Program Specialist (Remote Sensing), GS-301-14


Vacancy ID: 785966   Announcement Number: MG-2013-T0017-GBH-785966DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 331559200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

1. From the responses below, select the one that BEST describes your qualifications for the Program Specialist (Remote Sensing) position.

A. I have one full year of experience in remote sensing technology.
B. I have one full year of specialized experience in such areas as remote sensing technology (aerial and satellite imagery and photogrammetry methodologies, concepts and theories). Comprehensive understanding of geospatial information as related to assessing and analyzing potential or actual disasters. Candidate must have direct experience in remote sensing missions.
C. I do not have the experience as described above.

Comprehensive knowledge of Remote Sensing (aerial and satellite imagery and photogrammetry methodologies, concepts and theories), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and various geospatial modeling programs with their associated capabilities and uses in analysis to support disaster operations.

From each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select on letter for each item. Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

Please select the response that best reflects your experience performing the specified tasks.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Develops operational policies for the geospatial and remote sensing programs for the activities of Agency and the Division and provides guidance to management in program initiatives.

3. Provides recommendations to management in the development of geospatial programs and operational procedures to meet mission requirements and implements changes as necessary.

4. Serves as lead technical expert for the Agency in the planning, development and maintenance of operational procedures, capabilities and training to support disaster response operations regarding all geospatial support activities.

5. Analyzes associated capabilities of Remote Sensing (aerial and satellite imagery and photogrammetry methodologies, concepts and theories), GIS and various geospatial modeling programs in support of disaster operations.

Comprehensive understanding of remote sensing platforms, sensors, operating environments and protocols used by FEMA, to act as an expert technical authority for remote sensing missions.

6. Analyzes associated capabilities of Remote Sensing (aerial and satellite imagery and photogrammetry methodologies, concepts and theories), GIS and various geospatial modeling programs in support of disaster operations.

7. Provides recommendations to management in the development of geospatial programs and operational procedures to meet mission requirements and implements changes as necessary.

8. Comprehensive understanding of geospatial information as related to assessing and analyzing potential or actual disasters.

Knowledge of and skill in applying the laws, policies, rules, regulations or directives governing emergency management planning and response operations such as the National Response Framework (NRF) and the Robert T. Stafford Act.

9. Assists management with technical advice and recommendations on programmatic and policy issues as they relate to geospatial programs.

10. Develops options leading to program and policy decisions.

11. Serves as the lead technical expert for the agency in the planning, development and maintenance of operational procedures, capabilities and training to support disaster response operations nationwide regarding all geospatial support activites.

Skill in interpreting legislation, policies and other guidance to provide direction and advice, identify deficiencies and effectively coordinate activities in support of the Division's mission.

12. Develops operational policies for the geospatial and remote sensing programs for the activities of the agency and the division.

13. Provides guidance to management in program initiatives.

14. Provides recommendations to management in the development of geospatial programs and operational. Procedures to meet mission requirements and implement changes as necessary.