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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.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


* 2.Do you have experience as a supervisor or manager developing work plans, balancing work loads, meeting deadlines and ensuring timely production of products for a team, division, branch or office?
  1. I have extensive experience as a supervisor or manager developing work plans, balancing work loads, meeting deadlines and ensuring timely production of products for a team, division, branch or office.
  2. I have experience as a team leader developing work plans, balancing work loads, meeting deadlines and ensuring timely production of products for a team, division, branch or office but not as a supervisor or manager.
  3. I have assisted as a member of a team with developing work plans, balancing work loads, meeting deadlines and ensuring timely production of products for a team, division, branch or office.
  4. I do not have experience developing work plans, balancing work loads, meeting deadlines and ensuring timely production of products for a team, division, branch or office.


* 3.Do you have experience working with multi-disciplinary scientific research teams, including researchers from Federal, State, and Academic institutions addressing fisheries biogeography, oceanographic, trophic dynamics, and other aspects of fisheries and other living marine resources?
  1. Yes, as an overall project manager or supervisor (lead principal investigator).
  2. Yes, as a co-principal investigator.
  3. Yes, as a member of a team.
  4. I have no experience in performing these tasks.


* 4.As an indicator of your experience interacting with natural resource agencies; industry; environmental groups; and federal, state or local governments, how many of the following activities have you completed as part of your professional experience?
  1. Led or chaired a multi-agency technical group that provided advice to natural resource managers.
  2. Participated in two or more multi-agency technical groups that provided advice to natural resource managers.
  3. I have conducted scientific collaborations with colleagues who work for one of the above groups (other than my own employer).
  4. I have produced reports providing technical advice to one of the above groups.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Do you have experience in analyzing, implementing, explaining, or briefing decision-makers on the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and the Endangered Species Act or the Marine Mammal Protection Act?
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing these tasks.
  2. I have had education or training in performing these tasks, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed one of these tasks and am well versed in the governing statute or regulations.
  4. I have performed two or more of these tasks and/or I am well versed in the governing statutes or regulations.
  5. I have not performed these specific tasks.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your publication record in scientific peer-reviewed journals?
  1. I have authored or co-authored five or more publications related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment, or ecological impacts in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
  2. I have authored or co-authored one, two, three or four publications related to population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment, or ecological impacts in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
  3. I have authored or co-authored publications on topics other than population dynamics, stock assessment, ecological assessment, or ecological impacts in scientific peer-reviewed journals.
  4. I have no publications in scientific peer-reviewed journals.


* 7.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.


* 8.What level of knowledge/experience do you have designing stock assessment models and conducting advanced quantitative and statistical methods used to determine the distribution and abundance of marine or freshwater fishes or invertebrates?
  1. I have had the primary responsibility for the design and execution of stock assessment models and conducting advanced quantitative and statistical methods that used fishery-independent and fishery-dependent data.
  2. I have assisted in the design of stock assessment models to determine the distribution and abundance of marine or freshwater fishes or invertebrates.
  3. I have assisted in the execution of stock assessment models to determine the distribution and abundance of marine or freshwater fishes or invertebrates.
  4. I have no knowledge or experience in this area.


* 9.Have you had experience in evaluating the uncertainty in the estimates of biological reference values such as spawning stock biomass per recruit or status determination criteria (maximum fishing mortality threshold and minimum stock size threshold) for any living resource?
  1. I have incorporated data observations and prior information using Bayes Theorem and estimated probability distributions of biological reference points with Markov Chain Monte Carlo in stock assessments.
  2. I have derived, calculated, and applied variance estimates of biological reference points in stock assessments.
  3. I have used sensitivity analysis to evaluate the uncertainty in biological reference points.
  4. I have no experience in performing these tasks.


* 10.Which best describes your level of knowledge (through formal education, work experience, or training) of more recent integrated, statistical catch-at-age models used to assess the status (dynamics) of fish populations, e.g., ADAPT model, Stock Synthesis model, AD Model Builder-based models, MULTIFAN-CL model, etc.?
  1. I am knowledgeable of such models and have conducted two or more stock assessments based on them.
  2. I am generally familiar with such models and have conducted one stock assessment based on them.
  3. I am generally familiar with such models, but have no experience conducting stock assessments based on them.
  4. I am not familiar with such models.