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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 GS-11 Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position: Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service that is in or directly related to the duties described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed a Ph.D, or at least 54 semester hours toward a Ph.D, in traffic management, transportation, nautical science, marine affairs, marine engineering, marine transportation, or another field related to this position.
  • I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  • My experience does not match the choices above.
Examples of specialized experience for the GS-11 level may include: working in a commercial transportation facility or terminal utilizing Federal, State, and municipal regulations governing the use of maritime vessels to perform duties; promoting the safe and efficient movement of maritime traffic in assigned geographic areas; ensuring that vessel traffic is properly informed, advised, or directed in order to reduce the probability of collisions, rammings, groundings, and ensuing environmental damage; monitoring the progress of vessels, and informing, advising, or directing vessel operators in assigned areas; maintaining a readiness posture to ensure traffic can be brought under positive control to avoid a catastrophic incident; and employing computer and communications technology to provide critical information and guidance to a master, pilot, or person in charge of vessels.
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.
2 Do you have experience as a Mate on merchant vessels 200 to 1600 gross registered tons or as the Office in charge of the navigational watch on Military vessels of the same tonnage? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience applying federal, state and local regulations and policies concerning vessel traffic management activities: Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Do you have experience informing masters, pilots, or individuals in charge of maritime vessels of traffic situations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 With which individuals have you orally communicated in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Coworkers
  • Maritime vessel operators
  • Shipping agents
  • Port authorities
  • Government officials
  • None of the above
6 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience evaluating the appropriate use of limited access areas, such as Regulated Navigation Areas (RNA), Safety Zones, Security Zones, and Special Local Regulations (SLR)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience determining which navigation safety information was appropriate for individual participating maritime vessels? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience operating radar, Automated Identification System (AIS), and/or closed-circuit televisions to resolve problems related to the interpretation and recognition of targets, landmarks, navigational aids, and weather conditions? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 For which purposes have you used Automatic Identification Systems (AIS)? Answer to this question is required
  • To interpret and recognize vessels
  • To determine weather conditions
  • To identify developing problems or hazardous situations
  • To resolve problems or hazardous situations
  • None of the above
10 Have you briefed others on all aspects of maritime vessel traffic operations and weather conditions, or conducted navigational briefs when being relieved of a watch or shift? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 Which sources of guidance have you applied related to maritime, transportation and vessel traffic? Answer to this question is required
  • International laws and regulations
  • Federal laws and regulations
  • Local laws and regulations
  • Conventions
  • Notices
  • Publications
  • None of the above
12 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience utilizing nautical charts, tide and current tables to make vessel traffic movement and control determinations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience advising and directing the movement of maritime vessel traffic to reduce the probability of collisions, rammings, groundings, and ensuing environmental damage? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience communicating nautical data to others, (e.g., current, tide, weather, visibility, water depth)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Which statement best describes your highest level of experience utilizing nautical charts and water level gauges to make vessel traffic movement and control determinations?" Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task 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 as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 I have experience making public appearances to promote or explain maritime vessel traffic policies, procedures or operations. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False

Grade: All Grades

1 The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the HR Office. Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? If yes, please provide appropriate documentation in your application package to provide proof of your current or most recent political appointment. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following responses BEST represents your performance rating? Answer to this question is required
  • I received the highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received the second highest rating attainable and received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system within the past 5 years and it was in a related position.
  • I received a performance award under my organizations performance appraisal system on a performance appraisal received within the past 5 years in a related or unrelated position.
  • I do not meet any of the performance rating described above.
3 Which of the following BEST represents your awards history? Awards include sustained superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, meritorious civilian service awards, quality step increases, and other equivalent awards. Letters of commendation and appreciation are NOT creditable. Answer to this question is required
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, within the past 5 years for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I received an award(s), such as those defined above, more than 5 years ago for service, accomplishments, or initiatives in a related position.
  • I have not received any awards.
4

I am requesting consideration under Executive Order 13473 as a noncompetitive military spouse based on my marriage to an active duty military member and/or disability or death of my military spouse resulting from active duty service.

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 Date of marriage to military spouse:
  • No