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Grade: 07
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-7 You must meet the basic qualifications for the GS-7 grade level. You may meet the basic qualifications for the GS-7 with a combination of education and/or experience. Select the choice which best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of graduate level education.
  2. I was in the upper third of my graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as School of Engineering or School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
  3. My grade point average was 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B or better) as recorded in my official transcript or based on 4 years of education or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
  4. My grade point average was 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 (B+ or better) based on the average of the required courses in my major field of study or the required courses in my major field completed during the final 2 years of curriculum. (Your GPA may be rounded one decimal place, e.g., 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9.)
  5. I was elected to membership in a national scholastic honor society as listed in the Association of College Honor Societies or the Baird`s Manual of American College Fraternities. (Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used.)
  6. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience at the next lower level as defined on the vacancy announcement.
  7. I do not meet any of the above statements.


3.Compiles, organizes and analyzes 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 work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed statistical data not pertaining to energy.
  4. I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed statistical data pertaining to energy.
  5. I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize, and analyze statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data in the energy industry.


4.Do you have experience analyzing data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science field(s)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


5.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


6.Check the experience/education you have in applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  1. I have one year of current experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  2. I have a Master's degree in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  3. I have a PH.D, or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative analysis for professional engineering analysis.
  4. I have three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  5. I have a combination of current experience and education which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  6. None of the above.


7.Select your experience and/or education applying quantitative methods and techniques of economic analysis under the direction of an instructor, supervisor or senior analyst with responsibility for:
  1. Setting up the Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the Above


8.Select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, and 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


Grade: 09
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-9 You must meet the basic qualifications for the GS-9 grade level. You may meet the basic qualifications for the GS-9 with a combination of education and/or experience. Select the choice which best describes your education and/or experience.
  1. I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree.
  2. I have two (2) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Masters degree.
  3. I possess a combination of post high school education and experience 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.


3.Select your experience and/or education applying quantitative methods and techniques of analysis under the direction of an instructor, supervisor or senior analyst with responsibility for:
  1. Setting up the Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the Above


4.Compiles, organizes and analyzes 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 work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed statistical data not pertaining to energy.
  4. I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed statistical data pertaining to energy.
  5. I have planned, organized and led projects to compile, organize, and analyze statistical data pertaining to energy, identifying significant variables and underlying relationships in the data in the energy industry.


5.Select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, and 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


6.Do you have experience analyzing data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science field(s)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.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


8.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 a 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 organizations
  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


9.Check the experience/education you have in applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  1. I have one year of current experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  2. I have a Master's degree in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  3. I have a PH.D, or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative analysis for professional engineering analysis.
  4. I have three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  5. I have a combination of current experience and education which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 11
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-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.


3.Select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, and 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.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.


5.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 work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data not pertaining to energy.
  4. I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy.
  5. 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.


6.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.Do you have experience analyzing data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science field(s)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.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 a 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 organizations
  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


9.Select the specific Energy Industry area(s) in which you have experience:
  1. Energy Markets
  2. Petroleum and/or Natural Gas
  3. Coal, Nuclear, Electricity, and/or Alternative Fuels
  4. Modeling or Forecasting
  5. None of the above


10.Check the experience/education you have in applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  1. I have one year of current experience applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  2. I have a Master's degree in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  3. I have a PH.D, or equivalent doctoral degree, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative analysis for professional engineering analysis.
  4. I have three academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, in a field of study which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  5. I have a combination of current experience and education which involved applying quantitative methods and techniques for professional engineering analysis.
  6. None of the above.


11.Select your experience and/or education applying quantitative methods and techniques of economic analysis under the direction of an instructor, supervisor or senior analyst with responsibility for:
  1. Setting up the Program
  2. Conducting background investigations
  3. Collecting and Reducing Data
  4. Displaying Data for Analysis
  5. Formulating Mathematical Expressions
  6. Drawing Conclusions
  7. None of the Above


Grade: 12
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-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.


3.Select the techniques you have used to conduct research, analyses, and 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.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.


5.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 work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data not pertaining to energy.
  4. I have performed work assignments in which I compiled, organized, and analyzed economic or other statistical data pertaining to energy.
  5. 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.


6.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.Do you have experience analyzing data and/or using mathematical or statistical models to examine state, national, or international data concerning issues in one or more social, physical and biological science field(s)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.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 a 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 organizations
  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


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.This position requires a security clearance. Are you able to obtain or maintain a security clearance?
  1. Yes
  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.How did you find out about this job?
  1. EIA Website
  2. DOE Website
  3. DOE Federal Employee
  4. Electronic Job Boards, such as Monster, Careerbuilder, Craigslist, 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


5.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 packages (SPSS)
  3. Mathematical programming software such as GAMS, AIMMS, AMPL, MPL, OML, or equivalent.
  4. Other databases software, e.g., Oracle, SQL Server, Access
  5. Internet software such as HTML, Java Serve Pages (JSP), ASP, etc
  6. Use of structured programming software, e.g., C., C++, Fortran, Visual Basic, Pascal, or equivalent
  7. None of the above