Interdisciplinary (Recent Graduate)


Vacancy ID: 1766810   Announcement Number: WTKC164334601766810PR   USAJOBS Control Number: 446516300

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Vacancy Identification Number

1766810
Title of Job

Recent Graduate (Interdisciplinary)
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Employment Availability

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Are you a citizen of the United States?
Lowest Grade


07

Miscellaneous Information

Reasonable Accommodations for taking the online assessments are provided on a case-by-case basis only to qualified individuals with a disability covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

Do you intend to request consideration for a test accommodation for a disability qualified under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 as amended or the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended?


801 Yes

Veteran Preference Claim

Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

Occupational Specialties


001 Natural Resources Specialist
002 Environmental Engineer
003 Physical Scientist

Geographic Availability


350030001 Albuquerque, NM

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in this Interdisciplinary (Regulatory Specialist) Recent Graduate position. Placement for this position will be in one of the following disciplines: Environmental Engineering, Natural Resources Management, or Physical Science. Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please record your answers to the following questions in Section 25.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Pathways Recent Graduate program.

1. From the statements below, select the response that describes your educational background. NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS WITH YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE. FAILURE TO PROVIDE TRANSCRIPTS MAY RENDER YOU INELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION.

A. I have received my degree or certificate of completion within the past two years from an accredited technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school, or a post-secondary home school curriculum. NOTE: Students who are within nine months of graduating from date of application may apply with submitted unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification.
B. I am a veteran who has received my degree or certificate of completion within the past six years from an accredited technical or vocational school, 2-year or 4-year college or university, a graduate or professional school, or a post-secondary home school curriculum. NOTE: Students who are within nine months of graduating from date of application may apply with submitted unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification.
C. My education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. How do you meet the minimum educational requirements for the Natural Resources Specialist position?

A. I have a degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.

B. I have a combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements. Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major. OR, appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

C. None of the above.

This section will be used to determine if you possess the experience and/or education needed to qualify for this position. Failure to respond to these questions will result in an ineligible rating. Your resume must support your responses and you must submit copies of your official transcripts from an accredited college or university that shows the date and degree awarded.

3. Please select the response below that best indicates how you meet the minimum education requirements for the Environmental Engineer, GS-0819, position.

A. I have a degree: 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. Transcripts or certification must be provided at time of application.
B. I have a combination of education and experience: Combination of education and experience -- college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying professional engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following: 1) Professional registration -- Current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. Absent other means of qualifying under this standard, those applicants who achieved such registration by means other than written test (e.g., State grandfather or eminence provisions) are eligible only for positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of their registration. For example, an applicant who attains registration through a State Board's eminence provision as a manufacturing engineer typically would be rated eligible only for manufacturing engineering positions. OR 2) Written Test -- Evidence of having succesfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico. Applicants who have passed the EIT examination and have completed all the requirements for either (a) a bachelor's degree in engineering technology (BET) from an accredited college of university that included 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, or (b) a BET from a program accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) may be rated eligible for certain engineering positions at GS-5. Eligibility is limited to positions that are within or closely related to the specialty field of the engineering technology program. Applicants for positions that involve highly technical research, development, or similar functions requiring an advanced level of competence in basic science must meet the basic requirements in paragraph A. Because of the diversity in kind and quality of BET programs, graduates of other BET programs are required to complete at least 1 year of additional education or highly technical work experience of such nature as to provide reasonable assurance of the possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for professional engineering competence. The adequacy of this background must be demonstrated by passing the EIT examination. OR 3) Specified academic courses -- Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of a professional engineering curriculum as described in paragraph A. OR 4) Related curriculum -- Successful completion of 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, may be accepted in lieu of a degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience. Transcripts or certification must be provided at time of application.
C. I do not possess the experience and/or education described above.

4. How do you meet the minimum educational requirements for this Physical Scientist position?

A. I have a degree: 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.

B. I have a combination of education and experience: education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements. Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major. OR, appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A. The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.

C. None of the above.

Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification, your experience and skills must be detailed in your resume to receive full credit. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

If you are completing the questionnaire using the hard copy 1203-FX please mark your answers, continuing on in Section 25.

5. Select the one statement that best describes the education and /or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of this interdisciplinary position at the GS-05 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-05 in Federal service which includes conducting analytical investigations using scientific methodology and problem solving as well as using computers, information technology systems and databases on a variety of scientific projects.
B. I have one year of graduate-level education -and/or- superior academic achievement at the baccalaureate level. Superior Academic Achievement is defined as 1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework or for all courses completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 2) a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 3) ranking in the upper one third of your college, university, or major subdivision; or 4) membership in a national honor society other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
C. I have some of the experience described in A, and some of the education described in B. When combining education and experience, first take the number of graduate-level semester hours(or equivalent) earned divided by 18 semester hours(or equivalent); then take the number of months of experience divided by 12 months; finally add the two percentages together. The total must equal at least at least 100% to qualify.
D. I have the experience as described in A AND the education described in B. (Note: You must attach a copy of your transcripts).
E. My experience and/or education is not reflected in any of the above statements.

Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

If you are using the OPM 1203-FX form to apply for this position, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I do not have experience or demonstrated capability in performing this activity.
B- I have limited experience in performing this activity. I have had exposure to this activity but would require guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a satisfactory level.
C- I have a fair amount of experience and a fair amount of demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity satisfactorily but could benefit from additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform this activity more effectively.
D- I have considerable experience and considerable demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I can perform this activity independently and effectively.
E- I have extensive experience and extensive demonstrated capability in performing this activity. I am considered an expert. I am able to train or assist others and my work is typically not reviewed by a supervisor. I have received verbal and/or written recognition from others in carrying out this activity.

6. Conduct field site investigations to establish environmental conditions.

7. Investigate arid and semi-arid, perennial, intermittent and ephemeral stream systems.

8. Analyze fluvial geomorphologic processes and stream channel morphology.

9. Analyze numerical data to identify patterns or trends.

10. Use conversion formulas to convert weights, lengths, volumes, or temperatures to other units of measurement.

For each response of E above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

11. Use computer systems to maintain electronic files.

12. Utilize geographic information system software to capture, store, check, and display geographic data.

13. Prepare documents, forms, or reports using electronic word processing software such as Microsoft Word.

14. Utilize spreadsheets such as Microsoft Office Excel to enter and maintain numerical data.

15. Convert information into tables, graphs, or charts using computer software such as Microsoft Office Excel.

16. Utilize a database for data entry, project tracking and reporting.

For each response of E above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

17. Explain technical or scientific information orally to others involved in a project.

18. Give oral presentations to explain factual, technical, or scientific information (for example, reports, lectures, demonstrations).

19. Collaborate with members of a team to accomplish work or project-related activities.

20. Write technical reports summarizing scientific findings.

21. Compose technical and non-technical documents using correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation.

For each response of E above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization &; date). If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.

22. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.