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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 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.
4 ZA-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements, do you have at least 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the ZA-2 (GS-9) level or 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree 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
5 Describe your experience serving as an advisor to the executive management officials of an agency-wide multi-disciplinary headquarters organization. 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 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 governments/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 governments/organizations, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have partnered with officials within my organization and international governments/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.
7 Do you have experience representing an agency/organization on contentious and complex issues in the realm of foreign policy? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 Select the statement that best describes how you successfully contributed to national or international planning teams, committees, science steering groups or scientific advisory groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a leader or chair of an international science steering committee or advisory group sponsored by an international or national agency.
  • I have been a member of an international or national scientific advisory committee or team sponsored by an international or national agency.
  • I have contributed to the planning of international or national agency science programs.
  • I have presented technical information to an international or national scientific planning group.
  • I have not participated in the planning activities of international or national science organizations or agencies.
9

Do you have experience in negotiating international agreements with foreign government agencies?

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.
10 Choose the response that MOST accurately reflects your highest level of negotiation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as the chief negotiator.
  • I have served as the lead HR negotiator.
  • I have served on a management preparation team for a negotiated agreement.
  • I have served as a technical subject matter expert to aid in negotiations in specific areas.
  • None of the above.
11 Do you have experience in the development of U.S. policy with regard to the conservation and management of natural resources and an understanding of scientific bases for such policy? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working on the development of U.S. policy with regard to the conservation and management of natural resources and a good understanding of the scientific bases for such policy.
  • I have knowledge and understanding of U.S. policy with regard to the conservation and management of natural resources and understand the scientific bases for such policy.
  • I am aware of U.S. policy with regard to the conservation and management of natural resources and the scientific bases for such policy.
  • I am not aware of U.S. policy with regard to the conservation and management of natural resources and the scientific bases for such policy.
12 I have performed the following policy analysis and evaluation functions (choose all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • Extracted relevant pieces of information from documents and other sources.
  • Used a variety of methods to collect information.
  • Analyzed information to uncover patterns or trends.
  • Presented statistical data in easily understandable terms.
  • Analyzed information to determine legality/feasibility of proposed policy.
  • Provided written or oral recommendations to higher level officials to present recommended policy.
  • None of the above.
13

Do you have experience providing advice and recommendations in the development of environmental science, climate, and technology policy?

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 Do you have experience planning, developing, and completing position papers, proposals, agreements and treaties to support U.S. negotiations and consultations with foreign countries? 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.
15 Select the statement(s) that describe your experience verbally presenting information. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in meetings.
  • I have given presentations to senior management.
  • I have presented training courses.
  • I have given presentations at conferences/symposia.
  • None of the above.
16

Which of the following statement accurately describe your skill in written communication?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing written documents such as reports and briefing papers, which cover routine issues, with some complex elements and recipients are usually officials within my organization.
  • I have extensive experience in preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex studies, policy guidance and congressional correspondence, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above