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Grade: 13
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.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.Check all that apply that describes your experience conducting studies and investigations.
  1. Energy related economic analysis (subject area must include at least one of the following: Petroleum, Natural Gas, Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, Renewables, Alternative Fuels, and/or End Use Energy Consumption)
  2. Other economic analysis
  3. Sampling and related statistical methodologies
  4. Survey development and/or operation
  5. Modeling and forecasting
  6. None of the above


* 4.Select all the responses that describe the types of data you have used in analysis or modeling as 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 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-Sectored Consumption
  14. Domestic Energy Supply, Demand, and Prices
  15. International Energy Markets
  16. Domestic Energy Economics
  17. None of the above


* 5.Check all of the responses that describe the steps you have taken in applying quantitative methods and techniques for statistical, mathematical, scientific and/or or economic analysis.
  1. Setting Up the Problem
  2. Conducting Background Research
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the above


* 6.Check all of the responses below that describe your experience designing, developing and/or utilizing mathematical and/or economic models to represent physical or economic processes that you perform(ed) on a regular and recurring basis:
  1. Selecting critical elements and relationships for inclusion in models or methodologies.
  2. Selecting critical elements and relationships for inclusion in models or methodologies including projecting future trends.
  3. Selecting analytical approaches and methodologies including projecting future trends.
  4. Writing and adapting computer programs for models or methodologies
  5. Writing and adapting computer programs for models or methodologies including projecting future trends.
  6. Testing and validating models or methodologies.
  7. Testing and validating models including projecting future trends.
  8. None of the above


* 7.Check all of the responses that describe your experience using or adapting models or methodologies to represent specific changes in industry market structures that you perform(ed) on a regular and recurring basis:
  1. Impact of new policies or regulations
  2. Market responses to changes in supply/demand patterns
  3. Market penetration of new technologies
  4. Changes in consumer behavior
  5. None of the above


* 8.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. Delphi Methodologies
  8. Mathematical Programming
  9. None of the above


* 9.Check all of the responses that describe your experience in analyzing and interpreting specific changes in industry market structure that you perform(ed) on a regular and recurring basis due to:
  1. Impact of new policies or regulations
  2. Market response to changes in supply/demand patterns
  3. Market penetration of new technologies
  4. Changes in consumer behavior
  5. None of the above


* 10.Check all of the responses that describe your experience reviewing and modifying model structure and assumptions or methodologies that provide inconsistencies and counterintuitive results of specific changes in industry market structure that you perform(ed) on a regular and recurring basis due to:
  1. Impact of new policies or regulations
  2. Market response to changes in supply/demand patterns
  3. Market penetration of new technologies
  4. Changes in consumer behavior
  5. None of the above


* 11.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. None of the above


* 12.Have you served on a team or lead a team that addressed a problem or issue from an economic perspective?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Check all the responses that describe the type of assignments you have completed for economic analysis:
  1. Compiling economic information
  2. Organizing economic information
  3. Quantifying economic data
  4. Using econometric tools and techniques
  5. Performing quantitative analysis of complex economic data
  6. Relating macro-economic statistics to industry statistics
  7. Analyzing economic statistics
  8. Analyzing trends in commodity production, consumption, and prices
  9. Analyzing trends in capitalization, investment, and taxation
  10. Interpreting economic findings
  11. Synthesizing complex, multi-faceted economic information
  12. None of the above


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


* 15.Have you served on a team where you were the project manager or team participant?
  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


* 16.Have you developed contract specifications for a data collection, analysis or modeling project?
  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


* 17.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