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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-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service? OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Do you have experience constructing, applying, and interpreting the results of quantitative analyses, statistical analyses, and time series analyses to physical oceanographic 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.
6 Which best describes your experience writing computer programs or scripts in support of data manipulation or analysis for coastal oceanography data projects? Answer to this question is required
  • I have written programs or scripts in at least TWO of the following: Matlab, C, Java, Fortran or Python
  • I have written programs or scripts in support of data manipulation or analysis for coastal oceanography data projects in at least FOUR of the following: Matlab, C, Java, Fortran or Python
  • I have written programs or scripts in support of data manipulation of analysis for coastal oceanography data projects in ALL of the following: Matlab, C, Java, Fortran and Python
  • I have no experience writing computer programs in support of data manipulation of analysis for coastal oceanography data projects.
7 Which of the following best describes your experience with oceanographic data processing? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience processing biological, chemical or physical oceanographic data using processing software or other programs. I am considered an expert in this area and I either supervise this work and/or am frequently consulted by others.
  • I have experience processing biological, chemical or physical oceanographic data using processing software or other programs as a regular part of my job. I work independently with little or no regular supervision to meet data processing objectives. I sometimes supervise or assist others in this area.
  • I have experience processing biological, chemical or physical oceanographic data on an infrequent basis. I may have to consult with others for guidance in this area and my work is subject to review by persons with more experience.
  • I have had training in processing biological, chemical or physical oceanographic data but I do not have actual work experience in this area.
  • I do not have training or experience as described above.
8

Do you have experience providing scientific and technical expertise on mean or extreme water level characteristics and uncertainty, associated with producing trends, predictions and projections?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  • I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senior scientist.
  • I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these tasks.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have no relevant education or experience in this area.
9

What is your level of expertise in analyzing spatial and temporal variability of physical oceanographic data using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)?

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience using time series and spatial analyses to interpret variability in physical oceanographic data using GIS, and can perform this task independently without supervision from a supervisor or senior employee and/or have been consulted to train others in this task.
  • I have moderate experience using time series and spatial analyses to interpret variability in physical oceanographic or atmospheric data, and can perform this task with supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have had classroom training or education in time series or spatial analysis of oceanographic or atmospheric data, but have not yet performed tasks involving these subjects in a job setting.
  • I do not have experience or training in time series or spatial analysis of oceanographic or atmospheric data.
10 What is your experience as a project manager using formal project management techniques to execute projects delivering oceanographic data and information? 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 modeling oceanographic processes? 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 Select the statement that best describes your experience with ocean observing systems and related data sets. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed scientific programs/projects that involved ocean observing systems and related data sets. Any supervisory review was limited.
  • I was responsible for an assigned segment of scientific programs/projects that involved ocean observing systems and related data sets with only some review by a supervisor or team leader.
  • I was assigned tasks to complete in support of scientific programs/projects that involved ocean observing systems and related data sets. My work was closely monitored and reviewed by a supervisor or team leader for accuracy and completeness by a senior scientist or my supervisor.
  • I do not have the experience described above.
13

Describe your ability to ensure that standard operating procedures are adequately updated and available, and that best practices for data analysis and reporting are followed.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience ensuring that standard operating procedures are adequately updated and available, and that best practices for data analysis and reporting are followed.
  • I have some experience ensuring that standard operating procedures are adequately updated and available, and that best practices for data analysis and reporting are followed.
  • I have limited experience ensuring that standard operating procedures are adequately updated and available, and that best practices for data analysis and reporting are followed.
  • I have no experience in this.
14

Select the statements that represent your experience in end-to-end oceanographic data management (Select all that apply):

Answer to this question is required
  • I have processed complex real-time and near-real-time regional and global oceanographic data sets.
  • I have unpacked complex historical and modern ocean data sets to gain an understanding of regional and global changes in the ocean due to climate change.
  • I have experience in quality control of oceanographic data sets.
  • I have improved and updated online access to oceanographic data.
  • I do not have any of the experience above.
15

Do you have experience communicating and collaborating with internal and external partners and other stakeholders?

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

Identify the following tasks that you perform as a regular part of your job that are indicative of responsiveness to stakeholder needs.

Answer to this question is required
  • Identify and assess stakeholder needs and requirements.
  • Develop new processes and procedures to enhance organizational performance and stakeholder engagement.
  • Refine requirements (e.g. statements of work, statements of objectives, performance work statements) for projects involving stakeholders.
  • Lead projects to improve organizational performance and stakeholder engagement.
  • Develop milestones and performance metrics for projects that improve organizational performance and stakeholder engagement.
  • None of the above.
17

Describe your experience providing technical advice to various stakeholder groups for the testing and adoption of model and forecasts 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 other 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 in written communications including standard operating procedures, documentation, technical reports, and presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience these types of written communications which have been accepted with little or no review or I provide guidance to less experienced staff.
  • I have experience writing these types of written communications which were reviewed and approved by others.
  • I have training and some job experience under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • I have training but no experience performing this task.
  • I have no training or experience performing this task.
19

Which of the following most closely describes your experience in reviewing/editing technical documents, in order to recommend updates to current technical documents, and develop standard operating procedures and guides?

Answer to this question is required
  • I am skilled in reviewing/editing technical documents, in order to recommend updates to current technical documents, and develop standard operating procedures and guides and have used these skills as part of my job and considered an expert.
  • I am skilled in reviewing/editing technical documents, in order to recommend updates to current technical documents, and develop standard operating procedures and guides and have used these skills as part of my job and am considered proficient.
  • I am skilled in reviewing and/or editing technical documents for quality of preparation (clarity, grammar, punctuation, etc.) but have not used these skills in developing standard operating procedures as part of my job.
  • I do not have any experience in this area.