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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose one answer which best describes your education and/or experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions at this level.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and properties of materials, or comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any state, District or Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any state, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, math, and engineering science and including engineering courses specified in Choice 2.
  6. I completed a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, math, hydrology or geology, and I have 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering supervision.
  7. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described.


* 2.GS-7 In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, you must have professional experience, graduate education or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Choose the one response that best describes your additional education or experience.
  1. I have at least one full-time year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-5 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience.
  2. I have 1 year of graduate-level education in engineering or a related field which provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities for this position.
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education in engineering or a related field and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualifying requirements for this position.
  4. Superior Academic Achievement- I meet 1 of the following: Upper 1/3 of graduating class based on completed courses; 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or based on final 2 years of curriculum; 3.5 out of a possible 4.0 based on average of required major courses or required major courses in final 2 years of curriculum; Member national scholastic honor society which meets requirements of Assoc. of College Honor Societies.
  5. I completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  6. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described.


3.Select the software application(s) that you utilize proficiently (proficiently means you understand and utilize a majority of the system's functionality/capabilities).
  1. AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT
  2. Microsoft Project
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint
  6. MathCAD
  7. Maximo
  8. Other applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf systems.
  9. None of the above


4.Please select the response(s) that describes your experience in written communication.
  1. Experience writing technical reports, letters, and memorandums.
  2. Experience writing non-technical reports, letters and routine office memorandums.
  3. Experience writing reports, letters and memorandums in draft for review.
  4. Experience developing and writing guidebooks, instructions and procedures for use by others.
  5. Experience developing and writing formal management reports that contain timely and essential information, such as financial and budget information.
  6. Completed course work or formal training in written communications.
  7. None of the above


5.Please select the response(s) that describes your role when participating in a work team or project team. (Check all that apply)
  1. Technical Member
  2. Technical Expert
  3. Facilitator
  4. Team Leader
  5. Project Manager
  6. Supervision of team and team project, responsible for budget, deadlines, decisions, goals, assigning duties and holding team members accountable.
  7. Manager using team results or data.
  8. Administrative assistance
  9. None of the above


6.From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have received education or training AND have utilized in a work environment.
  1. Power Safety Standards
  2. Safe Clearance Procedures
  3. Hazardous Energy Control Program
  4. Job Hazard Analysis
  5. Hazard Communications/Material Safety Data Sheets
  6. OSHA Requirements for High Voltage Safety
  7. Conducting or assisting in presenting periodic safety meetings
  8. Hearing Conservation
  9. Emergency Response Planning
  10. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid
  11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  12. Infectious Control (blood borne pathogens)
  13. Spill Prevention
  14. Fire Extinguishers
  15. Personal Fall Protection
  16. Hazardous Waste
  17. Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  18. Asbestos Awareness
  19. Reclamation Safety and Health Standards (RSHS)
  20. Construction Safety Standards
  21. Defensive Driving
  22. IT Computer Security Awareness
  23. None of the above


7.Choose the response that best describes your experience, education or training in preparing designs and design data packages for use by other engineers or planners, including scheduling, project cost projections, economic analysis, and budget planning in order to design, maintain or repair mechanical systems and equipment at a large power generation plant.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully.


8.Please select the response(s) that describes your general engineering knowledge and experience in the design, repair, modification and replacement of systems and equipment for a large hydro-generation plant or large industrial plant.
  1. Used process control instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  2. Analyzed electrical circuits using basic electrical engineering concepts.
  3. Designed and/or repaired water systems.
  4. Designed and/or repaired water conveyance systems (large conduits, open channels, appurtenant concrete structures).
  5. Designed and/or repaired wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Used standard construction practices, codes, and agency, company, or industry standards to define work standards.
  7. Developed conceptual designs for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system.
  8. Developed designs for control systems.
  9. Designed steel and/or concrete structures.
  10. Designed and/or modified compressed air systems.
  11. Designed and/or modified hydraulic systems.
  12. Designed and/or modified large or complex machinery.
  13. Evaluated load carrying capabilities of facilities.
  14. Designed and/or modified fire protection, detection, or suppression systems.
  15. Designed and/or modified HVAC systems.
  16. None of the above.


9.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical systems and equipment.
  1. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major and auxiliary mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, governors, pumps, large gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  2. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, and governors.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of various major mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical equipment at a powerplant.
  5. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant, including such items as pumps, gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems at an industrial plant.
  7. I have education and/or training in the design, layout, and modification of mechanical equipment and systems, but have not yet performed any of these tasks on the job.
  8. None of the above.


