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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZT IV: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-10 grade level (ZT-III at NIST) as described in the vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Which best describes your project planning and documentation skills?
  1. I have had formal project or program management training and applied these skills to plan and coordinate nanofabrication or semiconductor processing equipment installation.
  2. I use project planning software to document and track project progress.
  3. I am able to create computer aided designs of equipment installation plans.
  4. No experience in project planning and documentation skills.


* 3.Do you have experience working for a full work day in a class 100 or better cleanroom maintaining nanofabrication or semiconductor processing equipment while wearing a full-body cleanroom suit, including gloves, boots, hood, face mask, and safety glasses?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.What is the extent of your experience managing a nanofabrication or semiconductor equipment installation?
  1. I have participated on an installation team, but did not participate in the planning.
  2. I have successfully coordinated the activities between contractors for multiple installations, including planning and preparing documentation and written progress reports.
  3. I have some experience planning, documenting, and coordinating the work between construction trades.
  4. I have not participated in such installations.


* 5.Do you have demonstrated ability to use an orbital welder?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Have you designed a high purity gas panel and selected all the control components?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Do you know how to operate, leak check, and repair a high purity gas cabinet and cross-purge?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Which of the following processes have you characterized and optimized, including characterizing the process using standard inspection tools, analyzing the data, and optimizing the process?
  1. Sputter deposition
  2. Electron beam deposition
  3. Reactive ion etching
  4. Low pressure chemical vapor deposition
  5. Plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition
  6. Diffusion/oxidation
  7. Optical lithography
  8. None of the above


* 9.Which best describes your laboratory safety training and experience?
  1. I have received basic training in the safe handling of chemicals.
  2. I have received basic training in emergency response procedures in a nanofabrication or semiconductor processing facility.
  3. I have formal training in emergency response procedures, and have trained other in such procedures in a nanofabrication or semiconductor processing facility.
  4. I have been certified to use a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
  5. I have knowledge of the safety protocols and procedures required during toxic gas cylinder change-outs.


* 10.Do you have experience using common office applications to create and format reports containing text and graphics; to input, analyze, and graph numerical data; and to prepare and present orally the content of reports and analyses?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.How would you like to be considered for this vacancy?
  1. Delegated Examining Procedures – Select this option if you have never worked for the Federal government or have only worked under a term, temporary, or excepted appointment (e.g. postdoctoral, student, faculty). Veterans’ preference is applied under this hiring authority.
  2. Merit Promotion – Select this option if you are a current Federal employee in a competitive positon, or in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement; or a former Federal employee eligible for reinstatement.
  3. Special Appointment Authority – Select this option if you are a 30% or more disabled veteran or person with a disability.
  4. Career Transition Assistance Plan and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan – Select this option if you are a displaced Federal employee who has a current RIF notice or certificate of separation from the Federal service.