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* 1.Do you have experience in assisting with designing the data collection, data entry and specimen sampling methods for research cruises?
  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 this task because of my expertise.
  2. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed them independently and normally without review by a supervisor or coworker.
  3. I have performed this task on the job. My work was on this task was monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  4. I have not had experience performing this task.


* 2.Have you assisted with writing research grants?
  1. I have assisted with writing more than one research grant.
  2. I have assisted with writing one research grant.
  3. I have not performed this task.


* 3.What level of experience do you have with quality control of data gathered during research cruises?
  1. As a routine part of my job I have oversight and lead responsibility for quality control of sets of data collected during research cruises.
  2. I have assisted in quality control of data collected during research cruises.
  3. I have no experience with quality control of data collected during research cruises.


* 4.This position will involve analysis of ecological data. What experience do you have with mapping and statistical software used in the analysis of data on ecological data?
  1. I have more than one year of experience with spatial mapping software (e.g., Surfer and/or ARCView) and statistical/modeling software (e.g., SAS or SPSS).
  2. I only have experience with basic spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and database software (e.g. Access).
  3. I only have university (or other) training in statistics or biometrics.
  4. I have no training, education or experience in this area.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your general knowledge of sampling procedures for fish surveys (including catch sorting, species identification, and collection following sampling protocols)?
  1. I have a strong educational background in fisheries and three or more years in conducting fish surveys or working on a NMFS-supported survey.
  2. I have direct work experience that relied on a strong working knowledge of fish surveys or working on a NMFS-supported survey.
  3. I have knowledge of the basic information of fish surveys through college or university coursework.
  4. I have no knowledge of fish surveys.


* 6.Have you conducted field research including accurate data collection, data entry, data editing and report writing?
  1. I have extensive experience performing field research which includes the data collection, entering data, editing data and doing a final written report for management.
  2. I have assisted with field research which includes the data collection, entering data, editing data only.
  3. I have not performed this task.


* 7.Do you have experience using statistical or other quantitative methods to analyze fisheries or fish community data?
  1. I am considered an expert in this area. I am normally the person who is consulted by other staff to assist them because of my expertise.
  2. I have considerable experience in this area, having performed or led related work independently and normally without review by a supervisor or co-worker
  3. I have some experience in this area, having performed related work monitored by a supervisor or co-worker.
  4. I have no experience using statistical or other quantitative methods to analyze fisheries or fish community data.


* 8.What best describes your experience building, using, accessing and synthesizing data from relational fishery databases?
  1. I have managed and used data from fishery databases independently as a regular part of my job without the review of a supervisor or senior employee.
  2. I have managed and used data from fishery databases on the job. My work is closely monitored by a supervisor to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  3. I have no experience working with fishery databases.


* 9.How many technical publications (e.g. book chapters, agency-related documents/periodicals, state/federal resource status reports, professional journals, or public-at-large periodicals, etc.) have you authored or co-authored?
  1. 3 or more.
  2. 2
  3. 1
  4. None.


* 10.For research projects you have been involved with, how many formal oral or poster presentations have you developed and presented at professional scientific conferences/workshops?
  1. 6 or more
  2. 3 to 5
  3. 1 to 2
  4. None