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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 [9335] Select the statement that best describes your expertise applying operations research, engineering methods, and/or information systems knowledge to identify, assess, and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. While my organization relies on me as a technical advisor, my experience is not in Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My organization relies on me as a technical advisor on matters related to Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • None of the above.
3 [35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). Answer to this question is required
  • I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  • I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.
4 [35909] Select the engineering concept(s), principle(s), and practice(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Vibrations
  • Material science
  • Machine design
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computer simulation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • None of the above
5 [52023] Select the response that most accurately describes your experience with motor vehicle safety and crash avoidance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no work experience in motor vehicle safety.
  • I have experience working in motor vehicle safety, but not in crash avoidance programs.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance, which included problems or practical work, involving crash avoidance.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and performed a limited amount of crash avoidance research.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was the leader, served as a resource person for the group; and was held accountable for the success of the project.
6 [35910] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of engineering methods and principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess an engineering degree.
  • I possess an engineering degree and a basic understanding of how engineering principles relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. I have had some basic experience gained through work on-the-job or engineering coursework.
  • I possess an engineering degree and have gained a considerable knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through academic projects, or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work.
  • I possess a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering and have gained substantial knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles crash protection or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through graduate level academic projects or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work. The experience has provided me with substantial knowledge of the field.
  • None of the above
7 [6841] Select the statement(s) that accurately describe your experience in the areas of motor vehicle safety and crash injury prevention. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated or conducted research to investigate and identify primary causes of injury in motor vehicle collisions.
  • I have identified elements of the crash injury problem for which injury prevention or injury reduction benefits are possible.
  • I have participated in research, development, test and evaluation programs to improve motor vehicle occupant protection capability.
  • I have participated in research or test programs to define the relationship between vehicle characteristics and designs and important injury modes.
  • I have conducted engineering investigations, tests and evaluations of possible safety related defects, which may adversely affect motor vehicle safety.
  • I have worked on projects or studies to help develop evaluate and demonstrate vehicle components and designs with improved crash injury prevention characteristics.
  • I have helped to develop requirements and criteria and the associated test equipment and methodologies for standards and performance ratings related to crash survival or injury severity reduction.
  • None of the above.
8 [2681] Select the response that best describes your experience with motor vehicle safety projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working with motor vehicle projects.
  • I have read articles and professional papers dealing with the subject but have no practical work experience involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have completed undergraduate or graduate courses that included problems or practical work involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have performed studies or research involving motor vehicle safety in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have conducted research studies involving motor vehicle safety in which I was the leader. I was held accountable for the project.
  • I was responsible for a project that resulted in a motor vehicle safety technology.
9 [57043] Select the statement that best describes your experience with conducting reviews, examinations or testing of motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no professional experience reviewing, examining, or testing motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems.
  • As part of my professional career, I have observed tests being conducted on complex mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have hands on experience in testing complex mechanical systems gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have experience in testing motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have professional full time experience in testing and evaluating mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of mechanical systems.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting, or evaluating the testing, I have generated test reports and conducted investigations resulting from the results of tests of mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I was responsible for conducting crash tests or vehicle component testing for the automobile industry, suppliers to the automobile industry, or motor vehicle equipment industry.
  • None of the above.
10 [7690] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on technical, process or policy issues such as reports, research summaries, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as correspondence, research reports, briefing papers, and/or presentations for individuals and organizations outside my own organization, and which address complex issues that require sensitivity to the views of my audience(s). Recipients included a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • I have extensive experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
11 [9737] Select the response that describe your experience in promoting and disseminating technical information through the use of reports, papers and presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I am recognized agency-wide as an expert in promotion and disseminating technical information through written papers and reports, participation in technical advisory committees and presentations.
  • I have experience in dissemination of technical information through the use of papers and reports prepared by others including giving presentations on these materials.
  • I have experience disseminating technical information and have participated on technical advisory committees, but have not given technical presentations.
  • I have no experience in promoting and dissemination of technical information.
12 [1867] Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience with transportation related research. Answer to this question is required
  • Have experience in reviewing and disseminating transportation related research reports, papers, and technical bulletins.
  • Have experience with monitoring and managing transportation related research program.
  • Have experience in using office tracking systems to effectively manage Federally financed research projects and programs.
  • Have experience in promoting developed technologies, including the gathering of needed research, marketing available research products and tracking the implementation of those products.
  • Have no experience in transportation related research.
13 [52087] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities, including: assigning work; training or instructing employees; reporting problems and offering solutions to your supervisor; meeting deadlines; monitoring work in progress, and making day-to-day adjustments to resolve unexpected conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities but have participated in multiple research project teams.
