SCIENTIST


Vacancy ID: 1833407   Announcement Number: SW715XX-13-1833407NVXXXXXXE   USAJOBS Control Number: 454376300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR OPERATIONS RESEARCH

1. From the descriptions below, select one response to describe how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements. (Note- Experience/Education MUST be substantiated in your resume. Failure to provide the required information will render you not eligible for consideration. If using education to qualify, you are encouraged to submit an official or unofficial transcript.)

A. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in Operations Research.
B. I have a bachelor's or higher degree with at least 24 semester hours in a combination of operations research, mathematics, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science, or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level mathematics or statistics and at least 3 of the 24 semester hours are in calculus.
C. I do not meet the full qualification requirements of responses A or B above.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR COMPUTER SCIENCE

2. From the descriptions below, select one response to describe how you meet the Basic Qualification Requirements. (Note- Experience/Education MUST be substantiated in your resume. Failure to provide the required information will render you not eligible for consideration. If using education to qualify, you are encouraged to submit an official or unofficial transcript.)

A. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science.
B. I have a bachelor's degree with 30 semester hours in a combination of mathematics, statistics, and computer science. At least 15 of the 30 semester hours must have included any combination of statistics and mathematics that included differential and integral calculus.
C. I do not meet the full qualification requirements of responses A or B above.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

3. From the responses below, select ONE response that best describes how you met the basic requirements for this position (Note- Experience MUST be substantiated in your resume. If using education to qualify, you MUST submit an official or unofficial transcript. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration): (PART 1)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-07 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector conducting studies and analyses using appropriate scientific techniques

B. I have successfully completed two years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's equivalent graduate degree. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

C. I have a combination of specialized experience as described in A and education as described in B that equates to one year of experience. My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.

D. I do not have any of the requirements in A through C above, but I am willing to learn.

If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, please indicate where in your resume this specialized experience is reflected. (Please limit your response to no more than 500 words.)

4. From the responses below, select ONE response that best describes how you met the basic requirements for this position (Note- Experience/Education MUST be substantiated in your resume. Failure to provide the required information will render you not eligible for consideration. If using education to qualify, you are encouraged to submit an official or unofficial transcript.): (PART 2)

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in Federal Service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing all of the following duties: 1) conducting studies and analyses using appropriate scientific techniques; AND 2) evaluating program performance in terms of scientific effectiveness, capabilities, and limitations?

B. I have successfully completed three years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position.

C. I have a combination of experience as described A and education as described in B that equates to one year of experience. Only graduate level education in excess of the amount required for the next lower grade level may be combined with experience. My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal 100 percent.

D. I do not have any of the requirements in A through C above, but I am willing to learn.

If you are qualifying based on specialized experience, please indicate where in your resume this specialized experience is reflected. (Please limit your response to no more than 500 words.)

5. Do you have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) conducting studies and analyses using appropriate scientific techniques; 2) evaluating program performance in terms of scientific effectiveness, capabilities, and limitations; AND 3) incorporating various analytic tools to facilitate scientific evaluations? (Note- Experience must be substantiated in your resume) (PART 3)

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the specialized experience statement, please indicate where in your resume this specialized experience is reflected. (Please limit your response to no more than 500 words.)

6. Do you have one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing the following duties: 1) conducting studies and analyses using appropriate scientific techniques; 2) evaluating program performance in terms of scientific effectiveness, capabilities, and limitations; 3) incorporating various analytic tools to facilitate scientific evaluations; AND 4) preparing plans and reports using scientific analysis and processes? (Note- Experience must be substantiated in your resume) (PART 4)

A. Yes
B. No

If you answered yes to the specialized experience statement, please indicate where in your resume this specialized experience is reflected. (Please limit your response to no more than 500 words.)

CERTIFICATION STATEMENT

7. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. YES, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does 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.