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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Choose the response which best describes your training and experience in developing GIS data layers and digital maps from digital databases.
  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.


* 2.Set data collection standards and establish data formats.
  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.


* 3.Use Geographic Information Systems software to process, store, model, and analyze spatial data.
  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.Select the software applications, databases, and programming languages with which you have experience, and can program/operate/use independently.
  1. ENvironment for Visualizing Images (ENVI)
  2. ArcMap
  3. IMAGINE
  4. MS Access
  5. Oracle
  6. None of the above


* 5.Choose from the responses below that best describes your experience using GIS tools such as ESRI ArcGIS.
  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.


* 6.Select the responses that describe the quantitative functions or analyses that you have you performed.
  1. I have experience using ArcGIS.
  2. I have independently written and executed complex command scripts in the SAS, S-Plus or R statistical languages.
  3. I have used approaches in which statistical programs such as SAS, Splus, or R were used to transfer data to and from ArcGIS.
  4. I have conducted multiple regression analyses.
  5. I have conducted categorical data analysis.
  6. I have conducted multivariate analyses such as factor analysis, cluster analysis, or discriminant analysis and ordination.
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Apply a working knowledge of computer technology and specialized software in performing engineering/scientific studies and 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.


* 8.I have used qualitative and quantitative indicators to analyze environmental risks to the ecosystem or public health.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Please select the phrase that best describes your experience in obtaining datasets for use in GIS analysis.
  1. I have never obtained datasets or information for use in GIS analysis or I have only used datasets provided to me from someone else in my office, company or immediate organization.
  2. I have accessed datasets or information that were available and downloadable from the internet.
  3. I have not only accessed datasets or information that were available from the internet, but I have also sought and obtained data from government Agencies or other organizations through personal contacts or through manual searches of archives and/or literature.


* 10.Choose the response which best describes your training and experience in incorporating soil, geologic, hydrologic, land-use, and other environmental data to construct digital data sets for use in preparing GIS maps.
  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.


* 11.Choose the response which best describes your training and experience in developing GIS maps showing the fate and transport of pesticides or other environmental contaminants as a function of their use.
  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.


* 12.Have you developed model activities for environmental fate and transport of pesticides?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.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)

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 14.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


* 15.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


* 16.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


* 17.Are you aware that all applicants, including current EPA employees, must submit transcripts as part of your application package as outlined in the vacancy announcement? Failure to submit transcripts will be considered an incomplete application and it will be rated ineligible.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 09
* 1.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  2. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  3. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  4. I do not meet any of the above.


* 2.GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 3.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research with at least 30 semester hours in BASIC AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES which included 9 semester hours in ECOLOGY and 12 semester hours in PHYSICAL and MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES.
  2. I do not meet any of the above.


* 4.GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 5.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  2. I have an ENGINEERING DEGREE that included DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN AREAS: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree in the ENGINEERING SPECIALTY FOR THIS POSITION and CURRENTLY REGISTERED as a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  5. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BET from a program ACCREDITED by the ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET) related to THIS POSITION.
  6. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by at least ONE YEAR of ADDITIONAL EDUCATION or HIGHLY TECHNICAL WORK experience applying knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  7. I have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree with at least 60 SEMESTER HOURS of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described above.
  8. I have a (BET) or BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A PROFESSIONAL FIELD (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least ONE YEAR of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE acquired under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE.
  9. I do not meet any of the above.


* 6.GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, GS-9, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 7.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCE with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  2. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  3. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in MATHEMATICS with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  4. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in one of the above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 8.GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 9.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Hydrologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL OR NATURAL SCIENCE, or ENGINEERING with at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources WHICH INCLUDED at least 6 semester hours in CALCULUS (including both DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS) AND 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  2. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL OR NATURAL SCIENCE, or ENGINEERING with 30 sem hrs in hydrology, physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or management/conservation of water resources WHICH INCLUDED 6 sem hrs in CALCULUS (including DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS) AND 6 sem hrs in PHYSICS.
  3. I do not meet any of the above.


* 10.GS-09: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Hydrologist, GS-09, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 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 have a MASTER'S OR EQUIVALENT GRADUATE DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 2 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-07 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 11.Select the response that best describes the extent and nature of your involvement in Geographic Information System (GIS) projects.
  1. I typically keyed data into databases or spreadsheets after someone else had designed the overall project, identified the data sources, compiled the information, reformatted the data into input data sheets and programmed the software to produce automated reports.
  2. I was typically instrumental in gathering and reformatting data after someone else designed the overall project, identified the data sources and programmed the software to produce automated reports.
  3. I was typically part of the overall planning and identification of data sources and in programming the software to produce reports.
  4. I was typically the lead in the overall planning of GIS projects, masterminding the entire operations, programming the software to produce reports, and overseeing the entry of data and/or production of reports.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select the responses that best describe your experience with software development projects in a technical or scientific organization.
  1. I have identified customer application software needs.
  2. I have evaluated potential software solutions as it relates to customer needs.
  3. I have developed and established functional requirements.
  4. I have created and provided software requirements to the developer for production.
  5. I have evaluated customer satisfaction post-software production and resolved any resulting issues and/or complaints.
  6. I do not have any of the above experience.


