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Grade: 3

1 ZA-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZA-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR an equivalent 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 ZA-4: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-3) 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
2 Select the statement that best describes your experience in strategic planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for the strategic planning involving budgeting and overseeing milestone accomplishments for complex projects at the national level.
  • I am responsible for strategic planning involving budgeting and overseeing milestone accomplishments with input from a number of different functional specialists within an organization.
  • I am responsible for strategic planning including budgeting and overseeing milestone accomplishments in an organization.
  • I assist senior staff in monitoring budget or milestones for the strategic plan. I provide input to briefings.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
3 Do you have experience reviewing program performance measures for the purpose of monitoring effectiveness in meeting program goals and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a team that was responsible for tracking performance measures to monitor effectiveness in meeting program goals and objectives.
  • I have contributed to the tracking of performance measures to monitor effectiveness in meeting program goals and objectives.
  • I am familiar with programmatic performance measurements for determining effectiveness of meeting strategic goals.
  • I have no experience with such measurements.

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 Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing strategic plans, policies and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I am responsible for the strategic planning for technical programs in my organization. I have participated in strategic planning meetings and discussions with senior management of my organization to review the strategic planning analyses and recommendations provided by task groups and/or expert consultants or advisors. I contribute to or implement decisions and resource planning for the technical project or program activity.
  • As lead for a team or task group, I develop and present strategic plans for a technical project or program to include organization or project analysis; identification of related policy, budgetary or operational issues; and preparation and presentation of reports and briefings providing alternatives and recommendations to senior management.
  • I serve as an expert consultant or advisor for a technical program or project. I have independently prepared analysis, forecasts, and recommendation for processes; and written reports and provided information for use by work teams, task groups or senior management.
  • I have participated on a strategic planning task group or work team in preparing an organization or project analysis, developing strategic plans, identifying related policy, budgetary or operational issues, and providing alternatives and recommendations to senior management. I have contributed information and recommendations for use in presentation or report materials to be used by the team or group leader.
  • I assist senior specialists or my supervisor by completing assigned tasks that are used for input in developing strategic plans, identifying related policy, budgetary or operational issues, and providing alternatives and recommendations to senior management.
  • I have completed training strategic planning, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I do not have the experience or training as described above.
4 Do you experience in the execution of grants programs? Answer to this question is required
  • I have implemented and managed a grants program including issuance of requests for proposals, evaluation of submissions, execution of grants awards and monitoring of progress on awards grants.
  • I have managed a grants program including issuance of requests for proposals, evaluation of submissions, execution of grants awards and monitoring of progress on awards grants.
  • I have been involved in the evaluation or execution of grants within a program managed by others.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task.
5 Please indicate which of the responsibilities you have had experience with in relation to the administration and management of a grants program. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written applications/proposals to grants programs.
  • I have analyzed and recommended grant program direction.
  • I have set priorities and made tactical decisions related to grant program development.
  • I have written requests for proposals for grants programs.
  • I have reviewed grant applications/proposals.
  • I have served on a review committee for grants applications.
  • I have been responsible for all aspects of managing a grant program.
  • None of the above.
6 Do you have experience analyzing legal issues and utilizing legal reference materials? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
  • I have performed these tasks as a regulator part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
  • I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience determining objectives for an organization that integrates key national program goals, priorities, values and other related factors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and implemented strategic operating plans that instilled my organization's vision and integrated national program goals, priorities and values.
  • I have led a team that developed strategic plans for my organization.
  • I have participated on a team that developed strategic plans for my organization.
  • I have no experience in this area.
8 Select the response that best describes your experience analyzing, developing, implementing, and evaluating new or modified program and management policies, regulations, goals, and objectives. 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.
9

I have performed the following administrative program analysis and evaluation functions:

Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted relevant pieces of information from documents and other sources
  • Used data analysis software packages and interpreted data
  • Used a variety of methods to collect information
  • Analyzed information to uncover patterns or trends
  • Presented statistical data in easily understandable terms
  • Analyzed information to determine validity of program data
  • Evaluated program performance data and recommended changes to improve operations
  • Provided written or oral recommendations to higher level officials to improve program operations
  • None of the above
10 Select the statement that best describes your experience working with end users/customers to define data content and metadata. Answer to this question is required
  • I am consulted as an expert in defining customer data content and metadata requirements, and provide peer oversight and/or approval of data submission agreements.
  • I work with end users/customers to determine customer requirements and provide input to data submission agreements, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I assist others in the development of data submission agreements and provide input to the user end/customer under supervision.
  • I do not have experience as described above.
11

Which of the following statements BEST describe your experience serving in a liaison capacity?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have served in a liaison capacity with a variety of persons inside and outside the organization for the purpose of receiving or providing information relating to the work OR to resolve operating problems in connection with recurring responsibilities.
  • I have served in a liaison capacity mainly with co-workers to exchange routine information relevant to daily work activities.
  • I have served as the initial point-of-contact and have functioned in a liaison capacity between the supervisor and staff at all levels.
  • I have served as a liaison between other government agencies, state and local officials, foreign officials and/or individuals from the private sector.
  • As an initial point-of-contact for internal and external customers, I have functioned in a liaison capacity for an organization.
  • None of the above.
12 Which statement best reflects your experience in serving as a liaison between your organization and others: Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in this area.
  • I have moderate experience and consider myself fully competent in this area.
  • I have significant experience in this area and consider it to be one of my strengths.
  • I have extensive experience in this area and have assisted/trained others. I would consider myself an expert.
  • I have no experience in the above task.