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Grade: 11

1 [30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [27012] Do you have one year experience equal or equivalent to experience in transportation planning that entailed consideration of the interplay of various modes of transportation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [59734] Choose the statement that best fits how you meet the specialized experience and/or education for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of equal or equivalent experience reviewing in transportation planning, reviewing transportation products/documents and preparing comments and recommendations AND experience providing advice and guidance on transportation planning at a local, regional, state, or national level AND experience researching information and developing presentations on a variety of transportation planning topics AND experience researching information and developing presentations on a variety of transportation planning topics OR experience coordinating with other technical specialists on transportation planning products. This experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements above.
4 [34608] From the list below, pick the areas with which you have transportation planning experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • State Department of Transportation
  • US Department of Transportation
  • Other Federal Agency
  • Local Government
  • Consultant
  • Academia
  • None of the above
5 [26911] Select the statements that describe your experience and knowledge of surface transportation laws, regulations, and principles as necessary to administer the Federal-aid Highway Program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing and applying Title 23 and related laws and regulations.
  • I have guided officials in State and local agencies in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving program requirements.
  • I have experience explaining the basis for implementing new procedural requirements during project development.
  • I have developed solutions for precedent setting project problems that required coordination with other program areas (e.g. planning, environment).
  • I have no experience in any of the non-engineering program areas.
6 [26915] Select the statements that describe your experience related to the development of metropolitan transportation planning products and documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and provided comments on Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs), Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs) and Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs).
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for the development of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s). Upon completion of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s), reviewed these documents and provided comments.
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for development of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s) and worked with other parties involved in resolving concerns as part of team`s activities.
  • Lead teams or committees responsible for development of the TIP(s), LRTP(s), and UPWP(s); coordinated with regional/statewide partners to improve these planning documents, and conducted community outreach to ensure public input.
  • None of the above
7 [26916] Select the responses that describe your experience related to the development of statewide transportation planning products and documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and provided comments on the long-range statewide transportation plan (LRTP), Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the State Planning and Research Work Program (SPR Part 1).
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for the development of the LRTP, STIP and planning work programs. Upon completion of the LRTP, STIP and work program, reviewed these documents and provided comments.
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for development of the Long-range Transportation Plan (LRTP), STIP and work program and worked with other parties involved to resolve concerns as part of team's activities.
  • Recognized the deficiencies in the LRTP, STIP and the work program; organized a regional/statewide task force charged for improving these planning documents, and provided leadership to the team for improving the process and products.
  • None of the above
8 [26917] Select the transportation planning products with which you have experience developing and analyzing. Answer to this question is required
  • Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs)
  • Congestion Management Process Documents
  • Corridor studies/alternative analyses documents (e.g., MIS-type studies)
  • Metropolitan and State-wide Long Range Transportation Plans (MTPs/LRTPs).
  • Transportation conformity documents
  • Transportation Improvement Programs (STIP/TIPs)
  • Statewide TIP (STIP)
  • Public Participation Plan
  • State Planning and Research (SPR) Work Program
  • None of the above
9 [26919] Select the functions that you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your duties, as specifically related to transportation planning. Answer to this question is required
  • Schedule monitoring
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Deploying state-of-the-art technology
  • Performance or compliance indicator data analysis
  • Developing or delivering training
  • Developing or sharing best practices
  • Financial Planning Analysis (including revenue forecasting)
  • Financial Planning Analysis (Including cost estimating and cost monitoring)
  • Program Reviews
  • Process and/or Certification Reviews
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Establishing performance measures
  • Problem solving
  • Making quality improvements
  • Project management activities
  • Public Involvement activities
  • Marketing
  • Tribal Liaison
  • None of the above
10 [2761] Select the area(s) in which you have experience related to certification reviews of the metropolitan planning processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have observed Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) certification reviews.
  • I have participated in MPO's certification reviews.
  • I have led the MPO's certification reviews and prepared reports.
  • I have no experience in this area.
11 [26922] Select the statements that best describe the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a project manager for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • I have served as a lead transportation Planner for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • I have reviewed and commented upon products of transportation planning studies in support of regional, metropolitan, or statewide planning processes.
  • I have served on the project team for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • None of the above
12 [26924] Select the statements that describe your knowledge of and demonstrated experience with fiscal constraint and transportation financial planning issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of fiscal constraint requirements for long-range transportation plans, Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs).
  • I have participated in regional, statewide and/or national seminars/conferences on these transportation financial issues.
  • I have experience in analyzing and determining fiscal constraint for long-range transportation plans, TIPs and STIPs from a federal perspective.
