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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.
SCHEDULE A: This authority is for certain applicants with disabilities. To qualify for employment under Schedule A, an applicant must provide proof of disability. As proof of disability, applicants may provide records, statement, or other appropriate information issued from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e. State or private); or an Federal agency, State agency, or an agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. Proof of disability must be included in the application package. For more information and proof required see http://www.opm.gov/disability/PeopleWithDisabilities.asp
VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment): This is authority pertains only to positions up to the GS-11 grade level or equivalent. Eligible veterans are hired under excepted appointments to positions that are otherwise in the competitive service. After the individual satisfactorily completes 2 years of service, the veteran must be converted non-competitively to a career or career-conditional appointment. For more information about this hiring authority, visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx
1 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
  • Schedule A
  • VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)
2 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
    2.1 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
3 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
4 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.
5 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
6 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
7 I meet the individual Occupational Requirement for the 0131, International Relations Series, because I have: Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree: major or equivalent, or a combination of courses totaling at least 24 semester hours in international law and international relations, political science, economics, history, sociology, geography, social or cultural anthropology, law, statistics, or in the humanities; or 12 semester hours in one of the above disciplines and 12 semester hours in statistics/quantitative methods. -OR-
  • I have a combination of education and experience--courses equivalent to a major, or a combination of related courses totaling at least 24 semester hours, in one or more of the social sciences, or in the humanities, as shown in Response #1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. -OR-
  • I have four years of appropriate experience in one or more of the fields listed above in work associated with international organizations, problems, or other aspects of foreign affairs.
  • I do not meet the Individual Occupation Requirement for the 0131, International Relations Series.
8 ZA-3: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZA-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related OR an equivalent combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9

In which of the following areas do you have professional knowledge or expertise? (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Bilateral partnerships
  • Multilateral diplomacy
  • International negotiation
  • International science and technology policies and programs
  • Earth observation policies and programs
  • Protocol for international or intergovernmental meetings
  • None of the above
10

Which of the following answers best describe your experience establishing and maintaining effective relationships with key international and interagency stakeholders and government officials?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have built effective relationships and partnered with officials both within my organization and international or inter-agency organizations. I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have built effective relationships and partnered with officials within my organization and international or inter-agency organizations, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have partnered with officials within my organization and international or inter-agency organizations with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
11

Do you have experience assisting to develop and negotiate agreements with foreign governments or intergovernmental organizations?

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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12

Do you have experience monitoring and coordinating international science and technology activities?

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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13

Describe your experience researching and staying current on international and/or intergovernmental science and technology 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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14

Do you have experience analyzing national, international and/or intergovernmental science and technology policies?

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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15

Do you have experience participating in planning, arranging, and coordinating international and/or intergovernmental meetings or conferences?

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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16

Which of the following BEST describes your background regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience regarding the policies or procedures that govern national and international protocol.
  • I have education or training regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol.
  • I have routinely performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job with review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I have routinely and independently performed work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol as part of my job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employees.
  • I am highly skilled in performing work regarding policies and procedures governing national and international protocol, having trained others in this capacity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17

Please describe your level of experience preparing clear and concise briefing memos, talking points, and background to prepare senior officials for international or intergovernmental meetings. 

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.
18 Select the statement that best describes your experience working within and across multiple organizations, with different priorities, to achieve overall mission success. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had lead responsibility for working within and across multiple organizations to achieve overall mission success.
  • I have been responsible for working within and across multiple organizations to support mission success.
  • I have been responsible for supporting others working within and across multiples organizations to support mission success.
  • I have never worked within and across multiple organizations.
19

Do you have knowledge about the interagency process and participating in the negotiation of international agreements?

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 I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20 Do you have experience developing foreign policy position papers for the review and approval by higher level management? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Select the response(s) that reflect your experience working with persons representing diverse backgrounds and interests as a team member to accomplish work-related issues: Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully worked with a variety of individuals, including customers, contractors, employees, and supervisors.
  • I have interacted with groups and/or individuals of all levels, both within and outside the organization to accomplish goals.
  • I have extensive training, education, and experience in team building skills, and successful application of the skills learned.
  • I have experience in leadership within a social organization, civil group, or club where the goals are internal to the organization.
  • I have experience as a member of a team that addresses projects that encompass the development of procedures and practices.
  • I have experience in various team settings and situations where the activities of several people with diverse backgrounds are involved, preparation time is limited and the outcome is successful.
  • I have experience as a member of a team charged with developing systems that encompass various processes, authorities, and responsibilities, or focuses on research and problem solving where the problems are of moderate complexity.
  • None of the above.