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Grade: 13
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for professional engineer positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering where the completed professional engineering curriculum was from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  2. Bachelor's degree in professional engineering where the completed curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics; strength of materials; fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials; and any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration as administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  5. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the specified courses as listed above.
  6. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), PLUS at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  7. I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


* 2.GS-13 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower grade level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected.

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  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


* 3.Have you conducted and/or directed for one year or more analytical studies involving issues related to estimation of oil and natural gas resources, reserves and production?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Do you have current experience(within two years) applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.What is your project/program experience?
  1. Primarily research and technology
  2. Conceptual development phase
  3. Full-scale design phase
  4. Build/construction phase
  5. Test phase
  6. Production phase
  7. Full-scale operations
  8. Retrofit/Upgrade efforts
  9. None of the above


* 6.Research experience.
  1. I have not developed new research programs, analytical techniques, studies, and approaches.
  2. I have participated with others in the development of new research programs, analytical techniques, studies, and approaches.
  3. I have developed new research programs, analytical techniques, studies, and approaches.
  4. I have developed new research programs, analytical techniques, studies, and approaches that served as models or precedents for other analysts to follow.


* 7.Do you have experience analyzing the effects of different policies and policy options or advised high level managers and key decision makers of positive and negative effects of different policies and policy options?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 8.Indicate which of the following types of documents, reports, papers, etc., you have written as a regular part of your job.
  1. Reports that consolidated input (including contradictory viewpoints or recommendations) from a number of different sources.
  2. Correspondence which conveys complex issues and includes persuasive arguments for obtaining support of a position.
  3. Position papers, issue papers, statement of work, program plans, and proposals, including analysis and recommendations.
  4. Reports, which include options and recommendations, to advise managers on program operations and needs.
  5. Procedural guidance.


* 9.Do you have experience in clearly and compellingly conveying controversial findings and information in writing to public policy decision-makers, senior officials within the public sector or equivalent officials within private industry?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 10.Designed and directed an oil and natural gas industry analytic program.
  1. I have less than one year of experience in directing and reporting on quantitative analysis of oil or natural gas resources, reserves and production.
  2. I have one or more years of experience directing and reporting on quantitative analysis of oil or natural gas resources, reserves and production.
  3. I have one or more years of experience directing and reporting on quantitative analysis of oil or natural gas resources, reserves and production. I also have designed such a program with the aim of providing information to public policy decision-makers, senior officials within the public sector or equivalent officials within private industry.
  4. I have five or more years of experience directing and reporting on quantitative analysis of oil or natural gas resources, reserves and production. I also have designed such a program with the aim of providing information to public policy decision-makers, senior officials within the public sector or equivalent officials within private industry.


* 11.Gather and evaluate technical information and prepare written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.
  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.


* 12.Do you have the ability to translate program knowledge into specific program and project objectives?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 13.Do you have skill in verbal communication to include experience developing and presenting formal or informal briefings to senior management officials to explain results or outcomes?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  2. No