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Grade: 12
* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-11 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Required specialized experience at the GS-11 level is defined as experience that has required knowledge of the electric industry to examine bulk power systems engineering issues.

* 2.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 13
* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Required specialized experience at the GS-12 level is defined as experience that has included examining complex bulk power systems engineering issues of the electric industry.

* 2.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: 14
* 1.Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-13 level as described below.
  2. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described below.


Required specialized experience at the GS-13 level is defined as significant responsibility and experience in examining complex bulk power systems engineering issues of the electric industry.

* 2.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) in your resume that supports your answer(e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy). Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand submission of supporting documentation, e.g., transcripts, DD 214, SF-50, may be required for this position. I also understand that my application will not be considered if the required supporting documentation is not submitted or is not submitted in accordance with the time frames indicated in the announcement.
  1. True
  2. False


* 2.I understand that I must include my college transcripts in order to document my receipt of an engineering degree and/or coursework. I also understand that my application will not be considered if these transcripts are not submitted within the timeframe indicated in the announcement.
  1. True
  2. False


* 3.Do you meet the basic educational requirement for Engineer as described in vacancy announcement?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Which of the following groups have you worked with in a team environment to accomplish a work-related goal?
  1. Lawyers
  2. Economists
  3. Technical specialists
  4. Industry analysts
  5. Accountants
  6. Auditors
  7. Engineers in disciplines other than electrical
  8. None of the above


* 5.Which response best reflects your highest level of experience working as part of a team in a work setting?
  1. I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  2. I have worked on a team with peers who each had been designated a distinctly separate role.
  3. I have worked on a team with individuals from different organizations, groups, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  4. I have worked with a team on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, and also sharing responsibility and recognition for the end product or outcomes.
  5. In a leadership capacity, I have created an atmosphere for teamwork, cooperation, and productivity which had positive impact.


* 6.Select the responses that describe your experience related to oral communication.
  1. I have communicated information to groups or individuals in order to instruct.
  2. I have communicated information to groups or individuals in order to persuade / negotiate.
  3. I have conducted formal training sessions on technical topics.
  4. I have represented management in meetings or conferences.
  5. I have provided informal training to others on an individual basis.
  6. None of the above.


* 7.Which types of documents have you written?
  1. Summary reports
  2. Correspondence (emails, letters, memos)
  3. Technical reports
  4. Standard operating procedures
  5. Directives / policies / regulations
  6. Commission Orders
  7. Option papers / decision memos
  8. Journal or newspaper articles
  9. Books or book chapters
  10. Academic / research papers
  11. None of the above


* 8.Select the standards and/or Orders you have applied as part of your professional work experience.
  1. Local industry standards
  2. Regional industry standards
  3. North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards
  4. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 693
  5. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Order 706
  6. None of the above


* 9.For which of the following purposes have you applied electric utility industry laws and regulations on the job?
  1. To ensure written information is accurate
  2. To provide feedback or comments on Commission policies and rules
  3. To provide recommendations to internal and external stakeholders
  4. To train less experienced electrical engineers
  5. None of the above


* 10.Which of the following resources have you reviewed as part of your work experience?
  1. FERC orders
  2. Depositions
  3. Reliability standards
  4. Compliance issues
  5. None of the above


* 11.What is your highest level of education in electrical engineering related to power systems?
  1. I have no electrical engineering education related to power systems.
  2. I have taken one or more college courses related to electrical engineering and power systems, but I do not have a degree in the area.
  3. I have a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering and completed one or more college courses related to power systems.
  4. I have a Master's degree or PhD in electrical engineering and completed one or more college courses related to power systems.


* 12.What is your highest level of experience with utility systems?
  1. I do not have any experience with utility systems.
  2. I have formal education related to utility systems, but no work experience related to the topic.
  3. I have analyzed utility systems to ensure their operability and capability.
  4. I have designed utility systems that were later integrated.


* 13.Which electrical engineering issues have you identified in a work setting?
  1. Reactive power
  2. System protection
  3. Frequency response
  4. Generator interconnection
  5. Transmission planning
  6. Transmission operations
  7. None of the above


* 14.Which of the following have you evaluated as a regular and recurring part of your job?
  1. Mitigation plans
  2. Operational studies
  3. Planning studies
  4. Congestion management practices
  5. Reports written by industry experts
  6. Statements from industry experts
  7. None of the above


* 15.Which actions have you performed as a regular and recurring part of your job?
  1. Leading compliance investigations
  2. Informally mentoring subordinate engineers
  3. Reviewing work completed by subordinate engineers
  4. Interpreting North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) standards
  5. Addressing issues of first impression
  6. None of the above


* 16.Which technology software do you have experience utilizing in a work setting?
  1. PSSE
  2. PSLF
  3. ProMod
  4. PowerWorld
  5. MUST
  6. None of the above.






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