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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 [8419] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in interpersonal communication while serving in a supervisory or team lead position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have negotiated with and influenced others in order to gain their commitment to pursue new or existing initiatives.
  • I have persuaded others to adopt new or existing methods, procedures or techniques in order to accomplish their work.
  • I have provided direction, guidance or instruction to members of inter-disciplinary teams charged with carrying out a technical project.
  • I have facilitated the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among co-workers whose cooperation is essential to the success of a project.
  • I have enforced program policies and standards in the workplace, holding others accountable for their work and administering consequences, if necessary.
  • I have used consensus-building techniques to persuade representatives of groups that hold opposing views or positions, to reach agreement on important issues.
  • I have coordinated 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.
  • None of the above
3 [54312] Please select the statement that best describes your highest level of experience exercising professional judgment in dealing with sensitive or controversial issues and managing a team of internal resources to successful resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience working with sensitive and/or controversial issues where I have exercised professional judgment to resolve issues related to managing a team of internal resources to successful resolution. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  • I have independently worked with sensitive and/or controversial issues where I have exercised professional judgment to resolve issues managing a team of internal resources to successful resolution.
  • I have assisted with work pertaining to sensitive and/or controversial issues where I have exercised professional judgment to resolve issues related to managing a team of internal resources.
  • None of the above.
4 [1628] Select the response that best describes your experience writing documents for distribution to a variety of audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written memoranda or other correspondence for distribution to employees within my organization.
  • I have written memoranda or other correspondence for distribution to employees outside of my organization.
  • I have written memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers and reports for distribution to employees within my organization.
  • I have written memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers and reports for distribution to employees outside of my organization.
  • I have written memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers, studies and reports, policy and procedural guidance for distribution to senior level officials within of my organization.
  • I have written memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers, studies and reports, policy and procedural guidance for distribution to senior level officials outside of my organization.
  • I have written memoranda, correspondence, briefing papers, studies and reports, policy and procedural guidance, speeches, testimonies, and explanations of changes in laws and regulations for distribution to legislative bodies or legislators.
  • None of the above
5 [7158] Select the statement that best describes your ability to analyze data and information and effectively identify problems, trends and countermeasures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience or training in analyzing data and information, and effectively identifying problems, trends and countermeasures.
  • I have received training in analyzing data and information, and effectively identifying problems, trends and countermeasures, but have not applied it to a job.
  • I have experience in analyzing data and information, and effectively identifying problems, trends and countermeasures, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently analyzed data and information, and effectively identified problems, trends and countermeasures, with minimal supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have regularly and independently analyzed data and information, and effectively identified problems, trends and countermeasures, and I am considered to be an expert who is sought after for advice and information in this field.
6 [15917] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience planning, budgeting and implementing a variety of highway safety programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in planning, budgeting and implementing a variety of highway safety programs.
  • I have little experience in planning, budgeting and implementing a variety of highway safety programs.
  • I have some experience in planning, budgeting and implementing a variety of highway safety programs.
  • I have demonstrated experience in planning, budgeting and implementing a variety of highway safety programs.
7 [35409] Choose the statement(s) that best describe your experience communicating budgetary information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have effectively communicated budgetary information to internal or external audiences.
  • I have conducted training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or budgetary information.
  • I have effectively communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • None of the above
8 [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.
9 [6619] Select the statement that best describes your experience in written communication. 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 reports and briefing papers which cover routine issues with some complex elements, and recipients are usually officials within my agency.
  • I have experience preparing written documents, such as reports, briefing papers, and correspondence to external entities which cover issues involving programs and require sensitivity to the views of my audience. Recipients are usually middle or senior management within or outside of the organization.
  • I have experience preparing a wide variety of technical and non-technical written documents in various styles and formats such as studies, policy guidance, congressional, speeches and testimony which involve issues or programs of a sensitive and controversial nature, and recipients are a wide range of individuals both within and outside of the organization.
  • None of the above.
10 [9473] Select the response(s) that describe your presentation/communication skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Effectively communicate complex information to internal and external audiences.
  • Persuade others to accept findings, recommendation, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • Interview employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical or complex information.
  • Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  • None of the above.
11 [4390] Select the statement(s) that match(es) your communication and presentation skills. Answer to this question is required
  • I have communicated information to internal audiences.
  • I have communicated information to external audiences.
  • I have conducted training classes to audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  • I have communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives, and/or priorities on a regular basis.
  • I have interviewed employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  • None of the above.
12 [6932] Select the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience communicating through presentations to various audiences. This experience should be described in your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • Have presented technical information to internal audiences of less than twenty (20) people.
  • Have presented technical information to internal audiences of 20 or more people.
  • Have presented technical information to external audiences of less than twenty (20) people.
  • Have presented technical information to external audiences of 20 or more people.
  • Effectively conduct training sessions for audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  • None of the above
13 [6130] Select the statements that describe your experience conducting research. Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research.
