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Grade: 14

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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 summary 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 1315 Hydrology Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in physical or natural science, or engrg that included at least 30 SH in any combination of courses in hydrology, the physical sciences, geophysics, chemistry, engineering science, soils, math, aquatic biology, atmospheric science, meteorology, geology, oceanography, or the mgt or conservation of water resources. The course work must have included at least 6 semester hours in calculus (including both differential and integral calculus), and at least 6 SH in physics.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in 1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1315 Hydrology Series.
8 GS-14: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 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
9 Do you have experience in the field of hydrology? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in the field of hydrology.
  • I have limited experience in the field of hydrology.
  • I have no experience, but have education or training in the field of hydrology.
  • I have no experience in the field of hydrology.
10 What is your experience with the principles, processes, and techniques of operational hydrology? 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 What is your experience in program management and/or policy development for a scientific organization? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led or directly assisted national program management or policy development.
  • I have led or directly assisted regional (more than one office or unit) program management or policy development.
  • I have led or directly assisted local (field office) program management or policy development.
  • I have neither led nor directly assisted program management or policy development at any level.
12 Select the response that best describes your experience using state-of-the-art computer hardware and software capabilities and applying them to studies of hydrological events and problems, including application of computer modeling techniques. 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.
13 Select the statement that best describes your experience with ensuring integrated implementation and operational support for hydrologic technologies such as hydrologic modeling systems. 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 What best describes your experience with the hydrologic forecast process and techniques used to predict river levels? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with hydrologic forecast process and have used output from this process in operational situations.
  • I have received formal training on the hydrologic forecast process, but have not used output from the process.
  • I am not familiar with the hydrologic forecast process.
15 Select the statement that best describes your experience utilizing extended streamflow prediction systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using extended streamflow prediction systems.
  • I have used extended streamflow prediction systems, but my work was closely supervised by a senior employee.
  • I have received academic training in using extended streamflow prediction systems, but do not have work experience using these systems.
  • I have no education or experience using extended streamflow prediction systems.
16 Do you have experience analyzing and gathering hydro-meteorological data using an in order to prepare reports? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using hydro-meteorological automated systems.
  • I have some experience using hydro-meteorological automated systems.
  • I have received training in using hydro-meteorological automated systems.
  • I have no education or experience using hydro-meteorological automated systems.
17 Describe your experience performing emergency response work. (Select all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience performing emergency response work of any kind.
  • I have some experience performing office‐related functions that support emergency response work, such as at an Integrated Command Center.
  • I have performed office‐related functions that support emergency response work, such as at an Integrated Command Center, as a regular part of my job.
  • I have experience performing field‐based response work that is not necessarily maritime related, such as hazmat/environmental response, search‐and‐rescue, emergency medical services, and/or fire or police emergencies.
  • I have experience performing field‐based response work under arduous conditions such as following hurricanes, tsunamis, and other natural disasters.
  • I have performed emergency response hydrographic surveys to re‐open ports following natural or man‐made disasters.
18 Do you have recent experience leading a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I have significant experience leading a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines.
  • I have some experience leading a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines.
  • I have limited experience leading a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines.
  • I have no experience leading a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines.
19 Please choose the statement that best characterizes your experience interacting collaboratively with the operational-forecasting and social-science communities to assess the potential utility of emerging technologies for forecast or warning operations: Answer to this question is required
  • I have designed and conducted experiments in an operational and research testbed in collaboration with social scientists and operational forecasters; these experiments were designed using rigorous social-scientific methods, evaluated the potential impact of emerging technologies on forecast or warning operations, and the results were published in refereed scientific journals.
  • I have designed and conducted experiments in an operational and research testbed environment in collaboration with operational forecasters; these experiments evaluated the potential impact of emerging technologies on forecast or warning operations, and the results were published in refereed scientific journals.
  • I have designed and conducted experiments in an operational and research testbed environment in collaboration with operational forecasters; these experiments evaluated the potential impact of emerging technologies on forecast or warning operations but the results have not been published in refereed scientific journals.
  • I have participated in experiments to evaluate the potential impact of emerging technologies on forecast or warning operations in an operational and research testbed environment.
  • I have no experience evaluating the potential impact of emerging technologies on forecast or warning operations.