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Grade: All Grades
* 1.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.


Knowledge of the engineering or scientific purpose, concepts, principles, and practices relating to electricity grid or grid related research.

* 2.Describe your level of training and experience in electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  1. I have training, education, and more than 3 years of direct experience related to electricity grid or grid related research.
  2. I have training, education and 1-2 years of direct experience related to electricity grid or grid related research.
  3. I have training and education related to electricity grid or grid related research
  4. I have no training/education related to electricity grid or grid related research.


Knowledge of project management principles and practices relating to electricity grid or grid related technologies.

3.Describe your level of experience in managing research, development and/or demonstration projects related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  1. I have experience managing project(s) totaling more than $50M OR 10 or more projects related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  2. I have experience managing project(s) totaling more than $25M OR five to nine projects related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  3. I have experience managing project(s) totaling more than $10M OR less than five projects related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  4. I have experience participating in the management of a project(s) related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.
  5. I have no experience or knowledge in managing projects related to electricity grid or grid related technologies.


* 4.Do you have experience developing or directly supporting the development of a competitive Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Describe your level of experience either evaluating application packages received in response to a competitive FOA issued by the federal government OR preparing application packages in response to a competitive FOA issued by the federal government.
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have supported the performance of this task
  3. I have no experience in this task.


* 6.Describe your level of experience either preparing technical evaluation of budget packages on application packages received in response to a competitive FOA issued by the federal government OR preparing application packages submitted in response to a competitive FOA issued by the federal government.
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have supported the performance of this task
  3. I have no experience in this task.


* 7.Do you have experience either reviewing National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documents received in response a competitive FOA issued by the federal government OR preparing NEPA documents in response a competitive FOA issued by the federal government.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have experience reviewing and approving (grant required) deliverables submitted to the Federal government OR preparing (grant Required) deliverables submitted to the Federal government?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Do you have experience either reviewing and approving invoices submitted to the Federal government or preparing invoices submitted to the Federal government?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.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.


Skill in verbal communications presenting information/reports to diverse audiences.

* 11.Describe your level of experience with briefing managers, customers and stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.
  1. I have experience briefing senior or high-ranking managers, customers and key stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.
  2. I have experience briefing managers, customers and stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.
  3. I have experience supporting a team member briefing managers, customers and stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.
  4. I have knowledge of team member briefing managers, customers and stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.
  5. I have no experience in or knowledge related to briefing managers, customers and stakeholders on current and proposed policies, plans and procedures.


Skill in written communications, including preparing and authoring reports/documentation for diverse audiences.

* 12.Describe 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 with preparing written communications.


* 13.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