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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-9 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience:
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.B. OR J.D., if related.
  3. I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your experience performing planner/estimator work on a regular and recurring basis. Planner/estimator work must have included justification of time, labor, material and cost estimates and preparation of work orders based on knowledge of and experience with facility equipment and machinery. If more than one response applies to you, select the response that most closely aligns with the work of the position to be filled.
  1. I have completed education or training in planner/estimator related duties but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed trainee or sub-journeyman level planner/estimator duties under close supervision.
  3. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties in a heavy industrial or military environment such as manufacturing/processing plants, building construction, military facilities/installations, military vessels, etc. Such experience included knowledge of the associated equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills.
  4. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties for a power generating facility that included experience or knowledge of equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills typically associated with power generating facilities.
  5. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties for a hydroelectric power generating facility that included experience or knowledge of equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills typically associated with hydroelectric power generating facilities.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the response that best describes your level of experience, education or training in using equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment.
  1. I have not performed these job functions.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in an industrial maintenance facility.
  4. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a powerplant facility.
  5. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a hydropower facility. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them independently and routinely.


* 4.Select the response that best reflects your experience working with a diverse workforce to accomplish maintenance and repair tasks in a professional (commercial or industrial) environment.
  1. I have been a foreman or lead mechanic in a commercial or industrial environment, leading a diversely skilled/multi-craft workforce of 4 or more employees and was responsible for the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  2. I have been a member of a diversely skilled/multi-craft workforce and was responsible for contributing to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  3. I have been a member of a single skill/single craft workforce and have experience in working with others to achieve the best results both on a personal and professional basis.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in planning work.
  1. Plan the manpower needed
  2. Estimate and track costs of time and materials
  3. Plan for equipment
  4. Create short and long term work schedules
  5. Manage several jobs at the same time
  6. Manage a job with more than one trade performing the work
  7. Use a maintenance management or planning computer software program
  8. Track job progress and job completion
  9. Procure materials for the project
  10. None of the above


* 6.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in interpreting and applying instructions, specifications and technical information.
  1. Read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  2. Read and interpret manufacturer?s specifications
  3. Use equipment maintenance manuals
  4. Develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules
  5. Explain procedures and safe operating methods
  6. Use equipment operation manuals
  7. None of the above


* 7.Select the response(s) that describes your experience with NERC/WECC Reliability Compliance Requirements (Testing) for Hydropower Plants and Protective Relay System Testing:
  1. I am not familiar with NERC/WECC Reliability Compliance Requirements (Testing) for Hydropower Plants and Protective Relay System Testing.
  2. I have heard of the Reliability Compliance Testing Requirements for Hydropower Plants, but have not performed the compliance testing for protective relay systems.
  3. I have performed the Reliability Compliance Testing for Hydropower Plants and for protective relay systems.


* 8.Choose one answer that best describes your specialized experience as related to electronic records systems.
  1. I have supervised staff responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  2. I have been responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  3. I have been responsible for the bureau/agency-wide capture of appropriate data in an electronic records system.
  4. I have been part of a team responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  5. I have been part of a team responsible for bureau/agency-wide capture of appropriate data in an electronic records system.
  6. I have been responsible for planning, implementing and operating a local electronic records management system.
  7. I have education or training in the operation of electronic records management systems.
  8. I have no experience with electronic records management systems.


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your experience working in Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission programs.
  1. I have developed and implemented agency-wide policy, directives and standards, rules or regulations for a Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission agency.
  2. I have developed and implemented agency-wide policy, directives and standards, rules, or regulations for an organization other than a Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission agency.
  3. I have experience as a team member in developing policy.
  4. I have participated in a review process.
  5. I have knowledge of the policy, rules, or regulations process.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response that best indicates your experience with self-report and/or mitigation plan documentation associated with non-compliance of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or regional standards.
  1. I have never been directly involved with documentation of standard non-compliance.
  2. I have provided input for non-compliance documentation such as reasons for non-compliance, corrective action plans, or milestones.
  3. I have been an official member of a team that generated either a self-report of violation or a mitigation plan. I did not author or write the document myself.
  4. I have written documentation for self-reporting a violation of a NERC or regional standard.
  5. I have provided substantial assistance with writing mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. This is not the same as providing input for the mitigation plan, but providing a significant contribution to the creation of the plan such as generating all the milestones and dates.
  6. I have written mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. For example, creating a mitigation plan to address NERC CIP-007 R6 including description of the non-compliance, reasons for non-compliance, measures for compensation and mitigation, milestone objectives and dates, and impacts to the bulk electric system.


