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Vacancy Questions Preview

Vacancy Questions Preview

Grade: All Grades
* 1.I meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, 0401 because I have:
  1. A degree: biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. -OR-
  2. A combination of education and experience--Courses equivalent to a major, as shown in #1 above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  3. I do not meet the Individual Occupational Requirement for the General Natural Resources Management and Biological Sciences Series, GS-401.


* 2.ZP-3: In addition to meeting the Individual Occupational Requirement, do you have at least one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower pay band (ZP-2) or GS-09 grade level in the federal service? OR 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree OR Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR a combination of education and experience? See the "Qualifications" section for the definition of specialized experience.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Select the response that describes your experience overseeing Fish and Wildlife Service permits to conduct research activities regarding endangered and protected species.
  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 writing and/or completing endangered and protected species applications and reports?
  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.Do you have experience conducting marine mammal aerial and vessel surveys, including line transect, photo-identification, and behavioral observations, in various oceanic climates and conditions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Describe your experience planning and participating in research collecting photo-identification photographs of marine mammals.
  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.


* 7.Which response best describes your level of experience collecting data for marine mammal stock assessments from ships, aircrafts or small boats?
  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.


* 8.Describe your experience managing photographic databases, including organization, archiving, and quality control.
  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.Which of the following best describes your experience using spatial statistics and geographic information system (GIS) software to analyze the distribution and abundance of natural resources?
  1. I have used spatial statistics and GIS software to analyze the distribution and abundance of a natural resource.
  2. I have used GIS software to map natural resource distribution.
  3. I have limited experience and/or classroom training in GIS software.
  4. I have no experience performing such tasks.


* 10.Do you have experience acquiring and analyzing real-time acoustic data from marine mammals?
  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.


* 11.Do you have experience writing scientific publications for peer reviewed journals?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Describe your level of experience performing overall project management tasks including project planning, scheduling, tracking and reporting.
  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.