Program Analyst, GS-0343-11/12/13

Vacancy ID: 741691   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-12-741691   USAJOBS Control Number: 325923600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that describes how you meet the education and/or experience for this position at the GS-11 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service) that included gathering data to assist in conducting studies on the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare or human services related programs; responding to routine inquiries on the policies and procedures of a program aimed to identify issues affecting program management; drafting reports on studies for management review.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.M., if related. (You must provide supporting transcripts).
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify. (You must provide supporting transcripts.)
D. My education and/or experience are not reflected in the statements above.

2. Select the statement that describes how you meet the specialized experience requirements for this position at the GS-12 level

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-11 grade level or higher in the Federal service applying analysis tools and techniques to assist in developing and conducting studies on healthcare or human services programs; recommending solutions to issues impacting the effective and efficient delivery of program services to beneficiaries; preparing reports on study results; and advising on policies and procedures related to healthcare or human services programs.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

3. Select the statement that describes how you meet the specialized experience requirements for this position at the GS-13 level

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or higher in the Federal service) developing detailed studies, plans, goals, and objectives for evaluating and improving the effectiveness of line healthcare, health regulatory, or human services programs and program services to beneficiaries, including their policies, practices, and procedures; supporting administrative contracts and task orders by developing required documentation, addressing inquiries, and tracking contract activities; advising others in the implementation of studies and program improvements; and developing reports to brief managers on study results and programmatic activities.
B. My experience is not reflected in the statement above.

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. Develop qualitative and quantitative studies to measure the efficiency and effectiveness of programmatic activities.

5. Formulate action plans to resolve issues affecting a program, such as availability of program funding, program staffing level, and distribution of program services.

6. Analyze new legislation, regulations and policies to determine the impact on internal policies, procedures and operations.

7. Develop supporting documentation such as financial data, statements of work and schedules of deliverables in support of administrative contracts and task orders.

8. Monitor the performance of contractors to resolve and deficiencies in productivity.

9. Maintain tracking systems and records for grant and contract activities within a program.

10. Provide guidance on the development of long-range plans aimed to assess the progress toward program goals and objectives.

11. Advise on the administrative requirements for awarding and administering grants and contracts.

12. Consult on laws, policies, regulations, and precedents governing the administration of healthcare-related programs.

13. Prepare reports on workforce and productivity, management controls, and implementation plans.

14. Draft briefing documents on the status of program activities in response to internal and external inquiries.

15. Develop policies, procedures, and guidance materials in response to new regulatory requirements.