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* 1.GS-9 - Choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-08 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed two years of graduate level education in an appropriate field of engineering, engineering or industrial technolocy, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science or mathematics.
  3. I have successfully completed an internship which is directly related to the work of this position.
  4. I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.Select the response that best describes your coordination and management experience assembling and distributing specifications and drawings for issues solicitations for water resource projects.
  1. I have performed this duty on a regular and routine basis.
  2. I have supported performing some of the duties on an occasional basis.
  3. I have received training in these duties.
  4. None of the above.


* 3.Select the one response that best describes your highest level of experience working on civil engineering drawings.
  1. I have independently produced final specifications drawings showing general structure and site arrangements, concrete and steel details, and process diagrams with limited direction provided by others.
  2. I have independently produced appraisal-level and feasibility-level drawings showing general structure and site arrangements, concrete and steel details, and process diagrams with limited direction provided by others.
  3. I have produced final specifications drawings showing general structure and site arrangements, concrete and steel details, and process diagrams with significant direction provided by others.
  4. I have provided appraisal-level and feasibility-level drawings showing general structure and site arrangements, concrete and steel details, and process diagrams with significant direction provided by others.
  5. I have translated civil and structural engineering details produced by others into final engineering drawings.
  6. None of the above


* 4.Do you have experience, as a regular part of your job, using an automated drafting system to revise and prepare engineering drawings?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select the answer below that best describes your experience in engineering drafting.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. In addition to independently performing this task as a regular part of my job, I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance.


* 6.Select the answer that best describes your ability to prepare civil engineering drawings and cross sections.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. In addition to independently performing this task as a regular part of my job, I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance.


* 7.Select the response that best describes your experience in modeling groundwater movement.
  1. I have no groundwater modeling experience.
  2. I have training or education related to groundwater modeling but no actual work experience.
  3. I have used or modified existing groundwater models created by others to suit my purposes.
  4. I have set up groundwater models using commercial applications.
  5. I am highly skilled in the use of commercial groundwater models. I am considered an expert and other groundwater modelers seek my advice as a technical specialist.


* 8.Select the one response that best describes the extent of your experience in reservoir management or civil/hydraulic engineering.
  1. I have some work experience in the reservoir management field, but mostly dealing with basic or routine hydrologic issues.
  2. I have work experience in reservoir management or civil/hydraulic engineering and have dealt with several, very complex water management issues, such as those that may have involved transmountain or transbasin diversion projects, controversy, litigation, application or modification of reservoir system models, allocation of reservoir supply, forecasting of reservoir supply.
  3. I have supervised technicians or other staff involved in hydrology issues.
  4. Both 2 and 3.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Select the one response below that best describes your hydrologic and/or hydraulic modeling experience, including but not limited to rainfall/runoff, ground water, streamflow routing, water quality or evapo-transpiration modeling.
  1. I am not familiar with the use of hydrologic models.
  2. I have run models created by others.
  3. I have designed and run simple models.
  4. I have designed and run fairly complex models.


* 10.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 manage 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 negotiate 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. None of the above.


* 11.I have provided training on computer procedures for entry, computation, storage & retrieval of hydrologic information.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.I have served as a member of a field crew or work team responsible for recording data and reporting the results for professional analysis or other uses.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.I have measured water quantity field parameters.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.I have collected sediment samples.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.I have established vertical and horizontal datum using survey and geostationary reference techniques.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 16.Select the response that best reflects your experience obtaining water quality field measurements with multi-probe instrumentation.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.I have instructed others in water quality sample preparation, analytical techniques and protocols.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 18.I have instructed others in the methods of record computation, checking and review as they pertain to survey grade GPS data.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 19.I have practical knowledge of collecting and processing Survey Grade GPS data.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 20.Select the response that best describes your ability to perform large-scale and/or multi-resource analysis in support of an enterprise GIS network for water resources.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 21.Select the answer which best describes your experience communicating the application of GIS to planners, resource specialists, managers, and other GIS professionals in Federal, State, and local agencies.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 22.VETERANS: Are you claiming veterans preference?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Select the one response that reflect your veteran preference eligibility. (Additional information regarding veterans preference is available in the Vets Guide that can be found at http://www.opm.gov/veterans/html/vetguide.htm.)
    1. 5-point veteran. (Submit your Report of Separation form Active Duty DD-214.)
    2. 10-point compensable veteran.(Submit a copy of all DD-214, SF-15, and a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, verifying disability.
    3. 30% or more compensably disabled veteran. (Submit a copy of DD-214, SF-15, and a letter from the Veterans Administration, dated 1991 or later, verifying disability.
    4. Other 10-point veteran. (Submit a copy of DD-214 and all required documentation as proof of eligibility.)
    5. Had active duty or reserve service which does NOT meet any of the above.
    6. Not a Veteran with Preference eligibility.
    7. Not a Veteran

        BRANCHED: * 2.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. No


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.

* 23.I understand that information I give may be investigated for purposes of determining eligibility. I consent to the release of information about my ability for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations to authorized representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for financial institutions, medical institutions and other sources, a separate release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 24.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


* 25.If you selected "other" above, please tell us how you found out about these positions.
Maximum length of 250 characters.






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