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Grade: 12
* 1.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Economist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S or HIGHER DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  2. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  3. I do not meet any of the above.


* 2.GS-12: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-12, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


3.Develops project plans or schedules based on an understanding of the overall program priorities and related efforts of the organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


4.Manages work on highly complex projects where numerous tasks are involved.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


5.Which answer best describes your work in a fast paced environment that has rapidly changing priorities?
  1. I have not participated or prefer not to work in this type of work environment.
  2. I have worked in this type of environment on a limited basis.
  3. I have worked in this type of environment on a regular basis.
  4. I have worked in this type of environment on a broad level.
  5. I have worked in this type of environment as part of my daily responsibilities.


6.Develop recommendations that are based on an accurate evaluation of data and reflect an accurate understanding of organizational dynamics and needs and perspectives of different stakeholders
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


7.Have you used an economic modeling framework to assess the environmental and economical impacts of energy or climate?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.I have experience coordinating and leading analyses in the following policy and program areas:
  1. Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs
  2. Renewable Energy Policies and Programs
  3. Combined Heat and Power Policies and Programs
  4. Distributed Generation Policies and Programs
  5. None of the above


9.Which of the following best describes your experience and knowledge in determining or evaluating air quality, public health, and environmental impacts of air pollution?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


10.Which answer best describes your experience in leading communications of complex issues related to mathematical models, statistics, and computer programming techniques to a variety of technical, policy and lay audiences?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in this area.
  2. I have completed formal education or training, but have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this function, but under close supervision by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this function as a regular part of my job, independently and usually with little supervision.
  5. This function has been a core responsibility of my job. Management has used my information as input as an important part of the organization's decision-making process.


11.Do you have experience performing data analysis relating to emissions, atmospheric data or electricity generation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Please select your highest level of participation on workgroups, committees, or teams in the last five years, including in an academic setting.
  1. I have not participated on workgroups, committees, or teams
  2. I have regularly attended workgroup, committee, or team meetings
  3. I have regularly contributed to workgroup, committee, or team discussions
  4. I have worked with workgroup, committee, or team members to develop a product or recommend a strategy
  5. I have led or chaired workgroups, committees, or teams


13.Please select the one response that describes your highest level of training/experience in assessing the costs of environmental protection or ecosystem management.
  1. I have no training or experience in this area
  2. I have taken undergraduate classes in this area
  3. I have taken graduate classes in this area
  4. I have worked in this area with supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee
  5. I have worked independently on research/analyses in this area


14.Please select the one response that describes your highest level of familiarity with environmental statutes, policies, or regulations (e.g. Clean Air Act).
  1. I have no training or experience related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations
  2. I have taken undergraduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  3. I have taken graduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  4. I have worked under supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee on research/analyses, related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  5. I have worked independently on research/analyses relating to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.


15.Please select all the cost analyses in which you have training/experience.
  1. Compliance cost assessment
  2. Economic impact assessment
  3. Distribution/equity analysis
  4. Evaluation of market-based incentives
  5. Analysis of firm behavior under environmental regulation
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


16.Please select the ONE response that describes your highest level of education, training, and/or experience in the last five years with CGE models (e.g., G-Cubed, GTAP, WALRAS, MONASH).
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience with CGE modeling.
  2. I have had education or training in CGE modeling but have not yet applied this knowledge elsewhere.
  3. I have used CGE models under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have used CGE models regularly, independently and usually without review by a superior.
  5. I have supervised the use of CGE models and/or I have trained others in their use and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in their use.


17.Which answer best describes your experience in applying quantitative analytical skills including economics, mathematical modeling, and statistical analysis to environmental problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


18.Please select the response that best describes your experience in environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


19.Please select the response that best describes your experience in estimating the costs of pollution abatement and/or environmental protection.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


20.Please select the response that best describes your experience in the analysis of market-based incentives applied to environmental protection and/or ecosystem management rules or policies.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


21.Please select the response that best describes your experience in evaluating the use of economic instruments (e.g., taxes, emissions trading) for control of pollutants from the U.S. electricity sector.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


22.Please select all the analytic tools and policy options you have analyzed that concern pollution control of the U.S. electricity sector.
  1. Emission taxes or fees
  2. Tradable emission permits
  3. Cap and trade emission program
  4. Uncertainty in measuring pollution abatement costs
  5. . Uncertainty in measuring pollutant emissions
  6. Technologies to control emissions of conventional air pollutants (e.g., sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter)
  7. Technologies to control mercury air emissions
  8. Single pollutant abatement cost functions
  9. Joint pollutant abatement cost functions
  10. Environmental damage functions


23.Please select the response that best describes your experience in providing formal peer review addressing the feasibility, design, technical accuracy and scope of economic analyses.
  1. I have no experience in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task regularly, independently, and usually without review by a superior.


