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Current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Applicants eligible under special hiring authorities; and Veterans who are preference eligible, or separated from the U.S. Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service, may apply under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). Full-Time Permanent Competitive Career/Career Conditional / This position is located with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Oceanic & Atmonpheric Research (OAR), Climate Program Office (CPO), Research Program Division in Silver Spring, MD.
This position will be filled under the Department of Commerce Alternative Personnel System (CAPS). This system replaced the Federal GS pay plan and structure. Under CAPS, positions are classified by career, pay plan and pay band. The ZP-5 is equivalent to the GS-15 grade level. For more information on CAPS Click Here
This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-AA-2014-0020 (open to U.S. Citizens and Nationals). You must apply to both announcements to be considered for both.
This position may require a one year probationary period.
This is a non-bargaining position.
Must complete an OGE 450, Financial Disclosure Form if selected.
NOTE: This vacancy may be used to fill other Physical Scientist , ZP-1301-5 positions throughout NOAA. The position must be alike (e.g.: within the same geographic locations, same grade/band requires the same qualifications as indicated in this vacancy announcement).
Consideration may be given to the first 50 applicants who apply. Thereafter, applicants will be referred on an as needed basis in groups of five based on the date that they apply to the job announcement.
Must be U.S. Citizen or National to apply. Suitable for Federal employment. Registered for Selective Service if applicable ( ). Required to pass a background investigation and fingerprint check. Must complete a moderate risk background investigation . Time-in-grade requirements must be met by closing date of announcement. The individual selected for this position will:
Guide the strategic management of the research portfolio for climate modeling, analysis, predictions and projections in accordance with the recommendations from the Director of the Climate Program Office, to support NOAA''s Climate Goal objectives.
Guide the management of MAPP program fiscal resources within prescribed guidelines through the formulation of the annual spending plan.
Guide the strategic planning of the research portfolio for climate modeling, analysis, predictions and projections area in accordance with the recommendations from the Director of the Climate Program Office, considering program opportunities, challenges/gaps, and risks.
Enhances the effectiveness of NOAA in meeting its Climate Goal''s mission by creating/advancing productive partnerships including working groups, task forces, or other groups within and external to NOAA to better coordinate research activities and enhance synergies, facilitate integration/application of MAPP program outcomes in specific sectors or complementary programs.
Represent the Climate Program Office at NOAA, OAR, programmatic interagency meetings (e.g. USGCRP meetings), to integrate/coordinate Climate Program Office activities with other relevant on-going activities.
Directs MAPP Program communication strategy to enhance the outcomes of MAPP Program activities through presentations/webinars to various scientific and professional communities, the development of outreach documents, and/or content for MAPP program portal.
Oversee the development of the Announcement of Opportunity, proposals, reviews, selection and funding.
This position has a positive education requirement, transcripts must be submitted. CANDIDATES MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
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.
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Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in the paragraph above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education. IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 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.
To Qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15: SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE : One full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the (ZP-4 or GS-14) is defined as experience:
Providing leadership, management administration and direction to employees in order to accomplish a scientific organization''s mission.
Contributing to and executing the strategic planning process, including development of goals and objectives that are inline with the organization''s mission.
Managing fiscal resources.
Identifying and implementing improvements for a climate-related environmental modeling program.
Managing modeling projects and programs that deal with climate and environmental data.
College Transcript: This announcement requires transcripts. Submit a copy of your college transcript from all degrees that list college courses detailing each course by the number and department (i.e., bio 101, math 210, etc.), course title, number of credit hours and grade earned. 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. You must submit evidence that any education completed in a foreign institution is equivalent to U.S. education standards with your resume. Individuals who are selected must be prepared to provide official transcripts. You may submit an unofficial copy of the transcript at the initial phase of the application process.
Note: Your college transcript is used to verify successful completion of degree, or college course work. An official college transcript will be required before you can report to duty.
Your resume must document specialized experience and support your responses to the vacancy questions. For more information about the qualifications requirements for this position: Click Here
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). However, your resume or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best-qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
Skill in conceiving, planning, implementing and reviewing activities to be undertaken by a climate research organization.
