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Grade: All Grades

1 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
2 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: 14

1 Basic Requirement, GS-0101: Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed all requirements for a bachelor`s or higher degree in a behavioral or social science or related discipline appropriate to the position.
  • I have a combination of experience and education--course work equivalent to a major (24 semester hours or equivalent) in a behavioral or social science or related discipline.
  • I have four years of appropriate experience which demonstrates that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in those fields.
  • I meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: 1) I am in the upper third of my graduating class based on completed courses; 2) I have a 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on my official transcript as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; 3) I am a member of a national scholastic honor society that has met requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal service.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 GS-14 In addition to meeting the basic entry qualification requirements, you must have professional experience. Select the one response below which best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of professional specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level as described in the qualification section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
3 GS-14 Choose the one answer which best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the requirements for Biologist positions Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed 4 years of college study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor`s degree in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position.
  • I have successfully completed 24 semester hours in an accredited college or university in the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines and have additional work experience and/or education comparable to the completion of of a 4-year course of study in one of the disciplines identified above.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
4 GS-14 In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement, you must have professional experience. Select the one response that best describes your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described above.
5 GS-14 Choose the one answer that best describes your education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed all requirements for a bachelor`s or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hrs. in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
  • I possess a combination of education and experience--course work is equivalent to a major in physical science, engineering or mathmatics that included at least 24 semester hrs. in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience and/or additional education for a total of 4 years.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of requirements as described above.
6 GS-14 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-13 level as described in the “Qualifications and Evaluations” section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet the requirements as described.
7 GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a degree in operations research or at least 24 sem. Hours in a combination of operations research, math, probability, statistics, mathematical logic, science or subject-matter courses requiring substantial competence in college-level math or statistics. At least 3 of the 24 sem hour was in calculus.
  • I am currently employed in this series in the federal government.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
8 GS-14 In addition to meeting the basic requirements, choose the answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of professional specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level as described in the qualification section of the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
9 Provide technical leadership to other scientists in conducting complex multidisciplinary scientific projects focused on water resources by planning, coordinating, and integrating the activities of the project members. 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 Describe your knowledge, training and experience in science leadership, project management, and supervisory concepts and principles. 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 Create an innovative vision for a new process, policy, or program that was implemented in my organization. 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 the task on the job.
  • I have created an innovative vision for a process, policy, or program and implemented it with guidance and supervisory assistance.
  • I have created an innovative vision for a process, policy, or program and implemented it within my organization, independently and usually without assistance from my supervisor.
12 Lead an organization through a significant change. 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 led an organization through a significant change.
  • I have assisted my supervisor through significant organizational changes by performing parts of the change.
  • I have led an organization through a significant change independently and without assistance from my supervisor.
13 Sets strategic priorities. Monitors projects to ensure they support priorities & that performance targets are achieved. Integrates day-to-day operations within overall mission 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.
14 Develop, lead, motivate, and direct the work of a high-performance data and information-management team in the collection and management of hydrologic data, providing leadership to assure that the priorities and goals of the team reflect stakeholder needs, USGS policies, changing conditions, and other influences that may affect data and information 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.
15 Assess need for policy and procedure changes to improve the effectiveness and responsiveness of the scientific 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.
16 Serves on panels, committees, or task forces as a representative for the organization on technical or professional 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.
17 Work effectively with peers in multiple scientific disciplines within and outside USGS, and provide leadership and direction of interdisciplinary activities with peers. 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 Describe your experience advising executive leadership on the technical priorities and goals of the organization needed to stay abreast of national policies, priorities, changing conditions which may effect organizational relevance and effectiveness. 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 Participate in, and represent the organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with 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.
20 Experience in facilitation and collaborative leadership to influence peers and colleagues to adopt a new product, process, or vision. 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.
21 Work cooperatively, effectively and cordially with key officials, scientists, managers and technical personnel to accomplish 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.
22 Maintain positive working partnerships with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. Federal, NGOs, the private sector, and international partners and agencies.) 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.
23 Perform supervisory functions such as hiring, coaching, evaluating, training, and conducting performance reviews. 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.
24 Utilize skill in planning, scheduling, analyzing and projecting time and cost estimates. 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.
25 Manage and supervise the activities of several high-level employees, who themselves supervise large groups of other employees, working effectively to develop and implement operational changes and to carry out responsibilities of the groups. 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.
26 Resolve problems in an appropriate manner that may arise between employees you supervise or between an employee and a scientific collaborator or customer. 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.
27 Help employees be successful by overcoming a performance or conduct issue. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal supervisory education or training, but have not yet developed and applied it to employees on the job.
  • I have supervised employees and helped one or more employees overcome a performance or conduct issue with guidance from my supervisor.
  • I have supervised employees and I have specifically helped one or more employees overcome a performance or conduct issue independently and without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
28 Utilize experience managing scarce resources, competing and controversial priorities and short deadlines, across multiple enterprise projects in a matrix environment while maintaining customer focus and team relationships. 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.
29 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.