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Grade: 15

1 [344] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-15 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [10047] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in systemic fact-finding or investigation, analysis or problem solving related to Civil Rights Compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed data to identify trends.
  • I have conducted studies to gather data.
  • I have conducted informal complaint fact-finding.
  • I have identified systemic Civil Rights deficiencies and developed recommendations.
  • I have reviewed and analyzed informal allegations of illegal discrimination.
  • I have conducted under-utilization studies and barrier analysis to determine if underrepresented groups are being afforded equal employment opportunity.
  • None of the above.
3 [4973] Choose the program(s) for which you are considered a technical expert and consulted on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Title VI
  • Environmental Justice
  • Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act
  • Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Program
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Americans with Disabilities Act
  • OJT
  • Davis Bacon
  • None of the above
4 [60307] Choose the statement that best describes your knowledge and skill in applying current external civil rights laws, regulations, policies and procedures in transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in applying current external civil rights laws, regulation, policies and procedures in transportation.
  • I have training or education in current external civil rights laws, regulations, policies and procedures in transportation, but have not yet applied it to a job.
  • I have applied my knowledge of current external civil rights laws, regulations, policies and procedures in transportation under close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have applied my knowledge of current external civil rights laws, regulations, policies and procedures in transportation as a regular part of a job, independently, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently and regularly applied my knowledge of current external civil rights laws, regulations, policies and procedures involving persons with disabilities and public transportation and am consulted by others for my expertise.
5 [56817] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your knowledge and experience working with transportation systems under Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) programs.
  • I have experience working with DBE programs and transportation matters in a state or Federal program.
  • I have conveyed aspects of DBE regulations and requirements to various audiences.
  • I have counseled representatives of governmental agencies or other legal entities regarding regulations and requirements under DBE programs.
  • I have assisted advocacy organizations working with small disadvantaged businesses to understand and implement the transportation provisions of DBE programs.
  • None of the above.
6 [7921] From the following list of regulations and directives, please identify all those for which you have provided expert policy guidance and technical advice on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended
  • Section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967
  • Administrative Dispute Resolution Act (ADRA) of 1996
  • Part 1614 of 29 CFR (EEOC regulations)
  • Presidential Executive Orders regarding the employment of persons in under represented groups
  • None of the above
7 [36268] Select the Civil Rights functional area(s) that you have a sound working knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Age Discrimination Employment Act of 1975
  • Disadvantage Business Enterprise (DBE) Program
  • Title VI of the Civil Rights Action of 1964
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990
  • Contractor Compliance/State internal EEO
  • Complaint Investigation
  • Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Race, Sex, Color, National Origin, Disability, Religion, Age, Sexual Orientation (E.O. 13160)
  • Environmental Justice (E.O. 12898)
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • None of the above
8 [8916] Select the statement(s) that best describe the types of relationships you routinely maintain in the performance of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established and/or maintained relationships within and outside an organization with senior-level management.
  • I have established and/or maintained relationships within and outside an organization with mid-level management.
  • I have established and/or maintained relationships within and outside an organization with subordinates at my level.
  • None of the above.
9 [3543] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your presentation/communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have clearly understood the users' special requirements.
  • I have effectively communicated technical plans to users.
  • I have effectively communicated task results to users.
  • I have conducted training sessions for team members of different backgrounds and levels of comprehension.
  • I have effectively communicated complicated data structures and technical processing information to other staff in the project.
  • None of the above.
10 [5456] Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience communicating your organization's vision, mission, and goals on a regular and recurring basis.
  • Communicating technical and/or program information to internal audiences.
  • Communicating technical and/or program information to external audiences.
  • Serving as a spokesperson for a team, workgroup, or organizational unit.
  • Briefing senior management on organizational issues.
  • Facilitating communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • Communicating organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the statement that best matches your experience motivating others under your leadership.
  • Created culture that encouraged others to meet the organization`s mission, and led them successfully on projects, programs or task groups.
  • Inspired others to incorporate vision, strategic planning, and elements of quality management into their day to day activities.