  • I have conducted segments of projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated some of the work activities listed above with guidance from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with some guidance from my supervisor.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with little supervision.
  • I have coordinated all the project activities listed above as a team leader over a group of employees assigned to a project.
  • None of the above.
14 [34948] Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to set priorities, organize and respond to work requests? Answer to this question is required
  • In my past work assignments, I have had oversight over several teams or groups with it being my responsibility to set all project objectives, goals and deadlines. I have developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress. I have experience reporting on progress to higher-level management.
  • In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals and deadlines for others. I am proficient at modifying these plans as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. I have experience reporting on progress to my immediate supervisor.
  • In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience adjusting my own work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  • I do not have education or training related to setting priorities.
15 [9610] Select the statement that best describes the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as overall project manager of a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Participated as staff planner in a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Reviewed and commented on products of transportation planning studies in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Served as an advisor to a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • I have not advised or commented on studies or products of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
16 [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

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 [9335] Select the statement that best describes your expertise applying operations research, engineering methods, and/or information systems knowledge to identify, assess, and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. While my organization relies on me as a technical advisor, my experience is not in Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My organization relies on me as a technical advisor on matters related to Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • None of the above.
3 [35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). Answer to this question is required
  • I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  • I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.
4 [35909] Select the engineering concept(s), principle(s), and practice(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Vibrations
  • Material science
  • Machine design
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computer simulation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • None of the above
5 [52023] Select the response that most accurately describes your experience with motor vehicle safety and crash avoidance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no work experience in motor vehicle safety.
  • I have experience working in motor vehicle safety, but not in crash avoidance programs.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance, which included problems or practical work, involving crash avoidance.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and performed a limited amount of crash avoidance research.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was the leader, served as a resource person for the group; and was held accountable for the success of the project.
6 [35910] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of engineering methods and principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess an engineering degree.
  • I possess an engineering degree and a basic understanding of how engineering principles relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. I have had some basic experience gained through work on-the-job or engineering coursework.
  • I possess an engineering degree and have gained a considerable knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through academic projects, or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work.
  • I possess a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering and have gained substantial knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles crash protection or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through graduate level academic projects or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work. The experience has provided me with substantial knowledge of the field.
  • None of the above
7 [6841] Select the statement(s) that accurately describe your experience in the areas of motor vehicle safety and crash injury prevention. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated or conducted research to investigate and identify primary causes of injury in motor vehicle collisions.
  • I have identified elements of the crash injury problem for which injury prevention or injury reduction benefits are possible.
  • I have participated in research, development, test and evaluation programs to improve motor vehicle occupant protection capability.
  • I have participated in research or test programs to define the relationship between vehicle characteristics and designs and important injury modes.
  • I have conducted engineering investigations, tests and evaluations of possible safety related defects, which may adversely affect motor vehicle safety.
  • I have worked on projects or studies to help develop evaluate and demonstrate vehicle components and designs with improved crash injury prevention characteristics.
  • I have helped to develop requirements and criteria and the associated test equipment and methodologies for standards and performance ratings related to crash survival or injury severity reduction.
  • None of the above.
8 [2681] Select the response that best describes your experience with motor vehicle safety projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working with motor vehicle projects.
  • I have read articles and professional papers dealing with the subject but have no practical work experience involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have completed undergraduate or graduate courses that included problems or practical work involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have performed studies or research involving motor vehicle safety in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have conducted research studies involving motor vehicle safety in which I was the leader. I was held accountable for the project.
  • I was responsible for a project that resulted in a motor vehicle safety technology.
9 [57043] Select the statement that best describes your experience with conducting reviews, examinations or testing of motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no professional experience reviewing, examining, or testing motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems.
  • As part of my professional career, I have observed tests being conducted on complex mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have hands on experience in testing complex mechanical systems gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have experience in testing motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have professional full time experience in testing and evaluating mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of mechanical systems.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting, or evaluating the testing, I have generated test reports and conducted investigations resulting from the results of tests of mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I was responsible for conducting crash tests or vehicle component testing for the automobile industry, suppliers to the automobile industry, or motor vehicle equipment industry.
  • None of the above.
10 [7690] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on technical, process or policy issues such as reports, research summaries, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as correspondence, research reports, briefing papers, and/or presentations for individuals and organizations outside my own organization, and which address complex issues that require sensitivity to the views of my audience(s). Recipients included a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • I have extensive experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
11 [9737] Select the response that describe your experience in promoting and disseminating technical information through the use of reports, papers and presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I am recognized agency-wide as an expert in promotion and disseminating technical information through written papers and reports, participation in technical advisory committees and presentations.
  • I have experience in dissemination of technical information through the use of papers and reports prepared by others including giving presentations on these materials.