10.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment.
  1. I am highly skilled in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a hydro generation facility and have used these independently and routinely.
  2. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a power generation facility.
  3. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair equipment in an industrial facility.
  4. I have received formal training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. I have not performed these job functions.


11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings for a variety of powerplant equipment.
  1. I have extensive field experience with making drawing corrections, updating the changes, and preparing design drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  2. I have field experience with making drawing corrections and updating the changes using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  3. I have field experience making corrections to mechanical drawings to reflect actual conditions.
  4. I have experience in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  5. I have received training in the use of computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  6. I have no experience or training in preparing or modifying drawings.


Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 Choose one answer which best describes your education and/or experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions at this level.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and properties of materials, or comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any state, District or Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any state, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, math, and engineering science and including engineering courses specified in Choice 2.
  6. I completed a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, math, hydrology or geology, and I have 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering supervision.
  7. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described.


* 2.GS-9 In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, you must have professional experience, graduate education or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Choose the one response that best describes your additional education or experience.
  1. I have at least one full-time year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-7 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience.
  2. I have 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree or I have a master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree in engineering or a related field which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate specialized experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I completed requirements of a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor’s degree in engineering and have 1 year of appropriate professional experience which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities for this position.
  5. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described.


3.Select the software application(s) that you utilize proficiently (proficiently means you understand and utilize a majority of the system's functionality/capabilities).
  1. AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT
  2. Microsoft Project
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint
  6. MathCAD
  7. Maximo
  8. Other applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf systems.
  9. None of the above


4.Please select the response(s) that describes your experience in written communication.
  1. Experience writing technical reports, letters, and memorandums.
  2. Experience writing non-technical reports, letters and routine office memorandums.
  3. Experience writing reports, letters and memorandums in draft for review.
  4. Experience developing and writing guidebooks, instructions and procedures for use by others.
  5. Experience developing and writing formal management reports that contain timely and essential information, such as financial and budget information.
  6. Completed course work or formal training in written communications.
  7. None of the above


5.Please select the response(s) that describes your role when participating in a work team or project team. (Check all that apply)
  1. Technical Member
  2. Technical Expert
  3. Facilitator
  4. Team Leader
  5. Project Manager
  6. Supervision of team and team project, responsible for budget, deadlines, decisions, goals, assigning duties and holding team members accountable.
  7. Manager using team results or data.
  8. Administrative assistance
  9. None of the above


6.From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have received education or training AND have utilized in a work environment.
  1. Power Safety Standards
  2. Safe Clearance Procedures
  3. Hazardous Energy Control Program
  4. Job Hazard Analysis
  5. Hazard Communications/Material Safety Data Sheets
  6. OSHA Requirements for High Voltage Safety
  7. Conducting or assisting in presenting periodic safety meetings
  8. Hearing Conservation
  9. Emergency Response Planning
  10. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid
  11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  12. Infectious Control (blood borne pathogens)
  13. Spill Prevention
  14. Fire Extinguishers
  15. Personal Fall Protection
  16. Hazardous Waste
  17. Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  18. Asbestos Awareness
  19. Reclamation Safety and Health Standards (RSHS)
  20. Construction Safety Standards
  21. Defensive Driving
  22. IT Computer Security Awareness
  23. None of the above


7.Choose the response that best describes your experience, education or training in preparing designs and design data packages for use by other engineers or planners, including scheduling, project cost projections, economic analysis, and budget planning in order to design, maintain or repair mechanical systems and equipment at a large power generation plant.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully.


8.Please select the response(s) that describes your general engineering knowledge and experience in the design, repair, modification and replacement of systems and equipment for a large hydro-generation plant or large industrial plant.
  1. Used process control instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  2. Analyzed electrical circuits using basic electrical engineering concepts.
  3. Designed and/or repaired water systems.
  4. Designed and/or repaired water conveyance systems (large conduits, open channels, appurtenant concrete structures).
  5. Designed and/or repaired wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Used standard construction practices, codes, and agency, company, or industry standards to define work standards.
  7. Developed conceptual designs for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system.
  8. Developed designs for control systems.
  9. Designed steel and/or concrete structures.
  10. Designed and/or modified compressed air systems.
  11. Designed and/or modified hydraulic systems.
  12. Designed and/or modified large or complex machinery.
  13. Evaluated load carrying capabilities of facilities.
  14. Designed and/or modified fire protection, detection, or suppression systems.
  15. Designed and/or modified HVAC systems.
  16. None of the above.


