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Grade: 09
* 1.[30209] Choose the statement that best describes your education and specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-09 position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  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 and have provided transcripts with my application.
  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. Transcripts have been provided and the experience is well documented in my resume.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[1150] Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials, or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in Choice 1.
  5. I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  6. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 3.[32914] Select the engineering concepts, principles and practices for which you have significant experience in your work career.
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  3. Structural Engineering
  4. Strength & Materials
  5. Dynamics
  6. Statics
  7. Engineering Mechanics
  8. Computer Simulation
  9. Engineering Instrumentation
  10. Engineering Test Equipment
  11. None of the above


* 4.[9283] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of Federal standards regulating motor vehicle.
  1. I have no knowledge of performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have knowledge of performance characteristic relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have knowledge of and working experience with the performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive field or interacted with customers in the automotive field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the performance characteristics of motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires systems or components.


* 5.[35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs).
  1. I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  2. I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  3. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  4. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  5. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  6. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.


* 6.[6088] Choose the statement that best describes your experience and knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  1. I have experience and training in the automotive manufacturing and supply industry (working for an automotive manufacturer or supplier) and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  2. I have experience and training in the automotive service and maintenance industry and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  3. I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology but no experience working directly for an automotive manufacturer/supplier or the service/maintenance industry.
  4. I have experience working on issues involving the automotive industry but have not been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  5. I have no experience working in the automotive industry nor do I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.


* 7.[25008] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing or assessing automotive systems and components including those that relate to safety.
  1. I have little or no engineering or practical knowledge of automotive systems or their safety performance.
  2. I have theoretical engineering knowledge related to automotive systems and components as a result of college coursework, and/or practical experience such as repairing systems or reading technical reports.
  3. I have practical experience with automotive systems and/or components either as part of job related duties or alternatively as part of college coursework, and some of this work involved safety related systems.
  4. I have both practical and engineering experience with automotive systems and components as part of job related duties and worked specifically on safety related systems.


* 8.[52309] Which of the following selections best describes your knowledge of automotive tires?
  1. I have no knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires.
  2. I have limited experience and knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires. I am familiar with the basics of how tires are designed and tested.
  3. I have experience and knowledge of most areas of automotive tires design. I have worked in the automotive tire industry and am familiar with automotive tire testing and design.
  4. I have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of automotive tire design and construction. I have worked in the automotive tire industry either in research or testing and have an understanding of the manufacturing process, procedures, and factory quality control procedures.


* 9.[52310] Which of the following selections best describe your knowledge of Federal standards regulating automotive tires?
  1. I have little or no knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have basic knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have some knowledge of and some working experience with the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive tire field or interacted with customers in the automotive tire field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires or components.


* 10.[52311] Which of the following answers best describes your experience with automotive tire testing?
  1. I have no experience with automotive tire testing.
  2. I have seen tests conducted or have read and discussed articles on automotive tire testing, but I have no work experience.
  3. I have some basic experience in automotive tire testing gained as a student or assistant working at a testing site. However, I had no part in decision-making.
  4. I have been involved in automotive tire testing and have participated in the planning, conduct, and evaluation of that testing. I made some decisions relating to the design, conduct, operation and evaluation of the test.
  5. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader. I served as a resource for others because of my experience and knowledge. I made important decisions regarding the design, conduct and operation of the project. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader.


