Qualification requirements in vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualifications standards. This handbook is available on OPM's website at: Qualification Standards
A. Degree: physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
This announcement requires transcripts.
*You must provide all transcripts from all degrees received (unofficial copies are acceptable) by the closing date of this announcement. Individuals who are selected must be prepared to provide official transcripts.
*If course content cannot be easily identified from the title of the course as listed on your transcript, you must submit an official course description from the college/university that reflects the content at the time the course was taken.
Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and responsibility to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience need not have been in the federal government.
For the ZP-3 level: Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade/band or equivalent GS-9. Specialized experience at this level includes:
- Experience in climate science research such as assisting in the investigation, evaluation, and analysis of atmospheric and oceanic processes.
- Experience assisting in the management of extramural research grants program(s)in the science area of climate variability and predictability, including ocean-atmosphere process studies,sea-level rise and the dynamics of large-scale ocean circulation (e.g., Atlantic meridional overturning circulation).
- Experience in assisting with strategic planning for climate research programs.
For the ZP-04 level: Applicant must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower grade/band or equivalent GS-12. Specialized experience at this level includes:
- Experience in climate science research such as the investigation, evaluation, and analysis of atmospheric and oceanic processes.
- Experience managing extramural research grant program(s) in the science area of climate variability and predictability, including ocean-atmosphere process studies,sea-level rise and the dynamics of large-scale ocean circulation (e.g.,Atlantic meridional overturning circulation).
- Experience in strategic planning for climate research programs.
- Experience as author or co-author of scientific and technical documents and reports in relevant subject area.
NOTE: Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions.
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HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions) and place you in one of three pre-defined categories. These categories are "gold," "silver," and "bronze." However,your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. Candidates placed in the"gold" category will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview. To preview questions please click here.
How vou will be evaluated for preference eligibility: Within each category, those entitled to veterans' preference will be listed at the top of the pre-defined category for which they are placed. Preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category (gold) depending on the position and grade level of the job. The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
1. Knowledge of the theories, principles and practices in the area of physical science, such as oceanic, atmospheric and/or technological applications.
2. Ability to allocate and manage budgets.
3. Knowledge of communication strategies, planning, implementation and evaluation of processes.
4. Ability to speak to audiences with divergent and opposing views.
5. Knowledge of grants management.
6. Ability to effectively communicate.
For more information about Category Rating, please go to: Category Rating