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1 Are you an internal employee with the Department of Commerce (DOC) on a current permanent competitive appointment, OR Department of Commerce CTAP eligible? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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.
2 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
3 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
    3.1 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
4 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
5 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.
6 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
7 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
8

ZA-1020-3: Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-09) level or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree with major study in illustrative design, commercial art, fine arts, industrial design, architecture, drafting, interior design, appropriate history or scientific subjects, visual communication or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with major study in engineering, industrial arts, property management, business administration or an equivalent combo of education and experience? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Identify the text processing tools and desktop publishing software and graphics applications that you are proficient in: Answer to this question is required
  • MS Word Editing Tools
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional
  • WordPerfect Editing Tools
  • LaTex
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • None of the above
10 Please check the statement that best applies to your experience independently setting priorities among multiple projects and executing timely decisions in order to meet established deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully performed multiple tasks to meet deadlines as a regular part of my job, independently, and usually without review by a supervisor.
  • I have successfully performed multiples tasks to meet deadlines on the job with close supervision.
  • My job tasks have not required meeting deadlines.
11 Which of the following best reflects your experience in delivering quality work products that meet the organization's priorities, objectives, and deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I normally work on projects or assignments that are of high priority. My work assignments are generally completed within assigned schedules, deadlines, and milestones. When additional time is needed I am normally able to obtain it through request and/or negotiation.
  • I am proficient at managing multiple tasks/assignments within a common time period. I am skilled at adjusting my use of time to meet changes in priorities and meet the requirements of new and/or unexpected work when priorities conflict. I am normally capable of resolving the conflicts independently.
  • I am proficient at negotiating schedules, deadlines, changes and adjustments in priorities with management. I have assisted other employees by determining how best to use their time and how to reprioritize their work when situations warrant.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statement that best describes your experience editing documents to meet formatting or camera ready requirements for scientific or engineering journals. Answer to this question is required
  • I draft and edit materials using software and graphics applications; consult on or perform design work, lay out material in final form for printing and reproduce and distribute the finished products.
  • I contribute to or perform design work using graphics software packages to prepare material for printing.
  • I give handwritten or marked materials to others to put in final form.
  • I have had training in this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I do not have the experience or training described above.
13 Do you have experience applying visual information techniques to conceive original themes and creativity design illustrations, layouts, and formats to communicate both factual and abstract subject matter? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I routinely performed this task on the job with supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job and without close review by a supervisor or senior employee.
14 Do you have experience managing and budgeting time in the face of changing priorities in order to effectively accomplish multiple tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • I can establish my own priorities and am comfortable performing a number of tasks simultaneously and am able to meet deadlines consistently and with little or no additional supervision.
  • I am able with some supervision to set my priorities and accomplish multiple tasks within established time frames.
  • I have some experience working on several projects at once but rely on my supervisor to set priorities.
  • I prefer to have clear priorities set by my supervisor and am more comfortable working on one project at a time.
  • I have limited experience setting priorities or managing time.
15 From the list below, select all responses that identify the items you have performed to produce multiple graphics and design projects using computer systems and software. Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzed and interpreted customer requirements in order to develop vague or broad subject matter into recommended graphics and design information products.
  • Advised customers on their projects regarding technical advantages and disadvantages of various formats, styles, media, and methods or reproduction and suggested those that could best be used in developing their desired visual objectives.
  • Prepared original plans and design concepts for dimensional packaging.
  • Independently designed and produced concepts and solicited customer feedback on proposed design ideas.
  • Production of final graphics and design products.
  • None of the above.
16 Do you have experience fabricating original design concepts for scientific posters, publications, brochures, exhibits, and presentation materials? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I routinely performed this task on the job with 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 am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Do you have experience, developing layout from written or oral instructions without using existing pictures or other visual materials? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I routinely performed this task on the job with 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 trained others in performance and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Are you able to work successfully when tasked with deadlines? Answer to this question is required
  • I am skilled at managing my performance to meet deadlines.
  • I strive to meet realistic deadlines in my job performance.
  • I usually meet deadlines in my past job performance.
  • I find deadlines to very restrictive to creativity.