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Grade: 07

1 [338] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-07 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one full year of graduate level education.
  • I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 level. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  • Superior Academic Achievement- I meet one of the following: In the upper one-third of my graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [57300] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required education or specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 [2281] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway construction project and contract administration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gained knowledge of materials and construction specifications, highway construction and materials testing procedures, and construction inspections in conformance with contract specifications from on-the- job construction activity in the field.
  • I have knowledge of standard federal specifications for construction of roads and bridges and standard contracting requirements that govern construction work.
  • I have experience with record keeping related to Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation and material submittals.
  • I have little to no knowledge of highway construction contract and project administration.
4 [2229] Select the statement that best describes your experience reviewing Plan, Specification and Estimate (PS&E) packages for constructability and overall content of highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience reviewing PS&E packages.
  • I have had training or education in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have limited experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
  • I have experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects and consider myself competent in this area.
  • I have supervised performance, trained others, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
5 [50897] Select the response(s) that describes which automated engineering software and other computers applications you have experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Microstation or other automated drafting programs
  • GEOPAK, InRoads, or other highway interactive design software
  • Hydraulics, slope stability and/or highway related engineering programs
  • I do not have experience using engineering software programs
  • I do not have experience working with computers.
6 [2279] Select the response that best describes your experience with construction inspection. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working as an engineering cooperative education student in highway construction or related field.
  • I have experience working on a highway/roadway or bridge construction project.
  • I have experience working in the field of construction other than on a highway or bridge construction project.
  • I do not have experience with construction inspection processes or procedures.
7 [33590] Select the statements that best describes your experience with highway and bridge construction operation(s) and technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • Inspection of constructed retaining walls.
  • Inspection of structures, either steel or concrete.
  • Inspection of asphalt and/or PCC pavement.
  • Inspection of aggregate production and materials source utilization.
  • Inspection of foundations such as piling, drilled shafts, micro piles, etc.
  • Inspection of concrete layout, staking, forming and falsework, and placement.
  • Inspection of earthwork operations such as clearing, grubbing, rock blasting, excavation and embankment.
  • Inspection of installation of drainage structures.
  • None of the above
8 [2233] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway and/or bridge construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored a comprehensive QA/QC plan.
  • I have conducted intermittent or continuous inspection during construction to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • I have inspected completed phases before scheduled acceptance.
  • I have provided feedback and system changes to prevent repeated deficiencies.
  • I have little to no experience or knowledge in the field of highway and/or bridge construction QA/QC.
9 [46890] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with highway engineering principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to the construction of highways and bridges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in survey and staking techniques associated with highway construction.
  • I have experience with the methods used in statistical analysis of materials for acceptance.
  • I have experience with standard traffic control plans, and it's development based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6.
  • I have experience with water quality permitting, sediment and erosion control plans, and best management practices.
  • I have experience with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process pertaining to highway construction.
  • I have experience with standard highway construction specifications, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials/American Society for Testing Materials(AASHTO/ASTM) specifications and test procedures as they relate to material sampling and testing.
  • I have experience with construction scheduling techniques, such as Critical Path Method, Bar Chart Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique, with an understanding of sequence scheduling, equipment capabilities, and production rates.
  • None of the above.
10 [1349] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience with construction survey staking. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a college level surveying class.
  • I have assisted with survey staking for construction projects.
  • I have on the job experience with performing survey staking for construction projects.
  • I have limited or no experience with construction survey staking.
11 [9544] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with motor vehicles and/or highway safety. I have authored technical research reports or papers on motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment and/or highway safety. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
12 [52956] Select the statement that best describes your experience in working on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  • I worked on a team or with my classmates in preparing and completing a project or assignment during my education or coursework.
  • I have on occasion worked on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment in the work place.
  • I frequently, or as a regular part of my assigned duties, worked on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment.

Grade: 09

1 [30209] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-09 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 two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position and have provided transcripts with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the first 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 and the experience is well documented in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [57300] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required education or specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 [50898] Choose the statement that best fits how you meet the specialized experience and/or education for this GS-9 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of equal or equivalent experience as an engineer performing a variety of highway construction activities, such as conducting construction project surveys, performing materials testing, and conducting construction inspections.
