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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
2 Do you have experience working with scientists, policy experts, and others within the organization to solicit information to be used in content development? 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.

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 Do you have experience working with scientists, policy experts, and others within the organization to solicit information to be used in content development? 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.
3 How extensive is your experience in leading a team/group to complete a project? Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely had primary management responsibility for a team/group in completing a project.
  • I have had secondary management responsibility for a team/group in completing a project.
  • I have no experience with team/group leadership.
4 Do you have experience in coordinating a group or leading a team, formally or informally, in order to complete a project in a timely and succesfull manner? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 What education, training, or experience do you have coordinating a group or leading a team, whether formally or informally, in order to complete a media communications or outreach campaign from inception to deployment 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.

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
VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment): This is authority pertains only to positions up to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent. Eligible veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment. For more information about this hiring authority, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx
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
  • VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)
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.
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    • 6
    • 7
    • 8
    • 9
    • 10
    • 11
    • 12
    • 13
    • 14
    • 15
  • 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 Please select the answer that best describes your ability to exercise effective communication skills to meet and deal with diverse individuals who may be managers, employees or customers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in positions that require oral and written communication of technical information to managers, employees, and customers who have a broad range of technical expertise.
  • I have limited experience in positions that require oral and written communication of technical information to managers, employees, and customers who have a broad range of technical expertise.
  • I have experience in positions that require oral and written communication of general information with others.
  • I have no experience in an environment that requires oral and written communication.
8 Do you have experience conducting research to identify new communications opportunities or to address communications challenges? 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 Do you have experience applying social media as a communication and marketing tool for multiple projects to disseminate and post content on social networking sites? Select the choice which best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted, reviewed, and posted content on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, YouTube, and/or LinkedIn for business applications.
  • I have assisted with web page design and in posting content on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, etc.
  • I have coursework in web page design and posted content on social networking sites such as Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, etc.
  • I do not have experience in drafting, reviewing, or posting content to social networking sites.
10

Do you have experience developing and maintaining strong working relationships with a range of stakeholders to include staff, federal agency officials, senior division and district leaders, program managers and subject matter experts in scientific and technical fields?

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 developing reports or other complex information for senior managers and stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and stakeholders on technical and other complex information
  • I have limited experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and stakeholders on technical and other complex information.
  • I have no experience developing reports and briefing senior managers and stakeholders on technical and other complex information.
12 Do you have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with both internal and external organizations? 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 Do you have experience analyzing and writing products, such as web pages, social media, print, and speeches that support a scientific program? 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.
14

Do you have experience proofreading reports and recommending changes to improve the quality of the written material?

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 Do you have experience designing, developing, and tailoring communication materials for a wide variety of audiences? 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 Select the statement(s) that most accurately describes your experience in visual media. Answer to this question is required
  • Plan original visual treatments for web content, templates, logos, info graphics, printed publications or exhibits.
  • Develop original designs, concepts, or visual styles for web content, publications, exhibits, or presentation materials and see through to final completion.
  • Plan and carry out visual arts projects.
  • Develop and implement communication strategies for visual communication
  • Transform spoken and written description of items, processes, issues, or events into visual representations.
  • Transform ideas and visual materials into finished visual products that achieve the desired purpose and effect.
  • Advise stakeholders on how to communicate issues and priorities of public interest.
  • Meet with management and subject matter experts to plan graphic projects.
  • Advise on technical advantages and disadvantages of formats, styles, media, and methods of reproduction.
  • Coordinate with clients, contractors, and other stakeholders on visual communication
  • None of the above.
17 Describe your experience developing and managing online social media content designed to inform and/or clarify the organization's operations, programs and activities for the public. 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 Do you have experience planning and developing multi-media materials through a broad range of communication vehicles, e.g., video, television, Internet, Intranet, exhibits, radio, 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.
19 Choose the answer(s) that describe(s) your experience working with print, broadcast, and internet media regarding scientific and/or natural resource management issues. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Experience working with newspaper or internet reporters and editors, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • Experience working with radio reporters and producers, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • Experience working with television reporters and producers, and with presentation of video on the internet, which includes preparation of materials specific to each media.
  • None of the above.