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Grade: All Grades
* 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.Select the one response that describes your experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale).
  1. I have knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale). I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have gained knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale) through education or training, but have no experience in this area.
  3. I have expert knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale). I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience of the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale). My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience in the area of the principles, theories, practices, and established methodology for simulating and modeling of fluid flow in porous permeable systems (as sandstone and/or carbonates), and in fractured low permeability systems (as shale).


* 3.Select the one response that describes your experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models.
  1. I have knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have gained knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models through education or training, but have no experience in this area.
  3. I have expert knowledge of and experience with the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience of the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience in the area of the principles, theories, practices, and established methodologies for generating reduced-order models, coupled reduced-order models, and integration of the coupled reduced-order models into predictive life assessment models.


* 4.Identify risk assessment models that simulate the performance of specific geological systems that you have experience with:
  1. CMG-GEM
  2. FEHM
  3. TOUGH2
  4. NFLOW-FRACGEN
  5. None of the above


* 5.Select the one response that describes your experience with the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions.
  1. I have knowledge of and experience with the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have gained knowledge of and experience with the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions through education or training, but have no experience in this area.
  3. I have expert knowledge of and experience with the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience with the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience in the area of the principles and theories of geochemistry/geophysics of rock/fluid interactions.


* 6.Select the one response that describes your experience with geochemical techniques that are used for field sampling and laboratory analyses related to protecting groundwater in engineered natural 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 it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am normally consulted by others for expertise and assistance and/or I have training or supervised others in performing this task.


* 7.Select the one response that describes your experience with geomechanical techniques that are used for field sampling and laboratory analyses related to protecting groundwater in engineered natural systems, and avoiding induced seismicity.
  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 as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am normally consulted by others for expertise and assistance and/or I have training or supervised others in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience with multi-spectral or hyper-spectral remote sensing analysis, electromagnetic surveying, resistivity measurements, and/or magnetometry:
  1. I have less than one year of experience.
  2. I have 1 to 2 years of experience.
  3. I have 3 to 5 years of experience.
  4. I have 5 plus years of experience and can instruct utilization of these techniques in both field service and bench/laboratory settings.
  5. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of fluid flow through porous and fractured media:
  1. I have knowledge of and experience with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of flow through porous and fractured media. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have expert knowledge of and actual experience with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of flow through porous and fractured media. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  3. I have gained knowledge with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of flow through porous and fractured media through education or training but have no experience in this area.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of flow through porous and fractured media. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience with computer tomography (CT) and image processing of flow through porous and fractured media.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience with groundwater regulations and underground CO2 injection:
  1. I have less than one year of experience.
  2. I have 1 to 2 years of experience.
  3. I have 3 to 5 years of experience.
  4. I have 5 plus years of experience.
  5. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.


* 11.Select the one response that describes your experience with planning and executing research and development projects to evaluate geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity:
  1. a. I have knowledge of and experience with planning and executing research and development projects for evaluating geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. b. I have gained knowledge of and experience with planning and executing research and development projects for evaluating geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity through education or training but have no experience in this area.
  3. c. I have expert knowledge of and experience with planning and executing research and development projects for evaluating geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. d. I have knowledge of and experience with planning and executing research and development projects for evaluating geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. e. I do not have education, training or experience with planning and executing research and development projects for evaluating geochemical, geophysical, and geomechanical data to predict the behavior of engineered natural systems in the context of protecting groundwater and/or avoiding induced seismicity.


* 12.Select the one response that best describes your experience with developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry or academia:
  1. I have knowledge and experience with developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and/or academia. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have gained knowledge of developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and/or academia, but have no experience in this area.
  3. I have expert knowledge of and experience with developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and/or academia. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience with developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and/or academia. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience with developing collaborations and partnerships with government, industry and/or academia.


* 13.Select the one response that best describes your experience with developing and leading a research team:
  1. I have knowledge and experience with developing and leading a research team. I have independently performed work in this area and normally without assistance or review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have gained knowledge of developing and leading a research team, but have no experience in this area.
  3. I have expert knowledge of and experience with developing and leading a research team. I am typically the person consulted by others because of my expertise and experience.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience with developing and leading a research team. My work in this area is regularly assisted, monitored or reviewed by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I do not have education, training or experience with developing and/or leading a research team.


* 14.the one response that describes your experience with authoring manuscripts for peer-review scientific journals, conference proceedings and technical reports:
  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 as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am normally consulted by others for expertise and assistance and/or I have training or supervised others in performing this task.


* 15.Select the one response that describes the number of scientific papers that you have authored or co-authored appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems:
  1. I have authored as primary author 1 to 2 scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  2. I have authored as primary author 3 to 5 scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  3. I have authored as primary author 6 or more scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  4. I have not authored as primary author, but primarily contributed as a co-author to scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  5. I have not authored any scientific papers related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.


