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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 [43921] Select the area(s) in which you have practical professional traffic engineering experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Intersection design and operations
  • Intersection signal timing
  • Highway capacity analysis
  • Signs and pavement marking retroflectitivy
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accommodation
  • Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Speed Studies
  • Railroad crossings
  • Freeway operations
  • Horizontal and vertical alignment
  • Traffic impact studies
  • Accommodations for Americans with disabilities
  • Human factor studies
  • Interchange design
  • Freeway design
  • None of the above
3 [3862] Select the statement that best describes your recent experience in applying Traffic Engineering, Highway Operations, and Traffic Control Device Concepts and Principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training and/or work related experience in this functional area.
  • I have an understanding of the concepts, principles, and processes gained from education and/or training in this functional area, but have little to no experience applying the knowledge in a work environment.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes on common, routine tasks and assignments related to this functional area, but generally consult others for assistance and/or have my work reviewed.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes on common, routine tasks and assignments related to this functional area and only require supervision or review when working on more complex assignments and/or tasks.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes to the most complex assignments related to this functional area using creativity and independent judgment and require little or no supervision.
  • In addition to having direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes to the most complex assignments related to this functional area using creativity and independent judgment, I am often consulted for my expertise and/or have trained others.
4 [3902] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing, directing, or administering an important Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and/or traffic engineering program. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and policies
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals
  • Develop and approve program procedures and practices
  • Promote program and provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials
  • Develop and implement research agenda
  • None of the above
5 [7830] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a program from inception to completion. Answer to this question is required
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the National level.
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the State level.
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the local level.
  • My past experience includes delivery of a technical product that contributed to a National level program.
  • My past experience includes delivery of a technical product that contributed to a State or local level program.
  • None of the above.
6 [3864] Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to real-world situations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations; others around the Nation regularly seek my advice and counsel because of my personal expertise.
  • I have some experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations; I am recognized and sought out within my organization for my knowledge.
  • I have limited experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations, but I have been involved in traffic research and testing.
  • I have provided assistance, as a subordinate to others in my organization, in applying the MUTCD and/or traffic engineering concepts.
  • I have little to no experience related to applying the MUTCD and traffic engineering concepts in real-world situations.
  • None of the above
7 [3907] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the rulemaking process as it pertains to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of Federal Register notices, but have not been involved in the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, or analyzing Federal Register notices.
  • I have experience with the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices 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 with the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices as a regular part of a job. 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 the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices.
  • None of the above
8 [3903] Indicate the organizations you have worked with to address traffic control device issues. Answer to this question is required
  • National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD)
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Motorist Information & Services Association (MISA)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)
  • State Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • County DOT or Public Works Department
  • City or Local Government
  • None of the above
9 [49930] Select the statement(s) that apply(ies) to your experience in work groups. Answer to this question is required
  • Guided groups of subject matter experts to achieve consensus on complex issues.
  • Participated as a full member of an organized team, and served as the focal point within area of responsibility.
  • Participated as a member of a work group.
  • None of the above.
10 [1757] Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience fostering a cooperative working environment in the accomplishment of programs or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Between agencies at a headquarters level.
  • Between States or divisions within the agency.
  • Between major entities within the division or organization.
  • Between teams or workgroups.
  • Between individuals.
  • None of the above.
11 [4213] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience serving on technical evaluation panels. Answer to this question is required
  • I have chaired technical panels at the Federal, State, or local level.
  • I have served on technical panels at the Federal, State, or local level.
  • I have participated on technical panels at the National level.
  • I have attended technical panels.
  • None of the above
12 [10870] Select the statement(s) that demonstrate your experience developing and presenting professional briefings to educate and/or promote transportation or other technical issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given clear, logical and effective 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 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 [2643] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in interpersonal communication while serving in a non-supervisory position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated with and influenced others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • I have provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • I have enforced program policies and standards in the workplace, holding others accountable for their work and administering consequences, if necessary.
  • I have used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • I have coordinated efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • None of the above
15 [3092] Select the function(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked independently, without any significant amount of technical or administrative supervision, to complete projects or accomplish program goals.
  • Participated as a team member in projects or programs led by others.
  • Led a project or program team within an organization.
  • Negotiated resolutions to conflicts or areas of disagreement among internal or external parties involved in projects or programs.
  • Participated in, and successfully completed, projects or programs that required coordination and collaboration with parties inside and outside an organization.
  • Initiated a concept for a new process, project, or program that an organization implemented.
  • Developed a coalition or collaborative group that included stakeholders both internal and external to your organization, and successfully completed a program or project that involved that coalition or group in decision-making.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described 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 [43921] Select the area(s) in which you have practical professional traffic engineering experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Intersection design and operations
  • Intersection signal timing
  • Highway capacity analysis
  • Signs and pavement marking retroflectitivy
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accommodation
  • Work Zone Traffic Control
  • Speed Studies
  • Railroad crossings
  • Freeway operations
  • Horizontal and vertical alignment
  • Traffic impact studies
  • Accommodations for Americans with disabilities
  • Human factor studies
  • Interchange design
  • Freeway design
  • None of the above
3 [3862] Select the statement that best describes your recent experience in applying Traffic Engineering, Highway Operations, and Traffic Control Device Concepts and Principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training and/or work related experience in this functional area.
