Continuity of Operations Specialist, GS-301-9


Vacancy ID: 668759   Announcement Number: MG-2012-T0294-MJH-668759-DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 317658900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

1. Select the statement below that best represents your highest level of experience or education for the position of GS-301-9, continuity of operations specialist position.

A. I possess at least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level of the federal service that demonstrates knowledge, skill or ability to perform the following: experience working with different forms of emergency management and ensure emergency continuity related program goals and objectives are effective.

B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree; or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

C. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.

D. I do not have the experience described in the above statement.


FOR THE FOLLOWING STATEMENTS, SELECT THE THAT BEST DESCRIBES YOUR LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE AND /OR TRAINING FOR THIS POSITION. PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE LETTER FOR EACH ITEM.

A- I HAVE NOT HAD 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 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.

2. General understanding of COOP, COG and contingency programs.

3. Experience working with emergency management.

4. Maintain and update all resource materials associated with continuity programs.

5. Supports carrying out management studies, reviews, and strategic planning.

6. General knowledge of management techniques.

7. Ensure that management policies and procedures are consistent.

8. Works in a demanding environment.

9. Plans your work and follow through.

10. Works for multiple and senior level customers.

11. Attends meetings, conferences, and other forums involving emergency management.

12. Works in a diverse team to conduct studies.

13. Develops and provide written reports of works efforts to supervisor.

14. Develops memoranda, letters, reports and other written material to manager/supervisor.

15. Provides consultation on problems.

16. Resolve problem areas and/or controversies.

17. Collecting and exchanging information.