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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 basic requirements for the Physical Scientist - 1301 Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in: 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 basic requirements described above.
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 Do you have experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in configuration, setup, operating, maintenance, diagnostics, and troubleshooting related to coastal hydrodynamic models? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
6 Do you have experience developing and enhancing coastal model graphics and products including product descriptions, locations, maps, time series, and field graphics of model output, observational data, and tidal predictions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in these areas and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senion scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
7 Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience with computers (e.g. supercomputers Linux/Unix based scientific computers) their software applications and scientific programming (e.g. FORTRAN, C, C++,LINUX/UNIX, scripts,NCL NetCDF, Matlab, IDL,SQL) as it relates to data access, analysis or numerical modeling? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experiences with innovative use of computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  • I have experience with computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  • I have had occasional use of computers and demonstrated limited ability to program computers.
  • Computers serve as an important factor in my research but computer programmers are required for assistance.
  • I have no knowledge, training or experience in the use of computers.
8 Do you have experience being a team member in a scientific group or to complete a project or fulfill other official responsibilities in a timely and successful manner? 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.
9 What is your experience as a project manager using formal project management techniques to execute projects delivering oceanographic data and information? 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 Describe your experience with astronomical tide theory. 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 these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  • I have performed this work as a team member.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
11 Do you have experience in coastal water levels, currents, tidal predictions and tidal datums? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
12 Do you have experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in statistical, time series or harmonic analysis of meteorological and oceanographic data sets? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
13 Do you have skills in oral communication, including presenting modeling issues at multidisciplinary technical meetings and effectively communicating with multiple organizations and disciplines on techniques and issues related to development, transition, and operations of hydrodynamic coastal models? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
14 Do you have skills in technical writing, including preparation of technical reports and standard operating procedure documents on techniques and issues related to development, transition, and operations of hydrodynamic coastal models? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
15 Do you have experience providing scientific and technical expertise on tides, water level currents, hydrodynamic models, meteorological and data issues to other employees or the general public? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have no relevant education or experience in this area.