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Grade: 12
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


Grade: All Grades
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.Which of the following best describes your experience initiating or preparing required environmental assessments, findings of no significant impact, categorical exclusion determination statements, and coastal zone management consistency determinations?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your experience providing technical assistance and support to attain and maintain compliance with all federal and state environmental regulations and directives and policies pertaining to land, air, water, natural, and historic resources?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your experience in communicating effectively both orally and in writing -- present and support ideas and recommendations, facilitate consensus, educate personnel, prepare position papers, proposals, memoranda and other documents and advise management officials.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.From the following list select those programs that you have an in-depth knowledge of concepts, principles and practices (in a Federal, State and local context):
  1. National Environmental Policy Act
  2. National Historic Preservation Act and related historic preservation statutes
  3. Coastal Zone Management Act
  4. Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act
  5. Migratory Bird Treaty Act
  6. Endangered Species Act
  7. Clean Air Act
  8. Clean Water Act
  9. Corp of Engineers coordination and permitting
  10. Other statutes and regulations related to environmental management
  11. None of the above.


* 5.Do you possess in depth knowledge of the following: the Clean Water Act (CWA), the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Do you possess in depth knowledge of the following: the National Contingency Plan (40 CFR Part 300); the Clean Water Act (CWA); the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); the Oil Pollution Act (OPA); the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Which of the following best describes your experience maintaining liaison with federal and state regulatory agencies pertaining to high profile environmental requirements and issues including NEPA-related matters?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience advising, managing, and/or performing program work related to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and associataed environmental laws and regulations?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience preparing written reports and responding to technical correspondence on matters dealing with historic, cultural and natural resources, including the relationship between the preservation and management of these resources and environmental protection?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating with interested parties, State and Tribal Historic Preservation Officers and/or the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation to study and evaluate the effect of Federal undertakings on historic properties?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Which of the following best describes your experience managing environmental tasks and specific environmental programs to divest of historic lighthouses or other similar historical landmarks ensuring compliance with all aspects of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your experience managing program resources and developing budgets?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Which of the following best describes your experience and knowledge in managing and performing program and compliance work associated with NEPA and related environmental mandates such as: National Historic Preservation Act, the Archeological Resources Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, the Marine Mammals Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, Clean Water Act, Coastal Zone Management Act, Noise Control Act, etc.?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Which of the following best describes your experience planning, developing, organizing and administering environmental programs to ensure agency facilities and/or operations are in general and specific compliance with requirements?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing a wide range of information to produce documents, such as environmental impact statements or environmental assessments, environmental reports, or study proposals?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Which of the following best describes your knowledge and experience dealing with local, national and political issues associated with divesting, disposing or demolishing lighthouses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had 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 with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating?
  1. I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  2. I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  3. I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  4. I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.


* 18.Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable.
  1. I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  2. I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  3. I have not received any awards.






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