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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.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.


* 4.In reference to the question above, please indicate the time frame and employer(s) or educational experience 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.


Specialized experience is defined as experience that involved the collection, analysis and evaluation of technical information, including the formulation of recommendations.

* 5.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in interpreting and applying policies or regulations:
  1. I have performed this task independently, that is, with minimal guidance from a supervisor or instructor.
  2. I have performed this task with assistance from a team or under close direction from a supervisor or instructor.
  3. None of the above apply to my experience.


* 6.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience performing economic analyses and evaluating factual information:
  1. I have independently planned and performed economic studies of energy markets that incorporated economic theory and analytical methods, with little to no guidance from a supervisor or instructor.
  2. I have planned and performed economic studies that incorporated economic theory and analytical methods, under the guidance of a supervisor or instructor.
  3. I have planned and performed economic studies of energy markets, with assistance from a team or under close, daily supervision.
  4. I have general knowledge of economic theory and analytical methods.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Which resources have you used to conduct work related research?
  1. Lexis Nexis or similar database
  2. Textbooks or Technical Manuals
  3. Trade press articles
  4. Federal/State agency files or databases available to the public
  5. Financial Data Sources
  6. None of the above


* 8.Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience researching, collecting data and interpreting the principles of economic theory:
  1. I have independently determined the appropriate resources for data collection and have interpreted data related to the energy markets, utilizing the principles of economic theory, with little to no guidance from a supervisor or instructor.
  2. I have independently determined the appropriate resources for data collection and have interpreted data unrelated to energy markets, using the principles of economic theory under close guidance from a supervisor or instructor.
  3. I have determined the appropriate resources for data collection and have assisted in interpretation of data using the principles of economic theory as it relates to energy markets, with assistance from a team or minimal guidance from a supervisor or instructor.
  4. I have gathered data for the purposes of interpretation by others.
  5. None of the above.


* 9.Select the answer that best describes your experience applying economic theory:
  1. I have applied economic theory in course study for advanced economic courses.
  2. I have applied economic theory in a work environmnet.
  3. I have applied economic theory related to energy markets.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.Select the responses that describe your experience related to oral communication:
  1. I have independently given oral presentations for the purposes of discussing and/or defending conclusions reached after execution of a study.
  2. I have given oral presentations to groups.
  3. I have conducted formal training sessions.
  4. I have participated in meetings/conferences.
  5. I have conducted informal training on an individual basis.
  6. None of the above


* 11.Select the statement(s) that describe your experience preparing written materials:
  1. I have written reports for academic projects and/or classes.
  2. I have written analytical reports.
  3. I have prepared issue papers and/or briefings for subject matter groups.
  4. I have written analytical reports and documents concerning economic issues.
  5. None of the above


* 12.Select the response that best describes your highest level or experience producing written communications:
  1. I have independently performed analysis for an economic study and formulated conclusions producing a written report, letter or memorandum defending my conclusions.
  2. I have independently analyzed technical information and formulated conclusions producing a written report, letter or memorandum defending my conclusions.
  3. I have performed research for an economic study and assisted in writing a report, letter or memorandum that defends a position with assistance from a team or with close supervision from a supervisor or instructor.
  4. I have gathered data and organized it in the form of a written product for use by others.
  5. I have completed course work or formal training in written communications
  6. None of the above


* 13.Which software applications have you used?
  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Microsoft PowerPoint
  4. Microsoft Outlook
  5. Mathematical programming and Optimization software (e.g., MatLab, GAMS, AMPL)
  6. Statistical Software (e.g., SAS, STATA)
  7. None of the above






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