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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 Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for a Professional Engineering Position Series. See the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for a comprehensive description of each option listed below: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from an accredited college or university. The course curriculum included differential & integral calculus & courses in 5 of the following areas of engineering science or physics: a. statics, dynamics; b. strength of materials (stress/strain); c. fluid mechanics & hydraulics; d. thermodynamics; e. electrical fields & circuits; f. nature & properties of materials; or g. optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by the current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (see Qualifications section).
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements described in the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by a related curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0800, Professional Engineering Positions Series.
4 GS-14: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 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
5 Select the statement that best describes your ability to define new capabilities and initiatives that affect systems' developmental and operational baselines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for the definition of technical requirements, specifications or scope for the development and sustainment of operational systems or components.
  • I have been responsible for the definition of technical requirements, specifications or scope for the development and/or sustainment of complex operational systems or components.
  • I have been involved in the implementation of technical requirements, specifications or scope for operational systems or components.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6

Which of the following best describes your level of experience interfacing electronic equipment?

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.
7

Which of the following best describes your experience in applying knowledge of meteorological observation systems in designing, developing and implementing enhancements to meteorological equipment and technologies?

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

Which level below best describes your expert experience in providing direct hands-on maintenance support of complex electronics and information systems such as: multi-computer information processing systems; remotely located automated surface observing systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have wide experience requiring no supervisory oversight. I am considered an expert and have a solid electronics experience working independently with the above systems. I am heavily relied upon to answer detailed technical questions and troubleshoot unusual or complex problems.
  • I operate at the journeyman level. I can handle routine electronics systems problems independently requiring modest oversight.
  • I have limited electronics experience in this area and operate under general supervision.
  • I have no electronics experience in this area.
9 Describe your experience preparing procedures, criteria, and specifications for systems modification and for procurement and testing of new equipment. 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

Please select the areas you have significant experience working with electronics engineering systems as they relate to meteorological applications?

Answer to this question is required
  • Design
  • Development and integration
  • Evaluation of design concepts
  • Calibration
  • Testing
  • None of the above
11 Have you written engineering test plans, developed evaluation criteria, managed the testing, collected and analyzed the results, and produced test reports for management or professional peers? 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.
12 Describe your experience reviewing, evaluating, and advising on the effectiveness, technical adequacy and suitability of the work and proposals of others. 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.
13 Describe your experience providing design and development projects and activities associated with weather service programs. 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.
14 Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying systems engineering principles to projects: Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert in systems engineering and have performed this task independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently.
  • I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
15 Describe your experience as an engineering project manager? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of the task and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee monitored by work closely to insure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
16

Describe your experience developing and monitoring engineering project schedules:

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

Select the response which best describes your experience planning and coordinating an electronics engineering project requiring the transition of products to operational readiness.

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

Which statement best describes your experience maintaining liaison with an organization to ensure that new equipment complies with customer requirements?

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 Which statement best describes your experience representing the organization in reaching engineering compromises and agreements with engineers of other organizations and contractors? 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.
20

Select the statement that best describes your experience communicating complex electronic system engineering issues and concepts, as well as the methods available for understanding and addressing such issues/concepts in order to solve problems.

Answer to this question is required
  • I represent the organization in providing information vendors and other engineers on the requirements for software and electronic systems. In this capacity, I work closely with developers and vendors to ensure that the products meet the needs of the organization.
  • I represent the organization on interagency or inter-organizational groups. I participate in discussions and participate in preparing papers and reports providing recommendations for complex electronic engineering issues that require resolution and may impact organizational practices or policy.
  • I serve on user groups responsible for evaluating software applications and their use within the organization and provide input and feedback used to make presentations to upper level management. This includes providing recommendations for modification of software applications to better suit the requirements of the organization and providing briefings to upper level management.
  • I do not have the experience described above.