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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and meets the Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-0343-13.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, to include experience planning analysis in support of managerial and organizational goals and objectives; conducting analysis that identify special program/project requirements; assessing and improving program effectiveness or management processes; and providing assistance in determining the need for written policies and procedures.
2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that best describes your eligibility for this position.A. I currently work for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) serving on a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Prepare and present authoritative findings and recommendations to resolve
complex management issues, problems, and conflicts.
4. Present findings and recommendations on complex issues or problems impacting
5. Advise others in the application of agency rules, regulations, and procedures, in order to identify problems, gather information, draw conclusions, and recommend solutions.
6. Recognize serious problems and issues based on an understanding of broad legislation, policy, and program definitions.
7. Research established administrative policies, precedents, and/or regulations relating to regulatory programs and functions.
8. Resolve problems, modify procedures, and interpret policy in order to meet difficult, controversial, and novel situations.
9. Analyze the impact of proposed changes to laws and regulations that affect regulatory functions, programs, and activities.
10. Participate and document discussions and decisions that concern regulatory programs and activities.
11. Develop and maintain regulatory communications, policies, and guidelines with regard to program segment(s) and regulations.
12. Present related presentation materials supporting evaluation recommendations.
13. Make substantive program, administrative, or operating recommendations for an organization's functions, program segment(s), and activities.
14. Make oral presentations to management officials recommending changes to programs and procedures.
15. Develop written reports to recommend changes to programs and policies.
16. Prepare work papers, which document the analysis and evaluation of project/program operation.
17. Conduct analysis to determine impacts of revisions to existing legislation, regulations, or policies.