  • I possess two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree that has equipped me to perform 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 above.
4 [2281] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway construction project and contract administration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gained knowledge of materials and construction specifications, highway construction and materials testing procedures, and construction inspections in conformance with contract specifications from on-the- job construction activity in the field.
  • I have knowledge of standard federal specifications for construction of roads and bridges and standard contracting requirements that govern construction work.
  • I have experience with record keeping related to Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation and material submittals.
  • I have little to no knowledge of highway construction contract and project administration.
5 [2229] Select the statement that best describes your experience reviewing Plan, Specification and Estimate (PS&E) packages for constructability and overall content of highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience reviewing PS&E packages.
  • I have had training or education in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have limited experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
  • I have experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects and consider myself competent in this area.
  • I have supervised performance, trained others, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
6 [50897] Select the response(s) that describes which automated engineering software and other computers applications you have experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Microstation or other automated drafting programs
  • GEOPAK, InRoads, or other highway interactive design software
  • Hydraulics, slope stability and/or highway related engineering programs
  • I do not have experience using engineering software programs
  • I do not have experience working with computers.
7 [2279] Select the response that best describes your experience with construction inspection. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working as an engineering cooperative education student in highway construction or related field.
  • I have experience working on a highway/roadway or bridge construction project.
  • I have experience working in the field of construction other than on a highway or bridge construction project.
  • I do not have experience with construction inspection processes or procedures.
8 [33590] Select the statements that best describes your experience with highway and bridge construction operation(s) and technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • Inspection of constructed retaining walls.
  • Inspection of structures, either steel or concrete.
  • Inspection of asphalt and/or PCC pavement.
  • Inspection of aggregate production and materials source utilization.
  • Inspection of foundations such as piling, drilled shafts, micro piles, etc.
  • Inspection of concrete layout, staking, forming and falsework, and placement.
  • Inspection of earthwork operations such as clearing, grubbing, rock blasting, excavation and embankment.
  • Inspection of installation of drainage structures.
  • None of the above
9 [2233] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway and/or bridge construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored a comprehensive QA/QC plan.
  • I have conducted intermittent or continuous inspection during construction to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • I have inspected completed phases before scheduled acceptance.
  • I have provided feedback and system changes to prevent repeated deficiencies.
  • I have little to no experience or knowledge in the field of highway and/or bridge construction QA/QC.
10 [46890] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with highway engineering principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to the construction of highways and bridges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in survey and staking techniques associated with highway construction.
  • I have experience with the methods used in statistical analysis of materials for acceptance.
  • I have experience with standard traffic control plans, and it's development based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6.
  • I have experience with water quality permitting, sediment and erosion control plans, and best management practices.
  • I have experience with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process pertaining to highway construction.
  • I have experience with standard highway construction specifications, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials/American Society for Testing Materials(AASHTO/ASTM) specifications and test procedures as they relate to material sampling and testing.
  • I have experience with construction scheduling techniques, such as Critical Path Method, Bar Chart Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique, with an understanding of sequence scheduling, equipment capabilities, and production rates.
  • None of the above.
11 [1349] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience with construction survey staking. Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a college level surveying class.
  • I have assisted with survey staking for construction projects.
  • I have on the job experience with performing survey staking for construction projects.
  • I have limited or no experience with construction survey staking.
12 [9544] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with motor vehicles and/or highway safety. I have authored technical research reports or papers on motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment and/or highway safety. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
13 [52956] Select the statement that best describes your experience in working on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in this area.
  • I worked on a team or with my classmates in preparing and completing a project or assignment during my education or coursework.
  • I have on occasion worked on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment in the work place.
  • I frequently, or as a regular part of my assigned duties, worked on a team or with colleagues in preparing and completing a project or assignment.

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 [49927] Choose the statement that best fits how you meet the specialized experience and/or education for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of equal or equivalent experience as an engineer on highway construction projects overseeing a range of assigned activities such as materials testing, project schedule, progress estimates, surveys, traffic control, environmental controls, and construction methods. This experience included coordinating with contractor staff, co-workers, and other stakeholders to resolve day to day issues and problems that arise.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform 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 above.
3 [57300] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required education or specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 [33588] Select the statement(s) that describes your level of experience managing highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed / administered a divided highway and/or multi-lane bridge construction project.
