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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 0482, Research Fish Biologist because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree with a major study in biology, zoology, or biological oceanography that included at least 30 semester hours in biological and aquatic science and 15 semester hours in the physical and mathematical sciences. This course work included: At least 15 semester hours of preparatory training in zoology beyond introductory biology or zoology courses as invertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, histology, physiology, embryology, advanced vertebrate zoology, genetics, entomology , and parasitology; AND At least 6 semester hours of training applicable to fishery biology in such subjects as fishery biology, ichthyology, limnology, oceanography, algology, planktonology, marine or fresh water ecology, invertebrate ecology, principles of fishery population dynamics, or related course work in the field of fishery biology; AND At least 15 semester hours of training in any combination of two or more of the following: chemistry, physics, mathematics, or statistics.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Research Fish Biology Series.
4 ZP-3 (Research): 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 a Master's or equivalent graduate 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 marine life history science research projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified research opportunities, framed research parameters and located and secured funding sources and am responsible for approval of final research results.
  • I manage research projects, allocate funding, approve and oversee project plans and review and approve reports of findings.
  • I am responsible for my assigned segments of a research project. I oversee work of scientists and provide guidance to scientists assigned to this research. I organize and evaluate the results of the research.
  • I participate as a scientist on research projects. I organize my research, evaluate results and prepare reports of findings.
  • I perform research assignments under the direction of a senior scientist or the supervisor. My work is reviewed for accuracy and completeness.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
6 What experience do you have with living marine resource management programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have comprehensive experience in living marine resource management programs, e.g., developing regulations, monitoring fishery performance parameters such as seasonal quotas, effort levels etc, data analysis and processing, quality control, etc.
  • I have experience in stock assessment and data management for living marine resource projects or field work and data analysis.
  • I have experience in field work and data analysis, e.g., dockside or at-sea sampling, tagging (mark/recapture) studies, statistical analyses for reports or publications, etc.
  • I have no experience in living marine resource management.
7 Have you ever estimated fish age from otoliths and other hard structures fish aging structures? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience with otoliths and other hard structures fish aging structures.
  • I have had education on otoliths and other hard structures fish aging structures but have not performed the task.
  • I have estimated fish age from otoliths and other hard structures fish aging structures.
8 Do you have experience providing scientific research products to support fisheries and/or ecosystem management in the Pacific Ocean? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led programs responsible for providing scientific research products to support fisheries and/or ecosystem management Pacific Ocean.
  • I have provided scientific research products to support fisheries and/or ecosystem management process in the Pacific Ocean.
  • I have been involved in providing scientific research products to support fisheries and/or ecosystem management process, but not in the Pacific Ocean.
  • I have no experience providing scientific research products to support fisheries and/or ecosystem management.
9 Which statement best describes your experience with research estimating life history parameters of marine fish, including age, growth, reproduction, foraging ecology, and stock structure? Answer to this question is required
  • I have obtained funding for and been a principal investigator on multiple studies estimating life history parameters of marine fish, including age, growth, reproduction, foraging ecology, and stock structure.
  • I have been a co-principal investigator on studies estimating life history parameters of marine fish, including age, growth, reproduction, foraging ecology, and stock structure.
  • I have participated in research on questions involving life history parameters of marine fish.
  • I have not conducted research on estimating life history parameters of marine fish.
10

Do you have experience in applying innovative biological sampling technology such as near infrared spectroscopy for fish life history?

Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered a national or international expert in this area of sample technology. I am normally consulted by others to assist them in implementing state-of-the-art sampling technology.
  • I have initiated the development and implementation of technologically innovative sampling programs, and made those programs operational.
  • I regularly use state-of-the-art sampling technologies.
  • I have used a variety of sampling technologies; however, my work was minimal and/or I received assistance; or I am not currently involved in the regular use of state-of-the-art technology.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
11 Which of the following statements best describes your experience writing technical or scientific reports that analyzed data, reached conclusions and made recommendations for some future action relating to the conservation and management of living marine resources? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written numerous scientific and technical reports based on data analysis
  • I have written a few scientific and technical reports based on data analysis
  • I have limited experience writing scientific and technical reports based on data analysis.
  • I have not written any scientific and technical reports based on data analysis; however I have written other reports.
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your experience in presenting fishery-related research findings at science meetings or to fishery managers? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had extensive experience making presentations related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment/impacts, or fishery management at professional scientific meetings, or to fishery management bodies (such as fishery management councils) or their scientific advisers, or at fishery science reviews.
  • I have had moderate experience making presentations related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment/impacts, or fishery management at professional scientific meetings, to fishery management bodies (such as fishery management councils) or their scientific advisers, or at fishery science reviews.
  • I have had some experience making presentations related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment/impacts, or fishery management at professional scientific meetings, to fishery management bodies (such as fishery management councils) or their scientific advisers, or at fishery science reviews.
  • I have had minimal experience making presentations related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment/impacts, or fishery management at professional scientific meetings, to fishery management bodies (such as fishery management councils) or their scientific advisers, or at fishery science reviews, or presented.
  • I have not made any presentations related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment/impacts, or fishery management at professional scientific meetings, to fishery management bodies (such as fishery management councils) or their scientific advisers, or at fishery science reviews.
13 From the list, please select the tasks that you have been responsible for when working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have explained team goals and objectives to assigned team members and assisted teams in organizing to accomplish work.
  • I have coached, facilitated, solved work problems and participated in the work of the team.
  • I have provided information to the supervisor on performance of the team and individuals.
  • I have communicated assignments, milestones and deadlines to the team and individuals based on supervisor’s instructions.
  • I have observed training needs and relayed training needs and requests to supervisor.
  • I have informed the supervisor of attendance and behavioral problems.
  • None of the above.
14 What best describes your experience in participating in analyzing and summarizing fish culture and research data. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed independently and normally without close review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work on these tasks was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have not had experience in performing these tasks.
15 Which best describes your level of knowledge (through formal education, work experience or training) of quantitative methods used to evaluate relationships between physical and biological processes as related to marine fisheries population dynamics? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had general and advanced courses in applied mathematics, statistics, modeling, quantitative ecology, and/or population biology through an accredited academic institution, but no formal job research experience.
  • I have had general and advanced courses in applied mathematics, statistics, modeling, quantitative ecology, and/or population biology through an accredited academic institution, and limited job experience as a member of a research team.
  • I have had general and advanced courses in applied mathematics, statistics, modeling, quantitative ecology, and population biology through an accredited academic institution, and considerable job experience as a member of a research team where my contributions to published papers as well as reports included the quantitative analysis sections.
  • I have had general and advanced courses in applied mathematics, statistics, modeling, quantitative ecology, and/or population biology through an accredited academic institution, and considerable job experience as a principal investigator of a research team where my contributions to several published papers as well as reports in marine fisheries acoustics included the quantitative analysis sections.
  • I have neither training nor experience in these areas.