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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 Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for a Professional Engineering Position Series. See the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for a comprehensive description of each option listed below: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  • I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from an accredited college or university. The course curriculum included differential & integral calculus & courses in 5 of the following areas of engineering science or physics: a. statics, dynamics; b. strength of materials (stress/strain); c. fluid mechanics & hydraulics; d. thermodynamics; e. electrical fields & circuits; f. nature & properties of materials; or g. optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by the current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (see Qualifications section).
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements described in the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by a related curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0800, Professional Engineering Positions Series.
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 (QUALITY RANKING FACTOR): Do you have experience managing a major ship acquisition program where you are serving as the Contracting Officers Representative (COR)? (Applicants who possess this experience will receive additional points on their rating score if they possess this experience, but applicants who do not possess this experience will not be penalized.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 (QUALITY RANKING FACTOR): Do you have experience with ship construction and shipyard interactions?(Applicants who possess this experience will receive additional points on their rating score if they possess this experience, but applicants who do not possess this experience will not be penalized.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Please choose the statement from the list below that best reflects your level of experience and/or training in the area of applying knowledge of naval engineering, design, construction and operations to varied and complex projects. 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.
8 Describe your experience utilizing American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Rules and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) regulations for ship construction or repair as it relates to material requirements, design of vessel systems, operational requirements, and periodic inspections or surveys. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a thorough knowledge of ABS Rules for Classification and the applicable sections of the CFR which apply to ship construction, materials, operation, and pollution prevention. I have used the Rules and CFR requirements for planning maintenance, repairs, or inspections and have been the primary contact for the ABS Surveyor during repairs and inspections.
  • I have some knowledge of the ABS Rules, CFR and Coast Guard regulations governing ship construction and repair. I have limited contact with the ABS Surveyor during repairs and inspections.
  • I have training but no job experience working with requirements of ABS and the CFR as they apply to ship repair and construction.
  • I do not have experience or training as described above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your skill in developing written and verbal communications for program managers, ship sponsors, design agents, shipyards, contractors, regulatory bodies such as such as the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the U.S. Coast Guard, and other stakeholders that explains ship design processes and offers recommendations on major design changes in vessel conversion, alteration, repair, or modernization. Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely communicate verbally and in writing with managers, decision makers, or stakeholders regarding such research plans and scientific findings. I do this independently and with little oversight.
  • I have some experience communicating verbally and in writing with managers, decision makers, and stakeholders regarding such research plans and scientific findings.
  • I do not have experience in communicating both verbally and in writing with managers, decision makers, and stakeholders on these topics.
10 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.
11 Select the response that best describes your project management experience as it relates to different platforms (ships / aircraft) or repair contracts to include analysis of schedules, budgets, progress tracking, price estimating, and configuration control. Answer to this question is required
  • As a designated project or program manager on platform (ship and/or aircraft) construction or repair, I have acted as the primary project manager for tracking construction progress, conducted progress meetings, analysis of change proposals, or been a member of a configuration control board.
  • I have served as a project or program manager for a major contract other than platform (ship and/or aircraft) construction or repair. I have acted as the primary manager for tracking physical progress, conduct of progress meetings, analysis of change proposals, or been a member of a configuration control board.
  • I have worked in a support role for project or program managers with task directly related to construction or repair contracts and have assisted with analysis of schedules, budgets, pricing, and prepared change requests.
  • I have no experience with project management regarding platforms (relating to aircraft or ships).
12 Which describes your experience as either a supervisor or team leader responsible for directing and coordinating staff, evaluating staff performance, and ensuring high-quality products are delivered within 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.
13 Describe your experience in developing and monitoring project schedules. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of the task and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee monitored my work closely to insure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
14 Describe your experience in budget development, execution and monitoring. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of the task and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee monitored by work closely to insure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
15 Select the statement that best describes your experience with preparing and evaluating statements of work, weight, timeframes, and cost estimates for all acquisition phases. 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 Describe your experience in which your duties included writing statements of work or providing technical requirements for the purchase of contract services. 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.
17 Select the response that best describes your experience in ship construction or repair in applying engineering principles used in the support of preparation of specifications, contract interpretations and resolution of technical problems during contract performance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience of ship construction or repair and have performed these duties working directly with the ship construction or repair industry. I have performed engineering support work on ship repair or construction projects inside the shipyard or repair facility and have been the primary technical contact for resolution of engineering issues.
  • I have some knowledge and background of ship construction or repair from direct support of these activities in a shipyard or at a repair facility. I have acted in an advisory or support role in resolution of engineering issues.
  • I have limited experience with ships under construction or repair. I am familiar with the processes and common tasks associated with this work but have not performed these tasks in a shipyard or repair facility.
  • I have no direct experience in ship construction or repair.
18 Which of the following acquisition management duties have you performed? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or similar role without title.
  • Provide technical expertise for contract.
  • Monitor contractor performance.
  • Develop modifications and changes to contract.
  • Execute and administer contract.
  • Develop estimates and/or assist in contract negotiation.
  • Monitor contractor timeliness.
  • Limit cost growth of contract.
  • None of the above.