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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 [60947] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge/experience in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis.
  • I have had education or training in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis as a regular part of my job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in applying mobile source emissions models for technical analysis. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
3 [60989] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge/experience in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis.
  • I have had education or training in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis as a regular part of my job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in applying highway air dispersion models for technical analysis. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
4 [60949] Select the statement that best reflects your knowledge/experience in applying the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Model.
  • I have had education, training, or experience in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Model.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Model with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have knowledge/experience in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Model 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 knowledge/experience in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Mode as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in applying the FHWA Traffic Noise Model. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
5 [60950] Select the concept(s), principle(s) and practice(s) that you have experience with in the following areas. Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis of energy consumption and supply pathways.
  • Estimating vehicle usage and fuel consumption.
  • Calculating changes in fuel consumption and its resulting impacts on air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Familiarity and or experience with motor vehicle emission models such as MOVES or Emfac for energy and greenhouse gas emissions computations.
  • Familiarity and or experience in modeling emissions from fuel production and distribution such as GREET.
  • I have provided training on energy and greenhouse gas emissions analyses.
  • None of the above.
6 [60951] Select the concept(s), principle(s) and practice(s) that you have experience with in the following areas. Answer to this question is required
  • Air quality analysis of transportation projects.
  • Noise analysis of transportation projects.
  • Energy analysis of transportation projects.
  • Quantitative mobile source air toxics analysis.
  • Regional transportation conformity analysis.
  • Project-level transportation conformity analysis.
  • Emission benefits analysis for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement program projects.
  • Compiling and interpreting traffic data for use in air quality analyses.
  • I have provided training on transportation air quality analyses.
  • None of the above.
7 [2607] Select the statement that best describes your level of familiarity with the transportation planning requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 in relationship to evaluating the effectiveness of State and local transportation programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience with the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990.
  • I have had education or training on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, but have not yet applied the knowledge on the job.
  • I have provided advice and guidance on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 in evaluating State and local transportation programs, under the close supervision of a supervisor, senior employee or consultant.
  • I have independently and regularly provided advice and guidance on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 in evaluating State and local transportation programs.
  • As a major part of a job, I independently and regularly provided advice and guidance on the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 in evaluating State and local transportation programs and have been consulted by my peers and others for assistance or have trained others in performing this function.
8 [2771] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience in implementing requirements of the Federal Transportation Law (Titles 23 and 49 U.S.C.) and Federal Clean Air Act related to transportation planning and transportation conformity. Answer to this question is required
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise in and assistance with the implementation of Federal Transportation.
  • I have experience with the implementation of Federal Transportation Law and Federal Clean Air Act requirements related to transportation planning and transportation conformity 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.
  • I have experience with the implementation of Federal Transportation Law and Federal Clean Air Act requirements related to transportation planning and transportation conformity 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 had experience with the implementation of Federal Transportation Law and Federal Clean Air Act requirements related to transportation planning and transportation conformity, but not on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have not had experience with the implementation of Federal Transportation Law and Federal Clean Air Act requirements related to transportation planning and transportation conformity.
9 [53421] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience interpreting statutes, regulations, and guidance related to transportation and air quality programs (including environment, planning, and other related statutes, regulations and guidance). Answer to this question is required
  • I have on occasion developed interpretations of statutes, regulations and guidance on transportation and air quality programs.
  • I have frequently developed interpretations of statutes, regulations and guidance on transportation and air quality programs.
  • I have frequently developed interpretations of statutes, regulations and guidance on transportation and air quality programs and have experience developing written organizational positions regarding these interpretations.
  • I routinely develop interpretations and draft organizational positions interpreting statutes, regulations and guidance on transportation and air quality programs, and I am recognized as a lead organizational authority on this subject.
  • I have no experience developing statutes, regulations and guidance on transportation and air quality programs.
10 [8318] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience with the Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality (CMAQ) Improvement program. Answer to this question is required
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise in and assistance with the CMAQ program.
  • I have experience working with the CMAQ program 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.
  • I have experience working with the CMAQ program 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 had experience, education or training related to the CMAQ program, but have not used it on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience related to the CMAQ program.
11 [2642] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the relationships between FHWA's programs throughout the Agency and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited knowledge of FHWA's programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public.
  • I have knowledge of the relationships between FHWA programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have applied knowledge of the relationships between FHWA programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public, with close assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have applied knowledge of the relationships between FHWA programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor.