24.Please select the response that best describes your experience in using statistical packages (e.g. SAS, Limdep, GAUSS, Stata, S-Plus, TSP, SPSS) to conduct quantitative economic analysis.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience with statistical packages.
  2. I have had education or training in a statistical package but have not yet conducted economic analysis using this package.
  3. I have used a statistical package for conducting economic analysis under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have used a statistical package for conducting economic analysis regularly, independently, and usually without review by a superior.
  5. I have helped to guide other analysts in the use of statistical packages for economic analysis and/or I have trained others in their use and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in their use.


25.Please select the response that best describe your experience in managing large data sets.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have training or experience in managing data sets with a limited number of observations.
  3. I have used large data sets to complete class-related homework or problem sets.
  4. I have managed large data sets with supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  5. I have managed large data sets independently to support my own work.


26.Please select the one response that best describes your experience in exercising initiative, appropriate judgment and timeliness in bringing issues and needs to the attention of upper-level management and recommending options and approaches.
  1. I have not had experience performing this task.
  2. I have experience providing regular advice and counsel to my immediate supervisor.
  3. I have experience providing regular advice and counsel to my immediate supervisor and Office Director (OD).
  4. I have occasionally provided advice and counsel to senior management above the OD level with concurrence of my more immediate management.
  5. I have regularly provided advice and counsel to senior management above the OD level including the Associate Administrator and other senior officials with concurrences of my more immediate management


27.Please select all of environmental economic documents you have written.
  1. Background papers discussing issues in environmental economics.
  2. Environmental economics articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Correspondence discussing issues in environmental economics and science.
  4. Environmental economic reports or publications directed to non-technical groups.
  5. Plain English summaries of environmental economic or environmental policy issues for non-technical audiences.
  6. Issue papers or position documents which explain or develop specific environmental economic policies or guidance.
  7. Economic training materials (trainer instructions, workbooks, evaluation forms etc.)
  8. None of the above


28.What is your experience working with economic principles, theories, quantitative models and practices sufficient to serve as a specialist in performing duties pertaining to environmental and ecological economics including natural resource valuation, non-market valuation and benefit-cost analysis?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


29.Preparation of comprehensive economic impact analyses of specific environmental policy proposals.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Grade: 13
* 1.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Economist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S or HIGHER DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  2. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ECONOMICS with at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  3. I do not meet any of the above.


* 2.GS-13: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Economist, GS-13, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


3.Develops project plans or schedules based on an understanding of the overall program priorities and related efforts of the organization.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


4.Manages work on highly complex projects where numerous tasks are involved.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


5.Which answer best describes your work in a fast paced environment that has rapidly changing priorities?
  1. I have not participated or prefer not to work in this type of work environment.
  2. I have worked in this type of environment on a limited basis.
  3. I have worked in this type of environment on a regular basis.
  4. I have worked in this type of environment on a broad level.
  5. I have worked in this type of environment as part of my daily responsibilities.


6.Develop recommendations that are based on an accurate evaluation of data and reflect an accurate understanding of organizational dynamics and needs and perspectives of different stakeholders
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


7.Have you used an economic modeling framework to assess the environmental and economical impacts of energy or climate?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.I have experience coordinating and leading analyses in the following policy and program areas:
  1. Energy Efficiency Policies and Programs
  2. Renewable Energy Policies and Programs
  3. Combined Heat and Power Policies and Programs
  4. Distributed Generation Policies and Programs
  5. None of the above


9.Which of the following best describes your experience and knowledge in determining or evaluating air quality, public health, and environmental impacts of air pollution?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


10.Which answer best describes your experience in leading communications of complex issues related to mathematical models, statistics, and computer programming techniques to a variety of technical, policy and lay audiences?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in this area.
  2. I have completed formal education or training, but have not performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this function, but under close supervision by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this function as a regular part of my job, independently and usually with little supervision.
  5. This function has been a core responsibility of my job. Management has used my information as input as an important part of the organization's decision-making process.


11.Do you have experience performing data analysis relating to emissions, atmospheric data or electricity generation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


12.Please select all the cost analyses in which you have training/experience in environmental valuation.
  1. Compliance cost assessment
  2. Economic impact assessment
  3. Distributional/equity analysis
  4. Evaluation of market-based incentives
  5. Analysis of firm behavior under environmental regulation
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


13.Please select your highest level of participation on workgroups, committees, or teams in the last five years, including in an academic setting.
  1. I have not participated on workgroups, committees, or teams
  2. I have regularly attended workgroup, committee, or team meetings
  3. I have regularly contributed to workgroup, committee, or team discussions
  4. I have worked with workgroup, committee, or team members to develop a product or recommend a strategy
  5. I have led or chaired workgroups, committees, or teams


14.Please select the one response that describes your highest level of training/experience in assessing the costs of environmental protection or ecosystem management.
  1. I have no training or experience in this area
  2. I have taken undergraduate classes in this area
  3. I have taken graduate classes in this area
  4. I have worked in this area with supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee
  5. I have worked independently on research/analyses in this area


15.Please select the one response that describes your highest level of familiarity with environmental statutes, policies, or regulations (e.g. Clean Air Act).
  1. I have no training or experience related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations
  2. I have taken undergraduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  3. I have taken graduate classes related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  4. I have worked under supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee on research/analyses, related to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.
  5. I have worked independently on research/analyses relating to environmental statutes, policies, or regulations.


