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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.
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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 ZA-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-3) 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 Do you have experience working with geodetic or geospatial programs and interacting regularly with an organization's geodetic or geospatial stakeholders to make recommendations to senior management based on their feedback? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience in performing this task.
  • I have received training working with geodetic or geospatial programs and interacting with an organization’s geodetic or geospatial stakeholders.
  • I have limited experience working with geodetic or geospatial programs and interacting regularly with an organization’s geodetic or geospatial stakeholders to make recommendations to senior management based on their feedback. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have some experience working with geodetic or geospatial programs and interacting regularly with an organization’s geodetic or geospatial stakeholders to make recommendations to senior management based on their feedback. I do this independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have extensive experience working with geodetic or geospatial programs and interacting regularly with an organization’s geodetic or geospatial stakeholders to make recommendations to senior management based on their feedback. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze stakeholder feedback? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative or quantitative analytical methods. However, I have no work experience in the use of these methods in the analysis of stakeholder feedback.
  • I have work experience using a range of qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate stakeholder. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience to independently analyze and evaluate stakeholder feedback using qualitative or quantitative methods and make recommendations based on that feedback. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience leading projects involving analysis of stakeholder feedback and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management.
  • None of the above.
10 Do you have experience preparing analyses, reports, proposals and recommendations for administrative needs, both orally and in writing to senior management? 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 Identify the following tasks that you perform as a regular part of your job that are indicative of responsiveness to stakeholder needs. Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and assess stakeholder needs and requirements.
  • Develop new processes and procedures to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Refine requirements (e.g. statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) for projects to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Lead projects to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop milestones and performance metrics for projects that improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • None of the above
12 Please select the response that best describes your experience in the design and management of projects and activities with an organization. (Please make sure this experience is described in detail on your resume). Answer to this question is required
  • Designed and managed complex projects including: identifying, developing and directing project time-lines and outcomes; budget planning; developing and maintaining strategic partnerships; strategic and long-term planning; and developing options/alternatives and recommendations on policies and procedures.
  • Participated in the design and management of projects and activities within an organization.
  • I have no experience in this task.
13 Do you have experience with the development and execution of strategic planning processes, including the application of goals and objectives consistent with the mission of an agency at the level of project and/or program and/or other organizational units? 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 coordinating with a variety of different groups, agencies, or organizations to develop common agendas, policies or 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.
15 What is your level of experience effectively communicating complex, technical information in written, oral, and graphical form to a variety of audiences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in this area.
  • I have considerable experience in this area.
  • I have limited experience in this area.
  • I have no experience in this area.
16 Do you have skill in written and verbal communications? Answer to this question is required
  • I have only limited experience in preparing written reports and making oral presentations before diverse audiences.
  • I have extensive experience and skill in writing written reports, but only have limited experience making oral presentations before diverse audiences.
  • I have extensive experience and skill in making oral presentations before diverse audiences, but only limited experience in writing written reports.
  • I have extensive experience and skill both in writing written reports, as well as, making oral presentations before diverse audiences.
17 Do you have experience coordinating and facilitating multi-stakeholder meetings, workshops and conferences? 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.