* 11.[5011] Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  1. I have served as the lead engineer responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on a significant engineering test program.
  2. I have served as the junior engineer with responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  3. I have served as the junior engineer assisting in the planning, implementing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  4. I have had limited responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.[5012] Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting investigations designed to determine the root cause of the failure of a mechanical device or system to meet a criterion.
  1. I have acted as the lead engineer responsible for planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  2. I have acted as a junior engineer who has shared in the responsibility of planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  3. I have limited experience with conducting engineering investigations.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.[14435] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in analyzing laboratory or field test results.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in analyzing laboratory test results.
  2. I have conducted tests and analyzed test results in my academic curriculum.
  3. I have analyzed test results in my job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have conducted tests, but have not had any education, training or experience in analyzing the results.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in analyzing test results.
  6. I independently analyzed results as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 14.[3074] Select the task(s) you have performed with the past three years in support of the development of test procedures or technical specifications for motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment, or other complex mechanical systems.
  1. Generating new ideas for technical projects
  2. Planning projects
  3. Managing projects
  4. Designing projects
  5. Developing novel analysis and evaluation techniques
  6. Performing or conducting testing in a hands-on, laboratory or test track setting
  7. Reducing experimental data
  8. Performing statistical data analysis
  9. Documenting experimental methods in results in reports and papers
  10. Making verbal presentations about research performed
  11. None of the above


* 15.[52308] Select the statement that best describes your familiarity with motor vehicles including motor vehicle components, systems, and equipment and any related failure modes.
  1. I have no experience working with motor vehicle and any related equipment.
  2. I have experience in working with motor vehicles and related equipment but have no experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  3. I have experience working with motor vehicles and related equipment on a regular and recurring basis and limited experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  4. I have experience independently working with motor vehicles and related equipment and in conducting related failure mode analyses on a regular and recurring basis.


* 16.[36852] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) written communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level official.
  2. Developed written materials for briefings, meetings and/or conferences.
  3. Produced documents clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively written for varied audiences.
  4. Drafted policy and procedural material for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  6. Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  7. Prepared and wrote technical reports for internal & external audiences.
  8. Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations in written format.
  9. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  10. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, testimonies or conferences for Congress, the media and general public.
  11. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for Agency departmental leaders.
  12. Wrote issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  13. Composed responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  14. Developed recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  15. Drafted correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  16. Developed guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  17. Compiled and summarized the findings of studies.
  18. Wrote guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  19. Prepared comprehensive briefings for senior officials or officers that cover varied subjects.
  20. None of the above


* 17.[4506] Select the response(s) that describe the verbal communications skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have interacted with internal and external customers on a daily basis.
  2. I have experience in describing rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. I have facilitated workshops using formal facilitation methods.
  4. I have conducted occupational and other interviews to develop technical or programmatic knowledge.
  5. I have made presentations to varied audiences.
  6. I have provided classroom training.
  7. I have briefed managers and executives outside my organization.
  8. I have successfully negotiated with customers, contractors and vendors to resolve problems.
  9. I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  10. I have acted as a meeting organizer and facilitator.
  11. I have successfully built consensus among individuals with disparate views and often in the face of high-level controversy, disagreement, and conflicting interest.
  12. I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  13. I have clearly communicated the revisions needed on plans, specifications and estimates.
  14. None of the above


* 18.[25950] Select the software applications that you have used as a regular and recurring part of your job, and in which you are proficient. Proficient means you understand and use a major part of the software's functions or capabilities.
  1. Railroad Capacity Modeling and Simulation software
  2. Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) software
  3. Project Management software
  4. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
  5. Database software
  6. Word processing software
  7. Spreadsheet software
  8. Presentation software
  9. None of the above


* 19.[25011] Select the systems or components on which you have had demonstrated work or engineering experience designing, developing, analyzing, or evaluating.
  1. Seat belt/other passive restraint systems
  2. Airbags/other active restraint systems
  3. Vehicle lighting/electrical control systems
  4. Vehicle glazing/wiper control systems
  5. Body systems/crashworthiness/door latching
  6. Fuel systems/fuel system integrity
  7. None of the above


* 20.[24711] Select the areas of mechanical testing and evaluation with with you have experience.
  1. Set-up of modern instrumentations system
  2. Operation of modern instrumentations systems
  3. Calibration of modern instrumentations systems
  4. Setting up testing procedures
  5. Fabrication of test equipment
  6. Installation of test equipment
  7. Maintenance of test equipment
  8. Data storage and filtering
  9. Data analysis
  10. None of the above


* 21.[3083] Select the statement that best describes your experience setting priorities for technical projects, and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  1. I have no experience in setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  2. I have some experience in setting goals and meeting required deadlines for technical projects, but did not have ultimate authority to set priorities or establish deadlines.
  3. I have experience in planning and prioritizing work for technical projects. I am a project manager and am familiar with Microsoft Project planning software.
  4. I have experience setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines in a motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment environment. I am proficient in using Microsoft Project planning software and use it on a regular and recurring basis.


