Read the definitions below to determine what options (001 and/or 002) you are eligible to apply. Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).
001 Merit Promotion. This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service).
002 Noncompetitive. This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities. This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.
THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
1. Please indicate how you meet the Basic Requirement for this position.A. I have a degree: architecture; or related field that included 60 semester hours of course work in architecture or related disciplines of which at least (1) 30 semester hours were in architectural design, and (2) 6 semester hours were in each of the following: structural technology, properties of materials and methods of construction, and environmental control systems, OR
BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THEANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your qualifications for the Interdisciplinary GS-13 position.A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience providing technical expertise on building codes, engineering theory, principles, methods and practices, and techniques of project evaluation, analysis and management; and providing expertise on the effects of natural hazards on buildings, infrastructure and lifelines.
3. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your qualifications for the Interdisciplinary GS-14 positionA. I have at least one full year of specialized experience providing technical expertise on building codes, engineering theory, principles, methods and practices, and techniques of project evaluation, analysis and management; and providing expertise on the effects of natural hazards on buildings, infrastructure and lifelines.
IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION, APPLICANTS MUST RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR. EXPERIENCE IN THIS AREA MUST BE IDENTIFIED IN YOUR RESUME. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTORS ARE APPLIED IN THE SAME MANNER AS MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS AND THE CANDIDATES ARE REQUIRED TO ADDRESS IT IN HIS/HER RESUME. APPLICANTS WHO DO NOT MEET THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR ARE INELIGIBLE FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.
4. Please indicate how you meet the Selective Placement Factor for this position.A. I have a working knowledge of effective hazard mitigation processes, policies, and
From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly show how you possess the experience and skill levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
5. Ability to act as a project officer in the development of technical publications on natural hazard mitigation.
6. Provides significant input for the coordination of program related research and education efforts.
7. Manages research efforts involving an interdisciplinary approach to hazard mitigation research, and the development and implementation of technical training initiatives to staff, private sector design professionals and state and local officials.
8. Demonstrated knowledge of building codes, construction standards and building science.
9. Expert knowledge of the use of various flood and wind damage reduction, hazard mitigation and building code methods and techniques to reduce damage to the built environment.
10. Supports disaster operations by responding to building science needs.
11. Ability to provide technical support for the purpose of developing training material.
12. Knowledge of hazard mitigation principles, practices, and techniques of project evaluation.
13. Works with others to identify research and development needs in the areas of flood and wind-resistant design and construction practices.
14. Knowledge on the economic analysis of various mitigation strategies and techniques.
15. Develops and supports development of Agency policy on matters to effectively carry out economic evaluation of mitigation projects.
16. Applies extensive knowledge in natural hazard mitigation to prepare highly technical papers expressing the Agency's position on critical issues.
17. Ability to prepare responses to a variety of correspondence and inquiries, often involving complex and sensitive issues.
18. Represents organization through the preparation and presentation of speeches, briefings and other presentations at national seminars, conventions and other professional disciplines and subject areas.
19. Represents organization in meetings with representatives of private industry, the architecture and engineering communities, academic institutions, federal and state agencies, and local communities.