* 11.Select the one response that best describes your experience with MAXIMO or another computerized maintenance management system.
  1. I have no experience with MAXIMO or another computerized maintenance management system.
  2. I have experience working with MAXIMO (e.g., developing job plans, writing preventive maintenance schedules, using MAXIMO for planning/scheduling of work, using MAXIMO for reporting/work load analysis, etc.).
  3. I have experience with working with another computerized maintenance management system (e.g., developing job plans, writing preventive maintenance schedules, planning/scheduling of work, reporting/work load analysis, etc.).
  4. I have participated in the development of MAXIMO business practices, or the configuration of MAXIMO, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  5. I have participated in the development of another computerized maintenance management business practices, or configuration of another computerized maintenance management system, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  6. I have led the development of MAXIMO business practices, or configuration of MAXIMO, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  7. I have led the development of another computerized maintenance management system business practices or configuration of another computerized maintenance management system to support facility asset/maintenance management.


* 12.Select the response that best describes your experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  2. I have completed education or training using computerized preventative maintenance management programs, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have experience in an industrial facility using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  4. I have experience in a large powerplant (greater than 5 MW) using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  5. I have experience working in a hydroelectric powerplant (greater than 5 MW) using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.


* 13.If you selected answer 3, 4, or 5 in the previous question, select the response that best describes your experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze, and document maintenance activities.
  1. I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities. My work was closely monitored by a supervisor or a senior employee to ensure quality.
  2. I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities as a regular part of my job. I have applied my abilities independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities.
  4. I have supervised other employees engaged in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities, OR I am considered an expert who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them with using computerized preventative maintenance management programs for complicated review, analysis and documentation of maintenance activities.


* 14.Select the one response that best describes your experience using a computerized maintenance management program.
  1. I have no training or experience using a computerized maintenance management program.
  2. I have completed education or training using a computerized maintenance management program, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have experience using a computerized maintenance management program while working in a power generating, industrial, water storage, water conveyance, or military facility.
  4. I have experience using a computerized maintenance management program while working in a non-power generating, non-industrial, or non-civil/water facility.
  5. I have experience developing and establishing a computerized maintenance management program consisting of job plans, work orders, equipment failures, and warehouse inventory for a power generating, industrial, water/civil facility, or military facility.
  6. I have experience developing and establishing a computerized maintenance management program consisting of job plans, work orders, equipment failures, and warehouse inventory for a recreation resource area.


* 15.Select the function(s) that describe(s) your experience with safety issues.
  1. I have training in safety but as of yet have not had to use it in a work environment.
  2. I have attended OSHA training as a regular part of my job.
  3. I have been required to address safety issues on the job site and sought solutions to problems encountered.
  4. I have been responsible for incorporating safety programs on the job and assuring that others followed safety procedures.
  5. I have developed safety programs and implemented their use on construction sites.
  6. I have been required, as a normal part of my duties, to know and follow multiple safety programs with oversight ability to recommend changes in practices and procedures to better the programs and maintain a 'safe' working environment.
  7. None of the above


* 16.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


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


* 18.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in written communication.
  1. I have experience writing technical reports, letters, and memorandums.
  2. I have experience writing non-technical reports, letters, and routine office memorandums.
  3. I have experience writing reports, letters, and memorandums in draft for review.
  4. I have experience developing and writing guidebooks, instructions, and procedures for use by others.
  5. I have experience developing and writing formal reports that contain technical and timely information, such as recommendations to implement corrective actions found during analysis of incidents or troubleshooting activities.
  6. I have experience gathering and evaluating complex technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  7. I have completed course work or formal training in written communications.
  8. None of the above


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR LL.M. if related.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.Select the one response that best describes your experience performing planner/estimator work on a regular and recurring basis. Planner/estimator work must have included justification of time, labor, material and cost estimates and preparation of work orders based on knowledge of and experience with facility equipment and machinery. If more than one response applies to you, select the response that most closely aligns with the work of the position to be filled.
  1. I have completed education or training in planner/estimator related duties but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed trainee or sub-journeyman level planner/estimator duties under close supervision.
  3. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties in a heavy industrial or military environment such as manufacturing/processing plants, building construction, military facilities/installations, military vessels, etc. Such experience included knowledge of the associated equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills.
  4. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties for a power generating facility that included experience or knowledge of equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills typically associated with power generating facilities.
  5. I have performed journeyman level planner/estimator duties for a hydroelectric power generating facility that included experience or knowledge of equipment, tools, material, work processes and skills typically associated with hydroelectric power generating facilities.
  6. None of the above.


