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Grade: 09
* 1.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.


* 2.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.


3.Experience with drinking water distribution system water quality assessment, control and improvement programs.
  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.Indicate the level of experience with drinking water treatment types.
  1. Slow sand filtration.
  2. Conventional filtration.
  3. Direct filtration.
  4. Membrane filtration.
  5. Reverse osmosis.
  6. Advanced disinfection types.
  7. None of the above.


5.In addition to your academic courses have you had other professional training related to drinking water, water quality (chemical, physical and biological), and water resources management.
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Do you have basic knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rules?
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.Do you have experience with on-line water quality monitoring technologies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.I have the following field experience:
  1. Collecting and analyzing basic water quality of samples from drinking water treatment plants.
  2. Collecting representative samples and analyzing basic water quality in drinking water distribution systems.
  3. Operating, calibrating and maintaining portable field instrumentation and equipment used to assess water quality of drinking water samples.
  4. Assisting with performance based evaluations of drinking water systems.
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


9.I have worked as a member of a team or work group.
  1. Yes
  2. No


10.Completed individual tasks critical to the team's success
  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.Indicate the level of experience with drinking water treatment plant performance improvement programs.
  1. Sanitary surveys.
  2. Partnership for safe water.
  3. Comprehensive performance evaluations.
  4. Filter plant performance evaluations.
  5. Area-wide treatment optimization programs.
  6. None of the above.


12.Participate in the conduct of microbial and disinfection byproduct performance improvement programs at drinking water treatment plants.
  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.


13.Which best describes your experience working with personnel from drinking water utilities?
  1. I have worked directly with operators of drinking water treatment plants and distribution systems.
  2. I have worked directly with managers of drinking water utilities.
  3. I have provided training to drinking water operators and/or managers.
  4. I have no experience working with personnel from drinking water utilities.
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


14.I have planned, developed, implemented and presented training.
  1. Yes
  2. No


15.Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret complex data sets and present information in ways understandable to people from non-technical backgrounds.
  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.


16.Develop and conduct training on complex drinking water regulations or programs.
  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.


17.Do you have experience writing and editing technical and scientific documents?
  1. Yes
  2. No


18.Where have you presented your research findings:
  1. As an invited presenter at a national or international meeting
  2. As an invited presenter to groups outside of my organization
  3. I have submitted and been accepted to present my research at national or international meetings
  4. I have submitted and been accepted to present my research to local professional or scientific groups
  5. I have given presentations in departmental seminars as a student or faculty member
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


19.Select all of the environmental regulations, standards, or guidelines that you have developed or have experience working with.
  1. Water quality standards or regulations
  2. Drinking water standards or regulations
  3. Standards for microbial human health assessments
  4. Technology-based standards for clean and safe water
  5. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) or effluent guidelines
  6. Standards for human health risk assessment
  7. Standards for aquatic toxicology
  8. State/Tribe water quality standards
  9. Standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act
  10. Standards under the Clean Water Act
  11. I do not meet any of the choices above


20.Do you have extensive knowledge of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Programs?
  1. Yes
  2. No


21.Please select the Water Programs in which you have direct work experience in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
  1. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
  2. Public Water Supply Program
  3. I do not meet any of the choices above


22.Apply scientific or engineering methods for water or wastewater treatment and management.
  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.


23.Please select the areas in which you have experience:
  1. Assessing water quality of raw surface or ground waters
  2. Basic wet chemistry methods used to assess water quality of finished (chlorinated) drinking water samples
  3. Basic wet chemistry methods used to assess water quality of finished (chloraminated) drinking water samples
  4. Analysis of Disinfection Byproducts in finished drinking water samples
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


24.I have developed and/or written safety standards for the laboratory.
  1. Yes
  2. No


25.Have you routinely performed chemical analysis of drinking water samples?
  1. Yes
  2. No


26.I have presented scientific results in the following ways:
  1. Contributed to "Methods" or "Results" sections of technical reports or journal articles.
  2. Acted as a senior author on technical reports or journal articles.
  3. Presented data analytic ideas, methods or results to meetings of my research team.
  4. Presented data analytic ideas, methods or results at professional conferences.
  5. I have not had experience presenting scientific results.


27.Have you presented research findings at national/international scientific meetings?
  1. Yes
  2. No


28.Experience planning field environmental studies.
  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.Experience conducting field environmental studies.
  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.


30.Experience with drinking water plant water quality improvement programs.
  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.


31.Experience with drinking water plant water quality assessment program.
  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.


32.I have experience analyzing data from field environmental studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


33.Experience preparing reports summarizing field environmental studies
  1. Yes
  2. No


Grade: 11
* 1.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.


* 2.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.


3.Experience with drinking water distribution system water quality assessment, control and improvement programs.
  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.Indicate the level of experience with drinking water treatment types.
  1. Slow sand filtration.
  2. Conventional filtration.
  3. Direct filtration.
  4. Membrane filtration.
  5. Reverse osmosis.
  6. Advanced disinfection types.
  7. None of the above.


