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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 statement that best describes your experience in the planning process for water supply and conveyance projects.
  1. I often work with multi-disciplinary planning teams on large, multi-faceted water supply and conveyance projects.
  2. I have worked on some multi-disciplinary planning teams for large, multi-faceted water supply and conveyance projects.
  3. I often work with multi-disciplinary planning teams.
  4. I have worked on multi-disciplinary planning teams.
  5. I have worked with other professional disciplines on planning projects.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to identify alternatives and make recommendations for solving highly complex engineering problems.
  1. I have developed alternatives requiring considerable independent research to identify sources of information, collect and analyze data, and determine applicability to complex engineering problems where precedents do not exist.
  2. I have provided recommendations for solutions to engineering problems that required a working knowledge of more than one engineering discipline (e.g. civil, mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical engineering).
  3. I have provided recommendations for solutions to civil engineering problems that could be resolved by engineering calculations typical of the specialization or area of assignment.
  4. I have interacted with and exchanged factual and technical information with co-workers who were performing related work in order to resolve common or recurring issues and problems.
  5. I have served as team leader for brainstorming sessions or value engineering studies to identify potential solutions for complex engineering problems.
  6. I have participated in brainstorming sessions or value engineering studies to identify potential solutions for complex engineering problems.
  7. I have provided advice and guidance on general engineering problems that could be solved by applying proven theory or by conventional engineering applications or approaches.
  8. I have prepared basic information for use by engineers such as standard calculations, graphs, curves, or tables. Recorded factual data for tests and observation studies or searched reports to obtain information.
  9. I have education or training in problem solving processes, but limited experience in application of techniques.
  10. None of the above.


* 5.Select all responses that describe your experience developing and/or reviewing technical reports, guidance and policy regarding planning and construction assistance programs.
  1. I have independently developed and reviewed technical reports addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  2. I have independently developed and reviewed guidance or policy addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  3. I have been involved in the development or review of technical reports addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  4. I have been involved in the development or review of guidance or policy addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience with project management principles including developing project schedules, budgets, budget implementation, and tracking to ensure overall accomplishment of large planning projects.
  1. I have developed, implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for large and/or complex projects.
  2. I have developed, implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for smaller and simpler projects.
  3. I have implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for large and/or complex projects.
  4. I have implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for smaller and simpler projects.
  5. I have some experience working with program and/or project budgets and schedules.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Select the one response that reflects your experience in developing and managing budgets.
  1. I have not been assigned responsibility for developing and managing budgets.
  2. I have assisted in developing and managing budgets.
  3. I have been responsible for developing and managing single-year budgets for a project unrelated to engineering and construction services.
  4. I have been responsible for developing and managing single-year budgets for engineering and construction services.
  5. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year budgets to carry out engineering and construction services that included multiple funding sources.
  6. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year budgets involving interdisciplinary teams to carry out engineering and construction services.
  7. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year cost sharing budgets to carry out engineering and construction service projects.
  8. I have been responsible for managing and directing multiple engineering and construction services that are/were in progress concurrently with responsibility for establishing multi-year and cost sharing budgets for interdisciplinary teams.


