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Grade: 09

1 GS-09: Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level OR master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related a equivalent combination of education and experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 In which of the following capacities do you have experience using an automated database system related to grants management activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Tracking progress.
  • Retrieving data.
  • Requesting reports.
  • Producing reports.
  • Manipulation of data, including financial statements.
  • None of the above.
3 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience conducting analysis on financial data? 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: 11

1 GS-11: Do you have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level OR a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have experience related to negotiating, interacting or providing advice to customers regarding sensitive grants? 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 Which of the following have you performed during the pre- and post-award grants management process? Answer to this question is required
  • Determine eligibility.
  • Ensure grantee financial and administrative requirements are met.
  • Perform budget evaluation (including cost share evaluation).
  • Review audit findings and correction of those findings.
  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Perform close-out procedures.
  • Perform audit resolution.
  • None of the above.
4 In which of the following capacities do you have experience using an automated database system related to grants management activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Tracking progress.
  • Retrieving data.
  • Requesting reports.
  • Producing reports.
  • Manipulation of data, including financial statements.
  • None of the above.
5 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience conducting analysis on financial data? 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.
6 Do you have experience related to negotiating, interacting or providing advice to customers regarding audit information? 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.
7 Please indicate which of the responsibilities you have had experience performing in relation to advising on grants programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and recommended program direction(s).
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to program development.
  • I have developed a strategic plan.
  • I have developed and implemented changes to a scientific, engineering, or technical program.
  • 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 organizational performance.
  • I have experience in long range technology forecasting.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience providing technical assistance and guidance in finance and administration? 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 monitoring and articulating both verbally and in writing , the processes related to grants and cooperative agreements, including relevant protocols established in the OMB Circulars? 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.

Grade: 12

1 GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band 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
2 Do you have experience related to negotiating, interacting or providing advice to customers regarding sensitive grants? 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 Do you have extensive experience in using/applying/interpreting the grants legislative process? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task and am often consulted by others.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed these tasks under supervision to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I do not have any experience in performing these tasks.
4 Which of the following have you performed during the pre- and post-award grants management process? Answer to this question is required
  • Determine eligibility.
  • Ensure grantee financial and administrative requirements are met.
  • Perform budget evaluation (including cost share evaluation).
  • Review audit findings and correction of those findings.
  • Provide technical assistance.
  • Perform close-out procedures.
  • Perform audit resolution.
  • None of the above.
5 In which of the following capacities do you have experience using an automated database system related to grants management activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Tracking progress.
  • Retrieving data.
  • Requesting reports.
  • Producing reports.
  • Manipulation of data, including financial statements.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience conducting analysis on financial data? 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.
7 Do you have experience related to negotiating, interacting or providing advice to customers regarding audit information? 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 Do you have practical experience in analyzing data such as grant proposals, budget/financial reports, and high level grant issues? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job.
  • I have performed these tasks independently and normally without review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed these tasks which were monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I do not have any experience in performing these tasks.
9 Please indicate which of the responsibilities you have had experience performing in relation to advising on grants programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed and recommended program direction(s).
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to program development.
  • I have developed a strategic plan.
  • I have developed and implemented changes to a scientific, engineering, or technical program.
  • 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 organizational performance.
  • I have experience in long range technology forecasting.
  • None of the above.
10 Which of the following choices BEST reflects your experience providing technical assistance and guidance in finance and administration? 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 monitoring and articulating both verbally and in writing , the processes related to grants and cooperative agreements, including relevant protocols established in the OMB Circulars? 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.

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
  • No
3 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. Answer to this question is required
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15
4 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
5 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.
6 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
7 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
8 Select the answer below that best describes your experience in reviewing and analyzing awards for grants and cooperative agreements. Answer to this question is required
  • I review and analyze awards for grants and cooperative agreements as a regular part of my job. I supervise others in this area or I am frequently consulted by others because of my experience and my work is not usually reviewed.
  • I review and analyze awards for grants and cooperative agreements as a part of my job. I am very familiar with processes and procedures for grant and cooperative agreement packages. My work is subject to supervision and review on a regular basis.
  • I am occasionally involved in reviewing and analyzing awards for grants and cooperative agreements. I work under supervision and my work is usually reviewed.
  • I have training in reviewing and analyzing awards for grants and cooperative agreements, but do not have experience in this area.
  • I do not have training or experience as described above.
9 Do you have experience in the awarding and administering of a variety of grants and financial assistance programs? 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.
10 Do you have experience in using Grants Management Database systems? 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.
11 Do you have experience working on a financial program; processing actions, collecting and summarizing information, and carrying out other administrative assignments? 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 Do you have experience related to negotiating, interacting or providing grants advice to customers? 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.