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Grade: 09
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have:
  1. A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  2. A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.


* 2.GS-09: Do you have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level OR master's or equivalent graduate degree OR 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related a equivalent combination of education and experience?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.What is your level of experience monitoring, analyzing, and synthesizing data sets and models?
  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.What is your level of knowledge of space physics, including but not limited to the following discipline areas: solar, interplanetary, magnetospheric, and ionospheric physics; plasma and particle physics; and geomagnetic activity?
  1. I have expert knowledge of space weather and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  2. I have broad knowledge of space weather and more detailed knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  3. I have basic knowledge in at least one space physics discipline.
  4. I have little or no background in space physics.


* 5.Identify the computer software that you have used on a regularly recurring basis in the performance of your work.
  1. E-mail
  2. Word processing (ex. Wordperfect, Microsoft, etc.)
  3. Spreadsheets (ex. Excel, Lotus, etc.)
  4. Databases (ex. Access)
  5. Presentations (ex. Powerpoint)
  6. Project management
  7. None of the above


* 6.What is your level of understanding of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  1. I have extensive knowledge of and experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  2. I have a working knowledge of, and limited experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  3. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  4. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and no understanding of its impact on technology and humanity?
  5. I have no background in either the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment or its impact on technology and humanity?


* 7.Do you have experience dealing with a wide variety of people and situations in a professional manner?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  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 senior employee.
  3. 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.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have experience dealing with customers external to your organization?
  1. I have extensive experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  2. I have experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  3. I have limited experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  4. I have little or no experience dealing with customers external to my organization.


* 9.Do you have experience applying communication abilities? (Check all that apply)
  1. Prepare oral presentations for management.
  2. Prepare written reports.
  3. Document programs and systems so that others can use and/or maintain them.
  4. Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences.
  5. Prepare and present training on software development topics.
  6. Document procedures and/or standards.
  7. Conduct meetings.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience working with little supervision in a fast paced environment handling a heavy volume of phone calls/electronic mail and demonstrated ability to prioritize and anticipate the needs of the office while at the same time consistently maintaining a strong customer service focus?
  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.


Grade: 11
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have:
  1. A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  2. A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.


* 2.GS-11: Do you have One (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level OR a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirements for this position OR 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.What is your level of experience monitoring, analyzing, and synthesizing data sets and models?
  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.What is your level of knowledge of space physics, including but not limited to the following discipline areas: solar, interplanetary, magnetospheric, and ionospheric physics; plasma and particle physics; and geomagnetic activity?
  1. I have expert knowledge of space weather and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  2. I have broad knowledge of space weather and more detailed knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  3. I have basic knowledge in at least one space physics discipline.
  4. I have little or no background in space physics.


* 5.Identify the computer software that you have used on a regularly recurring basis in the performance of your work.
  1. E-mail
  2. Word processing (ex. Wordperfect, Microsoft, etc.)
  3. Spreadsheets (ex. Excel, Lotus, etc.)
  4. Databases (ex. Access)
  5. Presentations (ex. Powerpoint)
  6. Project management
  7. None of the above


* 6.What is your level of understanding of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  1. I have extensive knowledge of and experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  2. I have a working knowledge of, and limited experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  3. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  4. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and no understanding of its impact on technology and humanity?
  5. I have no background in either the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment or its impact on technology and humanity?


* 7.Do you have experience dealing with a wide variety of people and situations in a professional manner?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  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 senior employee.
  3. 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.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have experience dealing with customers external to your organization?
  1. I have extensive experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  2. I have experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  3. I have limited experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  4. I have little or no experience dealing with customers external to my organization.


* 9.Do you have experience applying communication abilities? (Check all that apply)
  1. Prepare oral presentations for management.
  2. Prepare written reports.
  3. Document programs and systems so that others can use and/or maintain them.
  4. Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences.
  5. Prepare and present training on software development topics.
  6. Document procedures and/or standards.
  7. Conduct meetings.
  8. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience working with little supervision in a fast paced environment handling a heavy volume of phone calls/electronic mail and demonstrated ability to prioritize and anticipate the needs of the office while at the same time consistently maintaining a strong customer service focus?
  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.


Grade: 12
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1301, Physical Science series because I have:
  1. A degree in: Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics -OR-
  2. A combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in response #1 above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the 1301, Physical Science series.


* 2.GS-12: Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 grade level or the next lowest pay band in the Federal service? (See the “Qualifications” section of this announcement for the definition of specialized experience.)
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.What is your level of experience monitoring, analyzing, and synthesizing data sets and models?
  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.What is your level of knowledge of space physics, including but not limited to the following discipline areas: solar, interplanetary, magnetospheric, and ionospheric physics; plasma and particle physics; and geomagnetic activity?
  1. I have expert knowledge of space weather and in-depth knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  2. I have broad knowledge of space weather and more detailed knowledge in one or more of the space physics disciplines.
  3. I have basic knowledge in at least one space physics discipline.
  4. I have little or no background in space physics.


* 5.Identify the computer software that you have used on a regularly recurring basis in the performance of your work.
  1. E-mail
  2. Word processing (ex. Wordperfect, Microsoft, etc.)
  3. Spreadsheets (ex. Excel, Lotus, etc.)
  4. Databases (ex. Access)
  5. Presentations (ex. Powerpoint)
  6. Project management
  7. None of the above


* 6.What is your level of understanding of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  1. I have extensive knowledge of and experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  2. I have a working knowledge of, and limited experience with, the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  3. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and its impact on technology and humanity?
  4. I have limited knowledge of the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment and no understanding of its impact on technology and humanity?
  5. I have no background in either the effect of space weather on the terrestrial environment or its impact on technology and humanity?


* 7.Do you have experience dealing with a wide variety of people and situations in a professional manner?
  1. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.
  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 senior employee.
  3. 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.
  4. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  5. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.


* 8.Do you have experience dealing with customers external to your organization?
  1. I have extensive experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  2. I have experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  3. I have limited experience dealing with customers external to my organization.
  4. I have little or no experience dealing with customers external to my organization.


* 9.What is your level of experience developing new methods or models for interpreting or performing data analysis?
  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.


* 10.Do you have experience applying communication abilities? (Check all that apply)
  1. Prepare oral presentations for management.
  2. Prepare written reports.
  3. Document programs and systems so that others can use and/or maintain them.
  4. Prepare presentations on technical topics for meetings and/or conferences.
  5. Prepare and present training on software development topics.
  6. Document procedures and/or standards.
  7. Conduct meetings.
  8. None of the above.


* 11.Do you have experience working with little supervision in a fast paced environment handling a heavy volume of phone calls/electronic mail and demonstrated ability to prioritize and anticipate the needs of the office while at the same time consistently maintaining a strong customer service focus?
  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.