* 16.Select the one response that describes the number of scientific papers that you have authored or co-authored appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis:
  1. I have authored as primary author 1 to 2 scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  2. I have authored as primary author 3 to 5 scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  3. I have authored as primary author 6 or more scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  4. I have not authored as primary author, but primarily contributed as a co-author to scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  5. I have not authored any scientific papers related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.


* 17.Select the one response that describes the number of technical presentations that you have made at scientific meetings, conferences, symposia and workshops related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems:
  1. I have not presented any technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  2. I have presented 10 or more technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  3. I have presented 1 to 4 technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.
  4. I have presented 5 to 9 technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to fluid flow in porous permeable and low permeability systems.


* 18.Select the one response that describes the number of technical presentations that you have made at scientific meetings, conferences, symposia and workshops related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis:
  1. I have not presented any technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  2. I have presented 10 or more technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  3. I have presented 1 to 4 technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.
  4. I have presented 5 to 9 technical presentations at scientific conferences, symposia and workshops related to reduced order modeling and risk assessment analysis.


* 19.Select the one response that describes the total number of technical publications (this includes: peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, non-peer reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and patents) that you have authored or co-authored relating to geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered natural systems.
  1. I have authored or co-authored 1 to 4 technical publications (this includes: peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, non-peer reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and patents) to geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered natural systems.
  2. I have authored or co-authored 5 to 10 technical publications (this includes: peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, non-peer reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and patents) relating to geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered natural systems.
  3. I have not authored or co-authored any scientific papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals relating to geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered natural systems.
  4. I have authored or co-authored 11 or more technical publications (this includes: peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, non-peer reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and patents) relating to geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered natural systems.


* 20.In the space below please list the complete citation(s) for up to three of what you consider the most significant technical publication(s) related to your research on geosciences assessment/prediction of the behavior of engineered-natural systems.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 21.In the space below please specify where on your resume is a listing of selected peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, non-peer reviewed scientific journal articles, conference proceedings, technical reports and patents.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 22.If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled. I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "yes" to this certification item.
  1. Yes, I certify/understand the information provided above.
  2. No. I do not certify/understand the information provided above.


Grade: 12
* 1.Basic Requirement - Select the answer that best describes your education/experience in professional engineering.
  1. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in professional engineering, and the curriculum was in a school of engineering as described in the qualification requirements.
  2. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in professional engineering. The curriculum included calculus and coursework as described in the qualification requirements.
  3. I have successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or higher degree in engineering, with coursework as described in the qualification requirements (i.e. calculus, statics, strength of materials, electronic fields and circuits).
  4. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience, and hold current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully passed the EIT examination and completed requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology that included 60 semester hours of courses as listed in the qualification requirements.
  6. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for bachelor's degree from a program accredited by ABET.
  7. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described in the qualification requirements.
  8. I have a combination of education and experience, have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field PLUS I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience as described in the qualification requirements.
  9. I do not meet any of the qualification options described above.


* 2.Basic Requirement - Select the answer that best describes your education/experience as a Physical Scientist.
  1. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in appropriate coursework as described in the qualification standards.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience - my education is equivalent to one of the majors shown in the choice above and included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  3. I do not meet any of the qualification options described above.


* 3.GS-12 Select the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.
  2. I do not meet the qualification option described above.


Grade: 13
* 1.Basic Requirement - Select the answer that best describes your education/experience in professional engineering.
  1. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in professional engineering, and the curriculum was in a school of engineering as described in the qualification requirements.
  2. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in professional engineering. The curriculum included calculus and coursework as described in the qualification requirements.
  3. I have successfully completed at least 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or higher degree in engineering, with coursework as described in the qualification requirements (i.e. calculus, statics, strength of materials, electronic fields and circuits).
  4. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience, and hold current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully passed the EIT examination and completed requirements for a bachelor's degree in engineering technology that included 60 semester hours of courses as listed in the qualification requirements.
  6. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination and have completed all the requirements for bachelor's degree from a program accredited by ABET.
  7. I have a combination of college-level education and technical experience. I have successfully completed at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences as described in the qualification requirements.
  8. I have a combination of education and experience, have completed a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or an appropriate professional field PLUS I have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience as described in the qualification requirements.
  9. I do not meet any of the qualification options described above.


* 2.Basic Requirement - Select the answer that best describes your education/experience as a Physical Scientist.
  1. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in appropriate coursework as described in the qualification standards.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience - my education is equivalent to one of the majors shown in the choice above and included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  3. I do not meet any of the qualification options described above.


* 3.GS-13 Select the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
  2. I do not meet the qualification option described above.