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Grade: 13

1 [342] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-13 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [58542] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience applying financing AND/OR alternative financing methods and techniques involving financing the development of intermodal transportation infrastructure projects (e.g., rail, tolls, ports, transit governance, etc.)? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [58543] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience providing factual and analytical information for use in reports as a regular and recurring part of your employment? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [57139] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 [3016] Select the area(s) in which you have substantial personal experience developing innovative programs and/or processes to improve the delivery of transit programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Project management plans
  • Value engineering
  • Performance or incentive-based contracting
  • Electronic bid, billing, and change order processes
  • Design-Build
  • Technology applications and implementation
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental streamlining
  • Context-sensitive design solutions
  • None of the above
6 [5122] Select the transportation revenue sources (traditional funding programs and innovative finance mechanisms) in which you have demonstrated expert experience and knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal-aid Highway Funding Programs (e.g. Surface Transportation Program, National Highway System, Interstate Maintenance)
  • Mode Specific or Special Grant Programs (CMAQ, Truck Parking Facilities, etc.)
  • Discretionary Programs (Projects of National and Regional Significance; National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program, etc.)
  • Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
  • State Infrastructure Banks
  • Tolling
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEEs)
  • State and local revenue sources
  • None of the above
7 [6455] Select the statement that describes your experience in conducting analyses to support policies and priorities for transit-oriented development and/or New Starts projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 [14322] Select the standards, tools, and/or policies you developed or implemented within a transportation environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Capital planning/implementation
  • Planning and modeling of railroad operations
  • Capacity improvements
  • Service enhancements
  • Infrastructure, rolling stock, stations, or other related transportation improvements
  • Integration of transportation systems
  • Oversight of large scale infrastructure projects
  • Management of large scale infrastructure projects
  • None of the above
9 [61329] What aspects of transportation program development have you actively led? Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing Federal or State authorizing statutes
  • Developing program policies and procedures
  • Conducting Federal or State rulemaking
  • Writing regulations or guidance
  • Development of program measures and data analysis/reporting structure
  • Providing program support to users
  • Implementing program policies, procedures, rules, regulations and/or guidance
  • Conducting planning, engineering and/or construction activities for transportation infrastructure projects
  • None of the above
10 [6742] Select the analytical method(s) and technique(s) that you have used in the structuring of project financing for a Public Private Partnership (PPP or P3). Answer to this question is required
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Simple inferential statistics (e.g., correlation analysis)
  • Regression analysis (OLS)
  • Regression analysis (2SLS, instrumented variables, etc.)
  • Discrete choice models (logit, probit, etc.)
  • Forecasting models
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • None of the above
11 [5939] Select the response that best describes your experience with project management tools and concepts. Answer to this question is required
  • I am proficient with Microsoft Project or similar project management tools, but have not led projects.
  • I have led projects using a variety of recognized project management techniques including work breakdown structures and project plans that include tasks, sub-tasks, resources, critical path, schedules with estimated and actual labor, BUT have not used the PMI methodology. I am not a certified Project Manager.
  • I have led projects according to PMI methodology, but am not a certified project manager.
  • I am a certified Project Manager (credential issued by Project Management Institute [PMI] or equivalent), but have not led projects using the PMI methodology.
  • I am a certified Project Manager (credential issued by Project Management Institute [PMI] or equivalent) and have led projects according to the PMI methodology.
  • I do not have project management experience or skills.
12 [6745] Select transportation issue(s) you have experience performing research and analysis to identify relationships, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations as regular part of a job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Cost-benefit analysis of surface programs
  • Cost-benefit analysis of surface projects
  • Cost-benefit analysis (regulatory)
  • Efficient pricing of transportation services
  • Transportation finance issues
  • Microeconomic impact of transportation investments
  • Macroeconomic effects of transportation investments
  • Correcting imperfections in transportation markets
  • Other transportation economics issues
  • None of the above
13 [5759] Select the communication media that you have developed and implemented in a marketing campaign. Answer to this question is required
  • Marketing plans
  • Web-based technology
  • Press releases and news articles
  • Brochures and other consumer materials.