* 22.[2535] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, designing and carrying out work assignments in an independent manner.
  1. I have worked independently on simple, routine assignments, but sought guidance or clarification of instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out ad hoc or more complex assignments. My work was carefully reviewed by my supervisor for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to instructions or Administration policy. My work frequently required extensive revisions.
  2. I have worked independently on routine assignments, but sought instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out assignments for which there was no precedent. My work was reviewed by my supervisor for technical soundness and conformance to Administration policy, and sometimes required revisions.
  3. I have worked independently on assignments, but consulted with my supervisor or other senior staff on possible approaches to controversial or unprecedented situations. My work was reviewed for soundness of approach, feasibility of recommendations, and adherence to Administration policy. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work and recommendations with some changes.
  4. I routinely exercised independent judgment in the analysis and resolution of complex budget issues. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work with only minor changes. The recommendations and decisions that I made were accepted by senior Agency officials as technically sound. Overall, my work served as a standard and guide for my peers.
  5. None of the above


* 23.[25013] Select the statement that best describes your experience independently planning, conducting and managing investigations of automotive systems and components including those that involve safety.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  2. I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Grade: 11
* 1.[30210] Choose the statement that best describes your education and/or specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-11 position.
  1. I possess one year of specialized experience matching what is described in the vacancy announcement. This matching experience is well described in my resume.
  2. I possess three 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. Transcripts have been provided with my application.
  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. Transcripts have been provided with my application and the matching experience is well described in my resume.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.[1150] Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials, or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in Choice 1.
  5. I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  6. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 3.[32914] Select the engineering concepts, principles and practices for which you have significant experience in your work career.
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  3. Structural Engineering
  4. Strength & Materials
  5. Dynamics
  6. Statics
  7. Engineering Mechanics
  8. Computer Simulation
  9. Engineering Instrumentation
  10. Engineering Test Equipment
  11. None of the above


* 4.[9283] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of Federal standards regulating motor vehicle.
  1. I have no knowledge of performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have knowledge of performance characteristic relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have knowledge of and working experience with the performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive field or interacted with customers in the automotive field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the performance characteristics of motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires systems or components.


* 5.[35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs).
  1. I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  2. I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  3. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  4. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  5. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  6. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.


* 6.[6088] Choose the statement that best describes your experience and knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  1. I have experience and training in the automotive manufacturing and supply industry (working for an automotive manufacturer or supplier) and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  2. I have experience and training in the automotive service and maintenance industry and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  3. I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology but no experience working directly for an automotive manufacturer/supplier or the service/maintenance industry.
  4. I have experience working on issues involving the automotive industry but have not been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  5. I have no experience working in the automotive industry nor do I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.


* 7.[25008] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing or assessing automotive systems and components including those that relate to safety.
  1. I have little or no engineering or practical knowledge of automotive systems or their safety performance.
  2. I have theoretical engineering knowledge related to automotive systems and components as a result of college coursework, and/or practical experience such as repairing systems or reading technical reports.
  3. I have practical experience with automotive systems and/or components either as part of job related duties or alternatively as part of college coursework, and some of this work involved safety related systems.
  4. I have both practical and engineering experience with automotive systems and components as part of job related duties and worked specifically on safety related systems.


