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Supervisory Physical Scientist ZP-1301-5 (Direct Hire) – Asheville, North Carolina
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 68013Start Date: 03/15/2019End Date: 03/28/2019
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management’s website located at:http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.BASIC REQUIREMENTS:This position has a positive Education Requirement in addition to at least one year of Specialized Experience in order to be found minimally qualified. Transcripts must be submitted with your application package. You MUST meet the following requirements:EDUCATION: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.
ORB. 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-AND-SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: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.Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations e.g., professional; philanthropic, religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies; knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.To qualify at the ZP-5 or GS-15 level:In additional to meeting the Basic Requirements above, applicants must also possess one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the ZP-4 or GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience MUST include all of the following: Providing observation based climate data products and services to help users understand and adjust to changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts;
Managing operational support, servicing, and documentation of user environmental data needs and requirements in support of decision making, policy development and/or environmental literacy;
Conceiving, planning, and conducting sectoral engagement activities with government, industry, academia and public stakeholders to help maximize value and effectiveness of climate data, information, and services; and
Performing analyses of surface and/or atmospheric climatological data to describe and/or understand climate and climate variability.
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