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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.
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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-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
8 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.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing outreach material for scientific display presentations to educate and inform the public. Answer to this question is required
  • I develop outreach materials to present research results of oceanographic data to professional scientific community who are involved in the same or similar line of work. Some of the materials are used in professional publications.
  • I develop outreach materials to present to educational groups to inform them of the type of research being done with the oceanographic data being collected.
  • I develop outreach materials as described in responses 1 and 2 above.
  • I assist in developing outreach materials for interested scientific and non-scientific audiences. I may or may not present any of the information.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
10

Identify the following statement that more closely describes your knowledge and experience in developing and implementing a communications strategic plan for a larger organization.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communications strategic plans for large organizations that encompass key message development, target audiences, goals and objectives, tactics, and measurable outcomes.
  • I have considerable knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communications strategic plans for large organizations that encompass key message development, target audiences, goals and objectives, tactics, and measurable outcomes.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience in developing and implementing communications strategic plans for large organizations that encompass key message development, target audiences, goals and objectives, tactics, and measurable outcomes.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience interacting with national news media on Earth science topics. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience with the news media process, pitching story items, story development, maintaining working relationships, managing interviews, and dealing with controversial issues or crisis situations.
  • I have considerable experience with the news media process, pitching story items, story development, maintaining working relationships, managing interviews, and dealing with controversial issues or crisis situations.
  • I have limited experience with the news media process and working with the national news media.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your involvement in the overall agency web and social media content coordination. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been extensively involved in performing this work and routinely, effectively working independently and or with a team to carry out the work in a highly successful manner.
  • I have been considerably involved in performing this work with guidance from and or oversight from a senior team member.
  • I have assisted others in performing this work and have limited skills and experience in this area.
  • I have not involvement in performing this work.
13 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.
14 Do you have experience determining the newsworthiness of scientific findings and activities on Earth science topics and assisting others with communicating relevant items to senior agency managers, the media, and stakeholders? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no education, training, or experience performing this task.
15 What statement describes your level of experience developing communications materials for a large organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge and experience writing, editing and producing press releases, magazines, speeches, reports, and brochures. I have managed the process from story development through printing and distribution overseeing editorial and design teams.
  • I have considerable knowledge and experience writing, editing and producing press releases, magazines, speeches, reports, and brochures. I have managed the process from story development through printing and distribution overseeing editorial and design teams.
  • I have limited knowledge and experience writing, editing and producing press releases, magazines, speeches, reports and brochures.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
16 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.
17 Do you have experience developing and managing an agency's or company's web and social media sites including content? 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.