* 8.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in program management activities.
  1. I have managed through subordinate staff, all aspects of major projects that had a significant impact on the mission of the organization.
  2. I have formulated work plans, schedules, and justifications for inclusion in the Federal budgeting process.
  3. I have worked effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers during both routine and difficult situations.
  4. I have developed immediate and long-term program goals, objectives, and milestones for all program areas of responsibility.
  5. I have conducted formal and informal presentations to internal and external customers in both formal and informal settings.
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Select the one response that best describes your experience in delivering quality work products that satisfy team and/or organizational priorities and deadlines.
  1. I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are of high priority to the organization. My work assignments are most generally completed within assigned deadlines and milestones. When additional time is needed, I am normally able to obtain it from my team leader or supervisor.
  2. I am proficient at managing multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I am normally capable of resolving the conflicts independently or by involving the team leader or supervisor.
  3. In addition to managing multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period, I am proficient at negotiating deadlines, changes and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I have assisted others to determine how best to use their time and how to re-prioritize their work when situations warrant.
  4. I am able to stay on task during periods of ambiguity and flux in the organization. Should changes in my work assignments, deadlines, or priorities become necessary, I am capable of making the adjustment with minimum supervisory direction or involvement.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to effectively interact with customers, stakeholders, and interested parties.
  1. I have experience in presenting information on technical issues to employees of federal, state, local and tribal governments; water user groups; environmental groups; recreation groups, or the public in a manner that is understandable to people who may be unfamiliar with the issues.
  2. I have experience in working with irrigation district staff and board-of-directors, water user groups, farmers, or ranchers to gain an understanding of their position on technical or controversial issues and respond to their concerns in a non-threatening way.
  3. I have experience in considering differing points of view and accepting criticism in meetings with customers, stakeholders, and the public without becoming angry or antagonistic.
  4. I have experience in remaining calm and persuading others to consider the information I am presenting or the position I represent in situations where the audience may be difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  5. I have experience in conveying information to customers, stakeholders, and interested parties in an open, friendly, and honest manner to build trust and working relationships.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to interact effectively and tactfully within a multi-disciplinary team.
  1. I have experience working in a group or as a team leader on multi-disciplinary teams dealing with design and construction on various types of projects.
  2. I have experience using a variety of facilitation, mediation, conflict management, or consensus-building skills.
  3. I have experience as a supervisor or working as a team member on multi-disciplinary teams dealing with design and construction projects
  4. I am familiar with teamwork only through training or course work related to teams and/or team concepts.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.Select the response(s) that best describe your experience delivering oral presentations covering work related topics.
  1. I have made formal presentations to co-workers on various work related topics.
  2. I have made formal presentations to co-workers or officials outside my employing organization using briefing slides, graphics, hand-outs or other visual materials.
  3. I have delivered informational briefings to officials outside my employing organization using Power Point or other software applications.
  4. I have made formal presentations to officials outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, revise procedures, or expend resources.
  5. I have delivered formal courses of training or instruction using a variety of media.
  6. None of the above.


* 13.Select the responses that describe your ability to orally communicate technical and non-technical information.
  1. I have experience meeting and dealing with a wide variety of disciplines such as federal agencies, private organizations, special interest groups and the general public.
  2. I have participated in meetings to discuss strategies, requirements, project needs, schedules, budgets, and other criteria required to accomplish project requirements or tasks, and/or for developing understanding and consensus.
  3. I have experience meeting and dealing with customers and/or other organizations through formal presentations, technical briefings and public forums.
  4. I have facilitated technical discussions or controversial issues to reach consensus.
  5. I have experience meeting with internal and/or external customers to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  6. I have experience meeting with Tribal representatives to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  7. I have experience in oral communication primarily through involvement in community and/or public service organizations, committee memberships, and/or other organizational membership or involvement.
  8. None of the above.


* 14.Select the response(s) that describes your experience in preparing written documents.
  1. I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  2. I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization.
  3. I have prepared written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports.
  4. I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  5. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information that is complex or controversial in nature.
  6. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  7. I have written technical reports or manuals to provide instructions for proper operation or maintenance of civil structures, or hydraulic, mechanical, or electrical equipment.
  8. I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  9. None of the above.


* 15.Select the following response(s) that best describes your experience communicating information in writing.
  1. I have developed written materials on program or project related issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  2. I have written documents clearly, concisely, and persuasively on program or project related issues for varied audiences.
  3. I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence on program or project related issues for signature by higher-level officials.
  4. I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on program or project related issues on a regular basis in writing.
  5. I have reviewed program or project reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  6. I have developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings or conferences for agency departmental leaders, Congress, the media or the general public on program or project related matters.
  7. None of the above.