  • I have experience at a regional level in demonstrating that fiscal constraint requirements are met for a long range transportation plan or TIP.
  • I have experience at a statewide level in demonstrating that fiscal constraint requirements are met for a STIP.
  • None of the above
13 [10559] Select the statement that best describes your experience collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data and issues to support transportation decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data and issues to support transportation decisions.
  • I have completed formal education or training in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data to support transportation decisions, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have collected, analyzed, interpreted, and applied, transportation related data and issues to support transportation decisions on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have collected, analyzed, interpreted, and applied, transportation related data and issues to support transportation decisions as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
14 Select the work activities you have performed in highway project, environmental or ecological contexts. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with a variety of entities, individuals, and environmental-related disciplines on environmental or ecological issues
  • Coordinated transportation-related environmental research
  • Coordinated transportation-related environmental training
  • Provided expert guidance on FHWA policy and procedural guidance on the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws and regulations related to the delivery of Federal transportation programs
  • Advised others on solutions to environmental problems as well as compliance with laws, regulations, and/or policies
  • Advised others of special environmental concerns and/or circumstances
  • Approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions
  • Approved supplemental Reevaluations
  • Assisted in the review of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) on Federal-aid highway programs
  • Conducted joint and independent on-site investigations and reviews of environmental procedures, programs and projects
  • None of the above
15 Select the choice that best describes your experience in working with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on the preparation of Categorical Exclusions.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and approved Categorical Exclusions.
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions and Reevaluations.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, and have some experience undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA).
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, Environmental Assessments, and have some experience with Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, conducted Environmental Assessments, and have extensive experience with Environmental Impact Statements.
  • I have recommended approval action for non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/Findings of No Significant Impact, Environmental Impact Statements/Records of Decision, and Reevaluations.
  • None of the above.
16 Identify the Federal laws, government regulations, and/or executive orders with which you have a working knowledge (i.e., have applied on the job). Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Title VI
  • The Uniform Act
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Environmental Justice
  • Clean Air Act
  • Farm and Protection Policy Act
  • Tribal Trust and Consultation responsibilities
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • None of the above
17 [26921] Select the statements that most accurately describe the depth and breadth of your experience in linking planning and NEPA. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured data/results of transportation planning studies are used and incorporated in the overall project development process that meets NEPA requirements
  • Participated in the development of the public involvement/public participation plan, considering Title VI/EJ requirements
  • Consulted with Federal resource agencies and tribal governments on environmental mitigation within the planning process
  • Applied state environmental laws and/or regulations within the planning process
  • None of the above
18 [27294] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas verbally or in writing.
  • I have some experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics though it was not directly related to the type of work involved in this position.
  • I have some experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics related to the work of this position.
  • I have regular experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics related to the work of this position.
19 [7420] Select the statement(s) that describe the person-to-person communication or briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above
20 [52425] Select the statement that best describes your experience working with State and local governments at the division office level. Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced using the Federal-State partnership, including working with State and local governments on various issues and problems.
  • I understand the Federal-State partnership and how that relationship applies when working with State and local governments
  • I understand the Federal-State partnership, but have limited on-the-job experience in working with State and local governments.
  • I understand the concept of the Federal-State partnership, but do not have on-the-job experience.
  • None of the above.
21 [27288] Choose the statements that describe how you have processed analytical data. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, prepared and presented analytical information to management officials within the organization
  • Developed comprehensive materials of reports, briefings or meetings for management officials
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization
  • Interpreted and applied guidance and regulations to recommendations
  • None of the above

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 [27009] Do you have one year of experience equal or equivalent to performing transportation planning work that entailed consideration of the interplay of various modes of transportation? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [27011] Do you have one year of experience equal or equivalent to representing the organization at public meetings and conferences? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [34608] From the list below, pick the areas with which you have transportation planning experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO)
  • State Department of Transportation
  • US Department of Transportation
  • Other Federal Agency
  • Local Government
  • Consultant
  • Academia
  • None of the above
5 [26911] Select the statements that describe your experience and knowledge of surface transportation laws, regulations, and principles as necessary to administer the Federal-aid Highway Program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience analyzing and applying Title 23 and related laws and regulations.
  • I have guided officials in State and local agencies in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving program requirements.
  • I have experience explaining the basis for implementing new procedural requirements during project development.
  • I have developed solutions for precedent setting project problems that required coordination with other program areas (e.g. planning, environment).
  • I have no experience in any of the non-engineering program areas.
6 [26915] Select the statements that describe your experience related to the development of metropolitan transportation planning products and documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and provided comments on Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs), Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs) and Metropolitan Transportation Plans (MTPs).
