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Grade: 2

1 ZP-2 (GS-09 equivalent level): In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least one year of specialized experience which is equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level or the ZP-2 pay band in the Federal service OR master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or equivalent graduate degree OR an equivalent combination of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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
2 Do you have experience conducting research to evaluate and analyze conflicting information from multiple cartographic sources? 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.
3 What is your level of experience interpreting and applying forms of cartographic and mapping data to geodetic control studies or research? 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.

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 Have you graduated in the last 2 years from a qualifying academic institution OR were you on military obligations where you were unable to apply with the 2 year time period? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Appointment to this program is restricted to recent graduates. Please choose the response that indicates how you meet this requirement. (Note: To support your claim you must attach all required documentation as indicated in the "Required Documents" section of the announcement. Failure to attach required documentation will result in an ineligible rating). Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed all the requirements for an academic course of study leading to a qualifying degree from an accredited educational institution within the preceding two years. NOTE: Students who anticipate graduating within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement may apply with submitted unofficial transcripts and enrollment verification.
  • I am a veteran that completed all the requirements for an academic course of study leading to a qualifying degree from an accredited educational institution, but due to a military service obligation, I was unable to apply within the two year time frame, but it has been no more than six years since I have completed my qualifying degree.
  • I do not meet the above requirements.
4 Are you at least 16 years of age? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) for the Cartography series. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in cartography; or a major that includes or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography and or directly related science, and related mathematics. Such course work includes, but is not limited to cartography, astronomy, geodesy, photogrammetry, physical & geological oceanography, computer science, land surveying, geophysics, physical geography, and remote sensing. The 30 semester hrs includes at least 6, but no more than 15, semester hours of college level, non-business mathematics or statistics (i.e., college level algebra, trigonometry, calculus, or scientific mathematics or statistics requiring equiv. college-level courses as prerequisites).
  • I have a combination of education and experience that includes courses equivalent to a major in cartography, or a major that included or was supplemented by at least 30 semester hours in cartography, and/or directly related science, and related mathematics, as outlined in the previous response, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not have the education and/or experience described above.
6 Do you have experience with geodetic surveying methods and techniques? 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.
7 Do you have experience in conducting image analysis of satellite and aerial photographic images for the purpose of extracting nautical charting and/or coastal GIS feature 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.
8 Please describe your experience with charting and navigation products. 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 Do you have experience processing and evaluating geodetic surveying data, including GNSS, leveling, and classical surveying measurements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience with geodetic surveying data.
  • I have had education but not experience with geodetic surveying data.
  • I have experience with either leveling, GNSS, or classical surveying methods, performed under supervision.
  • I have performed either leveling, GNSS, or classical surveying methods independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed all of the above without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
10 Characterize your experience using GPS receivers in any surveying applications. Answer to this question is required
  • Recent and proficient experience with this type of equipment.
  • Some experience with this type of equipment.
  • No experience with this type of equipment or operation.
11 Have you had practical experience utilizing Global Positioning System (GPS) 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.
12 Do you have knowledge and understanding of surveying and mapping using the Global Positioning System (GPS) for surveying and positioning, aerial photography, and other remote sensing? 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 knowledge of computer systems, software, and source analysis software employed in the application and review of cartographic 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.
14 Characterize your experience using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software. Answer to this question is required
  • Regular and recent experience installing, configuring, and using GIS software.
  • Regular and recent experience using GIS software.
  • A little experience using GIS software.
  • No experience with GIS software.
15 Please select the answer that best describes your experience analyzing and reporting on the results of Geodetic surveys, including completeness, accuracy and compliance of data with survey specifications. 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 the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • 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 performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
16 Describe your experience performing quality control and quality analysis of Geodetic survey 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.