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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 Requirement for the Fish and Wildlife Administration Series, 0480 because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. -OR-
  • A combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. -OR-
  • Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described in #1 above.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the Fish and Wildlife Administration Series, GS-480.
4 ZP-5: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower pay band (ZP-4) or GS-14 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 Describe your experience applying knowledge of natural resources to address living marine resources conservation and management 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.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience working within and across multiple organizations, with different priorities, to achieve overall mission success. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had lead responsibility for working within and across multiple organizations to achieve overall mission success.
  • I have been responsible for working within and across multiple organizations to support mission success.
  • I have been responsible for supporting others working within and across multiples organizations to support mission success.
  • I have never worked within and across multiple organizations.
7 Describe your experience in (1) evaluating options for making a large organization more effective and efficient, and then (2) leading the implementation of needed organizational and program changes in a coordinated and transparent manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in implementing organizational and programmatic change. I have provided effective leadership for numerous associated changes. I am the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this work because of my expertise.
  • I have expertise in implementing organizational and programmatic change, and have provided effective leadership for some associated changes. I performed this work independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have worked with a supervisor or senior employee to evaluate and implement one or more organizational changes or adjustments.
  • I have some education or training performing work in this area.
  • I have no experience, education, or training performing this work.
8 Have you communicated to a variety of audiences on complex marine resource protection issues by providing information, analyses, and recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly performed these tasks as the primary spokesperson and had responsibility for delivering written documents concerning complex marine resource protection issues to top management, a scientific community, government agencies, and peers.
  • I have regularly performed these tasks in a supporting role and had responsibility for delivering written documents concerning complex scientific issues to top management, a scientific community, government agencies, and peers.
  • I have performed these tasks by providing information, analysis, or recommendations which were used by others in their written communication assignments.
  • I have had training in performing these tasks, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience performing these tasks.
9 What is your experience in planning and developing natural resources or protected resources management program objectives, policies and operations in order to resolve issues and improve overall effectiveness? 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 with government policies, procedures and programs relating to fisheries management, protected resources or habitat conservation? 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 Do you have experience in natural resource management as it relates to sustainable fisheries, habitat, ecosystem science, protected resources, aquaculture, or fisheries law enforcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience with natural resource management as it relates to sustainable fisheries, habitat ecosystem, protected resources, aquaculture, or fisheries law enforcement.
  • I have some experience with natural resource management as it relates to sustainable fisheries, habitat ecosystem, protected resources, aquaculture, or fisheries law enforcement.
  • I have no experience with natural resource management as it relates to sustainable fisheries, habitat ecosystem, protected resources, aquaculture, or fisheries law enforcement.
12 Do you have experience working on fisheries related living marine resource science and management issues with recreational and/or commercial fishers, fishing advocacy groups, and/or government agencies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working on fishery related living marine resource science and management issues with recreational and /or commercial fishers, fishing advocacy groups, and/or government agencies.
  • I have experience working on non-fishery related living marine resource science and management issues with recreational and /or commercial fishers, fishing advocacy groups, and/or fishery government agencies.
  • I have experience working on non-fishery related living marine resource science and management issues but not with recreational and /or commercial fishers, fishing advocacy groups, and/or government agencies.
  • I have no experience related to living marine resource science and management issues.
13 Do you have knowledge and/or experience in providing support for implementation of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and/or other federal or state fisheries management regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have knowledge or work experience with these laws.
  • I have education or training related to providing support to implement these laws but I have not yet provided any implementation support on the job.
  • I have some experience providing support to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and/or other federal or state fisheries management regulations.
  • I have substantial experience providing support to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and/or other federal or state fisheries management regulations but I have not managed a program or major project implementing these laws.
  • I have managed a program or major project in which I have provided support to implement the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act and/or other federal or state fisheries management regulations.
14 Do you have experience developing, implementing, and/or monitoring fishery conservation and management programs under the Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) or other applicable laws (NEPA, ESA, MMPA and implementation acts for international treaties)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in the development and implementation of programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for international fishery management under MSA or other applicable laws.
  • I have participated in the development and implementation of programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for national fishery management under MSA or other applicable laws.
  • I have reviewed documents produced by a team that was responsible for administration of programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for fishery management under MSA and other applicable laws.
  • I have no work experience in this task.
15 Please select the response that best describes your level of experience in budget execution and monitoring within a living marine resources organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have not 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 Please select the response that best describes your experience formulating budget plans and allocating resources for an organizational unit. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had overall responsibility managing budget formulation and allocating resources for an organizational unit.
  • I have managed budget formulation and allocated resources for one or more programs in an organizational unit.
  • I have contributed to budget formulation and allocated resources in an organizational unit.
  • I do not have any experience in budget formulation and allocating resources.
17 Describe your experience in budget planning and formulation process including developing a clear rationale for budget needs for a living marine resource organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have budget planning responsibility at the division or office level within an organization.
  • I have budget planning responsibility at the section or branch or research group level within an organization.
  • I have contributed to the budget planning process.
  • I have completed college courses or training classes pertaining to budget planning, but have no work experience in this area.
  • I have no experience or training in this area.
18 Please indicate which of the following leadership responsibilities you have had experience performing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established program direction(s).
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to program development.
  • I have developed and implemented a strategic plan.
  • I have led efforts to change a scientific, engineering, or technical program.
  • I have led multi-disciplinary teams.
  • I have built partnerships within the agency as well as with other stakeholders.
  • I have promoted cooperation, flexibility and teamwork among employees.
  • I have enforced compliance with policies and procedures.
  • I have reviewed, monitored, and evaluated organization performance.
  • I have experience in long range technology forecasting.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
19 I am proficient in the following supervisory functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying development needs and coordinating training of staff.
  • Developing performance standards, monitoring and, evaluating the performance of staff.
  • Planning the work of the team, assigning projects and tasks, and ensuring resources are available to accomplish the work.
  • Setting short-term and long-term work priorities for my team or staff members.
  • Providing expertise and guidance on assignments, processes, and procedures.
  • Filling vacancies, including working on job announcements, and interviewing candidates.
  • Resolving conflict and taking disciplinary action when needed.
  • Nominating staff for awards to reward exceptional performance.
  • Employing and maintaining a diverse staff.
  • None of the above.
20 Do you have experience in the planning of resources (i.e., personnel) for a natural resources management program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the planning and execution responsibilities at the section or branch level within an organization.
  • I have planning and execution responsibilities at the section or branch level within an organization.
  • I have contributed to the planning process.
  • I have completed college courses or training classes pertaining to planning, but have no work experience in this area.
  • I have no experience or training in this area.
21 What is your experience in assigning, reviewing work and providing or arranging training and evaluation of other personnel? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this task.
  • I have assisted in assigning, reviewing work and providing or arranging training and evaluation of other personnel.
  • I occasionally assign, review work and provide or arrange training and evaluation of other personnel.
  • I regularly assign, review work and provide or arrange training and evaluation of other personnel.