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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 [61605] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience analyzing the effects of existing or proposed regulatory/policy alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs OR researching, identifying, and assessing the impact of affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs involving public policy issues AND preparing written analytical reports of the impact to transportation modernization as a regular and recurring part of a job with minimal supervision? 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 [60995] Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in transportation involving 1) infrastructure, 2) safety, 3) intermodal initiatives, 4) environmental planning and evaluation, 5) transit and/or 6) maritime program activities, laws, regulations, and standards as a regular and recurring part of your employment. Your response to this question must be well documented in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed legislative or regulatory proposals involving aspects of transportation programs impacting other DOT offices, Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Developed legislative or regulatory proposals involving aspects of transportation programs impacting other DOT offices, Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Planned, implemented, and monitored program operations and practices to promote governmental and public support in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Planned, implemented, and monitored program operations and practices to promote governmental and public support in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of program policies, operations and methods and prepared written analytical reports that address the consequences of adopting the recommendations in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of program policies, operations and methods and prepared written analytical reports that address the consequences of adopting the recommendations in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Provided and advised organizations with my technical expertise to resolve planning, developing, and/or managing program(s) in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Provided and advised organizations with my technical expertise to resolve planning, developing, and/or managing program(s) in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Conducted research, studies or performed other analytical work to identify problems and resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector program administration in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Conducted research, studies or performed other analytical work to identify problems and resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector program administration in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • None of the above.
4 [60998] Select the statement that best characterizes your experience with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges.
  • I have completed formal education or training in transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges.
  • I have performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 [60996] Select the transportation modals which your experience encompassed conducting research and analyzing public policy initiatives/legislation on the impact of intermodal transportation program/project issues that has been a major part of your job and you trained others to perform their work with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  • Other
  • None of the above.
6 [8494] Select the transportation development program area(s) in which you have independently and with little to no supervision evaluated policies and programs, and ensured results as a regular and recurring part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Multimodal planning.
  • Operational improvements.
  • Mobility of people and goods.
  • Safety of the transportation system with respect to catastrophic natural disasters or disasters caused by human activity.
  • Economic vitality.
  • None of the above.
7 [10889] Select the transportation programs in which you have experience related to transportation safety analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal highway programs
  • Federal airport and aviation programs
  • Federal transit programs
  • Federal railroad programs
  • National Highway Transportation Safety programs
  • Maritime transportation, intermodal or pipeline or hazardous materials programs
  • None of the above
8 [22469] Select the transportation programs that you have experience in interpreting regulations, policies, and standards. Answer to this question is required
  • Highway, rail, air, or intermodal transportation issues
  • Maritime transportation issues
  • Federal rulemaking and interpretations
  • Public and private sector roles in transportation
  • Environmental issues with transportation projects
  • Federal state or local transportation departments
  • None of the above
9 [26918] Select the planning areas in which others regularly consult you for your expertise and assistance and/or you have trained or instructed others on. Answer to this question is required
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming
  • Statewide Transportation Planning and Programming
  • Federal Land Management Agency Planning and Programming
  • Financial Planning and Fiscal Constraint
  • Asset Management
  • Economic Analysis and Economic Development
  • Travel Demand Modeling and Forecasting
  • Air Quality/Transportation Conformity
  • Land Use and Transportation Connections
  • Multi-Modal and Intermodal Planning
  • Data and System Performance
  • Freight Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Transportation Systems Management and Operations
  • Congestion Management Processes
  • Title VI/Environmental Justice
  • Public Involvement and Public Participation
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Sustainability/livable communities
  • Tribal Transportation Planning
  • Federal Land Management Agency Liaison
  • None of the above
10 [34648] Select the statement that best describes your experience in analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience or training in analyzing trends in passenger and/or freight transportation.
  • I have completed formal education or training in analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have analyzed trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have analyzed trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation, has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert in performing this task.
11 [52686] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with international programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in the development of focused strategies or program goals.
  • Evaluated technical problems, program issues, and interests.
  • Promoted transportation-related or other US technology.