  • Enabled others to acquire the tools and support their need to perform well.
  • I have not had experience motivating others under my direct supervision.
12 [26088] Choose the statements which describe your supervisory or management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in supervision or management.
  • I have experience in supervision as a team lead reporting directly to a manager.
  • I have experience as a manager reporting directly to a program director.
13 [8518] Select the area(s) that apply(ies) to your leadership experience performing resource management tasks on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Managing organizational expenditures.
  • Managing the budgetary process, including preparing and executing the budget under organizational and/or Congressional procedures.
  • Assessing current and future staffing needs based on organizational goals and budget realities.
  • Reviewing work to determine if staffing adjustments are needed.
  • Establishing internal controls for financial systems.
  • Managing procurement and contracting needs.
  • Integrating and coordinating logistical operations.
  • Implementing the latest technological advancements into the workplace.
  • Managing equipment needs.
  • Developing and tracking internal operations performance indicators.
  • Systematically analyzing operations to develop efficiencies.
  • Serving as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) or other type of contracting liaison role.
  • I have some experience performing resource management tasks, but not as a regular and recurring part of my duties.
  • I have no experience performing resource management tasks.
14 [2643] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in interpersonal communication while serving in a non-supervisory position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated with and influenced others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • I have provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • I have enforced program policies and standards in the workplace, holding others accountable for their work and administering consequences, if necessary.
  • I have used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • I have coordinated efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • None of the above
15 [52955] Choose the statement that best describes your level of experience in communicating with others in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed college level course work in technical writing; or I have experience preparing memoranda and letters.
  • I have experience preparing memoranda, letters, and inspection and other reports.
  • I have experience preparing memoranda, letters, planning and inspection reports, and portions of technical reports.
  • I have experience preparing memoranda, letters, planning and inspection reports, and technical reports evaluating projects and making recommendations for approaches and alternatives.
  • I have experience preparing memoranda, letters, planning and inspection reports, technical reports that evaluate projects and make recommendations for approaches and alternatives, project and work plans, and policies, and procedures related to my specialty.
  • I have experience preparing memoranda, letters, planning and inspection reports, technical reports, policies and procedures, and briefing and training materials related to my specialty.
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
16 [3210] Select the statement(s) that demonstrate your experience developing and presenting professional briefings to educate and/or promote your organization's initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given clear, logical and effective presentations or briefings before technical and non-technical audiences.
  • I have conducted technical seminars, workshops, or other training activities to increase knowledge and applicability.
  • I have presented scientific and/or technical papers at meetings, professional conferences, symposiums, etc to promote awareness.
  • I have presented abstract concepts/findings at interagency science/technical forums and/or national conferences.
  • I have presented abstract concepts/findings at public meetings, press conferences, or briefings of high-level officials.
  • None of the above
17 [35409] Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience communicating budgetary information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated budgetary information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or budgetary information.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • None of the above
18 [3248] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of work experience communicating through presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in communicating through presentations.
  • I have had education or training in communicating through presentations, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience communicating through presentations with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience communicating through presentations as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have experience communicating through presentations as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in communicating through presentations. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
19 [2022] Choose the statement(s) that describe your role in communicating external Civil Rights requirements at the Federal, state, and local levels. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given testimony and/or presentations, or spoke publicly on external civil rights issues.
  • I have served as my agency/organization contact for an external civil rights program and responded to inquiries.
  • I communicated external civil rights requirements on my agency or organization`s behalf to government officials.
  • I have written reports to the director or division chief of my agency/organization on external civil rights issues.
  • I worked with others who took the lead in communicating Federal, state, and local programs relating to external civil rights.
  • I have written reports, statements of concern, or briefing documents on external civil rights topics for the head of my agency/organization.
  • I have conveyed the concerns of minorities, affected populations, disability community, and/or disadvantaged groups to persons of authority orally and in writing.
  • I have assisted community, volunteer, or advocacy based organizations seek a redress of grievances for civil rights abuses or concerns, or resolve civil rights matters.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.