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Grade: 3

1 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

Grade: 4

1 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

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 Do you have experience analyzing economic data or performing research on economic topics? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which best describes your experience in the statistical analysis of population data? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in the statistical analysis of population data.
  • I have training and/or education in the statistical analysis of population data.
  • I have no experience or training in the statistical analysis of population data.
5 What is your experience in reading, interpreting, evaluating, and synthesizing findings from a body of research on the economic aspects of coastal or environmental issues? 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.
6 Have you performed economic analysis and research and documented the results? Answer to this question is required
  • I performed economic analysis and research and documented results as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed economic analysis and research and documented results on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing economic analysis and research and documenting results, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing economic analysis and research and documenting results.
7 Do you have experience that demonstrates your ability to communicate technical aspects of an organization’s scientific research-based programs or projects and to represent the organization’s policy positions to non-technical groups or organizations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I have experience communicating technical aspects of scientific research-based programs or projects, and I have represented the organization’s policy positions to non-technical groups or organizations.
  • I have experience communicating technical aspects of scientific research-based programs or projects to professional or non-professional groups, organizations or agencies, but I have not represented the organization’s policy positions to non-technical groups or organizations.
  • I have never communicated technical aspects of scientific research-based programs or projects to non-technical groups or organizations nor represented an organization’s policy positions.
8 Describe your experience analyzing and integrating environmental, economic, and regulatory information and requirements to support resource management actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed this task as regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • 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 had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
9

Have you written scientific papers or research reports that document the results of your applied economic research?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have authored or co-authored scientific articles in peer-reviewed economic journals.
  • I have authored or co-authored in-house research reports, final contract reports, unpublished papers for scientific meetings and the like.
  • My scientific writing experience is limited to training or scientific papers written in an academic setting.
  • I have no experience with writing scientific papers or reports.
10

Do you have experience developing informational brochures, websites, or other materials for outreach and public relations to support the policies, programs, services, and activities of an agency or organization?

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.
11 Select the statements that identify your experience developing written documents: Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have written for varied audiences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations in writing.
  • I have composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for officials.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience working in groups and with interdisciplinary teams; organizing meetings and gaining cooperation from others in conducting economic or social science analysis? 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 Do you have experience leading or administering research program(s) that provide biological, ecosystem, and/or socioeconomic research-based advice to management? 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.
14 Which of the following best describes your experience as a team leader? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team of 2 or more people, providing administrative and technical oversight.
  • I have led a team of 2 or more people providing technical oversight.
  • I have served as the team lead of a project team responsible for completing a project.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
15 Within the last 5 years, have you been part of a research or project team which required: Answer to this question is required
  • Leading the team which included members from outside your immediate organization.
  • Participating on the team which included members from outside your immediate organization.
  • Leading the team which was comprised of members from your immediate office.
  • Participating on the tam which was comprised of members from your immediate office
  • Never lead or participated on a research or project team.
16 Select the statement which best describes your highest level of experience in coordinating group or project activities or in leading a scientific and/or socioeconomic research team, whether formally or informally, to complete a project or fulfill other official responsibilities in a timely manner. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been in charge of a scientific research team as a team leader or project leader (or equivalent) and coordinated ALL aspects of the project to include task management, delegation and oversight, and communication and coordination with other researchers, data managers, and upper management internally or externally including international or national partners.
  • I have been in charge of a sub-group or aspects of a scientific research project and been responsible for meeting timelines to as part of a larger project. This includes task management, delegation and oversight, and communication and coordination with other researchers, data managers, and upper management internally or externally including international or national partners.
  • I have coordinated aspects of scientific research projects with little to no review from the team leader or supervisor. This includes task management, delegation and oversight, and communication and coordination with other researchers, data managers, and upper management internally or externally including international or national partners.
  • I have some experience coordinating aspects of scientific research projects or assisting senior employees with task management, delegation and oversight, and communication and coordination with other researchers, data managers, and upper management internally or externally including international or national partners. I have performed these tasks on an infrequent basis or under close review or guidance from a supervisor.
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.