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Grade: 2

1 ZP-2: 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-1) or GS-05 grade level in the federal service? OR 1 full year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement 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 in assisting with hydrographic survey data acquisition and processing? (Your application materials must clearly demonstrate this experience. Failure to do so will result in your application being marked as ineligible.)

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Describe your experience reviewing hydrographic data for quality assurance and conformance to a given standard. 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.
4 Do you have experience compiling maps, charts, smooth sheets, and/or other cartographic products from hydrographic or bathymetric 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.
5 Describe your experience providing input and implementing new policy to ensure continuous process improvement for a hydrography program. 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: 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 performing hydrographic surveys and processing hydrographic data products for application to the nautical chart? (Your application materials must clearly demonstrate this experience. Failure to do so will result in your application being marked as ineligible.)

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Describe your experience reviewing hydrographic data for quality assurance and conformance to a given standard. 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.
4 Do you have experience compiling maps, charts, smooth sheets, and/or other cartographic products from hydrographic or bathymetric 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.
5 Describe your experience providing input and implementing new policy to ensure continuous process improvement for a hydrography program. 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 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 Describe your experience processing, evaluating and interpreting hydrographic data gather with multibeam sonars. 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 Describe your experience acquiring hydrographic 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.
6 Do you have experience evaluating and completing field unit preparation and assisting with field work, data processing and reporting? 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 Describe your experience in assessing a hydrographic dataset against the existing cartographic holdings or against the navigational needs of a region. 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 using a GIS system. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have expertise processing point or raster data in a GIS system.
  • I have expertise processing vector data in a GIS system.
  • I have expertise processing grid or modeled data in a GIS system.
  • I have expertise applying attributes to geospatial data using a GIS system.
  • I have expertise using a GIS system to analyze data sets.
  • I have expertise using a GIS system to combine one or more geospatial data sets.
  • I have expertise conducting quality assurance checks of geospatial data using a GIS system.
  • I have expertise using a GIS system to create tabular and graphic data presentations.
  • I have created grid data models using a GIS system.
  • I have used a GIS system to analyze hydrographic survey data.
  • I have experience, but not expertise, using a GIS system.
  • I have no experience using a GIS system.
9 Do you have experience applying communication abilities pertaining to hydrography? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare oral presentations for management.
  • Prepare written reports.
  • Document programs and systems so that others can use and/or maintain them.
  • Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences.
  • Prepare and present training on hydrographic procedures and hydrographic processing software.
  • Document procedures and/or standards.
  • Conduct meetings.
  • None of the above.
10 Describe your experience searching for improved processes and writing standard operating procedures. 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 participating in the testing and evaluation of new hydrographic systems and the development of new software and systems. 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 maintaining familiarity with current hydrographic survey techniques, procedures, sensors, and software. 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 Please select the statements in the following list that best describes your highest levels of demonstrated ability and experience in effectively building relationships with others and working with teams to accomplish goals in a hydrographic program. (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience directing a group or team.
  • I have experience deliberating with group members to gain consensus and accomplish project goals.
  • I have experience implementing recommendations derived from a taskforce, team, or workgroup.
  • I have experience participating in a taskforce, team or group.
  • I have experience conveying information to others in a team and/or workgroup environment.
  • None of the above.