5.In addition to your academic courses have you had other professional training related to drinking water, water quality (chemical, physical and biological), and water resources management.
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Do you have basic knowledge of Safe Drinking Water Act and the Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts (DBP) Rules?
  1. Yes
  2. No


7.Do you have experience with on-line water quality monitoring technologies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


8.I have the following field experience:
  1. Collecting and analyzing basic water quality of samples from drinking water treatment plants.
  2. Collecting representative samples and analyzing basic water quality in drinking water distribution systems.
  3. Operating, calibrating and maintaining portable field instrumentation and equipment used to assess water quality of drinking water samples.
  4. Assisting with performance based evaluations of drinking water systems.
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


9.I have worked as a member of a team or work group.
  1. Yes
  2. No


10.Completed individual tasks critical to the team's success
  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.Indicate the level of experience with drinking water treatment plant performance improvement programs.
  1. Sanitary surveys.
  2. Partnership for safe water.
  3. Comprehensive performance evaluations.
  4. Filter plant performance evaluations.
  5. Area-wide treatment optimization programs.
  6. None of the above.


12.Participate in the conduct of microbial and disinfection byproduct performance improvement programs at drinking water treatment plants.
  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.


13.Plan and conduct drinking water treatment plant performance improvement programs.
  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.


14.Which best describes your experience working with personnel from drinking water utilities?
  1. I have worked directly with operators of drinking water treatment plants and distribution systems.
  2. I have worked directly with managers of drinking water utilities.
  3. I have provided training to drinking water operators and/or managers.
  4. I have no experience working with personnel from drinking water utilities.
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


15.I have planned, developed, implemented and presented training.
  1. Yes
  2. No


16.Ability to organize, analyze, and interpret complex data sets and present information in ways understandable to people from non-technical backgrounds.
  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.


17.Develop and conduct training on complex drinking water regulations or programs.
  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.Do you have experience writing and editing technical and scientific documents?
  1. Yes
  2. No


19.Where have you presented your research findings:
  1. As an invited presenter at a national or international meeting
  2. As an invited presenter to groups outside of my organization
  3. I have submitted and been accepted to present my research at national or international meetings
  4. I have submitted and been accepted to present my research to local professional or scientific groups
  5. I have given presentations in departmental seminars as a student or faculty member
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


20.Select all of the environmental regulations, standards, or guidelines that you have developed or have experience working with.
  1. Water quality standards or regulations
  2. Drinking water standards or regulations
  3. Standards for microbial human health assessments
  4. Technology-based standards for clean and safe water
  5. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) or effluent guidelines
  6. Standards for human health risk assessment
  7. Standards for aquatic toxicology
  8. State/Tribe water quality standards
  9. Standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act
  10. Standards under the Clean Water Act
  11. I do not meet any of the choices above


21.Do you have extensive knowledge of Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act Programs?
  1. Yes
  2. No


22.Please select the Water Programs in which you have direct work experience in the Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water.
  1. Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program
  2. Public Water Supply Program
  3. I do not meet any of the choices above


23.Please select the Water Programs in which you have direct work experience:
  1. Wetlands and Coastal Programs
  2. Ground Water/Drinking Water Programs
  3. State Revolving Fund Program
  4. National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Program
  5. Non-point Source Program
  6. Surface Water Monitoring Program
  7. Total Maximum Daily Loads Program
  8. Water Quality Standards Program
  9. Watershed Planning, Protection and Restoration Programs
  10. Clean Water Enforcement Programs
  11. I have no work experience in any of these programs


24.Apply scientific or engineering methods for water or wastewater treatment and management.
  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.


25.Engineering, scientific, or policy analysis in the research, testing, design, development or implementation of alternative drinking water treatment technologies.
  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.


26.Please select the areas in which you have experience:
  1. Assessing water quality of raw surface or ground waters
  2. Basic wet chemistry methods used to assess water quality of finished (chlorinated) drinking water samples
  3. Basic wet chemistry methods used to assess water quality of finished (chloraminated) drinking water samples
  4. Analysis of Disinfection Byproducts in finished drinking water samples
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


27.I have developed and/or written safety standards for the laboratory.
  1. Yes
  2. No


28.Have you routinely performed chemical analysis of drinking water samples?
  1. Yes
  2. No


29.I have presented scientific results in the following ways:
  1. Contributed to "Methods" or "Results" sections of technical reports or journal articles.
  2. Acted as a senior author on technical reports or journal articles.
  3. Presented data analytic ideas, methods or results to meetings of my research team.
  4. Presented data analytic ideas, methods or results at professional conferences.
  5. I have not had experience presenting scientific results.


30.Have you presented research findings at national/international scientific meetings?
  1. Yes
  2. No


31.Experience planning field environmental studies.
  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.


32.Experience conducting field environmental studies.
  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.


33.Experience with drinking water plant water quality improvement programs.
  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.


34.Experience with drinking water plant water quality assessment program.
  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.


35.I have experience analyzing data from field environmental studies.
  1. Yes
  2. No


36.Experience preparing reports summarizing field environmental studies
  1. Yes
  2. No


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.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


3.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


4.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


5.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






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