* 8.[52309] Which of the following selections best describes your knowledge of automotive tires?
  1. I have no knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires.
  2. I have limited experience and knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires. I am familiar with the basics of how tires are designed and tested.
  3. I have experience and knowledge of most areas of automotive tires design. I have worked in the automotive tire industry and am familiar with automotive tire testing and design.
  4. I have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of automotive tire design and construction. I have worked in the automotive tire industry either in research or testing and have an understanding of the manufacturing process, procedures, and factory quality control procedures.


* 9.[52310] Which of the following selections best describe your knowledge of Federal standards regulating automotive tires?
  1. I have little or no knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have basic knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have some knowledge of and some working experience with the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive tire field or interacted with customers in the automotive tire field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires or components.


* 10.[52311] Which of the following answers best describes your experience with automotive tire testing?
  1. I have no experience with automotive tire testing.
  2. I have seen tests conducted or have read and discussed articles on automotive tire testing, but I have no work experience.
  3. I have some basic experience in automotive tire testing gained as a student or assistant working at a testing site. However, I had no part in decision-making.
  4. I have been involved in automotive tire testing and have participated in the planning, conduct, and evaluation of that testing. I made some decisions relating to the design, conduct, operation and evaluation of the test.
  5. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader. I served as a resource for others because of my experience and knowledge. I made important decisions regarding the design, conduct and operation of the project. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader.


* 11.[5011] Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  1. I have served as the lead engineer responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on a significant engineering test program.
  2. I have served as the junior engineer with responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  3. I have served as the junior engineer assisting in the planning, implementing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  4. I have had limited responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.[5012] Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting investigations designed to determine the root cause of the failure of a mechanical device or system to meet a criterion.
  1. I have acted as the lead engineer responsible for planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  2. I have acted as a junior engineer who has shared in the responsibility of planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  3. I have limited experience with conducting engineering investigations.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.[14435] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in analyzing laboratory or field test results.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in analyzing laboratory test results.
  2. I have conducted tests and analyzed test results in my academic curriculum.
  3. I have analyzed test results in my job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have conducted tests, but have not had any education, training or experience in analyzing the results.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in analyzing test results.
  6. I independently analyzed results as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 14.[3074] Select the task(s) you have performed with the past three years in support of the development of test procedures or technical specifications for motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment, or other complex mechanical systems.
  1. Generating new ideas for technical projects
  2. Planning projects
  3. Managing projects
  4. Designing projects
  5. Developing novel analysis and evaluation techniques
  6. Performing or conducting testing in a hands-on, laboratory or test track setting
  7. Reducing experimental data
  8. Performing statistical data analysis
  9. Documenting experimental methods in results in reports and papers
  10. Making verbal presentations about research performed
  11. None of the above


* 15.[52308] Select the statement that best describes your familiarity with motor vehicles including motor vehicle components, systems, and equipment and any related failure modes.
  1. I have no experience working with motor vehicle and any related equipment.
  2. I have experience in working with motor vehicles and related equipment but have no experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  3. I have experience working with motor vehicles and related equipment on a regular and recurring basis and limited experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  4. I have experience independently working with motor vehicles and related equipment and in conducting related failure mode analyses on a regular and recurring basis.


* 16.[36852] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) written communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level official.
  2. Developed written materials for briefings, meetings and/or conferences.
  3. Produced documents clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively written for varied audiences.
  4. Drafted policy and procedural material for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  6. Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  7. Prepared and wrote technical reports for internal & external audiences.
  8. Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations in written format.
  9. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  10. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, testimonies or conferences for Congress, the media and general public.
  11. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for Agency departmental leaders.
  12. Wrote issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  13. Composed responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  14. Developed recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  15. Drafted correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  16. Developed guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  17. Compiled and summarized the findings of studies.
  18. Wrote guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  19. Prepared comprehensive briefings for senior officials or officers that cover varied subjects.
  20. None of the above