  • I have managed / administered a 2-lane roadway or bridge construction project.
  • I have managed / administered at least 5 roadway or bridge construction projects.
  • None of the above
5 [49988] Choose the statement that best describes your experience with Federal or State government contracting regulations for highway construction contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with government contracting regulations.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, but have not applied this experience to the administration of highway construction contracts.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, and have utilized this experience to mitigate problems and support positions that substantiate the government's position on highway construction contracts.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, and have applied this experience to mitigate problems, support positions substantiate the government's position, defend claims, and maintain the integrity of the contracting process on highway construction contracts.
6 [2281] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway construction project and contract administration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gained knowledge of materials and construction specifications, highway construction and materials testing procedures, and construction inspections in conformance with contract specifications from on-the- job construction activity in the field.
  • I have knowledge of standard federal specifications for construction of roads and bridges and standard contracting requirements that govern construction work.
  • I have experience with record keeping related to Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation and material submittals.
  • I have little to no knowledge of highway construction contract and project administration.
7 [33768] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with construction contract modifications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed independent cost estimates associated with changes in work to substantiate a fair and reasonable price proposal.
  • I have analyzed impacts to the overall construction schedule and contract completion date as a result of the changed work.
  • I have assessed the availability of funding prior to authorizing changes in work.
  • I have developed pre-negotiation objectives based on issue specific factors, and obtained approval from the appropriately delegated authority level.
  • I have negotiated contract modifications.
  • None of the above
8 [49989] Select the method(s) you have utilized for handling disputes pertaining to a construction contract. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated bilateral agreements for minor contract changes (<$50,000).
  • I have negotiated bilateral agreements for major contract changes (>$50,000).
  • I have utilized Alternate Dispute Resolution (mock trial, settlement hearing, binding arbitration, etc.) in reaching settlement.
  • I have analyzed requests for equitable adjustment and been involved in the development of Contracting Officer`s Decision.
  • I have been directly involved with the appeals process through the Contract Disputes Act.
  • None of the above
9 [2229] Select the statement that best describes your experience reviewing Plan, Specification and Estimate (PS&E) packages for constructability and overall content of highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience reviewing PS&E packages.
  • I have had training or education in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have limited experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
  • I have experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects and consider myself competent in this area.
  • I have supervised performance, trained others, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
10 [50897] Select the response(s) that describes which automated engineering software and other computers applications you have experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Microstation or other automated drafting programs
  • GEOPAK, InRoads, or other highway interactive design software
  • Hydraulics, slope stability and/or highway related engineering programs
  • I do not have experience using engineering software programs
  • I do not have experience working with computers.
11 [33590] Select the statements that best describes your experience with highway and bridge construction operation(s) and technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • Inspection of constructed retaining walls.
  • Inspection of structures, either steel or concrete.
  • Inspection of asphalt and/or PCC pavement.
  • Inspection of aggregate production and materials source utilization.
  • Inspection of foundations such as piling, drilled shafts, micro piles, etc.
  • Inspection of concrete layout, staking, forming and falsework, and placement.
  • Inspection of earthwork operations such as clearing, grubbing, rock blasting, excavation and embankment.
  • Inspection of installation of drainage structures.
  • None of the above
12 [46890] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with highway engineering principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to the construction of highways and bridges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in survey and staking techniques associated with highway construction.
  • I have experience with the methods used in statistical analysis of materials for acceptance.
  • I have experience with standard traffic control plans, and it's development based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6.
  • I have experience with water quality permitting, sediment and erosion control plans, and best management practices.
  • I have experience with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process pertaining to highway construction.
  • I have experience with standard highway construction specifications, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials/American Society for Testing Materials(AASHTO/ASTM) specifications and test procedures as they relate to material sampling and testing.
  • I have experience with construction scheduling techniques, such as Critical Path Method, Bar Chart Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique, with an understanding of sequence scheduling, equipment capabilities, and production rates.
  • None of the above.
13 [2233] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway and/or bridge construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored a comprehensive QA/QC plan.
  • I have conducted intermittent or continuous inspection during construction to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • I have inspected completed phases before scheduled acceptance.
  • I have provided feedback and system changes to prevent repeated deficiencies.
