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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 Oceanographer, 1360 Series because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • A degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering sciences.
  • A combination of education and experience--course work as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the Oceanographer, 1360 Series.
4 ZP-4: In addition to the meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-3) or GS-12 grade level 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
5 Which of the following best describes your experience in applying the physical theories, principles, technologies and methods of satellite remote sensing to oceanographic research? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in this area.
  • I have had some education or training in this area 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Please select the following which describes your experience in advising or supervising others engaged in oceanographic or climate research: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in this area.
  • I have had some education or training in this area 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7

Which of the following best describes your experience in oceanographic research?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed an independent research project in physical, biological, chemical oceanography which required original thought (development of novel ideas), background research, study design, data collection, data processing, data management, programming, statistical/data analysis, graphical and oral presentation of results, completion of a written or oral exam on overall knowledge of oceanography and publication of multiple peer reviewed lead author manuscripts.
  • I have completed an independent research project in biological, chemical oceanography which required original thought (development of novel ideas), background research, study design, data collection, data management, statistical/data analysis, graphical and oral presentation of results, completion of a written or oral exam on overall knowledge oceanography and submission of multiple peer reviewed lead author manuscripts.
  • I have completed an independent research project in physical, biological, chemical oceanography or marine science which required background research, study design, data collection, data management, statistical/data analysis, oral presentation of results and submission of at least one peer reviewed lead author manuscript.
  • I have not completed an independent research project in physical, biological, chemical oceanography or marine science.
8 Do you have knowledge of the fundamental theories, concepts, and current state-of-the-art research and/or technology developing in satellite instrumentation and remote sensing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in satellite instrument calibration.
  • I have experience in satellite instrument development.
  • I have experience in both satellite instrument design and calibration.
  • I do not have experience performing this task.
9 Select the statement that best describes your experience entering oceanographic data into real-time and archive databases, and evaluating the data to ensure data integrity. 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.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience in applying the physical theories, principles, technologies and methods of satellite remote sensing to oceanographic product development, user-driven applications and operational support. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in this area.
  • I have had some education or training in this area 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 by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Select the statement that best describes your experience applying environmental observation requirements to the development of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience applying environmental observation requirements to the development of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems. 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 apply environmental observation requirements to the development of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems. I perform this task independently, with little or no review from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have limited experience applying environmental observation requirements to the development of remote sensing and/or in-situ, land-based, ocean-based or space-based environmental observing systems. I have performed this task 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 described above.
12 Select one statement from the choices below that best describe your level of experience, education, and/or training in the following task: Present the results of your work or the work of your program at professional meetings and in professional publications. 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 experience in performing analyses with the goal of improved understanding of relevant climate phenomena, prediction products and improved quality of monitoring 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.
14 Have you been involved in the design of experiments and analysis of results based on oceanic, climate and/or other monitoring data collected from satellites? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written proposals for field experiments and analyzed results.
  • I assisted in experimental planning and in analysis of results.
  • I have participated in field experiments.
  • I have no experience in this area.