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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-07. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I possess 1 year of graduate level education.
  2. Superior Academic Achievement: I meet one of the following: Upper 3rd of my graduating class based on completed courses; 3.0 or higher out of 4.0 based on 4 years of education, or on courses completed in the final 2 years of curriculum, or a 3.5 or higher based on average of major courses completed, or major courses completed in the final 2 years of curriculum; a member of a national scholastic honor society in accordance with Association of College Honor Societies.
  3. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-05 level as described below.
  4. I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Required specialized experience at the GS-5 level is defined as experience that has included experience reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities.

* 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.


* 3.Which models for thermal radiation and flammable vapor cloud hazards have you studied through formal education?
  1. DEGADIS
  2. CFD models
  3. PHAST
  4. FLACS
  5. None of the above


Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09. Choose one answer that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the basic requirements for this position.
  1. I possess 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master`s or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D.).
  2. I have one full year (52 weeks) or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-07 level as described below.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education beyond the first year of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements of this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


Required specialized experience at the GS-7 level is defined as experience that has included reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams, liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank drawings, and equipment diagrams.

* 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.


* 3.Which statement describes your highest level of experience reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams, liquefied natural gas (LNG) tank drawings, and equipment diagrams?
  1. I have education / training related to reviewing and analyzing diagrams, but have not yet done so on the job.
  2. I have assisted others with the review and analysis of diagrams.
  3. I have independently reviewed and analyzed basic diagrams, such as minor equipment or compressor additions to LNG plants.
  4. I have independently reviewed and analyzed complex diagrams, such as liquids recoveries and LNG import or export terminals.
  5. I have been a team lead for reviewing and analyzing basic diagrams, such as minor equipment or compressor additions to LNG plants.
  6. I have been a team lead for reviewing and analyzing complex diagrams, such as liquids recoveries and LNG import or export terminals.
  7. None of the above.


* 4.Which models for thermal radiation and flammable vapor cloud hazards from liquefied natural gas (LNG) spills have you studied through formal education?
  1. LNGFIREIII
  2. DEGADIS
  3. CFD models
  4. PHAST
  5. FLACS
  6. None of the above


* 5.Which statement best describes your experience performing consequence analysis for liquefied natural gas (LNG) spills and fire scenarios?
  1. I have education / training related to this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have assisted senior engineers in performing this task on the job.
  3. I have independently performed consequence analyses for LNG spills and fire scenarios on the job.
  4. I have instructed / supervised others on the job in performing consequence analyses for LNG spills and fire scenarios.
  5. None of the above.


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.Select the option that best reflects how you first became aware of this position.
  1. At a college job fair or professional organizational event
  2. Referral from a professional organization
  3. College placement office
  4. Referral from a state or local agency
  5. OPM 's USAJOBS job board
  6. Internet job board (other than USAJOBS)
  7. Magazine or newspaper advertisement
  8. Referral from another Federal agency or Federal employee
  9. Other


* 3.Which statement describes your highest level of experience reviewing and analyzing piping and instrumentation diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities?
  1. I have education / training related to reviewing and analyzing diagrams, but have not yet done so on the job.
  2. I have assisted others with the review and analysis of diagrams.
  3. I have independently reviewed and analyzed basic diagrams, such as minor equipment at chemical process or energy facilities.
  4. I have independently reviewed and analyzed complex diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities.
  5. I have been a team lead for reviewing and analyzing basic diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities.
  6. I have been a team lead for reviewing and analyzing complex diagrams for chemical process or energy facilities.
  7. None of the above.


* 4.In which areas have you completed formal education or training courses?
  1. Basic firefighting (e.g., extinguishing petroleum and liquefied natural gas fires)
  2. Process safety
  3. Incident investigation
  4. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility design
  5. None of the above


* 5.Have you completed coursework related to chemical process safety?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which statement best describes your experience with risk-based applications as applied to chemical process or energy facilities?
  1. I have education / training related to risk-based applications, but have not yet applied this to facility design.
  2. I provided assistance to a risk team using risk-based applications to study facility design.
  3. I have been an individual contributor / member using risk-based applications to study facility design.
  4. I have led and / or supervised a team using risk-based applications to study facility design.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Which statement best describes your experience performing consequence analysis for chemical process or energy facility spills and fire scenarios?
  1. I have education / training related to this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  2. I have assisted senior engineers in performing this task on the job.
  3. I have independently performed consequence analyses for chemical process or energy facilities.
  4. I have instructed / supervised others on the job in performing consequence analyses for chemical process or energy facilities.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.List the courses you have taken related to the major duties and compentencies.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.At which events have you made oral presentations?
  1. Conferences
  2. Staff meetings
  3. Video conferences
  4. Classroom-based training
  5. Technical briefings
  6. Public scoping comment meetings
  7. None of the above


* 10.What types of information do you have experience presenting orally?
  1. Technical information
  2. Non-technical information
  3. School projects
  4. Modeling
  5. Results of assessments and investigations
  6. Recommendations
  7. Policies or procedures
  8. None of the above


* 11.What is the largest audience to which you have presented orally?
  1. 3 or less
  2. 4 � 10
  3. 11 � 25
  4. 26 � 50
  5. More than 50


* 12.To which audiences have you given oral presentations?
  1. Federal, State, or Local Agencies
  2. Landowners
  3. Senior management
  4. Subordinates
  5. Professional colleagues
  6. Lawyers
  7. Regulated entities
  8. Professors
  9. Classmates
  10. None of the above


* 13.Which of the following documents have you written?
  1. Lab reports
  2. Term papers related to engineering courses
  3. Technical reports on engineering issues
  4. White papers
  5. Formal business letters
  6. Legal decisions or Orders
  7. Environmental Assessments
  8. Environmental Impact Statements
  9. Data requests / Requests for information
  10. Inspection reports
  11. None of the above


* 14.For which audiences have you authored written material?
  1. Professors / Academics
  2. Professional colleagues
  3. General public
  4. Federal, State, or Local Agencies
  5. Landowners
  6. Senior management
  7. Subordinates
  8. Lawyers
  9. Regulated entities
  10. None of the above


* 15.Which statement describes your highest level of responsibility preparing written work documents?
  1. I contributed small pieces (e.g., parts of report sections) for incorporation and review.
  2. I contributed large pieces (e.g., complete report sections) for incorporation and review.
  3. I reviewed the work of other writers for appropriate content and format.
  4. I reviewed the work of other writers and was responsible for portions of final documents.
  5. I reviewed the work of other writers and was responsible for entire documents.
  6. None of the above.


* 16.Which statement describes your highest level of experience in professional writing?
  1. I have written undergraduate papers in engineering.
  2. I have written graduate papers in engineering.
  3. I have been a co-author on internal work documents in a professional setting.
  4. I have been the sole author on internal work documents in a professional setting.
  5. I have been a co-author on work documents in a professional setting that were published externally.
  6. I have been a sole author on work documents in a professional setting that were published externally.
  7. None of the above.






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