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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.


Grade: 09
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Economist positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for an Economist position.
  1. I have a combination of education and professional experience as cited in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting or calculus.
  3. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in Economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  4. 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 21 semester hours in any combination of Economics, statistics, accounting, or calculus.


* 2.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.


* 3.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.


* 4.GS-09: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, you must have one year of professional experience equivalent to GS-07 in the 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 GS-09. Select one choice which best describes your specialized experience or education.
  1. 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 as stated in 2 above.
  2. I have earned a Master's (or equivalent graduate degree) or I have completed 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Master's or equivalent degree.
  3. I have one full year of professional experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described in the vacancy announcement under specialized experience requirements.


* 5.Are you applying for this position as GS-0110, Industry Economist?
  1. Yes
  2. No


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


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


* 8.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.


* 9.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Statistician positions in the Federal government. Choose the one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Operations Research Analysis position.
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in Operations Research.
  2. I have a bachelor's degree that includes the completion of 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.


* 10.Do you have a combination of current (within the last two years) experience and/or education studying systems/industries and their relationships involving economic analysis to develop and assess methods OR solve problems?
  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


* 11.Check the experience/education you have in applying quantitative methods and techniques for economic analysis.
  1. I have one year of current experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for economic analysis
  2. I have a PH.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative analysis for economic analysis.
  3. I have three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for economic analysis.
  4. I have a combination of current experience and education which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for economic analysis
  5. None of the above.


* 12.Select your current (within the last two years) experience and/or education applying quantitative methods and techniques of economic analysis under the direction of an instructor, supervisor, or senior analyst with responsibility for:
  1. Setting up the Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducinag Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the Above


* 13.From the list below, please 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


* 14.Please select all 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 package (SPSS)
  3. Other database 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


* 15.Select the specific Energy Industry area(s) in which you have experience:
  1. Energy Markets
  2. Petroleum and/or Natural Gas
  3. Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, and/or Alternative Fuels
  4. Modeling or Forecasting
  5. None of the above


* 16.Do you have current (within the last two years) 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 field(s)?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please describe your work experience and indicate where it appears in your resume.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 17.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


* 18.Compiles, organizes and analyzes statistical data, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the energy industry.
  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 work assignments in which I compiles, organized, and analyzed statistical data pertaining to energy.
  4. 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 in the energy industry.
  5. Utilized table production software to create data tables.
  6. Utilized graphing software to create technical charts.
  7. Written reports, produced visual presentations, or created electronic pages that included data tables or technical chart.
  8. Prepare briefing materials/Q and A/memos/responses to Congressional and Executive Branch inquiries.


* 19.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


* 20.Have you developed economic 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


* 21.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. I have served as the team leader for a project.
  5. None of the above.


* 22.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
  7. Job Fairs
  8. University/college
  9. Professional Association
  10. Professional Conference
  11. Other