  • I have experience disseminating technical information and have participated on technical advisory committees, but have not given technical presentations.
  • I have no experience in promoting and dissemination of technical information.
12 [1867] Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience with transportation related research. Answer to this question is required
  • Have experience in reviewing and disseminating transportation related research reports, papers, and technical bulletins.
  • Have experience with monitoring and managing transportation related research program.
  • Have experience in using office tracking systems to effectively manage Federally financed research projects and programs.
  • Have experience in promoting developed technologies, including the gathering of needed research, marketing available research products and tracking the implementation of those products.
  • Have no experience in transportation related research.
13 [52087] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities, including: assigning work; training or instructing employees; reporting problems and offering solutions to your supervisor; meeting deadlines; monitoring work in progress, and making day-to-day adjustments to resolve unexpected conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities but have participated in multiple research project teams.
  • I have conducted segments of projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated some of the work activities listed above with guidance from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with some guidance from my supervisor.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with little supervision.
  • I have coordinated all the project activities listed above as a team leader over a group of employees assigned to a project.
  • None of the above.
14 [34948] Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to set priorities, organize and respond to work requests? Answer to this question is required
  • In my past work assignments, I have had oversight over several teams or groups with it being my responsibility to set all project objectives, goals and deadlines. I have developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress. I have experience reporting on progress to higher-level management.
  • In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals and deadlines for others. I am proficient at modifying these plans as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. I have experience reporting on progress to my immediate supervisor.
  • In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience adjusting my own work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  • I do not have education or training related to setting priorities.
15 [9610] Select the statement that best describes the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as overall project manager of a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Participated as staff planner in a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Reviewed and commented on products of transportation planning studies in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Served as an advisor to a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • I have not advised or commented on studies or products of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
16 [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

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 [9335] Select the statement that best describes your expertise applying operations research, engineering methods, and/or information systems knowledge to identify, assess, and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical staff member for an organization that provides technical services in the field of operations research and/or engineering to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. However, my experience is not in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a technical project manager for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies and/or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My experience is in the Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. While my organization relies on me as a technical advisor, my experience is not in Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • I have worked as a senior technical project manager and directed multi-disciplinary technical teams for an organization that provides operations research and/or engineering services to assess and deploy advanced technologies or new operating strategies to improve the safety, environmental sustainability, efficiency, or effectiveness of transportation systems. My organization relies on me as a technical advisor on matters related to Crash Avoidance and Advanced Safety Systems field.
  • None of the above.
3 [35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs). Answer to this question is required
  • I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  • I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  • I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.
4 [35909] Select the engineering concept(s), principle(s), and practice(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Statics
  • Dynamics
  • Mechanics of materials
  • Vibrations
  • Material science
  • Machine design
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Computer simulation
  • Electrical Engineering
  • None of the above
5 [52023] Select the response that most accurately describes your experience with motor vehicle safety and crash avoidance programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no work experience in motor vehicle safety.
  • I have experience working in motor vehicle safety, but not in crash avoidance programs.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance, which included problems or practical work, involving crash avoidance.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and performed a limited amount of crash avoidance research.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have education and/or training on crash avoidance and have performed research involving crash avoidance in an operational setting in which I was the leader, served as a resource person for the group; and was held accountable for the success of the project.
6 [35910] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of engineering methods and principles. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess an engineering degree.
  • I possess an engineering degree and a basic understanding of how engineering principles relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. I have had some basic experience gained through work on-the-job or engineering coursework.
  • I possess an engineering degree and have gained a considerable knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through academic projects, or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work.
  • I possess a M.S. or Ph.D. in engineering and have gained substantial knowledge of engineering principles as they relate to motor vehicles crash protection or biomechanics of injury. This experience was gained through graduate level academic projects or work experience in organizations with responsibility for such work. The experience has provided me with substantial knowledge of the field.
  • None of the above
7 [6841] Select the statement(s) that accurately describe your experience in the areas of motor vehicle safety and crash injury prevention. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated or conducted research to investigate and identify primary causes of injury in motor vehicle collisions.
  • I have identified elements of the crash injury problem for which injury prevention or injury reduction benefits are possible.
  • I have participated in research, development, test and evaluation programs to improve motor vehicle occupant protection capability.
  • I have participated in research or test programs to define the relationship between vehicle characteristics and designs and important injury modes.
  • I have conducted engineering investigations, tests and evaluations of possible safety related defects, which may adversely affect motor vehicle safety.
  • I have worked on projects or studies to help develop evaluate and demonstrate vehicle components and designs with improved crash injury prevention characteristics.
  • I have helped to develop requirements and criteria and the associated test equipment and methodologies for standards and performance ratings related to crash survival or injury severity reduction.
