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Grade: All Grades
* 1.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.


* 2.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.


* 3.Which of the following statements best describes your experience reviewing, analyzing, and suggesting corrections to drawings, plans, estimates, and specifications submitted by both in-house and contracted designers?
  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.Which of the following engineering disciplines do you have experience with?
  1. Civil
  2. Electrical
  3. Mechanical
  4. Architectural


* 5.What level of systems engineering certification do you possess? (Select one).
  1. Level I
  2. Level II
  3. Level III
  4. I am not currently certified


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience utilizing Geospatial Information Systems (GIS) to analyze and integrate engineering facility data?
  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.Which of the following engineering information management areas have you had experience in:
  1. Design construction CAD files
  2. Geospatial Information Systems (GIS)
  3. Collaborative information management strategies
  4. Communication (voice, data, video)
  5. Automation (including office automation)
  6. Audiovisual
  7. Libraries
  8. Records management
  9. Printing
  10. Publications
  11. None of the above.


* 8.Please choose the statement from the list below that best reflects your level of experience and/or training with conducting technical briefings designed to keep management officials informed of the status of projects, programs, and issues.
  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 in developing statements of work for contracted design projects involving architectural, engineering or structural design?
  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 statements best describes your experience using data analysis to evaluate trends and formulate regional or enterprise wide strategies for shore facility management?
  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.Choose all of the following statements that describe your experience working with others within a team environment:
  1. I collaborate often with others or work as a team member to accomplish work-related activities
  2. I foster commitment and team spirit
  3. I work effectively with personnel from other government agencies
  4. I exercise tact and diplomacy with the public and staff members
  5. None of the above


* 12.What types of reports have you personally prepared and/or directed the preparation of:
  1. Energy Consumption
  2. Facility organization staffing
  3. Preventive Maintenance
  4. Budget
  5. Serviceability/suitability
  6. Mission dependency
  7. Facility Planning
  8. IT Requirements (i.e. OMB Exhibits 300)
  9. None of the above


* 13.Have you performed site surveys on vessels or facilities to gather information to accomplish projects and to obtain data for the preparation and completion of a finalized design and specification?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 14.Which of the following best describes your experience in the planning, engineering, design, construction, and operations of shore facilities?
  1. Technical Member
  2. Technical Expert
  3. System Modeler
  4. Team Member
  5. None, work independently


* 15.Which of the following best describes your experience with engineering information management problem definition, feasibility studies, detailed systems analysis and design, maintenance of stovepipe computer programs, modification of existing programs, and effective implementation and integration of new or revised programs?
  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 statements best describes your experience monitoring the engineering programs for all assigned assets; developing new or revised asset requirements and configurations, developing and updating directives considering future initiatives and managing the project development process for assets?
  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.Are you currently in, or have you previously held, a permanent position in the competitive service at the same grade level, with the same or higher promotion potential as this vacancy?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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