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METHODS OF CONSIDERATION: COMPETITIVE MERIT PROMOTION: This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional (status) appointment in the competitive service, and reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service), applying to a position at a higher grade or with more promotion potential than previously held on a permanent basis. This also includes VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. - SF-50 and/or veterans documentation).
NON-COMPETITIVE & SPECIAL HIRING AUTHORITIES: This includes applicants that have previously held or currently hold the equivalent full performance level of the grade/band of the vacant position. This also includes candidates eligible under special hiring authorities such as 30% Disabled Veterans, Certain Military Spouses, Peace Corp, AmeriCorps Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA), Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, etc. For more information about non-competitive appointments and special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp . You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive appointment or special hiring authority.
SCHEDULE A: This authority is for certain applicants with disabilities. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability. As proof of disability, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment): This is authority pertains only to positions up to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent. Eligible veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment. For more information about this hiring authority, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx
1 From the description above please select how you want to be considered for this vacancy. Answer to this question is required
  • Competitive Merit Promotion
  • Non-Competitive or Special Hiring Authorities
  • Schedule A
  • VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)
2 Have you held a permanent Career/Career-Conditional appointment in the Federal Government at the full performance level of this position as stated in the promotion potential section of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 If you are currently or have previously held a permanent Career or Career Condidional position in the Federal Government, what is the highest GS equivalent grade level you have held? Your response MUST be supported by a SF-50 submitted with your application.
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  • No
3 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
4 If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
5 In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 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
7 ZT-4: Do you have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower band/grade (ZT-3/GS-10) level in the Federal? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.) Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the statement that best describes your experience in the command and control of satellites. Answer to this question is required
  • I am currently certified or working as a satellite controller.
  • I have worked as or have been certified as a satellite controller within the past 3 years.
  • I have previously worked as or have been certified as a satellite controller.
  • I have worked as an on-line engineer responsible for the command and control of satellites.
  • I have received education or training in this task, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I do not have the experience or training described above.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience in 24/7 real-time operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided on-call engineering/scientific support in response to anomalies that may occur in a 24/7 operation.
  • I have worked shifts in a 24/7 real-time operational environment.
  • I have worked in an environment that supported 24/7 real-time operations.
  • None of the above.
10 From the following statements, select the statements that best describe your experience using computer systems and applications supporting real-time operations. (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Real-time operational use for monitoring and controlling
  • Troubleshooting, analysis, or trending
  • System administration and/or programming
  • I have no experience using computer-based systems within an operational work environment.
11 Identify the type of work you have done in a real-time environment: (Check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • Telemetering
  • Ground systems operations
  • Computer systems maintenance
  • Support
  • Data Entry
  • Data monitoring
  • Other
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience monitoring real time and archived spacecraft telemetry? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 What is your experience producing satellite schedules for a control center and modifying existing schedules when conflicts cause the need for changes? 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 Select the statement which best describes the level of experience you have in addressing a problem in a real-time environment and communicating a solution to management. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have real-time experience.
  • I have worked in a real time environment but have not been responsible for solving problems.
  • I have worked as a team member in solving real-time issues.
  • I have reacted independently to real-time issues on a regular basis.
15 Select the statement that describes your level of experience in satellite product data recovery. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed satellite payload data retrieval either scheduled or in real-time.
  • I have performed satellite payload data transfers either scheduled or in real-time for multiple users.
  • I do not have any experience in the processes of satellite product data recovery.
16 Identify the following functions in which you have work experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Receipt and ingest of large volumes of satellite data
  • Processing of satellite data from raw data to a georeferenced and calibrated form
  • Archive and access of satellite data
  • Algorithm development for products derived from satellite data
  • Processing of satellite data to geophysical or biophysical products
  • Documenting large-volume data processing and products via reports or publications
  • None of the above
17 Describe your level of experience performing spacecraft operations support functions to ensure critical satellite data is collected from data acquisition stations. 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.
18 I have experience providing support to satellite mission operations in the following areas: Answer to this question is required
  • Ecosystems
  • Climate
  • Weather & Water
  • Commerce & Transportation
  • None of the above
19 What is your experience performing database management by cleaning directories and databases of unnecessary data files and procedures by running a purge or executing a manual delete? 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.
20 Select the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a team lead responsible for multiple projects. This included establishing timelines, assigning tasks and monitoring status to ensure deadlines were met.
  • I have participated on teams that may or may not have been responsible for multiple projects. I was responsible for a segment of the project or for a sub-team. I provided required input for on-going status reports or for final reports as required.
  • I provided support to a team by providing input on specific subject matters or by compiling data for reports or providing information as specifically requested.
  • I have not served on project teams, but my work is performed in a team environment where I contribute to the success of the office by ensuring that my daily tasks are completed and the output is available for another co-worker to use to complete his/her part of the work.
  • None of the above
21 Select the response which best describes your level of experience and knowledge of satellite systems, including instruments, services, ground systems and support system components. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive or expert level experience working with satellite systems, including instruments, services and support system components. I have supervised or trained staff in performance of related engineering or technical tasks.
  • I have experience, as a routine & recurring part of my job, working with satellite systems, including instruments, services and support system components. I independently (or as an equally contributing member of a work team) complete a broad range of engineering/technical tasks directly related to satellite systems. For the most part, I perform these tasks with little to no review from a senior employee. I may also provide informal guidance or instruction to less experienced staff in this area.
  • I have some experience working with satellite systems in one or more of the following areas: instruments, services or support system components. For the most part, I perform related engineering/technical tasks on an infrequent basis or under close review or supervision from a senior employee.
  • I have training but no job experience working with satellite systems (instruments, services, or support system components).
  • I do not have experience or training as described above.
22 What is your experience providing formal or informal training on satellite operations to ensure organizational goals are supported? Answer to this question is required
  • I provide regular training sessions on satellite operations to keep user capabilities at a high level and to keep them abreast of the latest changes.
  • I have provided occasional training sessions to users on satellite operations, primarily on an as needed basis.
  • I have no experience in providing training on satellite operations to users.