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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 [61100] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience assisting policy and program development, implementation, and assessment in critical areas relating to transportation air quality or highway traffic noise programs? 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 [61170] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in working with noise or air quality modeling tools and techniques? 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 [7405] Select the statement that best describes your experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance.
  • I have had education or training in experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance 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.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance.
  • I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
5 [8278] Select the research project management or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) function(s) that you have performed as a regular part of your job or research activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and prioritized critical research needs
  • Estimated needed resources (budget and schedule) for research studies
  • Conducted technical and cost evaluations of proposals
  • Monitored the work and provided technical guidance
  • Reviewed progress, interim and final reports
  • Selected and tested human participants
  • Developed detailed statements of work for research studies
  • Disseminated and promoted implementation of results
  • None of the above
6 [8608] Select the answer that best describes your experience planning and managing a research program to accomplish organizational objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training planning and managing a research program to accomplish organizational objectives.
  • I have completed formal education or planning and managing a research program to accomplish organization objectives, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have planned and managed a research program to accomplish organizational objectives on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have planned and managed Federal Government research program to accomplish organizational objectives as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, planning and managing Federal Government research program to accomplish organizational objectives has been a major part of my job and I have trained other in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 [8034]Choose the example(s) that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed procedures for environmental considerations related to federal highway programs.
  • I have consolidated and reconciled comments from multiple reviewers.
  • I have developed guidance on environmental laws and/or regulations.
  • I have submitted written comments based on a review of environmental documents.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have written analytical/technical reports for distribution to external audiences.
  • I have written analytical/technical reports for distribution to internal audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written documents to clarify or defend a policy or position.
  • None of the above.
8 [2777] Select the statement(s) that describe the interpersonal communication skills you have applied to transportation or environmental policy issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Represented organization at meetings on transportation or environmental policy issues
  • Coordinated and negotiated with other agencies to advance agency positions and resolve issues
  • Assisted negotiations toward resolution of complex environmental matters
  • Provided consulting services to aid Headquarters or field staff of departmental elements or other agencies in dealing with difficult or new concepts in state of the art project development and environmental practices, projects and programs
  • Participated in significant team reviews or served as a member on task forces regarding coordinating environmental policies, programs, procedures and initiatives
  • Presented briefings on transportation and environmental issues to agency officials, outside individuals or organization representatives
  • None of the above
9 [8842] Select the statement that best describes your public speaking experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience speaking at a variety of venues, with or without notice, to a wide array of audience interests and backgrounds.
  • I have routinely conducted briefings and presented at conferences or other professional/academic environments.
  • I have occasionally conducted briefings and presented at conferences or other professional/academic environments.
  • I have experience conducting meetings and presenting materials to various audiences.
  • I have little experience conducting meetings and presenting materials to audiences.
  • I have no experience conducting meetings and presenting materials to audiences.
10 [29291] From the following list, select one choice that best describes your experience conducting presentations or briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on minor negative or positive changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures that could have a negative impact on an agency/organization program or process.
  • None of the above.
11 [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
12 [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.
13 [7493] Select the statement that best describes your experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis.
  • I have had education or training in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis 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 in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis 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 experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
14 [16174] Select the statement that best describes your level of authority and responsibility to plan, design, and carry out major programs, projects, studies or other work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, designed, or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work under the direct supervision of my supervisor.
  • I have planned, designed or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work with review and approval by my supervisor.
  • I have planned, designed or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work independently with only monitoring by my supervisor.
  • I have no responsibility planning, designing or carrying out major programs, projects, studies or other work independently.
15 [8472] Select the response that best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations.
  • I have had education or training in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations as a regular part of a job. I have performed this task without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. I have guided or supervised others in the performance of this task and others consult me for expertise and assistance in doing this task.
16 [7407] Select the statement that best describes your experience in utilizing the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program.
  • I have had education or training in experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up 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 experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up 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.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
17 [3416] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of air quality and conformity issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of air quality and conformity laws and regulations.
  • I have knowledge of air quality and conformity laws and regulations and have participated in statewide/national air quality and conformity seminars/conferences.
  • I have experience in analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas.
  • I have experience analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have experience and expertise in analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas and have regularly made presentations regarding air quality and conformity issues at statewide/national air quality and conformity seminars/conferences.
  • None of the above
18 [53420] Select the response that describes your experience in policy development related to the implementation of the CMAQ program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed local policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for a city or county.
  • I have developed local policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for multiple cities or counties, covering a region within a state.
  • I have developed policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for an entire state.
  • I have developed policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for multiple states.
  • I have developed national policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for the country.
19 [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.
20 [7411] Select the statement that best describes your experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning.
  • I have had education or training in experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning 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 concepts of Noise Compatible Planning 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 experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.

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 [61170] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in working with noise or air quality modeling tools and techniques? 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 [61102] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience leading State-level policy and program development, implementation, and assessment in critical areas relating to transportation air quality or highway traffic noise programs, regulations, and policy? 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 [61103] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience working on teams and/or committees to develop policy recommendations related to transportation or air quality programs, the CMAQ program, or the highway noise program? 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 [7405] Select the statement that best describes your experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance.
  • I have had education or training in experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance 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.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in interpreting and applying the 23 U.S.C., 23 CFR Part 772, and the Federal Highway Administration highway traffic noise guidance.
  • I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
6 [8278] Select the research project management or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) function(s) that you have performed as a regular part of your job or research activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified and prioritized critical research needs
  • Estimated needed resources (budget and schedule) for research studies
  • Conducted technical and cost evaluations of proposals
  • Monitored the work and provided technical guidance
  • Reviewed progress, interim and final reports
  • Selected and tested human participants
  • Developed detailed statements of work for research studies
  • Disseminated and promoted implementation of results
  • None of the above
7 [52091] Choose the statement(s) that best describe functions for which you have demonstrated experience managing or directing a technical research program. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided technically sound interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and policies relating to an element(s) of the program.
