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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.
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    • 5
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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 ZA-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-3) 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
8 Do you have knowledge of Federal and/or state environmental legislations including the National Marine Sanctuaries Act, the Coastal Zone Management Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and their implementing regulations, concepts, and policies? Answer to this question is required
  • I am extensively familiar with an array of Federal and State environmental legislation, including the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
  • I am extensively familiar with an array of Federal and State environmental legislation, but not the National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
  • I am familiar with Federal environmental legislation.
  • I am familiar with State environmental legislation.
  • None of the above.
9 Do you have experience developing and submitting comprehensive Annual Operating Plans that define an organization's spending objectives, desired outcomes, and products for a fiscal year? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  • I have assisted other more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
10 Do you have experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities among competing projects, working under pressure and meeting tight deadlines? 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.
11

Which of the following best describes your experience developing and implementing stewardship, education, and research programs for a marine sanctuary or marine protected area ensuring adherence to applicable regulations and authorities?

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 conducting short and long term strategic planning to set priorities? Answer to this question is required
  • I have substantial experience conducting short and long-term strategic planning.
  • I have some experience conducting short and long term strategic planning.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience I these areas.
  • I have no experience conducting strategic planning.
13 Do you have experience conducting research on policy issues, analyzing and synthesizing the information, and writing reports or preparing briefing materials for executives, stakeholders, and the public? 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 Do you have experience conducting complex analyses of financial, budgetary, and program data in order to prepare budget justifications regarding staffing, facilities or equipment? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this work,and have supervised performance of work in this area and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this work because of my expertise.
  • I have performed this work as a regular part of my job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this work on the job. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have some education, experience, or training performing work in this area.
  • I have no experience, education, or training performing this work.
15 Please describe your leadership skills in the workplace providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, training, motivation and/or direct oversight to staff members to ensure project completion, procedural/regulation compliance and comprehension, task mastery, achievement of organizational goals, increased morale, etc. 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.
16

Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating and facilitating the administrative and operational programs for a marine protected area?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed these tasks on the job for a marine sanctuary or marine protected area. I have performed them independently and without review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. I have performed them independently and without review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job for a marine sanctuary or marine protected area. My work on these tasks was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job, but not for a marine sanctuary or marine protected area. My work on these tasks was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have not had experience in performing these tasks.
17 Do you have experience developing, overseeing and executing a budget or Annual Operating Plan related to a marine protected area management program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  • I have assisted other more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
18 Select the statements that identify your experience developing written documents: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have written for varied audiences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations in writing.
  • I have composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for officials.
  • None of the above.
19 Describe your level of experience writing complex scientific and technical information pertaining to marine issues and/or marine protected areas in clear and concise terms for non-technical audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no formal education, training or substantial experience.
  • I have had formal 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 with occasional review by a supervisor or senior employee.
20 Which of the following best reflects your experience interacting with federal, state, and local governments; academic institutions; environmental groups; industry; and natural resource agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • I interact on a weekly basis with at least four of the types of partners described above. I am an active participant in multiple, multi-agency technical groups that provide advice to ocean and coastal resource decision makers. External partners regularly contact me for scientific recommendaitons.
  • I interact on a monthly basis with at least four of the types of partners described above. I am an active participant in multiple, multi-agency technical groups that provide advice to ocean and coastal resource decision makers.
  • I participate in scientific collaborations with colleagues who work for one of the above groups (other than my employer).
  • I have produced reports providing technical advice to one of the above groups.
  • None of the above.
21 Select the statement that best describes your experience in coordinating natural resource management activities across multi-agency and partnerships while maintaining positive individual relations within and between participants. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training coordinating natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining individual relation between participants but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have coordinated natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining individual relation between participants with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have coordinated natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining individual relation between participants as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in coordinating natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining individual relation between participants in the Pacific Islands.
22

Do you have experience communicating and dealing with diverse constituents on marine resource management issues and strategies?

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.
23 Do you have experience establishing and maintain relationships with federal, state, and local jurisdictions, industries and environmental organizations on ecosystem protection issues, including fishery and Marine Protected Area (MAP) related issues? 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.
24 Which of the following best describes your supervisory experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed the full range of supervisory duties as the supervisor/manager of an operational unit or organization to include: recruiting new employees, assessment and coordination of employee's training needs, scheduling of staff, leave administration, awards, compliance with EEO; conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
  • I have some supervisory experience. Limited in duration or by scope of supervisory duties. I have performed at least two of the following: recruiting new employees, assessment and coordination of employee's training needs, scheduling of staff, leave administration, awards, compliance with EEO; conflict resolution, disciplinary actions and performance appraisals.
  • I do not have supervisory experience, but I have served as a team lead (or equivalent) in an on going capacity for my team, program or organization. In this capacity I have provided leadership and guidance, review, or training to other team members.
  • I do not have supervisory experience, but I have served as a work group leader, committee leader or team leader for a specific time-limited project or assignment.
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.