To qualify for this position you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal service that includes: exercises judgment in making decisions based on the interpretation of various data sources regarding equipment shortages or the purchases for new equipment; reviews data and unusual circumstances in determining the appropriate procedures and methods to: investigate material deficiency reports; evaluate specifications; and examine and/or develop equipment and prototypes.
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.
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:
- Technical Competence
- Oral Communication
- Decision Making
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.