* 16.From the following list of environmental statutes, please select those you have knowledge of/are familiar with:
  1. Endangered Species Act
  2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  3. Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (Public Law 93-638)
  4. Clean Water Act
  5. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
  6. Clean Air Act
  7. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  8. Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
  9. National Historic Preservation Act
  10. Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  11. None of the above


17.Select the response that best describes your experience (paid or volunteer) working with Native American or foreign cultures, customs and governments:
  1. Managed all aspects of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  2. Designed or implemented portions of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  3. Participated in the execution of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  4. Familiar with other cultures, customs and governments through formal education or residence, but have not led, designed, executed or participated in a program that addressed these issues.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.Select the statements that apply to your experiences with the planning, design and/or construction of natural or water resources programs or projects on Indian Reservations.
  1. Managed water or natural resources programs on Indian Reservations.
  2. Managed water or natural resources projects on Indian Reservations.
  3. Conducted government to government consultations with Tribes related to existing/proposed water or natural resources programs or projects.
  4. I have no experience in the planning, design and/or construction of natural or water resources programs or projects on Indian Reservations.


* 19.Select the statements that apply to your knowledge and experience with contracting for non-construction projects under Title I of the Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended.
  1. Negotiated and administered P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracts with Tribes.
  2. Taught courses or led workshops on P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.
  3. Successfully completed formal training in P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.
  4. No formal experience or training in P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.


* 20.Select the statements that apply to your knowledge and experience with contracting under Title IV of the Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended.
  1. Negotiated and administered Title IV Annual Funding Agreements with Tribes.
  2. Taught courses or led workshops on Title IV of P.L. 93-638.
  3. Successfully completed formal training in Title IV of P.L. 93-638.
  4. No formal experience or training in Title IV of P.L. 93-638.


* 21.Select the responses below which represent your experience with prior appropriation and Federal reserved water rights systems.
  1. Water rights for Federal projects.
  2. State stream adjudication as it relates to protecting water rights for Federal projects.
  3. Negotiation of Federal/Indian reserved water rights.
  4. Implementation of Federal/Indian reserved water rights.
  5. None of the above.


* 22.Select the one response that best describes your experience developing and/or reviewing congressional legislation or regulations involving Native American issues.
  1. I have experience developing, reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations involving Native American issues.
  2. I have experience reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations involving Native American issues.
  3. I have experience developing, reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations other than involving Native American issues.
  4. I have experience reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations other than involving Native American issues.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 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-12 In addition to meeting basic requirements for engineering positions, choose one answer which best describes your experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions at this level.
  1. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience.
  2. I do not meet the experience requirement as described.


* 3.Select the statement that best describes your experience in the planning process for water supply and conveyance projects.
  1. I often work with multi-disciplinary planning teams on large, multi-faceted water supply and conveyance projects.
  2. I have worked on some multi-disciplinary planning teams for large, multi-faceted water supply and conveyance projects.
  3. I often work with multi-disciplinary planning teams.
  4. I have worked on multi-disciplinary planning teams.
  5. I have worked with other professional disciplines on planning projects.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to identify alternatives and make recommendations for solving highly complex engineering problems.
  1. I have developed alternatives requiring considerable independent research to identify sources of information, collect and analyze data, and determine applicability to complex engineering problems where precedents do not exist.
  2. I have provided recommendations for solutions to engineering problems that required a working knowledge of more than one engineering discipline (e.g. civil, mechanical, hydraulic, or electrical engineering).
  3. I have provided recommendations for solutions to civil engineering problems that could be resolved by engineering calculations typical of the specialization or area of assignment.
  4. I have interacted with and exchanged factual and technical information with co-workers who were performing related work in order to resolve common or recurring issues and problems.
  5. I have served as team leader for brainstorming sessions or value engineering studies to identify potential solutions for complex engineering problems.
  6. I have participated in brainstorming sessions or value engineering studies to identify potential solutions for complex engineering problems.
  7. I have provided advice and guidance on general engineering problems that could be solved by applying proven theory or by conventional engineering applications or approaches.
  8. I have prepared basic information for use by engineers such as standard calculations, graphs, curves, or tables. Recorded factual data for tests and observation studies or searched reports to obtain information.
  9. I have education or training in problem solving processes, but limited experience in application of techniques.
  10. None of the above.


