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Grade: 13

1 1360- Oceanographer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering science.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
2 GS-13 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-13 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined in the vacancy announcement.
  • My background does not match any of the choices listed above.
3 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade designing and conducting field or laboratory research related to benthic biological oceanography or ecology. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade managing research studies including expertise in sampling techniques, data analysis, and data management related to benthic biological oceanography or ecology. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 14

1 1360- Oceanographer - Select the statement that best describes how you meet the basic education requirements of this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Degree: major study of at least 24 semester hours in oceanography or a related discipline such as physics, meteorology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry, engineering, geology, or biology, plus 20 additional semester hours in any combination of oceanography, physics, geophysics, chemistry, mathematics, meteorology, computer science, and engineering science.
  • Combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • None of the above statements accurately reflects my qualifications.
2 GS-14 Select the statement that most closely matches your experience as defined in the vacancy announcement for the GS-14 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level as described in the vacancy announcement, and it is clearly written in my resume.
  • I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
3 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade designing and conducting field or laboratory research related to benthic biological oceanography or ecology. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade managing research studies including expertise in sampling techniques, data analysis, and data management related to benthic biological oceanography or ecology. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade overseeing the development of policy related to benthic biological oceanography. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 I have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade leading collaboration with other offices/expert on benthic biology and environmental issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 Served as a senior advisor and/or consultant on technical matters related to benthic habitats and related communities as they are impacted by factors associated with energy and/or mineral development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Participates and/or leads teams related to regional and national biological and environmental sciences issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Brief and defended an organization/company/institution’s technical programs, policies, and conclusions to other Federal, State, local government, industry or private agencies or person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.

Grade: All Grades

1 Select each of the laws, along with their implementing regulations, that you have applied in ensuring environmental compliance or policy implementation. Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Coastal Zone Management Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Clean Air Act
  • Oil Pollution Act of 1990
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • None of the above
2 Demonstrated proficiency in conducting environmental analyses regarding sound and impacts to marine life found in the offshore environment under the following national level environmental laws. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • National Marine Sanctuaries Act
  • None of the above
3 Knowledge of protected marine species resources and habitats to analyze impacts on the species from offshore oil and gas-related activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Do you have working knowledge of the following: (select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • National Marine Sanctuaries Act.
  • Marine Mammal Protection Act.
  • Endangered Species Act.
  • Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
  • National Environmental Policy Act.
  • I do not have working knowledge of the above.
5 Served as a technical expert on matters related to coastal and benthic habitats and related communities as they are impacted by factors associated with energy and/or mineral development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Experience analyzing and editing technical reports and/or policies and procedures pertaining to marine biology/oceanography. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Prepare and review environmental documents and studies concerning environmental resources and impacts to those resources in the marine and coastal environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Please select the number of completed research projects (related to physical processes, biophysical processes, or other marine processes/resources) you have conducted and were held accountable for the overall quality, timeliness, and completion of said research. Answer to this question is required
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5-8
  • 9+
9 Experience serving as a Contracting Officer's Representative (COR/COTR) and/or lead for the administrative and technical aspects of scientific or environmental studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Managing analytical, environmental, and policy studies including recommending potential studies, developing statements-of-work, and evaluating study proposals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Concise technical writing in support of marine biology or ecology research, such as preparing Statements of Work (SOW). Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Do you have experience identifying research needs and assisting with the procurement of environmental projects related to the marine benthic environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Planned and/or organized data collection to assess the impacts of oil and gas activities interacting with benthic and/or coastal habitats and related species. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Assisted in or coordinated and reviewed post-lease activities (e.g., exploration and development plans) to ensure protection of the marine benthic environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Formulate study efforts to assess potential impacts created from oil and gas activities interacting with OCS benthic habitats. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Met with groups that are skeptical of some policies and explain the relevance of those policies and the organizations involvement in different processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Prepare oral reports, policies, or presentations on marine and coastal environmental management issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Prepare written reports, policies, or presentations on marine and coastal environmental management issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
19 Experience giving highly technical presentations, leading meetings/discussions, and providing training sessions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20 Do you have experience giving professional presentations related to the human, marine or coastal environment? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 What attracted you to this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Service as a Civil Servant
  • Government Benefits
  • Salary
  • Work Schedule Flexibility
  • Downturn in Non-Federal Job Market
  • Job Stability
  • Office Location
  • Other
    21.1 Please explain? Maximum length of 50 characters.
22 It is your responsibility to ensure that your resume and correct documents are uploaded and received. Please, verify during the application process on the "application review page" that you have uploaded the appropriate documentation as stated in the required documents section of the vacancy announcement. No documentation will be accepted after the closing date of the announcement. I understand that it is my responsibility that I must submit a resume and all required supporting documentation prior to the closing date of the announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No