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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 Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in: Degree: 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 Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.
8 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
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in project management of scientific projects and programs dealing with satellite remote sensing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed or led two or more scientific projects or programs dealing with satellite remote sensing and the management of these data. I have had overall responsibility for program/project development, planning, coordination and review to include Budge Preparation and Execution; Staffing and Supervision; Resource Allocation; Contract Administration to include Development of Statements of Work and Task Orders; Tracking Tasks and Costs, and Reporting Progress; and Quality Management.
  • I have managed or led a scientific project or program dealing with satellite remote sensing and the management of these data. I have had overall responsibility for program/project development, planning, coordination and review to include Budget Preparation and Execution; Staffing and Supervision; Resource Allocation; Contract Administration to include Development of Statements of Work and Task Orders; Tracking Tasks and Costs, and Reporting Progress; and Quality Management.
  • I have managed or led one or more scientific projects or programs that were not related to satellite remote sensing. I have had overall responsibility for program/project development, planning, coordination and review to include Budget Preparation and Execution; Staffing and Supervision; Resource Allocation; Contract Administration to include Development of Statements of Work and Task Orders; Tracking Tasks and Costs, and Reporting Progress; and Quality Management.
  • I have had some experience with project management to include planning, staffing, contract coordination, or tracking tasks and costs as a member of a project team where I have performed tasks under review or guidance from a senior employee or project or team leader.
  • I have had project management training but have not yet performed project management tasks on the job.
  • I have not had project management training or experience as described above.
10 Identify the following project management related tasks you have used in order to accomplish assigned projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop project requirements
  • Set project priorities
  • Determine project needs and resource requirements
  • Set short and long-term project goals
  • Develop project schedule and milestones
  • Track and manage budgets at the task/project level
  • Monitor project progress, resolve problems and adjust priorities to ensure that the project objectives are met
  • Monitor contractor performance
  • Evaluate project outcomes by ensuring that the final project deliverable meets time, cost, scope, and quality expectations of the customer
  • Gather and review lessons learned
  • None of the above
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience applying environmental observation requirements to the calibration of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems and validation of their products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience applying environmental observation requirements to the calibration of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems and validation of their products. I am frequently consulted by others as an expert in this area and I formally or informally provide guidance, supervision or training in this area on a regular basis.
  • As a regular and recurring part of my work duties, I apply environmental observation requirements to the calibration of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems and validation of their products. I perform this task independently, with little or no review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have limited experience applying environmental observation requirements to the calibration of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems and validation of their products. I have performed this task on an infrequent basis and not as a regular and recurring part of my work duties OR under close review or guidance from a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I do not have experience described above.
12 What is your experience as a leader of projects involving multiple collaborative partners and deployment of instruments for environmental data collection? (Select the answer which best describes your experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a program/project leader for a major field program involving multiple collaborative partners and deployment of environmental instruments.
  • I have served as a program/project leader for a project involving deployment of environmental instruments.
  • I have participated in a project involving deployment of environmental instruments.
  • I have used scientific data collected during a project involving deployment of environmental instruments.
  • I have no experience in this area.
13 Do you have experience in processing and analyzing massive amounts of satellite data for environmental studies? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience as a lead scientist in analyzing massive amounts of satellite data for environmental studies.
  • I have some experience assisting scientists in analyzing massive amounts of satellite data for environmental studies.
  • I have collected data in a scientific environment or worked as a laboratory in college requiring the knowledge of analyzing massive amounts of satellite data for environmental studies.
  • I do not have the education or experience described above.
14 Select the statement that best describes your experience monitoring or managing portions of the programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for monitoring or managing programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I am part of a team responsible for programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I am responsible for a portion of the programmatic and technical aspects of satellite systems studies, acquisitions of satellite systems, development or implementation of satellite systems.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
15 What is your experience completing satellite remote sensing related projects (computer applications, published papers, local studies, etc.)? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in satellite remote sensing projects. I have trained others in the development of satellite remote sensing projects, and am normally a person that is consulted by others to assist them because of my level of expertise.
  • Satellite remote sensing projects are a regular part of my job, and I have developed projects independently and normally without review by my supervisor or other senior employees.
  • I have developed satellite meteorology projects as a regular part of my job. My work in this area has been closely monitored by my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education/training in satellite meteorology projects but have no experience performing meteorology tasks.
  • I have no training or experience in satellite meteorology projects.
16 Please describe your level of expertise in the area of Environmental Modeling. Answer to this question is required
  • I understand the importance of programming language; the issues involved in running environmental models and analyzing model output; and such key facets of numerical modeling as initial conditions, boundary conditions, parameterization, and coupling. In addition, I understand both the benefits and limitations of numerical modeling as applied to environmental problems.