  • I have applied knowledge of the relationships between FHWA programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance with the relationships between FHWA programs and their impact on State and local entities and the traveling public. I have trained or instructed others in this task.
12 [9781] Select the response(s) that describe your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interacted with internal and external customers or groups.
  • I have described rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • I have made presentations and/or provided classroom training.
  • I have developed classroom training.
  • I have written internal/external correspondence, reports that include interpretive analysis and policy or procedural guidance.
  • I have written documents and/or correspondence clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for various audiences.
  • None of the above.
13 [7175] Select the response(s) that describe your experience articulating information. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in intra- and/or inter-agency committees.
  • Responded in person to inquiries or requests for information/data.
  • Represented my organization on intra- and/or inter-agency committees.
  • Served as technical liaison to other offices.
  • Instructed others on procedural requirements.
  • Contacted others to obtain information.
  • Provided technical support to senior level officials on high priority, time-critical matters.
  • Explained technical information to internal and/or external clients.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations changes, alternative viewpoints, or take a course of action.
  • Represented my organization on committees that included non-goverment organizations.
  • None of the above
14 [4537] Select the example(s) that match(es) your experience in preparing written technical material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical information for internal and external audiences.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on subject matter issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  • I have reviewed reports for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, and organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have published articles and reports in professional, scientific or industrial journals and newsletters, including national or international publications.
  • I have prepared technical documentation.
  • None of the above.
15 [3398] Select the type(s) of presentations you have conducted in person as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Made impromptu presentations to various groups, often with opposing points of view.
  • Prepared and presented briefings to senior management.
  • Prepared and presented briefings to private organizations.
  • Prepared and presented briefings to other Federal agencies.
  • Prepared and presented controversial decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations.
  • None of the above.
16 [52347] Select the statements that apply to your experience communicating highly technical transportation programs, projects, and activities in writing and in person-to-person to diverse non-technical audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated technical transportation and/or program information to key non-technical stakeholders, effectively calling them to take required actions.
  • I have communicated technical transportation and/or program information to internal stakeholders, effectively informing them about impacts of changes on their jobs or work.
  • I have served as a spokesperson for a team, workgroup, or organizational unit, communicating technical transportation and/or program information to key stakeholders.
  • I have briefed senior management on technical transportation programs, projects, and activities.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between key stakeholders affected by technical transportation programs.
  • I have developed written communication materials for the web and print on technical transportation programs, projects, and activities.
  • None of the above.
17 [9585] Select the statement that best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers, each designated with a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a group on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
  • I have led a group with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
18 [59381] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience advising managers. Answer to this question is required
  • Persuaded managers to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take particular course of action
  • Communicated strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis
  • Presented, advocated, or negotiated specific mission goals or needs
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations
  • None of the above
19 [30191] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) the communication/briefing skills you use as a regular part of your job to support agency goals and agency leadership. Answer to this question is required
  • Regularly communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and priorities in writing or in presentations.
  • Explained or justified agency decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • Briefed managers outside the organization on agency goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability to build consensus through collaboration with others to obtain information, achieve results and accomplish goals.
  • Mediated problem and facilitated a resolution between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal setting.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take particular courses of action.
  • Communicated strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • Presented, advocated, or negotiated specific goals and needs.
  • None of the above.
20 [36148] Select the statement that best describes your experience representing an organization at meetings or conferences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented an organization at meetings or conferences to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.
  • I have represented an organization at meetings or conferences to ensure that the organization`s and senior management`s concerns, viewpoints and interests are effectively represented.
  • I have represented an organization at meetings or conferences to share information.
  • I have limited experience representing an organization at a meeting or conference.
  • None of the above.
21 [2502] Choose the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience involving the maintenance and cultivation of long-term client relations for a technical services organization. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and / or training in maintaining and cultivating client / business relations, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have work experience involving the maintenance and cultivation of long-term client relations for a technical services organization, usually under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have work experience involving the maintenance and cultivation of long-term client relations for a technical services organization while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have managed the process of maintaining and cultivating the long-term client relations for a technical services organization without direct supervision.
  • I have extensive demonstrated work experience managing the organization-wide process for maintaining and cultivating the long-term client relations for a technical services organization without direct supervision.
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [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
    4.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
5 [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.