  • Long-lead articles.
  • Public/private partnerships.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging issues, events, policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Factoids and Technical Advisories.
  • Other communication media not listed above.
  • None of the above.
14 [9961] Select the area(s) for which you are considered an expert. Answer to this question is required
  • Economics
  • Transportation Environmental Law and Regulations
  • Transportation Project Procurement
  • Major Transportation Project Cost Reviews and Financial Plans
  • Infrastructure/Asset Management
  • Innovative Transportation Finance
  • Finance
  • Transportation Congestion Pricing
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • None of the above.
15 [28150] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a project to complete a final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • Determined the appropriate products or services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
  • Developed, modified, and provided input to project plans.
  • Implemented project plans to meet objectives.
  • Coordinated and integrated project activities.
  • Managed and administered project resources including budget planning and allocations.
  • Monitored project activities and resources to alleviate risk.
  • Implemented and maintained quality assurance processes.
  • Made improvements, solved problems, and took corrective action when problems arose.
  • Gave presentations and/or briefings on all aspects of the project.
  • Participated in final project reviews and evaluations
  • Identified project documentation requirements or procedures.
  • Utilized project management computer software to plan and evaluate projects.
  • Certified by the Project Management Institute (or equivalent) as a Project Manager.
  • None of the above.
16 [25171] Select the marketing and/or communication functions which you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Marketing data analysis
  • Marketing and strategic planning
  • Written a marketing and/or communications plan
  • Conducting market research -- focus groups and surveys
  • Developing partnerships
  • Business improvement initiatives
  • Managed a budget
  • Developed a website to convey information
  • None of the above
17 [9941] Select the written document(s) you have drafted, from scratch, as a regular part of a job with minimal review and supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis and recommendations derived from an evaluation of advocacy-type arguments such as those found in legal pleadings.
  • Decisional documents based on the application of policy, precedent and law to the case at hand.
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  • Correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  • Correspondence/memoranda outlining policy or program issues.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Findings of studies.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  • None of the above.
18 [6746] Select the statement(s) that best describe the communication/briefing skills you have used in Public Private Partnership (PPP or P3) as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for public private partnerships.
  • I have formulated, coordinated and established policies governing infrastructure investment transactions.
  • I have prepared testimonies and talking points for senior managers.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have structured and modeled project finance transactions.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goal, objectives, and priorities in writing to public private partnership organizations.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have briefed high level managers outside the organization on infrastructure investment transactions goals and objectives.
  • I have coordinated and obtained consensus among senior officials of public private partnerships on policy matters through collaboration, negotiation, and facilitation.
  • I have mediated problems and facilitated resolutions between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal setting.
  • I have led or participated in the review and comment of Public Private Partnership proposed legislation, executive orders, and Administrative initiatives.
  • None of the above.
19 [10129] Select the statement(s) that describes your experience representing your agency or organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences addressing cross modal transportation safety (e.g., motor vehicle, public transit, hazardous materials, pipeline, etc.) issues and challenges with strategic partners within and outside your organizations as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as agency representative or regular participant on interagency policymaking committees to present agency position, concerns and viewpoints.
  • I have attended interagency committee meetings as an alternate to present information on specific topics.
  • I have periodically attended committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with Federal, State, or local government officials, consulting firms, and/or technical organizations to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.
