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Grade: 11
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Geologist positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Geologist position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Geology, plus I have completed 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience with course work as listed above, plus appropriate experience and additional education.
  3. I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


* 2.GS-11 You must meet the basic qualifications for the GS-11 grade level. You may meet the basic qualifications for the GS-11with a combination of education and/or experience. Select the choice which best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I have a Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. I have three (3) years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph. D. degree or equivalent doctoral degree.
  3. I have a combination of experience and education above the graduate level that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience at the next lower level as defined on the vacancy announcement.
  5. I do not meet any of the above statements.


Grade: 12
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Geologist positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Geologist position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Geology, plus I have completed 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience with course work as listed above, plus appropriate experience and additional education.
  3. I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


* 2.GS-12 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.


* 3.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 gathered and evaluated technical information and prepared written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems with some review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 5. I have supervised others and/or trained others in gathering and evaluating technical information and preparing written reports and documents with recommendations to management for solving issues or problems.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Used advanced research techniques to develop new techniques to analyze oil and natural gas resources, reserves and production.
  1. I have less than one year of experience developing or using new techniques to analyze oil and natural gas resources, reserves and production.
  2. I have one or more years in developing or using new techniques to analyze oil and natural gas resources, reserves and production.
  3. I have one or more years of experience in developing or using new techniques to analyze oil and natural gas resources, reserves, or production.
  4. I have five or more years in developing or using new techniques to analyze oil and natural gas resources, reserves and production.


* 2.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.


* 3.From the list below select the type of experience you have had which indicates your ability to identify and analyze problems and develop solutions to those problems.
  1. I have experience in analyzing documents and determining how they will impact my tasks.
  2. I have experience in locating and applying appropriate guidance to accomplish tasks.
  3. I have experience in analyzing a problem, evaluating the guidance, and developing a solution.
  4. I have no experience in analyzing a problem and developing a solution, but believe I could do so.


* 4.Analyze complex issues, identify problems, evaluate alternatives and make recommendations that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues.
  1. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have analyzed complex issues and identified problems that assisted in the resolution of complex technical issues.
  3. I have analyzed complex issues, identified problems, and evaluated alternatives that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues.
  4. I have analyzed complex issues, identified problems, evaluated alternatives and made recommendations that lead to the resolution of complex technical issues. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter.


5.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
  2. No


* 6.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)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 7.How did you find out about this job?
  1. EIA Website
  2. DOE Website
  3. DOE pr Federal Employee
  4. Electronic Job Boards, such as Monster, Careerbuilder, Craiglist, etc. OR Internet Search Engine, Such as Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc.
  5. USAJOBS.GOV
  6. Newspaper/Magazine
  7. Job Fair
  8. University/College
  9. Professional Association/Society
  10. Professional Conference
  11. Other


* 8.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


* 9.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