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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

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 specific experience conceiving, developing and writing complex, integrated research project proposals relating to marine ecosystem science?
  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.Do you have experience developing and managing a highly technical, multi-disciplinary, integrated research plan that addresses agency goals and resource management objectives?
  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.


* 4.Do you have experience working across multiple management units to develop and implement complex research studies?
  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.


* 5.Please describe your leadership skills in the workplace providing guidance, coaching, mentoring, training, motivation and/or direct oversight to staff members to ensure project completion, procedural/regulation compliance and comprehension, task mastery, achievement of organizational goals, increased morale, etc.
  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.


* 6.Do you have the ability to lead diverse people and multiple projects in parallel in a team environment including: performing long range planning, defining project specifics, solving resource contentions, setting project priorities, coordinating and tracking multiple project schedules?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.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.


* 8.Describe your experience managing budget formulation and execution for a large organization.
  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.


* 9.Do you have the experience that demonstrates your ability to verbally communicate technical aspects of an agency's science based programs or projects and to represent their policy positions to other professional or non-professional groups, organizations or agencies?
  1. Yes, I have experience communicating technical aspects of science based programs or projects and I have represented an agencys/organization's policy positions to other professional or non-professional groups, organizations or agencies.
  2. I have experience communicating technical aspects of science based programs or projects to professional or non- professional groups, organizations or agencies but I have not represented an agency's/organization's policy positions.
  3. I have never communicated technical aspects of science based programs or projects to professional or non-professional groups, organizations or agencies nor represented an agencys/organization's policy positions.


* 10.Select the statement that best describes your experience writing and reviewing technical and scientific reports for publication relating to oceanography or marine science.
  1. I have performed this task as a regular part of my duties.
  2. I have performed this task on a limited basis in my current or former job.
  3. I have performed this task while attending college or graduate school.
  4. I have written up scientific results and presented them to senior scientists to use for their publications.
  5. I have no experience performing this task.