  • Partnered with national or international organizations that provide technical input for transportation or other technical programs.
  • None of the above.
12 [53186] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with transportation infrastructure (i.e., bridges, aviation airports, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, public works projects, etc.) programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in the development of focused strategies or program goals.
  • Evaluated technical problems, program issues, and interests.
  • Promoted transportation investments or other transportation technology.
  • Partnered with national or international organizations that provide technical input for transportation or other technical programs.
  • None of the above.
13 [54232] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) specific areas of transportation research where you have experience in conducting qualitative or quantitative analysis. (The basis for your selection should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Transportation data analysis and systems assessment.
  • Analysis of data on congestion in transportation.
  • Transportation security data analysis.
  • Inventory of transportation infrastructure and rolling stock.
  • Use of the transportation system for passenger travel.
  • Use of the transportation system for goods movement.
  • System performance measures.
  • International freight flows.
  • Major getaways and ports for international trade.
  • Energy use and emissions as a result of transportation.
  • Modal comparisons.
  • State specific transportation elements.
  • I have no experience in any of the above areas.
14 [54690] Choose the area(s) in which you have experience managing, directing, and/or administering transportation programs (e.g. the Federal-aid transportation program, Federal Lands Highway Program, State, local transportation programs, etc.,) as a regular and recurring part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Issuing technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to an element(s) of the Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands Highway Program
  • Developing and recommending program policies, strategies, and goals
  • Developing and approving program procedures and practices
  • Promoting a program element(s) to senior officials
  • Providing expert advice to program officials concerning Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds
  • Writing regulations that had broad program impact or advanced an element of the transportation program
  • Developing solutions to policy programs involving transportation specialties
  • Developing policies for multi-faceted programs that cross organizations
  • Overseeing State billing practices and/or ensuring billing internal controls
  • Developing innovative solutions involving public and private partners
  • Developing, researching and analyzing diagnostic and performance metrics
  • Development of multi-faceted program assessment tools
  • Recommending solutions to program and/or project issues involving multiple transportation issues
  • Explaining the basis for implementing new procedural requirements during project development
  • Guiding officials in State and local agencies in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving program requirements
  • Analysis and implementation of laws such as SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21
  • Analyzing and applying Title 23 and related laws and regulations
  • Evaluating programs
  • Performing process reviews
  • Developing Transportation legislation
  • Performing Peer Reviews
  • I have some, but not substantial experience in managing, directing, or delivering the Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands Highway Program.
  • I have no experience in managing, directing, or delivering Federal-aid or Federal Lands transportation programs.
15 [55307] Select the technical transportation analyses for which you have experience in preparing, reviewing, or commenting upon. Answer to this question is required
  • Capital costing and analysis.
  • Development of transportation alternatives (for corridor planning).
  • Financial planning.
  • Risk analysis.
  • Environmental analysis.
  • Purpose and Need statements.
  • Operations and maintenance costing.
  • Service planning.
  • Travel demand forecast analysis.
  • Public and system-user benefits and costs.
  • Evaluation of alternatives.
  • None of the above.
16 [58609] Choose all the area(s) that apply to your program and technical experience of transportation law, and related presidential executive orders, and transportation related initiatives? Answer to this question is required
  • ISTEA
  • TEA-21
  • SAFTEA-LU
  • MAP-21
  • E.O. on Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews
  • E.O. on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects
  • Every Day Counts Initiative
  • I have no experience with these laws, executive orders, and Initiatives.
17 [60997] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your agency or organization on matters involving intermodal transportation program issues in briefings, meetings, committees, working groups, or conferences with strategic partners within and outside your organization as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as agency or organizational representative or regular participant on policy/rulemaking committees to present agency position, concerns and viewpoints on intermodal transportation programs.
  • I have attended committee meetings as an alternate or guest speaker to present information on specific intermodal topics.
  • I have periodically attended committee meetings with a senior official to resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector intermodal programs.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with Federal, State, or local government officials, consulting firms, foreign governments and international organizations to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues impacting intermodal transportation programs.
