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1. From the descriptions below, select the response that best describes how you meet the basic requirement for this position. Read each response carefully and select only one. You must submit documentation that shows how you meet the basic requirement with your application.A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's degree or higher degree in professional engineering. To be acceptable, the curriculum must: (1) be in a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
2. From the options below, please select the response that best describes how you meet the minimum qualifications requirement for this position at the GS-13 level.A. I possess one or more years of professional engineering experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has involved providing advice and assistance on structural design issues, particularly as they pertain to seismic and earthquakes issues and structural safety designs.
The following statements pertain to your knowledge of theories, principles, and practices of structural engineering sufficient to provide advice on seismic design, physical security, and structural safety issues.
For each question in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Provide authoritative advice and assistance on seismic design, physical security, and structural safety issues.
4. Provide technical advice and guidance on design issues and problems pertaining to proposed or existing facilities.
5. Provide expertise in the design of steel, concrete, masonry, wood, and pre-stressed concrete structures.
6. Perform condition assessment of existing structures, design repair, and retrofit for existing structures subject to overloading.
7. Conduct and carry out major and minor project structural design reviews.
8. Carry out comprehensive assessments on damage to structures and develop recommendations to repair.
9. Respond to inquires to evaluate safety after natural disasters (i.e., earthquakes, floods, and/or hurricanes).
10. Conduct extensive research on new developments and techniques and maintain knowledge of advanced technology as it relates to seismic and structural safety, earthquakes, and wind forces.
11. Provide advice and assistance on contract disputes and claims relative to structural engineering.
The following statements pertain to your knowledge of geotechnical engineering and foundation design.
12. Provide advice and guidance on geotechnical engineering and foundation design and its impact on facility design in high seismic areas.
13. Provide technical advice and guidance on foundation design issues and problems pertaining to proposed or existing facilities.
14. Determine effects of site soil conditions on the seismic design of proposed and existing facilities.
15. Develop new concepts and approaches in performing foundation design calculations for large, complex facilities.
16. Consult and provide support for planning, feasibility, design, budgeting, and construction of facilities, particularly in high seismic areas.
The following statements pertain to your knowledge of seismic and blast forces and Progressive Collapse and the effects on facility design.
17. Review seismic design calculations based on the seismic code provisions.
18. Determine seismic structural systems pertaining to proposed and existing facilities.
19. Review blast analysis and progressive collapse prevention design for proposed facilities.
20. Serve as a technical advisor on design standards and criteria and safety requirements for unique environmental and site conditions involving seismic and blast forces and progressive collapse prevention design.
21. Identify problem areas that may be safety hazards by carrying out complicated evaluations that result from earthquakes and other natural and man-made disasters to building structures and their operational facilities.
22. Apply concepts, theories, and practices as they apply to structural design for lateral building forces including seismic and wind forces, stress and load calculations, and details for structures.
The following statements pertain to your skill in oral communications.
23. Communicate concepts and ideas orally with various governmental and non-governmental professionals.
24. Serve on national committees and participate in the development of national standards and codes to ensure safety.
25. Provide guidance, direction, and policy interpretation on sensitive and complex issues related to structural engineering.
26. Lead meetings to explain current engineering and architectural practices.
27. Negotiate or explain economical design and construction approaches.
28. Conduct training sessions for engineering personnel on structural engineering issues particularly as they apply to healthcare and other facilities subject to earthquake, wind, and other natural and man-made disaster damage.
The following statements pertain to your skill in written communications.
29. Communicate concepts and ideas in writing with various governmental and non-governmental professionals.
30. Develop reports to gain acceptance by clients, consultants, or contractors.
31. Develop written responses to inquiries on structural engineering subjects.
32. Develop training courses to enhance the professional knowledge and understanding of structural safety systems.
Select the appropriate answer to the statement below. Failure to provide an answer will result in your not being considered for this position.
33. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated and that responding "No" or providing no response to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.A. YES, I understand the information provided above and certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.