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Grade: 2

1 ZA-2 (GS-09 equivalent level): Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-2) in the Federal service OR 2 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's OR equivalent graduate degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 3

1 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
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience in long-range and broad-scope analytical project planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for long-range and/or broad-scope analytical project planning, and I make authoritative decisions about the acquisition, maintenance and release of data.
  • I assist with long-range and/or broad-scope analytical project planning as a part of a larger planning effort. My work is reviewed by a senior specialist or my supervisor.
  • I have had training in long-range and/or broad-scope analytical project planning, but I have not performed it on the job.
  • I do not have the experience or training described above.

Grade: All Grades

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 Do you have experience working in a law enforcement or investigative environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, in a law enforcement or investigative environment relating to living marine resources.
  • Yes, in a law enforcement or investigative environment, but not relating to living marine resources.
  • I have no experience working in a law enforcement or investigative environment.
4 Do you have experience collecting, analyzing, and disseminating law enforcement intelligence information? Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently performed this task at both the classified and law enforcement sensitive levels.
  • I have performed this task at both the classified and law enforcement sensitive levels, under instruction of a higher worker or my supervisor.
  • I have performed this task at the classified or law enforcement sensitive level.
  • I have performed this task from open source information.
  • I have no experience or training performing this task.
5 Do you have experience using satellite monitoring and data analysis tools related to living marine resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have considerable experience with a variety of satellite monitoring and data analysis tools related to living marine resources.
  • I have some experience with satellite monitoring and data analysis tools related to living marine resources.
  • I have experience with using satellite monitoring and data analysis tools in another field.
  • I do not have this experience.
6 Do you have experience preparing and communicating reports in support of law enforcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I have extensive experience providing oral and written reports to senior leadership.
  • Yes, I have extensive experience under a senior worker or supervisor.
  • Yes, but I have limited experience performing this task.
  • No, I have no experience in performing this task.
7 Do you have experience measuring compliance in support of law enforcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have considerable experience measuring compliance in support of law enforcement.
  • I have limited experience measuring compliance in support of law enforcement.
  • I have limited experience measuring compliance, but in another field.
  • I do not have this experience.
8 Do you have experience using statistical analysis systems (SAS) and performing statistical
analyses? Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience conducting complex statistical analyses. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others, and present these recommendations to senior leadership.
  • I have work experience to independently conduct statistical analyses. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs, and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience using statistical analysis methods. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct the analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on the results.
  • I have formal training or education in statistical analysis methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I do not have this experience.
9 Which statement best describes your knowledge of the U.S. fishing industry? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of the U.S. fishing industry, and the laws and regulations that govern this industry.
  • I have extensive knowledge of the U.S. fishing industry.
  • I have limited knowledge of the U.S. fishing industry.
  • I do not have the knowledge described above.
10 Which statement describes your experience using a case management system to enter investigative data, use analytical reports, and/or compile information for agents and officers for use in investigations? 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 Please describe your experience with confidentiality requirements related to the handling of law enforcement sensitive and classified material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had responsibility for managing confidentiality requirements related to both classified and law enforcement sensitive material, and for making determinations for authorized release.
  • I have extensive experience with confidentiality requirements related to the management and release of law enforcement sensitive and/or classified material.
  • I have limited experience with confidentiality requirements related to the management and release of law enforcement sensitive and/or classified material and their governing rules.
  • I have no relevant experience in this area.
12 Do you have experience coordinating information and facts from other law enforcement agencies, sources of information or organizations relating to violations of law? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task independently as a regular part of my job.
  • I have performed this task with some supervision or guidance.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
13 Do you have experience interacting with external entities on programs or projects of mutual interest, including oral, written and face-to-face communications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in lead liaison responsibilities for working with counterparts in other intelligence activities including federal, state, and/or international enforcement partners to exchange information.
  • I have experience in developing effective interactions with external organizations to exchange information.
  • I have experience assisting others in conveying technical information to a variety of audiences outside my organization.
  • I have no experience performing any of the examples above.