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Grade: 12

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Grade: All Grades

1 Minimum Qualification Question: Choose the answer that best 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 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 a combination of education and experience described in the announcement and it’s demonstrated by the qualification that I have successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination, or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience described in the announcement and it’s demonstrated by the qualification that I am registered as a as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience described in the announcement and it’s demonstrated by the qualification that I have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first response 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.
2 GS-12 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that 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 professional electrical engineering experience applying a broad knowledge of diverse electrical engineering concepts and procedures to carry out professional engineering studies and assignments. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service.
  • 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.
3 Which tasks have you performed related to contracting and procurement? Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewing contractor's specifications and drawings
  • Reviewing contractor's cost proposals
  • Participating in pre-bid bid openings and pre-work meetings
  • None of the above
4 Which power generation and supply systems or components have you designed? Answer to this question is required
  • Electrical power generation with automatic transfer equipment, remote control, and monitoring capabilities
  • Emergency, standby and uninterruptible power supplies
  • Alarm systems (e.g., fuel system alarms, intrusion detection)
  • Active and passive solar/wind power systems that include battery storage systems
  • Industry standard grounding and bonding systems
  • None of the above
5 Applicants for this position must be currently registered as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Do you meet this requirement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Which tasks have you performed to investigate operational and safety deficiencies of electrical systems? Answer to this question is required
  • Code violations
  • Unauthorized modifications
  • Load carrying capacity
  • None of the above
7 Which electrical equipment have you analyzed to determine how to meet electrical needs? Answer to this question is required
  • Size transformers
  • Switchboards
  • Switchgear
  • Panel boards
  • Luminaries
  • None of the above
8 Which response best describes your highest level of experience designing fire alarm systems for commercial and residential buildings? 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.
9 Which response best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying the National Electric Code (NEC)? 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.
10 Which low and medium voltage electrical systems have you designed? Answer to this question is required
  • Interior electrical power distribution
  • Exterior electrical power distribution
  • Back up power generation systems
  • Remote monitoring systems
  • Electrical circuits
  • None of the above
11 Which electrical analyses have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Load analysis
  • Short circuit calculations
  • Selective coordination calculations
  • Voltage drop calculations
  • None of the above
12 Which response best describes your highest level of experience coordinating building electrical designs with mechanical and architectural engineering? 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 tasks have you performed to coordinate with other engineers and architects in design development for a project? Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured that technical areas were addressed
  • Reviewed areas of overlapping technical responsibility for design consideration
  • Confirmed that project objectives were met
  • Ensured that project schedules were met
  • None of the above
14 For which electrical engineering systems have you developed preliminary and final construction drawings and specifications? Answer to this question is required
  • Lighting
  • Power distribution
  • Communications
  • None of the above
15 Select the answer that best demonstrates your highest level of experience with LEED certified projects: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a LEED certification and have performed the mechanical design on at least one LEED certified project.
  • I have LEED certification, but have not designed a LEED project.
  • I am aware of the LEED process, but I am not certified nor have I been involved in the design of LEED projects.
  • I am not familiar with LEED.
16

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
    16.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No
17 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.
18 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.
19 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