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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.
  1. 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.
  2. I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.


* 2.[14160] Select the statement that best describes your experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets.
  2. I have had education or training in experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets 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.
  5. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets 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.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance or experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 3.[5268] Select the statement that best describes your level of formal finance-related education (e.g., Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration) from an accredited university or college.
  1. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) AND a graduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field.
  2. I have a graduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field.
  3. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field AND have additional graduate level course work in a finance-related field.
  4. I have a four year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a finance-related field.
  5. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree with at least 24 semester hours of course work in finance related fields.
  6. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree.
  7. None of the above


* 4.[24251] Select the transportation revenue sources (traditional funding programs and innovative finance mechanisms) in which you have demonstrated expert experience and knowledge.
  1. Federal transportation funding programs
  2. Tax increment financing
  3. State or Federal Infrastructure Banks
  4. Federal-aid Highway Funding Programs (e.g. Surface Transportation Program, National Highway Systems, Interstate Maintenance)
  5. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
  6. State Infrastructure Banks
  7. Tolling
  8. Public Private Partnerships
  9. State and local revenue sources
  10. None of the above


* 5.[10952] Select the statement that best describes your experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic capital markets.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets.
  2. I have had education or training in experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have direct experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets 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.
  5. I have experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets as a regular part of a job; even in unique or unusual situations, I did not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senor employee or senior consultant.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 6.[25610] Select the statement that best describes your experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies.
  2. I have had education or training interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies 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.
  5. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies 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.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function


* 7.[684] Select the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience communicating through presentations.
  1. Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  2. Effectively communicate technical information to external audiences.
  3. Effectively communicate technical information to internal audiences.
  4. Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  5. Interview employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  6. Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  7. None of the above.


Grade: 15
* 1.[344] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-15 position.
  1. 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.
  2. I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.


* 2.[14160] Select the statement that best describes your experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets.
  2. I have had education or training in experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets 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.
  5. I have experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets 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.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance or experience negotiating transportation finance and infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic and international capital markets. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 3.[5268] Select the statement that best describes your level of formal finance-related education (e.g., Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration) from an accredited university or college.
  1. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) AND a graduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field.
  2. I have a graduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field.
  3. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree in a finance-related field AND have additional graduate level course work in a finance-related field.
  4. I have a four year undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a finance-related field.
  5. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree with at least 24 semester hours of course work in finance related fields.
  6. I have a four year undergraduate (or equivalent) degree.
  7. None of the above


* 4.[24251] Select the transportation revenue sources (traditional funding programs and innovative finance mechanisms) in which you have demonstrated expert experience and knowledge.
  1. Federal transportation funding programs
  2. Tax increment financing
  3. State or Federal Infrastructure Banks
  4. Federal-aid Highway Funding Programs (e.g. Surface Transportation Program, National Highway Systems, Interstate Maintenance)
  5. Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA)
  6. State Infrastructure Banks
  7. Tolling
  8. Public Private Partnerships
  9. State and local revenue sources
  10. None of the above


* 5.[10952] Select the statement that best describes your experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in domestic capital markets.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets.
  2. I have had education or training in experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have direct experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets 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.
  5. I have experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets as a regular part of a job; even in unique or unusual situations, I did not require assistance or review by a supervisor, senor employee or senior consultant.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience evaluating and monitoring transportation infrastructure project finance credit agreements as practiced in US domestic capital markets. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 6.[25610] Select the statement that best describes your experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience in interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies.
  2. I have had education or training interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies 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.
  5. I have experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies 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.
  6. Others regularly consult me for my expertise and assistance in experience interpreting existing credit policies and developing or revising credit policies. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function


* 7.[14162] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience and knowledge of Federal laws, regulations, and principles related to the Federal Credit Reform Act (FCRA).
  1. I have no experience in working with financial policy.
  2. I have experience in developing proposals for new financial policy direction.
  3. I have experience developing solutions to policy problems involving a number of different program areas.
  4. I have experience where I routinely analyze and apply Federal Regulations and related appropriation laws and regulations.
  5. I have guided officials in my organization in the interpretation and implementation of laws and regulations involving federal credit reform and/or budgetary program requirements.
  6. I have experience explaining the basis for implementing new budgetary procedural requirements.


* 8.[684] Select the statement(s) that describe your demonstrated experience communicating through presentations.
  1. Persuade others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  2. Effectively communicate technical information to external audiences.
  3. Effectively communicate technical information to internal audiences.
  4. Effectively communicate organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities on a regular basis.
  5. Interview employees or managers to acquire specific programmatic and/or technical information.
  6. Conduct training sessions with varied audiences with different levels of comprehension.
  7. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
[5457] 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 current and/or previous supervisor(s) and two additional professional references that we may contact.

Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your supervisor is shown in the User Information area.



* 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.
  1. Yes
  2. 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.[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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.[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.
  1. Yes
  2. No


For all positions requiring travel, potential applicants must be able to obtain and retain a Government contractor-issued travel card to be used for official business as a condition of employment.

For those employees who enter on board and find that they are unable to obtain a card based on their credit history or who do not retain their card during employment may be subject to removal from the Federal service.

Applicants (who have Federal employment experience) will be required to certify in writing that they have not previously had their travel card suspended or cancelled. Those who fail to meet this condition of employment will have our offer of employment rescinded.

* 4.[588] Have you ever held a government travel card?

  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.[577] Do you certify that you have not previously had your travel card suspended or cancelled?
    1. Yes
    2. No
  2. No


* 5.[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.


* 6.[620] My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems).
  1. True
  2. False


* 7.[586] How did you initially hear about this position?
  1. Email notification
  2. Agency website
  3. USAJobs (OPM) website
  4. Newspaper advertisement
  5. Magazine advertisement
  6. Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  7. Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  8. Friend or relative
  9. Job Fair
  10. Minority professional network
  11. Other

        BRANCHED: * 1.[5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.