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1 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
2 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
3 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree: major in biological science that included: At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; AND At least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR A combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series.
4 ZP-2 (GS-09 equivalent level): Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or the ZP-2 pay band in the Federal service OR master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree. (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience in collecting and processing data and biological information from fisheries as a fisheries observer at-sea aboard commercial fishing vessels for a minimum of one year amassing at least 120 sea days? (Failure to submit proof in your resume will result in your application being marked as ineligible.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Do you have knowledge of US West Coast groundfish species, their biology and life history, particularly as it relates to the management of fisheries? Answer to this question is required
  • I have thorough knowledge through research on US West Coast groundfish species or work experience training biologists in the identification of US West Coast groundfish species.
  • I have thorough knowledge through research on groundfish or work experience directly related to groundfish (such as a fisheries observer).
  • I have knowledge of groundfish biology through course work.
  • I have no knowledge or experience in this area.
7 What best describes your experience working with computers and computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF files? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using computers and computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF files and use them as a regular part of my job
  • I have some experience or education using computers and computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF files but have not used them as a regular part of my job.
  • I have some experience with computers, but not with computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe PDF files and use them as a regular part of my job.
  • I have little or no experience using computers or computer programs.
8 Do you have experience applying proper sampling methods as an at-sea fisheries observer? Answer to this question is required
  • I have training in random sampling and have applied sampling methods as an observer for a US West Coast observer program for 200 or more at-sea sampling days.
  • I have training in random sampling and have applied sampling methods as an observer for one or more regional US observer programs for a total of 200 or more at-sea sampling days.
  • I have training in random sampling and have applied sampling methods as an observer for one or more regional US observer programs for less than 200 at-sea sampling days.
  • I have no training or experience in this task.
9 Do you have experience, other than as a fisheries observer, working as a member of a program responsible for coordinating or managing an at-sea observer program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 Do you have experience with observer training and briefing operations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience creating observer training materials and lesson plans as well as giving training presentations, independently and unsupervised.
  • I have experience creating training materials and lesson plans as well as giving training presentations with close supervision.
  • I have assisted with creating training materials and lesson plans.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
11 What best describes your work experience/knowledge and interest in working as a mentor where you assist/train and work in partnership with less experienced biologists? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive work experience and knowledge of working as a mentor where I trained and provided assistance to fisheries observers.
  • I have extensive work experience and knowledge of working as a mentor where I trained and provided assistance to less experienced biologists.
  • I have some work experience and knowledge of working as a mentor where I trained and provided assistance to less experienced biologists.
  • I have attended a mentoring course and/or participated in a mentoring program.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
12 Do you have experience simultaneously working and communicating in different capacities with a variety of staff (i.e. your supervisor, coworkers, a geographically dispersed staff) to exchange information, resolve problems, probe for information or clarify problems? 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 How much experience do you have reviewing and editing observer data (not including data you have collected) for an observer program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience reviewing sampling methods, performing calculation checks, and checking observer data for errors as a full time debriefer for a US West Coast observer program.
  • I have experience reviewing sampling methods, performing calculation checks, and checking observer data for errors as a full time debriefer for an observer program other than a US West Coast observer program.
  • I have experience reviewing sampling methods, performing calculation checks, and checking observer data for errors in a capacity other than that of a full time debriefer (i.e. lead observer, field coordinator).
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
14 Do you have experience evaluating another person's work performance? Answer to this question is required
  • As a part of my employment, I have conducted written and oral evaluations of others’ work (i.e., observer debriefings), independently and unsupervised.
  • As a part of my employment, I have participated in formal work performance evaluations of others’ work.
  • I have not conducted evaluations as part of my employment but have received formal training in evaluation or feedback techniques.
  • I have never supervised or evaluated another's work.
15 Do you have experience working effectively as a member of a team of motivated and skilled biologists? Answer to this question is required
  • I have more than 2 years’ experience working as part of a team of motivated and skilled biologists.
  • I have less than 2 years’ experience working as part of a team of motivated and skilled biologists.
  • I have worked as a member of a team of individuals other than biologists.
  • I have no experience working as part of a team.