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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 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.


* 3.Have you conducted extensive technical inspections to ascertain the current operational status pertaining to possible malfunctioning equipment then performed independent 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.


* 4.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.


* 5.What is your experience in configuring and/or performing systems administration of Unix or Linux based systems?
  1. I have advanced capabilities in Unix or Linux configuration and administration. I can configure operating system modules, recompile kernels, perform single mode recovery, tune and optimize of disk swap space, and set application priorities.
  2. I have very good capabilities in the above. I have demonstrated ability to install Unix and Linux operating systems, apply patches to operating systems and applications, format and partition disks, and modify other scripts for specific applications.
  3. I have good capabilities in the above. I have demonstrated ability to administer user accounts and file permissions, apply TCP/IP wrappers, configure host allow tables, and write basic shell scripts.
  4. I have no capabilities in Unix or Linux configuration and administration.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your level of experience in the areas of installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and scripting with the Windows operating system?
  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.


* 7.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.


* 8.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 prior procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 9.Which level best describes your experience in establishing and scheduling routine testing, evaluation and preventative maintenance of electronics and electro-mechanical 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 some education or training performing this task.
  5. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 10.Do you have experience using electronic and/or electrical diagrams to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment?
  1. I have experience using both electronic and electrical diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  2. I have experience using electronic diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  3. I have experience using electrical diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  4. My experience does not meet any of the above categories.


* 11.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.


* 12.Do you have experience installing, maintaining, aligning and repairing communications or Radio Frequency 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.


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.What maintenance experience do you have with pulsed/CW Doppler radar systems, such as weather, air traffic control, or fire control radar?
  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.


* 3.Have you conducted extensive technical inspections to ascertain the current operational status pertaining to possible malfunctioning equipment then performed independent 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.


* 4.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.


* 5.What is your experience in configuring and/or performing systems administration of Unix or Linux based systems?
  1. I have advanced capabilities in Unix or Linux configuration and administration. I can configure operating system modules, recompile kernels, perform single mode recovery, tune and optimize of disk swap space, and set application priorities.
  2. I have very good capabilities in the above. I have demonstrated ability to install Unix and Linux operating systems, apply patches to operating systems and applications, format and partition disks, and modify other scripts for specific applications.
  3. I have good capabilities in the above. I have demonstrated ability to administer user accounts and file permissions, apply TCP/IP wrappers, configure host allow tables, and write basic shell scripts.
  4. I have no capabilities in Unix or Linux configuration and administration.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your level of experience in the areas of installing, configuring, troubleshooting, and scripting with the Windows operating system?
  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.


* 7.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.


* 8.Which level best describes your experience in establishing and scheduling routine testing, evaluation and preventative maintenance of electronics and electro-mechanical 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 some education or training performing this task.
  5. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 9.Do you have experience using electronic and/or electrical diagrams to troubleshoot malfunctioning equipment?
  1. I have experience using both electronic and electrical diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  2. I have experience using electronic diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  3. I have experience using electrical diagrams for troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment.
  4. My experience does not meet any of the above categories.


* 10.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 prior procedures.
  4. I have not had experience in performing this task.


* 11.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.


* 12.Do you have experience installing, maintaining, aligning and repairing communications or Radio Frequency 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.