* 3.Select the response that best describes your level of experience, education or training in using equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment.
  1. I have not performed these job functions.
  2. I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  3. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in an industrial maintenance facility.
  4. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a powerplant facility.
  5. I have used equipment maintenance manuals and other technical data to develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules for mechanical equipment in a hydropower facility. I am highly skilled at performing these functions. I have performed them independently and routinely.


* 4.Select the response that best reflects your experience working with a diverse workforce to accomplish maintenance and repair tasks in a professional (commercial or industrial) environment.
  1. I have been a foreman or lead mechanic in a commercial or industrial environment, leading a diversely skilled/multi-craft workforce of 4 or more employees and was responsible for the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  2. I have been a member of a diversely skilled/multi-craft workforce and was responsible for contributing to the successful completion of assigned tasks.
  3. I have been a member of a single skill/single craft workforce and have experience in working with others to achieve the best results both on a personal and professional basis.
  4. None of the above


* 5.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in planning work.
  1. Plan the manpower needed
  2. Estimate and track costs of time and materials
  3. Plan for equipment
  4. Create short and long term work schedules
  5. Manage several jobs at the same time
  6. Manage a job with more than one trade performing the work
  7. Use a maintenance management or planning computer software program
  8. Track job progress and job completion
  9. Procure materials for the project
  10. None of the above


* 6.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in interpreting and applying instructions, specifications and technical information.
  1. Read and interpret blueprints and drawings
  2. Read and interpret manufacturer?s specifications
  3. Use equipment maintenance manuals
  4. Develop preventative maintenance procedures and schedules
  5. Explain procedures and safe operating methods
  6. Use equipment operation manuals
  7. None of the above


* 7.Select the response(s) that describes your experience with NERC/WECC Reliability Compliance Requirements (Testing) for Hydropower Plants and Protective Relay System Testing:
  1. I am not familiar with NERC/WECC Reliability Compliance Requirements (Testing) for Hydropower Plants and Protective Relay System Testing.
  2. I have heard of the Reliability Compliance Testing Requirements for Hydropower Plants, but have not performed the compliance testing for protective relay systems.
  3. I have performed the Reliability Compliance Testing for Hydropower Plants and for protective relay systems.


* 8.Choose one answer that best describes your specialized experience as related to electronic records systems.
  1. I have supervised staff responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  2. I have been responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  3. I have been responsible for the bureau/agency-wide capture of appropriate data in an electronic records system.
  4. I have been part of a team responsible for planning, implementing and operating a bureau/agency-wide electronic records system.
  5. I have been part of a team responsible for bureau/agency-wide capture of appropriate data in an electronic records system.
  6. I have been responsible for planning, implementing and operating a local electronic records management system.
  7. I have education or training in the operation of electronic records management systems.
  8. I have no experience with electronic records management systems.


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your experience working in Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission programs.
  1. I have developed and implemented agency-wide policy, directives and standards, rules or regulations for a Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission agency.
  2. I have developed and implemented agency-wide policy, directives and standards, rules, or regulations for an organization other than a Federal water delivery/power generation/transmission agency.
  3. I have experience as a team member in developing policy.
  4. I have participated in a review process.
  5. I have knowledge of the policy, rules, or regulations process.
  6. None of the above.


* 10.Select the response that best indicates your experience with self-report and/or mitigation plan documentation associated with non-compliance of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) or regional standards.
  1. I have never been directly involved with documentation of standard non-compliance.
  2. I have provided input for non-compliance documentation such as reasons for non-compliance, corrective action plans, or milestones.
  3. I have been an official member of a team that generated either a self-report of violation or a mitigation plan. I did not author or write the document myself.
  4. I have written documentation for self-reporting a violation of a NERC or regional standard.
  5. I have provided substantial assistance with writing mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. This is not the same as providing input for the mitigation plan, but providing a significant contribution to the creation of the plan such as generating all the milestones and dates.
  6. I have written mitigation plans for a NERC or regional standard. For example, creating a mitigation plan to address NERC CIP-007 R6 including description of the non-compliance, reasons for non-compliance, measures for compensation and mitigation, milestone objectives and dates, and impacts to the bulk electric system.


