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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 [60865] Select the response that best describes your highest level of equal or equivalent in serving as a technical expert on all aspects of transit safety management including application of safety management systems for one year. 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
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with the direct guidance and supervision of a higher-level expert who reviews my work products and provides coaching and direction.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job and usually under the guidance and supervision of a higher-level expert reviewing work upon completion.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular and recurring part of a job independently and am considered proficient with only occasional higher-level review.
  • I have at least one year of experience providing training and instruction to others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency and am considered an expert where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
3 [60866] Select the response that best describes your highest level of equal or equivalent experience in analyzing, assessing, and reviewing transit Safety Management Systems (SMS) including development of an SMS implementation plan, identify hazards, risks and defects and develop mitigation management plans to assure risk reductions. 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
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency on the job, with the direct guidance and supervision of a higher-level expert who reviews my work products and provides coaching and direction.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular part of a job and usually under the guidance and supervision of a higher-level expert reviewing work upon completion.
  • I have at least one year of experience performing this task/competency as a regular and recurring part of a job independently and am considered proficient with only occasional higher-level review.
  • I have at least one year of experience providing training and instruction to others so they can perform this task/competency.
  • I have at least one year of experience leading and/or supervising performance of this task/competency and am considered an expert where others normally consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task/competency.
4 [56624] Select the statement that best describes your experience and familiarity with Safety Management Systems (SMS), as it relates to conducting transit safety accident investigations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience leading the development and implementation of Safety Management System (SMS) at the National, state, regional or local level(s).
  • I have experience developing and implementing portions of SMS, in support of transit accident investigations.
  • I have lead experience with SMS in non-transit related safety programs.
  • I have experience with SMS under the guidance of others, in support of program planning, policy development in non-transit safety programs.
  • None of the above.
5 [15309] Select the statements) 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 methods and approaches for gathering data.
  • I have developed analytical techniques to review and process the data.
  • I have examined and reviewed various records and reports.
  • I have observed various work methods.
  • I have analyzed photographic evidence.
  • I have analyzed incidents of probable cause(s) of accidents.
  • I have identified, located, and evaluated technical guidance and regulatory documents.
  • I have consulted with other occupational experts.
  • I have conducted interviews.
  • None of the above.
6 [24029] Choose the statements that describe how you have processed analytical data. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to management officials within the organization.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to an outside organization.
  • Developed comprehensive materials of reports, briefings or meetings for management officials.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization.
  • Interpreted and applied guidance and regulations to recommendations.
  • None of the above.
7 [56622] Do you have experience analyzing data that can be used during the course of conducting transit inspections, or used to determine probable cause of transit related collisions, derailments, or other accidents/incidents? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
8 [55026] Select the statement that describes your experience with performing analytical investigations and special studies, and using data to make recommendations to improve safety. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed analytical investigations and special studies, and used data to make recommendations to improve safety in a region.
  • I have assisted in conducting analytical investigations and special studies, and used data to make recommendations to improve safety in a region data only after close consultation with my supervisor.
  • I have performed analytical investigations and special studies minimal supervision, and used data to make recommendations to my supervisor to improve safety in a region.
  • I have led analytical investigations and special studies, and used data to make recommendations to improve safety in a region to my supervisor.
9 [55032] This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job by checking the appropriate boxes (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • I have had regular contact with high ranking officials.
  • I have communicated with high level managers/staff under stressful situations.
  • I have worked with all levels of management and employees in accomplishing my assignments.
  • I have worked with a variety of stakeholder groups and federal, state and local organizations.
  • I have experience developing a professional network inside and outside the organization.
  • None of the above.
10 [13820] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in preparing written materials regarding transportation issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written documents or materials concerning transportation for review and approval by a senior official within an organization.
  • I have developed for a senior official within an organization, approved material for communicating information on legal and policy issues concerning transportation.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings on transportation issues to subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization.
  • I have reviewed reports and documents for technical accuracy, legal accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of materials and appropriateness for the intended audience.
  • None of the above.
11 [58418] Select the response that best describes your experience providing technical assistance to staff members regarding all aspects of records management. 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.

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.
[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.
1 [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
2 [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.
3 [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
4 [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
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.