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Grade: 12

1 GS-12: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-12, 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-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.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Forming cooperative partnerships with people outside of your organization to solve complex technical problems. 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.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Protection Specialist, GS-13, 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-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.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Forming cooperative partnerships with people outside of your organization to solve complex technical problems. 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.

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 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.
3 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.
4 I have experience performing the following administrative aspects of grants management: Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing official project officer files
  • Preparing funding packages
  • Tracking grant/funding packages thru the award and post award process
  • Obtaining abstracts and progress reports
  • Performing grant close-outs
  • None of the above.
5 Select the contract management tasks that you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Written a scope of work or responded to a government scope of work
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Prepared a budget plan
  • Prepared or reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  • Monitored and evaluated outputs
  • Prepared vouchers or approved payments
  • Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  • Closed out and archived a project
  • Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative or equivalent position in a non-government organization
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
6 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of pest management in agricultural or non-agricultural settings. 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 Working in collaborative relationships on voluntary partnership programs with industry, business, communities, and government. 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 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.
9 If you have worked on a team, what types of teams have they been? Answer to this question is required
  • Work group
  • Committee
  • Self-directed work team
  • Team with representatives across divisions within an agency
  • Team with representatives across agencies
  • Team with representatives from other countries
  • Team with representatives from different occupations or program areas
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
10 Indicate which of the following audiences/ experiences you have had for making oral presentations: Answer to this question is required
  • Team members and/or other peers
  • Supervisors and/or managers in your organization
  • High level officials in government or private organizations
  • Audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.
  • Leading discussion for audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.
  • I do not meet any of the choices above.
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 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)
    12.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
13 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
14 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
15 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