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Grade: 09

1 [334] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-09 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 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 [7696] Select the written material(s) that you have produced as a regular part of your job in a writing/editing/correspondence control environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by a higher-level official.
  • I have provided writing and editing support for briefings, meetings, conferences and special projects.
  • I have produced draft responses to correspondence in a clear, logical, concise manner for varied audiences.
  • I have drafted correspondence policy and procedural material for dissemination to headquarters, field or operating level components.
  • I have prepared written correspondence status reports for executive level review.
  • I have edited executive level correspondence, talking points and briefing papers written by other organizational staff.
  • None of the above.
3 [3044] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience composing, reviewing and tracking correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have composed office correspondence.
  • I have edited office correspondence.
  • I have reviewed correspondence for accuracy and completeness.
  • I have reviewed correspondence and made edits and rewrites when necessary.
  • I have prepared correspondence for final format.
  • I have tracked correspondence through an automated tracking system.
  • I have processed correspondence for the signature of senior personnel.
  • I have reviewed and processed correspondence to ensure proper clearances.
  • I have reviewed correspondence to ensure approval of external offices.
  • I have reviewed correspondence to ensure proper format, grammar, punctuation, and spelling.
  • I have reviewed correspondence to ensure consistency with regulations and procedures.
  • None of the above
4 [7800] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with correspondence procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • Screen incoming mail and distribute to appropriate staff members
  • Log in and records action items
  • Develop new correspondence procedures
  • Implement new or revised correspondence procedures
  • Type official correspondence, various forms, and reports using word processing equipment
  • Recommend new administrative or record-keeping procedures
  • Implement new administrative or record-keeping procedures
  • Review correspondence packages for completeness, accuracy and clarity
  • Review correspondence packages for correct format
  • Review correspondence packages for appropriate clearances
  • Drafts written replies to general inquiries
  • Prepare or review documents of a sensitive or confidential nature
  • Prepare letters, memorandums, reports and other non-technical correspondence
  • Assist with the development of procedural guidance for correspondence manuals
  • None of the above
5 [8798] Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience with correspondence. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed correspondence for accuracy and completeness and made edits and rewrites, when necessary.
  • I have prepared correspondence for final format and tracked its progress through an automated tracking system.
  • I have composed and edited office correspondence.
  • I have reviewed and processed incoming/outgoing correspondence for the signature of senior personnel making sure of proper clearances and approvals of other offices, proper format, grammar, punctuation, spelling, clarity attachments and consistency with regulations and procedures.
  • None of the above.
6 [10938] Select the statement that best describes your experience in organizing and maintaining categories of correspondence and document files. Answer to this question is required
  • I have organized and maintained 25 or more categories of correspondence and document files.
  • I have organized and maintained 11-15 categories of correspondence and document files.
  • I have organized and maintained 10 categories of correspondence and document files.
  • I have organized and maintained less than 1 to 5 categories of correspondence and document files.
  • I have no experience in organizing and maintaining correspondence and document files.
7 [6088] Choose the statement that best describes your experience and knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and training in the automotive manufacturing and supply industry (working for an automotive manufacturer or supplier) and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  • I have experience and training in the automotive service and maintenance industry and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  • I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology but no experience working directly for an automotive manufacturer/supplier or the service/maintenance industry.
  • I have experience working on issues involving the automotive industry but have not been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  • I have no experience working in the automotive industry nor do I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
8 [25008] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing or assessing automotive systems and components including those that relate to safety. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little or no engineering or practical knowledge of automotive systems or their safety performance.
  • I have theoretical engineering knowledge related to automotive systems and components as a result of college coursework, and/or practical experience such as repairing systems or reading technical reports.
  • I have practical experience with automotive systems and/or components either as part of job related duties or alternatively as part of college coursework, and some of this work involved safety related systems.
  • I have both practical and engineering experience with automotive systems and components as part of job related duties and worked specifically on safety related systems.
9 [9079] Select the statement that best describes your experience and knowledge of automotive components and technology. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience and training in the automotive manufacturing industry (with manufacturer or supplier) or in the automotive service and maintenance industry and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive components and technology.
  • I have experience and training in the automotive service and maintenance industry or through an automotive-related organization dealing with issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  • I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components, technology and maintenance through my work with an automotive manufacturer/supplier, the service/maintenance industry, or other automotive-related organization.
  • I have experience working on issues involving the automotive industry but have not dealt with issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  • I have no experience working in the automotive industry nor do I have knowledge of automotive components and technology.
10 [6130] Select the statements that describe your experience conducting research. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research.
  • Conducted literature review.
  • Developed work statements that describe the research to be conducted.
  • Constructed budgets and managed development of projects.
  • Developed methods for gathering research data.
  • Applied analytical procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research.
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by contractors.
  • Interpreted research findings.
  • None of the above.
11 [53651] Choose all the statement(s) that describe your professional experience conducting research. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research.
  • Conducted literature review.
  • Developed work statements that describe the research to be conducted.
  • Constructed budgets and managed development of projects.
  • Developed methods for gathering research data.
  • Applied analytical procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research.
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by contractors.
  • Interpreted research findings.
  • Prepared and wrote research reports.
  • Explained research results.
  • Prepared and gave presentation on results.
  • Wrote documentation on methodology and data.
  • None of the above.
12 [52355] Select the enforcement program element(s) that you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted commercial vehicle size and weight inspections.
  • I have written technical reports.
  • I have utilized available data to conduct trend analysis.
  • I have developed commercial vehicle size and weight training programs/presentations.
  • I have participated in regulatory development groups and evaluated interpretations.
  • I have recommended changes to or developed inspection policy and procedure.
  • I have evaluated proposed special permits (or exemptions) and recommended approval/disapproval or change.
  • None of the above.
13 [31248] Select the enforcement program element(s) that you have performed on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted hazmat inspections.
  • I have written technical reports.
  • I have utilized available data to conduct trend analysis.
  • I have participated in the Civil Penalty Process.
  • I have developed hazmat training programs/presentations.
  • I have participated in regulatory development groups and evaluated interpretations.
  • I have recommended changes to or developed inspection policy and procedure.
  • I have evaluated proposed special permits (or exemptions) and recommended approval/disapproval or change.
  • I have evaluated testing results for hazardous materials and/or hazmat packaging.
  • I have reviewed/developed hazmat safety and/or security procedures.
  • I have reviewed approval requests for hazmat and/or hazmat packaging for completeness.
  • None of the above.
14 [57555] This position involves coordination and interaction with a broad range of individuals and organizations. Choose the statement that best describes your coordination with Federal, State, local and national organizations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization.
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization, generally with close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and consider myself competent to coordinate with outside individuals and organizations
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and consider it among my strengths
  • I have had experience coordinating or interacting with individuals or organizations outside my organization and am sought after to assist in coordinating and interacting with others
15 [6279] Select the type(s) of interactions and/or communications you have with your contact(s) as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Negotiating complex and highly sensitive issues.
  • Persuading others to accept finds, recommendations, alternative viewpoints, and to take a particular course of action.
  • Communicating technical/program information to internal audiences.
  • Communicating technical/program information to external audiences.
  • None of the above.
16 [56418] Select the example(s) that describe(s) the level of individuals you interact with on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior managers or officials from OUTSIDE my own agency or organization.
  • Senior managers from WITHIN my own agency or organization.
  • Supervisors from WITHIN my own agency or organization.
  • Support personnel and staff OUTSIDE my own agency or organization.
  • Support personnel and staff WITHIN my own agency or organization.
  • 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.