* 17.[4506] Select the response(s) that describe the verbal communications skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have interacted with internal and external customers on a daily basis.
  2. I have experience in describing rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. I have facilitated workshops using formal facilitation methods.
  4. I have conducted occupational and other interviews to develop technical or programmatic knowledge.
  5. I have made presentations to varied audiences.
  6. I have provided classroom training.
  7. I have briefed managers and executives outside my organization.
  8. I have successfully negotiated with customers, contractors and vendors to resolve problems.
  9. I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  10. I have acted as a meeting organizer and facilitator.
  11. I have successfully built consensus among individuals with disparate views and often in the face of high-level controversy, disagreement, and conflicting interest.
  12. I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  13. I have clearly communicated the revisions needed on plans, specifications and estimates.
  14. None of the above


* 18.[25950] Select the software applications that you have used as a regular and recurring part of your job, and in which you are proficient. Proficient means you understand and use a major part of the software's functions or capabilities.
  1. Railroad Capacity Modeling and Simulation software
  2. Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) software
  3. Project Management software
  4. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
  5. Database software
  6. Word processing software
  7. Spreadsheet software
  8. Presentation software
  9. None of the above


* 19.[25011] Select the systems or components on which you have had demonstrated work or engineering experience designing, developing, analyzing, or evaluating.
  1. Seat belt/other passive restraint systems
  2. Airbags/other active restraint systems
  3. Vehicle lighting/electrical control systems
  4. Vehicle glazing/wiper control systems
  5. Body systems/crashworthiness/door latching
  6. Fuel systems/fuel system integrity
  7. None of the above


* 20.[24711] Select the areas of mechanical testing and evaluation with with you have experience.
  1. Set-up of modern instrumentations system
  2. Operation of modern instrumentations systems
  3. Calibration of modern instrumentations systems
  4. Setting up testing procedures
  5. Fabrication of test equipment
  6. Installation of test equipment
  7. Maintenance of test equipment
  8. Data storage and filtering
  9. Data analysis
  10. None of the above


* 21.[3083] Select the statement that best describes your experience setting priorities for technical projects, and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  1. I have no experience in setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  2. I have some experience in setting goals and meeting required deadlines for technical projects, but did not have ultimate authority to set priorities or establish deadlines.
  3. I have experience in planning and prioritizing work for technical projects. I am a project manager and am familiar with Microsoft Project planning software.
  4. I have experience setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines in a motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment environment. I am proficient in using Microsoft Project planning software and use it on a regular and recurring basis.


* 22.[2535] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, designing and carrying out work assignments in an independent manner.
  1. I have worked independently on simple, routine assignments, but sought guidance or clarification of instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out ad hoc or more complex assignments. My work was carefully reviewed by my supervisor for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to instructions or Administration policy. My work frequently required extensive revisions.
  2. I have worked independently on routine assignments, but sought instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out assignments for which there was no precedent. My work was reviewed by my supervisor for technical soundness and conformance to Administration policy, and sometimes required revisions.
  3. I have worked independently on assignments, but consulted with my supervisor or other senior staff on possible approaches to controversial or unprecedented situations. My work was reviewed for soundness of approach, feasibility of recommendations, and adherence to Administration policy. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work and recommendations with some changes.
  4. I routinely exercised independent judgment in the analysis and resolution of complex budget issues. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work with only minor changes. The recommendations and decisions that I made were accepted by senior Agency officials as technically sound. Overall, my work served as a standard and guide for my peers.
  5. None of the above


* 23.[25013] Select the statement that best describes your experience independently planning, conducting and managing investigations of automotive systems and components including those that involve safety.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  2. I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


