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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.Minimum Qualification Question (For all Grades): Choose the answer that describes your education and experience as it relates to the occupational requirements for this position.
  1. I have a degree in professional engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a degree in professional engineering that includes differential and integral calculus and courses in at least 5 of the following 7 areas: (1) statics, dynamics; (2) strength of materials; (3) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (4) thermodynamics; (5) electrical fields and circuits; (6) nature and properties of materials; (7) any other comparable area of engineering science or physics.
  3. I have a degree in professional engineering from a foreign institution that has been accepted as equivalent to a conventional U.S. higher education program.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by my current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  5. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination or the written test required for professional registration; and, completion of a bachelor¿s degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college/university that included at least 60 semester hours/90 quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences.
  6. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering which includes at least 60 semester/90quarter hours in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences that included differential and integral calculus. All courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum.
  7. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor¿s degree in engineering that includes a bachelor¿s degree in a related curriculum (engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), AND at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  8. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 2.GS-12 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose the answer that best describes your professional experience as it relates 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. I do not meet the requirement 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.Which of the following have you had hands-on experience performing?
  1. I designed equipment or systems using established criteria or specifications.
  2. I developed maintenance and repair manuals for use of field personnel.
  3. I tested material, equipment, or systems for compliance with specifications or for evaluation in terms of intended operational use.
  4. I reviewed engineering aspects of applications, designs, or proposed plans for compliance with laws, regulations, standards, specifications, or other requirements and criteria.
  5. I monitored contracts for the design, development or production of equipment.
  6. I coordinated a variety engineering operations and functions to accomplish a specific project.
  7. I do not have any experience in this area.


* 4.Which of the following statements best describes your experience performing or directing the performance of surveys and investigations at project sites to determine facility condition and to obtain necessary data before initiating 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.


* 5.Which of the following statements best describes your experience conducting briefings where technical information is presented to upper management and others involved in the construction process?
  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.Select the answer that demonstrates your ability to prepare a variety of engineering design packages (including drawings, specifications, cost estimates and comprehensive technical reports).
  1. I have independently designed a variety of complex engineering systems which included initial project plans; prepared preliminary and final designs and specifications, and prepared detailed cost estimates sufficient to initiate a contract.
  2. I designed portions of a major project.
  3. I assisted a lead engineer in completing the plans.
  4. I do not have any experience in this area.


* 7.Select the answer that demonstrates your knowledge of instrument monitoring techniques, ability to interpret data, make conclusions and advise appropriate action.
  1. I have used a variety of instrumentation to review instrument monitoring techniques, evaluated instrument monitoring techniques proposed by others and analyzed data collected by others to ensure recommended and statutory standards are met as part of project development, site inspections ad design.
  2. I have used instrumentation to collect and analyze data to ensure recommended and statutory standards are met as part of project development, site inspections and design.
  3. I have analyzed data collected by others to ensure recommended and statutory standards are met as part of project development, site inspections and design.
  4. I do not have any experience in this area.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience providing professional assessment through comparative analysis of design development documents, including identification of complex design problems and solutions?
  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 statements best describes your experience identifying the most economical and efficient procedures for building/structure/waterfront facilities renovation, design, and construction, including A/E or in-house design and economic alternatives?
  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.Select the answer that demonstrates your knowledge of mechanical engineering systems for designing HVAC and pipe systems.
  1. I have designed, maintained and operated complex HVAC and piping systems for multi-purpose industrial facilities.
  2. I have designed, maintained and operated HVAC and piping for complex residential facilities.
  3. I have designed, maintained and operated HVAC and piping systems for single use facilities.
  4. I have maintained and operated HVAC and piping systems.
  5. I have operated HVAC and piping systems.
  6. I do not have any experience in this area.


* 11.As a Mechanical Engineer, I have experience performing the following in relation to construction design project management:
  1. Independent technical reviews
  2. Project scoping
  3. Field investigations
  4. Planning
  5. Cost estimating
  6. Problem and conflict resolution
  7. Scheduling
  8. Design production
  9. None of the above


* 12.Which of the following statements best describes your experience developing preliminary layouts and design for the alteration and maintenance of all types of marine auxiliary 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.


* 13.Select the answer that demonstrates your knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of professional mechanical engineering.
  1. I have designed, maintained and operated complex mechanical systems for multi-purpose industrial facilities.
  2. I have designed, maintained and operated mechanical systems for complex residential facilities.
  3. I have designed, maintained and operated mechanical systems for single use facilities.
  4. I have maintained and operated mechanical systems
  5. I have operated mechanical systems.
  6. I do not have any experience in this area.


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience performing technical mechanical HVAC calculations and identifying the most economic and efficient procedures for project design and performance:
  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 statements best describes your experience utilizing the AUTOCAD (computer-aided design) system to facilitate design work:
  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 the level of your education/experience that enables you to conduct LEED or energy analysis procedures to a construction design project:
  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.Select the level of your education/experience that enables you to prepare design documentation, e.g., design drawings, specifications, cost estimates, process checklists and project approval packages.
  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.


* 18.Select the statement that demonstrates your knowledge of statutory, regulatory, and procedural restrictions relating to facility management and mechanical engineering.
  1. I have experience applying numerous local, state and federal codes related to the construction and building management of a variety of classes of buildings, structures and utility systems.
  2. I have experience applying local, state and federal codes for two of the following: buildings, structures, or utilities.
  3. I have experience applying local, state and federal codes to buildings.
  4. I do not have any experience in this area.






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