  • I have little to no experience or knowledge in the field of highway and/or bridge construction QA/QC.
14 [1772] Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in dealing with working relationships and sensitive issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have displayed diplomacy and tact in handling sensitive issues.
  • I have negotiated solutions to difficult problems through knowledge of issue and ability to convey my decisions/opinions to other parties.
  • I am aware of political implications of sensitive decision-making in a political arena.
  • I use networking and teamwork to facilitate decision-making.
  • None of the above
15 [9544] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with motor vehicles and/or highway safety. I have authored technical research reports or papers on motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment and/or highway safety. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
16 [27290] With which of the following audiences have you had experience representing your organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal agency representatives
  • State agency representatives
  • Local officials
  • Federal or State elected officials
  • Consultants
  • Industry organizations
  • General public
  • None of the above
17 [33789] Select the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small groups (1-5 people) with common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large groups (6 or more people), in which my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead small groups (1-5 people) where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead large groups (6 or more people) where my management skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • None of the above
18 [33608] Select the team/project leader duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team
  • Planned work to be accomplished by a team
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Established and coordinated ground rules
  • Assigned work to team members based on priorities
  • Set and adjusted short-term priorities as needed
  • Oriented new team members
  • Coached team members in work performance
  • Set individual goals and standards
  • I have not performed team leader duties.
19 [1523] Choose the statement(s) below that describe your demonstrated ability to plan and organize work to be completed in compliance with timeliness requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I complete job assignments and duties meeting virtually all deadlines and timeliness requirements.
  • I ensure that other staff members comply with timeliness requirements.
  • I am able to respond to immediate and urgent matters while maintaining appropriate productivity for routine assignments.
  • I use time management techniques to prioritize multiple assignments and ensure that timeliness requirements are met.
  • I am flexible in shifting resources and adjusting work assignments in response to changes in priorities and directives from leadership.
  • I motivate other staff members to complete assignments under demanding conditions and accept changes in priorities determined by management.
  • I have little to no experience in this area.
20 [6082] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience retaining composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people. Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt in a professional and productive manner with individuals who were difficult, hostile and/or distressed.
  • Succeeded in working with interdisciplinary teams, each with opposing points of view and/or agenda.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  • None of the above.
21 [33610] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing construction problems to develop solutions (i.e. make recommendations for appropriate actions, and prepare change orders and reports). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience devising solutions/recommendations for construction inspection problems. I have developed workable solutions without sacrificing quality or jeopardizing the project schedule.
  • I have experience analyzing information to develop solutions to highway construction problems.
  • I have experience analyzing information to make regular inspection decisions on day-to-day inspection operations.
  • I have little to no experience analyzing construction problems.

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 [58365] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience functioning as the project engineer in charge for the administration and inspection of Federal, State or local highway construction projects that included major operations such as grading, drainage, bridge construction, retaining wall construction, traffic flow and maintenance, and/or recycled or conventional paving? 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 [34570] Do you possess at least one year of equal or equivalent experience leading the work of staff performing highway construction project/inspection activities? If you answer yes, this experience must be well documented in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [34211] Do you possess at least one year of equal or equivalent experience coordinating with partners and project stakeholders in order to resolve issues related to highway construction projects? If you answer yes, this experience must be well documented in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [57139] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 [33588] Select the statement(s) that describes your level of experience managing highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have managed / administered a divided highway and/or multi-lane bridge construction project.
  • I have managed / administered a 2-lane roadway or bridge construction project.
  • I have managed / administered at least 5 roadway or bridge construction projects.
  • None of the above
7 [49988] Choose the statement that best describes your experience with Federal or State government contracting regulations for highway construction contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with government contracting regulations.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, but have not applied this experience to the administration of highway construction contracts.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, and have utilized this experience to mitigate problems and support positions that substantiate the government's position on highway construction contracts.
  • I have experience with government contracting regulations, and have applied this experience to mitigate problems, support positions substantiate the government's position, defend claims, and maintain the integrity of the contracting process on highway construction contracts.
8 [2281] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway construction project and contract administration. Answer to this question is required
  • I have gained knowledge of materials and construction specifications, highway construction and materials testing procedures, and construction inspections in conformance with contract specifications from on-the- job construction activity in the field.