Grade: 12
* 1.[341] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-12 position.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 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.[1150] Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with requirements for engineering positions.
  1. I have a professional engineering degree which included differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than 1st year physics/chemistry) in 5 of the following 7 areas of engineering science or physics: statics, dynamics, strength of materials, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, thermodynamics, electrical fields/circuits, nature and property of materials, or any comparable area of fundamental engineering science/physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree in engineering as demonstrated by current registration as a professional engineer by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  3. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by passing the Engineer-in-Training (EIT) exam or required written test for professional registration administered by Boards of Engineering Examiners in any State, District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico.
  4. I have a combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor`s degree in engineering as demonstrated by completion of 60 semester hours of courses in physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences, including courses specified in Choice 1.
  5. I completed a curriculum leading to a bachelor`s degree in engineering technology or another appropriate field (e.g., physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology), and have at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance.
  6. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 3.[32914] Select the engineering concepts, principles and practices for which you have significant experience in your work career.
  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Electrical/Electronics Engineering
  3. Structural Engineering
  4. Strength & Materials
  5. Dynamics
  6. Statics
  7. Engineering Mechanics
  8. Computer Simulation
  9. Engineering Instrumentation
  10. Engineering Test Equipment
  11. None of the above


* 4.[9283] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of Federal standards regulating motor vehicle.
  1. I have no knowledge of performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have knowledge of performance characteristic relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have knowledge of and working experience with the performance characteristics relating to motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive field or interacted with customers in the automotive field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the performance characteristics of motor vehicles with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires systems or components.


* 5.[35908] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge of or experience in using the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSSs).
  1. I am not familiar with the FMVSSs.
  2. I have some knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  3. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs.
  4. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness.
  5. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSS related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and have applied that knowledge in my job.
  6. I have a working knowledge of the FMVSSs related to motor vehicle crashworthiness and to anthropomorphic test devices, and have applied that knowledge in my job.


* 6.[6088] Choose the statement that best describes your experience and knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  1. I have experience and training in the automotive manufacturing and supply industry (working for an automotive manufacturer or supplier) and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  2. I have experience and training in the automotive service and maintenance industry and have been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  3. I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology but no experience working directly for an automotive manufacturer/supplier or the service/maintenance industry.
  4. I have experience working on issues involving the automotive industry but have not been involved with technical issues concerning automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.
  5. I have no experience working in the automotive industry nor do I have knowledge of automotive manufacturing, systems, components and technology.


* 7.[25008] Select the statement that best describes your experience analyzing or assessing automotive systems and components including those that relate to safety.
  1. I have little or no engineering or practical knowledge of automotive systems or their safety performance.
  2. I have theoretical engineering knowledge related to automotive systems and components as a result of college coursework, and/or practical experience such as repairing systems or reading technical reports.
  3. I have practical experience with automotive systems and/or components either as part of job related duties or alternatively as part of college coursework, and some of this work involved safety related systems.
  4. I have both practical and engineering experience with automotive systems and components as part of job related duties and worked specifically on safety related systems.


* 8.[52309] Which of the following selections best describes your knowledge of automotive tires?
  1. I have no knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires.
  2. I have limited experience and knowledge of the technical aspects of automotive tires. I am familiar with the basics of how tires are designed and tested.
  3. I have experience and knowledge of most areas of automotive tires design. I have worked in the automotive tire industry and am familiar with automotive tire testing and design.
  4. I have extensive experience and knowledge of all aspects of automotive tire design and construction. I have worked in the automotive tire industry either in research or testing and have an understanding of the manufacturing process, procedures, and factory quality control procedures.


* 9.[52310] Which of the following selections best describe your knowledge of Federal standards regulating automotive tires?
  1. I have little or no knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards.
  2. I have basic knowledge of required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have read the Federal standards.
  3. I have some knowledge of and some working experience with the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have worked in the automotive tire field or interacted with customers in the automotive tire field.
  4. I have knowledge of and experience in most areas of the required performance characteristics of automotive tires with respect to the Federal standards. I have been involved in the testing of automotive tires or components.


