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Grade: 11
* 1.[591] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 research position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I possess two full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Masters or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.) that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the first full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[3233] Do you have demonstrated work experience in planning, designing, conducting and managing research or evaluation studies in traffic safety or public health areas? For example: work experience in planning, designing and managing research or evaluation studies involving experimental psychology, social, or human factors countermeasure programs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.[3218] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience as it applies to qualifying for the Interdisciplinary Pyschologist / Social Science Researcher.
  1. I have successfully completed a bachelor`s or higher degree in psychology at an accredited college or university. For verification, I will submit a copy of my transcripts.
  2. I have successfully completed a bachelor`s or higher degree in behavioral science, social science, or a related discipline at an accredited college or university. For verification, I will submit a copy of my transcripts.
  3. I possess four years of behavioral or social science experience that demonstrate that I have acquired knowledge equivalent to a major in the behavioral or social sciences fields. This experience is described in detail in my resume.
  4. I possess a combination of education and specialized experience in behavioral science, social science, or a related discipline as described in the vacancy announcement. For verification of the education, I will submit a copy of my transcripts. My experience is described in detail in my resume.
  5. I do not meet any of the education or experience requirements as described above.


* 4.[3940] Choose the statement that best describes your research and/or evaluation work experience applying the theories and methods of experimental, social or human factors psychology.
  1. I have not had education or experience performing this task or function.
  2. I have had education in performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have 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.
  5. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job. 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 performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 5.[3230] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in research and evaluation in a behavioral science or psychological related program or project.
  1. Identify needed research or evaluations
  2. Develop research or evaluation plans
  3. Develop sampling plans to obtain data
  4. Collect data
  5. Develop research or evaluation methodology
  6. Interpret research or evaluation findings
  7. Conduct statistical analysis
  8. Conduct a research or evaluation project
  9. Write final technical reports
  10. Implement research study, collect and analyze data and summarize results
  11. None of the above


* 6.[3232] Choose the research activities in which you have work experience.
  1. Laboratory research
  2. Observational surveys
  3. Field data collection
  4. Literature reviews or library research
  5. Formative evaluation
  6. Statistical analyses
  7. Qualitative research
  8. Questionnaire development
  9. None of the above


* 7.[3234] Do you have work experience conducting psychological research and evaluation in clinical, counseling or personnel psychology?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.[3237] Choose the behaviorial science area(s)in which you have earned a degree from an accredited university or college.
  1. Experimental psychology
  2. Social pyschology
  3. Developmental psychology
  4. Human factors psychology
  5. Sensory psychology
  6. Industrial/Organization psychology
  7. Quantitative psychology
  8. Gerontology
  9. Biopsychology
  10. Epidemiology
  11. Anthropology
  12. Sociology
  13. Cognitive science
  14. Public health research
  15. Political science
  16. Criminal justice
  17. None of the above


* 9.[3236] Choose the statement that best describes your education in the principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors.
  1. I have not had relevant education.
  2. I have had relevant education but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have applied principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors.
  5. I have applied principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 10.[2521] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources.
  1. I have no education, training or experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources.
  2. I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job and with limited supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have supervised others in analyzing and synthesizing data or trained others in performing this task.
  5. I am the designated expert for this activity and am frequently consulted by others for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.[6560] Choose the response(s) that best describe your experience using quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in an applied research or evaluation project outside of the educational environment.
  1. Analysis Of Variance between groups (ANOVA)
  2. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA)
  3. Chi square
  4. Trend analysis
  5. Survey design
  6. Sampling statistics
  7. Descriptive statistics
  8. Regression analysis
  9. Focus group methodology
  10. Evaluation methodologies
  11. Correlation Analysis
  12. Time Series Analyses
  13. Categorical Analysis
  14. Interview Techniques
  15. None of the above


* 12.[1437] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience designing, conducting, evaluating and documenting research.
  1. I have conducted thorough literature reviews.
  2. I have developed research/experimental design and methods for research data collection and analysis.
  3. I have conducted data collection.
  4. I have performed data analysis and interpretation.
  5. I have authored or co-authored research reports or papers documenting research results.
  6. None of the above


* 13.[3943] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating technical and non-technical information based on your research.
  1. I have presented research and/or evaluation papers at conferences.
  2. I have completed formal training in public speaking or managerial communications.
  3. I have presented non-technical information on the job to superiors, co-workers, and others.
  4. I have presented technical and non-technical information on the job to superiors, co-workers, and others.
  5. I have been acknowledged by management for my ability to communicate technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
  6. None of the above


* 14.[3941] Select the written material you either routinely develop or have a major role in developing.
  1. Detailed reports with technical data, analyses, and recommendation to senior managers or for publication.
  2. Letters or reports to internal or external audiences outlining organizational capabilities, limitations or positions.
  3. Formal informational announcements via e-mail or letters to customers, supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  4. Organizational policies, plans, and procedures
  5. Quick, informal e-mails to customers, supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  6. None of the above


* 15.[3240] Select the research related written material you have developed or played a major role in developing.
  1. Master`s thesis
  2. Newsletter article
  3. Research paper for conference
  4. Research paper for classroom assignment
  5. Research paper in a peer-reviewed journal
  6. Research paper for government or private publication
  7. Doctoral dissertation
  8. None of the above