Ability to prepare, justify, and administer the budget for program areas to ensure cost-effective support of climate-related programs and policies.
Skill in outlining priorities and strategies to achieve short or long term goals.
Knowledge of climate and Earth System modeling techniques and the use of such models in creating analysis/reanalysis products and in predicting or projecting climate variability and change.
Ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, non-profit and private sector organizations, foreign governments or international organizations to achieve common goals.
Ability to communicate strategies to enhance the outcomes of program activities.
Ability to conceive, plan, implement and review activities that relate to climate modeling, analysis, predictions and projections.
To preview questions please click here. 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 Your complete application, including required documents, must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.
To apply on-line, you must complete and submit an application by accessing the USAJOBS website at USAJOBS. To begin, click the Apply Online button near the bottom of this screen and follow the prompts to register into your USAJOBS account, answer the questions, and submit all required documents.
To return to your saved application, log in to your USAJOBS account at USAJOBS and click on "Application Status". Click on the position title, and then select "Update Application" to continue.
If you have problems completing your on-line application, including problems submitting your supporting documents, please contact the Help Desk by e-mail at ( ) or phone at . The help desk is available Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET.
For instructions on submitting your application in another format please contact the Human Resource Specialist listed in this announcement. A complete application consists of the following:
Resume showing relevant experience; cover letter optional. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume should also list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, please include the grade level for the position/s. Your resume may be used to validate your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire.
SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action: If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must provide the most current Notification of Personnel Action (Form SF-50) that verifies career/career-conditional status, title, series and grade (do not submit an Award SF-50). Also provide the SF-50 that reflects the highest grade level held on a permanent basis or the full performance level of your current position, whichever is higher. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating.
Veteran's documentation: If you are requesting consideration under Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) or Veterans Readjustment Act (VRA) you must submit a copy of your DD-214 to show type of discharge and/or any other required supporting documents (VA Letter). #VeteransEmploymentAct1998.
Active Duty Service Members: You must submit a statement of discharge/certification of release or an official written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions no later than 120 days from the date the announcement closes. Enlisted Record Briefs and military identification do NOT qualify as official documentation. If the appropriate information is not submitted to confirm the discharge status, dates of service, etc., you will not be considered for this job opportunity under Veteran Preference procedures. To gain access to your DD-214 online please visit
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) documentation if applicable (see other information).
Documentation supporting eligibility for non-competitive appointment, (severely disabled, eligible veterans, certain military spouses, etc.)
Education. If this position requires proof of higher education, you must submit an unofficial transcript or a list of courses that includes the following information: name of accredited institution, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities must be evaluated in terms of equivalency to that acquired in U.S. colleges and universities. Applicants educated in whole or in part in foreign countries must submit sufficient evidence, including transcripts, to an accredited private organization for an equivalency evaluation of course work and degree. A listing of these accredited organizations can be found on the Department of Education''s website. You must provide a copy of the letter containing the results of the equivalency evaluation with a course by course listing along with your application. Failure to provide such documentation by the closing date of the announcement will result in lost consideration.
You will be notified of your application status through USAJOBS at four points during the hiring process, as applicable. You can check the status of your application by accessing the USAJOBS website at: USAJOBS and clicking on "Track your online application". The four points of notification are:
1. Application Received or Application Incomplete;
2. Minimum Qualification Requirement Met or Minimum Qualification Requirement Not Met;
3. Eligible (Application Referred to the Selecting Official) or Ineligible (Application Not Referred to the Selecting Official)
4. Selected or Not Selected.
By submitting your application, you are certifying the accuracy of the information contained in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be terminated after you begin work; or, you may be fined or jailed. After making a tentative job offer, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. You will be required to submit official documentation prior to appointment. The agency will then verify the information provided on your application (i.e., degree, veterans'' preference, disability, etc.). CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at:
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CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
1. A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
2. A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
3. A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
4. Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
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