  • I have represented my organization actively at conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure that senior management’s concerns, viewpoints, and interests are represented.
  • I have chaired internal advisory groups or committees to communicate, facilitate and explain policy matters within my organization.
  • I have chaired foreign governments and/or international advisory groups or committees to communicate, facilitate and explain policy matters within my organization.
  • None of the above.
18 [6191] Select the statements that describe your experience communicating project information to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with policy officials on a continuing basis to discuss policy proposals.
  • I have met with policy officials to brief them on current project status.
  • I have briefed key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues and recommendations and status of projects.
  • I have developed policies, regulations, procedures or analyses for senior management.
  • I have presented policies, regulations, procedures, analyses and recommendations to key leadership.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings.
  • I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives and priorities to program personnel.
  • I have prepared briefing materials for use by or presentation to senior management officials.
  • None of the above
19 [3106] Select the type(s) of written product(s) you have produced frequently in a position you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/Position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Budget support, including justification, impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for legislative hearings.
  • Curriculum materials for training courses.
  • Technical documentation.
  • None of the above.
20 [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.

Grade: 15

1 [344] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-15 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 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 [61604] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience analyzing and assessing proposed regulatory/policy alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology (e.g., autonomous vehicles, commercial drones, ride share, etc.) programs OR planning and conducting studies on alternatives affecting transportation investment, infrastructure projects/programs, emerging transportation technology programs’ impact on existing/proposed  public policy issues AND preparing and presenting analytical findings that address the consequences of adopting them or other comparable work influencing transportation modernization matters as a regular and recurring part of a job? 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 [60995] Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience in transportation involving 1) infrastructure, 2) safety, 3) intermodal initiatives, 4) environmental planning and evaluation, 5) transit and/or 6) maritime program activities, laws, regulations, and standards as a regular and recurring part of your employment. Your response to this question must be well documented in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed legislative or regulatory proposals involving aspects of transportation programs impacting other DOT offices, Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Developed legislative or regulatory proposals involving aspects of transportation programs impacting other DOT offices, Federal agencies, State and local governments, and the private sector in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Planned, implemented, and monitored program operations and practices to promote governmental and public support in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Planned, implemented, and monitored program operations and practices to promote governmental and public support in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of program policies, operations and methods and prepared written analytical reports that address the consequences of adopting the recommendations in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Evaluated the effectiveness and efficiency of program policies, operations and methods and prepared written analytical reports that address the consequences of adopting the recommendations in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Provided and advised organizations with my technical expertise to resolve planning, developing, and/or managing program(s) in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Provided and advised organizations with my technical expertise to resolve planning, developing, and/or managing program(s) in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Conducted research, studies or performed other analytical work to identify problems and resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector program administration in one of the transportation areas listed above.
  • Conducted research, studies or performed other analytical work to identify problems and resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector program administration in two or more of the transportation areas listed above.
  • None of the above.
4 [60998] Select the statement that best characterizes your experience with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience, or training in transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges.
  • I have completed formal education or training in transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges.
  • I have performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, performed work dealing with transportation projects/programs involving at least two different modes of transport (i.e., air, land, or water) to resolve programmatic issues as it relates to cross modal/organizational issues and challenges has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
5 [60996] Select the transportation modals which your experience encompassed conducting research and analyzing public policy initiatives/legislation on the impact of intermodal transportation program/project issues that has been a major part of your job and you trained others to perform their work with minimal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • Office of the Secretary
  • Federal Aviation Administration
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
  • Federal Railroad Administration
  • Federal Transit Administration
  • Maritime Administration
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation
  • Other
  • None of the above.
6 [8494] Select the transportation development program area(s) in which you have independently and with little to no supervision evaluated policies and programs, and ensured results as a regular and recurring part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Multimodal planning.
  • Operational improvements.
  • Mobility of people and goods.
  • Safety of the transportation system with respect to catastrophic natural disasters or disasters caused by human activity.
  • Economic vitality.
  • None of the above.
