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Grade: 11

1 [30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I possess three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  • I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [52041] Select the response that best describes your level of experience in writing, editing, and completing speeches, summary documents, fact sheets, and background statements for senior level officials. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience or training in writing, editing, and completing speeches, summary documents, fact sheets, and background statements for senior level officials.
  • I have completed formal training in writing, editing, and completing speeches, summary documents, fact sheets, and background statements for senior level officials, but have not yet performed these tasks on the job.
  • I have written, edited, and completed speeches, summary documents, fact sheets, and background statements for senior level officials on the job under close supervision by a manager or senior employee to ensure quality and compliance with guidelines.
  • I have acted as the senior official responsible for writing, editing, and completing speeches, summary documents, fact sheets, and background statements for other senior level officials as a regular and recurring part of my job.
  • In addition to number 4, I have managed others in the performance of these tasks and others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
3 [9544] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with motor vehicles and/or highway safety. I have authored technical research reports or papers on motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment and/or highway safety. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
4 [30231] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing content for public outreach. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any content for public outreach.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any content for public outreach but I have prepared internal reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have developed content for public outreach and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with a variety of transportation issues. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
5 [2611] Have you served as a technical expert on hazardous liquid and/or natural gas pipeline issues during an enforcement, regulatory, or rulemaking proceeding? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 [55682] Do you have experience in drafting a significant Federal Register rulemaking document under Executive Order 12866? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
7 [2617] Choose the statement that best describes your experience with developing and drafting legislative and/or regulatory proposals, such as proposed rulemaking notices or recommended statutory language. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience in drafting legislative and/or regulatory proposals.
  • I have had education or training in this area, but have not had the opportunity to apply it to a job.
  • I have developed and drafted legislative and/or regulatory proposals, under close supervision from a supervisor, senior employee or consultant to ensure compliance with appropriate guidelines.
  • I have independently developed and drafted legislative and/or regulatory proposals on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I have independently and regularly developed and drafted legislative and/or regulatory proposals, including proposed rulemaking notices, and have trained others OR others have consulted me for my expert guidance in performing this function.
8 [3695] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of and experience in the Federal Rulemaking process. Answer to this question is required
  • I am familiar with federal rulemaking or regulation development processes but I have no direct work experience in the field.
  • I am familiar with federal rulemaking or regulation development processes and I have some direct work experience in the field.
  • I am familiar with federal rulemaking or regulation development processes and I have had direct experience in the field on a regular and recurring basis.
  • I am familiar with federal rulemaking or regulation development processes and I have direct work experience with a Transportation federal rulemaking process.
  • I am familiar with federal rulemaking or regulation development processes and I have had direct experience in a Transportation federal rulemaking process on a regular and recurring basis.
  • None of the above
9 [9781] Select the response(s) that describe your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have interacted with internal and external customers or groups.
  • I have described rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • I have made presentations and/or provided classroom training.
  • I have developed classroom training.
  • I have written internal/external correspondence, reports that include interpretive analysis and policy or procedural guidance.
  • I have written documents and/or correspondence clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for various audiences.
  • None of the above.
10 [2831] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented and spoke on behalf of my organizational unit and its work to those within and outside the office.
  • I have made clear and convincing presentations to individuals and groups.
  • I have facilitated an open exchange of ideas.
  • I have established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units.
  • I have approached each problem/situation with a clear perception of organizational and political reality.
  • I have used contacts to build and strengthen internal support bases.
  • I have developed and enhanced alliances with external groups.
  • I have engaged in cross-functional activities.
  • I have found common ground with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • I have worked in groups and teams.
  • I have conducted briefings and other meetings.
  • I have gained cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals.
  • I have facilitated controversial/complex situations.
  • I have considered and responded appropriately to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations.
  • I ensure that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing, and organized manner.
  • I have the authority to speak on behalf of my organization in making decisions in one or more program areas.
  • None of the above.
11 [49965] Select the statement(s) that describe your communications techniques and expertise. Answer to this question is required
  • I have represented and spoken on behalf of my organization and its activities in conferences and meetings in an official capacity.
