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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 - 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-06 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have successfully completed one year of graduate level education in an appropriate field of engineering, engineering or industrial technology, construction, physics, drafting, surveying, physical science, or mathematics.
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.I have measured material properties of the following materials:
  1. Epoxy coatings
  2. Polyurethane coatings
  3. Foul release coatings
  4. Coal tar epoxy coatings
  5. Vinyl resin coatings
  6. Coal tar enamel coatings
  7. Anti-fouling coatings
  8. None of the above.


* 3.I have measured material properties of coatings using the following tests:
  1. ISO 16773 - Electro-chemical impedance spectroscopy
  2. ASTM D870 –Immersion testing
  3. ASTM D4587– QUV
  4. ASTM D5894– Cyclic temperature – UV / salt fog
  5. ASTM G8– Cathodic disbondment
  6. ASTM D2794– Impact
  7. ASTM D4541- Adhesion
  8. Measure adhesion of new coatings on top of old coatings in the field.
  9. None of the above.


* 4.Select the following response (s) that best describes your experience in testing coatings systems.
  1. I do not have experience performing this task.
  2. I have prepared test samples for coating, including sand blasting and cleaning.
  3. I have painted test samples.
  4. I have applied coatings using a cartridge gun
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Select the responses that best describe your experience performing testing, research, and mixture proportioning for the following:
  1. Concrete
  2. Roller Compacted Concrete
  3. Soil Cement
  4. Alkali – Silica Reaction
  5. Sulfate Durability
  6. Physical Properties Testing
  7. Mass Concrete
  8. Freeze-thaw Durability
  9. Metals
  10. None of the Above


* 6.Select the statement below that best describes your verbal communication skills.
  1. I have no experience speaking in front of groups or giving formal presentations.
  2. I have prepared presentations and spoken in front of small groups (less than 15).
  3. I have prepared and presented verbal presentations to a variety of groups, large and small.
  4. I have prepared and given verbal presentations to a variety of groups on controversial subjects and before hostile audiences.
  5. In addition to any answers above, I have been used as an expert witness in legal proceedings.


* 7.Select all responses that describe your experience working with test data.
  1. Record and tabulate test data
  2. Prepare samples for testing.
  3. Perform calculations
  4. Check test data
  5. Report on test results
  6. None of the above


* 8.I have measured material properties of the following materials.
  1. Concrete
  2. Soils or rock
  3. Geosynthetics
  4. Coatings
  5. Metals
  6. 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.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


* 7.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






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