16.Please select the ONE response that describes your highest level of education, training, and/or experience in the last five years with CGE models (e.g., G-Cubed, GTAP, WALRAS, MONASH).
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience with CGE modeling.
  2. I have had education or training in CGE modeling but have not yet applied this knowledge elsewhere.
  3. I have used CGE models under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have used CGE models regularly, independently and usually without review by a superior.
  5. I have supervised the use of CGE models and/or I have trained others in their use and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in their use.


17.Which answer best describes your experience in applying quantitative analytical skills including economics, mathematical modeling, and statistical analysis to environmental problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


18.Please select the response that best describes your experience in environmental, natural resource, or agricultural economics.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


19.Please select the response that best describes your experience in estimating the costs of pollution abatement and/or environmental protection.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


20.Please select the response that best describes your experience in the analysis of market-based incentives applied to environmental protection and/or ecosystem management rules or policies.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field.
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


21.Please select the response that best describes your experience in evaluating the use of economic instruments (e.g., taxes, emissions trading) for control of pollutants from the U.S. electricity sector.
  1. I have had graduate-level instruction but no direct practical experience in this field.
  2. I have conducted research in this field under supervision from a graduate professor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  3. I have written an official report, authored a paper for a formal working paper series, or presented research at professional meetings in this field
  4. I have written or am in the process of writing a dissertation in this field.
  5. I have authored 1-3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  6. I have authored more than 3 peer-reviewed journal articles in this field.
  7. None of the above.


22.Please select all the analytic tools and policy options you have analyzed that concern pollution control of the U.S. electricity sector.
  1. Emission taxes or fees
  2. Tradable emission permits
  3. Cap and trade emission program
  4. Uncertainty in measuring pollution abatement costs
  5. . Uncertainty in measuring pollutant emissions
  6. Technologies to control emissions of conventional air pollutants (e.g., sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides, particulate matter)
  7. Technologies to control mercury air emissions
  8. Single pollutant abatement cost functions
  9. Joint pollutant abatement cost functions
  10. Environmental damage functions


23.Please select the response that best describes your experience in providing formal peer review addressing the feasibility, design, technical accuracy and scope of economic analyses.
  1. I have no experience in performing this task.
  2. I have performed this task with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task regularly, independently, and usually without review by a superior.


24.Please select the response that best describes your experience in using statistical packages (e.g. SAS, Limdep, GAUSS, Stata, S-Plus, TSP, SPSS) to conduct quantitative economic analysis.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience with statistical packages.
  2. I have had education or training in a statistical package but have not yet conducted economic analysis using this package.
  3. I have used a statistical package for conducting economic analysis under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have used a statistical package for conducting economic analysis regularly, independently, and usually without review by a superior.
  5. I have helped to guide other analysts in the use of statistical packages for economic analysis and/or I have trained others in their use and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in their use.


25.Please select the response that best describe your experience in managing large data sets.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have training or experience in managing data sets with a limited number of observations.
  3. I have used large data sets to complete class-related homework or problem sets.
  4. I have managed large data sets with supervision from an instructor, supervisor, or senior employee.
  5. I have managed large data sets independently to support my own work.


26.Please select the one response that best describes your experience in exercising initiative, appropriate judgment and timeliness in bringing issues and needs to the attention of upper-level management and recommending options and approaches.
  1. I have not had experience performing this task.
  2. I have experience providing regular advice and counsel to my immediate supervisor.
  3. I have experience providing regular advice and counsel to my immediate supervisor and Office Director (OD).
  4. I have occasionally provided advice and counsel to senior management above the OD level with concurrence of my more immediate management.
  5. I have regularly provided advice and counsel to senior management above the OD level including the Associate Administrator and other senior officials with concurrences of my more immediate management


27.Please select all of environmental economic documents you have written.
  1. Background papers discussing issues in environmental economics.
  2. Environmental economics articles for publication in peer-reviewed journals.
  3. Correspondence discussing issues in environmental economics and science.
  4. Environmental economic reports or publications directed to non-technical groups.
  5. Plain English summaries of environmental economic or environmental policy issues for non-technical audiences.
  6. Issue papers or position documents which explain or develop specific environmental economic policies or guidance.
  7. Economic training materials (trainer instructions, workbooks, evaluation forms etc.)
  8. None of the above


28.What is your experience working with economic principles, theories, quantitative models and practices sufficient to serve as a specialist in performing duties pertaining to environmental and ecological economics including natural resource valuation, non-market valuation and benefit-cost analysis?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


29.Preparation of comprehensive economic impact analyses of specific environmental policy proposals.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Grade: All Grades
1.Where did you learn about this EPA Position?
  1. Job Fair/Career Conference
  2. Referral from a Professional Organization
  3. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  4. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  5. Referral from a current EPA employee
  6. Referral from a friend or family member
  7. EPA Internet Site
  8. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  9. Referral from a State or Local government
  10. Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook
  13. USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  14. Other (w/Branch)


2.Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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