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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 ZA-5: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-14 grade level or the next lower pay band (ZA-4) 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
4

Do you have experience in developing and implementing policies for oversight and coordination of grant program operations and activities?

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.
5 Do you have experience analyzing policy issues, developing recommendations, and presenting them to senior management? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered the expert in performing this task. I am the person who is consulted by others to assist them in performing this task and/or I have supervised/lead others in performing this task.
  • I have performed this task daily as a regular part of my job independently and normally without review by a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I have performed this task on the job while monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance.
  • I have education or training in performing this task but have yet to perform it on the job.
6

Do you have experience evaluating compliance with laws, regulations, polices, and/or guidelines associated with grant programs and reporting findings, and recommendations to management and stakeholders?

Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of the task and am normally the person consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my experience.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and often without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee monitored my work closely to ensure compliance with prior procedures.
  • I have had some education or training performing this task.
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
7 Do you have program analysis experience in the development, tracking, and reporting of initiatives, objectives and milestones to include strategic planning and/or budget and management? 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 regular 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 this task.
8

Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and managing program budgets.

Answer to this question is required
  • In a leadership capacity, I have formulated annual budgets, and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  • I have independently formulated annual budgets, and analyzed and tracked expenditures. I am often consulted for my expertise in this area.
  • I have performed budget management tasks on an infrequent or intermittent basis or under the supervision or guidance of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in budget management but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in developing or managing budgets.
9

Select the statement(s) that reflect the program management functions you have regularly performed. Check all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • Developed or assisted in the development of long-range work plans for programs and staff.
  • Manage programs including developing the work breakdown structure, and assignment and tracking of resources.
  • Manage programmatic changes that impact the structure and content of the program or organization segments.
  • Oversee the planning, direction, and execution of a program, several program projects, or comparable staff functions.
  • Oversee the revision of long-range plans, goals and objectives for the work directed.
  • None of the above.
10

Identify the following statement that best describes the extent of your experience working with and building relationships with educational institutions, faculty and/or academic departments.

Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered an expert in working with and building relationships with educational institutions, faculty and/or academic departments on grant programs.
  • I have considerable knowledge and experience working with and building relationships with educational institutions, faculty and/or academic departments on grant programs.
  • I have limited experience in working with and building relationships with and building relationships with educational institutions, faculty and/or academic departments on grant programs.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
11

Do you have experience building, establishing and maintaining effective relations with internal and external stakeholders to communicate information and build support for outreach programs and activities?

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.
12

Identify the following tasks that you perform as a regular part of your job that are indicative of responsiveness to stakeholder needs. Select all that apply.

Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and assess stakeholder needs and requirements.
  • Develop new processes and procedures to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Refine requirements (e.g. statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) for projects to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Lead projects to improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Develop milestones and performance metrics for projects that improve stakeholder engagement and enhance organizational effectiveness and efficiency.
  • None of the above
13

Do you have experience developing milestones and performance metrics for programs/initiatives that improve stakeholder engagement?

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 reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze stakeholder feedback? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative or quantitative analytical methods. However, I have no work experience in the use of these methods in the analysis of stakeholder feedback.
  • I have work experience using a range of qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate stakeholder. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience to independently analyze and evaluate stakeholder feedback using qualitative or quantitative methods and make recommendations based on that feedback. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience leading projects involving analysis of stakeholder feedback and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management.
  • None of the above.
15 Do you have experience managing, directing, and/or coordinating complex, interdisciplinary research programs that include an oceans, coastal and/or Great Lakes focus and involve partnerships with other government agencies, academia, and non-government organizations?
Answer to this question is required
  • I am an expert and have daily, direct experience in managing such complex, interdisciplinary and partner-oriented program(s). I have supervised performance of these tasks and/or trained others in performing these tasks.
  • 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 these tasks on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have little or no experience performing these tasks.
16 Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience using qualitative or quantitative methods to analyze, assess and improve program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have formal training or education in various qualitative and quantitative analytical methods. However, I have not yet applied this ability in work situations.
  • I have work experience using a range of qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze and evaluate programs. I typically work with a supervisor or someone else to conduct analyses, and develop conclusions or recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have work experience to independently conduct program analyses and make recommendations. I have experience applying these analytical skills to a variety of projects and programs and presenting conclusions and recommendations to others.
  • I have work experience conducting complex program and project analysis and developing corresponding recommendations. I routinely apply these highly developed analytical skills to provide direction to others and present these recommendations to senior management leadership.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the response which best describes your experience identifying and analyzing current or anticipated programmatic problems, and developing alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives to address and resolve those problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have routinely (as a central part of my job) identified programmatic problems, and developed and recommended alternative solutions, corrective strategies and improvement initiatives. I have utilized program management/assessment tools and analytical/evaluative methods, and interpreted and applied knowledge of my organization's budget, operations, policies and procedures. I have advised senior management on findings and recommendations for programmatic or policy changes.
  • I have some experience independently completing tasks & providing input and recommendations directly related to identifying and analyzing programmatic problems, and developing and presenting alternative solutions, corrective strategies or improvement initiatives. I have been an equally contributing member of a time-limited task force, project team or focus group, OR I have performed these tasks independently but on an infrequent basis & not as a central and recurring part of my job.
  • I have assisted a senior employee or supervisor with tasks, research or preparation of reports, graphs, or charts directly related to identifying programmatic problems and/or developing and recommending alternative solutions, corrective strategies and improvement initiatives. For the most part, I have performed these tasks on a limited basis (infrequently and not as a regular part of the job OR on a routine basis, but under supervision or review from a senior employee or supervisor).
  • I do not have experience in this area as described above.
18

Do you have experience developing methods for collecting and analyzing statistical, financial, cost and/or performance data?

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.
19 Do you have experience developing 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 development and tracking of performance measures to monitor effectiveness in meeting program goals and objectives .
  • I have contributed to the development 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.
20

What is your experience in managing or supervising a staff? This includes setting priorities, assigning work, developing performance plans and evaluations, and providing feedback.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised staff, which included directing work assignments, communicating work expectations, providing advice and support, reviewing work products, and evaluating work performance.
  • I have not directly supervised staff, but I have been a team lead for a group of three or more staff. I was responsible for the team completing an assigned project, identifying tasks for other team members, reviewing intermediate work projects, and providing evaluation recommendations to team members' supervisors.
  • I have not supervised staff or been team leader.
  • I have not had experience and or training in this task.
21 Select the statement that best describes your experience using interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to effectively communicate, coordinate and work with diverse people or groups having opposing viewpoints? 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.