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Grade: 11
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-11 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience, education or combination of education and experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I have completed 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in a field that is directly related to the duties of this position.
  3. I have a combination of graduate level education beyond the first 2 years of progressive graduate study and specialized experience that together meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Choose the statement that best describes your experience representing the organization at public proceedings, such as advisory committee meetings, public meetings and hearings.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Choose a statement that best describes your experience producing written products for use throughout a major Federal agency. The Coast Guard may request writing samples and references to validate the samples.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 4.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing cost benefit analyses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Choose the answer that best describes your experience working with large transportation related databases and information system.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 6.I have conducted economic studies/evaluations applying a working knowledge of environmental, safety or security standards and regulations using relevant economic models.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing regulatory assessments including analyses of economic impacts, costs and benefits for a range of alternatives, analysis of reporting and record keeping burdens, and analyses of impacts on small entities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your level of experience developing Federal homeland security, transportation or environmental related regulations and guidelines?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.From the choices below, select the one statement that best represents the assignments you are typically assigned as an economist and that you successfully complete. My assignments as an economist typically involves:
  1. Work on segments of a large project.
  2. Work on recurring or continuing programs of economic data gathering, analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Work on assigned studies requiring my planning and execution of sequential work steps.
  4. Work on various studies simultaneously requiring my initiation of investigations, the planning of methods to be employed including the interpretation of findings and all aspects of the study including the preparation of final reports.
  5. Specific problems for which I am responsible for analyzing, defining and finding a solution.
  6. Total responsibility for multiple assignments, each involving broad responsibility for a particular area of economic activity.
  7. None of the above.


Grade: 12
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-12 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position:
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Choose the statement that best describes your experience representing the organization at public proceedings, such as advisory committee meetings, public meetings and hearings.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Choose a statement that best describes your experience producing written products for use throughout a major Federal agency. The Coast Guard may request writing samples and references to validate the samples.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 4.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing cost benefit analyses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Choose the answer that best describes your experience working with large transportation related databases and information system.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 6.I have conducted economic studies/evaluations applying a working knowledge of environmental, safety or security standards and regulations using relevant economic models.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing regulatory assessments including analyses of economic impacts, costs and benefits for a range of alternatives, analysis of reporting and record keeping burdens, and analyses of impacts on small entities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your level of experience developing Federal homeland security, transportation or environmental related regulations and guidelines?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.From the choices below, select the one statement that best represents the assignments you are typically assigned as an economist and that you successfully complete. My assignments as an economist typically involves:
  1. Work on segments of a large project.
  2. Work on recurring or continuing programs of economic data gathering, analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Work on assigned studies requiring my planning and execution of sequential work steps.
  4. Work on various studies simultaneously requiring my initiation of investigations, the planning of methods to be employed including the interpretation of findings and all aspects of the study including the preparation of final reports.
  5. Specific problems for which I am responsible for analyzing, defining and finding a solution.
  6. Total responsibility for multiple assignments, each involving broad responsibility for a particular area of economic activity.
  7. None of the above.


Grade: 13
YOUR RESPONSE TO THE FOLLOWING BASIC QUALIFICATION QUESTION(S) MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.GS-13 In addition to meeting the occupational requirements for this series, choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 2.Choose the statement that best describes your experience representing the organization at public proceedings, such as advisory committee meetings, public meetings and hearings.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Choose a statement that best describes your experience producing written products for use throughout a major Federal agency. The Coast Guard may request writing samples and references to validate the samples.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 4.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing cost benefit analyses.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Choose the answer that best describes your experience working with large transportation related databases and information system.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 6.I have conducted economic studies/evaluations applying a working knowledge of environmental, safety or security standards and regulations using relevant economic models.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Choose the statement that best describes your experience performing regulatory assessments including analyses of economic impacts, costs and benefits for a range of alternatives, analysis of reporting and record keeping burdens, and analyses of impacts on small entities.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your level of experience developing Federal homeland security, transportation or environmental related regulations and guidelines?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.From the choices below, select the one statement that best represents the assignments you are typically assigned as an economist and that you successfully complete. My assignments as an economist typically involves:
  1. Work on segments of a large project.
  2. Work on recurring or continuing programs of economic data gathering, analysis, and interpretation.
  3. Work on assigned studies requiring my planning and execution of sequential work steps.
  4. Work on various studies simultaneously requiring my initiation of investigations, the planning of methods to be employed including the interpretation of findings and all aspects of the study including the preparation of final reports.
  5. Specific problems for which I am responsible for analyzing, defining and finding a solution.
  6. Total responsibility for multiple assignments, each involving broad responsibility for a particular area of economic activity.
  7. None of the above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.We need to determine if you possess the basic educational background needed to qualify for this position. From the descriptions below, choose the statement that BEST describes your education relevant to this position.
  1. I have completed a bachelor's or graduate degree in economics that included at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus.
  2. I have a combination of education and experience that includes at least 21 semester hours in economics and 3 semester hours in statistics, accounting, or calculus, and is equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in economics.
  3. My background does not match either of the above choices.






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