To qualify for this position you must meet both the basic requirements and specialized experience as defined.
A. You have a degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, or other natural science major that included: (1) at least 24 semester (36 quarter) hours of credit in meteorology/atmospheric science including a minimum of: (a) 6 semester hours of atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics; (b) 6 semester hours of analysis and prediction of weather systems (synoptic/mesoscale); (c) 3 semester hours of physical meteorology; and (d) 2 semester hours of remote sensing of the atmosphere and/or instrumentation. (2) 6 semester hours of physics, with at least one course that includes laboratory sessions. (3) 3 semester hours of ordinary differential equations. ((4) at least nine semester hours of course work appropriate for a physical science major in any combination of three or more of the following: physical hydrology, statistics, chemistry, physical oceanography, physical climatology, radiative transfer, aeronomy, advanced thermodynamics, advanced electricity and magnetism, light and optics, and computer science. Note: There is a prerequisite or co-requisite of calculus for course work in atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, physics, and differential equations. Calculus courses must be appropriate for a physical science major. -OR-
B. You have a combination of education and experience -- course work as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
For the grade GS-11: A. You have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-09 level work in the Federal service. Your experience includes: experience assisting with developing computer applications for science-based processing; developing or maintaining meteorological software packages; and applying knowledge of research-to-operations (R20) processes. -OR- B. You have 3 years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. degree or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. -OR- C. You possess a combination of specialized experience as described in A and graduate level education as described in B that, when combined, equal 100% of the total requirement. (Please note that only graduate education in excess of the first 36 semester hours may be used in this calculation.)
For the grade GS-12: You have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in difficulty and responsibility to GS-11 level work in the Federal service. My experience includes: developing computer applications for science-based processing; developing or maintaining meteorological software packages; and experience working with research-to-operations (R20) processes.
For the grade GS-13: You have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/ band level (GS-12) in the Federal Service that includes: developing computer applications for science-based forecasting techniques; developing and maintaining meteorological software packages; and experience working with research-to-operations (R20) projects.
Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of experience, education, training completed, and potential based on the information provided within their application/resume, and detailed responses provided on the job elements to determine those who are minimally qualified and those who are best qualified. The job elements are included in the Supplemental Questionnaire, located further in this vacancy announcement. Failure to submit a complete application package will result in a determination of not qualified. You are encouraged to complete and submit the Supplemental Questionnaire as part of your application package, experience and training you claim must be reflected in your application/resume.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Only education/ experience obtained by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Only education/experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade/band requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
Applicants applying under Delegated Examining (all U.S. citizens) procedures will be rated under NOAAs Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If it is determined you meet minimum qualification requirements, your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for Veterans' Preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Applicants applying under merit promotion procedures will be rated in accordance with the Merit Staffing plan of NOAA. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
You will be rated in the following areas:
- Modeling and Simulation
- Decision Making
- Oral Communication
In order to be rated as meeting the minimum qualifications, we must be able to determine from your application package that you have the specialized experience required as described above. Applicants who have qualifying experience performed on less than a full-time basis must specify the percentage and length of time spent in performance of such duties.