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Grade: 14

1 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 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.
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[64236] Do you have experience in applying economic principles and investment decision methods to analyze programs and/or policy issues?  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
3 [3228] Choose the statement that best describes your experience using benefit cost analysis and other economic investment decision methods. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in using benefit cost analysis and other economic investment methods but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have used benefit cost analysis and other economic investment methods usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently used benefit cost analysis and other economic investment methods while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have used benefit cost analysis and other economic investment methods without direct supervision
  • I have demonstrated work experience using benefit cost analysis and other economic investment methods on a regular and recurring basis without direct supervision.
  • None of the above.
4 [6285] Choose the statement that best describes your work experience related to the application of economic and business analysis principles and techniques to the development, evaluation, and implementation of transportation policies, programs, investment decision-making. (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume.) 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.
5 [8918] Select the statement that best describes your education in the concepts and principles of economic investments. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had relevant education in the concepts and principles of economic investments.
  • I have had relevant education in the concepts and principles of economic investments but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have applied principles and concepts of economic investment on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying principles and theories of economic investment.
  • I have applied principles and theories of economic investment as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
6 [2478] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience conducting economic research for the purpose of supporting and/or evaluating policies, problems and/or programs (The basis for your selection below should be documented in your resume/application materials). Answer to this question is required
  • Identified needed research
  • Structured problems in accordance with economic theory
  • Developed work statements that described the research to be conducted
  • Conducted literature review
  • Built economic models
  • Developed methods for gathering research data
  • Applied analytical procedures
  • Monitored and evaluated ongoing research
  • Interpreted research findings
  • Reviewed analyses and reports prepared by others
  • Prepared and wrote research reports
  • Presented research results
  • None of the above
7 [2484] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the Transportation field. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in conducting economic research analysis in the transportation field but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have worked in the field of Transportation and have knowledge of Transportation issues but have not completed economic research projects as part of my work in this field.
  • I have performed some segments of work within economic research projects in the transportation field, usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently performed work in economic research projects in the transportation field while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have conducted an economic research project in the transportation field without direct supervision.
  • I have demonstrated work experience conducting economic research projects in the transportation field on a regular and recurring basis without direct supervision.
  • None of the above
8 [5975] Select the statement the best illustrates your demonstrated experience and ability to independently conduct research and work on multiple projects simultaneously. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted research and have worked on multiple projects simultaneously only in an educational setting (as a student). I have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have supported a research team in planning, implementing, and documenting research, but I have not collaborated on multiple projects simultaneously. I have done this work usually under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have independently conducted research and collaborated on multiple projects simultaneously, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have independently conducted research related to transportation, and collaborated on multiple projects simultaneously, while seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have independently conducted research, and collaborated on multiple projects simultaneously, without direct supervision.
  • I have independently conducted research related to transportation, and collaborated on multiple projects simultaneously, without direct supervision.
  • I have extensive demonstrated work experience conducting research independently, and collaborating on multiple projects simultaneously. My manager relies on me to resolve complex research problems, and assigns me to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • I have extensive demonstrated work experience conducting transportation research independently, and collaborating on multiple projects simultaneously. My manager relies on me to resolve complex research problems, and assigns me to work on multiple complex projects simultaneously.
  • None of the above.
9 [5771] Select the contracting action(s) you have performed independently as a usual part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition planning and strategy
  • Evaluation of proposal(s)
  • Conduct cost and price analyses
  • Source selection
  • Contract negotiations
  • Award of Contract(s)
  • Contract administration technical representation (COTR)
  • Contract close-out(s)
  • Served on a technical review panel
  • clarification and/or interpretation of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR)
  • Developed Statements of Work (SOW)
  • Developed proposals
  • None of the above
10 [7712] Select the statement that best describes your demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing models or decision support tools. Answer to this question is required
  • I have education and training in developing models or decision support tools but have not applied this knowledge at work.
  • I have utilized various models or decision support tools to conduct research projects under the direction of a supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have utilized various models or decision support tools to conduct research projects either independently or seeking help or advice only for complex issues.
  • I have utilized, developed and modified models or decision support tools to meet the requirements of research projects I have conducted.
  • I have demonstrated work experience utilizing, modifying and developing models or decision support tools used in research projects I have conducted on a regular and recurring basis.
  • None of the above
11 [3182] Select statement(s) that describe(s) your ability to formulate long-range plans to achieve the strategic aims of the organization; analyze policy issues and proposals with a long-term perspective; determine business objectives and set priorities; and anticipate potential threats or opportunities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have formulated long-term plans consistent with the mission, vision, and strategic aims of the organization.
  • I have established clear goals and priorities.
  • I have adjusted policies and plans in anticipation of internal and external change.
  • I have assessed potential risks and opportunities, prepares contingency plans.
  • None of the above.
12 [7177] Select the statement that best describes your experience utilizing analytical techniques to conduct research, analyses and studies, and to prepare reports. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training, or experience utilizing analytical techniques to conduct research, analyses and studies, and to prepare reports.
  • I have experience utilizing analytical techniques to conduct research, analyses and studies, and to prepare reports with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  • I have experience utilizing analytical techniques to conduct research, analyses and studies, and to prepare reports 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 experience utilizing analytical techniques to conduct research, analyses and studies, and to prepare reports as a regular part of a job, even in unique or unusual situations. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in this task.
13 [7783] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in developing, recommending, and defending policy or regulatory changes involving transportation economic matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared briefings analyzing complex or controversial program and/or policy issues.
  • I have developed alternatives for solving problems, outlining pros and cons of various actions.
  • I have analyzed competing or conflicting priorities or interests and the impact of one course of action over another.
  • I have recommended regulatory program, and/or policy changes based on altered circumstances or the need for flexible application of program objectives.
  • None of the above.
14 [54128] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating effectively in-person. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience contacting others to obtain information.
  • I have experience instructing others on procedural requirements.
  • I have experience explaining technical and non-technical information.
  • I have experience responding to inquiries or requests for information.
  • I have experience serving as a liaison.
  • I have experience explaining interpretive information to others.
  • I have experience preparing data and information for presentation within a formal report.
  • I have clarified/interpreted rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • None of the above.
15 [2643] Select the statement(s) that reflect your experience in interpersonal communication while serving in a non-supervisory 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
16 [4537] Select the example(s) that match(es) your experience in preparing written technical material. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written technical information for internal and external audiences.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or 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, and organization of material, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • I have published articles and reports in professional, scientific or industrial journals and newsletters, including national or international publications.
  • I have prepared technical documentation.
  • None of the above.
17 [7018] Select the types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • Issue/Position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • Responses to Departmental inquiries.
  • Policy statements and guidance.
  • Organizational assessments.
  • Budget impact and analysis.
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  • Recommendations for solutions to policy,accounting, or reporting problems.
  • Correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  • Presentation or briefing materials.
  • 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.