Program Analyst, GS-0343-12/13


Vacancy ID: 733898   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-DE-12-733898   USAJOBS Control Number: 324907700

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Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 733898
1. Title of Job

Program Analyst, GS-0343-12/13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

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Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


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Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)


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

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12
13

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

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

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

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Program Analyst

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


99MTRO001 Chicago Metro Area, IL
241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-0343-12.

A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.

B. I do not possess the experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum 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 analyzing and evaluating on a quantitative or qualitative basis the effectiveness of a broad/complex program operation; conducting studies of organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes or improvements in organization

B. I do not possess the experience described above.

3. Do you possess a specialized certification in Quality Management, Project Management, or Continual Improvement?

A. Yes
B. No

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience 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 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.

4. Perform audits and assessments of processes and services determining the fitness for use of products and initiates corrective action in the areas of drugs, foods, devices, biologics, cosmetics and veterinary medicine in accordance with established FDA regulations.

5. Identifies potential issues relating to work projects within the Office and facilitates their resolution through the application of experience, knowledge and innovation.

6. Conduct independent analysis and documents this work by including a review of the data, methodology, results and assessments.

7. Identify and analyze issues, problems, and challenges facing the program in order to formulate and evaluate possible courses of action for resolving them.

8. Use data analysis to fulfill various requests involving organizational enforcement statistics.

9. Gathers qualitative and quantitative data using established methods and techniques and when necessary, modifies accepted methods to meet the needs of the project.

10. Contributes to the design and conducts qualitative and quantitative studies to improve and evaluate program management.

11. Participates in discussions about alternative analytical approaches, identifies trade-offs and makes evaluations related to data quality and uncertainties.

12. Negotiate with management for acceptance of recommendations when proposals involve substantial resources, extensive changes in work processes and activities, and/or may conflict with the desires and goals of management.

13. Contributes to and provides feedback on the design of methods to implement necessary program changes, based on recommendations of the team.

14. Initiates and participates in discussions and decisions concerning organizational plans, programs and activities, as related to risk management and enforcement projects.

15. Prepare comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations considering such factors as actual accomplishments versus goals established, adequacy of existing versus new programs, and cost incurred in the conduct of the program.