7 [10889] Select the transportation programs in which you have experience related to transportation safety analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Federal highway programs
  • Federal airport and aviation programs
  • Federal transit programs
  • Federal railroad programs
  • National Highway Transportation Safety programs
  • Maritime transportation, intermodal or pipeline or hazardous materials programs
  • None of the above
8 [22469] Select the transportation programs that you have experience in interpreting regulations, policies, and standards. Answer to this question is required
  • Highway, rail, air, or intermodal transportation issues
  • Maritime transportation issues
  • Federal rulemaking and interpretations
  • Public and private sector roles in transportation
  • Environmental issues with transportation projects
  • Federal state or local transportation departments
  • None of the above
9 [26918] Select the planning areas in which others regularly consult you for your expertise and assistance and/or you have trained or instructed others on. Answer to this question is required
  • Metropolitan Transportation Planning and Programming
  • Statewide Transportation Planning and Programming
  • Federal Land Management Agency Planning and Programming
  • Financial Planning and Fiscal Constraint
  • Asset Management
  • Economic Analysis and Economic Development
  • Travel Demand Modeling and Forecasting
  • Air Quality/Transportation Conformity
  • Land Use and Transportation Connections
  • Multi-Modal and Intermodal Planning
  • Data and System Performance
  • Freight Planning
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and Transportation Systems Management and Operations
  • Congestion Management Processes
  • Title VI/Environmental Justice
  • Public Involvement and Public Participation
  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Sustainability/livable communities
  • Tribal Transportation Planning
  • Federal Land Management Agency Liaison
  • None of the above
10 [34648] Select the statement that best describes your experience in analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, experience or training in analyzing trends in passenger and/or freight transportation.
  • I have completed formal education or training in analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have analyzed trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct guidelines and procedures.
  • I have analyzed trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation as a regular and recurring part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • In addition to number 4, analyzing trends and issues in passenger and/or freight transportation, has been a major part of my job and I have trained others in the performance of this task OR others have consulted me as an expert in performing this task.
11 [52686] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with international programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in the development of focused strategies or program goals.
  • Evaluated technical problems, program issues, and interests.
  • Promoted transportation-related or other US technology.
  • Partnered with national or international organizations that provide technical input for transportation or other technical programs.
  • None of the above.
12 [53186] Select the response(s) that describe your experience with transportation infrastructure (i.e., bridges, aviation airports, railroads, navigable waterways, roads, public works projects, etc.) programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted in the development of focused strategies or program goals.
  • Evaluated technical problems, program issues, and interests.
  • Promoted transportation investments or other transportation technology.
  • Partnered with national or international organizations that provide technical input for transportation or other technical programs.
  • None of the above.
13 [54232] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) specific areas of transportation research where you have experience in conducting qualitative or quantitative analysis. (The basis for your selection should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Transportation data analysis and systems assessment.
  • Analysis of data on congestion in transportation.
  • Transportation security data analysis.
  • Inventory of transportation infrastructure and rolling stock.
  • Use of the transportation system for passenger travel.
  • Use of the transportation system for goods movement.
  • System performance measures.
  • International freight flows.
  • Major getaways and ports for international trade.
  • Energy use and emissions as a result of transportation.
  • Modal comparisons.
  • State specific transportation elements.
  • I have no experience in any of the above areas.
14 [54690] Choose the area(s) in which you have experience managing, directing, and/or administering transportation programs (e.g. the Federal-aid transportation program, Federal Lands Highway Program, State, local transportation programs, etc.,) as a regular and recurring part of your duties. Answer to this question is required
  • Issuing technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to an element(s) of the Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands Highway Program
  • Developing and recommending program policies, strategies, and goals
  • Developing and approving program procedures and practices
  • Promoting a program element(s) to senior officials
  • Providing expert advice to program officials concerning Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds
  • Writing regulations that had broad program impact or advanced an element of the transportation program
  • Developing solutions to policy programs involving transportation specialties
  • Developing policies for multi-faceted programs that cross organizations
  • Overseeing State billing practices and/or ensuring billing internal controls
  • Developing innovative solutions involving public and private partners
  • Developing, researching and analyzing diagnostic and performance metrics
  • Development of multi-faceted program assessment tools
  • Recommending solutions to program and/or project issues involving multiple transportation issues
  • Explaining the basis for implementing new procedural requirements during project development
  • Guiding officials in State and local agencies in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving program requirements
  • Analysis and implementation of laws such as SAFETEA-LU and MAP-21
  • Analyzing and applying Title 23 and related laws and regulations
  • Evaluating programs
  • Performing process reviews
  • Developing Transportation legislation
  • Performing Peer Reviews
  • I have some, but not substantial experience in managing, directing, or delivering the Federal-aid and/or Federal Lands Highway Program.
