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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 [60886] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience independently analyzing data using relevant economic methods, such as market assessment, benefit cost or econometric analysis, and identifying implications of the findings as they relate to a transportation-related issue? 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
3 [60831] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience preparing and presenting research summaries and other technical reports to a variety of groups and individuals, such as making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops? 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 [58098] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience conducting qualitative economic research (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted reviews of the economics literature to frame research efforts.
  • I gathered information from publications or websites, or interviewed people in companies, trade associations, or public sector organizations to gain understanding of how an industry or program functions.
  • None of the above.
5 [34988] Select the statements that best describe your demonstrated internship, academic, or work experience using econometric techniques in economic research projects (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted an econometric analysis for a term paper, thesis, or as part of my job, using a data set that I developed myself by collecting primary data or combining secondary data in a new way.
  • I have developed a data set for an econometric analysis by collecting primary data or combining secondary data in a new way.
  • I have used statistical software to run regressions.
  • I have interpreted results of regressions, both in terms of hypothesis testing and the implications for policy or business decisions.
  • I have done at least one of the above tasks for a transportation-related analysis.
  • None of the above.
6 [54525] Select the statement(s) that best describes your internship, academic, or work experience using benefit cost analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted a benefit cost analysis involving the identification of an appropriate baseline, collection of data, calculation of net present value of benefits and costs, and interpretation of results in terms of the implications for policy or business decisions. This analysis is described in my resume.
  • I have done at least one of the above tasks in response 1 for a transportation-related analysis. This analysis is described in my resume.
  • None of the above.
7 [34990] Select the statements that best describes your internship, academic, or work experience with managing the resources, schedule and performance objectives of assignments: Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in planning the resources, schedule and performance objectives of assignments.
  • I have participated in tracking progress in terms of resources, schedule and performance objectives of assignments.
  • None of the above.
8 [34991]Select the statements that best describe your experience preparing written materials related to economic analyses (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have written a term paper, thesis, or technical paper as part of my job, describing an economic analysis that I performed.
  • I have written a summary memo, report, or presentation materials describing an economic analysis and the results.
  • I have done at least one of the above tasks for a transportation-related analysis.
  • None of the above.
9 [55291] Select the statement(s) that best describes your level of experience gathering and exchanging information in person or through telecommunications (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience making college classroom presentations, defending a thesis, or I have experience communicating with others within my organization.
  • I have experience making project presentations to clients/sponsors or to audiences at conferences or workshops.
  • I have experience communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to gather and exchange information.
  • I have experience using video teleconferencing or web conferencing for communicating with others both within and outside of my work organization to gather and exchange information.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 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 [60832] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience conducting economic research in support of various projects (i.e. impact studies, cost-benefit analysis, equilibrium analysis, etc.); analyzing data using statistical procedures, econometrics, and computer methodology to develop solutions to analytical problems; and performing policy oriented research in the development of innovative approaches to new and existing problems in economics? 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
3 [55567] Select the area(s) in which you have conducted economic analysis or statistical research. Answer to this question is required
  • Transportation Economics
  • Regulatory Economics
  • Labor Economics
  • Public Finance
  • Industrial Organization
  • Urban and Regional Economics
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Cost/benefit analysis
  • Econometrics
  • Math methods for economics
  • Statistics
  • Public health economics, including value of a statistical life
  • Social Cost of Injury
  • Societal Cost of Emissions/Greenhouse Gas
  • None of the above
4 [55564] Select the economic and/or statistical method(s) and technique(s) that you have applied in conducting economic analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Inference
  • Seasonality Adjustments
  • Deflation adjustment and other data normalizing methods
  • Demand modeling
  • Time series analysis
  • Multi-variable regression analysis
  • Conditional probabilities
  • Forecasting
  • Econometrics
  • Analysis of variance
  • Sensitivity analysis
  • Monte Carlo simulation
  • Trending
  • Operations Research and Optimization
  • Linear Programming
  • Input-output Analysis
  • Matrix Inversion
  • Cost-benefits Analysis
  • Calculus
  • Modeling
  • Simulation
  • None of the above
5 [52617] Select the statement that describes your experience performing statistical analysis of multiple data sets to include: identifying & evaluating data sources, assembling the data, using statistical techniques (e.g. hypothesis testing and analysis of variance) to conduct statistical analysis, and then forming a conclusion of analysis into a final report (e.g. text, graphs, charts, tables, and models). 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. 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 administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
6 [5449] Select the response that best describes your experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying Geographic Information Systems (GIS) data, and providing GIS guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance.
  • I have had education or training in experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance 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 inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance 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 experience inputting, collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying GIS data, and providing GIS guidance. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
7 [44935] Select the statement(s) that describes your experience in conducting statistical analysis in research projects for evaluating an emerging issue on a policy or program. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed statistical analysis in research results for formulation of a policy as part of educational training.
  • Assists in conducting statistical analysis in research studies to support the formulation of a policy.
  • Conducted statistical analysis for a research project to assess implications of an emerging issue on a policy and/or program.
  • Led a team responsible for statistical analysis in research studies for the development of a new policy and/or a program and addressed issues associate with its implications.
  • None of the above.
8 [53069] Select the statement(s) that best describe your work experience with managing the resources, schedule and performance objectives of assignments (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with sponsors, managers and project teams to develop and document scope of work, cost estimates and schedules.
  • I have been responsible for project control, including developing project management plans, communicating progress and developments, and ensuring timely delivery of work.
  • I have planned, monitored and managed project/task resources (e.g. labor, materials, and contractor support).
  • I have managed projects to address risks and ensure quality products.
  • I have provided quality customer service through maintaining frequent contact with sponsors, providing clear presentations on programs/projects and planning customer meetings.
  • None of the above.
9 [53070] Select the statement(s) that best describe your work experience with supporting program/business development (select all that apply): Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified and developed potential business opportunities, including proposal preparation.
  • I have identified and collaborated with peers on opportunities related to other lines of business.
  • None of the above
10 [2478] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted
  • Conducted literature review
  • Built economic models
  • Developed methods for gathering research data
  • Applied analytical procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research
  • Interpreted research findings
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others
  • Prepared and wrote research reports
  • Presented research results
  • None of the above
11 [54397] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in preparing reports, briefings, charts, graphs, and spreadsheets. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed non-technical reports, briefings, charts, graphs, and/or spreadsheets using own judgment to determine contents.
  • Consolidated data to prepare technical and/or non-technical reports, briefings, charts, graphs, and/or spreadsheet.
  • Finalized reports, briefings, charts, graphs, and/or spreadsheets prepared by senior-level staff.
  • None of the above.
12 [54250] Select the statement(s) that describes your experience developing and presenting professional briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given clear and logical 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
13 [9687] Select the response(s) that demonstrate the types of presentations you have given on a routine basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Management level staff presentations.
  • Internal peer level staff presentations.
  • External staff presentations.
  • Public or private organizational presentations.
  • Local and state conference presentations.
  • National conference presentations.
  • Delivered training courses that are at least 1/2 day in length.
  • General public presentations.
  • None of the above.
14 [59414] Select the statement that best describes your experience in analyzing economic issues when preparing written reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have analyzed economic data or information to ensure validity, reliability, and absence of bias in written documents that I prepared.
  • I have analyzed information to identify issues, problems, challenges, opportunities and options in written documents.
  • I have analyzed economic information and explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, and recommendations to senior management officials within or outside my organization.
  • I have analyzed economic information and developed comprehensive material for reports, briefings or meetings of senior management officials within and/or outside my organization.
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.

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.