  • I have an understanding of the concepts, principles, and processes gained from education and/or training in this functional area, but have little to no experience applying the knowledge in a work environment.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes on common, routine tasks and assignments related to this functional area, but generally consult others for assistance and/or have my work reviewed.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes on common, routine tasks and assignments related to this functional area and only require supervision or review when working on more complex assignments and/or tasks.
  • I have direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes to the most complex assignments related to this functional area using creativity and independent judgment and require little or no supervision.
  • In addition to having direct experience applying the concepts, principles, and processes to the most complex assignments related to this functional area using creativity and independent judgment, I am often consulted for my expertise and/or have trained others.
4 [3902] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing, directing, or administering an important Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) and/or traffic engineering program. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and policies
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals
  • Develop and approve program procedures and practices
  • Promote program and provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials
  • Develop and implement research agenda
  • None of the above
5 [7830] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a program from inception to completion. Answer to this question is required
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the National level.
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the State level.
  • My past experience includes managing a technical program at the local level.
  • My past experience includes delivery of a technical product that contributed to a National level program.
  • My past experience includes delivery of a technical product that contributed to a State or local level program.
  • None of the above.
6 [3864] Select the statement that best describes your experience in applying the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to real-world situations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations; others around the Nation regularly seek my advice and counsel because of my personal expertise.
  • I have some experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations; I am recognized and sought out within my organization for my knowledge.
  • I have limited experience in applying the MUTCD to real-world situations, but I have been involved in traffic research and testing.
  • I have provided assistance, as a subordinate to others in my organization, in applying the MUTCD and/or traffic engineering concepts.
  • I have little to no experience related to applying the MUTCD and traffic engineering concepts in real-world situations.
  • None of the above
7 [3907] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the rulemaking process as it pertains to the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of Federal Register notices, but have not been involved in the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, or analyzing Federal Register notices.
  • I have experience with the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices 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 with the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices as a regular part of a job. 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 the process of preparing, reviewing, making comments to, and analyzing Federal Register notices.
  • None of the above
8 [3903] Indicate the organizations you have worked with to address traffic control device issues. Answer to this question is required
  • National Committee on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (NCUTCD)
  • American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)
  • American Public Works Association (APWA)
  • Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)
  • National Association of County Engineers (NACE)
  • Transportation Research Board (TRB)
  • Motorist Information & Services Association (MISA)
  • National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)
  • International Municipal Signal Association (IMSA)
  • State Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • County DOT or Public Works Department
  • City or Local Government
  • None of the above
9 [49930] Select the statement(s) that apply(ies) to your experience in work groups. Answer to this question is required
  • Guided groups of subject matter experts to achieve consensus on complex issues.
  • Participated as a full member of an organized team, and served as the focal point within area of responsibility.
  • Participated as a member of a work group.
  • None of the above.
10 [1757] Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience fostering a cooperative working environment in the accomplishment of programs or projects. Answer to this question is required
  • Between agencies at a headquarters level.
  • Between States or divisions within the agency.
  • Between major entities within the division or organization.
  • Between teams or workgroups.
  • Between individuals.
  • None of the above.
11 [4213] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience serving on technical evaluation panels. Answer to this question is required
  • I have chaired technical panels at the Federal, State, or local level.
  • I have served on technical panels at the Federal, State, or local level.
  • I have participated on technical panels at the National level.
  • I have attended technical panels.
  • None of the above
12 [10870] Select the statement(s) that demonstrate your experience developing and presenting professional briefings to educate and/or promote transportation or other technical issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have given clear, logical and effective 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 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.
14 [2643] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in interpersonal communication while serving in a non-supervisory position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated with and influenced others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • I have provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • I have enforced program policies and standards in the workplace, holding others accountable for their work and administering consequences, if necessary.
  • I have used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • I have coordinated efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • None of the above
15 [3092] Select the function(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Worked independently, without any significant amount of technical or administrative supervision, to complete projects or accomplish program goals.
  • Participated as a team member in projects or programs led by others.
  • Led a project or program team within an organization.
  • Negotiated resolutions to conflicts or areas of disagreement among internal or external parties involved in projects or programs.
  • Participated in, and successfully completed, projects or programs that required coordination and collaboration with parties inside and outside an organization.
  • Initiated a concept for a new process, project, or program that an organization implemented.
  • Developed a coalition or collaborative group that included stakeholders both internal and external to your organization, and successfully completed a program or project that involved that coalition or group in decision-making.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [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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  • 15
6 [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
7 [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.
8 [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
9 [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
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.