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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 [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.
3 [61073] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience applying highway engineering principles and practices used in developing highway construction projects?  This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [58336] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience applying project management principles and practices as they relate to highway improvement projects.? 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
5 [49993] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience with innovative funding and construction strategies used in the delivery of highway and bridge projects? this experience must be well documented in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [1132] Choose the statement that best describes your highest level of experience with transportation environmental analysis/studies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge or experience with environmental analysis/studies.
  • I have experience assisting others in the development of environmental analysis/studies.
  • I have experience reviewing environmental analysis/studies for conformance with acceptable standards.
  • I have developed/reviewed a Categorical Exclusion.
  • I have developed/reviewed an Environmental Assessment/Finding of No Significant Impact.
  • I have developed/reviewed an Environmental Impact Statement and a Record of Decision.
7 [5122] Select the transportation revenue sources (traditional funding programs and innovative finance mechanisms) in which you have demonstrated expert experience and knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal-aid Highway Funding Programs (e.g. Surface Transportation Program, National Highway System, Interstate Maintenance)
  • Mode Specific or Special Grant Programs (CMAQ, Truck Parking Facilities, etc.)
  • Discretionary Programs (Projects of National and Regional Significance; National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program, etc.)
  • Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
  • State Infrastructure Banks
  • Tolling
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEEs)
  • State and local revenue sources
  • None of the above
8 [61056] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing, directing and/or administering an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • Issuing technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to an element(s) of the program.
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • Engaging stakeholders in formulation of program plan.
  • Promoting a program element(s) to senior officials.
  • Developing program performance measures and tracking program progress against measures and milestones.
  • Writing regulations that have broad program impact or advanced an element of the program.
  • Developing strategic roadmaps/plans for effective delivery of programs.
  • Maintaining situational awareness and making necessary programmatic changes.
  • Developing a comprehensive research agenda to support the program.
  • Ensuring execution of proper contracting protocols.
  • Guiding officials in State and local agencies in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving program requirements.
  • Working to change business practices and cultural perspective of State and local transportation agencies to improve the likelihood that new and innovative ways of doing business will take root.
  • Analyzing and applying Title 23 and related laws and regulations.
  • Developing and implementing a program of technical assistance.
  • Performing process reviews.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive professional capacity building program.
  • Developing and implementing a comprehensive outreach program.
  • Developing and executing a program budget.
  • None of the above.
9 [1687] Select the statement that best demonstrates your skill and experience in project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had sole responsibility for managing a project in which I was required to identify resources, determine the required tasks, and establish a milestone schedule for project execution.
  • I have been responsible for managing a project that had milestones already established.
  • I have not managed a project in my current or previous positions, but have developed the skills through education or training.
  • I have developed project management skills through performing a number of related tasks or assignments.
  • None of the above
10 [728] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience managing a project to complete a final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • Determined the appropriate products or services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables
  • Developed, modified, and provided input to project plans
  • Implemented project plans to meet objectives
  • Coordinated and integrated project activities
  • Managed and administered project resources including budget planning and allocations
  • Monitored project activities and resources to alleviate risk
  • Implemented and maintained quality assurance processes
  • Made improvements, solved problems, and took corrective action when problems arose
  • Gave presentations and/or briefings on all aspects of the project
  • Participated in final project reviews and evaluations
  • Identified project documentation requirements or procedures
  • Utilized project management computer software to plan and evaluate projects
  • Certified by the Project Management Institute (or equivalent) as a Project Manager
  • None of the above
11 [1640] Select the best answer that describes your experience in using a risk assessment process in identifying priorities to direct oversight activities or limited resources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience in this area, and have applied a formal risk assessment process as part of my project management responsibilities.
  • I have no experience in using risk assessment but am familiar with the principles and application of risk assessment as part of project management.
  • I have conducted risk assessment at the project level and incorporated the results into risk management/mitigation programs as part of overall project management.
  • I have conducted multiple risk assessments at the project level and incorporated the results into the risk management/mitigation programs as part of overall project management for multiple programs.
  • None of the above.
12 [33748] This position involves staying on task, focusing on program objectives, and setting priorities related to several programs with differing goals, schedules and deliverables. Choose the statement that best describes your work experience in project management. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in a position where I had multiple projects and deliverables concurrently.
  • I have led or managed groups responsible for different projects and deliverables concurrently.
  • I have led or managed in an environment with formal project plans, (including milestones, resource planning, work breakdown schedule, activity sequencing,) and documented responsibilities.
  • I have led initiatives with cross-organizational impact through their life-cycle including: identifying goals; choosing strategies; choosing and sequencing specific milestones; monitoring progress; producing a written product; and evaluating impact.
  • I have monitored and tracked program and organizational accomplishments.
  • None of the above
13 [55279] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in identifying and resolving highway project problems or situations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted others in a team resolution of a highway project problem or situation.
  • I have led a team/task force to resolve a highway project problem or situation.
  • I have led, and received approval for, the implementation of task force/review team recommendations to resolve a highway project problem or situation.
  • I led a team, oversaw/implemented recommendations, and evaluated results.
  • None of the above.
14 [61049] Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience administering a highway construction contract and/or contract segments. Answer to this question is required
  • Interpreting laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the highway construction contracts.
  • Developing highway construction contract practices and procedures.
  • Recommending highway construction contract practices and procedures.
  • Providing advice and guidance to mid and lower level officials both within and outside the organization.
  • Explaining contract requirements to customers.
  • Identify and document best practices on highway and bridge projects.
  • None of the above.
15 [1737] Select the statement that best describes your level of experience with the construction of bridges and structures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience with inspecting the construction of bridges and other major structures, which required the interpretation of structural plans.
  • I have experience with supervising and/or inspecting the construction of bridges and other major structures, which required the interpretation of structural plans and the modification of design to meet field conditions.
  • I have experience with evaluating bridge construction submittals and shop drawings.
  • None of the above.
16 [61051] Select the project-related area(s) in which you have demonstrated knowledge and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Project Planning
  • Project Management
  • Project Implementation
  • Project Evaluation
  • Financial Management
  • Lessons learned
  • Political Savviness
  • Risk Management
  • None of the above
17 [9473] Select the response(s) that describe your presentation/communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Effectively communicate complex information to internal and external audiences.
  • Persuade others to accept findings, recommendation, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • Interview employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical or complex information.
  • Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • None of the above.
18 [61058] Select the statements that describe your experience communicating project information to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with policy officials on a continuing basis to discuss policy proposals.
  • I have met with policy officials to brief them on current project status.
  • I have briefed key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues and recommendations and status of projects.
  • I have developed policies, regulations, procedures or analyses for senior management.
  • I have presented policies, regulations, procedures, analyses and recommendations to key leadership.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings.
  • I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives and priorities to program personnel.
  • I have prepared briefing materials for use by or presentation to senior management officials.
  • None of the above
19 [1380] Select the statement that best describes your experience serving as a liaison among Federal, State and/or local agencies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
20 [20350] Select the areas in which you have experience with interpersonal communication skills as they pertain to transportation issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Represented organization at meetings on transportation and oversight issues.
  • Coordinated and negotiated with other agencies to advance agency positions and resolve issues.
  • Assisted negotiations toward resolution.
  • Provided consulting services to aid Headquarters or field staff of or other agencies in dealing with projects and programs.
  • Participated in significant team reviews or served as a member on task forces regarding coordinating policies, programs, procedures and initiatives.
  • 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 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.