  • None of the above.
8 [2681] Select the response that best describes your experience with motor vehicle safety projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience working with motor vehicle projects.
  • I have read articles and professional papers dealing with the subject but have no practical work experience involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have completed undergraduate or graduate courses that included problems or practical work involving motor vehicle safety.
  • I have performed studies or research involving motor vehicle safety in an operational setting in which I was responsible for a significant part of the work.
  • I have conducted research studies involving motor vehicle safety in which I was the leader. I was held accountable for the project.
  • I was responsible for a project that resulted in a motor vehicle safety technology.
9 [57043] Select the statement that best describes your experience with conducting reviews, examinations or testing of motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no professional experience reviewing, examining, or testing motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment or other complex mechanical systems.
  • As part of my professional career, I have observed tests being conducted on complex mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have hands on experience in testing complex mechanical systems gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have experience in testing motor vehicles or motor vehicle equipment gained as a student or assistant working at a test site.
  • I have professional full time experience in testing and evaluating mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of mechanical systems.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting and/or evaluating the testing of motor vehicles and motor vehicle equipment.
  • I have professional full time experience in planning, conducting, or evaluating the testing, I have generated test reports and conducted investigations resulting from the results of tests of mechanical systems, motor vehicles, or motor vehicle equipment.
  • I was responsible for conducting crash tests or vehicle component testing for the automobile industry, suppliers to the automobile industry, or motor vehicle equipment industry.
  • None of the above.
10 [7690] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on technical, process or policy issues such as reports, research summaries, briefing papers, correspondence and presentations (and/or other materials) to various individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience preparing written documents, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as documentation of data sets or summaries of straightforward analyses, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as correspondence, research reports, briefing papers, and/or presentations for individuals and organizations outside my own organization, and which address complex issues that require sensitivity to the views of my audience(s). Recipients included a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • I have extensive experience preparing a wide variety of written documents such as complex or controversial studies, policy guidance, and reports, which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
11 [9737] Select the response that describe your experience in promoting and disseminating technical information through the use of reports, papers and presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • I am recognized agency-wide as an expert in promotion and disseminating technical information through written papers and reports, participation in technical advisory committees and presentations.
  • I have experience in dissemination of technical information through the use of papers and reports prepared by others including giving presentations on these materials.
  • I have experience disseminating technical information and have participated on technical advisory committees, but have not given technical presentations.
  • I have no experience in promoting and dissemination of technical information.
12 [1867] Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience with transportation related research. Answer to this question is required
  • Have experience in reviewing and disseminating transportation related research reports, papers, and technical bulletins.
  • Have experience with monitoring and managing transportation related research program.
  • Have experience in using office tracking systems to effectively manage Federally financed research projects and programs.
  • Have experience in promoting developed technologies, including the gathering of needed research, marketing available research products and tracking the implementation of those products.
  • Have no experience in transportation related research.
13 [52087] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities, including: assigning work; training or instructing employees; reporting problems and offering solutions to your supervisor; meeting deadlines; monitoring work in progress, and making day-to-day adjustments to resolve unexpected conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have limited experience planning, scheduling, and coordinating project activities but have participated in multiple research project teams.
  • I have conducted segments of projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated some of the work activities listed above with guidance from my supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with some guidance from my supervisor.
  • I have conducted projects, and have planned, scheduled and coordinated all the project activities listed above with little supervision.
  • I have coordinated all the project activities listed above as a team leader over a group of employees assigned to a project.
  • None of the above.
14 [34948] Which of the following most accurately describes your ability to set priorities, organize and respond to work requests? Answer to this question is required
  • In my past work assignments, I have had oversight over several teams or groups with it being my responsibility to set all project objectives, goals and deadlines. I have developed both short and long range goals with milestones to assess progress. I have experience reporting on progress to higher-level management.
  • In my past work assignments, I have planned a short-term project that involved setting objectives, goals and deadlines for others. I am proficient at modifying these plans as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. I have experience reporting on progress to my immediate supervisor.
  • In my past work assignments, I have assessed my own work products and monitored progress against assigned goals. I have scheduled tasks so that needed information was gathered in the proper sequence. I have experience adjusting my own work to ensure that deadlines are met.
  • I have had education or training that has required me to organize my work and set priorities in order to complete assignments on time, but have not been required to apply this ability in my professional job assignments.
  • I do not have education or training related to setting priorities.
15 [9610] Select the statement that best describes the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as overall project manager of a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Participated as staff planner in a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Reviewed and commented on products of transportation planning studies in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Served as an advisor to a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • I have not advised or commented on studies or products of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
16 [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

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[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.
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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.