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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZP-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service? OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Select the response that best describes your experience in ship construction or repair in applying engineering principles used in the support of preparation of specifications, contract interpretations and resolution of technical problems during contract performance.
  1. I have extensive experience of ship construction or repair and have performed these duties working directly with the ship construction or repair industry. I have performed engineering support work on ship repair or construction projects inside the shipyard or repair facility and have been the primary technical contact for resolution of engineering issues.
  2. I have some knowledge and background of ship construction or repair from direct support of these activities in a shipyard or at a repair facility. I have acted in an advisory or support role in resolution of engineering issues.
  3. I have limited experience with ships under construction or repair. I am familiar with the processes and common tasks associated with this work but have not performed these tasks in a shipyard or repair facility.
  4. I have no direct experience in ship construction or repair.


* 3.Describe your experience with the design, construction, and operation of scientific winch systems, A-Frames, J-Frames, cranes, and other research systems used in the support of collecting data at sea.
  1. I have extensive knowledge of scientific deck machinery and their application in shipboard scientific operation and have been directly involved with design, construction, or use of this equipment.
  2. I am familiar with scientific deck machinery and how it is used for collection of scientific data.
  3. I am familiar with other types of deck machinery (capstans, windlasses, deck cranes) but do not have experience with equipment designed for the collection of scientific data.
  4. I am not familiar with deck machinery systems on ships.


* 4.How much experience do you have in ship maintenance and repair on deck (including shipyard experience)?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision 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. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.What is your level of experience in shipyard maintenance as a port engineer and/or vessel fleet supervisor, including but not limited to monitoring contractor performance?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision 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. I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 6.Which of the following acquisition management duties have you performed?
  1. Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or similar role without title.
  2. Provide technical expertise for contract.
  3. Monitor contractor performance.
  4. Develop modifications and changes to contract.
  5. Execute and administer contract.
  6. Develop estimates and/or assist in contract negotiation.
  7. Monitor contractor timeliness.
  8. Limit cost growth of contract.
  9. None of the above.


* 7.What is your experience managing ship maintenance life cycle planning that ensures vessel operational reliability and compliance with regulatory standards and requirements?
  1. I have managed the life cycle planning for one or more ships including planning for repair periods, arranging periodic ABS classification inspections, tracking consumption of weight and stability margins, and used information from predictive and computer maintenance system ( such as SAMM or AMOS) to assist in formulation of specifications and repair requirements.
  2. I have been involved in the support of life cycle maintenance of one or more ships and have a working knowledge of periodic repair and inspections required by ABS and Coast Guard, understand impacts of weight and stability on repair and modification planning, and have familiarity with predictive and computer based maintenance system.
  3. I have experience supporting annual or unscheduled work efforts to maintain operation of vessels in support of a life cycle plan.
  4. I have limited or no experience with life cycle maintenance planning for ships.


* 8.What best describes your experience working as part of a team in an organized fleet or vessel maintenance program? This include identifying maintenance requirements, estimating time and materials, following prioritized work lists and preventive maintenance schedules, performing work according to defined professional standards, and meeting critical deadlines.
  1. I am highly proficient in this task, and have documented formal training or professional certifications in performing this task. I have supervised or trained others in performing this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance with this task.
  2. I am highly proficient in this task. I have supervised or trained others in performing this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance with this task.
  3. I am proficient in this task and have performed it regularly on the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I am somewhat proficient in this task and have performed it on the job, under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am not yet proficient in this task, or I have not performed this task on the job.


* 9.Select the response that best describes your project management experience as it relates to ship construction or repair contracts to include analysis of schedules, budgets, progress tracking, price estimating, and configuration control.
  1. As a designated project or program manager on ship construction or repair, I have acted as the primary project manager for tracking construction progress, conducted progress meetings, analysis of change proposals, or been a member of a configuration control board.
  2. I have served as a project or program manager for a major contract other than ship construction or repair. I have acted as the primary manager for tracking physical progress, conduct of progress meetings, analysis of change proposals, or been a member of a configuration control board.
  3. I have worked in a support role for project or program managers with task directly related to construction or repair contracts and have assisted with analysis of schedules, budgets, pricing, and prepared change requests.
  4. I have no experience with project management of ship construction or repair.


* 10.Describe your experience utilizing American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Rules and other applicable regulations for ship construction or repair as it relates to material requirements, design of vessel systems, operational requirements, and periodic inspections or surveys.
  1. I have a thorough knowledge of ABS Rules for Classification and other applicable regulations which apply to ship construction, materials, operation, and pollution prevention. I have used the ABS Rules and other applicable regulations for planning maintenance, repairs, or inspections and have been the primary contact for the ABS Surveyor during repairs and inspections.
  2. I have some knowledge of the ABS Rules and Coast Guard regulations governing ship construction and repair. I have limited contact with the ABS Surveyor during repairs and inspections.
  3. I have training but no job experience working with requirements of ABS and other applicable regulations as they apply to ship repair and construction.
  4. I do not have experience or training as described above.


* 11.Do have experience in applying the principles, practices, and procedures of architecture or engineering to manage, plan, design, and oversee major construction projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No