Highway Accident Investigator (Human Performance)


Vacancy ID: 779691   Announcement Number: HS779691MB   USAJOBS Control Number: 330892300

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1. Title of Job

Highway Accident Investigator (Human Performance)
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

001 Highway Accident Investigator - Merit Promotion
002 Highway Accident Investigator - All US Citizens
003 Highway Accident Investigator - Non Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest with the National Transportation Safety Board.

 

Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application.

1. To minimally qualify for the GS-11 level, the applicant must meet the following requirements. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level? Specialized experience includes conducting activities related to the evaluation of vehicle operators in regard to impairment, fatigue and compliance to appropriate regulations, including verifying compliance with applicable federal and state regulations; field work such as collecting and evaluating evidence, photographing the operational environment and vehicle damage; and writing analytical and investigative reports.

OR

Ph. D or equivalent doctoral degree

OR

3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.

A. YES
B. NO

2. To minimally qualify for the GS-12 level, the applicant must meet the following requirements. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level? Specialized experience includes expertise in accident investigation, including evaluating evidence commonly found in accident environments; how that evidence relates to human performance factors contributing to crash events; expertise in independently determining operational errors or other human performance related events contributing to the crash event; and knowledge of the application of human performance principles, concepts, theories and practices to accident investigation.

A. YES
B. NO

3. To minimally qualify for the GS-13 level, the applicant must meet the following requirements. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level? Specialized experience includes leading an investigative group comprised of individuals from local, State, and Federal governments and private entities; gathering information to verify or refute theories and conclusions concerning human performance issues; and demonstrated mastery of the principles, concepts, theories and practices of human performance.

A. YES
B. NO

For each item, select the ONE response that most accurately describes your current level of experience and capability using the scale below.

A- I have not had education, training in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Properly identifies various types of evidence and classifies its relevance and importance to the investigation.

5. Uses evidence to determine vehicle dynamics and identify specific crash events.

6. Uses evidence collected by others and evaluates its validity as well as relevance to the investigation.

7. Evaluates and documents physical evidence, vehicle damage and other items relevant to crash events.

8. Applies accepted methodologies common to accident reconstruction to determine crash dynamics and events.

9. Uses commercially available software applications common to accident reconstruction to evaluate vehicle performance.

10. Influences, motivates, and challenges others.

11. Adapts leadership styles to a variety of situations.

12. Encourages and facilitating cooperation, pride, trust, and group identity.

13. Fosters commitment and team spirit.

14. Works with others to achieve goals.

15. Expresses information (e.g., ideas or facts) to individuals effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (e.g., technical, sensitive, controversial).

16. Effectively listens to others; attending to nonverbal cues, and responding appropriately.

17. Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements.

18. Determines short- and long-term goals and strategies to achieve them.

19. Coordinates with other organizations and/or employees.

20. Evaluates tasks associated with vehicle operation to determine areas of human performance where errors may have occurred.

21. Analyzes operating environment for factors influencing any errors.

22. Applies theories of human performance to accident errors to suggest corrective/preventative measures.

23. Evaluates physical evidence to determine appropriate details to document through photographs.

24. Photographs accident vehicles from all angles to fully capture damage, direction of force and other details related to the crash event.

25. Photographs accident site and surrounding environment to document all available features related to the crash event(s) and potential relationships between human/vehicle/environment.

26. Uses electronic or other measuring systems to document pertinent environmental factors that may influence driver performance.

27. Uses electronic or other measuring systems to document pertinent vehicle factors that may influence driver performance.

28. Examines a vehicle operator's state at the time of accident to determine the presence of impairments.

29. Applies scientific knowledge of human impairment to a vehicle operator's situation to determine how and why impairment occurred.

30. Applies scientific knowledge of human impairment to determine the degree of a vehicle operator's impairment.

31. Analyzes a vehicle operator's impairment to determine effect on operational performance.

32. Coordinates with medical subject matter experts to obtain, review, and evaluate the results of toxicological tests and other medical records.

33. Asks questions to obtain factual information following established protocol.

34. Listens to responses and formulates probing questions, as needed, to clarify answers and elicit complete details.

35. Perceives nonverbal cues and adapts style to gain and maintain cooperation.

36. Uses nonverbal communication to convey and sustain the intent of the interview.

37. Shows understanding, friendliness, courtesy, tact, empathy, concern, and politeness to others.

38. Develops and maintains effective relationships with others.

39. Effectively deals with individuals who are difficult, hostile, or distressed.

40. Relates well to people from varied backgrounds and different situations.

41. Employs sensitivity to cultural diversity, race, gender, disabilities, and other individual differences.

42. Identifies a need for, and knows where or how to gather factual information.

43. Organizes and maintains information or information management systems.

44. Identifies problems.

45. Determines the accuracy and relevance of information.

46. Uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, conclusions, and recommendations.

47. Uses logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

48. Produces written information, including technical reports that are appropriate for the intended audience.

49. Recognizes and uses correct English grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

50. Communicates information (e.g., facts, ideas, or messages) in a succinct and organized manner.

51. Proofreads documents to ensure accuracy.

52. Provides written comments to convey results of technical reviews of reports.

53. Uses machines, tools, instruments, or equipment effectively.

54. Uses computers and computer applications to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format (e.g., e-mail, report writing and preparing presentations)

55. Uses on-line applications to enter and track data.

56. Makes clear and convincing oral presentations to a variety of audiences.

57. Uses presentation software programs and visual aids to convey general and technical information.

58. Conveys a position on issues that may be controversial and defending that position

59. Answers questions independently in a manner that demonstrates thorough preparation.

60. Persuades others to accept recommendations, cooperate, or change their behavior

61. Supports own position/argument when challenged

62. Uses appropriate interpersonal styles and methods to inspire and guide individuals toward goal achievement.

63. Secures consensus for ideas, interests, and resources necessary for the achievement of objectives.

64. Works with others toward an agreement.

65. Successfully negotiates to find mutually acceptable solutions.

66. Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information.

67. Analyzes factual data and information.

68. Uses analytic methods and tools, e.g., Fault Tree analysis, events and causal factors diagram, barrier analysis; to draw accurate conclusions.

69. Experience in developing new insights into current situations.

70. Applies innovative solutions to existing problems.

71. Formulates new methods to address situations where established methods and procedures are inapplicable or unavailable.

72. Remains aware of developments in Human Factors by reading scientific articles, textbooks and other reference materials, and literature published by professional organizations.

73. Routinely attends conferences and meetings where research findings related to Human Performance are presented.

74. Performs literature searches, using both traditional library resources and the internet, on topics relevant to on-going investigations.

75. Uses knowledge of current and proposed driver-related regulations for commercial drivers promulgated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in evaluating driver qualifications.

76. Employs general knowledge of State laws and regulations concerning driver-related topics such as graduated driver's licenses, texting, and cell phone use while evaluating driver performance.

77. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation, are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.