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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 [53077] Choose the area(s) in which you have experience managing, directing, and/or administering a Federal Program(s) 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.
  • 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 obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds
  • Writing regulations that had broad program impact or advanced an element of the program
  • Developing solutions to policy programs
  • 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 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
  • Evaluating programs
  • Performing process reviews
  • Developing legislation
  • Performing Peer Reviews
  • I have some, but not substantial experience in managing, directing, or delivering a Federal program(s).
  • I have no experience in managing, directing, or delivering a Federal program(s).
3 [21108] Select the statements that describe your experience interpreting complex legislative and policy issues that affect an organization's budget and programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed special exhibits required by the organization.
  • I have drafted authorization and appropriation language for my organization.
  • I have analyzed legislation to determine the impact on the organization's programs and operations.
  • I have analyzed enacted legislation for use in developing organizational policies and procedures.
  • I have developed and tracked legislative language in support of new or revised programs and budgetary requirements throughout the Congressional legislative process.
  • I have provided special exhibits and provided technical assistance required by Administration officials, the Office of Management and Budget and Congress.
  • I have developed briefings, talking points, testimony and other material for senior officials on the impact of authorization and appropriation language.
  • None of the above
4 [9610] Select the statement that best describes the nature of your experience in transportation planning and program development activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Served as overall project manager of a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Participated as staff planner in a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Reviewed and commented on products of transportation planning studies in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • Served as an advisor to a transportation planning study in support of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
  • I have not advised or commented on studies or products of metropolitan or statewide transportation planning processes.
5 [52257] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience evaluating environmental documents for public transportation projects pursuant to National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and/or Agency regulations which implement NEPA, including problem identification, analysis of alternatives, public participation and environmental review. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in evaluating public transportation environmental documents pursuant to NEPA and/or Agency regulations that implement NEPA.
  • I have completed formal education or training in evaluating public transportation environmental documents pursuant to NEPA and/or Agency regulations that implement NEPA, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have experience evaluating public transportation environmental documents pursuant to NEPA and/or Agency regulations which implement NEPA on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have experience evaluating public transportation environmental documents pursuant to NEPA and/or Agency regulations which implement NEPA as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • Evaluating public transportation environmental documents pursuant to NEPA and/or Agency regulations which implement NEPA has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it on a regular and recurring basis, and I have trained others in performing this task and/or others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in performing this task.
6 [3393] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) New Starts planning and project development policies and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have direct experience with both FTA's New Starts requirements and the technical planning and project development activities that support the implementation of New Starts projects.
  • I have direct experience with FTA's New Starts requirements and knowledge of, but no direct experience with, the technical planning and project development activities that support the implementation of New Starts projects.
  • I have direct experience with the technical planning and project development activities that support the implementation of New Starts projects and knowledge of, but no direct experience with, FTA's New Starts requirements.
  • I have knowledge of, but no direct experience with either FTA's New Starts requirements or the technical planning and project development activities that support the implementation of New Starts projects.
  • None of the above
7 [3270] Select the statement that best describes the nature of your experience for major transit capital investment (New Start) project related activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as a project manager for a New Starts planning/environmental/project development study.
  • I have served as a transportation planning or other task manager for a New Starts planning/environmental/project development study.
  • I have served on the project team for a New Starts planning/environmental/project development study.
  • I have reviewed and commented upon products of New Starts planning/environmental/project development studies.
  • I have not served on a New Starts project team or reviewed and commented upon New Starts products.
8 [7738] Select the statement(s) that apply to your skill in interpreting complex legislative and policy issues that pertain to the organization's programs.
  • I have developed and tracked appropriations language in support of new or revised programs and/or budgetary requirements.
  • I have developed materials, talking points, testimony, or briefing materials for senior officials on the impact of legislation, appropriations or Federal regulations.
  • I have drafted proposed authorization or appropriations language for my organization, corporation or industry association.
  • I have provided technical assistance to senior-level officials regarding policy issues being considered by Congress that could impact the agency or industry.
  • I have analyzed legislation and Federal regulatory activity to determine the impact on agency or industry programs and operations.
  • None of the above.
9 [52256] Select the statement(s) that describe the interpersonal communication skills you have applied to public transportation and environmental policy issues.
  • Represented organization at meetings on public transportation and environmental policy issues
  • Coordinated and negotiated with other organizations to advance organization positions and resolve issues
  • Assisted negotiations toward resolution of complex environmental matters
  • Provided consulting services to aid Headquarters or field staff of departmental elements or other organizations in dealing with difficult or new concepts in state of the art project development and environmental practices, projects and programs
  • Participated in significant team reviews or served as a member on task forces regarding coordinating environmental policies, programs, procedures and initiatives
  • Presented briefings on public transportation and environmental issues to agency officials, outside individuals or organization representatives
  • None of the above
10 [53530] Select the statement which best summarizes your technical experience in communicating (i.e. person-to-person and/or in writing) Federal Transit and program compliance laws; interrelationships among program and funding areas; and related legislation in order to represent an organization in interpreting, conveying and offering ideas, recommendations, etcetera. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in communicating Federal Transit and program compliance laws; interrelationships among program and funding areas; and related legislation in order to represent and organization in interpreting, conveying and offering ideas, recommendations, etc., but I have not yet performed such tasks on the job.
  • I have experience in communicating Federal Transit and program compliance laws; interrelationships among program and funding areas; and related legislation in order to represent and organization in interpreting, conveying and offering ideas, recommendations, etc., and I have performed such tasks on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or manager.
  • I have experience in communicating Federal Transit and program compliance laws; interrelationships among program and funding areas; and related legislation in order to represent and organization in interpreting, conveying and offering ideas, recommendations, etc., and I have performed such tasks on the job independently usually without review by supervisor or manager, additionally I have trained others in the performance of such tasks AND/OR others have consulted me an technical expert for assistance in performing these tasks.
  • I have no experience in communicating Federal Transit and program compliance laws; interrelationships among program and funding areas; and related legislation in order to represent and organization in interpreting, conveying and offering ideas, recommendations, etc.
11 [53789] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of supervisory and/or management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have supervised and managed team leaders and/or other supervisors with staffs of federal employees and/or contractors.
  • I have supervised a staff of non-supervisory federal employees and/or contractors.
  • I have served as a team leader over federal employees and/or contractors.
  • I have been a program manager but have not directly supervised federal employees.
  • None of the above.
12 [1730] Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff, taking into account individual goals, values, and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led, supervised, and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  • Led a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  • Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • No experience in developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff.

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.