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Grade: All Grades
* 1.ZP-5: Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-4) or GS-14 grade level in the federal service? This may be federal OR non-federal experience (i.e. private industry). (See the "Qualifications" section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Do you have experience developing or implementing programs that support fishery management plans or other natural resource management regulations (e.g., developing and implementing fishery statistics or data collection programs)?
  1. I have served as the lead for developing or implementing programs that support fishery management plans or other natural resource management regulations.
  2. I have been involved with developing or implementing programs that support fishery management plans or had the lead for developing or implementing such programs for regulations governing use of other natural resources.
  3. I have education and training on developing or implementing programs that support fishery management plans or regulations governing use of other natural resources.
  4. I have limited experience with developing or implementing programs that support fishery management plans or other natural resource management regulations.
  5. I have no education or experience in this area.


* 3.Do you have experience developing, implementing, and/or monitoring fishery conservation and management programs under the Magnuson-Steven Fishery Conversation and Management Act (MFCMA) and other applicable laws (NEPA, ESA, RFA, APA, etc.)?
  1. I have worked directly with programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for fishery management under MSA and other applicable laws.
  2. I have worked with a team that was responsible for programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for the fishery management under MSA and other applicable law.
  3. I have reviewed documents produced by a team that was responsible for administration of programs (regulatory, policy setting, analytical) for fishery management under MSA and other applicable law.
  4. I am not familiar with the MSA.


* 4.Do you have experience interpreting the results of technical reports or articles, assessing its value and applying this assessment to program or project assessment or policy development?
  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.


* 5.Do you have experience communicating with federal, state and local agencies, commercial and recreational fisherman groups and 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.


* 6.Do you have experience communicating and dealing with highly culturally diverse constituents on fisheries and marine resource management issues and strategies in the insular Pacific areas?
  1. I have extensive experience communicating and dealing with the highly culturally diverse constituents in the insular Pacific areas on fisheries and marine resource management issues and strategies.
  2. I have some experience communicating and dealing with the highly culturally diverse constituents in the insular Pacific areas on fisheries and marine resource management issues and strategies.
  3. I have experience communicating and dealing with culturally diverse constituents in a different location on fisheries and marine resource management issues and strategies.
  4. I have experience communicating and dealing with culturally diverse constituents in a different location and non-fisheries management issues.
  5. I have no professional experience communicating and dealing with culturally diverse constituents and any types of resource management issues.


* 7.I have performed the following human resources management activities: (check all that apply).
  1. Performance management: setting performance standards, evaluating performance, employee recognition.
  2. Conducting interviews.
  3. Ensuring Merit Promotion practices.
  4. Adhering to Merit System Principles and prohibited personnel practices.
  5. Compliance with Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.
  6. Americans with Disabilities Act compliance.
  7. Implemented Diversity policies.
  8. Staff training planning and implementation.
  9. Individual Development Planning.
  10. Employee programs and hiring authorities.
  11. Alternate Dispute Resolution.
  12. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following leadership functions have you performed (check all that apply).
  1. Plan and delegate work to others.
  2. Oversee the work of others.
  3. Assess the strengths and weakness of others.
  4. Convey feedback in a constructive manner to promote development.
  5. Tailor coaching style to the individual employee and situation.
  6. Reward and recognize performance.
  7. Resolve conflict.
  8. Make conclusive decisions.
  9. Interview candidates for position vacancies.
  10. Develop performance standards.
  11. Identify developmental and training needs of employees.
  12. Report team progress to project mangers and sponsors.
  13. Manage expectations of stakeholders and sponsors.
  14. None of the above.


* 9.Do you have experience in planning and leading a multi-objective program, including setting and achieving goals and objectives through effective supervision of professional and technical staff?
  1. I have experience performing these tasks as a supervisor equivalent to a Division or Branch Chief for more than 3 years.
  2. I have experience performing these tasks as a supervisor equivalent to a Group or Team Leader (less than 7 individuals) for more than 3 years.
  3. I have experience in performing these tasks as a supervisor equivalent to a Division or a Branch Chief for 2-3 years.
  4. I have experience in performing these tasks as a supervisor equivalent to a Group or Team Leader for 2-3 years.
  5. I have no experience performing these tasks.


* 10.Do you have experience representing an agency or organization in situations that involve discussing or explaining controversial issues.
  1. I have served as a representative of an agency or organization for the purpose of explaining the agency or organization position and/or policy on controversial issues.
  2. As a representative of an agency or organization, I have conducted public hearings or chaired meetings on controversial issues.
  3. I have work experience preparing agency or organization representatives for controversial meetings.
  4. I have no work experience in this task.


* 11.Do you have proven communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills to effectively coordinate and work with diverse people or groups having opposing viewpoints?
  1. I have substantial, in-depth experience of having outstanding communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolutions skills and extensive experience successfully coordinating and reaching consensus among diverse multi-agency groups in the scientific community often having opposing viewpoints or agendas.
  2. I have good communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills and experience coordinating diverse multi-agency groups in the scientifc community.
  3. I have good communications, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills, but only limited experience coordinating diverse multi-agency groups in the scientific community.
  4. I have limited experience in this area.