Interdisciplinary, GS-0110/0880/0881/1301/1350-07/09/11


Vacancy ID: 845802   Announcement Number: OS-CW-13-MM845802 (DEU)   USAJOBS Control Number: 338175400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying. My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise. If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience. I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.

2. Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position.

A. I have a degree in professional engineering and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Petroleum Engineer 0881 series.
B. I have a degree in professional engineering and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Mining Engineer 0880 series.
C. I have a degree in economics, that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Industry Economist 0110 series.
D. I have a degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics and fully meet the definition defined under paragraph A of the Basic Educational Requirements for the Physical Scientist 1301 series.
E. I have a degree in geology from an accredited college or university plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological science, structural, chemical, civil, mining or petroleum engineering, computer science, planetary geology, comparative planetology, geophysics, meteorology, hydrology, oceanography, physical geography, marine geology, and cartography that qualifies me for the Geologist 1350 series.
F. I have a qualifying combination of education and experience that fully meets the definition under paragraph B of the Basic Educational Requirements.
G. I do not meet the education requirements for this series; however, I meet the basic education requirements of this position through another series.
H. None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.

3. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes
B. No, however I have one year of graduate-level education or more in a qualifying degree program.
C. No, however I qualify for superior academic achievement as defined in the vacancy announcement (only Baccalaureate work/ degree can be applies toward this).
D. No, however I have completed a 5-year program of study of at least 160 semester hours leading to a bachelor's degree in a qualifying degree program.
E. No, however I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as defined in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position.
F. I do not fully meet any of the provisions above.

4. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-9 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes, and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. No, however, I have a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (a directly related field) from an accredited institution.
C. No, however, I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as defined in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position.
D. No, however, I have a combination of superior academic achievement and 1 year of appropriate professional experience.
E. I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
F. My background does not match any of the choices listed above.

5. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled?

A. Yes, I have performed these duties for at least one year and this experience is clearly reflected in my resume.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a related field.
C. I have a qualifying combination of education and experience as defined in the vacancy announcement to qualify for this position.
D. I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
E. My background does not match any of the choices listed above.

Technical Experience
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

6. Gather geographic information systems data for an area (topographic, hydrologic, geologic, infrastructure, etc.) which will be used to aid in the analysis of the mineral potential of lands.

7. Interpret geologic data and maps to identify potential mineralized areas.

8. Assemble geographic information systems data to produce maps of an area.

9. Utilize and interpret geographic information systems to aid in the analysis of the mineral potential of lands.

10. Collect economic data from a variety of sources to assist in the determination of the economic climate of an area for potential mineral development.

11. Collect data on markets for fuel or non-fuel commodities to assist in the determination of the potential marketability of commodities within an area.

12. Interpret economic data to assist in the determination of the economic feasibility of a fuel or non-fuel deposit.

13. Interpret market data to arrive at defensible opinions of the markets for fuel or non-fuel commodities.

Oral Communication
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

14. Explain minerals related information orally to inform or educate co-workers.

15. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.

16. Initiate contact with individuals outside the organization to obtain or disseminate minerals related information.

17. Communicate technical information verbally to peers and supervisors to solve day-to-day problems.

Written Communication
Instructions: for the tasks listed below, please select the answer that best matches your experience.

A- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
B- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
E- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

18. Tailor communications to correspond with the reader's level of understanding of geologic and mineral economic topics.

19. Write defensible draft technical papers or reports specific to geologic and mineral economic topics.

20. Write defensible mineral reports combining geologic and economic concepts.

21. Develop minerals related materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.

Please indicate your pay plan, highest grade held, and dates held below (e.g. GS-13; 08/15/11-08/15/12). If you have never been a federal employee, please type "N/A".