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* 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.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 work experience on audits or investigations involving electric reliability.

* 4.Select the ways in which you have contributed to the production of written products.
  1. I have provided first drafts to others for their review.
  2. I have reviewed and provided general comments on others' drafts.
  3. I have reviewed and provided grammar, spelling, and organization edits to others' drafts.
  4. I have proofed documents specifically for technical accuracy.
  5. I have consolidated reports from others into a final product.
  6. I have been responsible for written products from start to finish.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.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


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in preparing written reports presenting technical analysis (e.g. dispatch modeling results that identify impacts of different policies, etc.) addressing energy market issues.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience performing this task.
  2. I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes, but have not performed it on the job.
  3. I have participated on teams responsible for drafting written reports presenting technical analysis addressing energy or transmission market issues.
  4. I have independently drafted written reports presenting technical analysis addressing energy or transmission market issues.
  5. I have led teams which drafted written reports presenting technical analysis addressing energy or transmission market issues.


* 7.Have you researched Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) orders and policies to stay up-to-date with changes?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.In reference to the question above, please provide a brief statement (maximum length of 250 characters) that supports your answer and identify time frame(s) and employer(s) in your resume (e.g. 12/10/90 - 2/4/93 Department of Energy) that indicates where and when you used this skill or knowledge. Enter NA if not applicable.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 9.Which types of models have you researched in a professional environment?
  1. Pole system models
  2. Production cost models
  3. Powerflow models
  4. Short circuit models
  5. Stability models
  6. None of the above


* 10.Which statements describe your knowledge of and / or experience with pole system modeling?
  1. I have knowledge of flow models.
  2. I have knowledge of run cases.
  3. I have interpreted the results of flow models and run cases.
  4. None of the above.


* 11.With which Commission powerflow models do you have experience?
  1. PSS/E
  2. PSLF (Positive Sequence Load Flow)
  3. Powerword of University of Illinois
  4. None of the above


* 12.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 in electrical engineering and completed one or more college courses related to power systems.


* 13.What is your knowledge of bulk power system operations and/or transmission planning?
  1. I do not have any education, training or experience with bulk power system operations and/or transmission planning.
  2. I have education or training related to bulk power system operations and/or transmission planning, but do not have work experience related to the topic.
  3. I have work experience with bulk power system operations and/or transmission planning.
  4. I have supervisory work experience with bulk power system operations and/or transmission planning.


* 14.What is your knowledge of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) rules and regulations of power system operations and/or transmission planning?
  1. I do not have any education, training, knowledge or experience of FERC rules and regulations.
  2. I have education, training or knowledge of FERC rules and regulations, but do not have work experience related to FERC rules and regulations.
  3. I have work experience that requires the knowledge of FERC rules and regulations.


* 15.What is your knowledge of North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reliability standards?
  1. I do not have any education, training, knowledge or experience of NERC reliability standards.
  2. I have education, training or knowledge of NERC reliability standards, but do not have work experience related to them.
  3. I have work experience that requires the knowledge of NERC reliability standards.


* 16.With which audiences do you have experience orally communicating electrical engineering or energy information?
  1. Co-workers or peers
  2. Managers
  3. Supervisors
  4. The general public
  5. Lawyers
  6. Judges
  7. Energy industry groups or local regulators
  8. North American Electric Reliability Council (NERC) personnel
  9. Commissioners
  10. None of the above


* 17.Select the responses that describe your ability to communicate orally, issues or information that relate to wholesale electricity or transmission markets.
  1. I have interviewed or questioned others to gather needed information.
  2. I have provided information to others to advocate a position.
  3. I have given brief presentations or updates at meetings (e.g., pre-filing, staff meetings).
  4. I have discussed and explained material that may have been controversial or sensitive.
  5. I have persuaded others based on facts gathered and determinations that I / my team made.
  6. None of the above.


* 18.Select the response that best describes your level of experience in making technical presentations.
  1. I have not had any education, training or experience in making technical presentations.
  2. I have had education or training in presenting technical reports but have not had work experience.
  3. I have work experience in presenting technical reports, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior engineer.
  4. I have presented technical reports as a regular part of my work experieince and with limited supervision.


* 19.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


* 20.Which of the following choices best describes your interaction with others in a professional environment? (choose all that apply)
  1. In my previous employment, I worked mostly by myself.
  2. I routinely worked as part of a group with minimal external contact with others outside of the group.
  3. I worked as part of a group of peers and had responsibilities which involved contact with personnel at varying levels within the organization.
  4. I have collaborated with internal and external parties (the public and business clients).
  5. None of the above.


* 21.Choose the responses that describe your experience working on a team or as a team leader.
  1. I have experience leading a multi-disciplinary team on projects or studies.
  2. I have experience as a team leader responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating work tasks.
  3. I have experience as a team leader responsible for setting work priorities and defining critical work paths.
  4. I have experience as a team leader responsible for monitoring performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization's mission.
  5. I have experience as a team member with some responsibility for monitoring performance and implementation of projects and studies to meet goals and objectives related to the organization´┐Żs mission.
  6. I have experience working on a team that independently handled problems without direct supervision or where there were no existing guidelines.
  7. I have experience working on a team and handling problems under direct supervision or where there were established guidelines.
  8. None of the above.


* 22.Which of the following groups have you worked with in a team environment to accomplish a work-related goal? (Please select ALL that apply.)
  1. Economists
  2. CIP Specialists
  3. Cybersecurity Specialists
  4. Electric Industry Analysts
  5. Auditors
  6. Engineers
  7. Accountants
  8. None of the above






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