* 5.Select all responses that describe your experience developing and/or reviewing technical reports, guidance and policy regarding planning and construction assistance programs.
  1. I have independently developed and reviewed technical reports addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  2. I have independently developed and reviewed guidance or policy addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  3. I have been involved in the development or review of technical reports addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  4. I have been involved in the development or review of guidance or policy addressing planning and construction assistance programs.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience with project management principles including developing project schedules, budgets, budget implementation, and tracking to ensure overall accomplishment of large planning projects.
  1. I have developed, implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for large and/or complex projects.
  2. I have developed, implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for smaller and simpler projects.
  3. I have implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for large and/or complex projects.
  4. I have implemented and monitored program and/or project budgets and schedules for smaller and simpler projects.
  5. I have some experience working with program and/or project budgets and schedules.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Select the one response that reflects your experience in developing and managing budgets.
  1. I have not been assigned responsibility for developing and managing budgets.
  2. I have assisted in developing and managing budgets.
  3. I have been responsible for developing and managing single-year budgets for a project unrelated to engineering and construction services.
  4. I have been responsible for developing and managing single-year budgets for engineering and construction services.
  5. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year budgets to carry out engineering and construction services that included multiple funding sources.
  6. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year budgets involving interdisciplinary teams to carry out engineering and construction services.
  7. I have been a project manager or team leader with responsibility for establishing multi-year cost sharing budgets to carry out engineering and construction service projects.
  8. I have been responsible for managing and directing multiple engineering and construction services that are/were in progress concurrently with responsibility for establishing multi-year and cost sharing budgets for interdisciplinary teams.


* 8.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in program management activities.
  1. I have managed through subordinate staff, all aspects of major projects that had a significant impact on the mission of the organization.
  2. I have formulated work plans, schedules, and justifications for inclusion in the Federal budgeting process.
  3. I have worked effectively and efficiently with internal and external customers during both routine and difficult situations.
  4. I have developed immediate and long-term program goals, objectives, and milestones for all program areas of responsibility.
  5. I have conducted formal and informal presentations to internal and external customers in both formal and informal settings.
  6. None of the above.


* 9.Select the one response that best describes your experience in delivering quality work products that satisfy team and/or organizational priorities and deadlines.
  1. I normally work on individual projects or assignments that are of high priority to the organization. My work assignments are most generally completed within assigned deadlines and milestones. When additional time is needed, I am normally able to obtain it from my team leader or supervisor.
  2. I am proficient at managing multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work. When priorities conflict, I am normally capable of resolving the conflicts independently or by involving the team leader or supervisor.
  3. In addition to managing multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period, I am proficient at negotiating deadlines, changes and adjustments in priorities with senior management on my own behalf as well as that of my work group. I have assisted others to determine how best to use their time and how to re-prioritize their work when situations warrant.
  4. I am able to stay on task during periods of ambiguity and flux in the organization. Should changes in my work assignments, deadlines, or priorities become necessary, I am capable of making the adjustment with minimum supervisory direction or involvement.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to effectively interact with customers, stakeholders, and interested parties.
  1. I have experience in presenting information on technical issues to employees of federal, state, local and tribal governments; water user groups; environmental groups; recreation groups, or the public in a manner that is understandable to people who may be unfamiliar with the issues.
  2. I have experience in working with irrigation district staff and board-of-directors, water user groups, farmers, or ranchers to gain an understanding of their position on technical or controversial issues and respond to their concerns in a non-threatening way.
  3. I have experience in considering differing points of view and accepting criticism in meetings with customers, stakeholders, and the public without becoming angry or antagonistic.
  4. I have experience in remaining calm and persuading others to consider the information I am presenting or the position I represent in situations where the audience may be difficult, hostile, or distressed.
  5. I have experience in conveying information to customers, stakeholders, and interested parties in an open, friendly, and honest manner to build trust and working relationships.
  6. None of the above.