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for the development of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s). Upon completion of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s), reviewed these documents and provided comments.
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for development of the TIP(s), MTP(s), and UPWP(s) and worked with other parties involved in resolving concerns as part of team`s activities.
  • Lead teams or committees responsible for development of the TIP(s), LRTP(s), and UPWP(s); coordinated with regional/statewide partners to improve these planning documents, and conducted community outreach to ensure public input.
  • None of the above
7 [26916] Select the responses that describe your experience related to the development of statewide transportation planning products and documents. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and provided comments on the long-range statewide transportation plan (LRTP), Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) and the State Planning and Research Work Program (SPR Part 1).
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for the development of the LRTP, STIP and planning work programs. Upon completion of the LRTP, STIP and work program, reviewed these documents and provided comments.
  • Participated in teams or committees responsible for development of the Long-range Transportation Plan (LRTP), STIP and work program and worked with other parties involved to resolve concerns as part of team's activities.
  • Recognized the deficiencies in the LRTP, STIP and the work program; organized a regional/statewide task force charged for improving these planning documents, and provided leadership to the team for improving the process and products.
  • None of the above
8 [26917] Select the transportation planning products with which you have experience developing and analyzing. Answer to this question is required
  • Unified Planning Work Programs (UPWPs)
  • Congestion Management Process Documents
  • Corridor studies/alternative analyses documents (e.g., MIS-type studies)
  • Metropolitan and State-wide Long Range Transportation Plans (MTPs/LRTPs).
  • Transportation conformity documents
  • Transportation Improvement Programs (STIP/TIPs)
  • Statewide TIP (STIP)
  • Public Participation Plan
  • State Planning and Research (SPR) Work Program
  • None of the above
9 [26919] Select the functions that you have performed as a regular and recurring part of your duties, as specifically related to transportation planning. Answer to this question is required
  • Schedule monitoring
  • Identifying customer needs
  • Deploying state-of-the-art technology
  • Performance or compliance indicator data analysis
  • Developing or delivering training
  • Developing or sharing best practices
  • Financial Planning Analysis (including revenue forecasting)
  • Financial Planning Analysis (Including cost estimating and cost monitoring)
  • Program Reviews
  • Process and/or Certification Reviews
  • Providing technical assistance
  • Establishing performance measures
  • Problem solving
  • Making quality improvements
  • Project management activities
  • Public Involvement activities
  • Marketing
  • Tribal Liaison
  • None of the above
10 [2761] Select the area(s) in which you have experience related to certification reviews of the metropolitan planning processes. Answer to this question is required
  • I have observed Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) certification reviews.
  • I have participated in MPO's certification reviews.
  • I have led the MPO's certification reviews and prepared reports.
  • I have no experience in this area.
11 [26922] Select the statements that best describe the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a project manager for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • I have served as a lead transportation Planner for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • I have reviewed and commented upon products of transportation planning studies in support of regional, metropolitan, or statewide planning processes.
  • I have served on the project team for a transportation planning study in support of regional, metropolitan or statewide planning processes.
  • None of the above
12 [26924] Select the statements that describe your knowledge of and demonstrated experience with fiscal constraint and transportation financial planning issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have knowledge of fiscal constraint requirements for long-range transportation plans, Transportation Improvement Programs (TIPs) and Statewide Transportation Improvement Programs (STIPs).
  • I have participated in regional, statewide and/or national seminars/conferences on these transportation financial issues.
  • I have experience in analyzing and determining fiscal constraint for long-range transportation plans, TIPs and STIPs from a federal perspective.
  • I have experience at a regional level in demonstrating that fiscal constraint requirements are met for a long range transportation plan or TIP.
  • I have experience at a statewide level in demonstrating that fiscal constraint requirements are met for a STIP.
  • None of the above
13 [10559] Select the statement that best describes your experience collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data and issues to support transportation decisions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data and issues to support transportation decisions.
  • I have completed formal education or training in collecting, analyzing, interpreting, and applying transportation-related data to support transportation decisions, but have not yet performed this task on a job.