  • I have no experience in managing, directing, or delivering Federal-aid or Federal Lands transportation programs.
15 [55307] Select the technical transportation analyses for which you have experience in preparing, reviewing, or commenting upon. Answer to this question is required
  • Capital costing and analysis.
  • Development of transportation alternatives (for corridor planning).
  • Financial planning.
  • Risk analysis.
  • Environmental analysis.
  • Purpose and Need statements.
  • Operations and maintenance costing.
  • Service planning.
  • Travel demand forecast analysis.
  • Public and system-user benefits and costs.
  • Evaluation of alternatives.
  • None of the above.
16 [58609] Choose all the area(s) that apply to your program and technical experience of transportation law, and related presidential executive orders, and transportation related initiatives? Answer to this question is required
  • ISTEA
  • TEA-21
  • SAFTEA-LU
  • MAP-21
  • E.O. on Environmental Stewardship and Transportation Infrastructure Project Reviews
  • E.O. on Improving Performance of Federal Permitting and Review of Infrastructure Projects
  • Every Day Counts Initiative
  • I have no experience with these laws, executive orders, and Initiatives.
17 [60997] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience representing your agency or organization on matters involving intermodal transportation program issues in briefings, meetings, committees, working groups, or conferences with strategic partners within and outside your organization as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as agency or organizational representative or regular participant on policy/rulemaking committees to present agency position, concerns and viewpoints on intermodal transportation programs.
  • I have attended committee meetings as an alternate or guest speaker to present information on specific intermodal topics.
  • I have periodically attended committee meetings with a senior official to resolve programmatic issues that significantly impact upon Federal, state and local governments, and the private sector intermodal programs.
  • I have represented my organization at briefings, meetings, or conferences with Federal, State, or local government officials, consulting firms, foreign governments and international organizations to disseminate information and justify, defend, negotiate, or settle matters involving significant or controversial issues impacting intermodal transportation programs.
  • I have represented my organization actively at conferences, seminars, and workshops to ensure that senior management’s concerns, viewpoints, and interests are represented.
  • I have chaired internal advisory groups or committees to communicate, facilitate and explain policy matters within my organization.
  • I have chaired foreign governments and/or international advisory groups or committees to communicate, facilitate and explain policy matters within my organization.
  • None of the above.
18 [6191] Select the statements that describe your experience communicating project information to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have met with policy officials on a continuing basis to discuss policy proposals.
  • I have met with policy officials to brief them on current project status.
  • I have briefed key leadership on costs, impact, feasibility, alternatives, issues and recommendations and status of projects.
  • I have developed policies, regulations, procedures or analyses for senior management.
  • I have presented policies, regulations, procedures, analyses and recommendations to key leadership.
  • I have assisted in the preparation of policy recommendations, procedures or analyses, providing data and background information to senior officials as requested.
  • I have developed comprehensive materials for reports, briefings, and meetings.
  • I have communicated program strategies, goals, objectives and priorities to program personnel.
  • I have prepared briefing materials for use by or presentation to senior management officials.
  • None of the above
19 [3106] Select the type(s) of written product(s) you have produced frequently in a position you have held. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/Position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Budget support, including justification, impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • Briefings and testimony for legislative hearings.
  • Curriculum materials for training courses.
  • Technical documentation.
  • None of the above.
20 [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.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [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
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.