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Grade: 12

1 [341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [57139] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 [20351] Select the statement that best describes your level of familiarity with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations. 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.
4 [5240] This position requires employees to complete a variety of duties related to motor carrier safety. Please indicate the subject areas below, in which you are currently proficient. "Proficient" is defined as knowledgeable enough to write a paragraph explaining the subject area to someone with no knowledge in that area, and able to quickly locate and research recent information in that area. Answer to this question is required
  • General motor carrier industry trends
  • Rapidly changing hazardous materials developments related to transportation
  • Highway safety improvements
  • State and local agencies concerned with highway safety
  • State regulations affecting motor carrier safety
  • Legal interpretations affecting motor carrier safety
  • Court rulings affecting motor carrier safety
  • Vehicle technology affecting motor carrier safety
  • Evolving drug and alcohol testing requirements in the commercial driver arena
  • None of the above
5 [2967] Select the answer below that best describes your level of familiarity with 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) "Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, Rules, and Notices." 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.
6 [2017] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations and enforcement policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not worked with FMCSA regulations and enforcement policies.
  • I have had education or training in this area, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have applied this knowledge on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have applied this knowledge as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance in understanding and applying FMCSA regulations and enforcement policies.
7 [4330] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience regarding the insurance industry. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little or no knowledge of insurance requirements.
  • I have general knowledge concerning insurance requirements.
  • I have knowledge and experience working with insurance requirements within the transportation industry.
  • I have knowledge and experience working with insurance requirements within the Department of Transportation.
  • I have knowledge and experience working with insurance requirements within the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
  • I have knowledge and experience working with insurance requirements within another industry involved with insurance requirements.
8 [4331] Select the area(s) where you have experience pertaining to insurance and financial institutions. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal Compliance
  • Claims
  • Insurance Levels
  • Company Solvency
  • Property Brokers
  • Trust Agreements
  • Surety Bonds
  • None of the above
9 [55854] Choose the statement that best describes your ability to handle a situation where you must adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, perform multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines. Answer to this question is required
  • I have significant experience adjusting to situations where I had to adjust priorities, sort through conflicting viewpoints, perform multiple tasks, and still meet deadlines most of the time.
  • I have worked through situations where I adjusted priorities, sorted through conflicting viewpoints, performed multiple tasks, and was able to meet deadlines without difficulty.
  • I have limited experience in working under busy conditions, but feel I can perform appropriately to the situation when needed.
  • I may have difficulty working in a busy environment but can provide some support.
  • None of the above
10 [6082] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience retaining composure under stressful situations when dealing with a variety of people. Answer to this question is required
  • Dealt in a professional and productive manner with individuals who were difficult, hostile and/or distressed.
  • Succeeded in working with interdisciplinary teams, each with opposing points of view and/or agenda.
  • Identified and responded to critical events with diplomacy and action.
  • Negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  • None of the above.
11 [54982] Select the mechanical engineering concept(s), principle(s), and practice(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Structural analysis
  • Marine/Mechanical Design
  • System Analysis
  • Quality Assurance and Testing
  • Application of Codes and Standards
  • Calculation Skills (i.e., fluid flow, piping, fire protection, engine interface, exhaust, architecture, structures)
  • Design Implementation/System Deployment
  • None of the above
12 [8774] Select the statement(s) that reflect the type of experience you have had which illustrates your ability to independently plan and organize work. Answer to this question is required
  • I manage time and resources to develop a product in response to a request with a short turn-around time.
  • I work independently and can take initiative to implement work and ideas.
  • I use sound judgment to determine when assistance/approval may be needed.
  • I use a number of established procedural guidelines, such as work samples, reference, and operating procedures and manuals.
  • I complete tasks where there are numerous shifts in priorities and am under tight time constraints.
  • None of the above.
13 [2974] Select the answer below that best describes your level of knowledge of conventional fact-finding, auditing, or investigative techniques. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience that provides a general knowledge of business, commerce, data processing, transportation, or related area that involved research or data compilation.
  • I have experience in reviewing data, identifying sources of data, developing data collection methods.
  • I have experience researching/compiling complex business data, recognizing irregularities and discrepancies in data, searching out corroborative information, drawing conclusions, and preparing factual reports, as evidenced by working as a reports analyst, data information specialist, or a related occupation.
  • I have experience using a practical knowledge of conventional fact-finding and investigative techniques to develop and identify key elements relative to motor carrier inspections, investigations, or projects. Examples include experience assisting with complex motor carrier safety compliance audits and/or investigations, or experience conducting routine motor carrier safety compliance audits or investigations.
  • I have extensive experience employing a full range of fact finding and investigative techniques to develop facts where evidence is hidden, fragmented, or falsified. Examples include experience conducting complex motor carrier safety compliance audits and/or investigations, or experience serving as a regional authority on transportation and handling of hazardous materials.
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
14 [29109] Select the statement that best describes your experience researching and analyzing motor carrier safety issues, and preparing written products based on your analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience conducting evaluations of motor carrier safety issues, preparing briefing documents comparing and contrasting those facts to other situations, and proposing courses of action based on my findings. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor or senior analyst. This experience is well documented in my resume.
  • I have conducted evaluations of motor carrier safety issues, and prepared briefing documents comparing and contrasting those facts to other situations. Only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor or senior analyst.
  • I have conducted evaluations of motor carrier safety issues, compared those facts to other, similar situations, and provided summaries of my findings to my supervisors or more senior analysts.
  • I have assisted higher-level analysts in researching facts about motor carrier safety and in comparing those facts to other, similar situations.
  • None of the above
15 [50927] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience in conducting in-depth analyses of facts and circumstances as a regular part of your job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have identified the issues involved.
  • I have developed methods and approaches for gathering data.
  • I have developed analytical techniques to review and process the data.
  • I have worked with stakeholders to design and create situation reports, graphics, and maps.
  • I have observed various work methods.
  • I have summarized my findings into an actionable report.
  • I have identified, located, and evaluated technical guidance and regulatory documents.
  • I have consulted with other occupational experts.
  • I have examined and reviewed various records and reports.
  • I have analyzed survey results.
  • None of the above.
16 [30170] Have you had experience using the following public accessible government information systems? If so, please indicate. Answer to this question is required
  • Licensing & Insurance (L&I) System
  • Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (Safer) System
  • None
17 [2913] Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education or training developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures.
  • I have had education or training developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have experience developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures 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 developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures as a regular part of a job and even in unique or unusual situations I did not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I am considered an expert in developing and implementing motor carrier safety programs, policies, and procedures. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in this task.
18 [2851] Select the statement that best describes your experience promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety regulations.
  • I have had education or training in promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety regulations, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have experience promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety regulations. My work was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
  • I have experience promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety 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 promoting and enforcing motor carrier safety 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.
19 [7951] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience in resolving and coordinating recurring service requests/complaints regarding maintenance, heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and custodial issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education, training or experience in coordinating recurring service request/complaints regarding maintenance, HVAC plumbing and custodial services.
  • I have training or education in coordinating recurring service request/complaints regarding maintenance, HVAC, plumbing and custodial issues, but have not applied it on the job.
  • I have performed this task at the Headquarters office, location, or building.
  • I have performed this task at a field office, location, or building.
  • I have performed this task among several field offices, locations, and/or buildings.
  • I have performed this task at both field and headquarters offices, locations and/or buildings.
  • 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 [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.