9.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical systems and equipment.
  1. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major and auxiliary mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, governors, pumps, large gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  2. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, and governors.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of various major mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical equipment at a powerplant.
  5. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant, including such items as pumps, gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems at an industrial plant.
  7. I have education and/or training in the design, layout, and modification of mechanical equipment and systems, but have not yet performed any of these tasks on the job.
  8. None of the above.


10.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment.
  1. I am highly skilled in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a hydro generation facility and have used these independently and routinely.
  2. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a power generation facility.
  3. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair equipment in an industrial facility.
  4. I have received formal training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. I have not performed these job functions.


11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings for a variety of powerplant equipment.
  1. I have extensive field experience with making drawing corrections, updating the changes, and preparing design drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  2. I have field experience with making drawing corrections and updating the changes using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  3. I have field experience making corrections to mechanical drawings to reflect actual conditions.
  4. I have experience in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  5. I have received training in the use of computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  6. I have no experience or training in preparing or modifying drawings.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose one answer which best describes your education and/or experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions at this level.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and properties of materials, or comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any state, District or Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any state, District of Columbia, Guam or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering, demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, math, and engineering science and including engineering courses specified in Choice 2.
  6. I completed a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, math, hydrology or geology, and I have 1 year of professional engineering experience under professional engineering supervision.
  7. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirement as described.


* 2.GS-11 In addition to meeting the Basic Requirements, you must have professional experience, graduate education or a combination of professional experience and graduate education. Choose the one response that best describes your additional education or experience.
  1. I have at least one full-time year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-9 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience.
  2. I have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D., or I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering or a related field which provided the knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
  3. I do not meet or exceed the education or experience requirements as described above.


3.Select the software application(s) that you utilize proficiently (proficiently means you understand and utilize a majority of the system's functionality/capabilities).
  1. AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT
  2. Microsoft Project
  3. Microsoft Excel
  4. Microsoft Word
  5. Microsoft PowerPoint
  6. MathCAD
  7. Maximo
  8. Other applications including Government systems and commercial off-the-shelf systems.
  9. None of the above


4.Please select the response(s) that describes your experience in written communication.
  1. Experience writing technical reports, letters, and memorandums.
  2. Experience writing non-technical reports, letters and routine office memorandums.
  3. Experience writing reports, letters and memorandums in draft for review.
  4. Experience developing and writing guidebooks, instructions and procedures for use by others.
  5. Experience developing and writing formal management reports that contain timely and essential information, such as financial and budget information.
  6. Completed course work or formal training in written communications.
  7. None of the above


5.Please select the response(s) that describes your role when participating in a work team or project team. (Check all that apply)
  1. Technical Member
  2. Technical Expert
  3. Facilitator
  4. Team Leader
  5. Project Manager
  6. Supervision of team and team project, responsible for budget, deadlines, decisions, goals, assigning duties and holding team members accountable.
  7. Manager using team results or data.
  8. Administrative assistance
  9. None of the above


6.From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have received education or training AND have utilized in a work environment.
  1. Power Safety Standards
  2. Safe Clearance Procedures
  3. Hazardous Energy Control Program
  4. Job Hazard Analysis
  5. Hazard Communications/Material Safety Data Sheets
  6. OSHA Requirements for High Voltage Safety
  7. Conducting or assisting in presenting periodic safety meetings
  8. Hearing Conservation
  9. Emergency Response Planning
  10. Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid
  11. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  12. Infectious Control (blood borne pathogens)
  13. Spill Prevention
  14. Fire Extinguishers
  15. Personal Fall Protection
  16. Hazardous Waste
  17. Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  18. Asbestos Awareness
  19. Reclamation Safety and Health Standards (RSHS)
  20. Construction Safety Standards
  21. Defensive Driving
  22. IT Computer Security Awareness
  23. None of the above


7.Choose the response that best describes your experience, education or training in preparing designs and design data packages for use by other engineers or planners, including scheduling, project cost projections, economic analysis, and budget planning in order to design, maintain or repair mechanical systems and equipment at a large power generation plant.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform these functions.
  4. I have performed these functions independently as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  5. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them routinely and have carried them out successfully.


