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Grade: All Grades

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 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
8

Please indicate your level of experience and familiarity with uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies such as command and control systems, marine telemetry systems, and sensor technologies (e.g., side-scan sonar, magnetometers, multi-beam sonar, and physical and chemical oceanography sensors).

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience working with all of the types of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies listed above.
  • I have some experience working with the types of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies listed above.
  • I have limited experience working with the types of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies listed above.
  • I have experience working with one or two but not all of the types of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies listed above.
  • I have no experience with the types of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems or technologies listed above.
9

I have experience planning projects or program activities. I am proficient in performing or overseeing the performance of the following tasks. (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Setting project priorities.
  • Developing project goals.
  • Recommending and allocating project needs and resource requirements (e.g. staffing, funding, equipment, etc.).
  • Tracking and managing timelines and project milestones.
  • Coordinating project activities with others (e.g., technical staff, contractors, management, external organizations, etc.).
  • Monitoring project progress by identifying and solving problems or adjusting priorities to ensure that the project objectives are met.
  • Preparing technical and cost evaluations of proposals.
  • Monitoring contractor performance and ensuring that the contractor has adhered to the statements of work and cost.
  • None of the above.
10

Do you have experience analyzing and/or interpreting financial data to monitor and track expenditures to ensure program/project costs are within the approved budget?

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

Do you have experience in the field of uncrewed/unmanned marine systems to support ocean exploration, ocean research, and/or ocean science?

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

Which of the following best describes your experience with project management applying new technologies in the marine environment?

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

Do you have experience planning evaluation processes to assess the effectiveness of programs and/or projects in meeting established milestones, objectives and/or desired outcomes?

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

Which of the following best describes your experience coordinating the testing and evaluation of various types of unmanned/autonomous marine systems?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of or experience coordinating the testing and evaluation of various types of unmanned/autonomous marine systems.
  • I have basic knowledge of how to coordinate the testing and evaluation of various types of unmanned/autonomous marine systems, but do not have experience coordinating the testing and evaluation of these.
  • I have knowledge of and experience coordinating the testing and evaluation of various types of unmanned/autonomous marine systems.
  • 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 extensive knowledge and experience coordinating the testing and evaluation of various types of unmanned/autonomous marine systems am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15

What is your level of experience analyzing program and/or project data to track and report on programmatic activities and performance?

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.
16 Do you have training and/or experience utilizing spreadsheets or other computer software to collect and analyze 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.
17

Select the statement that best describes your experience providing support to stakeholders in order to meet organizational mission and program objectives.

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

Do you have experience providing program support to the transitioning of research to the operational environment?

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.
19

Do you have experience conducting briefings on program-related activities or recommendations to managers and/or stakeholders within a program or 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.
20

Do you have the ability to write for different audiences in order to communicate sound and authoritative recommendations and summaries on highly complex technical related issues/policies?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience writing multiple types documents to explain scientific information or findings to scientific, regulatory and lay audiences.
  • I have some experience writing multiple types documents to explain scientific information or findings to scientific, regulatory and lay audiences.
  • I have no experience writing multiple types documents to explain scientific information or findings to scientific, regulatory and lay audiences.