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Vacancy Details

Band: J

No questions specified.

Band: All Grades

Instructions
Please answer all of the questions listed below. Errors or omissions may affect your consideration for employment. Remember that your experience is subject to verification.
Your responses to these statements will be scored and the score you receive will be used as a measure of the degree to which your background matches the qualifications and competencies required for this job.
In responding to these questions, you should carefully consider each of these statements and choose the response that best matches your experience level. Your resume must support your self-ratings.
Please read response options carefully as response options may have changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Your self-ratings will be reviewed. If, after reviewing your resume and any supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your category placement may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Certification
1 Do you certify that, to the best of your knowledge and belief, ALL of the information you will provide on this application is true, accurate and complete? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
J Band Qualifications
2

Do you have one year of specialized experience at the SV-I or GS-13 in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector reviewing surface transportation regulations, programs and processes to develop recommendations to improve effectiveness and efficiency of surface operations; formulating performance recommendations and/or action plans based on analytical results; and performing in-depth reviews of security concerns to ensure of accuracy and conformity with Surface Operations issued guidance?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Planning and directing long-range policy studies, projects, or program analyses that address broad organizational issues significantly impacting key TSA strategic objectives and operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have performed this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
4

Managing multiple complex projects or major programs to ensure objectives are met.         

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
5 Which of the following responses best describes your experience working on a team or collaborating with others to accomplish work-related activities? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience or training related to working on a team or collaborating with others.
  • I have completed training related to working on a team or collaborating with others, but have not yet applied it on the job.
  • I have worked on a team or collaborated with others while under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • I have worked on a team or collaborated with others while working independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee.
  • Working on a team or collaborating with others has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed work requiring this skill routinely and independently.
  • I have trained others on teamwork or collaborating with others and/or others have consulted me as an expert to assist with work requiring this skill.
6 Working with members of a team in order to accomplish a goal. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
7 Working independently and with minimal direction or supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
8

Applying knowledge of compliance oversight principles (i.e., inspection, investigation and enforcement procedures) to ensure the security of the surface transportation sector.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
9

Applying knowledge of surface transportation security to develop surface transportation security related training and exercise programs.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have some experience performing this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
  • I have supervised or overseen others who perform this task/competency.
10

Developing and facilitating tabletop exercises in alignment with Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) principals.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have some experience performing this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
  • I have supervised or overseen others who perform this task/competency.
11

 Developing and facilitating training for internal and external stakeholders.  

Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience with this task/competency.
  • I have some experience performing this task/competency, either in training or on the job under close supervision.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review.
  • I have extensive experience in this task/competency and am regularly asked to provide assistance, training, or technical guidance on this task/competency.
  • I have supervised or overseen others who perform this task/competency.
12 Administering transportation security initiatives for a national surface transportation security system. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
13 Implementing surface transportation security policies, directives and regulations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
14 Developing appropriate responses to Federal government agencies and senior leadership regarding surface transportation security operations. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
15 Serving as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
16 Directing all aspects of a program or projects to ensure that work progresses towards achieving goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
17 Comprehending mass transit and passenger rail transportation laws, regulations, security programs and policies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
18 Using knowledge of quantitative analytical techniques (e.g., statistics, Quality Control, Lean Six Sigma methodology) for performance improvement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
19 Formulating performance recommendations and/or action plans based on analytical results. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
20 Determining benchmarks and metrics for monitoring operational effectiveness. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.
21 Developing data collection, analysis and reporting requirements for performance improvement in operations and support functions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had no education, training or experience in performing this task/competency.
  • I have had education and training in performing this task/competency, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task/competency on the job, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have performed this task/competency as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task/competency and/or I have trained others so they can perform this task/competency or others normally consult me as an expert for assistance in performing this task/competency.