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Grade: 07
* 1.[338] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-07 position.
  1. I possess at least one full year of graduate level education.
  2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-05 level. This experience is well described in my application.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. Superior Academic Achievement- I meet one of the following: In the upper one-third of my graduating class; OR a GPA of 3.0 or higher out of 4.0, as recorded on official transcript, or based on courses completed during final 2 years of curriculum; OR a GPA of 3.5 or higher out of 4.0, based on average of required courses completed in major or required courses in major completed during the final 2 years of curriculum.
  5. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[32768] Do you have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to using computer systems to generate highway or railroad safety reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.[32668] Select the statement that best describes your experience partnering with others to assist with the implementation of highway or railroad grade crossing safety programs.
  1. I have managed and implemented programs related to grade crossing safety or trespass prevention that required partnering with other safety groups, including government and the private sector.
  2. I have worked as part of a team, task force, or group comprised of a variety of safety groups, including government and the private sector, to develop and implement programs related to grade crossing safety or trespass prevention.
  3. I have not managed or developed, but have worked as part of a team, task force, or group comprised of a variety of safety groups, including government and the private sector, to implement programs related to grade crossing safety or trespass prevention.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.[8249] Select the statement that best describes your experience with highway-rail crossing safety or trespass prevention programs involving a State or local government, a railroad, or the private sector.
  1. I have managed at least two highway-rail grade crossing or trespass prevention projects and/or programs involving State or local government and the private sector.
  2. I have managed at least one highway-rail grade crossing or trespass prevention projects and/or programs involving State or local government and the private sector.
  3. I have not managed, but have contributed to or assisted in at least one highway-rail grade crossing or trespass prevention project and/or program involving a State or local government and the private sector.
  4. None of the above.


* 5.[8263] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with Operation Lifesaver.
  1. I am, or have been, a certified Operation Lifesaver Presenter.
  2. I have partnered with Operation Lifesaver to develop and implement safety events or training.
  3. I have participated as a volunteer at Operation Lifesaver safety events.
  4. None of the above


* 6.[8258] Select the statement(s) that best describe your experience delivering presentations regarding railroad or highway safety programs.
  1. I have delivered presentations to transportation industry groups or professional organizations regarding an organization's policies and/or implementation of railroad or highway safety programs.
  2. I have delivered presentations or briefings within my organization regarding policies and/or implementation of railroad or highway safety programs.
  3. I have delivered railroad or highway safety presentations such as Operation Lifesaver to a wide variety of audiences.
  4. None of the above.


* 7.[8259] Select the statement(s) that best describes your written communication skills regarding railroad or highway safety programs.
  1. I have written reports or studies related to railroad or highway safety for dissemination to other groups outside of my organization.
  2. I have written briefings or policy position papers for use by senior management related to railroad or highway safety.
  3. I have written news articles, marketing materials or brochures related to railroad or highway safety.
  4. I have drafted letters, memos and/or email responses to inquiries related to railroad or highway safety for my organization.
  5. None of the above.


* 8.[8252] Select the statement(s) that best describes your experience generating rail or highway safety reports.
  1. I use the FRA's Safety Data web site or other rail safety data to generate reports on incidents at grade crossings or trespass incidents.
  2. I use the FRA's Safety Data web site, or other highway or rail safety data to develop or target specialized programs based on the data.
  3. I am familiar with FRA's Safety Data web site, or other highway or rail safety data sources.
  4. None of the above.


* 9.[4292] Select the statement(s) that describe you experience with databases that promote Regional and National highway-rail crossing safety.
  1. I have used information from Grade Crossing Accident/Incident reports to generate listings and reports to promote program efforts.
  2. I have used information from Injury and Illness Summary reporting systems to generate listings and reports to promote program efforts.
  3. I have provided assistance to States and railroads in the development of management systems.
  4. I have provided assistance to States and railroads in the development of informational databases.
  5. I have provided assistance to States and railroads in the development of reporting procedures and analysis and evaluation of accidents and incidents.
  6. 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.

  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.[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.
  1. I have not held a government position.
  2. 04
  3. 05
  4. 06
  5. 07
  6. 08
  7. 09
  8. 10
  9. 11
  10. 12
  11. 13
  12. 14
  13. 15


* 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


* 4.[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


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.

* 5.[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


* 6.[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.


* 7.[620] My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems).
  1. True
  2. False


* 8.[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.