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* 1.I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for General Engineer or Physical Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE that included DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS AND COURSES (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING: a) statistics, dynamics; b) strength of materials; c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials; g) any other comparable engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  2. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a combination of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree in the ENGINEERING SPECIALTY FOR THIS POSITION and CURRENTLY REGISTERED as a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  3. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a (BET) or BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A PROFESSIONAL FIELD (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least ONE YEAR of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE acquired under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE.
  4. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree with at least 60 SEMESTER HOURS of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described in A above.
  5. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BET from a program ACCREDITED by the ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET) related to THIS POSITION.
  6. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  7. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by at least ONE YEAR of ADDITIONAL EDUCATION or HIGHLY TECHNICAL WORK experience applying knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  8. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  9. PHYSICAL SCIENTIST: I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in PHYSICAL SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, OR MATHEMATICS that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  10. My education and/or experience is not listed above.


* 3.I understand as a Career Senior Executive Service Member I am required to address only the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and provide a copy of my Standard Form (SF-50) which shows proof of SES Status.
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not Applicable (I'm not a Career SES)


* 4.I understand as a non-Senior Executive Services (SES)Member; failure to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of my application.
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not Applicable (I'm a Career SES.)


* 5.ECQ 1: Leading Change...... Please describe your ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (There is an 10,000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 6.Would you like to add additional information on Leading Change?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide your additional information on Leading Change.

       Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  2. No


* 7.ECQ 2: Leading People...... Please describe your ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (There is an 10,000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 8.Would you like to add additional information on Leading People?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide your additional information on Leading People.

       Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  2. No


* 9.ECQ 3: Results Driven...... Please describe your ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations and to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (There is an 10,000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 10.Would you like to add additional information on Results Driven?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide your additional information on Results Driven.

       Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  2. No


* 11.ECQ 4: Business Acumen...... Please describe your ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (There is an 10,000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 12.Would you like to add additional information on Business Acumen?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide your additional information on Business Acumen.

       Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  2. No


* 13.ECQ 5: Building Coalitions...... Please describe your ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (There is an 10,000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 14.Would you like to add additional information on Building Coalitions?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please provide your additional information on Building Coalitions.

       Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  2. No


* 15.MTQ 1. Describe your professional knowledge of the principles and practices of engineering and related scientific disciplines needed to ensure timely delivery of advanced fossil-fueled power generation and delivery technologies meeting critical current and future national needs. Include experience developing approaches for conducting cost, benefit, and performance analyses of advanced fossil-fueled power generation and delivery systems.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 16.MTQ 2. Describe your knowledge of advanced (combustion- and gasification-based) coal-fired power systems and their components; coal-conversion (to gaseous and liquid fuels) processes using state-of-the-art techniques and technologies; and, given current carbon emissions and global warming concerns, development of approaches and technologies associated with the capture and storage of carbon dioxide (coal carbon sequestration) produced by fossil fuels, particularly coal.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 17.MTQ 3. Describe your experience providing technical and managerial leadership in planning, managing, and implementing the types of RD&D activities associated with NETL's SCC, including facilitating partnerships with and among organizational elements, including Headquarters, Field Offices, Offices of Research and Development and other National Laboratories; and RD&D partnerships among industrial, academic, State, and other non-DOE federal R&D institutions.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 18.MTQ 4. Describe your knowledge and experience in dealing with private industries that are the prime users and owners of fossil (primarily) coal-based power and fuels generation and delivery technologies in the United States; a thorough understanding of product development processes, cycles, systems, components, business practices, and decision-making factors; and a thorough understanding of the Federal Government's business practices in conducting RD&D, and the role it plays in helping to shape the Nation's energy policies.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.