8.Please select the response(s) that describes your general engineering knowledge and experience in the design, repair, modification and replacement of systems and equipment for a large hydro-generation plant or large industrial plant.
  1. Used process control instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  2. Analyzed electrical circuits using basic electrical engineering concepts.
  3. Designed and/or repaired water systems.
  4. Designed and/or repaired water conveyance systems (large conduits, open channels, appurtenant concrete structures).
  5. Designed and/or repaired wastewater treatment systems.
  6. Used standard construction practices, codes, and agency, company, or industry standards to define work standards.
  7. Developed conceptual designs for the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) control system.
  8. Developed designs for control systems.
  9. Designed steel and/or concrete structures.
  10. Designed and/or modified compressed air systems.
  11. Designed and/or modified hydraulic systems.
  12. Designed and/or modified large or complex machinery.
  13. Evaluated load carrying capabilities of facilities.
  14. Designed and/or modified fire protection, detection, or suppression systems.
  15. Designed and/or modified HVAC systems.
  16. None of the above.


9.Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical systems and equipment.
  1. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major and auxiliary mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, governors, pumps, large gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  2. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a hydro powerplant, including such items as turbines, generators, and governors.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of various major mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of mechanical equipment at a powerplant.
  5. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical equipment at a hydro powerplant, including such items as pumps, gates and valves, hydraulic systems, compressors, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems at an industrial plant.
  7. I have education and/or training in the design, layout, and modification of mechanical equipment and systems, but have not yet performed any of these tasks on the job.
  8. None of the above.


10.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment.
  1. I am highly skilled in using blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a hydro generation facility and have used these independently and routinely.
  2. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair powerplant equipment in a power generation facility.
  3. I have used blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and repair equipment in an industrial facility.
  4. I have received formal training in these functions, but have not performed them on the job.
  5. I have not performed these job functions.


11.Select the response that best describes your level of experience or training in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings for a variety of powerplant equipment.
  1. I have extensive field experience with making drawing corrections, updating the changes, and preparing design drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  2. I have field experience with making drawing corrections and updating the changes using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  3. I have field experience making corrections to mechanical drawings to reflect actual conditions.
  4. I have experience in preparing and modifying mechanical drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  5. I have received training in the use of computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  6. I have no experience or training in preparing or modifying drawings.


Grade: All Grades
1.Are you a disabled veteran with a 30% or more service-connected disability? You must provide proof of eligibility with your application as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. No


2.Have you ever permanently held the full performance GS grade level, or higher, as listed in this job vacancy? Do not include dates of temporary promotion(s).
  1. Yes
  2. No


3.Please list the dates that you permanently held the grade. (Example: From 10/01/2001 to 9/30/2003)
Maximum length of 250 characters.


4.Are you applying under one (or more) of the special hiring authorities listed below? You must provide proof of eligibility with your application.
  1. Schedule A
  2. Schedule B
  3. Schedule C
  4. Veterans Recruitment Appointment
  5. 30% or More Disabled Veteran
  6. Returning Peace Corps Member
  7. VISTA Volunteer
  8. Student Career Experience Program
  9. Severely Disabled
  10. Presidential Management Intern Program
  11. Career Intern Program
  12. Other
  13. Not applicable


5.If you selected Schedule A, B, C, or “Other” please describe the specific special hiring authority for which you are claiming eligibility. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application as instructed in the vacancy announcement.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


6.Have you ever permanently held, as a Federal civilian employee, a per hour salary that is equal to or higher than the per hour salary listed in this vacancy? Do not include dates of temporary promotions(s).
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.Please list the position title, series, per hour salary, the organization, and the dates (mm/yy to mm/yy) you permanently held this position.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


8.Are you eligible for Indian preference? If "yes", be sure to provide Form BIA-4432, or other acceptable documentation, by the closing date of this vacancy.
  1. Yes
  2. No


9.Provide specific information about your response to the previous question (i.e. professor's name and place of employment; college or university name; job/career fair and location held; friend's name; etc.).
Maximum length of 250 characters.


10.Where did you learn about this vacancy?
  1. Asianlife.com
  2. Diversenote.com
  3. NativeAmericanJobs.com
  4. WorkplaceDiversity.com
  5. Department of Veterans Affairs/Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
  6. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  7. National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  8. Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU)
  9. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)
  10. Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU)
  11. Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  12. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  13. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  14. Referral from a Professional Organization
  15. Job/Career Fair
  16. Referral from a friend or family member
  17. Reclamation Employee
  18. Reclamation Internet Site
  19. Referral from a State or Local government
  20. Referral from another Federal Agency/employee
  21. OPM USAJOBS Internet Site
  22. Other Internet Site
  23. Other


11.Have you recently been separated from Federal service after serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service and are currently CTAP or ICTAP eligible?
  1. Yes
  2. No






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).