  • I have represented my organization actively at conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure that senior management's concerns, viewpoints, and interests are effectively represented.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
2 [58545] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience applying financing AND alternative financing methods and techniques involving financing the development of intermodal transportation infrastructure projects (e.g., rail, tolls, ports, transit governance, etc.)? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [58544] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience participating in the development of business plans, recommendations, and reports used by policy decision makers as a regular and recurring part of your employment? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [57139] Please list the title and years in which you gained the required specialized experience that qualifies you for this position. Your answer is limited to 250 characters or less. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
5 [3016] Select the area(s) in which you have substantial personal experience developing innovative programs and/or processes to improve the delivery of transit programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Project management plans
  • Value engineering
  • Performance or incentive-based contracting
  • Electronic bid, billing, and change order processes
  • Design-Build
  • Technology applications and implementation
  • Risk assessment tools
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental streamlining
  • Context-sensitive design solutions
  • None of the above
6 [5122] Select the transportation revenue sources (traditional funding programs and innovative finance mechanisms) in which you have demonstrated expert experience and knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal-aid Highway Funding Programs (e.g. Surface Transportation Program, National Highway System, Interstate Maintenance)
  • Mode Specific or Special Grant Programs (CMAQ, Truck Parking Facilities, etc.)
  • Discretionary Programs (Projects of National and Regional Significance; National Corridor Infrastructure Improvement Program, etc.)
  • Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
  • State Infrastructure Banks
  • Tolling
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicles (GARVEEs)
  • State and local revenue sources
  • None of the above
7 [6455] Select the statement that describes your experience in conducting analyses to support policies and priorities for transit-oriented development and/or New Starts projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
8 [14322] Select the standards, tools, and/or policies you developed or implemented within a transportation environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Capital planning/implementation
  • Planning and modeling of railroad operations
  • Capacity improvements
  • Service enhancements
  • Infrastructure, rolling stock, stations, or other related transportation improvements
  • Integration of transportation systems
  • Oversight of large scale infrastructure projects
  • Management of large scale infrastructure projects
  • None of the above
9 [61329] What aspects of transportation program development have you actively led? Answer to this question is required
  • Analyzing Federal or State authorizing statutes
  • Developing program policies and procedures
  • Conducting Federal or State rulemaking
  • Writing regulations or guidance
  • Development of program measures and data analysis/reporting structure
  • Providing program support to users
  • Implementing program policies, procedures, rules, regulations and/or guidance
  • Conducting planning, engineering and/or construction activities for transportation infrastructure projects
  • None of the above
10 [6742] Select the analytical method(s) and technique(s) that you have used in the structuring of project financing for a Public Private Partnership (PPP or P3). Answer to this question is required
  • Descriptive statistics
  • Simple inferential statistics (e.g., correlation analysis)
  • Regression analysis (OLS)
  • Regression analysis (2SLS, instrumented variables, etc.)
  • Discrete choice models (logit, probit, etc.)
  • Forecasting models
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • None of the above
11 [5939] Select the response that best describes your experience with project management tools and concepts. Answer to this question is required
  • I am proficient with Microsoft Project or similar project management tools, but have not led projects.
  • I have led projects using a variety of recognized project management techniques including work breakdown structures and project plans that include tasks, sub-tasks, resources, critical path, schedules with estimated and actual labor, BUT have not used the PMI methodology. I am not a certified Project Manager.
  • I have led projects according to PMI methodology, but am not a certified project manager.
  • I am a certified Project Manager (credential issued by Project Management Institute [PMI] or equivalent), but have not led projects using the PMI methodology.
  • I am a certified Project Manager (credential issued by Project Management Institute [PMI] or equivalent) and have led projects according to the PMI methodology.
  • I do not have project management experience or skills.
12 [6745] Select transportation issue(s) you have experience performing research and analysis to identify relationships, evaluate alternatives, and make recommendations as regular part of a job with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Cost-benefit analysis of surface programs
  • Cost-benefit analysis of surface projects
  • Cost-benefit analysis (regulatory)
  • Efficient pricing of transportation services
  • Transportation finance issues
  • Microeconomic impact of transportation investments
  • Macroeconomic effects of transportation investments
  • Correcting imperfections in transportation markets
  • Other transportation economics issues
  • None of the above
13 [5759] Select the communication media that you have developed and implemented in a marketing campaign. Answer to this question is required
  • Marketing plans
  • Web-based technology
  • Press releases and news articles
  • Brochures and other consumer materials.
