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Grade: 13
DESCRIPTION OF COURSEWORK REQUIRED FOR THE METEOROLOGY SERIES: Your degree must have included 1. 24 semester/36 quarter hours in meteorology/atmospheric science that included a. a minimum of 6 semester hrs of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; b. 6 semester hrs of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale); c. 3 semester hrs of physical meteorology; and d. 2 semester hrs of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation. 2. 6 semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions. 3. 3 semester hours of ordinary differential equations. 4. 9 semester hrs of course work appropriate for a physical science major in any combination of 3 or more of the following: physical hydrology, statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, radiative transfer, aeronomy, advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science.

* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series because I have:
  1. A degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major. (See the required coursework information statement below.)
  2. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in the coursework information statement below, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series.


* 2.Do you have experience writing, debugging, and testing complex code in FORTRAN?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.GS-13: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, I have 1 year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Please select the statement that best describes your experience assessing hydrometerological data?
  1. I have performed this task on the job, or as college level labwork. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor, or instructor at an academic institution.
  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 academic instructor.
  3. I am considered highly skilled in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. Alternatively, I have taught or instructed in this task in a college lab.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 5.Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience with computers (e.g. supercomputers Linux/Unix based scientific computers) their software applications and scientific programming (e.g. FORTRAN, C, C++,LINUX/UNIX, scripts,NCL NetCDF, Matlab, IDL,SQL) as it relates to data access, analysis or numerical modeling?
  1. I have extensive experiences with innovative use of computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  2. I have experience with computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  3. I have had occasional use of computers and demonstrated limited ability to program computers.
  4. Computers serve as an important factor in my research but computer programmers are required for assistance.
  5. I have no knowledge, training or experience in the use of computers.


* 6.From the list below, select the programming languages with which you are experienced.
  1. C/C++
  2. Java
  3. PERL
  4. Python
  5. Fortran
  6. PHP
  7. None of the above


* 7.What is your experience with the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast system (ATCF)?
  1. Extensive. I know the design and the database architecture.
  2. I have used it regularly during the past three years.
  3. I have used it occasionally in the past.
  4. I have no experience with ACTF.


* 8.Please select the statement that best describes your experience with GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.
  1. Extensive. I have developed applications using GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.
  2. I often use it for the analysis or display of meteorological data.
  3. I have used it occasionally in the past.
  4. I have no experience with GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.


* 9.Select the statement that best characterizes your teamwork or collaboration experience.
  1. I have experience working in an interagency program in collaboration with individuals and groups from multiple agencies.
  2. I have experience working across organization lines in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
  3. I have no teamwork or collaboration experience.


* 10.Which of the following computer models that handle tropical cyclones and associated dynamical/physical processes? (GFS, NOGAPS, UKMET, ECMWF, GFDL) are you familiar with? Please select all that apply.
  1. GFS
  2. NOGAPS
  3. UKMET
  4. ECMWF
  5. GFDL
  6. None of the above.


Grade: 14
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series because I have:
  1. A degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major. (See the required coursework information statement below.)
  2. Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in the coursework information statement below, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1340 Meteorology Series.


* 2.Do you have experience writing, debugging, and testing complex code in FORTRAN?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.GS-14: in addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirements for this position, I have one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Within the last 10 years, how many articles on tropical or marine meteorology have you authored/coauthored which have been published in a refereed journal such as Weather and Forecasting or Monthly Weather Review?
  1. 3 or more
  2. 2 or 3
  3. 1
  4. 0


* 5.Please select the statement that best describes your experience assessing hydrometerological data?
  1. I have performed this task on the job, or as college level labwork. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor, or instructor at an academic institution.
  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 academic instructor.
  3. I am considered highly skilled in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise. Alternatively, I have taught or instructed in this task in a college lab.
  4. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 6.Which best describes your level of knowledge and experience with computers (e.g. supercomputers Linux/Unix based scientific computers) their software applications and scientific programming (e.g. FORTRAN, C, C++,LINUX/UNIX, scripts,NCL NetCDF, Matlab, IDL,SQL) as it relates to data access, analysis or numerical modeling?
  1. I have extensive experiences with innovative use of computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  2. I have experience with computers and have demonstrated ability to program computers.
  3. I have had occasional use of computers and demonstrated limited ability to program computers.
  4. Computers serve as an important factor in my research but computer programmers are required for assistance.
  5. I have no knowledge, training or experience in the use of computers.


* 7.From the list below, select the programming languages with which you are experienced.
  1. C/C++
  2. Java
  3. PERL
  4. Python
  5. Fortran
  6. PHP
  7. None of the above


* 8.What is your experience with the Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast system (ATCF)?
  1. Extensive. I know the design and the database architecture.
  2. I have used it regularly during the past three years.
  3. I have used it occasionally in the past.
  4. I have no experience with ACTF.


* 9.Please select the statement that best describes your experience with GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.
  1. Extensive. I have developed applications using GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.
  2. I often use it for the analysis or display of meteorological data.
  3. I have used it occasionally in the past.
  4. I have no experience with GEMPAK/N-AWIPS.


* 10.Select the statement that best characterizes your teamwork or collaboration experience.
  1. I have experience working in an interagency program in collaboration with individuals and groups from multiple agencies.
  2. I have experience working across organization lines in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups.
  3. I have no teamwork or collaboration experience.


* 11.Which of the following computer models that handle tropical cyclones and associated dynamical/physical processes? (GFS, NOGAPS, UKMET, ECMWF, GFDL) are you familiar with? Please select all that apply.
  1. GFS
  2. NOGAPS
  3. UKMET
  4. ECMWF
  5. GFDL
  6. None of the above.