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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 promotion potential 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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  • 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 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree: major in biological science that included: At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; AND At least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR A combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series.
8 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
9

Select the following fish- and ecosystem monitoring  techniques and technologies you have experience overseeing and/or researching the performance of (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Bottom trawl surveys
  • Shellfish dredge surveys
  • Video surveys
  • Hydro acoustic surveys
  • None of the Above
10 Do you have experience in the design, planning, and execution of regional marine fish, shellfish, marine mammal or ecosystem surveys, including  data quality assurance and management? 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 providing guidance on statistical design of surveys and data collection systems to monitor fish stock and ecosystem status using fishery-independent methods?

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

Which of the following categories best describes your knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of fish biology, fish stock assessment and ecosystem assessment and research?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed quantitative assessments of the distribution of or abundance of a fish, shellfish, marine mammal, or sea bird; and published research results in the field of fish biology in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have assisted in development of quantitative assessments of the distribution of or abundance of a fish, shellfish, marine mammal, or sea bird; or published research results in the field of fish biology in peer-reviewed journals.
  • I have limited experience in working in fish biology, stock assessment, population dynamics and/or community ecology.
  • I have no education or experience in fish biology, stock assessment, population dynamics and/or community ecology.
13 Select the response which best describes your experience identifying and analyzing current or anticipated programmatic problems, and developing alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives to address and resolve those problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely (as a central part of my job) identified programmatic problems, and developed and recommended alternative solutions, corrective strategies and improvement initiatives. I have utilized program management/assessment tools and analytical/evaluative methods, and interpreted and applied knowledge of my organization's budget, operations, policies and procedures. I have advised senior management on findings and recommendations for programmatic or policy changes.
  • I have some experience independently completing tasks & providing input and recommendations directly related to identifying and analyzing programmatic problems, and developing and presenting alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives. I have been an equally contributing member of a time-limited task force, project team or focus group, OR I have performed these tasks independently but on an infrequent basis & not as a central and recurring part of my job.
  • I have assisted a senior employee or supervisor with tasks, research or preparation of reports, graphs, or charts directly related to identifying programmatic problems and/or developing and recommending alternative solutions, corrective strategies and improvement initiatives. For the most part, I have performed these tasks on a limited basis (infrequently and not as a regular part of the job OR on a routine basis but under supervision or review from a senior employee or supervisor).
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.
14 Do you have experience tracking and reporting on project resources (people, funding, hardware/software) and project progress? 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.
15 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.
16 From the following list, select all of the supervisory duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjusted priorities, and prepared schedules for the completion of work.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, consideration of the difficulty of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.
  • I have been responsible for first line supervision to employees.
  • I have developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work.
  • I have instructed employees on both program work and administrative matters.
  • I have interviewed candidates for positions.
  • I have worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • I have addressed employees conduct issues by seeking appropriate human resources actions such as verbal admonishments or suspensions.
  • I have overseen the performance of other staff on a team, even though not as a formal supervisor.
  • I have followed necessary steps when an employee's performance did not improve.
  • I have not performed any of the above tasks.
17 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.
18 Select the following competencies in which you are most proficient. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Accountability
  • Customer Service
  • Decisiveness
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity/Honesty
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Oral Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Resilience
  • Written Communication
  • None of the above
19
Select the statement that best describes your experience in coordinating scientific and/or natural resource management activities with multiple agencies and partners while maintaining positive relationships 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 scientific and/or natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining positive relationships within and between participants but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have coordinated scientific and/or natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining positive relationships within and between participants with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have coordinated scientific and/or natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi-partners while maintaining positive relationships within and 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 scientific and/or natural resource management activities across multi-agency and multi partners while maintaining positive relationships within and between participants.
20 Do you have experience presenting complex, technical or controversial information to internal/external stakeholders (e.g., federal or state agencies, industry groups) that required negotiation or conflict resolution skills? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience presenting complex, technical or controversial information to internal/external stakeholders (e.g., federal or state agencies, industry groups) that required negotiation or conflict resolution skills.
  • I have experience presenting complex, technical information to internal/external stakeholders (e.g., federal or state agencies, industry groups) but not involving controversial subjects that required negotiation or conflict resolution skills.
  • I have experience presenting complex, technical information to audiences within my organization but not to external organizations (e.g., federal or state agencies, industry groups).
  • I have no experience presenting complex, technical information to audiences within my organization or to external organizations (e.g., federal or state agencies, industry groups).
21 Do you have the ability to lead diverse people and multiple projects in parallel in a team environment including: performing long range planning, defining project specifics, solving resource contentions, setting project priorities, coordinating and tracking multiple project schedules? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Which of the following best reflects your experience in directing, coordinating, and leading group activities or in leading a team consisting of multiple people performing different functions whether formally or informally, in order to complete projects 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.