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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

        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.Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.Prepare written (or verbal) status reports, which include options and recommendations to advise managers on program operations.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have taken one or more classes in writing reports and communication but I have not yet performed the above tasks on the job. I
  3. I have prepared written (or verbal) status reports to managers.
  4. I have prepared written (or verbal) status reports, which include options and recommendations to advise managers on program operations regularly and independently in my job.
  5. I have prepared written (or verbal) status reports, which include options and recommendations to advise managers on program operations. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter. I have trained others in my field.


* 5.Communicate with a variety of individuals to explain involved procedures.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have taken one or more classes in communication studies or public relations, but I have not yet performed these tasks above on the job.
  3. I have communicated with a variety of individuals to explain procedures under close supervision from a manager or senior employee.
  4. I have communicated with a variety of individuals to explain procedures regularly and independently in my job.
  5. I have communicated with a variety of individuals to explain procedures. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise on this subject matter. I have trained others in my field.


Grade: 05
* 1.You must meet the minimum basic education and/or experience requirements for professional engineer positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. Bachelor's or higher degree in professional engineering where the completed professional engineering curriculum was from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
  2. Bachelor's degree in professional engineering where the completed curriculum included differential and integral calculus and courses in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics; strength of materials; fluid mechanics, hydraulics; thermodynamics; electrical fields and circuits; nature and properties of materials; and any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration as administered by the Board of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.
  5. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the specified courses as listed above.
  6. Combination of relevant professional engineering education and experience as evidenced by having successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), PLUS at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  7. I do not meet any of the education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


* 2.You must meet the minimum basic education and experience requirements for professional physical scientist positions in the Federal government. Select the response that best describes your education and experience.
  1. Bachelor's Degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  2. Combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet any education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


3.GS-5 You must meet the basic qualifications for the GS-5 grade level. You may meet the basic qualifications for the GS-5 with a combination of education and/or experience. Select the choice which best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I have a four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor?s degree.
  2. I have three (3) years of general experience, 1 year of which is equivalent to at least the GS-4. My one (1) experience demonstrates my ability to analyze problems to identify significant factors, gather pertinent data, and recognize solutions; plan and organize work, and communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  3. I do not meet any of the above statements.