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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: 2
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series because I have:
  1. A degree: major in biological science that included: At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; AND At least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR A combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  2. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series.


* 2.ZP-2: 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-1) or GS-05 grade level in the federal service? OR 1 full year of graduate-level education OR superior academic achievement OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.What type of assignments have you completed as an observer in the North Pacific groundfish fisheries?
  1. I have non-trawl, trawl, and plant observer experience.
  2. I have non-trawl and plant observer experience.
  3. I have trawl and plant observer experience.
  4. I have non-trawl and/or trawl observer experience only.
  5. I have plant observer experience only.
  6. I do not have this experience.


* 4.What level of knowledge do you have regarding observer data collection programs?
  1. I have worked with observer data collection programs as part of my daily duties.
  2. I have knowledge of observer data collection programs but have not specifically worked with them as part of my daily duties.
  3. I have no knowledge of observer data collection programs.


* 5.Do you have experience performing industry based shipboard sampling operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species?
  1. I undertake shipboard sampling of fish and shellfishes in a fishery context as a regular part of my job, with minimal assistance.
  2. I have supervised others in fishery shipboard operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species.
  3. I have performed this work on the job, however, my work was minimal or I received assistance.
  4. I have supervised or performed this work on the job, but not in a fishery context.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.


* 6.Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing, managing or using any fisheries databases (observers, permits, limited access eligibilities, trip reports, landings).
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. 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 this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no training or experience at this task.


* 7.Do you have experience or familiarity with the regulatory process necessary to implement fishery policy and management regimes?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have work experience in the use of personal computers where you have communicated using email, prepared letters, reports and other correspondence using word processing software, and used databases and spreadsheets to summarize and analyze data?
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. 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 this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no training or experience at this task.


* 9.Do you have experience communicating with federal, state and/or local agencies, commercial and recreational fisherman groups and/or general public on living marine resource management issues?
  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.


* 10.Please characterize your level of experience communicating complex issues and concepts, as well as the methods available for understanding and addressing issues/concepts in order to solve problems.
  1. 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.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I do not have experience in performing this task.


* 11.Do you have experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities among competing projects, working under pressure and meeting tight 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.


* 12.Do you have experience working with interdisciplinary teams to develop recommendations for improvements in operating procedures, especially pertaining to the collection of high quality, reliable fisheries data?
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


Grade: 3
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology Series because I have:
  1. A degree: major in biological science that included: At least 6 semester hours in aquatic subjects such as limnology, ichthyology, fishery biology, aquatic botany, aquatic fauna, oceanography, fish culture, or related courses in the field of fishery biology; AND At least 12 semester hours in the animal sciences in such subjects as general zoology, vertebrate zoology, comparative anatomy, physiology, entomology, parasitology, ecology, cellular biology, genetics, or research in these fields. (Excess course work in aquatic subjects may be used to meet this requirement when appropriate.) OR A combination of education and experience -- courses equivalent to a major in biological science (i.e., at least 30 semester hours), of which a minimum of 6 semester hours were in aquatic subjects and 12 semester hours were in the animal sciences, as shown above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  2. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 0482, Fish Biology 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.What type of assignments have you completed as an observer in the North Pacific groundfish fisheries?
  1. I have non-trawl, trawl, and plant observer experience.
  2. I have non-trawl and plant observer experience.
  3. I have trawl and plant observer experience.
  4. I have non-trawl and/or trawl observer experience only.
  5. I have plant observer experience only.
  6. I do not have this experience.


* 4.Do you have experience performing industry based shipboard sampling operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species?
  1. I undertake shipboard sampling of fish and shellfishes in a fishery context as a regular part of my job, with minimal assistance.
  2. I have supervised others in fishery shipboard operations and procedures for fish, shellfish and protected species.
  3. I have performed this work on the job, however, my work was minimal or I received assistance.
  4. I have supervised or performed this work on the job, but not in a fishery context.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.


* 5.Select the statement that best describes your experience in developing, managing or using any fisheries databases (observers, permits, limited access eligibilities, trip reports, landings).
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. 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 this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no training or experience at this task.


* 6.Please characterize your experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations related to fishery management and the regulatory process. (Select all that apply.)
  1. I have or have had direct responsibility to develop and implement fishing regulations as a regular part of my job and have completed rule making through the regulatory process.
  2. I have or have had direct responsibility to develop fishery management plans and/or amendments as a regular part of my job.
  3. I partcipate or have participated in the development of fishery management plans and/or amendments to fishery management plans.
  4. I have experience interpreting laws, rules, and regulations related to fishery management gained through course work and/or independent study.
  5. I have no experience interpreting and applying laws, rules, and regulations related to fishery management and the regulatory process.


* 7.Do you have work experience in the use of personal computers where you have communicated using email, prepared letters, reports and other correspondence using word processing software, and used databases and spreadsheets to summarize and analyze data?
  1. I am considered fully proficient in performing these tasks. 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 this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or co-worker.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work was monitored by a supervisor or co-worker to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have no training or experience at this task.


* 8.Do you have experience communicating with federal, state and/or local agencies, commercial and recreational fisherman groups and/or general public on living marine resource management issues?
  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.


* 9.Please characterize your level of experience communicating complex issues and concepts, as well as the methods available for understanding and addressing issues/concepts in order to solve problems.
  1. 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.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I do not have experience in performing this task.


* 10.Do you have experience in managing multiple projects simultaneously, setting priorities among competing projects, working under pressure and meeting tight 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.


* 11.What best describes your ability to function as a team leader and/or member in solving complex problems, monitoring problems simultaneously, and developing innovative techniques and solutions that require a high degree of originality and creativity in planning, designing experiment?
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.


* 12.Do you have experience working with interdisciplinary teams to develop recommendations for improvements in operating procedures, especially pertaining to the collection of high quality, reliable fisheries data?
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.