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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.Select the statement that best describes your experience in participating in scientific, technical or management conferences or workshops.
  1. I have planned conferences by determining discussion topics, identifying and inviting guest speakers, and approving briefing material to ensure the goals of the conference are met.
  2. I have facilitated scientific, technical or management conferences ensuring information conveyed is accurate, presenters stay on topic and address conference attendees questions, and assist presenter in clarifying briefing material to audience.
  3. I have presented my scientific findings at technical and/or management conferences or workshops.
  4. I have attended scientific, technical or management conferences or workshops.
  5. I have not attended nor participated in scientific, technical or management conferences or workshops.


* 3.Do you have experience working effectively on interagency, interdisciplinary, or inter-corporate teams responsible for the development, evaluation, or implementation of projects, especially pertaining to the collection of high quality, reliable fisheries data?
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no experience in performing these tasks.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience in fisheries sciences such as biology, ecology, oceanography and habitat requirements.
  1. I have several years of research in fisheries science or several years of work experience directly related to fisheries science.
  2. I have at least one year of work experience directly related to fisheries science.
  3. I have limited knowledge of fisheries sciences through coursework
  4. I have no knowledge of this subject.


* 5.To what extent have you developed layman documents of technical information?
  1. I have had the lead on developing layman documents of technical information.
  2. I have been involved in developing layman documents of technical information, but have not had the lead role.
  3. I have no experience in developing layman documents of technical information.


* 6.What is your level of experience in providing briefings of technical information to upper level management or other agency leadership?
  1. I have made 3-5 presentations, either written or verbal, to upper level management or agency leadership of technical information.
  2. I have less than 3 presentations, either written or verbal, to upper level management or agency leadership of technical information.
  3. I have no experience with briefing upper level management or agency leadership of technical information.


* 7.What is your knowledge and experience with fisheries programs and policies?
  1. I have substantial knowledge of fisheries programs and policies through my related education and my work experience in fisheries management.
  2. I have knowledge of fisheries programs and policies through my related education but have no on the job experience.
  3. I have limited knowledge of fisheries programs and policies through coursework.
  4. I have no knowledge of this subject.


* 8.Do you have experience with the development and execution of strategic planning processes, including the development of goals and objectives consistent with the mission of an agency, for multiple organizational units?
  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.


* 9.Which of the following best reflects your education, training or work experience in developing program metrics, performance measures, and other objective measures of program progress:
  1. I am proficient in the use of NOAA's program metrics, performance measures, and other objective measures of program progress.
  2. I am proficient in the use of another Federal agency's program metrics, performance measures, and other objective measures of program progress.
  3. I am proficient in the use of private sector program metrics, performance measures, and other objective measures of program progress.
  4. I have limited experience with the use of program metrics, performance measures, and other objective measures of program progress.
  5. I have no experience in performing this task.


* 10.Do you have experience developing spending plans and/or budgets for specific programs or operations?
  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.


* 11.Do you have training and/or experience working on a project which required strong interpersonal, group and customer-service related skills for planning, gaining cooperation, making decisions, consensus building and meeting deadlines?
  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.