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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 ZA-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZA-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR an equivalent combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Describe your knowledge/experience conducting an outreach program for constituents or stakeholders. (Please select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the main point of contact in my organization for constituents/stakeholders.
  • I have developed and distributed information to constituents/stakeholders using e-mails, newsletters, web content, or other forms of communication.
  • I have developed and organized opportunities for leaders of an organization to interact with constituents/stakeholders
  • I have conducted research on ways to improve outreach, identified area of opportunity, and followed through to implementation.
  • None of the above.
5 Identify the following statement that more closely describes your knowledge and experience in developing and implementing a communications strategic plan for a scientific or environmental agency or organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communications strategic plans for a scientific or environmental agency or organization that encompass key message development, target audiences, goals and objectives, tactics, and measurable outcomes.
  • I have considerable knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communications strategic plans for a scientific or environmental agency or organization that encompass key message development, target audiences, goals and objectives, tactics, and measurable outcomes.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience writing, editing and producing press releases, magazines, speeches, reports and brochures.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience in generating communications content and responding to customer or public information requests for natural resources management data and information. Answer to this question is required
  • I organize and synthesize scientific data and information into short concise summaries used to inform the public. I may review summaries written by others or approve summaries that will be used for outreach materials. In addition, I organize information so that it is easily found when customers go to the organization’s website.
  • I assist customers in locating organization information they need for their research. If I am unable to assist them, I either research the data and get back to them or request assistance from my supervisor.
  • I summarize scientific data and information for my assigned subject. The summaries are reviewed by my supervisor.
  • I have received training in information management, but do not have work experience in this task.
  • I do not have the training or experience described above.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing partnerships with government agencies, academic institutions and/or private sector companies to promote communications on natural resources management efforts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led projects that involved partnerships among more than one organization (federal, state, academic and/or private sector) concerned with natural resources management efforts.
  • I have participated in projects that involved such partnerships.
  • I have assisted in projects involving such partnerships. My work was subject to review by senior scientist or my supervisor.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
8 This position involves developing strategies for creating partnerships with external organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial projects or initiatives. Please select the statement below that best describes your experience in this area. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience identifying partnership opportunities and developing strategies for creating partnerships in the federal, state and/or external organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial projects or initiatives.
  • I have experience identifying partnership opportunities OR developing strategies for creating partnerships with federal, state and/or external organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial projects or initiatives.
  • I have experience identifying partnership opportunities for creating partnerships with federal, state and/or external organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial projects or initiatives.
  • I have limited or no experience identifying partnership opportunities AND/OR developing strategies for creating partnerships with federal, state and/or external organizations to accomplish mutually beneficial projects or initiatives.
9 Select the statement that best describes you experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of diverse teams (i.e., multi-agency, interagency teams comprised of contractors, government employees, and special interest groups), to complete a project or achieve a mission goal. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had responsibility for overseeing diverse teams to resolve complex technical issues and to complete a project.
  • I have served as a lead on a diverse team responsible for overseeing a portion of a project to ensure assignments are completed and milestones are met.
  • I have been a member of such teams responsible for completing assignments independently to ensure the success of the project.
  • I have been given assignments to complete by senior staff or supervisor that contribute to the work of an organizationally diverse team. These assignments are subject to review for accuracy and completeness.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience as described above.
10 Do you have proven communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills to effectively coordinate and work with diverse people or groups having opposing viewpoints? Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial, in-depth experience of having outstanding communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolutions skills and extensive experience successfully coordinating and reaching consensus among diverse multi-agency groups in the scientific community often having opposing viewpoints or agendas.
  • I have good communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills and experience coordinating diverse multi-agency groups in the scientifc community.
  • I have good communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, but only limited experience coordinating diverse multi-agency groups in the scientific community.
  • I have limited experience in this area.
11 Do you have experience developing informational brochures, websites, or other materials for outreach and public relations to support the understanding or awareness of natural resources management policies, programs, services, and activities of an agency or organization? 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 Do you have experience managing and enhancing an organization's external website? 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 Select the response that best represents your interpersonal communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely resolved matters involving significant or controversial policy, or operating program issues. This includes senior management, employee organizations/associations, and/or other individuals at all levels in the public, Federal, or private sectors to convey the relevant policies, regulations and procedures.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly represented my office’s policies and/or procedures, and lead discussions or participated in workgroups to gain a desired outcome or compliance from individuals or groups skeptical or in disagreement with the policy, procedure, or regulation.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly participated in discussions in which the purpose was to plan, coordinate, consult on work efforts, or to resolve operating or procedural problems by influencing or motivating individuals or groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have basically cooperative attitudes.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have regularly provided advice and assistance to those seeking services from my office by acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above.
14 Describe your level of experience with diverse communication media and tools, including page layout and design (including software programs such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) print media, website management and video production. 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.