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Grade: 14

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 Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  • A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science 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

Describe your experience conducting and coordinating meteorological research initiatives for state of the art numerical weather prediction models?

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

Select your level of experience in Project Management or working in a leadership position responsible for complex, interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs related to meteorological analysis and modeling.

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have any professional work experience in Project Management or working as a team member responsible for complex, interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs related to meteorological analysis and modeling.
  • I have minimal level of experience in Project Management or in a leadership position responsible for complex interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs related to meteorological analysis and modeling. I have performed this task infrequently and/or with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have moderate level of experience in Project Management or working in a leadership position responsible for complex interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs related to meteorological analysis and modeling. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently (or an equal contribution member of a professional team) and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have extensive experience in Project Management or working in a leadership position responsible for complex, interdisciplinary scientific and technical programs related to meteorological analysis and modeling. I am often consulted as an expert in this area and/or I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance of this task.
11

Select the response, which best describes your experience identifying and implementing program improvements for a weather-related environmental prediction program.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely (as a central part of my job) identified and implemented program improvements for a weather-related environmental prediction program. 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 weather-related environmental prediction programs, and developing and presenting process improvements, or strategies. 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 for a weather-related program, corrective strategies, 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.
12

Describe your experience with conducting and collaborating on developmental efforts targeted toward improving existing and developing new operational meteorological 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.
13

Have you successfully completed work that regularly required you to lead or facilitate inter-organizational coordination and communication of meteorological services?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it in a professional setting.
  • I have performed this task in a professional setting. My work on this task monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have performed this task in a professional setting as a regular part of my duties. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
14

Select the response that best describes your experience collaborating with diverse groups of meteorological professionals, such as university researchers, weather forecasters, and/or private sector meteorologists, to resolve technical issues or complete scientific studies.

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 the 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

Select the statement that best describes your experience in participating in scientific, technical or management conferences or workshops on meteorological analysis and modeling.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned conferences on meteorological analysis and modeling by determining discussion topics, identifying and inviting guest speakers, and approving briefing material to ensure the goals of the conference are met.
  • I have facilitated scientific, technical or management conferences on meteorological analysis and modeling, ensuring information conveyed is accurate, presenters stay on topic and address conference attendees’ questions, and assist presenter in clarifying briefing material to an audience.
  • I have presented my scientific findings at technical and /or management conferences or workshops on meteorological analysis and modeling.
  • I have attended scientific, technical or management conferences or workshops on meteorological analysis and modeling.
  • I have not attended not participated in scientific, technical or management conference or workshops on meteorological analysis and modeling.
16 Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and managing program budgets and allocations. Answer to this question is required
  • In a leadership capacity, I have developed, executed procurements, grants, formulated the annual budget and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  • I have independently developed, executed procurements, grants, formulated the annual budget and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  • I have performed budget management tasks on an infrequent or intermittent basis or under the supervision or guidance of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in budget management but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in developing or managing budgets and allocations.
17 Select the response that best describes your experience providing reports to both managers of scientific programs and numerical modelers. 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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 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 am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
18 Select the response that best describes your experience transitioning research results using numerical weather prediction models to forecasting and modeling applications that are used by the broader meteorological community. 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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 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 am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.