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Grade: 13
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.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.Select all the responses that describe the data collection, analyses, or modeling subject area(s) that encompass a regular and recurring part of your job:
  1. Petroleum Supply and Distribution
  2. Natural Gas Supply and Distribution
  3. Petroleum Refinery Operations
  4. Electricity Supply, Transmission, and Distribution
  5. Coal Supply and Distribution
  6. Renewable Fuels Supply
  7. Alternative Fuels Supply
  8. Integrated Energy Supply and Distribution
  9. Industrial Sector Consumption
  10. Transportation Sector Consumption
  11. Commercial Sector Consumption
  12. Residential Sector Consumption
  13. Cross-Sectoral Consumption
  14. Domestic Energy Supply, Demand, and Prices
  15. International Energy Markets
  16. Domestic Energy Economics
  17. Energy Technologies
  18. Other
  19. None of the above


* 4.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


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

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered yes to the question above, please identify the professional publication(s) and the date(s) published.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 6.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


* 7.Have you developed contract specifications for a data collection, analysis or modeling project?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Where does this specific experience appear in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Have you served on a team or led a team that addressed a problem or issue from a mathematical or operations research analysis perspective?
  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


* 10.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


* 11.Have you had a role in implementing change in a project/program or organization related to mathematical or operations research analysis?
  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.Check each response that applies to your mathematical or operations research 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. Present 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


* 13.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