Watch Analyst-GS-0343-09/11


Vacancy ID: 562175   Announcement Number: MG-2012-90223-LDC-562175D/M   USAJOBS Control Number: 302913900

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MG-2012-90223-LDC-562175D/M
1. Title of Job

Watch Analyst-GS-0343-09/11
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Please indicate the lowest grade you are willing to accept.
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11

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply.  Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).

 

001 – All U.S. Citizens

002 – Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service). 

003 – Noncompetitive.  This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans’ Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities.  This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.


001 All US Citizens
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

0533 Philadelphia Metro Area, PA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian federal employee in the competitive service who has career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or am eligible under an interchange agreement. To receive consideration, you must submit a copy of your SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action that supports this claim. Do not submit a time off or cash award SF-50.
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous service performed under honorable conditions or a preference eligible veteran. To receive consideration, you must provide official documentation that documents your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered, you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation, such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above applies. I am not eligible to apply under Merit Promotion procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under non-competitive merit promotion procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or am eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A. You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority, such as those authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter.
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You must provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible for a Veterans Recruitment Appointment based on (1) a disabled veteran; or (2) a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or (3) a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or (4) recently separated veteran. You must provide documentation of your service and/or disability such as a DD-214, statement of service, and/or VA letter
F. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.
Choose one answer that best describes your experience or combination of education and experience as it relates to the specialized experience for this GS-343-09_GS-0343-11, Watch Analyst position:

PLEASE BE SURE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME THAT SUPPORTS YOUR RESPONSES. It is important that your submitted application package clearly shows that you possess the experience and skill levels that you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume for this position. If not, your rating score will be adjusted or your application will be determined not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating your application ineligible and losing consideration or terminating your employment, if hired. Choose one answer that best describes your experience or combination of education and experience as it relates to the specialized experience for this GS-343-09_GS-0343-11, Watch Analyst position:

3. Select the response that best describes your level of experience for the GS-09 position.

A. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS- 07 that involved assisting in analyzing the Federal and/or state government's response to disasters and emergencies, and developing remedial solutions.
B. I do not have one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 that involved assisting in analyzing the Federal and/or state government's response to disasters and emergencies, and developing remedial solutions.

4. Select the response that best describes your level of experience for the GS-11 position.

A. I have at least one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 that involved analyzing the Federal and/or state government's response to disasters and emergencies, and developing remedial solutions.
B. I do not have one year of experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 that involved analyzing the Federal and/or state government's response to disasters and emergencies, and developing remedial solutions.

5. Choose one answer that best describes your knowledge of and skill in applying analytical techniques to synthesize incident or potential incident data to determine relevant information needed for decision-making purposes.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have assisted in the analysis of the effectiveness of emergency management issues and I have worked with and persuaded program managers and/or other officials in positions of decision-making authority to follow a recommended course of action.
D. I have analyzed and evaluated constantly changing requirements in anticipation of or in response to major disasters or other emergencies at the Federal, local and/or state level and provided solutions to substantive operating and/or policy issues.
E. I am considered an expert in these areas, and have supervised others in performing these tasks.

6. Choose one answer that best describes your knowledge of and skill in working in an emergency operations center or similar operation where duties required the collection and analysis of information for the purpose of maximizing the effectiveness of the utilization of response resources

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have assisted in the analysis of the effectiveness of emergency management issues and I have worked with and persuaded program managers and/or other officials in positions of decision-making authority to follow a recommended course of action.
D. I have analyzed and evaluated constantly changing requirements in anticipation of or in response to major disasters or other emergencies at the Federal, local and/or state level and provided solutions to substantive operating and/or policy issues.
E. I am considered an expert in these areas, and have supervised others in performing these tasks.

7. Choose one answer that best describes your knowledge of and skill in contacting other Federal departments and agencies, state, local, and/or nongovernmental agencies to gather and share incident information.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have assisted others with work in emergency preparedness and incident response, but have done so with direction from a supervisor or senior team member.
D. I have worked independently in a variety of emergency preparedness and incident response situations.
E. I am considered an expert in emergency preparedness and incident response, and have managed others performing these tasks.

