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Grade: 11

1 [30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [7735] Select the statement that best describes your experience initiating and maintaining liaisons with a broad range of Congressional, Federal, State, and local transportation and industry officials as well as transportation officials abroad. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function 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 administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. In addition, I have supervised others in the performance of this task as regular part of my job.
3 [7738] Select the statement(s) that apply to your skill in interpreting complex legislative and policy issues that pertain to the organization's programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and tracked appropriations language in support of new or revised programs and/or budgetary requirements.
  • I have developed materials, talking points, testimony, or briefing materials for senior officials on the impact of legislation, appropriations or Federal regulations.
  • I have drafted proposed authorization or appropriations language for my organization, corporation or industry association.
  • I have provided technical assistance to senior-level officials regarding policy issues being considered by Congress that could impact the agency or industry.
  • I have analyzed legislation and Federal regulatory activity to determine the impact on agency or industry programs and operations.
  • None of the above.
4 [18909] Select the statement that best reflects your experience analyzing new or proposed regulations or legislation to determine impact on program operations and management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, this task has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 [8917] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in conducting complex analyses of facts and circumstances. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified the issues involved.
  • I have developed the methods and approaches for gathering data.
  • I have developed analytical techniques to review and process the data.
  • I have developed appropriate recommendations based on analysis.
  • I have implemented and followed through on the recommendations.
  • None of the above
6 [18968] Select the statements that describe your experience identifying and analyzing issues, making logical decisions, and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information in order to make rational decisions.
  • Composed material for reports, briefings or meetings under guidance of higher level specialist.
  • In conjunction with senior specialist, drafted modifications to policies, regulations, procedures, or plans to meet the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve a problem or issue.
  • Developed solutions to problems or issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information for use by a senior management.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to a senior management.
  • I have been recognized through performance appraisals and/or awards for my work in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions.
  • None of the above
7 [7707] This position requires that you be able to express facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing, and organized manner and to make clear and convincing oral and written reports. Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in expressing facts and ideas in writing and in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating information about my work unit's activities to peers and higher level management.
  • I have prepared written reports or given presentations or briefings on issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.
  • I have experience meeting with internal and external stakeholders and/or influential parties to and gain acceptance of, or commitment to, current or new organization's policies and practices.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above responses.
8 [52324] Select the statement(s) that describe your communications experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented and spoken on behalf of my organization and its activities to internal and external audiences in an official capacity.
  • I have established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units in order to communicate to senior officials a comprehensive organizational program or policy.
  • I am able to communicate complex and challenging issues or situations with a clear perception of organizational and political reality.
  • I have developed relationships and worked collaboratively with external groups including transportation organizations, state or local governments, businesses, non-profits, or community organizations.
  • I have engaged in or planned cross-governmental and multi-agency public event activities.
  • I have facilitated solutions to complex or controversial situations.
  • I ensure that briefing materials, reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
  • I have conducted briefings and other meetings with external audiences.
  • None of the above.
9 [368] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience and knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, and principles to budget for a Federal program or Service. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in working with financial policy.
  • I have experience in developing proposals for new financial transit policy direction.
  • I have experience developing solutions to policy problems involving a number of different program areas.
  • I have experience where I routinely analyze and apply Federal Regulations and related appropriation laws and regulations.
  • I have guided officials in my agency in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving budgetary program requirements for transit benefit programs or other large Federal program that provides benefits to Federal employees.
  • I have experience explaining the basis for implementing new budgetary procedural requirements during development of transit benefit program.

Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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 [7738] Select the statement(s) that apply to your skill in interpreting complex legislative and policy issues that pertain to the organization's programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and tracked appropriations language in support of new or revised programs and/or budgetary requirements.
  • I have developed materials, talking points, testimony, or briefing materials for senior officials on the impact of legislation, appropriations or Federal regulations.
  • I have drafted proposed authorization or appropriations language for my organization, corporation or industry association.
  • I have provided technical assistance to senior-level officials regarding policy issues being considered by Congress that could impact the agency or industry.
  • I have analyzed legislation and Federal regulatory activity to determine the impact on agency or industry programs and operations.
  • None of the above.
