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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Select the choice(s) that describes your current (one-year or more) experience in conducting studies and investigations of systems and their relationships involving economic analysis using economic models to develop and assess methods or solve problems.
  1. Advising on energy industry issues
  2. Advising on economic issues(s) in the social, physical or biological science fields(s).
  3. None of the Above


* 2.Do you have current (within the last two years) experience and/or education applying quantitative methods or techniques of statistical or financial analyses to assess economic or financial issues?
  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


* 3.Do you have current (within the last two years) experience and/or education analyzing economic or financial data and/or using economic or financial 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 specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please do not state 'see resume'.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Select the specific Energy industry area(s) in which you have experience.
  1. Financial Markets and/or Financial Engineering
  2. Energy Markets
  3. Petroleum and/or Natural Gas
  4. Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, and/or Alternate Fuels
  5. None of the above


* 5.Do you have experience and/or education compiling, organizing and analyzing data, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in energy or commodity futures markets or other financial markets?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.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 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 organization.
  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.
  11. Prepared briefings materials/Q and A/ memos/responses to Congressional and Executive Branch Inquiries.
  12. None of the above.


* 7.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.


* 8.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.


* 9.Select all the modeling, forecasting, and/or analysis techniques and methodologies that you have used.
  1. Statistical Analysis.
  2. Financial Analysis.
  3. Linear Programming.
  4. Nonlinear Programming, i.e., quadratic, integer, or dynamic programming.
  5. PERT, CPM or Network Analysis.
  6. Monte Carlo Methodologies.
  7. Regression Analysis.
  8. Time series Analysis.
  9. Queuing Theory.
  10. Game Theory.
  11. None of the Above.


* 10.Do you have current (within the last two years) experience and/or education in analyzing data and/or using mathematical, statistical, or financial 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 specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience, and agency/company)? Please be as precise as possible. Ensure your resume clearly identifies the experience.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 11.Do you have a combination of current (within the last two years) experience and/or education studying futures, derivatives, or other financial markets, in particular assessing relationships between energy and other financial markets?
  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


* 12.Have you developed mathematical or operations research analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication?
  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


* 13.Have you developed economic analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication?
  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


* 14.Have you developed analysis techniques, methods or methodologies that were published in a professional publication?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 15.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


* 16.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


Grade: 11
* 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-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 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-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.