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Grade: 13

1 [342] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-13 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 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 [59333] Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions. You must provide supporting documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor’s or higher engineering degree from an accredited university or college with at least one program accredited by ABET; or which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials (stress-strain relationships), fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties), or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined are equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in response Choice 1.
  • I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 [60623] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience developing, managing, and analyzing research programs that support mobility innovation and public transportation? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [60624] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience coordinating and managing research projects and innovative system concepts to advance personal mobility? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [60625] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience managing financial assistance programs, procurements and contracts, or fiscal and grants management processes? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [58488] Select the transportation industry area(s) in which you have experience. This experience should be explained in your application for the position. Answer to this question is required
  • Public transportation.
  • Pedestrian and bicycle transportation.
  • Other transportation modes, such as aviation, pipeline, highways and/or maritime.
  • None of the above.
7 [2656] Select the transportation related program(s) in which you have demonstrated knowledge or experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Surface transportation issues.
  • Federal regulation and interpretations.
  • Public and private sector roles in transportation.
  • Inter-governmental relations conducted within a public agency and with other transportation organizations.
  • Rail transportation issues.
  • None of the above.
8 [10997] Select the activity(ies) that describe(s) your knowledge or experience with transportation projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in this area.
  • I have provided technical data, mapping, or specialist input for development of transportation projects.
  • I have experience in surveying transportation projects.
  • I have experience in transportation planning.
  • I have experience in design of transportation projects.
  • I have experience in administration or supervision of transportation construction contracts.
  • I have managed the development and delivery of transportation projects.
9 [58489] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience working with State, and local governments and transit agencies. Answer to this question is required
  • Experienced using the Federal-State-local-transit authority relationships, including working with State and local governments and transit agencies on various issues and problems.
  • Understand the Federal-State-local-transit authority working with State Local governments.
  • Understand the Federal-State-local-transit authority relationships, and have some on-the-job experience in working with State and local governments and transit authorities.
  • Understand the Federal-State-Local and transit agency relationships, but do not have the on-the-job experience in working with State, and Local governments and transit agencies,
  • None of the above.
10 [58490] Do you have experience providing technical and analytical support for research initiatives and decision-making to identify, assess, and deploy advanced technologies and innovative system concepts to improve transportation operations, personal mobility, environmental sustainability, and/or energy conservation related to transportation operations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11 [52091] Choose the statement(s) that best describe functions for which you have demonstrated experience managing or directing a technical research program. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided technically sound interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and policies relating to an element(s) of the program.
  • Interpreted program research results.
  • Developed goals, strategic plans, and roadmaps for a program.
  • Promoted program elements to senior officials.
  • Provided expert advice to program officials concerning obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  • Developed new or innovative solutions to program problems.
  • Developed policies for multi-faceted programs that cross organizations.
  • Planned and coordinated with primary stakeholders
  • None of the above
12 [33888] Select the statement(s) that best describe specific areas of transportation research where you have demonstrated experience in conducting complex transportation systems analysis. The basis for your selection should be documented in your resume/application materials. Answer to this question is required
  • Highway and transit technology and system assessment
  • Transportation planning policies and procedures
  • Intelligent transportation systems evaluations and assessments
  • Program design and performance measurement
  • Alternative transportation system analysis and benefit, cost, and risk analysis
  • I have no demonstrated experience in any of the above areas.
13 [16431] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience planning, developing and conducting broad-based analytical studies (or segments of studies) related to the adoption of advanced technologies and/or the development and evaluation of programs and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in planning, developing and conducting broad-based analytical studies (or segments of studies) related to the adoption of advanced technologies and/or the development and evaluation of programs and policies, but I have not applied this knowledge at work. I have presented my research findings and/or thesis to professors and other individuals within a college/university setting.
  • I have worked as part of a technical team, and have been assigned tasks in which I conducted small segments of analytical studies related to the adoption of advanced technologies and/or the development and evaluation of programs and policies. I have worked under the ongoing supervision of a project manager and/or supervisor.
  • I have planned, developed and conducted segments of analytical studies related to the adoption of advanced technologies and/or the development and evaluation of programs and policies. I have worked independently and have only consulted with my project manager and/or manager to resolve complex issues.
