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1.Select the response that best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirement for Astronomy and Space Science positions. You must submit a transcript for proof of education.
  1. A. I have completed requirements for bachelor`s or higher degree from an accredited college/university in one or a combination of astronomy, physics, mathematics, space science, or electronics. The course work must have included differential and integral calculus and 12 semester hours in astronomy and/or physics.
  2. B. I have a combination of successfully completed college-level education as described above, including at least 30 semester hours of courses equivalent to a major in any combination of astronomy, space science, physics, mathematics, and electronics, with required course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. C. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


2.In addition to the basic requirements, choose one answer which best describes your education and/or experience as it pertains to the requirements of the position.
  1. I possess 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 5 in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position.
  2. I possess one year of graduate level education or superior academic achievement at the undergraduate level.
  3. I have at least 1 year of professional experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 7 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of the position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.
  4. I possess 2 years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a master`s degree or master’s degree or equivalent graduate degree.
  5. I possess a combination of graduate level education AND appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  6. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


3.Do you have experience, education or training that required the use of mathematical algorithms in solving scientific problems, and the ability to discuss these with scientists?
  1. Yes
  2. No


4.If you answered YES to the preceding question, briefly describe your experience, education or training that provided the knowledge and ability to use complex algorithms in solving scientific problems and the ability to discuss these with scientists.
Maximum length of 10000 characters.


5.Do you have knowledge of the software development life cycle and the ability to manipulate astronomical data and participate in testing activities?
  1. Yes
  2. No


6.Do you have knowledge of mathematics and the ability to develop and analyze algorithms and to perform the necessary calculations to convert them to computer code?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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