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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 I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  • A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.
4 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
5

Select the statement that best describes your experience performing scientific data stewardship of environmental data (quality control, documentation, metadata).

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.
6 Do you have knowledge of how to develop and administer data standards, policies, and procedures? Answer to this question is required
  • I am fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in performing this task because of my expertise.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of my job or on a number of data management projects without the oversight or review of a supervisor or co-worker.
  • I have performed this task on the job or on at least one data management project. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience performing this task.
7 Select the statement that best describes your experience in environmental data processing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience supervising the operations of environmental data product processing systems; ensuring the product systems distribute data to customers on a regular schedule basis. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience maintaining and trouble-shooting environmental data processing systems to keep the systems operations and to distribute data to customers. I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I complete engineering or programming tasks that may involve the maintenance and trouble-shooting for environmental data processing systems. I perform these assignments under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet preformed them on the job.
8

Do you have experience working on a team with the goal of developing new environmental data products?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Which of the following best describes your experience designing and implementing procedures that improved accuracy, efficiency, or accessibility of environmental data and information? Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered highly proficient in performing the task(s). I am normally the person consulted by other staff in doing the task(s) because of my level of expertise. I have occasionally been consulted by others outside of my office. Any supervisory review is limited.
  • I am proficient at performing these tasks independently though normally with at least some review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  • I have performed these tasks, with work more closely monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have no experience in performing these tasks.
10

Do you have experience developing new environmental data 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.
11

Do you have experience applying statistical or advanced mathematical methods to environmental data?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures in environmental data, and I have taken coursework in statistics.
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures and statistical procedures (e.g., empirical orthogonal functions) to coastal environmental data, and I have taken advanced coursework in statistics.
  • I have experience in data processing and quality control procedures; statistical procedures (e.g., empirical orthogonal functions); and objective analyses (e.g., optimum interpolation) to environmental data, and I have taken advanced coursework in these procedures.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.
12

Which of the following statements best describes your experience conducting integrated scientific analysis environmental data sets?

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

Select the statement that best describes your skills in higher order computer programming languages such as: FORTRAN, Linux Shell Scripts, Java and Python to facilitate scientific data analysis.

Answer to this question is required
  • I write computer programs in higher order languages such as FORTRAN, Linux Shell Scripts, Java and Python to analyze scientific data and to perform statistical analyses.
  • I routinely modify and use computer programs in higher order languages such as FORTRAN, Linux Shell Scripts, Java and Python that were created by others to perform statistical analyses.
  • I occasionally modify and use computer programs in higher order languages such as FORTRAN, Linux Shell Scripts, Java and Python that were created by others to analyze assigned segments of scientific data.
  • I have no experience in programming or modifying existing code for data analysis, however I am proficient in using software in scientific analyses.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
14

Select the statement that best describes your experience with analyzing the performance of the product processing system that processes operational environmental data.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing the performance of the product processing system that processes operational environmental data; working with operational environmental data, including product production, distribution of environmental products and services, advanced environmental data processing techniques, and data and product applications. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience analyzing the performance of the large complex data processing and distribution systems. I am often consulted by others for my technical expertise in this area.
  • I have experience working with operational environmental data, including product production, distribution of products and services.
  • I do not have experience related to working with operational environmental data.
15 Identify the following project management related tasks you have used in order to accomplish assigned projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Develop project requirements
  • Set project priorities
  • Determine project needs and resource requirements
  • Set short and long-term project goals
  • Develop project schedule and milestones
  • Track and manage budgets at the task/project level
  • Monitor project progress, resolve problems and adjust priorities to ensure that the project objectives are met
  • Monitor contractor performance
  • Evaluate project outcomes by ensuring that the final project deliverable meets time, cost, scope, and quality expectations of the customer
  • Gather and review lessons learned
  • None of the above
16 Select the response which best describes your level of experience in scientific or technical project and task management to include leadership of balanced teams of scientists, engineers and operational personnel to develop and implement scientific or technical support projects to meet user requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in scientific or technical project and task management to include leadership of balanced teams of scientists, engineers and operational personnel to develop and implement scientific or technical support projects to meet user requirements. I am frequently consulted by others as an expert in this area and I formally or informally provide guidance, supervision or training in this area on a regular basis.
  • As a regular and recurring part of my work duties, I perform scientific or technical project and task management tasks to include leadership of balanced teams of scientists, engineers and operational personnel to develop and implement scientific or technical support projects to meet user requirements. I perform these tasks independently, with little to no review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have limited experience in scientific or technical project and task management to include leadership of balanced teams of scientists, engineers and operational personnel to develop and implement scientific or technical support projects to meet user requirements. I have performed these tasks on an infrequent basis and not as a regular and recurring part of my work duties OR under close review or guidance from a senior employee or supervisor.
  • I do not have experience in scientific or technical project and task management as described above. However, I have performed other leadership tasks or coordination of group activities for a scientific or technical team in order to fulfill official responsibilities in a timely manner OR I have received formal training in scientific or technical project/task management but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I do not have experience or formal training in this area as described in the above response options.
17 What is your experience in evaluating or managing research programs or projects in order to establish priorities and improve overall program effectiveness? Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed and evaluated research programs or projects in order to establish priorities and improve overall program effectiveness.
  • I have had experience in assisting in the evaluation of research programs or projects in order to establish priorities and improve overall program effectiveness.
  • I have had some experience in evaluating research programs or projects in order to establish priorities and improve overall program effectiveness.
  • I have no experience in this field.
18 Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate and coordinate with scientists, data managers and decision makers for external groups (e.g. agencies, organizations, scientific institutions, data centers, steering committees and/or scientific panels) about the data analyses, data management, and data-flow monitoring of physical oceanographic and climate monitoring data. Answer to this question is required
  • I routinely (as a regular part of the job) communicate and coordinate verbally and in writing with scientists, data managers AND decision makers for external groups regarding the data analyses, data management, and data-flow monitoring for related physical oceanographic and climate monitoring data, products, or meta data sets. I independently (or with little review) complete tasks associated with this process.
  • I have some experience communicating and coordinating with scientists, data managers OR other key decision makers for external groups regarding the data analyses, data management or data-flow monitoring of related physical oceanographic and climate monitoring data, products, or meta data sets. I have assisted senior staff in this process or I have completed some of the tasks associated with this process independently but on an infrequent or limited basis.
  • I do not have communication and coordination experience specifically with regards to data analyses, data management or data-flow monitoring of related physical oceanographic and climate monitoring data, data products, or meta data sets BUT I do have experience communicating and coordinating with scientists, data managers or other key decision makers for external groups with regards to planning, formulating, recommending or implementing OTHER types of scientific processes, systems or data sets.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
19

Which best describes your skills in written and verbal communications on the subjects of environmental data and scientific analyses of those data?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the creation of technical and scientific finished documents and presented my work orally on environmental data and scientific analyses of those data.
  • I have contributed to communicated information (written or orally) on environmental data and scientific analyses of those data.
  • I have assisted with distributing communications on environmental data.
  • I have very limited experience in communicating information on this subject.
  • I do not have the experience as described above.