  • I have knowledge of standard federal specifications for construction of roads and bridges and standard contracting requirements that govern construction work.
  • I have experience with record keeping related to Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) documentation and material submittals.
  • I have little to no knowledge of highway construction contract and project administration.
9 [3644] This position requires extensive knowledge in contract administration pertaining to Government contacting. Select the contract administration facets that you have experience with or have successfully completed training in. Answer to this question is required
  • Differing Site Condition
  • Variation in Estimated Quantities
  • Value Engineering Change Proposal
  • Termination for Default or Convenience
  • Changed Conditions
  • Defective Specifications
  • Delay Analysis
  • None of the above
10 [33768] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with construction contract modifications. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed independent cost estimates associated with changes in work to substantiate a fair and reasonable price proposal.
  • I have analyzed impacts to the overall construction schedule and contract completion date as a result of the changed work.
  • I have assessed the availability of funding prior to authorizing changes in work.
  • I have developed pre-negotiation objectives based on issue specific factors, and obtained approval from the appropriately delegated authority level.
  • I have negotiated contract modifications.
  • None of the above
11 [49989] Select the method(s) you have utilized for handling disputes pertaining to a construction contract. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated bilateral agreements for minor contract changes (<$50,000).
  • I have negotiated bilateral agreements for major contract changes (>$50,000).
  • I have utilized Alternate Dispute Resolution (mock trial, settlement hearing, binding arbitration, etc.) in reaching settlement.
  • I have analyzed requests for equitable adjustment and been involved in the development of Contracting Officer`s Decision.
  • I have been directly involved with the appeals process through the Contract Disputes Act.
  • None of the above
12 [2229] Select the statement that best describes your experience reviewing Plan, Specification and Estimate (PS&E) packages for constructability and overall content of highway construction projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience reviewing PS&E packages.
  • I have had training or education in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects but have not performed this task on the job.
  • I have limited experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
  • I have experience reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects and consider myself competent in this area.
  • I have supervised performance, trained others, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in reviewing PS&E packages for highway construction projects.
13 [50897] Select the response(s) that describes which automated engineering software and other computers applications you have experience with. Answer to this question is required
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Microstation or other automated drafting programs
  • GEOPAK, InRoads, or other highway interactive design software
  • Hydraulics, slope stability and/or highway related engineering programs
  • I do not have experience using engineering software programs
  • I do not have experience working with computers.
14 [33590] Select the statements that best describes your experience with highway and bridge construction operation(s) and technical functions. Answer to this question is required
  • Inspection of constructed retaining walls.
  • Inspection of structures, either steel or concrete.
  • Inspection of asphalt and/or PCC pavement.
  • Inspection of aggregate production and materials source utilization.
  • Inspection of foundations such as piling, drilled shafts, micro piles, etc.
  • Inspection of concrete layout, staking, forming and falsework, and placement.
  • Inspection of earthwork operations such as clearing, grubbing, rock blasting, excavation and embankment.
  • Inspection of installation of drainage structures.
  • None of the above
15 [46890] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with highway engineering principles, practices, and procedures as they relate to the construction of highways and bridges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in survey and staking techniques associated with highway construction.
  • I have experience with the methods used in statistical analysis of materials for acceptance.
  • I have experience with standard traffic control plans, and it's development based on the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 6.
  • I have experience with water quality permitting, sediment and erosion control plans, and best management practices.
  • I have experience with the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) process pertaining to highway construction.
  • I have experience with standard highway construction specifications, and American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials/American Society for Testing Materials(AASHTO/ASTM) specifications and test procedures as they relate to material sampling and testing.
  • I have experience with construction scheduling techniques, such as Critical Path Method, Bar Chart Method, and Program Evaluation Review Technique, with an understanding of sequence scheduling, equipment capabilities, and production rates.
  • None of the above.
16 [2233] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with and knowledge of highway and/or bridge construction quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC). Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed and monitored a comprehensive QA/QC plan.
  • I have conducted intermittent or continuous inspection during construction to identify and correct deficiencies.
  • I have inspected completed phases before scheduled acceptance.
  • I have provided feedback and system changes to prevent repeated deficiencies.
  • I have little to no experience or knowledge in the field of highway and/or bridge construction QA/QC.
