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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 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.
4 ZP-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service? OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the statement that best describes your experience with operational environmental satellites. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with operational environmental satellite data, including product production, distribution of satellite products and services, advanced satellite data processing techniques, and satellite data applications.
  • I have experience related to working with customer requirements for satellite products and services and knowledge of the user community.
  • I have experience related to working with general environmental satellite applications.
  • I do not have experience related to working with operational environmental satellites.
6 Select the statement that best describes your experience with analyzing the performance of the product processing system that processes operational environmental satellite data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing the performance of the product processing system that processes operational environmental satellite data; working with operational environmental satellite data, including product production, distribution of satellite products and services, advanced satellite data processing techniques, and satellite data applications. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience analyzing the performance of the large complex data processing and distribution systems. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience working with operational environmental satellite data, including product production, distribution of satellite products and services.
  • . I do not have experience related to working with operational environmental satellites.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience in environmental satellite data processing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience supervising the operations of satellite environmental data product processing systems; ensuring the product systems distribute data to customers on a regular schedule basis. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience maintaining and trouble-shooting satellite data processing systems for environmental satellites to keep the systems operations and to distribute data to customers. I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I complete engineering or programming tasks that may involve the maintenance and trouble-shooting for satellite data processing ground systems. I perform these assignments under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet preformed them on the job.
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
8 Identify the remote sensing product areas for which you have conducted validation activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Solar imagery
  • Solar spectral irradiance
  • Solar radio emission
  • I have no experience with these remote sensing product areas.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience designing and implementing procedures that improved accuracy, efficiency, or accessibility of space weather information? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. I have occasionally been consulted by others outside of my office. Any supervisory review is limited.
  • I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with at least some review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  • I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
10

Select the statement that best describes your experience in managing processes to monitor the state of space weather using environmental data sets.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience executing, managing, automating and consolidating software to monitor the state of the global space weather through a broad range of environmental data management activities to include: electronic data receipt (ingest), data processing, indexing and organization of data sets and records, means for providing access to data sets and products via the internet. I have reviewed the work of others and am frequently consulted as an expert by others.
  • I independently perform most or all of space weather data management tasks related to electronic data receipt (ingest), processing to generate usable output that may be used for downstream processes, indexing and organization of data sets and records, and means for providing access to data sets and products via the Internet.
  • I am assigned data management tasks as a regular part of my job by my supervisor or a senior employee. These assignments may include electronic data receipt (ingest), processing to generate usable output that may be used for downstream processes, indexing and organization of data sets and records, and means for providing access to data sets and products via the Internet. My work is reviewed for completeness and accuracy.
  • I have received education or training in this area, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I do not have experience or education as described above.
11 Select the statement below which best describes your role in the development and implementation of new environmental products and/or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I review and analyze future technologies and customers and evaluate potential needs for new products and/or services. I determine feasibility of new products/services and develop specifications for them. I either directly manage development of new products/services or through subordinate project managers. I oversee testing of new products/services. I develop plans and processes to introduce new products/services to customers and potential users.
  • Based on direction from senior management, I conduct analysis of the need and applicability of specific new products or services. I determine new product specifications and design development plans. I typically directly oversee the development process and manage the efforts of a project team. I manage the testing of new products/services and may or may not manage the introduction of new product/services to customers.
  • I contribute to the planning and management of one or more portions of the new product development process (eg, needs analysis, product specification, development, testing and new product introduction). I report progress regularly to my supervisor and/or the project manager.
  • I have been a member of a product/service development team. I have been responsible for accomplishing specific tasks and meeting timelines.
  • I have had education or training in the new product/service development process but do not have experience.
  • I do not have the training or the experience as described above.
12

Do you have experience collecting, evaluating and interpreting space weather data and/or developing or improving existing space weather theory, techniques or instruments?

Answer to this question is required
  • 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 performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
13

Which of the following areas do you have experience with (select all that apply)?

