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Grade: All Grades
* 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.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.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 250 characters.


* 4.Are you applying for this position as GS-1529, Mathematical Statistician?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Are you applying for this position as GS-1515, Operations Research Analyst?
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 07
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Operations Research Analyst positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an Operations Research Analyst position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Operations Research.
  2. I have completed at least 24 semester hours in a combination of the following: operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science or subject matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 semester hours must have been in calculus.
  3. I have not completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, nor have I completed at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics.


* 2.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Mathematical Statistician positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Mathematical Statistician position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in a field that included 24 semester hours of mathematics and statistics, of which at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics.
  2. I have not completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, nor have I completed at least 24 semester hours in mathematics and statistics which included 12 semester hours in mathematics and 6 semester hours in statistics.
  3. I have a combination of education which includes 24 hours of mathematics and statistics, including at least 12 semester hours were in mathematics and 6 semester hours were in statistics and appropriate experience plus appropriate experience which demonstrates statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying known statistical skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.


* 3.In addition to meeting the basic requirement, you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and or you must meet the required educational requirements for the GS-07. Select one choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  1. I was in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as School of Business Administration, based on competed courses.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement and/or I do not meet the education requirements under any of the above choices.
  3. I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.
  4. I have 1 year of full-time graduate level education (*generally 18 semester hours or the number of credit hours the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study) in any field.
  5. I was selected to membership in a national scholastic honor society as listed in the association of college Honor Societies or the Baird?s Manual of American college Fraternities (Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used.)
  6. My grade point average was 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B+ or better) based on the average of the required courses in my major field completed during the final 2 years of curriculum. (Your GPA may be rounded one decimal place. E.g., 2.95 will round to 3.0. 2.94 2ill round to 2.9.)
  7. My grade point average was 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B or better) as recorded in my official transcript or based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. (Your GPA may be rounded one decimal place, e.g., 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.)


* 4.Check the experience/education you have in applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical and/or mathematical analysis.
  1. I have one year of current experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical and/or mathematical analysis.
  2. I have a Master?s degree in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical and/or mathematical analysis.
  3. I have a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative analysis for statistical and/or mathematical analysis.
  4. I have a combination of current experience and education which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical and/or mathematical analysis.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Do you have a combination of experience and/or education studying systems/industries and their relationships involving analysis to develop and assess methods Or solve problems?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this experience appear in your resume?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.Under the direction of an instructor, supervisor or senior person, which quantitative methods and/or techniques of analysis have you been responsible for:
  1. Setting up the Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the Above


* 7.Do you have experience and/or education analyzing, developing and /or assessing methods or solving problems concerning systems/industries?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.In response to your answer above, where on your resume is this experience shown (title and dates)?

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 8.Compiles, organizes and analyzes statistical data, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the energy industry.
  1. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed statistical data pertaining to energy.
  3. I have performed work assignments in which I organized entities.
  4. Utilized table production software to create data tables.
  5. Utilized graphing software to create technical charts.
  6. Written reports, produced visual presentations, or created electronic pages that included data tables or technical charts.
  7. Prepared briefing materials/Q and A/ memos / responses to Congressional and Executive Branch inquiries.
  8. I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize, and analyze statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data energy industry.
  9. None of the above.


* 9.Do you have experience managing and/or implementing a data collection, database management and data reporting process?
  1. Yes

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 10.Select the techniques you have used or participated in to conduct research, analyses, and survey activities.
  1. Statistical inference
  2. Regression analysis
  3. Disclosure avoidance techniques
  4. Imputation
  5. Survey sampling
  6. Time series analysis (including Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average models)
  7. Cognitive methods in survey or forms design
  8. Internet data collection
  9. Table production software to create data tables
  10. Frames definition and maintenance
  11. Sample design
  12. Data editing
  13. Quality control and assurance
  14. None of the above


* 11.Select all the modeling, forecasting, and/or analysis techniques and methodologies that you use on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Linear Programming
  2. Nonlinear Programming, i.e., quadratic, integer, or dynamic programming
  3. PERT, CPM, or Network Analysis
  4. Monte Carlo Methodologies
  5. Regression Analysis
  6. Time Series Analysis
  7. Queuing Theory
  8. Game Theory
  9. None of the above


* 12.Please select from the list below the computer software you use on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. General purpose personal computer software, e.g., Microsoft Office (full suite) or equivalent.
  2. Specialized personal computer-based statistical and/or econometric software, e.g., Statistical Analysis System (SAS), statistical software, e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Access
  3. Other databses software, e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Access
  4. Internet software such as HTML, Java Serve Pages (JSP), ASP, etc.
  5. Use of structured programming software, e.g., C, C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, Pascal, or equivalent
  6. None of the above


* 13.Select your current experience and/or education applying quantitative methods and techniques of analysis under the direction of an instructor, supervisor or senior analyst with responsibility for:
  1. Setting up the segments of a Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the above


* 14.Have you served on a team or lead a team that addressed a problem or issue where conclusions were presented to an instructor, supervisor or senior person?
  1. Yes

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 15.Have you developed analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please identify the professional publication(s) and the date(s) published.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 16.Do you have experience in analyzing data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science fields?
  1. Yes

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

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 17.Team Projects:
  1. I have worked on team project assigned as part of coursework or academic studies.
  2. I have worked on teams to complete assignments in work positions I have held.
  3. I have worked on a team project that received special recognition, such as academic awards, publications in a professional academic or technical journal, or a presentation before a professional academic or technical society.
  4. None of the above.


* 18.Select your statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or economic analysis job experience.
  1. Written technical documentation or survey instructions
  2. Written technical or professional reports
  3. Published research findings in a peer-reviewed professional journal
  4. Presented verbal reports on technical topics in a business environment
  5. Presented verbal reports on technical topics to senior managers or Federal executive levels and/or senior political appointees
  6. Presented research findings to a professional organizations
  7. Facilitated coordination of efforts between organizational entities
  8. Utilized table production software to create data tables
  9. Utilized graphing software to create technical charts
  10. Written reports, produced visual presentations, or created electronic pages that included data tables or technical charts
  11. Prepared briefing materials /Q and A / memos / responses to Congressional and Executive Branch inquiries
  12. None of the above


* 19.How did you find out about this job?
  1. EIA Website
  2. DOE Website
  3. DOE or 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 Fairs
  8. University/College
  9. Professional Association/Society
  10. Professional Conference
  11. Other