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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience 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-07 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  2. I have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education OR possess a master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B. or J.D.).
  3. I have a combination of specialized experience and graduate level education that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience 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
  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.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience 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-11 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13 - Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience 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-12 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement
  2. My experience does not match the choice above.


Grade: All Grades
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.

* 1.Choose the statement(s) that describes the communication/briefing skills you have used as a regular part of your job.
  1. Developed written materials for briefings, meetings or conferences.
  2. Written clearly, logically, concisely and persuasively for varied audiences.
  3. Drafted policy and procedural materials for dissemination to field or operating level components.
  4. Drafted reports, memoranda and correspondence for signature by higher-level officials.
  5. Communicated organizational strategies, goals, objectives or priorities on a regular basis.
  6. Explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations.
  7. Composed complex correspondence or other written work such as manuals, books, management reports or articles.
  8. Reviewed reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of expression and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  9. Briefed managers/executives outside of my organization.
  10. Provided internal briefings on a highly controversial issue.
  11. Provided external briefings on a highly controversial issue.
  12. Developed comprehensive materials for briefings, meetings or conferences for agency and departmental leaders, Congress, the media and the general public.
  13. None of the above.


* 2.Which of the following describes your ability to develop written evaluation statements, decision analysis and records of decision under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), which document comprehensive review taken, consideration given and final action taken on projects requiring Federal, State or local approvals?
  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.Which of the following best reflects your highest level of experience conducting environmental site assessments of proposed bridge or other projects, documenting the environmental impacts likely to occur if the proposed projects were implemented?
  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.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience providing advice and guidance to program personnel covering issues, such as jurisdictional authority, location(s) of bridges, navigational needs, or other comparable federal, state or local regulatory approval/permit programs involving regional transportation development plans, environmental impacts, reasonable project alternatives, and appropriate coordination with groups, businesses, agencies, etc.?
  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.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience interpreting and applying policies, statutes, and regulations pertaining to Bridge Program management?
  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.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience examining and corroborating the formal documentation included in the application for bridge permits or other approvals?
  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.


* 7.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience examining and verifying applicant¿s environmental assessment to ensure compliance with the National Policy Act (NEPA) and other environmental legislation?
  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.


* 8.I have applied the following environmental control laws in order to make effective decisions affecting the environment:
  1. National Environmental Policy Act
  2. Council of Environmental Quality Regulations
  3. The Endangered Species Act
  4. The National Historic Preservation Act
  5. Executive Orders on wetlands and flood plains
  6. Water Quality Certification
  7. None of the above.


* 9.Which of the following statements best reflects your highest level of experience determining routine and special conditions, statutes, orders and policies applicable to individual cases and incorporate such into legal permit or project approval documents, as it relates to bridge administration or a related field:
  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.


* 10.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience reviewing and critiquing the location, design type, size, construction time scheduling, project plans, vertical and horizontal clearance, and navigational orientation included in application for bridge permits, or similar permitted projects:
  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.


* 11.Which of the following describes your ability to effectively use computer software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook?
  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.


* 12.Which of the following describes your ability to apply knowledge of marine navigation principles and concepts?
  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.


* 13.Which of the following describes your ability to prepare digests, various reports and memoranda, including written replies to inquiries from Federal, state or local officials, Congressional interests, citizen groups and other entities and individuals?
  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.


* 14.Which of the following describes your ability to analyze, interpret and apply reference materials such as tide tables, hydraulic data, waterway guide clearances, and Corps of Engineers navigational project data concerning the Bridge Administration Program or other comparable Federal, State, or local regulatory approval/permitting program?
  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.






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