* 10.[52311] Which of the following answers best describes your experience with automotive tire testing?
  1. I have no experience with automotive tire testing.
  2. I have seen tests conducted or have read and discussed articles on automotive tire testing, but I have no work experience.
  3. I have some basic experience in automotive tire testing gained as a student or assistant working at a testing site. However, I had no part in decision-making.
  4. I have been involved in automotive tire testing and have participated in the planning, conduct, and evaluation of that testing. I made some decisions relating to the design, conduct, operation and evaluation of the test.
  5. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader. I served as a resource for others because of my experience and knowledge. I made important decisions regarding the design, conduct and operation of the project. I have conducted automotive tire testing and participated as either a primary assistant to the project leader or acted as the leader.


* 11.[5011] Select the statement that best describes your experience in planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  1. I have served as the lead engineer responsible for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on a significant engineering test program.
  2. I have served as the junior engineer with responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  3. I have served as the junior engineer assisting in the planning, implementing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  4. I have had limited responsibility for planning, implementing, managing and reporting on engineering test programs of mechanical devices and/or systems.
  5. None of the above.


* 12.[5012] Select the statement that best describes your experience in conducting investigations designed to determine the root cause of the failure of a mechanical device or system to meet a criterion.
  1. I have acted as the lead engineer responsible for planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  2. I have acted as a junior engineer who has shared in the responsibility of planning and managing an investigation, collecting and analyzing related data and recommending a course of action.
  3. I have limited experience with conducting engineering investigations.
  4. None of the above.


* 13.[14435] Select the statement that best describes your knowledge and experience in analyzing laboratory or field test results.
  1. I do not have education, training or experience in analyzing laboratory test results.
  2. I have conducted tests and analyzed test results in my academic curriculum.
  3. I have analyzed test results in my job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have conducted tests, but have not had any education, training or experience in analyzing the results.
  5. I have normally been consulted by others for expertise and assistance or have trained others in analyzing test results.
  6. I independently analyzed results as a regular part of my job, usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 14.[3074] Select the task(s) you have performed with the past three years in support of the development of test procedures or technical specifications for motor vehicles, motor vehicle equipment, or other complex mechanical systems.
  1. Generating new ideas for technical projects
  2. Planning projects
  3. Managing projects
  4. Designing projects
  5. Developing novel analysis and evaluation techniques
  6. Performing or conducting testing in a hands-on, laboratory or test track setting
  7. Reducing experimental data
  8. Performing statistical data analysis
  9. Documenting experimental methods in results in reports and papers
  10. Making verbal presentations about research performed
  11. None of the above


* 15.[52308] Select the statement that best describes your familiarity with motor vehicles including motor vehicle components, systems, and equipment and any related failure modes.
  1. I have no experience working with motor vehicle and any related equipment.
  2. I have experience in working with motor vehicles and related equipment but have no experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  3. I have experience working with motor vehicles and related equipment on a regular and recurring basis and limited experience in conducting related failure mode analyses.
  4. I have experience independently working with motor vehicles and related equipment and in conducting related failure mode analyses on a regular and recurring basis.


* 16.[36852] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) written communication skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level official.
  2. Developed written materials for briefings, meetings and/or conferences.
  3. Produced documents clearly, logically, concisely, and persuasively written for varied audiences.
  4. Drafted policy and procedural material for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis in writing.
  6. Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, management reports, or articles.
  7. Prepared and wrote technical reports for internal & external audiences.
  8. Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations in written format.
  9. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity or expression, and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  10. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, testimonies or conferences for Congress, the media and general public.
  11. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings, or conferences for Agency departmental leaders.
  12. Wrote issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
  13. Composed responses to inquiries from senior officials.
  14. Developed recommendations for solutions to policy problems.
  15. Drafted correspondence/memoranda that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
  16. Developed guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
  17. Compiled and summarized the findings of studies.
  18. Wrote guidance that summarizes and explains rules and policies.
  19. Prepared comprehensive briefings for senior officials or officers that cover varied subjects.
  20. None of the above


