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* 1.Are you a current NETL Federal Career/Career Conditional employee?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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


Knowledge of DOE and NETL regulations, policies, and procedures regarding financial accounting, contracting, procurement and acquisition, and the associated tools and information systems.

* 3.Which of the following describes your knowledge of completing technical and budget evaluations for formula grants, contracts and cooperative agreements?
  1. I have expert knowledge and experience in completing technical and budget evaluations for formula grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have knowledge and experience completing technical and budget evaluations for formula grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. I have performed this task independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have knowledge and experience completing technical and budget evaluations for formula grants, contracts and cooperative agreements. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have gained knowledge of technical and budget evaluations for formula grants, contracts and cooperative agreements through formal education or training but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience working in the area of procurement policies and regulations in a research and development environment.
  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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Ability to develop and use databases (e.g. Access or Oracle), project management (Microsoft Project or Primavera Project Planner) software, and computer based spreadsheets (e.g. Excel or Quattro Pro) to analyze cost, financial, and project related information.

* 5.Maintain electronic database of information provided to stakeholders.
  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 it 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 normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 6.Describe your level of experience with using project management databases, tools and resources.
  1. I have experience developing and using project management databases, tools and resources.
  2. I have experience using project management databases, tools and resources.
  3. I have experience supporting a team member using project management databases, tools and resources.
  4. I have knowledge of using project management databases, tools and resources.
  5. I have no experience in or knowledge of using project management databases, tools and resources.


Knowledge of corporate organizational structure, project financing, private and federal contracting, accounting, and business law.

* 7.Which of the following describes your knowledge of development and implementation of Funding Opportunity Announcements?
  1. I have expert knowledge and experience in development and implementation of Funding Opportunity Announcements. I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have knowledge and experience in development and implementation of Funding Opportunity Announcements. I have performed this task independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have knowledge and experience in development and implementation of Funding Opportunity Announcements. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have gained knowledge of development and implementation of Funding Opportunity Announcements through formal education or training but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Knowledge of Federal procurement statutes, regulations, standards and practices relating to various aspects of Federal contracting.
  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 it 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 normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


Skill in performing financial assessments of energy markets for gasification and other technologies to identify federal actions to increase market acceptance or remove barriers to market acceptance.

* 9.Skill in developing and disseminating information about the organization's programs and activities to stakeholders.
  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 it 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 normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


* 10.Ability to review and recommend technology trends, breakthroughs, and/or innovations that will enhance communication with stakeholders.
  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 it 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 normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance, or have trained others in performing this task.


Skill in oral and written communications in order to present complex financial and business reports and information.

* 11.Select the following statement that best describes your level of experience with preparing written communications.
  1. I have experience preparing written communications which include options and recommendations to advise senior or high-ranking managers on program operations and needs or includes persuasive arguments for obtaining support of a position.
  2. I have experience preparing written communications which include options and recommendations to managers on program operations and needs or includes persuasive arguments for obtaining support of a position.
  3. I have experience with preparing written communications.
  4. I have experience supporting the preparation of written communications.
  5. I have no experience in or knowledge related to preparing written or providing verbal communications.


* 12.Select the following statement(s) that describe your experience in oral communications. Select all that apply.
  1. Verbally communicate, explain, or defend complex information clearly and adapt to the audience's level of knowledge.
  2. Negotiate or administer contracts with participants who are difficult, uncooperative, and/or have unrealistic expectations or time constraints.
  3. Verbally justify controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations to high-level management or policy officials.
  4. Represent the agency or corporation by presenting oral arguments in court or at administrative proceedings.
  5. Facilitate debriefings and pre-proposal conferences.
  6. Provide verbal guidance to individuals on new procurement regulations.
  7. Communicate with clients and other contract administrators or specialists in carrying out routine work.
  8. Orally present a summary of new regulations affecting the agency's mission to the work unit.