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* 1.We need to determine if you possess the basic educational background needed to qualify for this position. From the descriptions below, choose the statement that BEST describes your education relevant to this position.
  1. I have completed a bachelor's or higher degree in engineering from an ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) accredited school or that included courses in differential and integral calculus and courses in 5 of the following 7 areas:(a)statics, dynamics;(b)strength of materials;(c)fluid mechanics, hydraulics;(d)thermodynamics;(e)electrical fields and circuits;(f)nature and properties of materials; and (g)any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics.
  2. I have successfully passed the Engineering-in-Training (IT) exam, or the written test required for professional registration that is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners, and completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college or university that included at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from an ABET-accredited program.
  3. I am registered as a professional engineer by a state, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of at least 4 years of college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that included successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including the courses listed in the first paragraph above. (NOTE: The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.)
  5. I have successfully completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology or in an appropriate professional field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology) AND have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience under the guidance and supervision of a professional engineer.
  6. My background does not match the above choices.


* 2.GS-12 Choose the answer that BEST describes your experience and/or education relevant to this position.
  1. I have completed 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least GS-11
  2. I do not have experience or education as described above.


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.

* 3.Please choose from the below list, items that describe your experience with shipboard maintenance:
  1. I have shipboard experience.
  2. I have experience with electronic system maintenance.
  3. I have experience with propulsion system maintenance.
  4. I have experience with auxiliary system maintenance.
  5. I have experience with electrical system maintenance.
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following describes your highest level of experience estimating the financial and manpower resources over the life cycle of major systems?
  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.


* 5.Which of the following describes your highest level of experience evaluating contractor data submittals, reviewing design calculations and analyses, reviewing drawings, reviewing engineering change proposals, and participating in design and progress reviews?
  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.


* 6.Which of the following describes your level of experience in the development, implementation and administration of a Reliabilty Centered (RCM) maintenance program?
  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.


* 7.Please choose the statement from the list below that best reflects your level of experience and/or training in the area of reviewing project justification documents, specifications, drawings, statements of work, and contracts to determine the conformance of contractor deliverables to contract 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.


* 8.From the following list of Reliability-Centered Maintenance (RCM) standards select the ones you have experience with:
  1. MIL-P-24534 Planned Maintenance Systems
  2. RCM II
  3. Maintenance Steering Group (MSG) 3
  4. SAE Standard JA1011
  5. ABS RCM
  6. Other RCM Standard
  7. None, I have no RCM experience


* 9.Please choose the statement from the list below that best reflects your level of maintenance experience for mechanical, electrical, or electronic systems.
  1. I have supervised performance of maintenance, and I have trained others in performance of maintenance and am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing maintenance
  2. I have independently supervised a shop/team responsible for maintenance
  3. I have supervised maintenance technicians
  4. I have hands on experience as a maintenance technician
  5. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience managing configuration baselines during the design and construction of large surface ships (i.e. Fast Response Cutter); including: the design and development of new hardware and software systems, evaluation specifications, procurement, manufacture, logistics support, maintenance, improvement, configuration control, and personnel training.
  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 describes your level of experience in preparing RCM analyses and maintenance effectiveness reviews?
  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 highest level of experience conducting financial and economic analyses of engineering projects, including life-cycle cost analyses, budgeting, and financing.
  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 describes your level of experience in coordinating and/or conducting technical investigations, such as Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) or statistical analysis of deficiencies for systems or components?
  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 describes your level of experience perfoming Failure Modes Effects Criticality Analysis (FMECA)?
  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 describes your level of experience developing and reviewing classical Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) programs for Hull, Mechanical and Electrical (HM&E) as well as ordnance and electronics equipment installation?
  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.






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