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* 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.From the descriptions below, choose the responses that best describe your experience and ability to develop and evaluate energy efficiency and clean en ergy policies and programs relevant to EERE. Your answers must be substantiated in your resume. Check all that apply.
  1. I have experience estimating the benefits from energy efficiency programs and policies such as, combined heat and power programs, and regional energy efficiency programs for the purposes of developing state, regional and/or national initiatives.
  2. I have experience estimating the benefits from a broad range of clean energy programs and policies including renewable energy programs and policies.
  3. I have led teams in the development of materials and processes to develop and disseminate key findings on state, local, regional and/or national energy efficiency programs and policies.
  4. I have experience developing programs with state and local organizations based on the evaluations of programs and policies.
  5. None of the above.


3.From the descriptions below, choose the response that best describes your level of experience and ability to develop and evaluate energy efficiency and clean energy policies and programs relevant to EERE. Your answers must be substantiated in your resume.
  1. I have 3-5 years of experience with regional, state and national policies and programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy such as regional energy efficiency planning, energy efficiency resource standards, utility regu latory approaches, and demand-side management programs.
  2. I have more than 5 years of experience with regional, state and national policies and programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy such as regional/state energy efficiency plan ning, energy efficiency resource standards, utility regulatory approaches, and demand-side management programs.
  3. I have less than 3 years of experience with regional, state and national policies and programs to advance energy efficiency and renewable energy such as regional energy efficiency planning, energy efficiency resource standards, utility regulatory approaches, and demand-side management programs.


4.This position requires the planning and analysis of energy efficiency and clean energy programs for the purpose of evaluating and/or developing approaches; and the laws, policies, regulations, and precedents that are applicable to the program; and the ability to direct changes to improve programs. Please select the statement that describes your experience in analysis and improvement. Please make sure that this experience is shown in your resume. Your answers must be substantiated in your resume.
  1. I have assisted with analyzing energy efficiency programs and contributed to improving program efficiency, timeliness, and usability.
  2. I have independently analyzed energy program procedures to improve program efficiency, timeliness, and usability.
  3. I have played a leading role in developing broad strategic frameworks for regional and national energy efficiency programs, analyzing energy programs within those frameworks, and the laws, policies, regulations, and precedents that are applicable to the program, to improve program efficiency, timeliness, and usability.
  4. None of the above.


5.Do you have knowledge of Federal policies and authorities that encourage adoption of energy efficient and renewable technologies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues. In addition, this includes presenting and defending the organization's missions and functions before a variety of individuals. Please select the following types of communication duties you have performed as a regular part of your job.
  1. Served as a representative for an organization
  2. Briefed management on policy changes
  3. Prepared written reports on program/project status
  4. Briefed management on organizational issues or similar topics
  5. Explained administrative procedures, regulations and processes to a variety of individuals
  6. Defended recommendations on controversial issues to management
  7. Facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities
  8. None of the above


7.Concerning your leadership experience, select those duties that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis. Check all that apply.
  1. I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members.
  2. I have coached technical/professional staff members in problem solving methods.
  3. I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  4. I have trained and mentored employees in a technical work environment.
  5. I have provided advice as a supervisor or team leader on work methods, practices, and procedures to technical/professional staff.
  6. I have established performance standards and counseled technical /professional employees on performance plans.
  7. None of the above.


8.Have you had experience with developing and managing funding opportunity announcements and/or solicitations to award large grants and/or contracts to qualified applicants?
  1. Yes
  2. No


9.Do you have working knowledge of procedures, processes and requirements related to the development and management of federal grants?
  1. Yes
  2. No


10.Do you have working knowledge of procedures, processes and requirements related to the development and management of federal contracts?
  1. Yes
  2. No


11.From the descriptions below, choose the responses that best describe your experience and knowledge of existing policies and regulations relevant to EERE. Your answers must be substantiated in your resume. Check all that apply.
  1. Knowledge of state, regional, and national energy planning.
  2. Knowledge of demand-side energy efficiency programs as administered by utilities and other program administrators.
  3. Knowledge of distributed generation programs.
  4. Knowledge of clean energy standards at the state, regional, and national level.
  5. Knowledge of utility regulatory approaches.
  6. Knowledge of financing mechanisms used to fund clean energy investments.
  7. None of the above.


12.How many years of experience do you have with planning short and long term operating plans to include developing, interpreting and applying program budget?
  1. 1-2
  2. 3-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10


13.How many years of experience have contributed to your working knowledge of procedures, processes and requirements related to development of annual operating plans and program milestones?
  1. 1-2
  2. 3-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10


14.How many years of experience have contributed to your working knowledge of procedures, processes and requirements related to the formulation, justification and execution of a program budget?
  1. 1-2
  2. 3-5
  3. 6-10
  4. More than 10


15.This position requires effective communication, the development of positive professional relationships with a wide range of customers and stakeholders, and the ability to help stakeholders address and resolve complex issues. From this list below indicate each area in which you have experience or expertise. Your answers must be substantiated in your resume.
  1. Experience advancing initiatives with state and local policy makers across multiple states and governments.
  2. Developing positive professional relationships with a wide range of customers and stakeholders.
  3. Actively engaging diverse stakeholders to resolve complex technical or organizational challenges.
  4. None of the above.


16.Do you have extensive experience in making oral presentations on energy efficiency policies to audiences such as technical peers, government officials, or at industry conferences?
  1. Yes
  2. No