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Grade: 4

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Grade: All Grades

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-4: In addition to the meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-3) or GS-12 grade level 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
5

Do you have marine bioacoustics research experience in the form of multiple published or peer reviewed publications. (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 What is the extent of your knowledge and expertise leading field surveys that provide estimates of survey biomass for incorporation into annual stock assessments? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the planning and execution of resource surveys (groundfish or crab) that were used in annual stock assessments for federally managed species in Alaska.
  • I have led the planning and execution of resource surveys (groundfish or crab) that were used in annual stock assessments for federally managed species in other parts of the U.S.
  • I have assisted in the planning and execution of resource surveys (groundfish or crab) that were used in annual stock assessments for federally managed species in other parts of the U.S.
  • I have taken classes on the statistical design of resource surveys as part of my degree program.
  • I have do not have experience in planning or leading resource surveys.
7 What knowledge and experience do you have with working with the commercial fishing industry? Answer to this question is required
  • I have initiated and led multiple collaborative projects with the commercial fishing industry in Alaska through my fisheries research or management activities.
  • I have initiated and led multiple collaborative projects with the commercial fishing industry in other regions of the U.S. through my fisheries research or management activities.
  • I have assisted with multiple collaborative projects with segments of the commercial fishing industry either in Alaska or other regions of the U.S. through my research or management activities.
  • None the above
8 What is the extent of your knowledge and experience in conducting research to improve survey assessments of commercial groundfish species? Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted independent research on this subject applied to Alaska groundfish species. This research was used to improve two or more stock assessments.
  • I have conducted independent research on this subject applied to species from other oceans. This research was used to improve one stock assessments.
  • I have conducted independent research on this subject but the data were not directly used for stock assessment purposes. The results are demonstrated by peer reviewed publications and I am knowledgeable on the methods used in stock assessments.
  • I have not conducted research on this subject
9 Which best describes your experience conducting routine marine fish assessment surveys using acoustics? 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 What best describes your experience mentoring junior scientists (including graduate students, post graduate students, post docs, or other scientists who do not have PhDs or who have recently received PhDs)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task
  • 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 no experience mentoring junior scientists
11 What best describes your experience sharing your knowledge of acoustical sampling theory and methodology with others? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in this field and have trained many others. I am frequently consulted as an expert for assistance in this field including providing assistance to scientists from other countries.
  • I have extensive experience in this field and have trained others. I am often consulted as an expert for assistance in this field including providing assistance to other scientists from this country.
  • I perform this task as a regular part of the job, mentoring and training others in my work group.
  • I am knowledgeable in this field. I rarely perform the task of mentoring others in this discipline.
  • I have had education or training in mentoring others, but have not yet performed this task in this particular discipline.
  • My expertise is in another field and I do not mentor others in this particular discipline.
12 Do you have experience in directing, managing, or supervising programs that carry out scientific assessments, and analyses of marine ecosystems and living marine resources and provide scientific advice? Answer to this question is required
  • I have directly managed or supervised programs that carry out scientific assessments, and analyses of marine ecosystems and living marine resources and provide scientific advice.
  • I have participated as a member of a team that carries out scientific assessments, and analyses of marine ecosystems and living marine resources and provides scientific advice.
  • I have assisted in carrying out scientific assessments, and analyses of marine ecosystems and living marine resources and provision of scientific advice.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
13 Do you have experience successfully administering and leading all aspects of an ecosystem science research program, including proposal preparation and tracking, budget planning and tracking, human resources management and administration, procurement and contracting, coordinating and leading meetings, punctual reporting of accomplishments, and product delivery? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience successfully administering and leading all aspects of an ecosystem science research program, including proposal preparation and tracking, budget planning and tracking, human resources management and administration, procurement and contracting, coordinating and leading meetings, punctual reporting of accomplishments, and product delivery.
  • I have experience successfully administering and leading all aspects of a single species research program, including proposal preparation and tracking, budget planning and tracking, human resources management and administration, procurement and contracting, coordinating and leading meetings, punctual reporting of accomplishments, and product delivery.
  • I have some experience successfully administering and leading all aspects of a program, including proposal preparation and tracking, budget planning and tracking, human resources management and administration, procurement and contracting, coordinating and leading meetings, punctual reporting of accomplishments, and product delivery.
  • I have no experience in this area.
14 Do you have experience in initiating and overseeing administrative actions such as personnel actions (i.e. recruiting, awards, reviews), and performance plans Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed the full range of supervisory duties, including: recruiting new employees, initializing procurement requests, preparing performance plans and conducting performance appraisals, EEO and the administration of leave, conduct and adverse actions
  • As either a team leader or manager, I have performed some supervisory duties, including: recruiting new employees, overseeing procurement, preparing performance plans and conducting performance appraisals and leave administration
  • As a team leader, I have performed limited supervisory duties, including: conducting performance reviews and completing performance appraisals and administering leave.
  • I have training in this area but no actual supervisory experience
  • I have no relevant education or experience in this area