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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 one response that best describes your experience conducting or participating in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants, dams, or water conveyance structures.
  1. I have conducted operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants and associated facilities.
  2. I have conducted operation and maintenance reviews of dams, water conveyance structures, or electric powerplants.
  3. I have participated in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants, dams, or water conveyance structures.
  4. I have had training and/or education in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric power plants and associated facilities but have had no actual work experience.
  5. None of the above.


4.Select the one response that best describes your experience in applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, operation and maintenance related to water resource projects.
  1. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for multiple large scale water resource projects that include dams, hydroelectric power facilities, and associated distribution systems.
  2. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for a water resource project.
  3. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for major public works facilities.
  4. I have education and training in the operation and maintenance of water resource projects.
  5. None of the above.


5.Are you a current registered professional engineer?
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Do you have a engineer-in-training certificate?
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.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


8.I have extensive work experience writing the following: (Check all that apply)
  1. Operating procedures.
  2. Specifications.
  3. Formal instructions or directives.
  4. Training materials.
  5. Technical documentation describing the design of equipment.
  6. Correspondence within my organization.
  7. Published articles in technical journals.
  8. Correspondence outside my organization.
  9. None of the above


9.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


10.Please select the one 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 large hydro-generation plant, including items such as turbines, generators, governors, pumps, valves, 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 and at a large power hydro-generation plant, including items such as turbines, generators, governors.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout and modification of various major mechanical equipment at a large hydro-generation plant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a large power generation plant.
  5. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large hydro-generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large power generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  7. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems at a large industrial plant.
  8. I have education in the design, layout and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  9. I have education and/or training in operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  10. None of the above.


11.Please select the response(s) that describes your knowledge and experience in repairing and replacing mechanical systems and equipment for a large hydro-generation plant, large power generation plant, or large industrial plant. (Check all that apply).
  1. I have analyzed metallurgy for steel, stainless steel and bronze for repair procedures, failure analysis methods, and design considerations for replacement.
  2. I have experience working with machine shop tools, methods, and processes in a professional (commercial or industrial) work environment.
  3. I have experience in rigging and crane operations for machine disassembly.
  4. I have experience in the methods used to align large mechanical equipment.
  5. I have experience in preparing engineering design drawings using manual drafting.
  6. I have experience in preparing engineering design drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  7. I have used process instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  8. I have experience with the design, layout, and repair and replacement of hydraulic systems.
  9. I have experience in writing specifications and/or statements of work.
  10. I have experience in writing project manuals and/or documents or SOPs.
  11. I have experience working with pumps and piping systems, compressors and pneumatic systems, air conditioning systems, and water conveyance equipment.
  12. I have experience aligning large vertical shaft rotating machines.
  13. I have experience planning and conducting industrial rigging and crane operations.
  14. I have experience with the operation, maintenance, design, or troubleshooting hydrodynamic bearings.
  15. None of the above.


12.Please select the response(s) that describe your general engineering knowledge and experience in the design, repair, and replacement of systems and equipment for a hydro-generation plant or industrial plant. (Check all that apply)
  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. Have 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 repaired compressed air systems.
  11. Designed new or modifications to hydraulic power systems.
  12. Designed construction or modification of large or complex machinery.
  13. Evaluated load carrying capabilities of facilities.
  14. Repair and/or testing of fire protection, detection, or suppression systems.
  15. None of the above.


13.Please select the one response that describes your knowledge and experience operating and maintaining a variety of mechanical systems and equipment for a hydro-electric power system, pumping plants and/or civil works associated with water storage and conveyance facilities.
  1. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a dam and/or pumping plant, including items such as rehabilitation of large gates and valves.
  2. I have professional engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a dam and/or pumping plant, including items such as rehabilitation of large gates and valves.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a dam and/or pumping plant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the operation and maintenance of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a large power generation plant.
  5. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large hydro-generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large power generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  7. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a dam, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  8. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of major mechanical equipment and systems at a large industrial plant
  9. I have education and/or training in operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  10. None of the above.


14.Select the one response that represents your highest level of experience in investigating failures of critical mechanical systems at a large generation plant or dam.
  1. I have education and/or training in analyzing mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, determining possible causes, and writing reports to document findings.
  2. I have participated on a team to investigate mechanical system failures at a hydro-generation plant, identify causative factors, document findings, and recommend corrective actions to avoid or eliminate future failures.
  3. I have participated on a team to investigate mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, identify causative factors, document findings, and recommend corrective actions to avoid or eliminate future failures.
  4. I have led a team or served as the senior consulting engineer to investigate major mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, determined the root cause of the incident, recommended corrective action, and implemented or advised on the implementation of the technical solutions.
  5. I have led a team or served as the senior consulting engineer to investigate major mechanical system failures at a large hydro-generation plant, determined the root cause of the incident, recommended corrective action, and implemented or advised on the implementation of the technical solutions.
  6. None of the above.