* 17.[4506] Select the response(s) that describe the verbal communications skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. I have interacted with internal and external customers on a daily basis.
  2. I have experience in describing rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  3. I have facilitated workshops using formal facilitation methods.
  4. I have conducted occupational and other interviews to develop technical or programmatic knowledge.
  5. I have made presentations to varied audiences.
  6. I have provided classroom training.
  7. I have briefed managers and executives outside my organization.
  8. I have successfully negotiated with customers, contractors and vendors to resolve problems.
  9. I have persuaded others to accept findings, recommendations, changes, alternative viewpoints, or to take a particular course of action.
  10. I have acted as a meeting organizer and facilitator.
  11. I have successfully built consensus among individuals with disparate views and often in the face of high-level controversy, disagreement, and conflicting interest.
  12. I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  13. I have clearly communicated the revisions needed on plans, specifications and estimates.
  14. None of the above


* 18.[25950] Select the software applications that you have used as a regular and recurring part of your job, and in which you are proficient. Proficient means you understand and use a major part of the software's functions or capabilities.
  1. Railroad Capacity Modeling and Simulation software
  2. Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) software
  3. Project Management software
  4. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software
  5. Database software
  6. Word processing software
  7. Spreadsheet software
  8. Presentation software
  9. None of the above


* 19.[25011] Select the systems or components on which you have had demonstrated work or engineering experience designing, developing, analyzing, or evaluating.
  1. Seat belt/other passive restraint systems
  2. Airbags/other active restraint systems
  3. Vehicle lighting/electrical control systems
  4. Vehicle glazing/wiper control systems
  5. Body systems/crashworthiness/door latching
  6. Fuel systems/fuel system integrity
  7. None of the above


* 20.[24711] Select the areas of mechanical testing and evaluation with with you have experience.
  1. Set-up of modern instrumentations system
  2. Operation of modern instrumentations systems
  3. Calibration of modern instrumentations systems
  4. Setting up testing procedures
  5. Fabrication of test equipment
  6. Installation of test equipment
  7. Maintenance of test equipment
  8. Data storage and filtering
  9. Data analysis
  10. None of the above


* 21.[3083] Select the statement that best describes your experience setting priorities for technical projects, and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  1. I have no experience in setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines.
  2. I have some experience in setting goals and meeting required deadlines for technical projects, but did not have ultimate authority to set priorities or establish deadlines.
  3. I have experience in planning and prioritizing work for technical projects. I am a project manager and am familiar with Microsoft Project planning software.
  4. I have experience setting priorities for technical projects and establishing and meeting deadlines in a motor vehicle and motor vehicle equipment environment. I am proficient in using Microsoft Project planning software and use it on a regular and recurring basis.


* 22.[2535] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, designing and carrying out work assignments in an independent manner.
  1. I have worked independently on simple, routine assignments, but sought guidance or clarification of instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out ad hoc or more complex assignments. My work was carefully reviewed by my supervisor for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to instructions or Administration policy. My work frequently required extensive revisions.
  2. I have worked independently on routine assignments, but sought instructions from my supervisor or other staff on how to carry out assignments for which there was no precedent. My work was reviewed by my supervisor for technical soundness and conformance to Administration policy, and sometimes required revisions.
  3. I have worked independently on assignments, but consulted with my supervisor or other senior staff on possible approaches to controversial or unprecedented situations. My work was reviewed for soundness of approach, feasibility of recommendations, and adherence to Administration policy. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work and recommendations with some changes.
  4. I routinely exercised independent judgment in the analysis and resolution of complex budget issues. My supervisor normally accepted my completed work with only minor changes. The recommendations and decisions that I made were accepted by senior Agency officials as technically sound. Overall, my work served as a standard and guide for my peers.
  5. None of the above


* 23.[25013] Select the statement that best describes your experience independently planning, conducting and managing investigations of automotive systems and components including those that involve safety.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience administering, working with, or performing this task or function.
  2. I have had education or training administering, working with, or performing this task or function, but have not yet used it on the job.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.


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.[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


* 3.[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.

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


* 6.[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.