  • Conducted literature review.
  • Developed work statements that describe the research to be conducted.
  • Constructed budgets and managed development of projects.
  • Developed methods for gathering research data.
  • Applied analytical procedures.
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research.
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by contractors.
  • Interpreted research findings.
  • None of the above.
14 [23508] Select the statements that describe your experience conducting research for a team project through direct work and/or academic experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed, modified, and provided input to project plans
  • Coordinated and integrated project activities
  • Made improvements, solved problems, and took corrective action when problems arose
  • Identified needed research
  • Conducted literature review
  • Developed work statements that describe the research to be conducted
  • Constructed budgets and managed development of projects
  • Developed methods for gathering research data
  • Applied analytical procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research
  • Reviewed analyses and reports
  • Interpreted research findings
  • None of the above
15 [6736] Choose the statement that best describes your experience in performing comprehensive analyses of research programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience performing comprehensive analyses of research programs.
  • I have participated as a team member in comprehensive analyses of research programs.
  • I have been personally responsible for overseeing the comprehensive analyses of selected research programs at an agency.
  • I have been personally responsible for overseeing the comprehensive analyses of an agency-wide research program or for a specific area of research performed across two or more agencies/modes.
  • None of the above.
16 [9545] Select the statement(s) that apply(ies) to your program management experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Experienced as a Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR).
  • Advise, consult with, and/or negotiate with customers in the delivery of projects or programs.
  • Set goals and objectives for accomplishments of programs or projects.
  • Planning of resources, delivery schedules, and milestones.
  • Monitoring and tracking of program and organizational accomplishments.
  • Establishing and tracking program delivery performance measures.
  • Establishing and monitoring program delivery productivity.
  • Establishing and monitoring program delivery cost controls.
  • Developing a work plan, objectives, priorities, and schedule for accomplishment of workplan.
  • Implement new technology and innovative approaches.
  • I have little or no experience in project management.
17 [55498] Select the statement that best describes your highest level of supervisory and/or management experience. Your overall experience must be documented and supported on your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a second level supervisor to a multi-layered workforce (including 20 or more staff), and have supervised first level supervisors.
  • I have been a first level supervisor to a large staff (10 or more), including subordinate designated team leaders and sub-work groups.
  • I have served in a formal supervisory position and completed the probationary period.
  • I have been a designated team leader to a fixed staff and assisted the first level supervisor in leading a staff.
  • I have no experience as a formal supervisor or team leader.
18 [18169] Select the statements that describe your leadership and organizational skills. Answer to this question is required
  • Set team goals, made work assignments, and reviewed technical quality of deliverables.
  • Set due dates and ensured timeliness of deliverables.
  • Developed performance measures and assigned performance ratings.
  • Planned, assigned, reviewed, and accepted, amended, or rejected work done by subordinates and teams.
  • Explained to subordinates company or agency goals and the connection between employees' work product and those goals.
  • Maintained adherence to program policies.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.
19 [9585] Select the statement that best reflects your highest level of experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with others. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have prior experience of this nature.
  • I have partnered with one other person with a shared objective to accomplish work.
  • I have worked on a team with my peers, each designated with a distinctly separate role.
  • I have worked on a team with individuals from different divisions, organizations, or offices and have guided others to work effectively in a team environment.
  • I have worked with a group on many occasions with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
  • I have led a group with the objective to achieve goals by sharing or integrating ideas, knowledge, skills, information, support resources, responsibility, and recognition.
20 [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.
21 [61070] Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience utilizing analytical skills in order to meet organizational goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed policies, regulations, procedures and plans for implementation by others in order to meet the organization goals and objectives.
  • Developed and led a team in the implementation of policies, regulations, procedures in order to meet organization goals and objectives.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to management within the organization.
  • Prepared and presented analytical information to senior management officials within the organization.
  • Developed comprehensive materials for management reports, briefings or meetings.
  • Developed comprehensive materials for senior management official reports, briefings or meetings.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to management within the organization.
  • Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to senior management officials within the organization.
  • 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 How would you like to be considered for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • As a U.S. citizen or national (Veteran's preference applies and you may not be referred for an interview if an eligible Veteran is also deemed qualified.) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/public/
  • As a current or former federal employee or eligible veteran (you do not have to compete with general public or people with Veteran's preference. Instead, you compete with other competitive service employees) For more information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/
    1.1 [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.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    1.2 [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.
    1.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    1.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
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    1.1 [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.
    • I have not held a government position.
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    1.2 [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.
    1.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    1.4 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better?
    • Yes
    • No
    • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
    • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.
2 [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.
3 [62383] What is the highest degree you have earned from an accredited university? Answer to this question is required
  • Associates
  • Bachelors
  • Master’s degree
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree
  • Doctorate or PhD
  • Law Degree (LL.M.)
  • None of the above
4 [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
5 [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
6 [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.
7 [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
    7.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.