15.Select the response(s) that describes your knowledge and experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical systems and equipment for a large hydro powerplant, power generation plant, or industrial plant.
  1. I have selected welding processes and filler material for the repair of various types of equipment and materials in an industrial work environment.
  2. I have worked with machine shop tools, methods, and processes in an industrial work environment.
  3. I have experience in rigging and crane operations for machine disassembly and assembly.
  4. I have experience planning and conducting industrial rigging and crane operations.
  5. I have experience in the methods used to align large mechanical equipment.
  6. I have experience aligning large vertical shaft rotating machinery.
  7. I have used process instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  8. I have experience with design, layout, and replacement of hydraulic systems.
  9. I have experience working with pumps and piping systems, compressors and pneumatic systems, and water conveyance equipment.
  10. I have experience with the operation and maintenance of hydrodynamic bearings.
  11. None of the above.


16.I have mechanical engineering experience working on major equipment and systems at a hydro-generation plant and/or large pumping plant.
  1. Yes
  2. No


17.Select the response(s) that indicate the equipment you have maintained or troubleshot using test equipment or precision measuring instruments.
  1. Turbine machinery such as wicket gates, shear pins, and linkages
  2. Large gates and valves
  3. Hydrodynamic bearings
  4. Cabinet actuator and gateshaft governors
  5. Overhead traveling cranes
  6. Hydraulic systems
  7. Air compressors and air systems
  8. Pumps and water piping systems
  9. None of the above


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 one response that best describes your experience conducting or participating in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants, dams, or water conveyance structures.
  1. I have conducted operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants and associated facilities.
  2. I have conducted operation and maintenance reviews of dams, water conveyance structures, or electric powerplants.
  3. I have participated in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric powerplants, dams, or water conveyance structures.
  4. I have had training and/or education in operation and maintenance reviews of hydroelectric power plants and associated facilities but have had no actual work experience.
  5. None of the above.


4.Select the one response that best describes your experience in applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, operation and maintenance related to water resource projects.
  1. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for multiple large scale water resource projects that include dams, hydroelectric power facilities, and associated distribution systems.
  2. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for a water resource project.
  3. I have experience applying engineering standards, principles and practices related to design, specification, construction, and operation and maintenance for major public works facilities.
  4. I have education and training in the operation and maintenance of water resource projects.
  5. None of the above.


5.Are you a current registered professional engineer?
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Do you have a engineer-in-training certificate?
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.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


8.I have extensive work experience writing the following: (Check all that apply)
  1. Operating procedures.
  2. Specifications.
  3. Formal instructions or directives.
  4. Training materials.
  5. Technical documentation describing the design of equipment.
  6. Correspondence within my organization.
  7. Published articles in technical journals.
  8. Correspondence outside my organization.
  9. None of the above


9.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


10.Please select the one 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 large hydro-generation plant, including items such as turbines, generators, governors, pumps, valves, 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 and at a large power hydro-generation plant, including items such as turbines, generators, governors.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout and modification of various major mechanical equipment at a large hydro-generation plant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the design, layout, and modification of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a large power generation plant.
  5. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large hydro-generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large power generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  7. I have experience in the design, layout, and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems at a large industrial plant.
  8. I have education in the design, layout and modification of major mechanical equipment and systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  9. I have education and/or training in operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  10. None of the above.


11.Please select the response(s) that describes your knowledge and experience in repairing and replacing mechanical systems and equipment for a large hydro-generation plant, large power generation plant, or large industrial plant. (Check all that apply).
  1. I have analyzed metallurgy for steel, stainless steel and bronze for repair procedures, failure analysis methods, and design considerations for replacement.
  2. I have experience working with machine shop tools, methods, and processes in a professional (commercial or industrial) work environment.
  3. I have experience in rigging and crane operations for machine disassembly.
  4. I have experience in the methods used to align large mechanical equipment.
  5. I have experience in preparing engineering design drawings using manual drafting.
  6. I have experience in preparing engineering design drawings using computer aided drafting and design programs (such as AutoCAD).
  7. I have used process instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  8. I have experience with the design, layout, and repair and replacement of hydraulic systems.
  9. I have experience in writing specifications and/or statements of work.
  10. I have experience in writing project manuals and/or documents or SOPs.
  11. I have experience working with pumps and piping systems, compressors and pneumatic systems, air conditioning systems, and water conveyance equipment.
  12. I have experience aligning large vertical shaft rotating machines.
  13. I have experience planning and conducting industrial rigging and crane operations.
  14. I have experience with the operation, maintenance, design, or troubleshooting hydrodynamic bearings.
  15. None of the above.


