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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-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
4 I have experience applying and administering the following laws and regulations: (Please check all that apply.) Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA)
  • Council on Environmental Quality NEPA Implementing Regulations
  • Endangered Species Act (ESA)
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Management & Conservation Act. (MSA)
  • National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA)
  • Clean Water Act (CWA)
  • None of the above
5 Do you have experience interpreting legislative and administrative environmental policies and procedures to ensure compliance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6

Please describe your experience implementing the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), including drafting the required NEPA documents (Select all that apply).

Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared or assisted in preparing NEPA documents pertaining to protected species-related activities.
  • I have prepared or assisted in preparing NEPA documents pertaining to marine-related activities.
  • I have knowledge of the requirements of NEPA, but no direct experience preparing NEPA documents.
  • I do not have knowledge of the requirements of NEPA.
7 Please describe your knowledge of Federal environmental regulations, policies and procedures in order to provide technical guidance to Department program managers in the areas of environmental compliance, Endangered Species Act, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Proclamation 8031, National Historic Preservation Act, and Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Select one of the following that best describes your experience: Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of environmental, protected species, and historic preservation laws and policies.
  • I have considerable knowledge of environmental, protected species, and historic preservation laws and policies.
  • I have marginal knowledge of environmental, protected species, and historic preservation laws and policies.
  • None of the above.
8 What experience do you have with environmental related training (including NEPA)? Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Instruction
  • Facilitation
  • Mentoring
  • Coordinating
  • None of the above.
9 Which of the following best describes your experience preparing environmental analysis documents such as Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Categorical Exclusion Memos to comply with NEPA? 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 assisted in the preparation of environmental analysis documents or have reviewed documents prepared by other such as Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Categorical Exclusion Memos for compliance with NEPA. My documents require review by a supervisor or higher level employee.
  • I routinely prepare environmental analysis documents such as Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Categorical Exclusion Memos to comply with NEPA.
  • I routinely prepare environmental analysis documents such as Environmental Assessments (EA), Environmental Impact Statements (EIS) and Categorical Exclusion Memos to comply with NEPA and am consulted as an expert for assistance and/or I have trained or supervised others in preparing such documentation.
10 Describe your experience in conducting environmental compliance assessments/audits (including writing up findings). 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.
11 Describe your experience performing environmental analysis and ensuring that the documentation is in compliance with environmental laws? 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 Describe your experience formulating plans and environmental analysis documentation to make decisions and recommendations on environmental policies and programs? 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 Which of the following best describes your experience preparing environmental compliance program policy guidance regarding ocean and coastal environments? 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 Describe your experience working with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA),Essential Fish Habitat (EFH) provisions of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, Endangered Species Act (ESA), Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) and other applicable federal, state and local regulatory and permitting requirements as they apply to coastal and marine habitat restoration actions. 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.
15 Select the response that best describes your knowledge of environmental compliance and 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.
16 Do you have work or academic experience in managing and maintaining a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17

Do you have knowledge and/or experience in issues related to ocean, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have knowledge and/or experience in issues related to ocean, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems.
  • I have had some knowledge and/or experience issues related to ocean, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems.
  • I have moderate knowledge and/or experience issues related to ocean, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems.
  • I have a high level of knowledge and/or experience issues related to ocean, estuarine, and coastal ecosystems.
18 What is your training or experience with developing and implementing project timelines in concert with other requirements related to achieving NEPA and other resource management compliance 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.
19 What is your experience in advising and communicating policy interpretation to management and employees? 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 Do you have experience working with managers, resource specialists, scientists, legal counsel, or other subject matter experts in gathering, organizing, analyzing and evaluating data associated with the development of draft and final NEPA documents and commenting on other agency NEPA documents? 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.