Research Coordinator


Vacancy ID: 913360   Announcement Number: IMDE-13-298   USAJOBS Control Number: 346347200

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1. Title of Job

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Research Coordinator
002 Research Coordinator
003 Research Coordinator

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040530019 Tucson, AZ

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the Research Coordinator position. This position may be filled in one of the following series: Cultural Resources GS-101, Natural Resources GS-401 or Ecologist GS-408. Your responses to this questionnaire, in conjunction with the other portions of your completed application, will be evaluated to determine your qualifications for this position. All the information you provide may be verified by a review of the work experience and/or education as shown on your resume, by checking references and through other means such as the interview process. Please carefully follow all instructions before submitting your responses. You must select only ONE response for each item. If you change a response, be certain to erase (unclick) the incorrect response before you submit the application. Once you have submitted your application, items with more than one response or items that are left blank will not receive credit.

This is a federal job application system. Providing false information or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from federal employment, or for dismissal after you begin work. Falsifying a federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment.

1. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic requirements for Social Science (Cultural Resources Specialist), GS-101 ONLY. IMPORTANT - Please note: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the course requirements. If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed college course work meets all of the requirements you will be rated ineligible. Your rating will be based solely on the information you submit with your application. No attempts will be made to verify with you, or the school you attended, whether or not your course work meets all of the requirements. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS, if you do not you will be found not qualified.

A. Bachelors degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position. IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the degree and other semester hours. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS (BA/MA/PhD.) that include these courses.
B. I do not meet A above, but I have a combination of education and experience which provided me with the knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social science equivalent to a major in the field (typically 24 semester hours is considered equivalent to a major in a field of study), plus appropriate experience or additional education. In crediting undergraduate education, one academic year of education is equivalent to 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course work. IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the degree and other semester hours. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS (BA/MA/PhD.) that include these courses.
C. I do not meet A or B above but I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrates that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field.
D. I do not meet the basic requirements above.


2. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic requirements for Natural Resources Specialist, GS-401 ONLY. IMPORTANT - Please note: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the course requirements. If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed college course work meets all of the requirements you will be rated ineligible. Your rating will be based solely on the information you submit with your application. No attempts will be made to verify with you, or the school you attended, whether or not your course work meets all of the requirements. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS, if you do not you will be found not qualified.

A. Bachelors degree in Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resources management, chemistry or related disciplines appropriate to this position. IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the degree and other semester hours. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS (BA/MA/PhD.) that include these courses.
B. I do not meet A above, but I have a combination of education and experience which included courses equivalent to a major in any of the fields listed in 2A above (typically 24 semester hours is considered equivalent to a major in a field of study), plus appropriate experience or additional education. In crediting undergraduate education, one academic year of education is equivalent to 30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours of course work. IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the degree and other semester hours. YOU MUST SUBMIT ALL TRANSCRIPTS (BA/MA/PhD.) that include these courses.
C. I do not meet the basic requirements stated above.

3. From the descriptions below, select the one response that best describes how your background meets the basic requirements for Ecologist, GS-408 ONLY. IMPORTANT - Please note: It is your responsibility to show how you satisfy the course requirements. If you do not provide information that clearly shows how your completed college course work meets all of the requirements you will be rated ineligible. Your rating will be based solely on the information you submit with your application. No attempts will be made to verify with you, or the school you attended, whether or not your course work meets all of the requirements. YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS, if you do not you will be found not qualified.

A. I have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in biology or a related field of science underlying ecological research that included at least 30 semester hours in basic and applied biological sciences. These hours included at least 9 semester hours in ecology and 12 semester hours in physical and mathematical sciences.
B. I do not meet the basic requirement stated above.

4. In addition to the basic requirements in question 1, 2 and 3, you must also select the one response that best describes how your background meets the specialized experience requirement for this Research Coordinator GS-14 position. If you leave this question blank, you may be rated ineligible at the GS-14 level.

Be sure to describe your experience that supports your answers to the questions below, in your resume or application materials. 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 application packet submitted for this position (application form or resume, transcripts, list and description of training completed and/or other items you submit). 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 for firing you after you begin work.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level of the federal service. This experience may include designing, developing, implementing, or serving as lead specialist in inventory, monitoring or research projects designed for the protection and management of natural resources; managing a natural resources program and budget; analyzing natural resources data and preparing reports, briefings, outreach materials or other documents on natural resources issues for a variety of audiences; using interpersonal skills in order to work with people of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and strongly differing goals or similar.
B. I do not have the experience above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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 am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

5. Serve as senior science advisor on natural/cultural/social science research and applied resource management issues with academic institutions and other partners.

6. Provide science-based advice and guidance to both non-scientists and scientists on matters related to applied resource management.

7. Represent an organization in meetings, conferences, and interagency or inter-organizational task forces related to natural/cultural resource law and policy, resource management, research, assessment, and application.

8. Interpret and synthesize monitoring or research data so that it can be understood by resource managers.

9. Assist with developing research strategies to protect natural/cultural resources, to include issue identification, acquisition of information, data synthesis, and reporting of scientific findings.

10. Perform research design, data collection, data analysis, reporting, and application of results in the field of natural/cultural resource management.

11. Evaluate scientific literature for applicability to research and resource management needs.

12. Communicate with managers about research needs and partner capabilities and resources.

13. Integrate natural/cultural resource research activities in a natural/cultural setting.

14. Communicate the significance of research results in written and oral formats to both technical and non-technical audiences.

15. Analyze proposed research projects and provide technical responses, summaries, draft modifications, and/or recommendations to the proposals.

16. Develop short and long-range strategic work plans for a cooperative research program.

17. Prepare and review proposals and/or grants for science and resource management projects.

18. Develop and maintain partnerships with academic and other partner scientists to conduct research, monitoring, application, training, and education project and programs.

19. Research and interpret policy in order to advise managers/partners on research and project designs that fulfill objectives and policy.

20. Oversee cooperative science planning efforts to ensure scientific integrity.

21. Work with customers/partners on financial assistance projects and cooperative agreements.

22. Work with budget and contracting offices and with university research and procurement offices in pursuit of scientific and scholarly projects.

23. Oversee and track progress and quality of performance of scientific research projects conducted through contracts or cooperative agreements.

24. Use computer software programs, such as Microsoft Access or Excel to record, manage and report data, to perform analytical/statistical functions, and to track projects.

25. Use the Project Management Information System (PMIS) or comparable project management software.

26. Use on-line program to develop Purchase Requisitions and obtain approvals for task agreement packages.

27. Work as a leader of a group (or groups) of project members, project staff, employees, volunteers and/or others and promoting "getting along" among groups and/or co-workers.

28. Establish and maintain effective working relationships that foster open communications with individuals, staff at all levels, partner agencies, and other groups and organizations.

29. Deal with others in stressful situations to gain confidence, acceptance, and understanding of resource conservation and management.

30. Prepare and deliver oral briefings on the need for and status of technical and complex scientific research to groups of project personnel, managers, academia and scientific personnel.

31. Make presentations describing natural/cultural resources and research needs.

32. Prepare written briefings, progress reports, completion reports, etc., to include scientific study/project status, findings, and recommendations to higher level management.

33. Write, edit, and review scientific articles, papers, and reports in a clear and professional manner.

34. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability. Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.