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Grade: 13
1.You must meet the minimum basic educational/experience requirements for Statistician positions in the federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a Statistician position.
  1. 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 the courses as cited in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field that included at least 15 semester hours in statistics (or in mathematics and statistics, with at least 6 hours in statistics), and 9 semester hours in one or more of the sciences as cited in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I have a combination of education which includes courses as cited in the vacancy announcement and appropriate experience which demonstrates statistical work such as (a) sampling, (b) collecting, computing, and analyzing statistical data, and (c) applying statistical techniques such as measurement of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, sampling error, simple and multiple correlation, analysis of variance, and tests of significance.


2.GS-13 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.


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

        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


* 3.From the following list, select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, or 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


* 4.Specialized Energy Industry experience: please select each item in which you have experience.
  1. Energy Markets
  2. Petroleum and/or Natural Gas
  3. Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, and/or Alternative Fuels
  4. Modeling and Forecasting
  5. None of the above


* 5.Do you have education/experience in any of the following areas?
  1. Economics
  2. Mathematics
  3. Statistics
  4. Operations Research
  5. Finance/Accounting
  6. Management Science
  7. Other


* 6.Team projects:
  1. I have worked on team projects 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 award, publication 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. I have attended conflict resolution training or I have experience in conflict resolution at work.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Have you served on a team or lead a team that addressed a problem or issue from a mathematical or operation research perspective?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have formal training in project management?
  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


* 9.Compiles, organizes and analyzes economic or 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 assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data not pertaining to energy.

        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.
  4. I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize, and analyze economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data in the energy industry.

        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.
  5. I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize, and analyze economic, statistical or cost data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data, and in addition, I am considered an expert in the planning, leadership and organization of projects pertaining to the energy industry.

        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.


* 10.Check each response that applies to your statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or economic analysis job experiences.
  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 analytic recommendations or findings to senior management, i.e., Senior Vice-Presidents or above, SES, Presidential Appointees, etc.
  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 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


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