  • I have collected, analyzed, interpreted, and applied, transportation related data and issues to support transportation decisions on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have collected, analyzed, interpreted, and applied, transportation related data and issues to support transportation decisions as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
14 Select the work activities you have performed in highway project, environmental or ecological contexts. Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinated with a variety of entities, individuals, and environmental-related disciplines on environmental or ecological issues
  • Coordinated transportation-related environmental research
  • Coordinated transportation-related environmental training
  • Provided expert guidance on FHWA policy and procedural guidance on the National Environmental Policy Act and other laws and regulations related to the delivery of Federal transportation programs
  • Advised others on solutions to environmental problems as well as compliance with laws, regulations, and/or policies
  • Advised others of special environmental concerns and/or circumstances
  • Approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions
  • Approved supplemental Reevaluations
  • Assisted in the review of Environmental Impact Statements (EISs) on Federal-aid highway programs
  • Conducted joint and independent on-site investigations and reviews of environmental procedures, programs and projects
  • None of the above
15 Select the choice that best describes your experience in working with National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked on the preparation of Categorical Exclusions.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and approved Categorical Exclusions.
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions and Reevaluations.
  • I have prepared, reviewed, and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, and have some experience undertaking an Environmental Assessment (EA).
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, Environmental Assessments, and have some experience with Environmental Impact Statements (EISs).
  • I have reviewed and approved non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Reevaluations, conducted Environmental Assessments, and have extensive experience with Environmental Impact Statements.
  • I have recommended approval action for non-Programmatic Categorical Exclusions, Environmental Assessments/Findings of No Significant Impact, Environmental Impact Statements/Records of Decision, and Reevaluations.
  • None of the above.
16 Identify the Federal laws, government regulations, and/or executive orders with which you have a working knowledge (i.e., have applied on the job). Answer to this question is required
  • National Environmental Policy Act
  • Clean Water Act
  • Endangered Species Act
  • Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act
  • Title VI
  • The Uniform Act
  • Limited English Proficiency
  • Environmental Justice
  • Clean Air Act
  • Farm and Protection Policy Act
  • Tribal Trust and Consultation responsibilities
  • Freedom of Information Act
  • None of the above
17 [26921] Select the statements that most accurately describe the depth and breadth of your experience in linking planning and NEPA. Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured data/results of transportation planning studies are used and incorporated in the overall project development process that meets NEPA requirements
  • Participated in the development of the public involvement/public participation plan, considering Title VI/EJ requirements
  • Consulted with Federal resource agencies and tribal governments on environmental mitigation within the planning process
  • Applied state environmental laws and/or regulations within the planning process
  • None of the above
18 [27294] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas verbally or in writing.
  • I have some experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics though it was not directly related to the type of work involved in this position.
  • I have some experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics related to the work of this position.
  • I have regular experience communicating verbally and in writing on technical topics related to the work of this position.
19 [7420] Select the statement(s) that describe the person-to-person communication or briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated technical information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  • I have coordinated meetings, workshops, or conferences.
  • I have delivered presentations to groups at work or in other environments.
  • I have taught a class, provided one-on-one instruction, or similar experience.
  • I have provided briefings/updates to supervisors, coworkers, or others on a regular basis.
  • I have provided briefings on controversial issues.
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • None of the above
20 [52425] Select the statement that best describes your experience working with State and local governments at the division office level. Answer to this question is required
  • I am experienced using the Federal-State partnership, including working with State and local governments on various issues and problems.
  • I understand the Federal-State partnership and how that relationship applies when working with State and local governments
  • I understand the Federal-State partnership, but have limited on-the-job experience in working with State and local governments.
  • I understand the concept of the Federal-State partnership, but do not have on-the-job experience.
  • None of the above.
21 [27288] Choose the statements that describe how you have processed analytical data. Answer to this question is required
  • Researched, prepared and presented analytical information to management officials within the organization
  • Developed comprehensive materials of reports, briefings or meetings for management officials
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management officials within the organization
  • Interpreted and applied guidance and regulations to recommendations
  • 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 [58548] Select response that best defines how you qualify for the Community Planner Series. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been awarded a degree in community planning. I have provided my transcripts for verification.
  • I have been awarded a degree in a related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration that included at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance. I have provided my transcripts for verification.
  • I have been awarded a degree in a related field such as urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration. I have provided my transcripts for verification. Although I do not have at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, I have at least one year of work experience in community planning that was acquired while under the supervision and guidance of a community planner. This time is clearly described in my resume.
  • I have a combination of education that included at least at least 24 semester hours in urban affairs, architecture, landscape architecture, engineering, sociology, geography, economics, political science, or public administration with at least 12 semester hours in the planning process, socioeconomic and physical elements of planning, urban and regional economic analysis, and development finance, plus experience in the planning field that qualifies me for the series.
  • I do not meet any of these options required to qualify for the community planning series.
2 [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.
3 [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
4 [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
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.
6 [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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  • 14
  • 15
7 [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
8 [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.
9 [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
10 [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
    10.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.