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### Grade: 3

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### Grade: All Grades

- Yes
- No

- I have the ability to develop novel or refined statistical methods and justify them on theoretical grounds. I have demonstrated this ability by publishing one or more examples in peer-reviewed statistical journals.
- I have the ability to read, comprehend, and apply recently published novel or refined statistical methods. I have demonstrated this ability by publishing one or more examples in peer-reviewed statistical journals.
- I have the ability to recognize characteristics of data that would violate critical assumptions, and to enlist collaborators to ensure that the data are analyzed correctly. I have demonstrated this ability in publications, reports, or a dissertation.
- I have analyzed ecological data using widely accepted statistical methods, but I have not encountered significant failures to meet assumptions.
- I have little or no experience with statistical treatment of ecological data.

- C++
- Fortran 90 or above
- C
- R
- Visual Basic
- Unix/Linux
- None of the above

- I have experience using R, SAS, S-Plus, FORTRAN, C or C++, and higher programming languages such as ADModelBuilder and WinBUGS, etc., and have also written software/models that can or have been used for stock assessment work.
- I have experience using statistical analysis software such as SAS and S-Plus and scientific programming languages such as FORTRAN, C and C++ .
- I have experience using non-statistical software such as Excel, QuattroPro, and general data management software.
- I have no experience in this area.

- I have written my own code using such languages as C, FORTRAN, S, or R to implement statistical models which I have developed or substantially altered to fit a particular application.
- I have used existing functionality in WinBUGS, SAS, S-Plus, R, or other software package to implement statistical models which I have developed or substantially altered to fit a particular application.
- I have used statistical software to implement models developed by others (with little or no alteration) for the analysis of environmental data collected over time or over a spatial region.
- I have no experience working with statistical software in the analysis of spatially or temporally correlated data.

- I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
- I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job or research project. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
- I have performed these tasks on the job or research project. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
- I have no experience performing this task.

- I am familiar with the principles of all of these and have applied them resulting in at least one peer-reviewed publications.
- I am familiar with the principles of most of these and have applied them resulting in at least one agency report or dissertation.
- I have had exposure to the principles of several of these through academic training but have not applied them outside of coursework.
- I am not familiar with these techniques and disciplines.

- I have analyzed large complex data sets in a research context resulting in a peer-review journal article.
- I have analyzed large complex data sets as a part of a technical memo/report or graduate thesis.
- I have analyzed large complex data sets as a regular part of my work, but have not written up the results.
- I have taken classes/workshops focusing on analyzing large complex data sets, but do not do this on a regular basis.
- I do not have this experience or training.

- I have three or more years of experience in statistical hypotheses testing requiring proficiency/knowledge of likelihood ratios, general linear modeling, time series analysis, multiple regression and multivariate analysis utilizing available statistical packages for calculation of error probability.
- I have one or more years of experience in statistical hypotheses testing requiring proficiency/knowledge of likelihood ratios, general linear modeling, time series analysis, multiple regression and multivariate analysis utilizing available statistical packages for calculation of error probability.
- I have two or more years of experience in statistical hypotheses testing using methods such as ANOVA or regression utilizing statistical packages such as Minitab or Microsoft Excel.
- I have at least one year or more of experience extracting relevant data from databases and compiling accurate tables or data files as part of a research or assessment study.
- I have no experience performing such tasks

- I have authored or co-authored five or more publications dealing with models of population dynamics in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
- I have authored or co-authored one, two, three or four publications dealing with models of population dynamics in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
- I have authored or co-authored publications on topics other than models of population dynamics in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
- I have no publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals.

- I am considered fully proficient in performing this task. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them in doing these tasks because of my expertise.
- I have performed these tasks as a regular part of a job. I have performed them independently and normally without review of a supervisor or co-worker.
- I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
- I have no experience in performing these tasks.