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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 [59333] Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions. You must provide supporting documentation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor’s or higher engineering degree from an accredited university or college with at least one program accredited by ABET; or which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials (stress-strain relationships), fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties), or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined is equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  • I have a combination of work experience and education from an accredited university or college that combined are equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in response Choice 1.
  • I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 [61811] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in implementing, promoting and guiding adoption of new highway initiatives focused on advancing the state-of-the-practice in planning, design, operations, construction and maintenance operations? 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 [61812] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience executing highway engineering procedures and applications, conducting highway materials and process evaluations, oversight activities, and briefing middle management as a project member? 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 [61813] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience in delivering webinars, technical briefs, and case studies for technology transfer to external audiences? 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
6 [716] Select the statement(s) that describe your program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have advised, consulted with, and/or negotiated with customers in the delivery of projects or programs.
  • I have set goals and objectives for accomplishments of programs or projects.
  • I have planned resources, delivery schedules and milestones.
  • I have monitored and tracked program and organizational accomplishments.
  • I have established and tracked program delivery performance measures.
  • I have established and monitored program delivery productivity measures.
  • I have established and monitored program delivery cost controls.
  • I have established and monitored quality control and quality assurance processes.
  • I have developed annual work plan(s).
  • I have developed annual objectives and priorities.
  • I have developed schedules for accomplishment of work plans.
  • I have implemented new technology and innovative approaches.
  • I have applied quality management and strategic improvement techniques.
  • I have solicited, monitored, measured and responded to customer satisfaction feedback from partners, stakeholders, clients, contractors, customers, suppliers, etc.
  • I have little to no experience in project management.
7 [43926] Select the statement(s) that best describe your program innovation and improvement experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have little to no experience in program or process innovation and improvement experience.
  • I have applied quality management and strategic improvement techniques.
  • I have implemented new technology and innovative approaches to improve customer satisfaction or program efficiency around key programs or business processes.
  • I have used structured techniques such as business process review or lean six sigma to review, analyze, and streamline work methods and improve efficiency.
  • I have solicited, monitored, measured, and responded to customer satisfaction feedback from partners, stakeholders, clients, contractors, customers, supplies, etc. after implementing innovative program or process changes.
  • I have documented key business practices to ensure processes are executed consistency across an agency or group of employees.
  • None of the above.
8 [4353] Select the area(s) of the Federal-aid or Federal Lands Highway programs in which you have had work experience, acquired as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Highway safety program
  • Transportation planning
  • Environment
  • Right-of-way
  • Contract administration
  • Procurement
  • Highway program financing
  • Civil Rights
  • Construction
  • Maintenance
  • Operations
  • Structures
  • Roadway Design
  • Bridge Design
  • Pavement
  • Materials
  • Highway design
  • Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS)
  • Roadway/Bridge inventory
  • Finance
  • Professional Development
  • Information Management Systems
  • Other Technical/Engineering Fields (Hydraulics, geotechnical, survey/mapping, etc.)
  • None of the above
9 [10647] Select the statement that describes your demonstrated ability to effectively and efficiently manage multiple projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience managing multiple projects in a busy office.
  • I have experience managing multiple projects in a busy office, under close supervision from a senior employee, manager, or supervisor.
  • I have independently and regularly managed multiple projects in a busy office with proven success.
  • I am considered an expert in managing multiple projects in a busy office and I am often consulted by others or assigned to lead projects.
10 [7175] Select the response(s) that describe your experience articulating information. Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in intra- and/or inter-agency committees.
  • Responded in person to inquiries or requests for information/data.
  • Represented my organization on intra- and/or inter-agency committees.
  • Served as technical liaison to other offices.
  • Instructed others on procedural requirements.
  • Contacted others to obtain information.
  • Provided technical support to senior level officials on high priority, time-critical matters.
  • Explained technical information to internal and/or external clients.
  • Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • Persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations changes, alternative viewpoints, or take a course of action.
  • Represented my organization on committees that included non-goverment organizations.
  • None of the above
11 [8491] Select the written material(s) that you have produced as a regular part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level official.
  • Developed written materials for briefings, meetings, conferences and media events.
  • Produced marketing and outreach materials written clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively for varied audiences.
  • Drafted policy and procedural material for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  • Written media outreach materials to effectively explain complex or controversial public policy issues to a skeptical or uninformed audience.
  • Written public affairs policies, reports, agency-wide guidelines or draft legislation.
  • Written news releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, and briefing papers.
  • Edited news releases, media advisories, talking points, speeches, and briefing papers written by others.