  • Interpreted program research results.
  • Developed goals, strategic plans, and roadmaps for a program.
  • Promoted program elements to senior officials.
  • Provided expert advice to program officials concerning obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds.
  • Developed new or innovative solutions to program problems.
  • Developed policies for multi-faceted programs that cross organizations.
  • Planned and coordinated with primary stakeholders
  • None of the above
8 [8034]Choose the example(s) that match your experience in preparing written material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed procedures for environmental considerations related to federal highway programs.
  • I have consolidated and reconciled comments from multiple reviewers.
  • I have developed guidance on environmental laws and/or regulations.
  • I have submitted written comments based on a review of environmental documents.
  • I have reviewed and edited reports for accuracy, grammar, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have written analytical/technical reports for distribution to external audiences.
  • I have written analytical/technical reports for distribution to internal audiences.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad external audience.
  • I have written briefing material on policies and procedures for a broad internal audience.
  • I have written documents to clarify or defend a policy or position.
  • None of the above.
9 [15979] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning and drafting written materials on environmental protection issues related to the transportation sector such as technical reports and analyses; briefing papers; statements of work; correspondence and other materials for various groups and individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience preparing written documents such as transmittal memos and e-mail covering routine issues, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents such as technical reports, statements of work, and briefing papers including some sensitive subjects. My work is reviewed by my project manager/manager and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience planning and drafting written documents such as technical reports and analyses; briefing papers; statements of work; and correspondence to individuals and organizations addressing complex issues, which require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients include senior management and customers within or outside my organization.
  • I have experience planning and drafting a wide variety of written documents such as complex technical reports and analyses; policy guidance; briefing papers involving issues and programs of a sensitive and controversial nature. Recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside my organization including senior decision-makers, industry groups, and other interest groups. My organization relies on my expertise to respond to inquiries arising from these documents.
  • None of the above.
10 [4390] Select the statement(s) that match(es) your communication and presentation skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated information to internal audiences.
  • I have communicated information to external audiences.
  • I have conducted training classes to audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and/or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • None of the above.
11 [29291] From the following list, select one choice that best describes your experience conducting presentations or briefings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on minor negative or positive changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures.
  • I have developed and conducted presentations or briefings on changes to environmental policies, practices and/or procedures that could have a negative impact on an agency/organization program or process.
  • None of the above.
12 [53515] This position requires the skill to communicate in both formal and informal settings, including communicating effectively with the organization's executives and management officials as well as with employees, external organizations and Department level officials. The individual will represent the Office at key meetings of the organization and/or Department level workgroups. Select the response that best represents your interpersonal communication experience. Answer to this question is required
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial transportation and air-quality policy issues. This included communicating effectively and harmoniously with senior management, employee organizations and/or individuals at all levels in the public Federal and private sectors to convey the relevant policies, regulations and procedures.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial transportation and air-quality policy issues. This included using effective communication skills to gain a desired outcome or compliance from individuals or groups skeptical or in disagreement with the policy, procedure or regulation.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial transportation and air-quality policy issues. This included influencing or motivating individuals for groups who are working toward mutual goals and who have cooperative attitudes.
  • As part of my duties and responsibilities, I have routinely justified, persuaded, negotiated, or resolved matters involving significant or controversial transportation and air-quality policy issues. Typically, the interaction would include acquiring, clarifying or exchanging facts and information needed to complete assignments.
  • None of the above.
13 [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.
14 [7493] Select the statement that best describes your experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis.
  • I have had education or training in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis 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 in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis 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 experience in utilizing transportation related air quality models for technical analysis. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
15 [16174] Select the statement that best describes your level of authority and responsibility to plan, design, and carry out major programs, projects, studies or other work. Answer to this question is required
  • I have planned, designed, or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work under the direct supervision of my supervisor.
  • I have planned, designed or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work with review and approval by my supervisor.
  • I have planned, designed or carried out major programs, projects, studies or other work independently with only monitoring by my supervisor.
  • I have no responsibility planning, designing or carrying out major programs, projects, studies or other work independently.
16 [8472] Select the response that best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations.
  • I have had education or training in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have experience reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations as a regular part of a job. I have performed this task without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in reviewing and analyzing documents and data for compliance with regulations. I have guided or supervised others in the performance of this task and others consult me for expertise and assistance in doing this task.
17 [7407] Select the statement that best describes your experience in utilizing the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program.
  • I have had education or training in experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up 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 experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up 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.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience in utilizing the FHWA Traffic Noise Model and the FHWA Look-up program. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
18 [3416] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of air quality and conformity issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of air quality and conformity laws and regulations.
  • I have knowledge of air quality and conformity laws and regulations and have participated in statewide/national air quality and conformity seminars/conferences.
  • I have experience in analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas.
  • I have experience analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have experience and expertise in analyzing conformity determinations for large non-attainment areas and have regularly made presentations regarding air quality and conformity issues at statewide/national air quality and conformity seminars/conferences.
  • None of the above
19 [53420] Select the response that describes your experience in policy development related to the implementation of the CMAQ program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed local policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for a city or county.
  • I have developed local policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for multiple cities or counties, covering a region within a state.
  • I have developed policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for an entire state.
  • I have developed policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for multiple states.
  • I have developed national policy related to the implementation of the CMAQ program for the country.
20 [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.
21 [7411] Select the statement that best describes your experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning.
  • I have had education or training in experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning 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 concepts of Noise Compatible Planning 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 experience with the concepts of Noise Compatible Planning. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.

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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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.