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[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.

Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them.

Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions.

High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.



* 1.[31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.

  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.[41890] To be eligible for this position you must currently be a student accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled and seeking a degree in a qualifying education institution, on a full or half-time basis. Select the response that best describes your eligibility. You must provide supporting documentation to support your answer.
  1. I have been accepted as a degree seeking student in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis, but have not yet started attending school.
  2. I am currently enrolled on a full or half-time basis and seeking a degree in a qualifying educational institution.
  3. I am an awardee of the Harry S. Truman Foundation Scholarship Program.
  4. I am not currently accepted for enrollment nor currently enrolled at a qualifying educational institution.


* 3.[52180] Choose the statement that best describes your current level of education.
  1. I am currently enrolled in a high school diploma program.
  2. I have received my high school diploma or equivalent and am accepted for enrollment/enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
  3. At the end of the current semester, I will have received my high school diploma or equivalent and am accepted for enrollment/enrolled in a qualifying educational institution on a full or half-time basis.
  4. I have completed one academic year of post high school study. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  5. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed one academic year of post high school study. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  6. I have completed two academic years of post high school study OR I have received an associate's degree (or equivalent). I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  7. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed two academic years of post high school study OR I have received an associate's degree (or equivalent). I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  8. I have completed four academic years of post high school study OR I have received a bachelor's degree (or equivalent). I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  9. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed four academic years of post high school study OR I have received a bachelor's degree (or equivalent). I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  10. I have completed one academic year of graduate level education; OR have received a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with Superior Academic Achievement; OR five academic years of pre-professional study. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  11. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed one academic year of graduate level education; OR have received a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) with Superior Academic Achievement; OR five academic years of pre-professional study. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  12. I have completed two academic years of graduate level education; OR received a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as LL.B. or J.D.) in a field directly related to the position being filled. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  13. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed two academic years of graduate level education; OR received a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as LL.B. or J.D.) in a field directly related to the position being filled. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  14. I have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree AND one academic year of progressively higher level education beyond a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR three academic years of progressive graduate level education leading to a doctorate in a field directly related to the position being filled. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  15. At the end of the current semester, I will have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree AND one academic year of progressively higher level education beyond a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR three academic years of progressive graduate level education leading to a doctorate in a field directly related to the position being filled. I have attached my transcripts for verification.
  16. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 4.[18736] What is the estimated graduation date for your current degree?
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.[52234] Are you currently pursuing or planning to pursue a degree in Operations Research, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related discipline that includes course work in physics, differential equations, numerical analysis; fluid dynamics, structural mechanics, meteorology or atmospheric science?
  1. Yes
  2. No


[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.

* 6.[3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.[31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.[586] How did you initially hear about this position?
  1. Email notification
  2. Agency website
  3. USAJobs (OPM) website
  4. Newspaper advertisement
  5. Magazine advertisement
  6. Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  7. Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  8. Friend or relative
  9. Job Fair
  10. Minority professional network
  11. Other

        BRANCHED: * 1.[5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.