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Grade: 5

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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.
    • 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 ZA-5: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-4) 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
8 Describe your experience providing advice to senior-level officials on effective ways to integrate initiatives to support organizational goals and objectives. 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 in conducting management studies and preparing reports with findings and recommendations? 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 Describe your experience persuading others to take a particular course of action or to accept findings, recommendations, changes, or alternative viewpoints. 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 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and delivering oral and written presentations, reports, and briefs for technical and non-technical audiences, and senior decision-makers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing and delivering presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and senior decision-makers on a regular and recurring basis and often serve as the organization/agency representative when making these presentations.
  • I have experience developing and delivering presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and senior decision-makers on a regular and recurring basis, but have not served as the organization/agency representative when making these presentations.
  • I have experience developing and delivering presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and senior decision-makers, but have not completed this task as a regular and recurring activity.
  • I have experience assisting in the development of presentations to be delivered by someone else to technical audiences and non-technical and senior decision-makers.
  • I have no experience developing or delivering presentations to technical and non-technical audiences and senior decision-makers.
12 What is your experience executing human capital initiatives and strategies to ensure effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, and compliance with policy, as well as, attainment of organizational goals? 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 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 Which of the following functional areas of a human capital program have provided supervisory oversight (select all that apply)? Answer to this question is required
  • Human capital operations, policies, guidance and procedures
  • Training programs
  • Employee performance and awards programs
  • Strategic human capital planning
  • Workforce restructuring (ex. organizational changes, VERA/VSIP)
  • Audits/reviews
  • Delegations of authority
  • Data analytics and reporting
  • HR IT system implementations
  • Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey analyses
  • Telework program
  • Time, attendance, and leave policy
  • None of the above
14 Select from the following statements, the one that best reflects your experience assessing the effectiveness of organizations, programs, and/or processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted evaluations of program effectiveness and efficiency, determining best practices and developing recommendations of new or revised processes.
  • I have applied analytical and evaluative techniques to identify, consider, and resolve issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature such as office layout, work-flow, number and type of unites produced and capability of equipment.
  • I have assisted senior level employees in analyzing program effectiveness by focusing on assigned segments of a process for evaluation by the senior level employee looking at the program as a whole.
  • I do not have experience evaluating the program effectiveness.
15 Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience identifying and analyzing HR problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed HR problems; distinguished between relevant and irrelevant information to make rational decisions.
  • Used qualitative data and analytical tools in problem solving.
  • Developed HR policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Independently interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve HR problems and issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization. Analyses are used to explain or justify decision, conclusions, findings and recommendations.
  • Developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials on HR issues.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have experience developing spending plans and/or budgets for human capital management programs or operations? 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 I have performed the following leadership functions for a project or program: Answer to this question is required
  • Coached and mentored staff to achieve desired results.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness of a complete project or program goal.
  • Followed-up with team members to assure timeliness in meeting milestones
  • Implemented work completed.
  • Planned work assignments to be assigned to team members.
  • Reported progress to senior management.
  • Resolved conflicts, differences or problems among team members
  • Reviewed completed work for technical adequacy and timeliness.
  • Set goals, milestones and expectations.
  • None of the above
18 Select the response which best describes your experience identifying and analyzing current or anticipated programmatic problems, and developing alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives to address and resolve those problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely (as a central part of my job) identified programmatic problems, and developed and recommended alternative solutions, corrective strategies and improvement initiatives. I have utilized program management/assessment tools and analytical/evaluative methods, and interpreted and applied knowledge of my organization's budget, operations, policies and procedures. I have advised senior management on findings and recommendations for programmatic or policy changes.
  • I have some experience independently completing tasks & providing input and recommendations directly related to identifying and analyzing programmatic problems, and developing and presenting alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives. I have been an equally contributing member of a time-limited task force, project team or focus group, OR I have performed these tasks independently but on an infrequent basis & not as a central and recurring part of my job.
  • I have assisted a senior employee or supervisor with tasks, research or preparation of reports, graphs, or charts directly related to identifying programmatic problems and/or developing and recommending alternative solutions, corrective stratagies and improvement initiatives. For the most part, I have performed these tasks on a limited basis (infrequently and not as a regular part of the job OR on a routine basis but under supervision or review from a senior employee or supervisor).
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.
19 Select the statement that best describes your experience in leading major change in an organization (e.g., establishing a new program, management practice, or method of operation). Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for establishing a new program, management practice, or method of operation within my organization. In addition to establishing milestones for implementing the program, practice or operation and the impact of these changes, I have briefed management and employees about the future and their roles and responsibilities and the outcome.
  • I have served on implementation teams to plan for the transition to a new program, management practice, or method of operation within my organization. I participate on a team in reviewing business processes and new practices or writing instructions and standard operating procedures. I may or may not participate in briefings either to management or to employees.
  • I have been a subject matter expert providing input to a transition team. I have provided insight to the current practices that may be revised as a result of a new program, management practice or change in operation within the organization. I may or may not serve a liaison to my immediate organization about the changes that are occurring.
  • I have attended training in organizational changes; however, I do not have the experience described above.
  • I do not have the training or experience described above.
20 Do you have training and/or experience developing new and/or changes to existing administrative orders, guidelines, and directives? 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.
21 Do you have experience analyzing policy issues, developing recommendations, and presenting them to senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered the expert in performing this task. I am the person who is consulted by others to assist them in performing this task and/or I have supervised/lead others in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task daily as a regular part of my job independently and normally without review by a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have performed this task on the job while monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • I have education or training in performing this task but have yet to perform it on the job.
22 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.
  • I have led efforts to change a scientific, engineering, or technical 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 technology forecasting.
  • My experience does not match the choices provided.
23 I have experience in the following supervisory functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Identifying development needs and coordinating training of staff.
  • Developing performance standards, monitoring and, evaluating the performance of staff.
  • Planning the work of the team, assigning projects and tasks, and ensuring resources are available to accomplish the work.
  • Setting short-term and long-term work priorities for my team or staff members.
  • Providing expertise and guidance on assignments, processes, and procedures.
  • Filling vacancies, including working on job announcements, and interviewing candidates.
  • Resolving conflict and taking disciplinary action when needed.
  • Nominating staff for awards to reward exceptional performance.
  • Employing and maintaining a diverse staff.
  • None of the above.