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1 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
2 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
3 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  • A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.
4 ZP-4: In addition to the meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-3) or GS-12 grade level 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
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or managing portions of the programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for monitoring or managing programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I am part of a team responsible for programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I am responsible for a portion of the programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6 Do you have experience with radio occultation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Describe your experience using radio occultation data in a meteorological or climatological capacity. 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.
8 From the list below, select the meteorological analyses that you have experience conducting. Answer to this question is required
  • Cross-sectional plots.
  • Planar section plots.
  • Empirical orthogonal function analysis.
  • Geostrophic current calculations.
  • Spectral analysis.
  • None of the above.
9 Describe your experience assimilating radio occultation data into weather forecasts. 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.
10 Do you have experience in developing presentations, and other communications designed to encourage foreign partners to adopt a position on a variety of atmospheric-related issues? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Select the answer which demonstrates your ability to communicate and negotiate tactfully orally to audiences with diverse levels of understanding Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in preparing technical analyses, briefing materials or similar complex documents for presentation to peers, senior management, and external organizations, and in preparing and making presentations as an Agency representative to external organizations.
  • Experience in preparing technical analyses, briefing materials or similar complex documents for presentation within Agency, and in preparing and making presentations to peers and management within Agency.
  • Experience and/or training in preparing technical analyses, input into briefing materials, preparing presentations on facilities-related issues, and occasional presentations to senior management.
  • I do not have any experience or training in this area.
12 What is your knowledge of microphysical parameterization schemes in existing storm-scale numerical weather prediction models with bulk and spectral bin microphysics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I have had education and training in microphysical parameterization schemes.
  • I have collaborated with scientists who use microphysical parameterizations.
  • I have expertise in evaluating bulk microphysical parameterization schemes.
  • I have expertise in evaluating both bulk and spectral bin microphysical parameterization schemes.
13 What is your experience in critical evaluation of storm-scale numerical weather prediction models and recommendations for improvement based on polarimetric radar observations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have partnered with storm-scale numerical weather prediction modelers and have provided expert advice for model improvements based on polarimetric radar observations.
  • I have worked with storm-scale numerical weather prediction modelers, analyzed model outputs and compared with polarimetric radar data.
  • I have assisted in the analysis of model outputs and comparisons with radar data.
  • I have had education or training in using radar data, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have no experience in this area.
14 Do you have experience in developing and applying the state-of-the art radiative transfer modeling processes needed for advanced applications of satellite measurements from visible, infrared to microwave wavelengths sounding product retrieving systems and in numerical weather prediction models? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Do you have experience in satellite data assimilation, especially in satellite data quality control, bias corrections and demonstration of impacts of uses of new satellite data in numerical weather prediction models? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
16 Do you have theoretical background and understanding on bias correction in numerical weather prediction models? Answer to this question is required
  • I am very familiar with the bias correction schemes applied for satellite radiance assimilation and have improved the schemes for assimilations of cloudy and precipitated radiances in numerical weather prediction models.
  • I am familiar with bias correction schemes and have some ability to apply those schemes for satellite data assimilation.
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in this area.
17 Do you have experience applying statistical methods in Satellite Meteorology research? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures in climatological research, and I have taken coursework in statistics.
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures and statistical procedures (e.g., empirical orthogonal functions) in climatological research, and I have taken advanced coursework in statistics.
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures; statistical procedures (e.g., empirical orthogonal functions); and objective analyses (e.g., optimum interpolation) in climatological research, and I have taken advanced coursework in these procedures.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
18 Which level listed below best describes your experience and proficiency in developing new techniques, or advancing techniques, within a meteorological specialty area such as satellite meteorology, marine weather, hydrometeorology, hydrology, storm surge, severe local storms, etc.? Choices: Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  • I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  • I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
19 Please describe your level of expertise in the areas of Climatology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a well developed understanding of key concepts of climatology, environmental research areas as: radiative forcing; greenhouse gas chemistry; model future climate change, climate system feedbacks; relationship between atmospheric composition and energy trends; climate interactions between atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere, and biosphere; resilience concepts; natural anthropogenic components of climate variability from short-term to geological time scales.
  • I have a basic understanding of and can explain in general terms such key concepts as: global warming, the relationship of fossil fuel use to climate change, sea-level rise, and greenhouse gases.
  • I have a general understanding of the difference between climate and weather and the importance of the climate system to everyday life.
  • None of the above.