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Grade: All Grades
* 1.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have successfully completed a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or at least three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  3. I possess a combination of specialized experience and graduate education beyond the first two years of graduate study that together meet the requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


* 2.Select the entities with whom you have successfully provided information or service to when you were responsible for the development and implementation of processes and procedures.
  1. My organizational unit
  2. My business line
  3. My company or agency
  4. Government wide or industry wide
  5. The general public
  6. None of the above


* 3.Under which circumstances have you communicated orally?
  1. Speeches
  2. Conferences
  3. Meetings
  4. One on One discussions
  5. Telephone inquiries
  6. Training
  7. Technical assistance
  8. Interviews
  9. Briefings
  10. None of the above


* 4.Choose the types of documents for which you have been the principle author.
  1. Agency- or bureau-wide policy, directives, or procedures.
  2. System development lifecycle deliverables.
  3. E-300 Submissions
  4. Enterprise architecture documentation such as "as is" and "to be" narrative documents.
  5. Project, operational, and management status reports.
  6. Training or formal briefing materials.
  7. Analyses of industry or technology issues and trends.
  8. Performance-based Statements of Work or Objectives to engage and manage vendor support.
  9. Budget and financial plans with supporting narrative justification.
  10. None of the above.


* 5.Select the work activities that represent your experience in solving problems.
  1. Resolved problems independently.
  2. Worked closely with individuals and groups to identify issues, analyze alternatives, and resolve problems.
  3. Identified policy or process issues and offered multiple options for resolution.
  4. Reviewed and recommended improvements in program policies, procedures, legislation, or other complex documents.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Indicate your experience gathering and evaluating information and conducting trends analysis on data to provide solutions to problems.
  1. I have applied analytical and evaluation practices, theories, methods, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues (e.g. financial controls, office budgets, program operation improvements).
  2. I have obtained accurate and sufficient information on congressional, industry, or public inquiries and recommended responses based on evaluation of the information.
  3. I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes in order to provide recommended solutions and improvements.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.Indicate your highest level of experience in maintaining and promoting effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  1. I have established effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  2. I have led efforts to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  3. I have worked on teams to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  4. I have developed programs to promote establishing effective working relationships with managers, supervisors, co-workers or contractors.
  5. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


* 8.From the following list of interpersonal communication skills, please identify those that you have routinely and successfully applied at work. (Check all that apply)
  1. Facilitate the resolution of competing or conflicting interests among parties whose cooperation is needed in order to meet an objective
  2. Interact effectively in situations where frequent changes, delays, or unexpected events arise that cause major shifts in priorities, timetables, or work assignments
  3. Provide direction, guidance, or instruction to new staff
  4. Persuade others to adopt new methods, procedures, or techniques in order to improve operations
  5. Diffuse confrontational situations with people who are difficult, hostile, or distressed
  6. None of the above


* 9.As part of your regular work duties, how frequently did you interact with customers, external offices / organizations, or with other members of the public?
  1. A few times a month.
  2. Several times a week.
  3. At least once or twice a day.
  4. Frequently throughout the day.
  5. I did not interact with customers or the public at work.


* 10.Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in administering an important program and/or significant program segment.
  1. Develop and recommend program policies, strategies, and goals.
  2. Develop program procedures and practices.
  3. Provide expert advice to a variety of senior officials.
  4. Develop program performance measures and track program progress against measures and milestones.
  5. No experience in any of the above.


* 11.Do you possess experience and understanding of how transportation programs are administered at the headquarters organizational level and the interrelationship between headquarters operations and field operations?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title).

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 12.Do you have knowledge and experience with developing, implementing, and evaluating programs at the local, State, or Federal level?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate where in your resume this information can be verified (e.g., at which organization were you employed, what was your job title).

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 13.Select the statement(s) that describe your experience in conducting in-depth analyses of facts and circumstances as a regular part of your job with minimal supervision.
  1. I have identified the issues involved.
  2. I have developed methods and approaches for gathering data.
  3. I have examined and reviewed various records and reports.
  4. I have identified, located, and evaluated technical guidance and regulatory documents.
  5. I have consulted with other occupational experts.
  6. None of the above.






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