12.Please select the response(s) that describe your general engineering knowledge and experience in the design, repair, and replacement of systems and equipment for a hydro-generation plant or industrial plant. (Check all that apply)
  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. Have 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 repaired compressed air systems.
  11. Designed new or modifications to hydraulic power systems.
  12. Designed construction or modification of large or complex machinery.
  13. Evaluated load carrying capabilities of facilities.
  14. Repair and/or testing of fire protection, detection, or suppression systems.
  15. None of the above.


13.Please select the one response that describes your knowledge and experience operating and maintaining a variety of mechanical systems and equipment for a hydro-electric power system, pumping plants and/or civil works associated with water storage and conveyance facilities.
  1. I have professional mechanical engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a dam and/or pumping plant, including items such as rehabilitation of large gates and valves.
  2. I have professional engineering experience in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment and systems at a dam and/or pumping plant, including items such as rehabilitation of large gates and valves.
  3. I have experience as a field engineer in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a dam and/or pumping plant.
  4. I have experience as a field engineer in the operation and maintenance of a variety of major mechanical equipment at a large power generation plant.
  5. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large hydro-generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  6. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a large power generation plant, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  7. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of auxiliary mechanical systems at a dam, including items such as compressors, pumps, valves, and piping.
  8. I have experience in the operation and maintenance of major mechanical equipment and systems at a large industrial plant
  9. I have education and/or training in operation and maintenance of mechanical systems, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  10. None of the above.


14.Select the one response that represents your highest level of experience in investigating failures of critical mechanical systems at a large generation plant or dam.
  1. I have education and/or training in analyzing mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, determining possible causes, and writing reports to document findings.
  2. I have participated on a team to investigate mechanical system failures at a hydro-generation plant, identify causative factors, document findings, and recommend corrective actions to avoid or eliminate future failures.
  3. I have participated on a team to investigate mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, identify causative factors, document findings, and recommend corrective actions to avoid or eliminate future failures.
  4. I have led a team or served as the senior consulting engineer to investigate major mechanical system failures at a generation plant or dam, determined the root cause of the incident, recommended corrective action, and implemented or advised on the implementation of the technical solutions.
  5. I have led a team or served as the senior consulting engineer to investigate major mechanical system failures at a large hydro-generation plant, determined the root cause of the incident, recommended corrective action, and implemented or advised on the implementation of the technical solutions.
  6. None of the above.


15.Select the response(s) that describes your knowledge and experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical systems and equipment for a large hydro powerplant, power generation plant, or industrial plant.
  1. I have selected welding processes and filler material for the repair of various types of equipment and materials in an industrial work environment.
  2. I have worked with machine shop tools, methods, and processes in an industrial work environment.
  3. I have experience in rigging and crane operations for machine disassembly and assembly.
  4. I have experience planning and conducting industrial rigging and crane operations.
  5. I have experience in the methods used to align large mechanical equipment.
  6. I have experience aligning large vertical shaft rotating machinery.
  7. I have used process instrumentation to diagnose problems and recommend repairs.
  8. I have experience with design, layout, and replacement of hydraulic systems.
  9. I have experience working with pumps and piping systems, compressors and pneumatic systems, and water conveyance equipment.
  10. I have experience with the operation and maintenance of hydrodynamic bearings.
  11. None of the above.


16.I have mechanical engineering experience working on major equipment and systems at a hydro-generation plant and/or large pumping plant.
  1. Yes
  2. No


17.Select the response(s) that indicate the equipment you have maintained or troubleshot using test equipment or precision measuring instruments.
  1. Turbine machinery such as wicket gates, shear pins, and linkages
  2. Large gates and valves
  3. Hydrodynamic bearings
  4. Cabinet actuator and gateshaft governors
  5. Overhead traveling cranes
  6. Hydraulic systems
  7. Air compressors and air systems
  8. Pumps and water piping systems
  9. None of the above


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.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


10.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


11.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.






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).