Grade: 12
* 1.[345] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 research position.
  1. I possess 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. This experience is well described in my application.
  2. I possess 3 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree that has equipped me to perform the duties of this position.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education, beyond the second full year of graduate level education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement, that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[3233] Do you have demonstrated work experience in planning, designing, conducting and managing research or evaluation studies in traffic safety or public health areas? For example: work experience in planning, designing and managing research or evaluation studies involving experimental psychology, social, or human factors countermeasure programs.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.[3218] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience as it applies to qualifying for the Interdisciplinary Pyschologist / Social Science Researcher.
  1. I have successfully completed a bachelor`s or higher degree in psychology at an accredited college or university. For verification, I will submit a copy of my transcripts.
  2. I have successfully completed a bachelor`s or higher degree in behavioral science, social science, or a related discipline at an accredited college or university. For verification, I will submit a copy of my transcripts.
  3. I possess four years of behavioral or social science experience that demonstrate that I have acquired knowledge equivalent to a major in the behavioral or social sciences fields. This experience is described in detail in my resume.
  4. I possess a combination of education and specialized experience in behavioral science, social science, or a related discipline as described in the vacancy announcement. For verification of the education, I will submit a copy of my transcripts. My experience is described in detail in my resume.
  5. I do not meet any of the education or experience requirements as described above.


* 4.[3940] Choose the statement that best describes your research and/or evaluation work experience applying the theories and methods of experimental, social or human factors psychology.
  1. I have not had education or experience performing this task or function.
  2. I have had education in performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task or function with close review and assistance from a supervisor, a senior employee, or a senior consultant.
  4. I have 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.
  5. I have performed this task or function as a regular part of a job. 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 performing this task or function. I have trained or instructed others on this task or function.


* 5.[3230] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience in research and evaluation in a behavioral science or psychological related program or project.
  1. Identify needed research or evaluations
  2. Develop research or evaluation plans
  3. Develop sampling plans to obtain data
  4. Collect data
  5. Develop research or evaluation methodology
  6. Interpret research or evaluation findings
  7. Conduct statistical analysis
  8. Conduct a research or evaluation project
  9. Write final technical reports
  10. Implement research study, collect and analyze data and summarize results
  11. None of the above


* 6.[3232] Choose the research activities in which you have work experience.
  1. Laboratory research
  2. Observational surveys
  3. Field data collection
  4. Literature reviews or library research
  5. Formative evaluation
  6. Statistical analyses
  7. Qualitative research
  8. Questionnaire development
  9. None of the above


* 7.[3234] Do you have work experience conducting psychological research and evaluation in clinical, counseling or personnel psychology?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.[3237] Choose the behaviorial science area(s)in which you have earned a degree from an accredited university or college.
  1. Experimental psychology
  2. Social pyschology
  3. Developmental psychology
  4. Human factors psychology
  5. Sensory psychology
  6. Industrial/Organization psychology
  7. Quantitative psychology
  8. Gerontology
  9. Biopsychology
  10. Epidemiology
  11. Anthropology
  12. Sociology
  13. Cognitive science
  14. Public health research
  15. Political science
  16. Criminal justice
  17. None of the above


* 9.[3236] Choose the statement that best describes your education in the principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors.
  1. I have not had relevant education.
  2. I have had relevant education but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have applied principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in applying principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors.
  5. I have applied principles and theories of behavior science, experimental psychology, and/or human factors as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 10.[2521] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources.
  1. I have no education, training or experience analyzing and synthesizing data from a variety of data sources.
  2. I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job and with limited supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  3. I have analyzed and synthesized data as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have supervised others in analyzing and synthesizing data or trained others in performing this task.
  5. I am the designated expert for this activity and am frequently consulted by others for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.[6560] Choose the response(s) that best describe your experience using quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques in an applied research or evaluation project outside of the educational environment.
  1. Analysis Of Variance between groups (ANOVA)
  2. Autoregressive Integrated Moving Average (ARIMA)
  3. Chi square
  4. Trend analysis
  5. Survey design
  6. Sampling statistics
  7. Descriptive statistics
  8. Regression analysis
  9. Focus group methodology
  10. Evaluation methodologies
  11. Correlation Analysis
  12. Time Series Analyses
  13. Categorical Analysis
  14. Interview Techniques
  15. None of the above


* 12.[1437] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience designing, conducting, evaluating and documenting research.
  1. I have conducted thorough literature reviews.
  2. I have developed research/experimental design and methods for research data collection and analysis.
  3. I have conducted data collection.
  4. I have performed data analysis and interpretation.
  5. I have authored or co-authored research reports or papers documenting research results.
  6. None of the above


* 13.[3943] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating technical and non-technical information based on your research.
  1. I have presented research and/or evaluation papers at conferences.
  2. I have completed formal training in public speaking or managerial communications.
  3. I have presented non-technical information on the job to superiors, co-workers, and others.
  4. I have presented technical and non-technical information on the job to superiors, co-workers, and others.
  5. I have been acknowledged by management for my ability to communicate technical and non-technical information to a variety of audiences.
  6. None of the above


* 14.[3941] Select the written material you either routinely develop or have a major role in developing.
  1. Detailed reports with technical data, analyses, and recommendation to senior managers or for publication.
  2. Letters or reports to internal or external audiences outlining organizational capabilities, limitations or positions.
  3. Formal informational announcements via e-mail or letters to customers, supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  4. Organizational policies, plans, and procedures
  5. Quick, informal e-mails to customers, supervisors, peers, and subordinates.
  6. None of the above


* 15.[3240] Select the research related written material you have developed or played a major role in developing.
  1. Master`s thesis
  2. Newsletter article
  3. Research paper for conference
  4. Research paper for classroom assignment
  5. Research paper in a peer-reviewed journal
  6. Research paper for government or private publication
  7. Doctoral dissertation
  8. 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.[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.

* 2.[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


* 3.[620] My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better (includes pass in pass/fail systems).
  1. True
  2. False


* 4.[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.


* 5.[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.

* 6.[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