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Band: I

You must have one year of experience at the next lower band level.
Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Certification
1 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you will provide on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-H Pay Band or GS-12 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector? Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the expert knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Using engineering practices and techniques to assist in conducting studies applicable to systems engineering lifecycle, including system design characteristics;
  • assessing the utility of a new/prospective technology for meeting multiple requirements/needs.
Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
3

Applying knowledge of systems engineering principles to solve engineering or technical problems related to system design, developmental (laboratory) or operational test and evaluation, modeling, or simulation. Answer to this question is required.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
4

Developing test plans, conducting tests, or creating/using metrics to evaluate technologies, processes, and policies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
5

Analyzing testing or performance data against specified criteria to evaluate a technological system’s effectiveness and suitability.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
6 Writing and presenting technical reports, briefings, analyses, or related documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
7

Applying systems engineering methods to resolve issues involving technology development programs with competing requirements.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8

Designing or analyzing a large, complex system’s architecture to optimize a set of performance characteristics within an engineering tradespace.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.

Band: J

J Band Qualifications
Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Certification
1 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you will provide on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I Pay Band or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector? Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped you with the expert knowledge, skills and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience is defined as:

  • Using systems engineering principles in the design or testing of complex technical systems;
  • Assessing the utility of a new/prospective technology for meeting multiple requirements/needs in a complex operating environment;
  • leading briefings providing advice, guidance, and engineering analysis on the development of future technology projects.
Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3

Applying knowledge of systems engineering principles to solve engineering or technical problems related to system design, developmental (laboratory) or operational test and evaluation, modeling, or simulation. Answer to this question is required.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
4

Developing test plans, conducting tests, or creating/using metrics to evaluate technologies, processes, and policies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
5

Analyzing testing or performance data against specified criteria to evaluate a technological system’s effectiveness and suitability.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
6

Reviewing proposed changes to fielded or developmental systems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
7 Writing and presenting technical reports, briefings, analyses, or related documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
8

Designing or analyzing a large, complex system’s architecture to optimize a set of performance characteristics within an engineering tradespace.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
9 Evaluating the outcomes of projects, programs, and/or plans to ensure achievement of objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
10

Acting as the lead representative of your organization/group to government or industry stakeholders involved in the development or prototyping of technologies.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
11

Developing mitigation strategies and coordinating resources to solve program/project problems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.

Band: All Grades

Attention: If you are applying to this position at more than one band level, you must completely respond to the questions associated with each band level. This means that you may be answering questions more than once.
1 Do you have a bachelor's or higher level degree in professional engineering accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET); or a combination of college level engineering education and technical engineering experience with a current registration as a professional engineer; or evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in various States? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No