  • I have planned, developed and conducted broad-based analytical studies (or segments of studies) related to the adoption of advanced technologies and/or the development and evaluation of programs and policies. I have mentored other team members, and have developed creative solutions to complex problems. I have received awards and/or recognition for my work and contributions.
  • None of the above
14 [44919] Select the statement(s) that describes your experience in conducting research studies for analyzing an emerging issue. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed research results for formulation of a policy as part of educational training.
  • Assists in conducting research studies to support the formulation of a policy.
  • Conducted research to assess implications of an emerging issue on a policy and/or program.
  • Led a team responsible for research studies for the development of a new policy and/or a program and addressed issues associate with its implications.
  • None of the above.
15 [9701] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your professional experience in implementing government financial assistance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed rules, guidance, solicitations, and/or other program related direction.
  • I have provided financial program technical assistance to potential applicants and other stakeholders.
  • I have reviewed and evaluated applications for financial assistance.
  • I have made selections for financial assistance awards under competitive programs.
  • I have negotiated grant agreements and/or loan documents, including scopes of work, terms, and conditions.
  • I have monitored and evaluated financial assistance contracts, agreements or loans.
  • I have assessed the effectiveness of financial assistance programs and developed recommendations for program improvements.
  • None of the above.
16 [2038] Select the program management functions you have performed as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Designed research studies
  • Prepared prospectuses
  • Estimated needed resources
  • Established reporting requirements
  • Coordinated with operating and field offices
  • Obtained clearances as required
  • Established evaluation criteria
  • Prepared technical and cost evaluations of proposals
  • Monitored the work to ensure the contractor adhered to the statements of work and cost
  • Provided technical assistance to the contractor
  • Devised and described the required sequence of tasks
  • None of the above
17 [52087] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities, including: assigning work; training or instructing employees; reporting problems and offering solutions to your supervisor; meeting deadlines; monitoring work in progress, and making day-to-day adjustments to resolve unexpected conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities but have participated in multiple research project teams.
  • I have conducted segments of projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated some of the work activities listed above with guidance from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with some guidance from my supervisor.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with little supervision.
  • I have coordinated all the project activities listed above as a team leader over a group of employees assigned to a project.
  • None of the above.
18 [20368] Select the statements that describe your experience providing technical oversight for grants and/or contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed grant proposals, including statements of work.
  • I have reviewed grant proposals for compliance with Federal requirements.
  • I have served as a grants manager, monitored performance and provided technical direction for grants.
  • I do not have expertise in providing technical oversight for grants and/or contracts.
19 [55297] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience representing your organization in briefings, meetings, or conference with strategic partners within and outside your agency or department. Answer to this question is required
  • I have periodically attended interagency committee meeting with a senior official from my organization.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with Federal, State, or local government officials, consulting firms, and/or technical organizations to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with other interested parties (e.g., peers, colleagues, and/or members of professional organizations) to share information.
  • I have represented my organization actively at conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure that senior management's concerns, viewpoints, and interests are effectively represented.
  • I have chaired internal agency advisory groups and committees to communicate, facilitate and explain policy matters within an agency or large bureau.
  • I have delivered specific technical information or assistance at conferences, seminars and workshops to support effective decision-making.
  • None of the above
20 [2831] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented and spoke on behalf of my organizational unit and its work to those within and outside the office.
  • I have made clear and convincing presentations to individuals and groups.
  • I have facilitated an open exchange of ideas.
  • I have established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units.
  • I have approached each problem/situation with a clear perception of organizational and political reality.
  • I have used contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.
  • I have developed and enhanced alliances with external groups.
  • I have engaged in cross-functional activities.
  • I have found common ground with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • I have worked in groups and teams.
  • I have conducted briefings and other meetings.
  • I have gained cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • I have facilitated controversial/complex situations.
  • I have considered and responded appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations.
  • I ensure that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
  • I have the authority to speak on behalf of my organization in making decisions in one or more program areas.
  • None of the above.
21 [3106] Select the type(s) of written product(s) you have produced frequently in a position you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/Position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Budget support, including justification, impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for legislative hearings.
  • Curriculum materials for training courses.
  • Technical documentation.
  • 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.