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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-11: Do you have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level OR a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have knowledge and experience with government or commercial vessel operations, policies, and regulations?
  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.


* 3.What is your experience planning ship maintenance that ensures vessel operational reliability and compliance with regulatory standards and requirements?
  1. I have performed vessel maintenance planning for repair periods, arranging periodic American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) classification inspections, tracking consumption of weight and stability margins, and used information from a predictive and computer maintenance system (CMMS) to assist in formulation of specifications and repair requirements.
  2. I have been involved in vessel maintenance planning of one or more ships and have a working knowledge of periodic repair and inspections required by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Coast Guard.
  3. I have experience supporting vessel maintenance efforts to allow reliable operation of one or more ships over the useful life of the ship.
  4. I have limited or no experience planning maintenance for ships.


* 4.I have experience in the following areas of facilities management:
  1. Management of facilities.
  2. Developing space requirement.
  3. Developing statements of work for renovation projects.
  4. Conducting site reviews for construction/renovation projects.
  5. Developing punch list before beneficial occupancy.
  6. Developing and implementing facility policies and procedures.
  7. Scheduling space and vehicles assignments.


* 5.Have you managed contracts for facility services and improvement projects, including issuing specifications and acquiring cost estimates, i.e. inspections during and after performance of work, document deficiencies and timely corrective actions?
  1. I have supervised performance of these tasks or am consulted by other workers for assistance in performing these tasks.
  2. I have performed these tasks as a regular part of my job with little or no supervision.
  3. I have performed these tasks on the job with close supervision
  4. I do not have experience performing these tasks.


* 6.Do you have education training, or experience that demonstrates your ability to prepare budget request in anticipation of future maintenance, repair work, and replacement of existing equipment/diving gear.
  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.


* 7.What is your knowledge of and experience with the United States Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to commercial and scientific diving?
  1. I have no knowledge of OSHA laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to commercial and scientific diving.
  2. I have a basic knowledge of OSHA laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to commercial and scientific diving.
  3. I have a moderate knowledge of OSHA laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to commercial and scientific diving.
  4. I have an in-depth knowledge of OSHA laws, regulations and requirements pertaining to commercial and scientific diving.


* 8.Do you have knowledge of marine sanctuary goals, activities and programs?
  1. I have knowledge gained through direct work experience with marine sanctuary related agencies.
  2. I have knowledge gained through working with an external partner group or agency.
  3. I have knowledge gained independently researching and or reading.
  4. I do not have this knowledge but have the ability to learn it.


* 9.What is your experience working with researchers from diverse backgrounds on scientific projects related to any aspect of fisheries biology, conservation biology, ecology, or evolutionary biology?
  1. I am highly proficient in this task. I have supervised or trained others in performing this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance with this task.
  2. I am proficient in this task and have performed it regularly on the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I am somewhat proficient in this task and have performed it on the job, under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I am not yet proficient in this task, or I have not performed this task on the job.


* 10.What is the highest level scuba diving classification or certification you have achieved?
  1. I do not possess a diving certification.
  2. Military (Scuba), Recreational (Open Water)
  3. Military (Second Class), Recreational (Divemaster or Advanced), or NOAA (Working)
  4. Military (Master or First Class), Recreational (Instructor or Assistant Instructor), Commercial equivalent or NOAA (Divemaster)


* 11.Are you able to lift and dive with at least 80 pounds of SCUBA and scientific equipment?
  1. Yes
  2. No