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Grade: 11

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 a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of engineering science or physics.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering from a foreign institution that has been accepted as equivalent to a conventional U.S. higher education program.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration; and, completion of a bachelor¿s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college/university that included at least 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included differential and integral calculus. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor¿s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 GS-11 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree that is directly related to the duties of this position.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
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.
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.
3 Select the answers that describe mechanical engineering tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted specifications for procurement of equipment.
  • Drafted specifications for installation or maintenance of equipment.
  • Inspected systems to determine configuration and condition.
  • None of the above.
4 Which resources have you referenced when performing professional mechanical engineering duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency manuals of instructions and operations.
  • Manufacturer's catalogs and handbooks.
  • Standard designs developed and described by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Master or guide specifications developed and prescribed by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Files of previous projects undertaken by the organization.
  • Standard work practices in the area of application as taught in engineering courses or generally accepted by engineers as a result of experience.
  • Codes and standards published by recognized engineering societies and organizations.
  • Engineering design and analysis software.
  • None of the above.
5 Which response best describes your highest level of experience applying engineering principles to determine levels of safety? 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.
6 Applicants for this position must be familiar with shipboard mechanical engineering systems and equipment. Do you have this experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards (e.g. ASME, API, SAE). Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards.
  • I have completed education or training related to these engineering industry standards, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have interpreted and applied these engineering industry standards in commercial design.
  • I have applied these engineering industry standards to provide oversight of commercial inspected marine vessel plans.
  • I have participated in ASME, API, SAE, ASTM, OR ISO technical committees.

Grade: 12

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 a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of engineering science or physics.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering from a foreign institution that has been accepted as equivalent to a conventional U.S. higher education program.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration; and, completion of a bachelor¿s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college/university that included at least 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included differential and integral calculus. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor¿s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 GS-12 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement described above.
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.
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.
3 For which vessels have you designed marine shipboard auxiliary machinery requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Small boats
  • Patrol boats
  • Buoy tenders
  • Ocean going tugs
  • Icebreakers
  • Medium and high endurance cutters
  • Experimental vessels
  • None of the above
4 Select the answers that describe mechanical engineering tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted specifications for procurement of equipment.
  • Drafted specifications for installation or maintenance of equipment.
  • Inspected systems to determine configuration and condition.
  • None of the above.
5 Which resources have you referenced when performing professional mechanical engineering duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency manuals of instructions and operations.
  • Manufacturer's catalogs and handbooks.
  • Standard designs developed and described by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Master or guide specifications developed and prescribed by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Files of previous projects undertaken by the organization.
  • Standard work practices in the area of application as taught in engineering courses or generally accepted by engineers as a result of experience.
  • Codes and standards published by recognized engineering societies and organizations.
  • Engineering design and analysis software.
  • None of the above.
6 Which response best describes your highest level of experience applying engineering principles to determine levels of safety? 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 statement best describes your highest level of experience providing technical advice to other personnel? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I have verified my response with a more senior staff member or supervisor prior to giving advice to others.
  • I have provided advice to non-technical or technical individuals but not both.
  • I have provided advice to both technical and non-technical individuals.
8 Applicants for this position must be familiar with shipboard mechanical engineering systems and equipment. Do you have this experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards (e.g. ASME, API, SAE). Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards.
  • I have completed education or training related to these engineering industry standards, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have interpreted and applied these engineering industry standards in commercial design.
  • I have applied these engineering industry standards to provide oversight of commercial inspected marine vessel plans.
  • I have participated in ASME, API, SAE, ASTM, OR ISO technical committees.
10 Which shipboard mechanical engineering equipment/systems have you maintained? Answer to this question is required
  • Marine propulsion equipment and systems
  • Maneuvering thrusters
  • Generator prime movers
  • Shipboard equipment control and monitoring systems
  • None of the above

Grade: 13

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 a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of engineering science or physics.
  • I have a degree in professional engineering from a foreign institution that has been accepted as equivalent to a conventional U.S. higher education program.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration; and, completion of a bachelor¿s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college/university that included at least 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included differential and integral calculus. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor¿s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 GS-13 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience as it relates to the basic qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement described above.
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.
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.
3 For which vessels have you designed marine shipboard auxiliary machinery requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Small boats
  • Patrol boats
  • Buoy tenders
  • Ocean going tugs
  • Icebreakers
  • Medium and high endurance cutters
  • Experimental vessels
  • None of the above
4 Select the answers that describe mechanical engineering tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted specifications for procurement of equipment.
  • Drafted specifications for installation or maintenance of equipment.
  • Inspected systems to determine configuration and condition.
  • None of the above.
5 Which resources have you referenced when performing professional mechanical engineering duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Agency manuals of instructions and operations.
  • Manufacturer's catalogs and handbooks.
  • Standard designs developed and described by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Master or guide specifications developed and prescribed by the central engineering staff of the organization.
  • Files of previous projects undertaken by the organization.
  • Standard work practices in the area of application as taught in engineering courses or generally accepted by engineers as a result of experience.
  • Codes and standards published by recognized engineering societies and organizations.
  • Engineering design and analysis software.
  • None of the above.
6 Which response best describes your highest level of experience applying engineering principles to determine levels of safety? 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 statement best describes your highest level of experience providing technical advice to other personnel? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I have verified my response with a more senior staff member or supervisor prior to giving advice to others.
  • I have provided advice to non-technical or technical individuals but not both.
  • I have provided advice to both technical and non-technical individuals.
8 Applicants for this position must be familiar with shipboard mechanical engineering systems and equipment. Do you have this experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards (e.g. ASME, API, SAE). Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience interpreting and applying marine engineering industry standards.
  • I have completed education or training related to these engineering industry standards, but have not applied this knowledge in my work.
  • I have interpreted and applied these engineering industry standards in commercial design.
  • I have applied these engineering industry standards to provide oversight of commercial inspected marine vessel plans.
  • I have participated in ASME, API, SAE, ASTM, OR ISO technical committees.
10 Have you evaluated new developments in the marine mechanical engineering field? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which shipboard mechanical engineering equipment/systems have you maintained? Answer to this question is required
  • Marine propulsion equipment and systems
  • Maneuvering thrusters
  • Generator prime movers
  • Shipboard equipment control and monitoring systems
  • None of the above
12 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience integrating and optimizing shipboard machinery systems with other systems and with the overall ship/boat design? 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.

Grade: All Grades

1 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.
2 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.
3 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
4

I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on my marriage to an active duty military member and/or disability or death of my military spouse resulting from active duty service.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No