  • None of the above.
12 [10393] Select the statement(s) that apply to your experience in interacting and communicating with a variety of people in various situations to achieve effective solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a spokesperson for an organization.
  • I have facilitated communications and activities between organizational entities.
  • I have mediated or facilitated problem resolution.
  • I have presented, defended, or negotiated program specific financial goals, needs, or problems with senior management and/or contract representatives.
  • I have independently planned and conducted meetings.
  • I have served on panels, committees, or task forces on technical or programmatic issues
  • I am regularly consulted by peers, other agency representatives or private industry on technical, programmatic, or professional issues.
  • None of the above.
13 [55443] Select the statement that best describes your experience preparing written materials on engineering related issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statements of work, briefing papers, and correspondence (and other materials) for individuals and audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as transmittal memos and e-mail, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my immediate organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written documents, such as technical reports, statements of work, and briefing papers, which cover routine issues, and recipients are usually within my organization.
  • I have experience preparing written materials on engineering related issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statement of work, briefing papers, and correspondence (and other materials) for individuals and organizations within my own organization.
  • I have experience preparing written materials on engineering related issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statement of work, briefing papers, and correspondence (and other materials) for individuals and organizations outside my own organization, including customers, middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience in preparing written materials on engineering related issues such as technical reports, functional statements, statements of work, briefing papers, testimonies and correspondence (and other materials) involving issues or projects of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are individuals and groups both within and outside the organization.
  • None of the above.
14 [10352] Select the statement the best illustrates your knowledge and experience planning, designing, and delivering technical assistance products and/or services to customer organizations and other stakeholders (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in planning, designing and delivering technical assistance products or services to customers and other stakeholders, but I have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have been a member of a multi-disciplinary team and/or supported a senior staff member in planning, designing, and delivering technical assistance products or services to customers and other stakeholders (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). I have not been solely responsible for a full project, and have worked under the direction of a senior staff or supervisor.
  • I have independently planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and/or services to customer organizations and other stakeholders (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). I have not managed individuals or teams in delivering these products/services, and have only sought advice for complex issues.
  • I have independently planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and/or services to customer organizations and other stakeholders in the transportation field (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). I have not managed individuals or teams in delivering these products/services, and have only sought advice for complex issues.
  • I have independently planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and/or services to customer organizations and other stakeholders (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). I have managed a small team (2-3) assigned to me while performing this work, and/or my manager relies on me to advise other staff within my own organization on related matters.
  • I have independently planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and/or services to customer organizations and other stakeholders in the transportation field (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). I have managed a small team (2-3) assigned to me while performing this work, and/or my manager relies on me to advise other staff within my own organization on related matters.
  • I have managed multiple programs and teams that planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and services to customer organizations and other stakeholders (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). My organization relies on me as its point of contact to resolve complex related matters with senior staff, management, customers, and/or other stakeholders.
  • I have managed multiple programs and teams that planned, designed, and delivered technical assistance products and services to customer organizations and other stakeholders in the transportation field (i.e., training, workshops, conferences, expert roundtables, peer-to-peer exchanges, etc.). My organization relies on me as its point of contact to resolve complex related matters with senior staff, management, customers, and/or other stakeholders.
  • None of the above.
15 [10474] Rate your experience for advancing technology and innovation within an organization. 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.
16 [2006] Please select the responses that indicate your areas of strength in creating innovative solutions that have improved practices or programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I am receptive to new ideas and adapt to new situations.
  • I take calculated risks.
  • I make suggestions that are controversial.
  • I seek out opportunities to improve, streamline, reinvent work processes.
  • I help others overcome resistance to change.
  • I think expansively by combining ideas in unique ways or making connections between disparate ideas.
  • I explore numerous potential solutions and evaluate each before accepting any.
  • I target important areas for innovation and develop solutions that address meaningful work issues.
  • I create work environments that encourage creative thinking and innovation.
  • I sponsor the development of new products, services, methods, or procedures.
  • None of the above.
17 [58611] Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting analyses of assigned programs to identify data, trends, and problems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have assisted in conducting a study of an issue area and making recommendations.
  • I have been a member of a work group responsible for conducting a major study of a program to identify data, trends, and management issues.
  • I have led work teams in conducting analyses of assigned programs to identify data, trends, and problems, form conclusions and make recommendations.
  • I have independently conducted an evaluation of a program to identify data and make recommendations directly to senior management.
  • 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.
[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.
1 [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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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 [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
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 [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.
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 [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
8 [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
    8.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.