17 [1772] Please select the statement(s) that describe your experience in dealing with working relationships and sensitive issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have displayed diplomacy and tact in handling sensitive issues.
  • I have negotiated solutions to difficult problems through knowledge of issue and ability to convey my decisions/opinions to other parties.
  • I am aware of political implications of sensitive decision-making in a political arena.
  • I use networking and teamwork to facilitate decision-making.
  • None of the above
18 [9544] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with motor vehicles and/or highway safety. I have authored technical research reports or papers on motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment and/or highway safety. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
19 [27290] With which of the following audiences have you had experience representing your organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal agency representatives
  • State agency representatives
  • Local officials
  • Federal or State elected officials
  • Consultants
  • Industry organizations
  • General public
  • None of the above
20 [33789] Select the statement that best describes your experience working in a team environment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked alone and believe my ability to maintain a clear focus on the work at hand permitted me to achieve consistently excellent results.
  • I have worked in small groups (1-5 people) with common interests and goals, contributed to the accomplishment of assigned tasks.
  • I have worked in large groups (6 or more people), in which my facilitation skills contributed directly to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead small groups (1-5 people) where I ensured that everyone in the group was doing his or her share of the work, thereby contributing to successful completion of assigned tasks.
  • I have lead large groups (6 or more people) where my management skills ensured that the work was coordinated sufficiently well to ensure successful and timely completion of assigned tasks.
  • None of the above
21 [33608] Select the team/project leader duties you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Led a team
  • Planned work to be accomplished by a team
  • Prepared schedules for completion of work
  • Established and coordinated ground rules
  • Assigned work to team members based on priorities
  • Set and adjusted short-term priorities as needed
  • Oriented new team members
  • Coached team members in work performance
  • Set individual goals and standards
  • I have not performed team leader duties.
22 [1523] Choose the statement(s) below that describe your demonstrated ability to plan and organize work to be completed in compliance with timeliness requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I complete job assignments and duties meeting virtually all deadlines and timeliness requirements.
  • I ensure that other staff members comply with timeliness requirements.
  • I am able to respond to immediate and urgent matters while maintaining appropriate productivity for routine assignments.
  • I use time management techniques to prioritize multiple assignments and ensure that timeliness requirements are met.
  • I am flexible in shifting resources and adjusting work assignments in response to changes in priorities and directives from leadership.
  • I motivate other staff members to complete assignments under demanding conditions and accept changes in priorities determined by management.
  • I have little to no experience in this area.
23 [6082] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience retaining composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people. Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt in a professional and productive manner with individuals who were difficult, hostile and/or distressed.
  • Succeeded in working with interdisciplinary teams, each with opposing points of view and/or agenda.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  • None of the above.
24 [33610] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing construction problems to develop solutions (i.e. make recommendations for appropriate actions, and prepare change orders and reports). Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience devising solutions/recommendations for construction inspection problems. I have developed workable solutions without sacrificing quality or jeopardizing the project schedule.
  • I have experience analyzing information to develop solutions to highway construction problems.
  • I have experience analyzing information to make regular inspection decisions on day-to-day inspection operations.
  • I have little to no experience analyzing construction problems.

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 [686] The position involves a significant amount of travel away from your duty station for extended periods of time. Travel may often be to remote locations. Are you willing to travel for extended periods of time, often to remote locations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 [1302] The position may require walking and climbing in areas with terrain that is extremely rugged and difficult to navigate, with temperatures that fluctuate from extreme cold to extreme heat and in wet and/or windy weather conditions. Are you able to walk and climb in areas with extreme terrain and weather conditions? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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
[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.
4 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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5 [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
6 [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
7 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 [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
    8.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
9 [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.
10 [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.
11 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
13 [35270] This position requires extensive travel and mobility. Select the response that best describes your Valid, State Issued Driver's License status. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a current and valid State Issued Driver's License.
  • I have the ability to obtain a State Issued Driver's License within 30 days of selection for this position.
  • I do not possess or have the ability to obtain a State Issued Driver's License.
14 [60242] Select the location(s) you would like to be considered. This question will be used to indicate your location preference(s) only. If selected, the hiring manager will decide your final location if more than one location is selected. Answer to this question is required
  • Lakewood, CO
  • Sevierville, TN
  • Sterling, VA
  • Vancouver, WA
  • All the above