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Grade: All Grades
* 1.I am currently registered or enrolled in a degree seeking program at an accredited educational institution and will be registered or enrolled for the Fall 2013 semester .
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Please indicate the grade(s) that you are applying to.
  1. GS-7
  2. GS-9


* 3.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. Policy guidance
  7. Option papers / decision memos
  8. Journal or newspaper articles
  9. Books or book chapters
  10. Academic / research papers
  11. Performance review feedback (for self or others)
  12. Commission Orders
  13. Commission Opinions
  14. None of the above


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience in preparing written material.
  1. I have written reports for academic projects and or classes.
  2. I have written analytical reports for internal audiences (within an organization).
  3. I have written analytical reports for external audiences (outside of an organization).
  4. I have prepared issue papers and or briefings for subject matter groups and or management officials at all levels of an organization.
  5. I have written analytical reports/documents concerning economic issues.
  6. I have written analytical reports/documents concerning energy issues.
  7. None of the above.


* 5.Select the responses that describe your experience communicating orally.
  1. I have interviewed or questioned others to gather needed information.
  2. I have provided information to others orally to defend my / my team�s 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.


* 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 / conferences
  5. I have conducted informal training to others on an individual basis
  6. None of the above


* 7.Select the response that best describes your ability to review and analyze data and documents on matters related to the energy industry.
  1. I have work experience assisting in the review and analysis of basic data assocated with energy industries.
  2. I have completed education/training that included energy related courses.
  3. I have work experience analyzing data and/or materials of a technical nature.
  4. I have work experience that includes reviewing documents for accuracy and compliance.
  5. None of the above


* 8.Select the response that best describes your experience with research, data collection and interpretation.
  1. I have independently determined the appropriate resources for data collection and have interpreted data concerning subjects of a technical nature.
  2. I have independently determined the appropriate resources for data collection and have interpreted data concerning subjects of a non-technical nature.
  3. I have received specific guidance from a supervisor or coach regarding available resources to collect and interpret pertinent data.
  4. I have gathered data for the purpose of interpretation by others.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Have you taken a formal training course related to research methods, information collection, or data interpretation?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.Have you written analytical reports or documents related to the gas, oil pipeline, and electric utilities industries and/or energy or financial trading?
  1. True
  2. False


* 11.Have you developed models or processes using programming languages (C++, Visual Basic, Java) as part of your course work requirements or as part of your work place job responsibility?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Have you used SAS statistical analysis software to analyze data and develop statistical models as part of your course work requiremenst, or as part of your work place job responsibility?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 13.Select all those responses that describe your experience in using programming, statistical, computational and mathematical modeling software
  1. Programming in Advanced Excel (i.e., Programming Macros using Visual Basic).
  2. Modeling using a statistical software other than SAS, such as STATA, SPSS, TSP, RATS, and EViews.
  3. Performed at least one analysis using Simulation Software, such as @RISK and Crystal Ball.
  4. Performed at least one analysis using Linear Programming (LP) Models, Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) Models or Computational non-linear optimization models.
  5. Modeling/programming using a computer programming language C/C++, Java or SQL.
  6. None of the above.


* 14.Select all responses that describe your knowledge of and/or experience related to the market rules and functioning of the U.S. Natural Gas markets.
  1. I have analyzed various aspects of the supply side of natural gas markets, including production and imports of natural gas and availability of natural gas liquids (NGLs) and other substitutes.
  2. I have systematically examined the demand for natural gas in various regions of the U.S. and their influence on natural gas market prices across various trading hubs in the U.S.
  3. I have analyzed natural gas pipeline tariffs and pipeline transport and their impact on the market prices.
  4. I have analyzed the interrelationships between physical natural gas market constraints in one or more regions of the U.S. and their impacts on prices and volumes in multiple trading hubs in the U.S.
  5. I am interested in learning about these issues, but have not analyzed these issues.


* 15.Select all responses that describe your knowledge of and/or experience related to the market rules and functioning of the U.S. Electricity markets.
  1. I have analyzed market rules related to multiple product markets (such as energy, capacity or ancillary service markets) in at least one ISO/RTO wholesale electricity market.
  2. I have examined the inter-relationships between different components of the wholesale electricity markets, such as capacity markets, energy markets, and ancillary services markets.
  3. I have examined various revenue sources of market participants in one or more ISO/RTO wholesale electricity markets
  4. I have examined selected aspects of market rules pertinent to electricity transmission within an RTO/ISO and/or between two or more ISOs/RTOs
  5. I have analyzed issues related to the impacts of demand response and renewable energy on the electricity market price determination.
  6. I am interested in learning about and working on these issues, but have not analyzed these issues.


* 16.Select the responses that best characterizes your knowledge and experience related to data analysis?
  1. I have independently performed statistical analysis as part my school course work or my work place job responsibility.
  2. I have cleaned and prepared data set(s) from raw data for performing my statistical analyses as part my school course work or my work place job responsibility.
  3. I have developed and documented programs that process and analyze large data sets.
  4. I have programmed processes that use communications protocols to collect and analyze data from diverse sources.
  5. I have implemented data verification techniques to quality assure the results of my analysis as part my school course work or my work place job responsibility.
  6. None of the above.






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