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Grade: 12

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

METHODS OF CONSIDERATION: COMPETITIVE MERIT PROMOTION: This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional (status) appointment in the competitive service, and reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service), applying to a position at a higher grade or with more promotion potential than previously held on a permanent basis. This also includes VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. - SF-50 and/or veterans documentation).
NON-COMPETITIVE & SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES: This includes applicants that have previously held or currently hold the equivalent full performance level of the grade/band of the vacant position. This also includes candidates eligible under special hiring authorities such as 30% Disabled Veterans, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corp, AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, etc. For more information about non-competitive appointments and special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp . You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive appointment or special hiring authority.
SCHEDULE A: This authority is for certain applicants with disabilities. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability. As proof of disability, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
1 From the description above please select how you want to be considered for this vacancy. Answer to this question is required
  • Competitive Merit Promotion
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authorities
  • Schedule A
2 Have you held a permanent Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the Federal Government at the full performance level of this position as stated in the summary section of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 If you are currently or have previously held a permanent Career or Career Condidional position in the Federal Government, what is the highest GS equivalent grade level you have held? Your response MUST be supported by a SF-50 submitted with your application.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
  • No
3 If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
4 In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1315 Hydrology Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in physical or natural science, or engrg that included at least 30 SH in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, math, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the mgt or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 SH in physics.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1315 Hydrology Series.
6 GS-12: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, I have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Do you have skills in oral communication, including resolving hydrologic-related issues at multidisciplinary technical meetings and effectively communicating with multiple organizations and disciplines on techniques and issues related to development, transition, and operations of hydrologic and water resource programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
8 Please select the answer that best describes your experience collecting, analyzing and disseminating water resource data (e.g. reservoir and lake storage, ground water levels, rainfall, snow, water quality, etc.) using established techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
9 Do you have experience directing or managing the collection of hydrographic data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Do you have experience in the development and/or modification of hydrologic procedures, models, techniques and plans for optimal use of technologies and data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have served as a technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
11 Do you have experience performing routine daily forecast operations which include short-range forecast operations before and during high water and flood episodes? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have served as a technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
12 Do you have experience analyzing observed hydrologic data for consistency and processing it into a long-range modeling system? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have served as a technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
13 Do you have experience executing a long-range modeling system and using hydrologic expertise to analyze statistical output? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task on the job under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures
  • I have performed this task on the job independently and without the review of a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have served as a technical expert authority on this task, providing guidance or supervision to others.
  • I do not have experience in this area.
14 Select the statement that best describes your experience with ensuring integrated implementation and operational support for hydrologic technologies such as hydrologic modeling systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Please select the answer that best describes your experience identifying improvements for the management, processing, or dissemination of environmental data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
16 Select the response that best describes your experience using state-of-the-art computer hardware and software capabilities and applying them to studies of hydrological events and problems, including application of computer modeling techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Have you served in the previous five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 I authorize the sharing of my application for other similar positions from this job announcement within NOAA. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No