3 [55939] Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience with researching legislation (appropriations or budget based, and/or transportation/subject based). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience assisting in researching legislation for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation, reporting policy impacts, and recommending a course of action for a Hill office or government organization.
  • I have experience researching legislation, determining and reporting policy impact, recommending a course of action for a Hill office or government organization, and spearheading the implementation of that course of action.
  • None of the above.
4 [7741] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, or other written materials.
  • I have had education or training in preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials 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 preparing briefings, issue papers, project summaries, correspondence, answers to Congressional and Federal government questions, reports to Congress, and other written materials as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I have supervised others in the performance of this task as a regular part of my job.
5 [23528] Select the statement that describes your ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks simultaneously. Answer to this question is required
  • I have balanced competing tasks in a work setting that stayed fairly constant.
  • I have balanced numerous tasks involving varied development where defined deadlines were competing and varied. Situations were discussed with supervisor.
  • I have frequently, independently balanced multiple tasks, which involved varied development times with different levels of effort and coordination with minimal supervision.
  • I have freedom to balance regular and recurring responsibilities on multiple tasks with tight deadlines. Only controversial situations were discussed with program manager or supervisor.
  • None of the above.
6 [18909] Select the statement that best reflects your experience analyzing new or proposed regulations or legislation to determine impact on program operations and management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, this task has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 [18968] Select the statements that describe your experience identifying and analyzing issues, making logical decisions, and providing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and analyzed problems to distinguish between relevant and irrelevant information in order to make rational decisions.
  • Composed material for reports, briefings or meetings under guidance of higher level specialist.
  • In conjunction with senior specialist, drafted modifications to policies, regulations, procedures, or plans to meet the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Interpreted and applied statutes and regulations to resolve a problem or issue.
  • Developed solutions to problems or issues.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information for use by a senior management.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to a senior management.
  • I have been recognized through performance appraisals and/or awards for my work in identifying and analyzing problems, making logical decisions, and providing solutions.
  • None of the above
8 [7742] Select the statement(s) that describe activities you have undertaken in establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Federal agencies as a regular part of your job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared written materials including statements, briefing papers, policy recommendations and talking points for use by senior-level officials.
  • I have maintained contacts and acted as liaison to Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Federal agencies to respond to information requests and convey background information about public policy issues.
  • I have made recommendations to senior officials on technical or policy proposals for use with Congressional, Federal and other high level stakeholder meetings to effectively advance understanding of relevant policy issues and programs.
  • I have participated in meetings with senior-level officials and prepared quotable statements, fact sheets, testimony and other written materials on technical or controversial public policy issues.
  • None of the above.
9 [7707] This position requires that you be able to express facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing, and organized manner and to make clear and convincing oral and written reports. Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in expressing facts and ideas in writing and in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating information about my work unit's activities to peers and higher level management.
  • I have prepared written reports or given presentations or briefings on issues or problems of a procedural or factual nature.
  • I have experience meeting with internal and external stakeholders and/or influential parties to and gain acceptance of, or commitment to, current or new organization's policies and practices.
  • My experience is not reflected in any of the above responses.
10 [52324] Select the statement(s) that describe your communications experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented and spoken on behalf of my organization and its activities to internal and external audiences in an official capacity.
  • I have established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units in order to communicate to senior officials a comprehensive organizational program or policy.
  • I am able to communicate complex and challenging issues or situations with a clear perception of organizational and political reality.
  • I have developed relationships and worked collaboratively with external groups including transportation organizations, state or local governments, businesses, non-profits, or community organizations.
  • I have engaged in or planned cross-governmental and multi-agency public event activities.
  • I have facilitated solutions to complex or controversial situations.
  • I ensure that briefing materials, reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
  • I have conducted briefings and other meetings with external audiences.
  • None of the above.
11 [3861] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience communicating information to senior officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have compiled comprehensive materials for use in reports, briefings, and meetings for senior officials.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of briefing materials and supporting documentation for use by senior officials at meetings.
  • On my own initiative, I have followed up with staff in order to gain the information necessary for meetings.
  • I have attended conferences/meetings and was responsible for summarizing discussions and following up and distributing synopsis.
  • I have received training for this task either on the job or through formal classes.
  • 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.