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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZP-4: In addition to the meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-3) or GS-12 grade level in the federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Describe your level of experience performing overall project management tasks including project planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting.
  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.Select one or more of the tasks that describes your professional or graduate-level experience (for which you received a salary or stipend) as it relates to field or laboratory data:
  1. I have made quantitative measurements of chemicals in the environment or laboratory.
  2. I developed and implemented sampling plans (for 2 or more separate events) for the quantitative measurements of chemicals in environmental samples.
  3. I have used statistical analysis to establish error, or uncertainty, estimates for measurements from the chemical analysis of samples.
  4. I have been the primary author of a report or publication reporting measurements of chemical analysis.
  5. I have directly supervised a team of chemists (may include students, chemical technicians, B.S level chemists) in projects (2 or more) involving the measurement and analysis of chemical analysis.
  6. I have no experience with this activity.


* 4.Describe your experience conducting scientific research as part of a team.
  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.Do you have experience in sample preparation and analysis for trace levels of chemical contaminants, particularly ammonia?
  1. I have extensive experience in sample preparation and analysis for trace levels of chemical contaminants, particularly ammonia.
  2. I have limited experience in sample preparation and analysis for trace levels of chemical contaminants, particularly ammonia.
  3. I have knowledge of this task through education and/or training but no work experience.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.


* 6.Do you have experience evaluating the performance of a multidisciplinary program to determine the effectiveness of meeting strategic goals?
  1. I have led a team that was responsible for determining the effectiveness of meeting strategic goals.
  2. I have contributed to determinations of the effectiveness of meeting strategic goals.
  3. I am familiar with evaluation process for determining effectiveness of meeting strategic goals.
  4. I have no experience with such evaluations.


* 7.Do you have experience working with inter-disciplinary scientific, research teams, including researchers from Federal, State, and Academic institutions?
  1. Yes, as an overall project manager or supervisor (lead principal investigator).
  2. Yes, as a co-principal investigator.
  3. Yes, as a member of a team.
  4. I do not have any experience.


* 8.Do you have experience consulting with scientists to build research priorities; and to identify roles, responsibilities and opportunities for collaboration?
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 9.Describe your experience in compiling and analyzing scientific data, as it applies to measurements and modeling of ammonia in the atmosphere.
  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.Are you familiar with performance-based quality assurance protocols for trace level analyses of chemical contaminants?
  1. I have extensive experience with performance-based quality assurance protocols for trace level analyses of chemical contaminants.
  2. I have limited experience with performance-based quality assurance protocols for trace level analyses of chemical contaminants.
  3. I have knowledge of this task through education and/or training but no work experience.
  4. I have no experience performing this task.