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* 1.I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service Specialized experience is experience directing, evaluating, and formulating plans and policies for a large scale, complex environmental and safety/occupational health program that encompasses environmental protection related to noise hazards and lead exposure hazards, motor vehicle maintenance/repair facilities, and hazardous materials storage/management including explosives and/or construction.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Which of the following best describes your experience applying analytical and evaluative techniques to identify and resolve observable problems of a procedural or factual nature? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing safety related data or reports to determine cause as well as to identify trends, risk patterns and safety processes deficiencies? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 4.Select the areas of compliance you have experience in. (Select all that apply). Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. Analyzing data and preparing analysis to support enforcement and compliance priorities.
  2. Monitoring compliance schedules for regulated entities.
  3. Participating in environmental inspections to determine compliance.
  4. Participating in the development of environmental policies and regulations.
  5. Developing compliance strategies to comply with environmental laws and regulations.
  6. Advising on compliance with environmental law and regulations.
  7. Interacting with state and federal organizations on environmental compliance.
  8. None of the above.


* 5.What is your level of experience in explaining, defending, negotiating and coordinating environmental program policies and activities with a variety of stakeholders? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have 7 or more years of experience in this area
  2. I have between 4 and 6 years of experience in this area.
  3. I have between 1 and 3 years of experience in this area.
  4. I have less than one year of experience in this area.
  5. I have no experience in this area.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating with a variety of individuals to explain environmental regulations and processes. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. This has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 7.Select the statement that best describes your experience managing or providing oversight over environmental programs to ensure that program objectives are met. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. This has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes your written communication skills, sufficient to make recommendations, provides advice, and prepare analysis and reports. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. This has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 9.Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating with a variety of individuals, which may involve explanation of controlled correspondence procedures, processes and policies. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. This has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your experience conducting hazardous material evaluations, reviews and assessments, and formulating recommendations for management. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task


* 11.What is your level of experience in explaining, defending, negotiating and coordinating program policies and activities as they relate to Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) with a variety of stakeholders? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no experience in this area
  2. I have less than one year of experience in this area
  3. I have between 1 and 3 years of experience in this area
  4. I have between 4 and 6 years of experience in this area
  5. I have 7 or more years of experience in this area


* 12.Select the statement that best describes your experience reviewing drawings and specifications for construction and renovations to determine the degree of compliance with regulatory criteria and recommending procedures to control or eliminate hazardous operations or conditions. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Indicate which of the following audiences/experiences you have had when making oral presentations. Check all that apply. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. Team members and/or other peers
  2. Supervisors and/or managers in your organization
  3. High level officials in government or private organizations
  4. Audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.
  5. Leading discussion for audiences outside your organization, including conferences, public meetings, focus groups, etc.


* 14.Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing summaries of complex technical, regulatory or scientific materials for non-technical audiences. Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have experience developing technical reports, charts and graphs including summaries to convey recommendations for corrective action.
  2. I have experience responding in writing to complex inquiries or requests for information involving explanations of technical procedures or processes.
  3. I have experience responding to non-technical inquiries or requests for information.
  4. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.


* 16.Which of the following best describes your experience providing written recommendations to management addressing occupational and safety health considerations for potential work sites? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 17.Which of the following best describes your experience developing and conducting formal presentations and/or briefings to management pertaining to safety and occupational health issues? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 18.Which of the following best describes your experience using automation systems to research information, initiate and track multiple work assignments/projects, and to generate reports and memoranda? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 19.Which of the following best describes your experience making recommendations to management on the application of specific techniques and procedures to eliminate or control unsafe actions or conditions in the work place? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  2. I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.


* 20.Which statement best describes your experience? Please ensure your responses are supported by your resume.
  1. I have experience developing and maintaining ongoing working relationships with management, other employees, and internal stakeholders, or customers.
  2. I have experience maintaining ongoing working relationships with my supervisor, other employees, and customers.
  3. I have experience cooperating and working well with other employees, and customers during brief or short-term assignments.
  4. My experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.


* 21.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in inspecting facilities to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association regulations.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience in inspecting facilities to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association regulations.
  2. I have experience assisting others in inspecting facilities to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association regulations.
  3. I have experience inspecting facilities to comply with Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association regulations.


* 22.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in conducting inspections and evaluations of working environments, operations, procedures, equipment and processes to identify, analyze and evaluate potential hazards.
  1. I have no knowledge or experience in conducting inspections and evaluations of working environments, operations, procedures, equipment and processes to identify, analyze and evaluate potential hazards.
  2. I have experience assisting others in conducting inspections and evaluations of working environments, operations, procedures, equipment and processes to identify, analyze and evaluate potential hazards.
  3. I have experience conducting inspections and evaluations of working environments, operations, procedures, equipment and processes to identify, analyze and evaluate potential hazards.


* 23.Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in developing and administering safety related training programs that inform and educate employees.
  1. I have no experience in developing and administering safety related training programs that inform and educate employees.
  2. I have experience assisting others in developing and administering safety related training programs that inform and educate employees.
  3. I have experience developing and administering safety related training programs that inform and educate employees.


* 24.I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; A Current/Non-Award SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, noting current position title, series, grade, position occupied, tenure, highest salary (including basic pay) and duty location if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD-214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax or upload required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 25.I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, ALL of the information provided on this application is true, accurate, and complete, and that this application for employment is made in good faith. I understand that a false statement on any part of this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also understand that I may be punished by fine or imprisonment for falsification of my employment application (18 USC 1001). I understand that information I give may be investigated as allowed by law or Executive order. Do you understand and agree to all the above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 26.How did you learn about this Federal Law Enforcement Training Center job opportunity announcement?
  1. Federal Law Enforcement Training Center intranet bulletin.
  2. Magazine
  3. Newspaper
  4. Radio
  5. TV
  6. Poster
  7. Private Employment Office
  8. State Employment Office (Unemployment Office)
  9. Agency Human Resources Department (Bulletin board or other announcement)
  10. Agency or other Federal government recruitment at school or college
  11. Federal, state or local Job Information Center
  12. Religious organization
  13. College, University or career placement counselor
  14. Friend or relative working for this agency
  15. Friend or relative not working for this agency
  16. USAJOBS
  17. Professional Association
  18. Publication
  19. Career Fair (Please state the name of the Career Fair under Other)
  20. Conference (Please state the name of the Conference under Other)
  21. College Event (Please state the name of the College Event under Other)
  22. Private information service
  23. Other






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