8. Choose one answer that best describes your experience with emergency preparedness and incident response at the Federal, State, or local level which has involved providing input to management concerning inadequacies and/or recommendations of remedial actions necessary to improve effectiveness.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have assisted others with work in emergency preparedness and incident response, but have done so with direction from a supervisor or senior team member.
D. I have worked independently in a variety of emergency preparedness and incident response situations.
E. I am considered an expert in emergency preparedness and incident reponse, and have managed others performing these tasks.

9. Choose one answer that best describes your understanding of the Federal, State, and local government structures, organizations, functions, and responsibilities sufficient to gather, analyze, and disseminate disaster-related information.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have coordinated inter-/intra-agency efforts dealing with emergency management issues.
D. I have experience serving in a management position at the Federal or State level in emergency management planning and operations.
E. I have served in a position of authority to interface with other operations or command centers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or other critical organizations for outreach and awareness and information sharing as it related to emergency response.

10. Choose the answer that best describes your experience

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have coordinated inter-/intra-agency efforts dealing with emergency management issues.
D. I have experience serving in a management position at the Federal or State level in emergency management planning and operations.
E. I have served in a position of authority to interface with other operations or command centers, intelligence and law enforcement agencies, or other critical organizations for outreach and awareness and information sharing as it related to emergency response.

11. Choose one answer that best describes your skill using computer mapping or similar programs.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have consulted with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, and other disaster response specialists to determine the most consequential factors to research for disaster response planning; or promoted and implemented training to teach basic skills in the use of GIS software, retrieval and analysis.
D. I have had responsibility for the acquisition of a range of spatial information required to support disaster planning.
E. I have significant hands-on experience with geographic information systems or other mapping programs to analyze and present operational and risk assessment information used for national disaster relief.

12. Select the response that best describes your knowledge of geographic information systems.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have consulted with meteorologists, seismologists, hydrologists, and other disaster response specialists to determine the most consequential factors to research for disaster response planning; or promoted and implemented training to teach basic skills in the use of GIS software, retrieval and analysis.
D. I have had responsibility for the acquisition of a range of spatial information required to support disaster planning.
E. I have significant hands-on experience with geographic information systems or other mapping programs to analyze and present operational and risk assessment information used for national disaster relief.

13. Choose one answer that best describes your knowledge and application of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework relating to emergency operations, procedures, and emergency notification.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have applied knowledge of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework through involvement in one or more ESF functions as a cooperating agency representative or tribal representative.
C. I have Worked, through emergency operations centers, as a nongovernmental, voluntary, or private sector organization employee or representative responding to an incident to provide specialized service(s). Familiar with the roles and responsibilities of local, State, and Federal levels of government working as essential partners in responding to incidents.
D. I have been involved in multiagency planning and coordination of incident management efforts to ensure a seamless integration of and transition between preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
E. I have performed duties such as coordinating and ensuring implementation of preparedness activities to include identifying resources for alter, activation, and subsequent deployment.

14. Choose one answser that best describes your experience applying the National Response Framework in your work environment.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have applied knowledge of the operational concepts of the National Response Framework through involvement in one or more ESF functions as a cooperating agency representative or tribal representative.
C. I have Worked, through emergency operations centers, as a nongovernmental, voluntary, or private sector organization employee or representative responding to an incident to provide specialized service(s). Familiar with the roles and responsibilities of local, State, and Federal levels of government working as essential partners in responding to incidents.
D. I have been involved in multiagency planning and coordination of incident management efforts to ensure a seamless integration of and transition between preparedness, response, and recovery activities.
E. I have performed duties such as coordinating and ensuring implementation of preparedness activities to include identifying resources for alter, activation, and subsequent deployment.

15. Choose one answer that best describes your ability to communicate analytical information orally.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have a general knowledge of situational awareness research techniques for analytical reporting.
D. I have experience assisting in the collection and analysis of information used for compiling situational awareness briefing materials and presentations.
E. I have demonstrated experience researching, analyzing, preparing, and presenting situational awareness information in briefing format, to a variety of audiences in accordance with established reporting schedules.

16. Select the response that best describes your experience compiling information and communicating information to senior staff.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have a general knowledge of situational awareness research techniques for analytical reporting.
D. I have experience assisting in the collection and analysis of information used for compiling situational awareness briefing materials and presentations.
E. I have demonstrated experience researching, analyzing, preparing, and presenting situational awareness information in briefing format, to a variety of audiences in accordance with established reporting schedules.