, Switchboards and Motor Control Centers
  • AC and DC Motor and motor controllers
  • Electric propulsion and control systems
  • Overcurrent protection and selectivity of overcurrent protective devices
  • Wiring materials and methods
  • Hazardous area equipment
  • Emergency power systems
  • Alarm and monitoring of vital systems
  • Microprocessor-based control of marine systems (propulsion, steering)
  • Programmable logic controllers
  • None of the above
9 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience reviewing technical data and documentation for marine shipboard electrical equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience reviewing technical data and documentation for marine shipboard electrical equipment.
  • I have completed education or training related to marine shipboard electrical equipment, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have reviewed technical/ commercial drawings, proprietary information and rights to data issues to determine the validity for use in government contracts.
  • I have read and interpreted the technical validity of schematics, blueprints, work orders, engineering change orders, and supply and technical manuals for the selection of parts and other determinations.
  • I have identified and made corrections of omissions and errors in requirements documentation.
  • I have prepared comments on the results of review and analysis.
10 Have you had training in marine inspections, marine transportation, nautical sciences or marine engineering and received a license, certificate, or diploma. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 For which shipboard systems have you prepared engineering designs, drawings, technical specifications and estimates (for alteration, repair, or maintenance)? Answer to this question is required
  • Ship Distributive Piping systems
  • Boilers and heating equipment
  • Air Conditioning water chiller plants and equipment
  • Refrigeration plants and equipment
  • Fuel and oil purification equipment
  • Sewage treatment systems
  • Hydraulic power units and systems
  • Combustion air intake and exhaust systems
  • HVAC equipment
  • Deck Machinery and Weight Handling Systems
  • Diesel Engines
  • Gas Turbines
  • Electrical Generation and Distribution Systems
  • Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Electronic Control Systems and Software for Marine Machinery
  • Hull Structural Systems
  • Propulsion machinery systems including their controls
  • None of the above
12 Which response best describes your highest level of experience evaluating construction drawings and specifications for marine electrical systems (e.g., lighting, power generation)? 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 Which response best describes your highest level of experience ensuring that marine electrical technical policies and regulations integrate emerging technologies and concepts? 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.
14 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