Answer to this question is required
  • Morphological behavior of solar activity.
  • Disturbances in and the physical properties of interplanetary space.
  • Variations in the Earth's magnetosphere, both of subtle and dramatic nature.
  • None of the above.
14

Do you have experience in identifying new remote sensing or satellite-based applications or technologies, evaluating their contribution to existing organizational goals, and assessing the impact of potential changes on an existing operational environment?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised a team or served as a principle investigator tasked with implementing new technologies.
  • I have experience implementing new technologies.
  • I have experience assisting in the implementation of new technologies.
  • I have no experience in this area.
15

Describe your experience developing innovative scientific and technological advances in space weather and transferring the advances to an operational environment?

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.
16

Do you have experience reviewing or testing new satellite data sources, methods, or prototypes in order to improve the generation and distribution of space weather information?

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 Have you worked with local, state, or federal agencies or universities on any aspect of observing system or data application development? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with local, state, federal agencies and universities on observing system or data application development.
  • I have worked with some of the entities listed but not all on observing system or data application development.
  • I have not worked with any of the entities listed on observing system or data application development
18 Describe your experience communicating and coordinating with scientists, data managers and other decision makers in agencies, organizations, scientific institutions, data centers, steering committees or on the scientific panels about data analyses, data management, data-flow monitoring, or data-related product needs for systems such as global observing systems, data products, or satellite or meta data sets. Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely (as a regular part of the job) communicate and coordinate verbally and in writing with scientists, data managers, and other key decision makers for external groups regarding the data analysis, data management, data-flow monitoring AND determination of product needs for related global observing systems, data products, or satellite data sets. I independently (or with little review) complete tasks associated with this process.
  • I have some experience communicating and coordinating with scientists, data managers or other key decision makers for external groups regarding the data analyses, data management or product needs of related observing systems, data products, or satellite data sets. I have assisted senior staff in this process or I have completed some of the tasks associated with this process independently but on an infrequent or limited basis.
  • I do not have communication and coordination experience specifically with regards to data analyses, data management, or product needs of related observing systems, data products, or satellite data sets BUT I do have experience communicating and coordinating with scientists, data managers or other key decision makers for external groups with regards to planning, formulating, recommending or implementing OTHER types of scientific processes, systems or data sets.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
19 Have you communicated, orally and in writing, on complex scientific issues by providing information, analyses, and recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have regularly performed these tasks and had responsibility for making oral presentations or delivering written documents concerning complex scientific issues to top management, scientific community, government agencies, and peers.
  • I have performed these tasks by providing information, analysis, or recommendations which were used by others in their written or oral communication assignments.
  • I have had training in performing these tasks, but have not performed them on the job.
  • I have no experience performing these tasks.
20 Select the statement that best describes your experience authoring/co-authoring published articles in refereed or non-refereed journals or articles about meteorology or other physical sciences. Examples of such publications include Weather and Forecasting, Monthly Weather Review, Journal of Geophysical Research, conference pre-print or technical memorandum? Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored scientific papers for publication.
  • I have co-authored scientific papers for publications.
  • I have not authored or co-authored scientific papers for publication but I have written scientific technical correspondence and reports.
  • None of the above.
21 Select the statement that best describes your experience giving space weather presentations at meetings, workshops and/or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. Any supervisory review is limited.
  • I am proficient at performing these tasks independently with only some review by a supervisor or shift leader.
  • I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or shift leader to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
22 Select the statement which best describes your experience with geophysical data exchange standards. Answer to this question is required
  • I create and exchange geophysical or satellite related data in international, national and appropriate community standard formats. I am consulted by, and provide guidance to, others as an expert in this area.
  • I create and exchange scientific data (NOT geophysical or satellite related) in international, national and appropriate community standard formats. I am consulted by, and provide guidance to, others as an expert in this area.
  • I create and exchange geophysical or satellite related data in international, national and appropriate community standard formats. I perform these tasks independently, without review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I create and exchange scientific data (NOT geophysical or satellite related) in international, national and appropriate community standard formats. I perform these tasks independently, without review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I create and exchange scientific data in international, national and community standard formats and am familiar with these standards. This experience is done under supervision.
  • I do not have experience as described above.