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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.You must meet the minimum educational/experience requirements for professional physical scientist positions in the Federal government. Choose one answer which best describes your educational/experience background for a physical scientist position.
  1. I have earned a Bachelor's degree or higher in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering sciences such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to one of the majors listed above that include at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering sciences, plus at least on year of professional physical science experience acquired under professional physical science supervision and guidance.
  3. I do not meet any education and/or combination of education and experience under any of the choices above.


* 6.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.


* 7.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


* 8.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.


* 9.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


* 10.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.


* 11.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


* 12.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.


* 13.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


* 14.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.


* 15.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


* 16.Describe your mastery of nuclear physics or related disciplines; concepts, standards, practices, and acquisition strategies in order to deliver resources to advance the mission of a scientific organization.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 17.Describe your ability to manage a complex scientific or academic organization encompassing nuclear physics or related disciplines. This includes the ability to formulate, direct, monitor, and evaluate research projects and develop the budget requirements for a broad portfolio of research investments.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


* 18.Describe your ability to develop, defend, and manage research budgets for complex and diverse scientific research programs.
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. This includes providing an interpretation of organization regulations, project management policies, and scientific and technical facts while engaged in meetings with Federal government officials, national laboratory directors, Congressional committees, and representative of other public and private institutions.
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.