Victim Assistance Program Manager, GS-0301-13/14


Vacancy ID: 693596   Announcement Number: OS-TR-12-MM693596 (MP)   USAJOBS Control Number: 320111900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

By submitting your application to this vacancy, please be aware that you are agreeing to the following statement regarding your application: I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that I must not leave any questions "blank", or unanswered. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Please answer the following questions honestly and accurately. All answers must be reflected in your resume.

1. I understand that my resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination as to whether or not I meet the specialized experience requirements for each grade level(s) for which I am applying.  My work experience can be assumed to be FULL-TIME, unless I note otherwise.  If my work schedule is something OTHER THAN full-time, I have annotated the hours/week worked for that experience.  I understand that if the experience used to qualify me is part-time, and does NOT equal 52 weeks, I will be removed from consideration for employment.

A. Yes, I understand this statement and my resume complies with it.

2. Please choose the statement that best describes how you qualify for this position.

A. I have at least one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled Working with victims of crime; Developing and implementing program activities that promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws at the Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement, The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance and other applicable federal victim-related laws and policies; identify the informational needs of victims and witnesses, develops and disseminates relevant information through appropriate media; Serve as the primary liaison to federal, state, local and tribal victim service organizations.
B. I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
C. My background does not match any of the choices listed above.

3. Please choose the statement that best describes how you qualify for this position.

A. I have at least one FULL year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Examples of specialized experience could include: Developing and implementing program activities that promote compliance with federal victim-witness laws at the Federal, State, and Local law enforcement and tribal law enforcement, The Attorney General Guidelines for Victim and Witness Assistance and other applicable federal victim-related laws and policies; manage victim assistance program operations and activities, including development of new programs, budgets and statistical analysis; Assesses and evaluates the effectiveness of training policies, operations, and practices program-wide in regards to crime victims' rights and issues; Recommends appropriate changes to operations and policy to ensure adherence with applicable laws, policies and court decisions; Manages program and serves as the primary liaison to federal, state, local and tribal victim service organizations.
B. I have LESS than ONE YEAR of specialized experience as defined above.
C. My background does not match any of the choices listed above.


For the following tasks related to Theories and Practices of Victim Services, please choose the answer that best indicates your level of experience. Your answers will be compared to your resume for accuracy.

4. Comprehensive knowledge of theories, practices, procedures and methodology of a field of study directly related to the provision of victim services.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

5. Develops and implements programs that promote and evaluate compliance with victim-witness laws, and recommended appropriate changes to operations and policy to ensure adherence with applicable laws, policies and court decisions.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

6. Possess a broad range of knowledge in working with victims of crime, including but not limited to sexual assault, child abuse, human trafficking and domestic violence.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

For the following tasks related to Knowledge of Program Management, please choose the answer that best indicates your level of experience. Your answers may be compared to your resume for accuracy.

7. Program development, including concepts, objectives, and requirements of program goals and policies.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

8. Experience in program management, which includes independently planning, designing, and carrying out programs and projects.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

9. Generates statistical, quantitative reports, and an analysis of program activity.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

10. Writes policies and/or standard operating procedures.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

For the following tasks related to Knowledge of Program Management, please choose the answer that best indicates your level of experience. Your answers may be compared to your resume for accuracy.

11. Develops long-range budget plans, determined future budgetary requirements and administered funds in accordance with financial management guidelines.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

12. I have successfully written funding proposals.

A. Yes
B. No

13. Manages grants, inter-agency agreements and departmental/organizational budgets.

A. Yes
B. No


For the following tasks related to Knowledge of Program Management, please choose the answer that best indicates your level of experience. Your answers may be compared to your resume for accuracy.

14. Plans, directs, implements, coordinates, and evaluates the functions of a training program to address training for law enforcement and victim specialists regarding victims of crime and crime victim rights.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

15. Conducts workshops, seminars and other meetings with victim-witness subject-matter specialists, federal, tribal, state and local officials, and others.

A. I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this talk, 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 my supervisor.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job. I have performed this task independently with little or no supervision.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised others who have performed this task.

16. Manage, allocate, and schedule resources needed to accomplish organizational goals in a complex environment.

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 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

17. Coordinates multiple priorities in a complex, high stress environment.

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 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.