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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 [53176] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating plans, that address activities of transportation program and project development and delivery from initial conception, into planning and design, and finally through implementation and maintenance? 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 [61495] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in developing and delivering training and educational resources? 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 [61496] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in policy, regulatory, and guidance development, analysis and implementation? 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
5 [9404] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing, directing, and administering an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding rules, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • Develop and approve program procedures and practices.
  • Promote program and provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • Develop program performance measures and track program progress against measures and milestones.
  • None of the above.
6 [9780] From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, select those that describe your capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards.
  • Coordinate efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interest's among co-workers whose cooperation in essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives or technologies.
  • Influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing procedures.
  • Persuade others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Use consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • None of the above.
7 [1582] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with procurement and/or contract services. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed statements of work
  • Monitored performance and compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and/or purchase orders
  • Prepared and monitored reimbursable agreements
  • Assisted in developing independent government cost estimates
  • Assisted in developing specifications for use in solicitations for goods and services
  • Evaluated the qualifications of vendors
  • None of the above
8 [9312] Choose the statement that best describes your experience serving on multidisciplinary teams, or in partnerships between multiple organizations to identify an office`s needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
9 [53281] Select the type(s) of presentations you have given on a consistent basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Management level staff presentations.
  • Internal peer level staff presentations.
  • External staff presentations.
  • Public or private organizational presentations.
  • Local conference presentations.
  • National conference presentations.
  • International conference presentations (other than Transportation Research Board)
  • Delivered training courses.
  • General public presentations.
  • None of the above.
10 [3114] Select the statements that describe your experience communicating information to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • 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
11 [25609] Select the statements that describe your work experience interacting with a variety of individuals in various situations to achieve program goals and/or solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently solved program issues.
  • I have routinely provided advice and assistance to individuals within my department.
  • I have been regularly consulted by peers or other agency representatives on program issues.
  • I have facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have served on panels or committees.
  • I have presented, defended, or negotiated program specific mission, goals, needs, or problems with senior management and/or contract representatives.
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have mediated and facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • None of the above
12 [58407] Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and delivering training and/or training exercises. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the primary employee responsible for the development and execution of training and/or training exercise programs.
  • I have served on a team developing and delivering training and/or training exercise programs.
  • I have participated in a training and/or training exercise program.
  • I have no experience with training and/or training exercises.
13 [46893] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your skill level as an instructor for training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been an instructor for a regional/local level training course.
  • I have been a lead instructor for a national training course.
  • I have developed and implemented a new training course.
  • I have completed a professional instructor development course.
  • I am a certified instructor by a national organization.
  • I have instructed more than 20 workshops/training courses.
  • I have assisted others in developing a new training course.
  • I have been an assistant instructor for a training course.
  • None of the above.
14 [10033] Select the response(s) that illustrate(s) your experience dealing with Federal statutes or regulations relating to transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of interpreting and applying Federal transportation statutes and/or regulations as they apply to a State, or local government.
  • I have written analyses of transportation statutory or regulatory provisions, proposed or in force, within an organization.
  • I have worked with States, legislative staff, industry associations, transportation groups, etc., on proposed statutes or regulations dealing with transportation or transportation related issues.
  • I have worked with legal staff to evaluate ramifications of pending statutes or regulations in the transportation area and the potential effect on various stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
15 [15132] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed program goals, objectives, and annual plans.
  • I have developed budgets, allocated resources, and monitored results.
  • I oversaw the implementation of program through subordinate staff.
  • I have developed processes to monitor/manage productivity and quality assurance.
  • I have served as program spokesperson to high ranking officials in Government or equivalent.
  • My program scope and effect had high visibility.
  • I have published annual or periodic reports of accomplishments.
  • 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 [61497] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in leading the development, application, and/or performance of program management principles and practices relating to federal transportation programs (transportation performance management, planning, design, construction, safety, environment, finance, human resources, 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 [61495] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in developing and delivering training and educational resources? 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 [61501] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in policy, regulatory, and guidance development, analysis, recommendation and implementation? 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
5 [9780] From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, select those that describe your capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Administer consequences, hold others accountable and enforce program policies and standards.
  • Coordinate efforts to adjust work activities in situations where frequent changes, delays or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables or work assignments.
  • Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interest's among co-workers whose cooperation in essential to the success of a project.
  • Negotiate with and influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives or technologies.
  • Influence others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing procedures.
  • Persuade others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • Provide direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams.
  • Use consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • None of the above.
6 [1582] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with procurement and/or contract services. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed statements of work
  • Monitored performance and compliance with terms and conditions of contracts and/or purchase orders
  • Prepared and monitored reimbursable agreements
  • Assisted in developing independent government cost estimates
  • Assisted in developing specifications for use in solicitations for goods and services
  • Evaluated the qualifications of vendors
  • None of the above
7 [58406] Select the statement (s) that represents your experience preparing and implementing transportation policy, legislation and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated or responded to Federal Register Notices.
