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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZA-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-3) in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Describe your experience developing and issuing policy and procedures.
  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.


* 3.Do you have experience working with occupational safety and health 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.


* 4.Do you have experience as a board Certified Safety Professional (CSP)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Do you have experience with applying knowledge of federal, state, and local safety and health regulations to accurately assess workplace hazards?
  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.Describe your experience promoting and managing safety within an organization to ensure a safe work environment.
  1. I have had overall responsibility for promoting and managing safety in an organizational unit of over 100 individuals.
  2. I have had overall responsibility for promoting and managing safety in an organizational unit of less than 100 individuals.
  3. I have experience promoting and managing safety in an organization.
  4. I have had some education or training in the area of safety.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.


* 7.Select the response that best describes your knowledge associated with the development and implementation of safety and health management systems.
  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 knowledge and experience associated with accident/incident investigation techniques and analysis of accident and incident data?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing analyses, reports, proposals and recommendations for technical solutions and needs, both orally and in writing to senior management.
  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.


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your experience working with constituencies among Federal or State agencies and commissions or private sector industry or associations concerned with science and technology.
  1. I regularly participate on a variety of commissions, task groups and associations as a representative of my agency. I am authorized to make agency commitments and authorize policy as a result of my participation.
  2. I regularly participate on a variety of commissions, task groups and associations. I can speak on its behalf and present its view. Any policy that is developed or impacted as a result of this constituency must be reviewed and approved by senior management.
  3. I participate on a variety of commissions, task groups and associations. I make contributions on behalf of the agency, however, I do not participate on any policy or law developed as a result of my participation.
  4. I am an agency observer on a variety of commissions, task groups or associations. I may provide input as requested, but have no role in any decisions or policy or law that may result from this.
  5. I do not have the experience described above.


* 11.Please describe your leadership skills in the workplace providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, training, motivation and/or direct oversight to staff members to ensure project completion, procedural/regulation compliance and comprehension, task mastery, achievement of organizational goals, increased morale, etc.
  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.