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Grade: 3
* 1.Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for a Professional Engineering Position Series. See the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for a comprehensive description of each option listed below:
  1. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from an accredited college or university. The course curriculum included differential & integral calculus & courses in 5 of the following areas of engineering science or physics: a. statics, dynamics; b. strength of materials (stress/strain); c. fluid mechanics & hydraulics; d. thermodynamics; e. electrical fields & circuits; f. nature & properties of materials; or g. optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by the current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (see Qualifications section).
  5. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements described in the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement.
  6. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by a related curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology.
  7. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement fir the 0800, Professional Engineering Positions Series.


* 2.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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have professional knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms to either design or to review the contracted design of water level station platforms?
  1. I have extensive knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  2. I have considerable knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  3. I have limited knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  4. I have no knowledge or skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.


* 4.Do you have experience in coastal water levels, currents, tidal predictions and tidal datums?
  1. I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 5.Which level listed below describes your experience evaluating the overall design, specification, installation, operation, calibration and verification of automated observing systems?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in this area.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 6.What is your experience regarding planning, deploying, operating, and maintaining oceanographic systems such as water levels, current meters, and buoys?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this task.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in this area.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 7.Among multiple projects, do you have experience in setting priorities, developing project schedules and milestones for physical oceanographic data collection projects, and meeting objectives within that schedule?
  1. 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.
  2. I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senior scientist.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these tasks.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have no relevant education or experience in this area.


* 8.Select the statement that best describes you experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of diverse teams (i.e., multi-agency, interagency teams comprised of contractors, government employees, and special interest groups), to complete a project or achieve a mission goal.
  1. I have had responsibility for overseeing diverse teams to resolve complex technical issues and to complete a project.
  2. I have served as a lead on a diverse team responsible for overseeing a portion of a project to ensure assignments are completed and milestones are met.
  3. I have been a member of such teams responsible for completing assignments independently to ensure the success of the project.
  4. I have been given assignments to complete by senior staff or supervisor that contribute to the work of an organizationally diverse team. These assignments are subject to review for accuracy and completeness.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience as described above.


* 9.Do you have experience in written communications including preparation of standard operating procedures (SOP's) documentation, technical reports and presentations?
  1. I have experience writing SOP's documentations, technical reports and /or presentation's as a regular and recurring part of the job These types of written communications have been accepted with little or no review by others and/or I am often consulted for my for my expertise in this area to provide guidance to less experience staff.
  2. I have experience writing SOP's, documentation, technical reports and /or presentations as a regular and recurring part of the job. These types of written communications are typically reviewed and approved by others.
  3. I have training and some job experience in this area under the guidance of a supervisor .
  4. I have training but no job experience performing this task.
  5. I have no training or job experience performing this task.


Grade: 4
* 1.Select the statement that best describes how you meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for a Professional Engineering Position Series. See the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for a comprehensive description of each option listed below:
  1. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from a school of engineering with at least one curriculum accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) as a professional engineering curriculum.
  2. I have a bachelor's or higher degree in professional Engineering from an accredited college or university. The course curriculum included differential & integral calculus & courses in 5 of the following areas of engineering science or physics: a. statics, dynamics; b. strength of materials (stress/strain); c. fluid mechanics & hydraulics; d. thermodynamics; e. electrical fields & circuits; f. nature & properties of materials; or g. optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics or electronics.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by the current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by evidence of having successfully passed the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) examination, or the written test required for professional registration, which is administered by the Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico, (see Qualifications section).
  5. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by specified academic courses: Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and in engineering that included the courses specified in the basic requirements described in the Qualifications section of this vacancy announcement.
  6. I have a combination of education and experience--college-level education, training, and/or technical experience. The adequacy of such background is demonstrated by a related curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in engineering technology and at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance in an appropriate professional field, e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology.
  7. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement fir the 0800, Professional Engineering Positions Series.


* 2.ZP-4: In addition to the meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-3) or GS-12 grade level in the federal service? (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have professional knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms to either design or to review the contracted design of water level station platforms?
  1. I have extensive knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  2. I have considerable knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  3. I have limited knowledge and skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.
  4. I have no knowledge or skill in engineering principles relative to the architecture of marine platforms.


* 4.Do you have experience maintaining and supporting an entire systems engineering cycle?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Describe your experience with design and/or maintenance of marine structures, platforms, or moorings.
  1. I have extensive experience in design and maintenance of marine structures, platforms, or moorings.
  2. I have some experience in design and maintenance of marine structures, platforms, or moorings.
  3. I have no experience with design and maintenance of marine structures, platforms, or moorings.


* 6.Do you have experience in coastal water levels, currents, tidal predictions and tidal datums?
  1. I have extensive experience in these tasks and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or a more senior scientist.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these areas.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 7.Which level listed below describes your experience evaluating the overall design, specification, installation, operation, calibration and verification of automated observing systems?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this work.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in this area.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 8.What is your experience regarding planning, deploying, operating, and maintaining oceanographic systems such as water levels, current meters, and buoys?
  1. I have extensive experience in this task and routinely work independently and/or provide guidance and direction to others in carrying out this task.
  2. I have considerable experience conducting this task with guidance and oversight from a supervisor.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting this task and have only limited experience in this area.
  4. I have no relevant experience in this area.


* 9.Among multiple projects, do you have experience in setting priorities, developing project schedules and milestones for physical oceanographic data collection projects, and meeting objectives within that schedule?
  1. 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.
  2. I have considerable experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities in conducting these tasks with guidance and oversight from a supervisor or more senior scientist.
  3. I have assisted more senior workers in conducting these tasks and have only limited experience in these tasks.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  5. I have no relevant education or experience in this area.


* 10.Select the statement that best describes you experience establishing and maintaining working relationships with a variety of diverse teams (i.e., multi-agency, interagency teams comprised of contractors, government employees, and special interest groups), to complete a project or achieve a mission goal.
  1. I have had responsibility for overseeing diverse teams to resolve complex technical issues and to complete a project.
  2. I have served as a lead on a diverse team responsible for overseeing a portion of a project to ensure assignments are completed and milestones are met.
  3. I have been a member of such teams responsible for completing assignments independently to ensure the success of the project.
  4. I have been given assignments to complete by senior staff or supervisor that contribute to the work of an organizationally diverse team. These assignments are subject to review for accuracy and completeness.
  5. I have not had education, training, or experience as described above.


* 11.Do you have experience in written communications including preparation of standard operating procedures (SOP's) documentation, technical reports and presentations?
  1. I have experience writing SOP's documentations, technical reports and /or presentation's as a regular and recurring part of the job These types of written communications have been accepted with little or no review by others and/or I am often consulted for my for my expertise in this area to provide guidance to less experience staff.
  2. I have experience writing SOP's, documentation, technical reports and /or presentations as a regular and recurring part of the job. These types of written communications are typically reviewed and approved by others.
  3. I have training and some job experience in this area under the guidance of a supervisor .
  4. I have training but no job experience performing this task.
  5. I have no training or job experience performing this task.