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* 1.Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5)years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.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 10000 characters.


* 3.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


* 4.I understand as a Career Senior Executive Service Members I am required to address only the Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQs) and provide a copy of my Standard Form (SF-50) which shows proof of SES Status.
  1. Yes
  2. No
  3. Not Applicable (I'm not a Career SES)


* 5.I understand as a non-Senior Executive Services (SES)Member; failure to address each of the required Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs) and Mandatory Technical Qualifications (MTQ's) statements will result in disqualification of my application.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for General Engineer, Physical Scientist or Physics, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a professional engineering degree from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  2. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a professional engineering degree that included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following: a) statics, dynamics; b) strength of materials; c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; d) thermodynamics; e) electrical fields and circuits; f) nature and properties of materials; g) any other comparable engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a four-year professional engineering degree in the engineering specialty for this position and currently registered as a Professional Engineer in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination have a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience related to this position demonstrated by a Bachelor's degree in Engineering Technology (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  5. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the EIT examination and have a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience related to this position demonstrated by a BET from a program accredited by the ABET related to this position.
  6. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have passed the EIT examination and have a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience related to this position demonstrated by at least one year of additional education or highly technical work experience applying knowledge, skills, abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  7. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a combination of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience equivalent to a four-year professional engineering degree with at least 60 hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described above.
  8. GENERAL ENGINEER: I have a BET or Bachelor's degree in a professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least one year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  9. PHYSICAL SCIENTIST: I have a Bachelor's degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  10. PHYSICAL SCIENTIST: I have a combination of experience appropriate for this position and education leading to a bachelor's degree with courses equivalent to a major in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  11. PHYSICS: I have a Bachelor's degree in physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics.
  12. PHYSICS: I have a combination of experience appropriate for this position and education leading to a bachelor's degree with courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  13. I do not meet any of the above.


* 7.ECQ 1: Leading Change...... Please describe your Ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals and to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment. (There is an 8000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 8.Would you like to add additional information on Leading Change?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please complete your answer related to Leading Change

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 9.ECQ 2: Leading People...... Please describe your ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals and to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts. (There is an 8000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 10.Would you like to add additional information on Leading People?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please complete your answer related to Leading People

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 11.ECQ 3: Results Driven...... Please describe your ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations and to make decisions that produce high-quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks. (There is an 8000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 12.Would you like to add additional information on Results Driven?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please complete your answer related to Results Driven

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 13.ECQ 4: Business Acumen...... Please describe your ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically. (There is an 8000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 14.Would you like to add additional information on Business Acumen?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please complete your answer related to Business Acumen

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 15.ECQ 5: Building Coalitions Please describe your ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals. (There is an 8000 word character limit. If you need additional space to complete your answer to this ECQ, you may add information in a follow-up question.)
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 16.Would you like to add additional information on Building Coalitions?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please complete your answer related to Building Coalitions

       Maximum length of 8000 characters.
  2. No


* 17.Describe your mastery of construction and operation of scientific user facilities for plasma physics and materials/nuclear science research in order to serve as the principal advisor for the Office in these areas.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 18.Describe your ability to manage a complex scientific organization. This includes the ability to formulate, direct, monitor, and evaluate the construction, fabrication, and operations of various facilities/projects and develop the budget requirements for them.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 19.Describe your ability to effectively communicate orally in order to represent the head of the Organization on matters concerning the areas of responsibility in a variety of situations.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 20.Describe your ability to effectively communicate in writing to prepare complex decision papers and policies for a wide variety of audiences to include the highest level of management within and outside of the Organization.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.