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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZA-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZA-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR an equivalent combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience reviewing/assessing building infrastructure, facilities, and equipment to identify required maintenance or repair problems?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have trained others in the performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by others for assistance 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 no experience in performing this task.


* 3.Have you managed contracts for facility services and improvement projects, including issuing specifications and acquiring cost estimates, i.e. inspections during and after performance of work, document deficiencies and timely corrective actions?
  1. I have supervised performance of these tasks or am consulted by other workers for assistance in performing these tasks.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job with close supervision
  4. I do not have experience performing these tasks.


* 4.What is your experience with facility safety, hazardous materials management and hazardous waste management?
  1. I have inspected and provided training on facility/laboratory safety standards; performed tasks in support of the management of an institution's safety program, including policy development. I am able to recognize and mitigate unsafe situations; complete job safety analyses for laboratory facilities; inspect for compliance and provide training in hazard communication standard. I am familiar with environmental regulation for managing hazardous materials/hazardous waste.
  2. I have conducted safety inspections in office and lab settings. I am able to recognize and mitigate unsafe situations, and I have worked with hazardous materials and am able to do so in a safe manner.
  3. I have familiarity with OSHA laboratory safety and hazardous communication standards.
  4. I have not had any experience in laboratory safety or hazardous materials.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience with the design, construction and/or maintenance of water distribution systems.
  1. I have extensive experience with the design, construction and/or maintenance of water distribution systems. I am considered an expert in this area.
  2. I have some experience with the design, construction, and/or maintenance of water distribution systems with the oversight from a supervisor.
  3. I have limited experience with the design, construction, and/or maintenance of water distribution systems, assisting more senior staff.
  4. I have no experience with the design, construction, and/or maintenance of water distribution systems.


* 6.Describe your experience in which your duties included writing statements of work or providing technical requirements for the purchase of contract goods or services?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of the task and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee monitored by work closely to insure compliance with prior procedures.
  4. I have had some education or training performing this task.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.


* 7.Describe your experience conducting comprehensive diagnostic inspections of physical structures, utilities, roadways, and surrounding grounds.
  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.


* 8.Do you have experience managing facility energy and utilities conservation efforts?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Describe your experience overseeing and ensuring the repairs and maintenance of a fleet of vehicles and/or boats for an organization.
  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.