Grade: 11
* 1.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or chemistry.
  2. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  3. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or a related discipline appropriate for THIS POSITION.
  4. I do not meet any of the above.


* 2.GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Biologist/Life Scientist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 3.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research with at least 30 semester hours in BASIC AND APPLIED BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES which included 9 semester hours in ECOLOGY and 12 semester hours in PHYSICAL and MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES.
  2. I do not meet any of the above.


* 4.GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Ecologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 5.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING DEGREE from an accredited college or university under their school of engineering that included at least one curriculum that is recognized by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum obtained in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  2. I have an ENGINEERING DEGREE that included DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in FIVE OF THE FOLLOWING SEVEN AREAS: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials; (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials; and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree in the ENGINEERING SPECIALTY FOR THIS POSITION and CURRENTLY REGISTERED as a PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER in the United States, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (BET) from an accredited college or university with 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  5. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by a BET from a program ACCREDITED by the ACCREDITATION BOARD FOR ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (ABET) related to THIS POSITION.
  6. I have passed the ENGINEER-IN-TRAINING (EIT) examination and have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE related to THIS POSITION demonstrated by at least ONE YEAR of ADDITIONAL EDUCATION or HIGHLY TECHNICAL WORK experience applying knowledge, skills, and abilities needed for professional engineering competence.
  7. I have a combination of COLLEGE-LEVEL EDUCATION, TRAINING, AND/OR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE equivalent to a 4 year professional engineering degree with at least 60 SEMESTER HOURS of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering as described above.
  8. I have a (BET) or BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN A PROFESSIONAL FIELD (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, geology, etc.) and at least ONE YEAR of PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE acquired under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERING SUPERVISION AND GUIDANCE.
  9. I do not meet any of the above.


* 6.GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Environmental Engineer, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 7.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL SCIENCE with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  2. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in ENGINEERING with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  3. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in MATHEMATICS with 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  4. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE with courses equivalent to a major in one of the above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 8.GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Physical/Environmental Scientist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 9.To meet the Basic Qualifications Requirements for Hydrologist, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have a BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL OR NATURAL SCIENCE, or ENGINEERING with at least 30 semester hours in any combination of courses in hydrology, physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the management or conservation of water resources WHICH INCLUDED at least 6 semester hours in CALCULUS (including both DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS) AND 6 semester hours in PHYSICS.
  2. I have a combination of EXPERIENCE appropriate for THIS POSITION and EDUCATION LEADING TO A BACHELOR'S DEGREE in PHYSICAL OR NATURAL SCIENCE, or ENGINEERING with 30 sem hrs in hydrology, physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, mathematics, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or management/conservation of water resources WHICH INCLUDED 6 sem hrs in CALCULUS (including DIFFERENTIAL and INTEGRAL CALCULUS) AND 6 sem hrs in PHYSICS.
  3. I do not meet any of the above.


* 10.GS-11: To meet the Additional Qualifications Requirements for Hydrologist, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  5. I do not meet any of the above.


* 11.Select the response that best describes the extent and nature of your involvement in Geographic Information System (GIS) projects.
  1. I typically keyed data into databases or spreadsheets after someone else had designed the overall project, identified the data sources, compiled the information, reformatted the data into input data sheets and programmed the software to produce automated reports.
  2. I was typically instrumental in gathering and reformatting data after someone else designed the overall project, identified the data sources and programmed the software to produce automated reports.
  3. I was typically part of the overall planning and identification of data sources and in programming the software to produce reports.
  4. I was typically the lead in the overall planning of GIS projects, masterminding the entire operations, programming the software to produce reports, and overseeing the entry of data and/or production of reports.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select the responses that best describe your experience with software development projects in a technical or scientific organization.
  1. I have identified customer application software needs.
  2. I have evaluated potential software solutions as it relates to customer needs.
  3. I have developed and established functional requirements.
  4. I have created and provided software requirements to the developer for production.
  5. I have evaluated customer satisfaction post-software production and resolved any resulting issues and/or complaints.
  6. I do not have any of the above experience.






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