* 11.Select the response(s) that describe your ability to interact effectively and tactfully within a multi-disciplinary team.
  1. I have experience working in a group or as a team leader on multi-disciplinary teams dealing with design and construction on various types of projects.
  2. I have experience using a variety of facilitation, mediation, conflict management, or consensus-building skills.
  3. I have experience as a supervisor or working as a team member on multi-disciplinary teams dealing with design and construction projects
  4. I am familiar with teamwork only through training or course work related to teams and/or team concepts.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.Select the response(s) that best describe your experience delivering oral presentations covering work related topics.
  1. I have made formal presentations to co-workers on various work related topics.
  2. I have made formal presentations to co-workers or officials outside my employing organization using briefing slides, graphics, hand-outs or other visual materials.
  3. I have delivered informational briefings to officials outside my employing organization using Power Point or other software applications.
  4. I have made formal presentations to officials outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, revise procedures, or expend resources.
  5. I have delivered formal courses of training or instruction using a variety of media.
  6. None of the above.


* 13.Select the responses that describe your ability to orally communicate technical and non-technical information.
  1. I have experience meeting and dealing with a wide variety of disciplines such as federal agencies, private organizations, special interest groups and the general public.
  2. I have participated in meetings to discuss strategies, requirements, project needs, schedules, budgets, and other criteria required to accomplish project requirements or tasks, and/or for developing understanding and consensus.
  3. I have experience meeting and dealing with customers and/or other organizations through formal presentations, technical briefings and public forums.
  4. I have facilitated technical discussions or controversial issues to reach consensus.
  5. I have experience meeting with internal and/or external customers to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  6. I have experience meeting with Tribal representatives to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  7. I have experience in oral communication primarily through involvement in community and/or public service organizations, committee memberships, and/or other organizational membership or involvement.
  8. None of the above.


* 14.Select the response(s) that describes your experience in preparing written documents.
  1. I have written technical reports based upon research, analysis, and data collection that summarize findings and make recommendations to inform or guide others in my organization.
  2. I have written documents that serve as policy or formal guidelines for my organization.
  3. I have prepared written documents that summarize review comments on draft policy, technical papers, or complex reports.
  4. I have written briefing papers that clearly and concisely summarize important points and contain recommendations for consideration by managers in my organization.
  5. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to communicate information that is complex or controversial in nature.
  6. I have written business letters to other organizations or customers to inform them of routine program activities or transmit documents.
  7. I have written technical reports or manuals to provide instructions for proper operation or maintenance of civil structures, or hydraulic, mechanical, or electrical equipment.
  8. I have education or training in written communications, but limited experience.
  9. None of the above.


* 15.Select the following response(s) that best describes your experience communicating information in writing.
  1. I have developed written materials on program or project related issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  2. I have written documents clearly, concisely, and persuasively on program or project related issues for varied audiences.
  3. I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence on program or project related issues for signature by higher-level officials.
  4. I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on program or project related issues on a regular basis in writing.
  5. I have reviewed program or project reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  6. I have developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings or conferences for agency departmental leaders, Congress, the media or the general public on program or project related matters.
  7. None of the above.


* 16.From the following list of environmental statutes, please select those you have knowledge of/are familiar with:
  1. Endangered Species Act
  2. National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
  3. Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 (Public Law 93-638)
  4. Clean Water Act
  5. Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act
  6. Clean Air Act
  7. Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act
  8. Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA)
  9. National Historic Preservation Act
  10. Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  11. None of the above


* 17.Select the response that best describes your experience (paid or volunteer) working with Native American or foreign cultures, customs and governments:
  1. Managed all aspects of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  2. Designed or implemented portions of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  3. Participated in the execution of programs or projects that addressed issues related to different cultures, customs and governments.
  4. Familiar with other cultures, customs and governments through formal education or residence, but have not led, designed, executed or participated in a program that addressed these issues.
  5. None of the above.