  • I have a basic understanding and can explain in general terms the importance of alternative models, fluxes, scenarios, and projections. In addition , I understand how numerical modeling of environmental issues can give insight into testing the influence of components in an environmental system as well as projecting future conditions.
  • I have a general understanding of the importance of weather and climate models to everyday life.
  • None of the above.
17 Please describe your level of expertise in operational meteorology, oceanography, marine ecosystems management, climate or land applications related to weather and hydrology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an operational meteorologist, oceanographer, marine ecosystems manager, climate forecaster or in operations for land applications related to weather and hydrology or as a science officer or leader of those functions.
  • I have served as a liaison, or support scientist performing training, testing, or support to operational meteorologists, oceanographers, marine ecosystems managers, climate forecaster or in operations for land applications related to weather or hydrology.
  • I have delivered products to or interacted with operational meteorologists, oceanographers, marine ecosystems managers, climate forecasters or in operators for land applications related to weather and hydrology to answer questions and solve problems and issues for them with satellite products.
  • I have a general understanding of the importance of operational forecasting to every day life.
  • None of the above.
18 Select the statement that best describes your experience in overseeing projects or programs in climate and Earth systems modeling. Answer to this question is required
  • I manage programs/projects that explicitly focus on climate and Earth system modeling. I am responsible for establishing milestones, budgets, overseeing the entire research effort.
  • I am responsible for an assigned segment of programs/projects that involve climate and Earth system modeling, ensuring milestones were met and expenditures were within the approved budget.
  • I manage climate science-related programs/projects. I am responsible for establishing milestones, budgets, overseeing the entire research effort.
  • I am assigned tasks to complete in support of programs/projects that involve climate and Earth system modeling. A senior scientist or my supervisor reviews my work for accuracy and completeness.
  • I do not have experience overseeing projects or programs in climate or Earth system modeling.
19 Select the statement that best describes your experience in overseeing projects or programs in delivering products and services to operational forecasters. Answer to this question is required
  • I manage programs/projects that explicitly focus on delivering products and services to operational forecasters. I am responsible for establishing milestones, budgets and overseeing the entire research effort.
  • I am responsible for an assigned segment of programs/projects that involve delivering products and services to operational forecasters, ensuring milestones were met and expenditures were within approved budgets.
  • I am assigned tasks to complete in support of programs/projects that involve delivery of products and support to operational forecasters. A senior scientist or my supervisor reviews my work for accuracy and completeness.
  • I do not have experience overseeing projects or programs that provide products and services to operational forecasters.
20

Please indicate which of the responsibilities you have had experience with in relation to the administration and management of a grants program. Check all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have written applications/proposals to grants programs.
  • I have analyzed and recommended grant program direction.
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to grant program development.
  • I have written requests for proposals for grants programs.
  • I have reviewed grant applications/proposals.
  • I have served on a review committee for grants applications.
  • I have been responsible for all aspects of managing a grant program.
  • None of the above.
21 What best describes your ability to use a wide variety of cost estimating/cost analysis/financial analysis techniques to develop recommendations in support of management decisions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
22 Select the statement that best describes your experience with Federal or non-Federal administration of grants and/or cooperative agreements: Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task and am often consulted by others.
  • I have performed this task independently and normally without review by my supervisor or a senior employee.
  • My work on this task has been closely monitored by a supervisor.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience performing this task.
23

Do you have experience in the interagency process and participating in the negotiation of interagency or international agreements?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
24 Do you have experience reviewing research proposals and tracking research grants or cooperative agreements related to operational satellite remote sensing for meteorology, oceanography and satellite based environmental and climate monitoring and prediction. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
25 Identify all of the budget functions in which you are experienced. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing budget estimates, exhibits, backup tables and reports in support of budget submissions.
  • Preparing narrative justifications describing organizational programs for use in budget submissions.
  • Ensuring budget documents conform to budget limitations.
  • Conducting analyses of financial conditions of organizations or programs and then presenting findings and recommendations to management or other budget analysts.
  • Preparing apportionments, allotments and allocations to organizational units for appropriated funding.
  • Monitor assigned programs continually to anticipate additional budgetary requirements.
  • None of the above.
26 Identify the statements that describe your experience in budget planning for major projects. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed budget requests for major projects and defended them.
  • I have developed budget estimates for major projects or for an organization.
  • I have prepared reports comparing planned versus actual expenses, commitments and obligations.
  • I have monitored organization/project budgetary expenditures to ensure they are within available funding.
  • I have tracked expenditures involving multiple fund codes or multiple fund codes for assigned projects.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
27 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing or recommending a course of action to guide decision making on administrative/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.
28 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.