* 11.Select the one response that best describes your experience with MAXIMO or another computerized maintenance management system.
  1. I have no experience with MAXIMO or another computerized maintenance management system.
  2. I have experience working with MAXIMO (e.g., developing job plans, writing preventive maintenance schedules, using MAXIMO for planning/scheduling of work, using MAXIMO for reporting/work load analysis, etc.).
  3. I have experience with working with another computerized maintenance management system (e.g., developing job plans, writing preventive maintenance schedules, planning/scheduling of work, reporting/work load analysis, etc.).
  4. I have participated in the development of MAXIMO business practices, or the configuration of MAXIMO, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  5. I have participated in the development of another computerized maintenance management business practices, or configuration of another computerized maintenance management system, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  6. I have led the development of MAXIMO business practices, or configuration of MAXIMO, to support facility asset/maintenance management.
  7. I have led the development of another computerized maintenance management system business practices or configuration of another computerized maintenance management system to support facility asset/maintenance management.


* 12.Select the response that best describes your experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  2. I have completed education or training using computerized preventative maintenance management programs, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have experience in an industrial facility using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  4. I have experience in a large powerplant (greater than 5 MW) using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  5. I have experience working in a hydroelectric powerplant (greater than 5 MW) using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.


* 13.If you selected answer 3, 4, or 5 in the previous question, select the response that best describes your experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze, and document maintenance activities.
  1. I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities. My work was closely monitored by a supervisor or a senior employee to ensure quality.
  2. I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities as a regular part of my job. I have applied my abilities independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities.
  4. I have supervised other employees engaged in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities, OR I am considered an expert who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them with using computerized preventative maintenance management programs for complicated review, analysis and documentation of maintenance activities.


* 14.Select the one response that best describes your experience using a computerized maintenance management program.
  1. I have no training or experience using a computerized maintenance management program.
  2. I have completed education or training using a computerized maintenance management program, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  3. I have experience using a computerized maintenance management program while working in a power generating, industrial, water storage, water conveyance, or military facility.
  4. I have experience using a computerized maintenance management program while working in a non-power generating, non-industrial, or non-civil/water facility.
  5. I have experience developing and establishing a computerized maintenance management program consisting of job plans, work orders, equipment failures, and warehouse inventory for a power generating, industrial, water/civil facility, or military facility.
  6. I have experience developing and establishing a computerized maintenance management program consisting of job plans, work orders, equipment failures, and warehouse inventory for a recreation resource area.


* 15.Select the function(s) that describe(s) your experience with safety issues.
  1. I have training in safety but as of yet have not had to use it in a work environment.
  2. I have attended OSHA training as a regular part of my job.
  3. I have been required to address safety issues on the job site and sought solutions to problems encountered.
  4. I have been responsible for incorporating safety programs on the job and assuring that others followed safety procedures.
  5. I have developed safety programs and implemented their use on construction sites.
  6. I have been required, as a normal part of my duties, to know and follow multiple safety programs with oversight ability to recommend changes in practices and procedures to better the programs and maintain a 'safe' working environment.
  7. None of the above


* 16.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


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


* 18.Select the response(s) that describe your experience in written communication.
  1. I have experience writing technical reports, letters, and memorandums.
  2. I have experience writing non-technical reports, letters, and routine office memorandums.
  3. I have experience writing reports, letters, and memorandums in draft for review.
  4. I have experience developing and writing guidebooks, instructions, and procedures for use by others.
  5. I have experience developing and writing formal reports that contain technical and timely information, such as recommendations to implement corrective actions found during analysis of incidents or troubleshooting activities.
  6. I have experience gathering and evaluating complex technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  7. I have completed course work or formal training in written communications.
  8. None of the above


Grade: All Grades
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.

* 1.I understand that by completing and submitting this application, I am certifying that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information provided is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that a false or fraudulent answer to any question may be grounds for not hiring me, or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I also understand that failure to respond to this question will disqualify me from consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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


Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your answers to the questions. Your answers will be reviewed. If your answers are not supported by information in your resume, this may prevent you from being found qualified, in which case your application will NOT be referred to the selecting official.

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.

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.

* 3.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


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


5.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






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).