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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 10
* 1.GS-10: Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-9) in the Federal service? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you performed repair and maintenance of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 3.Have you worked and participated with other engineers and technicians in the investigation, analysis, testing, diagnosis, modification, and correction of complex electronic systems, sub-systems and equipment?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 4.Have you used equipment manuals, complex schematic diagrams, support and test equipment to perform installation, maintenance, alignment, modification and repair of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 5.Have you conducted technical inspections to ascertain the current operational status pertaining to possible malfunctioning equipment then performed corrective actions?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 6.Have you performed fault isolation and repair of electronic equipment at the modular replacement level?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 7.Have you performed fault isolation and repair of electronic equipment at the component replacement level?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 8.Have you maintained spare parts inventories for complex and geographically dispersed systems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 9.Have you maintained equipment manuals and other technical documentation?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 10.Which one of the following best describes your experience providing instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment?
  1. I have provided instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment for technically oriented persons?
  2. I have provided instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment for non-technically oriented persons.
  3. I have not had experience in performing any of these tasks.


* 11.Have you developed techniques for equipment maintenance that were operationally implemented?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 12.Have you performed maintenance, alignment and repair on radar equipment with a transmitter peak power at or above 80 dbm (100 KW)?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11: Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-10) or the next lower pay band in the Federal service? (See the 'Qualifications' section for a definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Have you performed repair and maintenance of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 3.Have you worked and participated with other engineers and technicians in the investigation, analysis, testing, diagnosis, modification, and correction of complex electronic systems, sub-systems and equipment?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 4.Have you used equipment manuals, complex schematic diagrams, support and test equipment to perform installation, maintenance, alignment, modification and repair of electronic and electro-mechanical equipment?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 5.Have you conducted technical inspections to ascertain the current operational status pertaining to possible malfunctioning equipment then performed corrective actions?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 6.Have you performed fault isolation and repair of electronic equipment at the modular replacement level?
  1. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 7.Have you performed fault isolation and repair of electronic equipment at the component replacement level?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 8.Have you performed maintenance, alignment and repair on radar equipment with a transmitter peak power at or above 80 dbm (100 KW)?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 9.Have you installed or replaced internal hardware on computers and professional workstations (includes disk devices, modems, cards/boards, memory)?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 10.Have you set up, configured and maintained office local and wide area network (LAN/WAN) equipment including switches, hubs and routers?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 11.Have you performed maintenance and modular unit repair on professional workstations?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 12.Have you performed maintenance and modular repair on UNIX or LINUX based servers?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 13.Have you installed software on computers and professional workstations (includes operating systems, programs, and applications)?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 14.Have you used, installed, configured and upgraded computers using the Microsoft Windows XP/Windows Vista or later operating system?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 15.Have you used, installed, configured and upgraded computers using the Microsoft Windows 2003 or later network operating system?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 16.Have you used, installed, configured and upgraded computers using the UNIX, or a UNIX derivative operating systems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 17.Have you maintained spare parts inventories for complex and geographically dispersed systems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 18.Have you maintained equipment manuals and other technical documentation?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 19.Which one of the following best describes your experience providing instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment?
  1. I have provided instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment for technically oriented persons?
  2. I have provided instruction, training and guidance in the use, operation and maintenance of equipment for non-technically oriented persons.
  3. I have not had experience in performing any of these tasks.


* 20.Have you developed techniques for equipment maintenance that were operationally implemented?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 21.Within the last year have you participated in any NWS or other Federal government EEO activity?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 22.Within the last year have you participated in any NWS or other Federal government diversity activity?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Have you performed antenna systems installations, including facility power requirements and structural consideration for proper placement?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 2.Have you performed maintenance, alignment and repair on radar equipment with a transmitter peak power below 80 dbm (100 KW)?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 3.Have you investigated and corrected radio frequency interference (RFI) problems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 4.Have you performed installation, maintenance, alignment and repair on meteorological sensing equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 5.Have you performed maintenance, alignment and repair on radio direction finding equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 6.Have you performed installation, maintenance, alignment and repair on radio and/or telephone remote data telemetry systems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 7.Have you performed installation, maintenance, configuration and repair on modern office telephone systems or equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have experience explaining complex technical problems and coordinating maintenance actions with service providers to affect repair?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 9.Have you performed installation, configuration, maintenance and repair on computer support equipment such as printers, plotters and scanners?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 10.Have you verified current firmware, software and hardware installations?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 11.Have you performed computer system backups and restorations?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 12.Have you provided technical requirements of equipment to resolve operating and support problems relative to unique characteristics of the equipment?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 13.Have you performed work using proper electrostatic discharge techniques?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 14.Do you have experience working with environmental standards, guidelines and procedures?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 15.Have you performed fault isolation and repair of interconnecting cables?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 16.Have you performed installation, maintenance, alignment and repair on VHF and/or UHF band radio transmitter and receivers?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 17.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1529 Mathematical Statistician Series because I have the following:
  1. A degree that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
  2. A combination of education and experience -- at least 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 hours in mathematics and 6 hours in statistics, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the basic education requirement for the 1529 Mathematical Statistician Series.


* 18.Have you performed remote diagnostics?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.