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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 [62862] 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.
    2.1 [62863] Please provide the dates that support your response. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
3 [51918] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience providing authoritative advice specifically on issues of harmful radio frequency interference and operational degradation and performing radio frequency spectrum management and analysis functions in transportation related fields? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be rescored or removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [50933] Do you have at least one year of equal or equivalent experience performing radio frequency spectrum management and analysis functions in transportation related fields? This experience must be well documented in your resume. Failure to do so may cause your application to be rescored or removed from consideration. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 [50934] Choose the statement that best describes your work experience related to radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis regarding spectrum management and assessment of the impact of harmful radio frequency interference on systems. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in the application of radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis concepts/disciplines of spectrum management and assessment of the impact of harmful radio frequency interference on systems, but have not performed it on the job.
  • I have applied radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis concepts/disciplines of spectrum management and assessment of the impact of harmful radio frequency interference on systems, usually under the direction of a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have independently applied radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis concepts/disciplines of spectrum management and assessment of the impact of harmful radio frequency interference on systems, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues or challenges.
  • I have applied the skills involved and managed a research or evaluation program requiring the application of radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis concepts/disciplines of spectrum management and assessment of harmful radio frequency interference on systems that impact the use of these systems in transportation and other civilian application domains with little or no direct supervision.
  • I have extensive demonstrated work managing research or evaluation programs that require the application of radio frequency spectrum engineering and systems analysis concepts/disciplines of spectrum management and assessment of the impact of harmful radio frequency interference on systems in order to address complex spectrum challenges that impact the use of systems in transportation and other civilian application domains with little or no direct supervision.
  • None of the above.
6 [1960] Select the response that best describes your level of professional engineering knowledge related to electronic or telecommunications equipment and designs. Answer to this question is required
  • My education and/or experience include a professional degree and experience in electronics, plus education or experience in telecommunications theory or equipment.
  • My education and/or experience include a professional degree and experience in electronics with limited education or experience in telecommunications theory or equipment.
  • My education and/or experience include a professional degree or a qualifying combination of education and experience in electronics, but no education or experience in telecommunications theory or equipment.
  • My education and/or experience include a professional degree or qualifying education and experience in a related engineering field (e.g. electrical engineering), plus includes experience in designing or modifying electronic and telecommunications equipment.
  • My education and/or experience does not include a professional degree or working experience in electronics.
7 [1655] Select the statement(s) that describe your contracting experience. This experience should be reflected on your resume. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technicial statement(s) of work for engineer, research, and development contracts.
  • I have participated in the source selection process for competitive procurements.
  • I have prioritized and budgeted for research and development contracts.
  • I have served as the Contracting Officer's Technical Representative.
  • None of the above
8 [9022] Select the statement that best reflects your experience in analyzing engineering-related problems and proposing solutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no direct experience in this level of analysis or problem solving.
  • I have assessed the accuracy of underlying data used by others to assess cost, schedule, or other important aspects of program development.
  • I have conducted a full analysis of facts and data and developed options and recommendations for addressing significant problems during program development.
  • I have done 2 and 3 above and also prepared written reports documenting the process.
  • I have done 2, 3, and 4 above, and I have participated in the actual process of negotiating the implementation of recommendations designed to address significant problems during program development.
9 [3112] Select the response(s) that describe your experience preparing written technical material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical information for internal and external audiences.
  • I have written field observation reports.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers, briefings to program personnel, subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization on subject matter issues in a technical advisory capacity.
  • I have reviewed reports for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have prepared scientific manuscripts for publication in scientific journals and technical publications.
  • None of the above
10 [2633] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in dealing with a wide range of stakeholders, including industry, communities, professional associations, and technical groups. Answer to this question is required
  • I have on-the-job work experience with emergency response and public officials.
  • I have on-the-job work experience with federal, state, and local permitting agencies.
  • I have on-the-job work experience with underground utility damage prevention organizations and one-call laws.
  • I have on-the-job work experience with public awareness and relation programs.
  • I have on-the-job work experience with city planners.
  • I have work experience with industry and professional associations.
  • I have work experience that may be similar.
  • 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
2 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/
    2.1 [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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    2.2 [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.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [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.
  • Both (If you are unsure, select this option)
    2.1 [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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    2.2 [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.
    2.3 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.4 [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.
[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 [63478] Are you a current or former Executive Branch political appointee who served on a political Schedule A or Schedule C within 5 years from the closing date of this vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
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.