Supervisory Transportation Industry Analyst

Vacancy ID: 787534   Announcement Number: 2012-12-DEU-AT787534   USAJOBS Control Number: 331310600

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1. Title of Job

Supervisory Transportation Industry Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Supervisory Transporation Industry Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

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110010001 Washington DC, DC

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:


1. Carefully read the following descriptions of experience. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for the GS-14 Supervisory Transportation Industry Analyst. Make sure your application supports the response that you select.  Mark only 1 response.

A. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Experience may have been gained with a carrier or shipper, carriers' or shippers' associations, transportation consulting organizations, State, local, or Federal regulatory bodies, or similar groups or organizations. This experience includes leading or supervising work in performing analytical, evaluative, advisory or similar work pertaining to the regulation of the maritime shipping industry (e.g., operations, economics); or ensuring compliance with Federal maritime shipping statutes and regulations; or performing duties in international liner commercial shipping involving ocean common carrier, ocean transportation intermediary, or import/export shipping.  NOTE:  Certain types of experience may not meet this requirement, i.e., admiralty law, maritime labor, security, safety, or environmental experience.

B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

Technical Competence (Knowledge of maritime shipping operations)

Competency Definition: Knowledge of maritime shipping industry operations, practices and capabilities; special handling or movement requirements associated with freight or other transportation operations as they relate to delegated authorities and responsibilities.

This section relates to the quality of your experience and the extent to which you possess the competencies required for the position. For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience, education, and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have no education, training or experience 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 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.

2. Assures an understanding of, compliance with, or enforcement of, Federal shipping statutes and agency regulations and guidelines by directing and managing staff in the conduct of program activities. 

3. Interprets statutes for application in carrying out program responsibilities.

4. Uses knowledge of international liner/maritime shipping operations to identify factors that should be considered when conducting analyses and making policy recommendations.

5. Assesses the potential impact of actions that are under consideration.

6. Directs the development of interpretive and investigative analyses of issues that impact program policies and practices.


Competency Definition: Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work.

7. Develops plans and conducts evaluations of data gathered for analyses, projects or studies.

8. Ensures implementation of the goals and objectives of the organization.

9. Provides management with specific recommendations to enhance programs, goals, and objectives in alignment with the organization’s mission and strategic goals. 

10. Identifies ways to improve productivity and increase the quality of the work.

Developing Others

Competency Definition: Develops the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods.

11. Identifies developmental and training needs of staff members, providing or arranging for needed development and training.

12. Gives advice, counsel, and instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters.

External Awareness

Competency Definition: Identifies and keeps up-to-date on key international policies and economic, political, and social trends that affect the organization. Understands near-term and long range plans and determines how to best be positioned to achieve a competitive business advantage in a global economy.

13. Keeps abreast of studies conducted by others, trade conditions, and information that have potential implications for the organization.

14. Identifies external factors that should be considered when making policy recommendations.

15. Uses tact and diplomacy when dealing with external stakeholders.

Oral Communication

Competency Definition: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

16. Provides findings and recommendations at high-level meetings.

17. Provides advice and assistance to leaders for areas of program responsibility.

18. Explains the organization’s position on a sensitive or complex issue to an outside group.


Competency Definition: Expresses facts and ideas in writing in a clear, convincing and organized manner.

19. Prepares recommendations for proposing revisions of procedures, policies, or regulations for use by organizational leaders.

20. Prepares work products that are technically authoritative, requiring no significant changes.

21. Reviews and approves the substance of reports, studies and investigations.

Certification of Accuracy
Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification.  Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses.  Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance.  Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

22. If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith.  I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731).  I understand that any information I give may be investigated.  I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.