  • I have established and maintained working relationships with internal organizational units in order to translate complex concepts and technical information into clear, consicise, readable material suitable for publication.
  • I have developed and presented training courses concerning editing and writing practices and philosophies.
  • I have facilitated solutions to complex correspondence or editing situations.
  • I ensure that reports, memoranda, and other documents reflect the position and work of the organization in a clear, convincing and organized manner.
  • I have conducted briefings and other meetings.
  • None of the above.
12 [53723] This position requires strong written and verbal communication skills in a variety of issues. Please select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your ability to communicate in writing as well as in person with others both within and outside of your work organization on a regular basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Gathered and exchanged information, resolved routine issues, and gained or secured compliance.
  • Made program decisions and policy interpretations.
  • Persuaded others to accept new technology, concepts, and programs.
  • Resolved and negotiated significant and controversial issues to gain compliance and agreement.
  • Position papers on controversial issues.
  • Provided leadership and guidance in my field.
  • Explained program, policies, standards, and procedures.
  • None of the above.
13 [6379] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience developing and expressing ideas in writing. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience writing technical reports.
  • I have experience writing letters/memoranda.
  • I have prepared written coursework.
  • I have experience preparing field notes and inspection reports.
  • I have conducted presentations in a classroom setting.
  • I have little to no experience communicating ideas through presentation or writing.
14 [33669] Select the statement that best describes your experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person including experience presenting, writing and/or editing research reports and papers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience expressing technical ideas person-to-person or in writing. I have not authored any research reports or papers.
  • I have some experience with person-to-person and written communication even though it may not be directly related to the type of work involved in this position. I have not authored any engineering reports or papers but I have prepared other types of reports or technical correspondence.
  • I have significant and successful experience in person-to-person and written communication. I have authored technical research reports and have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
  • I have extensive experience in person-to-person and written communications dealing with freight and passenger transportation. I have authored technical research reports or papers on freight and passenger transportation. I have given presentations at conferences or to large audiences.
15 [3503] Select the statement(s) that best describe(s) your experience managing or administering and conducting analyses as a project officer for a significant special permits or approval program products and/or other significant program products such as rulemakings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have issued technically authoritative interpretations and decisions regarding laws, regulations, and program policies relating to the program.
  • I have developed and recommended program policies, strategies, and goals.
  • I have developed and approved program procedures and practices.
  • I have promoted programs and provided advice to a variety of senior officials.
  • I have led work teams or project officers in conducting evaluations of special permits, approval applications, or regulatory rulemakings.
  • I have been a lead project officer responsible for conducting evaluations of special permits, approval applications, or regulatory rulemakings.
  • I have assisted lead project officers in conducting evaluations of special permits, approval applications, or regulatory rulemakings.
  • None of the above.
16 [8758] Select the statement that best describes your analytical skills and how you have utilized the skills in your employment. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures, and plans for implementation by senior officials in meeting the organization's goals and objectives.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization.
  • Developed materials for reports, briefings, or meetings of senior management.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, and recommendations to senior management officials within the organization.
  • None of the above.
17 [2147] Please choose the selection which best describes your experience with using data and analytical tools to make policy/program recommendations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not used data and analytical tools to make recommendations regarding policy/program decisions to my supervisor.
  • I use data and analytical tools to make recommendations regarding policy/program decisions to my supervisor only after close consultation with my supervisor.
  • I use data and analytical tools to make recommendations regarding policy/program decisions to my supervisor with minimal supervision.
  • I independently make recommendations regarding policy /program decisions to my supervisor.
18 [14593] Select the statement that describes your ability to analyze and interpret Federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding pipeline safety. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no or little experience in this area.
  • I have analyzed Federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding pipeline safety and provided my findings to a supervisor.
  • I have analyzed and interpreted Federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding pipeline safety. A supervisor or higher-level employee generally reviews my work for accuracy.
  • I have independently analyzed and interpreted Federal rules, regulations, policies, and procedures regarding pipeline safety to make recommendations towards improvements of pipeline safety programs.
  • I have independently analyzed and interpreted Federal rules, regulations, policies and procedures regarding pipeline safety to make recommendations related to complex, technical or conflicting regulatory issues.

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.