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Grade: 15

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 How do you wish to be considered for this position? PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE OPTIONS BELOW and choose only those for which you are fully eligible. You are required to provide sufficient documentation to validate your eligibility for your selection. YOU WILL BE ONLY CONSIDERED FOR THE OPTIONS you select and for which you have submitted the required documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • DOC MERIT PROMOTION -- Current permanent competitive service Department of Commerce employee. (You must provide an SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • MERIT PROMOTION -- Status applicants (i.e. current and former government employees in the competitive service who have completed 3 years of substantially continuous creditable competitive service or who are currently serving in a career conditional status or who have separated from a career conditional appointment within the past 3 years). (You must provide a SF-50 as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement. The SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, must show your current -- or most recent that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2")).
  • REASSIGNMENT/REPROMOTION -- applicant as defined above and is currently or has previously occupied a permanent position at the same or higher permanent grade level at the same or higher full performance (target grade) level of this Job Opportunity Announcement. Submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your current -- or most recent copy that validates this eligibility -- grade and competitive service status. (The "position occupied" block on the SF-50 should show a "1" and your "tenure" block should show a "1" or "2").
  • VEOA -- Individuals eligible for competitive appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligible or who have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 or more years of continuous active service. (You must provide a DD-214 and additional documentation if applicable as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITY -- Individuals eligible for a non-competitive appointment under a special appointing authority. Some examples of Special Appointing Authorities are Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (Note: VRA can only be used for Grades 11 and below), 30% or more disabled veterans (must submit DD-214, VA Letter, and SF-15), military spouse (must submit valid marriage certificate or other documentation verifying marriage and must submit the military orders assigning the member and his/her spouse to a certain post. Persons with disabilities (must submit letter from health professional), Interchange agreements (must submit SF-50), Peace Corp volunteers (must submit Letter of Non-Competitive Eligibility for Peace Corps), United States Postal Service employees (must submit SF-50), or certain former overseas employees such as Career Foreign Service Officers (must submit SF-50).
  • CTAP -- Surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a surplus and displaced Commerce employee (CTAP), you MUST have received your written notice "Certificate of Expected Separation" or similar notice. Please review the Other Information section for more information on CTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • ICTAP -- Displaced Federal employee (ICTAP). Note: If you select that you wish to be considered as a displaced Federal employee (ICTAP), you MUST have received your formal "Reduction in Force Separation Notice" or similar certification. Please review the Other Information section for more information on ICTAP. (You must provide the appropriate supporting documents as defined under the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement).
  • None of the above.
3 If you selected "Special Hiring Authority" above, you must identify this authority. If you did not select this choice, enter N/A. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 The U.S. Office of Personnel Management's (OPM's) current policy requires the review of all competitive and non-political excepted service appointment actions that involve the appointment or conversion of a current or former political appointee, Schedule C employee, or Noncareer SES member. A former or recent political appointee is someone who held a political appointment within the previous five-year period. Have you held a political appointment within the previous five-year period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 In the last 3 years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: On-the-Spot Award, Time Off Award or equivalent? Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, Cash-in-a-Flash, performance award, or equivalent valued at $999 or less? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Have you had one or more of the following Awards: Special Achievement Award, Special Act Award, performance award or equivalent valued at $1000 or greater (within the last 3 years)? Director's Award for Innovation, Quality Step Increase, Equal Employment Opportunity Award, or equivalent (within the last 3 years)? Department of Commerce Gold, Silver or Bronze Medal or equivalent honorary award (Lifetime)? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 If you answered yes, please give award type(s), amount(s), and year(s) awarded. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 Indicate your most recent performance rating (received within the last four years). Answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent performance rating is at least at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • My most recent performance rating is at below at the Fully Successful or equivalent level.
  • I have not received a performance rating within the last four years.
10 If you selected "I have not received a performance rating within the last four years" please provide an explanation. Maximum length of 250 characters. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
11 Do you meet one of the educational requirements as described in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12

Select the responses which describe your level of working knowledge and experience concerning the regulatory processes and procedures use to manage the radio spectrum resource.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in interpreting and applying the definitions, provision, and particulars of the NTIA Manual to requests for certification of spectrum support and/or for frequency assignments.
  • I have knowledge of the definitions, provisions, and particulars of the NTIA Manual.
  • I have knowledge and experience in working with Title 47of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
  • I have knowledge and experience in working with the International Telecommunications Union Radiocommunications Sector (ITU-R) Radio Regulations.
  • I do not have working knowledge of, nor experience in working with, the regulatory processes and procedures governing use of the radio spectrum.
13 Please indicate where this is reflected on your resume (i.e. identify the specific experience, training and/or education), but do not paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
14

Select the response that best describes your experience guiding a staff of engineers and radiocommunications experts to address spectrum certification issues?

Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert in this field and have guided performance of tasks related to formulating radiocommunications policy and/or spectrum certification activities.
  • I have performed tasks related to formulating radiocommunications policy and/or spectrum certification. I have prepared related reports independently and often without review a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed tasks related to formulating radiocommunications and/or spectrum certification. A supervisor or senior employee monitored my work closely.
  • I have no experience in this area.
15

Select the response, which best describes your experience in providing technical oversight to subordinates/colleagues engaged in technical projects or tasks.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience directing subordinates/colleagues engaged in technical projects or tasks, providing them with guidance, reviewing their work product, and evaluating their performance based upon the completeness and accuracy of the work.
  • I have experience providing guidance to subordinates/colleagues engaged in technical projects or tasks and reviewing their work product, but not in evaluating the performance of others in producing such work product.
  • I have experience reviewing work product of colleagues and providing feedback to them.
  • I have no experience reviewing work product of colleagues engaged in technical projects.
16

Do you have strong written and verbal communications skills, including the demonstrated experience/ability to generate formal written reports documenting analysis of policy and technical issues and orally provide clear and straightforward directions, guidance, and constructive criticism to others? Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in generating formal written reports documenting analysis of policy and technical issues.
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in reviewing the written work of others and providing constructive criticism that is clear and concise.
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in orally communicating directions and guidance to others.
  • I have demonstrated experience/ability in orally providing feedback concerning the work of others in a manner that is both critical and constructive.
  • None of the Above.
17

Do you have demonstrated experience/ability in the prediction and/or evaluation of radio frequency interference (a.k.a. electromagnetic compatibility analysis) involving a broad range of radiocommunications systems? Select all that apply:

Answer to this question is required
  • I have expertise and experience in analyzing the electromagnetic compatibility of fixed point-to-point microwave systems in their intended operational environment and in predicting the risk of harmful radio frequency interference resulting from antenna-coupled interactions among spectrum-dependent systems.
  • I have expertise and experience in analyzing the electromagnetic compatibility of land mobile radio communications systems in their intended operational environment and in predicting the risk of harmful radio frequency interference resulting from antenna-coupled interactions among spectrum-dependent systems.
  • I have expertise and experience in analyzing the electromagnetic compatibility of radar and radionavigation systems in their intended operational environment and in predicting the risk of harmful radio frequency interference resulting from antenna-coupled interactions among spectrum-dependent systems.
  • I have expertise and experience in analyzing the electromagnetic compatibility of space/satellite system in their intended operational environment and in predicting the risk of harmful radio frequency interference resulting from antenna-coupled interactions among spectrum­ dependent systems.
  • I have expertise and experience in analyzing the electromagnetic compatibility of air/ground/air voice and data link radio systems in their intended operational environment and in predicting the risk of harmful radio frequency interference resulting from antenna-coupled interactions among spectrum-dependent systems.
  • None of the Above.
18 Please indicate where this is reflected on your resume (i.e. identify the specific experience, training and/or education), but do not paste your resume here. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
19

Do you have experience making formal presentations to senior management from other organizations such as government agencies, private sector entities, or international organizations?  Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in making formal presentations to first line management from other organizations.
  • I have experience in making formal presentations to senior-level management from other organizations.
  • I have experience in making formal presentations to senior executive-level leadership from other organizations.
  • I have experience in making formal presentations to political appointees from other organizations.
20 Please certify that you have accurately and truthfully represented your level of work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and/or education when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy and completeness as appropriate. Deliberate attempts to falsify information are grounds for non-selection and for termination. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • I certify that my answers are accurate and complete.
  • I do not wish to certify. I understand that I will not be considered for the position.
21 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions within National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
  • Yes
  • No
Applicants may check the status of their application by accessing the Department of Commerce (QuickHire), Applicant Site at http://www.usajobs.opm.gov
22 I have thoroughly reviewed the 'How to Apply/Required Documents' & 'Qualifications' sections of this Vacancy Announcement to determine which supplemental documents to submit. This may include: Transcripts to verify undergraduate/graduate education; SF-50 if I am a current/former Federal employee; DD214 if I am a veteran (and SF-15/VA Letter, if applicable), etc. I understand that failure to fax in required documents by the vacancy announcement's closing date may result in loss of consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No