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Grade: 15
* 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-15 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 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.Knowledge of the principles and practices of nuclear engineering or health physics to provide technical review and support in the area of nuclear safety.
  1. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have the knowledge of the principles and practices of nuclear engineering or health physics to provide technical review and support in the area of nuclear safety.
  3. I have knowledge of the principles and practices of nuclear engineering or health physics to provide technical review, analysis, and support on complex nuclear safety assignments and issues.
  4. I have knowledge of the principles and practices of nuclear engineering or health physics to provide technical review, analysis, support, and a course of action on complex and major nuclear safety projects and issues for an agency. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter.


* 4.Do you have experience in oversight and management in developing policy to administer, implement, maintain, and technically direct a nuclear energy safeguards and security program?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this experience appear in your resume (provide position title(s) and dates)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Have you ever been required to interpret and apply standards, guidelines or policies for implementation of, or applicability to security programs?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this experience appear in your resume (provide position title(s) and dates)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.Please identify the areas within security that you have either worked in directly, lead, or supervised. (Check all that apply)
  1. Physical Security
  2. Personnel Security
  3. Classification/Declassification
  4. Security Systems and Controls
  5. Information Security
  6. Emergency Preparedness
  7. Law Enforcement Programs
  8. Vulnerability Assessments
  9. Nuclear Material Control and Accountability
  10. Foreign Ownership, Control or Influence Program
  11. None of the above


* 7.What is your experience in applying project management disciplines and techniques regarding cost, scope, schedule, and risk?
  1. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have reviewed project management disciplines and techniques involving cost, scope, schedule, and risk in the performance of my duties while under close supervision from a manager or senior employee.
  3. I have received formal project management training and applied project management disciplines and techniques regarding cost, scope, schedule, and risk regularly and independently in the performance of my duties. I have flexibility and limited review of my work by my supervisor or a senior employee.
  4. I am a certified federal project director and have applied project management disciplines and techniques regarding cost, scope, schedule, and risk in the performance of my duties. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter. I have trained others in my field.


* 8.Which of the following program management duties have you performed?
  1. Policy Development.
  2. Strategic Plan Development.
  3. Program Budget Development.
  4. Program Performance Metrics Development.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Have you participated in the execution and formulation of the budget for a DOE safeguards and security program?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this experience appear in your resume (provide position title(s) and dates)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 10.This position is responsible for preparing, justifying, and supporting budgets for a major nuclear safety research and development program. Select the budget activities you have performed.
  1. Prepared budget requests and related supporting documents.
  2. Presented and defended annual budget justifications before high level officials within and outside the organization.
  3. Monitored and tracked obligations and expenditures for assigned engineering or scientific programs and projects.
  4. Responded to adjustments in program budget
  5. None of the above


* 11.Concerning your communication experience, select those functions that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Check all that apply:
  1. Technical writing showing authoritative judgments on concepts and proposals.
  2. Verbal communication to various audiences.
  3. Creation and presentation of technical briefings to high ranking officials.
  4. Conducting seminars.
  5. Representing a professional organization at scientific and technical meetings and symposia.
  6. Evaluating technical reports prepared by other professionals.
  7. None of the above.