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Grade: All Grades

1 Please be aware that this vacancy announcement is only open to United States Citizens. Are you a United States Citizen? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Lead, convince, and motivate groups or individuals in the achievement of project goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
3 Demonstrate interpersonal skills characteristic of an effective leader such as communicating vision, listening to employees` issues and concerns, being proactive and innovative in resolving problems, coaching and mentoring, and having a positive attitude. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
4 Demonstrated research and publication experience applying knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and techniques of global change science to understand and predict the characteristics of global change exposure and impacts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task regularly as a science leader or manager, independently and usually without review by a higher-level supervisor or manager. I have been an author on peer review journal articles and reports applying the theories, principles, practices and techniques of global climate and land change cover to understand the relation between global change processes and biophysical outcomes.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task. I have been the lead author on multiple peer reviewed journal articles and reports applying the theories, principles, practices and techniques of global climate and land change cover to understand the relation between global change processes and biophysical outcomes.
5 Recommend actions regarding program emphasis, new programs, and the consolidation, elimination, or curtailment of programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
6 Describe your experience as a leader in planning, implementing, or coordinating a national or major regional scientific/engineering program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 Establish long range and short term goals and scientific priorities that integrate organizational priorities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 Apply administrative/scientific knowledge to the resolution of controversial issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
9 Describe your experience in effectively developing, planning, and implementing long-term climate-based strategic science direction, national programmatic goals and priorities, quality assurance, and the overall scientific health of climate and land use program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
10 Build partnerships to serve science. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
11 Experience with participation on, and helping to lead, collaborative, multi-agency/university teams: 1) executing scientific research studies; and 2) discussing and synthesizing broad concepts and programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
12 Works with various Federal, State and local agencies, universities, professional associations and the private sector to define scientific goals, contribute objective science information needed for public policy decisions, establish partnerships and obtain funding for scientific studies and program activities related to discipline (ecology, physical science, and/or geography) based and/or inter-disciplinary research Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
13 Apply comprehensive knowledge of the advanced principles of remote sensing, land change and related sciences, and a knowledge of the broad scope of research and investigative programs to strategic planning to maintain science relevance and linkage to societal needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
14 Demonstrates knowledge of the nature of scientific productivity within a scientific organization, including the requirements and expectations of projects or programs, as well as other mandates such as communicating results and relating those results to management issues, performance, and applications. (This knowledge must have been applied as a science leader or manager in an area related to the duties of this vacancy.) Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
15 Demonstrated experience compiling, reviewing, evaluating, and interpreting national and regional land change research products. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
16 Explain and defend the organization`s policies and activities to audiences that run the full gamut from supportive to hostile. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
17 Presents complex concepts/findings in a clear, concise, and logical fashion at an interagency science forum, a national or international meeting, a public lecture, information hearing, press conferences, or at briefings of high level officials Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
18 Prepare written reports that communicate clearly to management and staff both within and external to the organization the results of scientific investigations in ecosystem and/or fire science and the implications of these findings for program goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
19 As a science leader or manager, effectively communicates project and/or program results to agency leadership and provides analysis on the impact these results have relative to management issues and applications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal 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 under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task, and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
20 How did you find out about this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • USGS Online Automated Recruitment System (OARS)
  • Email notice from OARS or the USGS Email Notifier
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Newspaper or magazine advertisement
  • OPM USAJOBS website
  • Placement Office - State, Federal or College
  • LatPro.com internet job site
  • GoldSea.com internet job site
  • The Black EOE Journal
  • Other commercial internet job site
  • Other
21 I certify, to the best of my knowledge that all the information in my application is true, and that I have truthfully and accurately represented my work experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and education. I understand that providing false or fraudulent information may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work. I also certify that I have read the entire vacancy announcement; that I have reviewed my answers to the eligibility questions for accuracy; and that I understand what supporting documentation, if any, is required for submission and when it’s due. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Grade: 15

1 GS-15 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirements, choose one answer which best describes your professional experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.
2 Basic Education Requirement for All Grades: Choose one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the Mandatory Basic Requirements for Geography positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed the requirements for a bachelors or higher degree in geography; or in a related physical or social science such as geology, meteorology, economics, statistics, sociology, anthropology, political science, history, cartography, computer science, urban studies, or planning that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields.
  • I have a combination of education and experience with courses equivalent to a major in geography, or a related field that included at least 24 semester hours in geography or related fields, as listed in the basic qualifications, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I am currently employed in this occupational series in the Federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
3 GS-15 Choose the one answer that best describes your education as it pertains to the mandatory basic education requirement for Ecologist positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed a bachelor`s or higher degree from an accredited college or university in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that includes at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours must have included at least 9 semester hours in ecology, and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet the requirements described above.
4 GS-15 In addition to meeting the Basic Education requirement, you must have professional experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience in relation to the requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess 1 year of specialized experience in ecology, biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research equivalent to the GS-14. Examples of such experience include: developing and managing major interdisciplinary projects impacting scientific objectives; directly influencing the policy and direction of a multi-discipline scientific program; resolving critical unprecedented problems.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described.
5 GS-15: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for Physical Science positions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor’s degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties or materials, and electronics.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience--course work is equivalent to a major in physical or engineering science or math that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
6 GS-15 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have appropriate professional experience. Select the one response below that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.