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Grade: 03

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
VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment): This is authority pertains only to positions up to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent. Eligible veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment. For more information about this hiring authority, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx
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
  • VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)
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.
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  • No
3 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
4 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.
5 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
6 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
7 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0408, Ecology Series, because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in biology, or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences which included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0408 Ecology Series.
8 ZP-3 (Research): In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service OR a Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have a valid state drivers license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have knowledge of the life cycle and habitat requirements of anadromous estuarine and/or marine fish species? Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial knowledge through both education and work experience.
  • I have moderate knowledge through education and some work experience.
  • I have limited knowledge through education but no work experience.
  • I have no knowledge or experience with life cycle and habitat requirements of anadromous estuarine and/or marine fish species.
11 As part of your job or educational experience, do have you knowledge of early life history ecology of marine fishes, recruitment processes, fisheries oceanography and/or climate impacts on marine ecosystems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the lead Principle Investigator of 5 or more studies of early life history ecology of marine fishes, recruitment processes, fisheries oceanography and/or climate impacts on marine ecosystems.
  • I have been the lead Principle Investigator of 4 or fewer studies of early life history ecology of marine fishes, recruitment processes, fisheries oceanography and/or climate impacts on marine ecosystems.
  • I have been a member of a team of scientists conducting multiple studies of the early life history ecology of marine fishes, recruitment processes, fisheries oceanography and/or climate impacts on marine ecosystems..
  • I have studied one or more of these fields as part of a degree granting curriculum.
  • I have no experience in any of these fields.
12 Do you have experience conducting ecological laboratory or field research on adult, juvenile, or early life stages of marine and/or estuarine fishes? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have performed this task but with some assistance or guidance by a higher graded employee.
  • I am familiar with this task but I do not have experience performing it.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
13 Do you have experience performing as a scientific researcher leading a team on a research project? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research as a principle Investigator leading a research project. I indentified a scientific problem, formulated hypotheses about physical processes involved, developed methodologies to test those hypotheses developed models or analysis approaches to study raw data sets developed proposals to acquire funding or approval of the proposed work and led the publications/presentation of results.
  • I have conducted research as a CO-Principle Investor helping to develop research projects. I collaborated with others to identify a scientific problem, helping formulate hypotheses about the physical process involved, helped develop models or analysis approaches to study raw data sets, contributes to proposals to acquire funding or approval of these projects and contributed to publication/presentation of results.
  • I have contributed to research projects as a team member working independently after being given general guidance by a Principle Investigator, sometimes developing my own models, analysis methodologies and techniques.
  • I have contributed to research projects as a team member working under the general guidance of a Principle Investigator, using existing models, analysis methodologies and techniques.
  • I have no experience in performing as Principle Investigator, Co-Principle Investigator or scientific team member.
14 What is your experience with mathematical modeling and analysis techniques applied to natural populations, particularly with reference to fisheries ecosystems such as population dynamics modeling, spatial modeling, species interaction modeling, or trophic dynamics modeling? Answer to this question is required
  • I have used a variety of current mathematical modeling and analysis techniques on numerous projects resulting in multiple peer-reviewed publications.
  • I have used a variety of current mathematical modeling and analysis techniques on several projects resulting in at least one peer-reviewed publication.
  • I have used a variety of current mathematical modeling and analysis techniques on several projects.
  • I have never used mathematical modeling and analysis techniques for a project.
15 Do you have any experience in population or statistical analysis for fisheries data, such as estimation of survival and mortality, population dynamics, use of Bayesian statistics, regression or correlative statistics, regional analyses, or time-series analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in this area. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them because of my expertise.
  • I have knowledge and experience in this area as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have some knowledge and experience in this area. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no knowledge or experience in this area.
16 What is your experience working with researchers from diverse backgrounds on scientific projects related to any aspect of fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on 3 or more projects in fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology with research in both the life sciences and another major discipline (e.g., physical sciences, economics, etc.).
  • I have worked on 3 or more projects in fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology with researchers in diverse fields within the life sciences.
  • I have worked on at least one project in fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology with research in multiple disciplines (life sciences and other major disciplines).
  • I have worked on at least one project in fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology with researchers in diverse fields within the life sciences.
  • I have not worked collaboratively with other researchers in diverse fields within the life sciences.
17 Do you have experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously such as setting priorities among competing projects? 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.
18 Describe your experience in organizing and leading committees, work teams and/or project groups. 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.
19 As part of your job or educational experience, have you written proposals to solicit external funding for studies of population abundance, distribution and/or stock structure? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written proposals to solicit external funding and have received external funds for studies of population abundance, distribution and/or stock structure.
  • I have written or assisted with writing proposals to solicit external funding for studies of population abundance, distribution and/or stock structure.
  • I have experience assisting or writing proposals to solicit external funding for studies of other kinds.
  • I have no experience writing proposals to solicit external funding for studies of any kind.
20 What best describes your level of experience at giving scientific presentations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have delivered one or more invited presentations at an organized session at a national or international meeting of a major scientific society.
  • I have delivered one or more invited presentations at a workshop organized by a government resource management agency.
  • I have delivered one or more presentations at a meeting of a major scientific society or resource management agency.
  • I have delivered one or more seminar presentations at a university or research laboratory.
  • None of the above.
21 Which best describes your experience with ecological data analyses that led to scholarly publications during the past 10 years? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had the primary responsibility for analyses of ecological data and served as the principal author in 5 or more peer-reviewed publications.
  • I have had the primary responsibility for analyses of ecological data and served as the principal author in 1-4 peer-reviewed publications.
  • I have had the primary responsibility for analyses of ecological data that resulted in 1or more peer-reviewed publications.
  • I have had partial responsibility for analyses of ecological data that resulted in 1 or more publications, reports, or dissertations.
  • I have not participated in analyses of ecological data that resulted in publications, reports, or dissertations.