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Grade: 14

1 GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-14, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 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.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of integrated pest management in schools. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
2 Choose the response that best characterizes your knowledge of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FFDCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), and the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA). Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience of these laws.
  • I have education or training in these laws, but have not worked with them on the job.
  • I have some limited experience applying these laws.
  • I have extensive experience applying these laws on the job.
  • I have trained others to interpret and apply these laws.
  • I am regularly consulted by others as an expert on these laws.
3 Select the responses that describe your experience in forming cooperative partnerships with people outside of your organization to solve complex technical problems. Answer to this question is required
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with another program or Regional office.
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with another Federal agency.
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with a foreign government.
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with non-governmental organizations.
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with both governmental and non-governmental organizations.
  • Formed a cooperative partnership with multiple Federal agencies.
  • Formed and managed a cooperative partnership with both governmental and non-governmental organizations to a successful outcome.
  • Formed and managed a cooperative partnership with multiple Federal agencies to a successful outcome.
  • None of the above.
4 Knowledge of funding and operational aspects of grants, contracts, and other extramural resources management programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 If you have lead a team, which tasks did you perform? Answer to this question is required
  • Distributed and balanced the workload among team members.
  • Strategically defined program objectives
  • Organized and managed resources
  • Kept the team on schedule
  • Fostered commitment and team spirit
  • Managed conflict within the team
  • Developed and implemented programs
  • Tracked progress and reported on accomplishments
  • Formed alliances to ensure the team's viability
  • None of the above.
6 Develops project plans or schedules based on an understanding of the overall program priorities and related efforts of the organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Use sound judgment to evaluate options and alternatives and to make decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
8 Set priorities, determine resource requirements, set short or long term goals and strategies, coordinate with others, monitor progress, and evaluate outcomes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
9 Performed project management tasks including project planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Have you made presentations to the public educating them about environmental programs? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Demonstrated history of overseeing the production of effective written communications (i.e., papers and briefings) to convey technical and non-technical information concisely and clearly to persons with varied technical and business backgrounds. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
12 Lead the team in: distributing and balancing workload among employees; making adjustments to accomplish the workload to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned team tasks; and ensuring that each employee has an integral role. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
13 Exercised leadership skills to establish and maintain team relationships that develop and support a results-oriented team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
14 Where did you learn about this EPA Position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a current EPA employee
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  • Other (w/Branch)
    14.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
15 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No