* 18.Select the statements that apply to your experiences with the planning, design and/or construction of natural or water resources programs or projects on Indian Reservations.
  1. Managed water or natural resources programs on Indian Reservations.
  2. Managed water or natural resources projects on Indian Reservations.
  3. Conducted government to government consultations with Tribes related to existing/proposed water or natural resources programs or projects.
  4. I have no experience in the planning, design and/or construction of natural or water resources programs or projects on Indian Reservations.


* 19.Select the statements that apply to your knowledge and experience with contracting for non-construction projects under Title I of the Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended.
  1. Negotiated and administered P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracts with Tribes.
  2. Taught courses or led workshops on P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.
  3. Successfully completed formal training in P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.
  4. No formal experience or training in P.L. 93-638 non-construction contracting.


* 20.Select the statements that apply to your knowledge and experience with contracting under Title IV of the Indian Self Determination and Education and Assistance Act, P.L. 93-638, as amended.
  1. Negotiated and administered Title IV Annual Funding Agreements with Tribes.
  2. Taught courses or led workshops on Title IV of P.L. 93-638.
  3. Successfully completed formal training in Title IV of P.L. 93-638.
  4. No formal experience or training in Title IV of P.L. 93-638.


* 21.Select the responses below which represent your experience with prior appropriation and Federal reserved water rights systems.
  1. Water rights for Federal projects.
  2. State stream adjudication as it relates to protecting water rights for Federal projects.
  3. Negotiation of Federal/Indian reserved water rights.
  4. Implementation of Federal/Indian reserved water rights.
  5. None of the above.


* 22.Select the one response that best describes your experience developing and/or reviewing congressional legislation or regulations involving Native American issues.
  1. I have experience developing, reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations involving Native American issues.
  2. I have experience reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations involving Native American issues.
  3. I have experience developing, reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations other than involving Native American issues.
  4. I have experience reviewing and commenting on legislative actions or regulations other than involving Native American issues.
  5. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.If you selected OTHER as your response to the question above, please elaborate on your answer.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Do you understand that you must submit a COMPLETE and DETAILED on-line resume for this announcement and that failure to submit a complete and detailed on-line resume will result in you not being considered for this position? The on-line resume is completed during the registration process and is separate from your answers to vacancy announcement-specific questions.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Your complete and detailed on-line resume MUST include, at a minimum, the following information for each work experience, including military service (prepare a separate entry for each job): 1) Job Title (including series and grade if Federal job); 2) Hours per week; 3) Salary; 4) Starting and ending dates (month and year); 5) Employer's name and address; 6) Supervisor's name and phone number and whether we may contact your current supervisor; 7) Duties and accomplishments. Also include: 1) High School name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED; 2) College or university names, city, state, and zip code if known, majors and type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); 3) list of job related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, membership in professional or honor societies, etc. Please make sure you read the vacancy announcement thoroughly to see if there is any additional supporting documentation required.

I will provide a copy of my college transcripts or equivalent document by the closing date of this announcement to validate my successful completion of the education requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

You are applying under the Delegated Examining announcement. If you want to be considered under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement, you must submit a separate application under that announcement. For more information, see "Who May Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

* 4.VETERANS: Do you know that if you are eligible for consideration as a 30% or more Disabled Veteran or under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act-VEOA (5 or 10-point preference eligible OR veteran with 3 or more years of active duty and honorable discharge), you can also be considered under the concurrent merit promotion announcement stated in JOB SUMMARY section of announcement by submitting a separate application and all required documentation under the concurrent merit promotion announcement.
  1. Yes
  2. Not Applicable






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