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Grade: 15

No questions specified.

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 1340 Meteorology Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major. (See the required coursework information statement below.)
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in the coursework information statement below, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series.
DESCRIPTION OF COURSEWORK REQUIRED FOR THE METEOROLOGY SERIES: Your degree must have included 1. 24 semester/36 quarter hours in meteorology/atmospheric science that included a. a minimum of 6 semester hrs of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; b. 6 semester hrs of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale); c. 3 semester hrs of physical meteorology; and d. 2 semester hrs of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation. 2. 6 semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions. 3. 3 semester hours of ordinary differential equations. 4. 9 semester hrs of course work appropriate for a physical science major in any combination of 3 or more of the following: physical hydrology, statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, radiative transfer, aeronomy, advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science.
8 GS-15: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-14) level in the federal service? This may be federal or non-Federal experience (i.e., private industry). (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Do you have experience in planning and leading a multi-objective program, including setting and achieving goals and objectives through effective supervision of professional and technical staff? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, normally independently and without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
10 Do you have knowledge and experience with office administration and supervision of employees? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in this area. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them because of my expertise.
  • I have knowledge and experience in this area as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have some knowledge and experience in this area. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no knowledge or experience in this area.
11 Select the statement which best describes your highest level of experience in coordinating group or project activities or in leading a technical/scientific team, whether formally or informally, to complete a project or fulfill other official responsibilities in a timely manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been in charge of a technical/scientific project as a team leader or project leader (or equivalent) and coordinated ALL aspects of the project to include task management, delegation and oversight, and communication and coordination with other scientists, data managers, and upper management internally or externally including international or national partners.
  • I have been in charge of a sub-group or aspect/s of a technical/scientific project and been responsible for meeting timelines to as part of a larger project. This includes task management, delegation and oversight, communication and coordination with other scientists, data managers or administrators internally or offsite as well as externally with other agencies and or international/national partners.
  • I have coordinated aspect/s of technical scientific projects with little to no review from the team leader or supervisor. This includes task management, communication with other scientists, data managers or administrators internally and at external agencies and international or national partners.
  • I have some experience coordinating aspects of technical/scientific projects or assisting senior employees with task management, communication with other scientists, data managers and administrators internally or external to my job. I have performed these tasks on an infrequent basis or under close review or guidance from a supervisor.
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.
12 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, office/division budget, and annual objectives.
  • I have led efforts to change a 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 forecasting.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience with directing or developing a research program for improving climate or weather prediction and assessment products. 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 Have you led the development of new or improved weather or climate prediction tools or services and overseen their transition into operations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led one or more projects that involved the development of new or improved weather or climate prediction tools or services and transitioned them into operations.
  • I have actively participated in projects that involved the development of new or improved weather or climate prediction tools or services and transitioned them into operations.
  • I have assisted in projects that involved development of new or improved weather or climate prediction tools or services and transitioned them into operations.
  • I do not have any experience described above.
15 How would you describe your understanding of the major modes of climate variability? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of the ENSO cycle, MJO, PNA, NAO, AO/AAO and blocking.
  • I am familiar with the major modes of climate variability.
  • I am familiar with some of the major modes of climate variability.
  • I am not familiar with the major model of climate variability.
16 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and presenting briefings to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I develop and prepare briefings to senior management officials on climate or weather related issues for their use in meetings with stakeholders and/or other government officials.
  • I develop and prepare briefings to senior management officials on climate or weather related issues.
  • I develop and prepare briefings to senior management officials, but not related to climate or weather related issues.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
17 Do you have experience working in a team environment and possess the ability to interact professionally with constituents and colleagues to provide necessary leadership to leverage the talents of partners both within the government and research community to meet operational requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a project lead and have demonstrated the skills to develop excellent rapport with constituents and colleagues to provide necessary leadership to leverage the talents of partners both within the government and research community to meet operational requirements.
  • I have worked on projects as a team member and have the skills to interact professionally with constituents and colleagues to provide necessary leadership to leverage the talents of partners both within the government and research community to meet operational requirements.
  • I have limited experience working in a team setting and interacting with constituents and colleagues.
  • I have no experience working in a team setting.
18 Do you have experience working with stakeholders to understand their requirements and work with them to meet their needs either through existing products or through development of new products? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in working with stakeholders to understand their requirements and working with them to meet their needs either through existing products or through development of new products.
  • I have worked with stakeholders to understand their requirements and working with them to meet their needs either through existing products or through development of new products.
  • I have limited experience working with stakeholders to understand their requirements and working with them to meet their needs either through existing products or through development of new products.
  • I have no experience working with stakeholders to understand their requirements and working with them to meet their needs either through existing products or through development of new products.