  • Long-lead articles.
  • Public/private partnerships.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging issues, events, policies, programs, and initiatives.
  • Factoids and Technical Advisories.
  • Other communication media not listed above.
  • None of the above.
14 [9961] Select the area(s) for which you are considered an expert. Answer to this question is required
  • Economics
  • Transportation Environmental Law and Regulations
  • Transportation Project Procurement
  • Major Transportation Project Cost Reviews and Financial Plans
  • Infrastructure/Asset Management
  • Innovative Transportation Finance
  • Finance
  • Transportation Congestion Pricing
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • None of the above.
15 [28150] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a project to complete a final work product. Answer to this question is required
  • Determined the appropriate products or services with clients or customers to define project scope, requirements, and deliverables.
  • Developed, modified, and provided input to project plans.
  • Implemented project plans to meet objectives.
  • Coordinated and integrated project activities.
  • Managed and administered project resources including budget planning and allocations.
  • Monitored project activities and resources to alleviate risk.
  • Implemented and maintained quality assurance processes.
  • Made improvements, solved problems, and took corrective action when problems arose.
  • Gave presentations and/or briefings on all aspects of the project.
  • Participated in final project reviews and evaluations
  • Identified project documentation requirements or procedures.
  • Utilized project management computer software to plan and evaluate projects.
  • Certified by the Project Management Institute (or equivalent) as a Project Manager.
  • None of the above.
16 [25171] Select the marketing and/or communication functions which you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Marketing data analysis
  • Marketing and strategic planning
  • Written a marketing and/or communications plan
  • Conducting market research -- focus groups and surveys
  • Developing partnerships
  • Business improvement initiatives
  • Managed a budget
  • Developed a website to convey information
  • None of the above
17 [9941] Select the written document(s) you have drafted, from scratch, as a regular part of a job with minimal review and supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Analysis and recommendations derived from an evaluation of advocacy-type arguments such as those found in legal pleadings.
  • Decisional documents based on the application of policy, precedent and law to the case at hand.
  • Issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  • Correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for Congressional hearings.
  • Correspondence/memoranda outlining policy or program issues.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Findings of studies.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  • None of the above.
18 [6746] Select the statement(s) that best describe the communication/briefing skills you have used in Public Private Partnership (PPP or P3) as a regular and recurring part of your job with minimal supervision Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for public private partnerships.
  • I have formulated, coordinated and established policies governing infrastructure investment transactions.
  • I have prepared testimonies and talking points for senior managers.
  • I have reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have structured and modeled project finance transactions.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goal, objectives, and priorities in writing to public private partnership organizations.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  • I have briefed high level managers outside the organization on infrastructure investment transactions goals and objectives.
  • I have coordinated and obtained consensus among senior officials of public private partnerships on policy matters through collaboration, negotiation, and facilitation.
  • I have mediated problems and facilitated resolutions between organizational entities or technical groups in a formal setting.
  • I have led or participated in the review and comment of Public Private Partnership proposed legislation, executive orders, and Administrative initiatives.
  • None of the above.
19 [10129] Select the statement(s) that describes your experience representing your agency or organization in briefings, meetings, or conferences addressing cross modal transportation safety (e.g., motor vehicle, public transit, hazardous materials, pipeline, etc.) issues and challenges with strategic partners within and outside your organizations as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as agency representative or regular participant on interagency policymaking committees to present agency position, concerns and viewpoints.
  • I have attended interagency committee meetings as an alternate to present information on specific topics.
  • I have periodically attended committee meetings with a senior official.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with Federal, State, or local government officials, consulting firms, and/or technical organizations to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues.
  • I have represented my organization actively at conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure that senior management's concerns, viewpoints, and interests are effectively represented.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [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
    4.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.