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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

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* 1.Do you have knowledge of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and its mandates to manage commercial fisheries that interact with marine mammals?
  1. I have extensive knowledge of marine mammal and fisheries bycatch issues as it relates to the MMPA.
  2. I have minimal knowledge of marine mammal bycatch issues.
  3. I am familiar with bycatch issues in commercial fisheries other than marine mammal bycatch issues.
  4. I have no knowledge of bycatch issues as it relates to the MMPA or other statutes.


* 2.Do you have experience with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) through implementation of sections involving bycatch of marine mammals in commercial fisheries (e.g., development of Stock Assessment Reports, List of Fisheries, Take Reduction Teams)?
  1. I have at least two years of experience implementing at least two sections of the MMPA involving management of bycatch of marine mammals in commercial fisheries.
  2. I have at least one year of experience implementing at least two sections of the MMPA involving management of bycatch of marine mammals in commercial fisheries, or have multiple years of experience implementing sections of the MMPA that do not involve management of bycatch of marine mammals.
  3. I have at least two years of experience implementing the MMPA.
  4. I have no experience with this task.


* 3.Do you have experience implementing regulations with or between agencies or organizations to ensure compliance with the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), Endangered Species Act (ESA) or Magnuson-Stevens Fishery and Conservation Management Act (MSA)?
  1. I have at least five years of experience implementing regulations with or between agencies or organizations to ensure compliance with the above statutes.
  2. I have at least three years of experience implementing regulations with or between agencies or organizations to ensure compliance with the above statutes.
  3. I have at least one year of experience implementing regulations with or between agencies or organizations to ensure compliance with the above statutes.
  4. I have no work experience performing this task.


* 4.What is your experience related to the management, protection, or restoration of aquatic habitats for the protection and recovery of Endangered Species Act listed species, particularly sturgeon, sea turtles, and marine mammals?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.


* 5.Do you have knowledge of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) and the science required to meet its mandates?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. 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.Do you have experience designing, implementing, or assessing conservation programs that address natural and anthropogenic threats to species protected under the Endangered Species Act or the Marine Mammal Protection Act (e.g., fishery interactions, harmful algal blooms, pollution, vessel interactions, illegal feeding, depredation)?
  1. I have considerable experience designing, implementing, or assessing conservation programs that address natural and anthropogenic threats to the species protected under these acts, and am often consulted for my knowledge and expertise on these topics.
  2. I have general knowledge regarding natural and anthropogenic threats to the species protected under these acts, and limited experience designing, implementing, or assessing conservation programs that address these threats.
  3. I have limited knowledge regarding natural and anthropogenic threats to the species protected under these acts and have no experience designing, implementing, or assessing conservation programs that address these threats.
  4. I have no knowledge or experience regarding natural and anthropogenic threats to the species protected under these acts.


* 7.Do you have experience communicating in writing and orally with state and federal agencies, industry groups, environmental groups, non-governmental groups, academic audiences, and/or the public on complex issues related to natural resource issues in general or the Endangered Species Act specifically?
  1. I have no experience communicating about the natural resources issues.
  2. I have some experience communicating about natural resource issues.
  3. I have some experience communicating about natural resource issues with many of these groups.
  4. I have extensive experience communicating about natural resource issues with many of these groups.


* 8.Do you have training or experience identifying, assessing, and resolving natural resource issues which involve Federal, state and local governments, tribes, private organizations, business and industry, and the general public?
  1. I have extensive training and experience working with others from all levels of government, tribes, private, and public.
  2. I have extensive training/experience working with some of the above listed organizations.
  3. I have limited training/experience working with some of organizations listed above.
  4. I have no training/experience in this area.


* 9.Which best describes your level of knowledge (through formal education, work experience, or training) of animal population biology and quantitative methods used to evaluate population-related dynamics and demographic parameters related to marine species protected under the Marine Mammal Protection Act or Endangered Species Act?
  1. I have taken course work through an accredited academic institution, and considerable formal job or research experience on these topics.
  2. I have taken course work through an accredited academic institution, but limited formal job or research experience on these topics.
  3. I have had general and advanced courses through an accredited academic institution, but no formal job or research experience on these topics.
  4. I have no education, training or experience on these topics.


* 10.Describe your experience reviewing draft scientific publications and other technical documents to ensure compliance with Endangered Species Act requirements and consistency with agency clearance requirements, as well as providing guidance to authors on these requirements.
  1. I have extensive experience reviewing complex Endangered Species Act documents to ensure compliance with the Act and consistency with agency requirements. I am consulted as an expert by other colleagues and I am formally responsible for training other biologists in these tasks.
  2. I have experience reviewing Endangered Species Act documents to ensure compliance with the Act and consistency with agency requirements. I have provided limited guidance to internal clients on compliance.
  3. I have experience reviewing basic Endangered Species Act documents to ensure compliance with the Act and consistency with agency requirements.
  4. I have no experience reviewing Endangered Species Act documents to ensure compliance with the Act and consistency with agency requirements.