  • I have crafted or materially assisted in the development of legislative language.
  • I have provided technical briefings to Congressional staff and key executive-level decision-makers within the organization.
  • I have worked with groups representing various industry perspectives and have organized stakeholder outreach sessions.
  • I have designed and implemented comprehensive outreach programs related to transportation planning.
  • I have devised programs to provide technical assistance to help the transportation community implement new policies, legislation, or regulations.
  • I have produced policy, legislative, or regulatory implementation guidance.
  • I have not been engaged in the preparation and implementation of transportation policy, legislation or regulations.
8 [9404] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing, directing, and administering an important program and/or significant program segment. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding rules, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  • Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • Develop and approve program procedures and practices.
  • Promote program and provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • Develop program performance measures and track program progress against measures and milestones.
  • None of the above.
9 [9312] Choose the statement that best describes your experience serving on multidisciplinary teams, or in partnerships between multiple organizations to identify an office`s needs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job and only in unique or unusual situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee, or senior consultant.
  • I have administered, worked with, or performed this task or function as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. I do not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senior employee or senior consultant.
  • Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.
10 [53281] Select the type(s) of presentations you have given on a consistent basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Management level staff presentations.
  • Internal peer level staff presentations.
  • External staff presentations.
  • Public or private organizational presentations.
  • Local conference presentations.
  • National conference presentations.
  • International conference presentations (other than Transportation Research Board)
  • Delivered training courses.
  • General public presentations.
  • None of the above.
11 [3114] Select the statements that describe your experience communicating information to senior management officials. Answer to this question is required
  • 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
12 [58405] Do you have experience developing, implementing, evaluating, and managing plans at senior/expert level that address activities of transportation program and project development and delivery from initial conception, into planning and design, and finally through implementation and maintenance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 [58407] Select the statement that best describes your experience developing and delivering training and/or training exercises. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been the primary employee responsible for the development and execution of training and/or training exercise programs.
  • I have served on a team developing and delivering training and/or training exercise programs.
  • I have participated in a training and/or training exercise program.
  • I have no experience with training and/or training exercises.
14 [46893] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your skill level as an instructor for training. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been an instructor for a regional/local level training course.
  • I have been a lead instructor for a national training course.
  • I have developed and implemented a new training course.
  • I have completed a professional instructor development course.
  • I am a certified instructor by a national organization.
  • I have instructed more than 20 workshops/training courses.
  • I have assisted others in developing a new training course.
  • I have been an assistant instructor for a training course.
  • None of the above.
15 [25609] Select the statements that describe your work experience interacting with a variety of individuals in various situations to achieve program goals and/or solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have independently solved program issues.
  • I have routinely provided advice and assistance to individuals within my department.
  • I have been regularly consulted by peers or other agency representatives on program issues.
  • I have facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have served on panels or committees.
  • I have presented, defended, or negotiated program specific mission, goals, needs, or problems with senior management and/or contract representatives.
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have mediated and facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues.
  • None of the above
16 [52428] Select the statement that describes your experience performing training needs analysis to inform training program development. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education and 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 a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
17 [10033] Select the response(s) that illustrate(s) your experience dealing with Federal statutes or regulations relating to transportation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive knowledge of interpreting and applying Federal transportation statutes and/or regulations as they apply to a State, or local government.
  • I have written analyses of transportation statutory or regulatory provisions, proposed or in force, within an organization.
  • I have worked with States, legislative staff, industry associations, transportation groups, etc., on proposed statutes or regulations dealing with transportation or transportation related issues.
  • I have worked with legal staff to evaluate ramifications of pending statutes or regulations in the transportation area and the potential effect on various stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
18 [2086] Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience leading major government research/study projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I developed and led major government research/study projects, either as a government employee or as a contractor.
  • I have served as government/contractor staff on major government research/study projects.
  • I have read the results of major government research/study projects.
  • I have no experience in major government research/study projects.
19 [8387] What is your level of experience in contract management? Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in directly managing contracts.
  • I have limited experience directly managing contracts.
  • I have no experience in directly managing contracts.
20 [15132] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience managing a program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed program goals, objectives, and annual plans.
  • I have developed budgets, allocated resources, and monitored results.
  • I oversaw the implementation of program through subordinate staff.
  • I have developed processes to monitor/manage productivity and quality assurance.
  • I have served as program spokesperson to high ranking officials in Government or equivalent.
  • My program scope and effect had high visibility.
  • I have published annual or periodic reports of accomplishments.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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6 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
8 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
9 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    9.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.