Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) 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. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 745168. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position.A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as 1) assessing program effectiveness of an organization-wide or nation-wide program; 2) directing the analysis of data relating to comprehensive studies of operations or programs; 3) preparing and contributing to reports on program planning and evaluation.
ABILITY TO APPLY A WIDE RANGE OF QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR ASSESSING AND ANALYZING PROCESSES AND SYSTEMS
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
2. Evaluate the effectiveness of program conducted throughout an agency.
3. Identify and develop ways to resolve problems or cope with issues which directly affect the accomplishment of principal program goals and objectives.
4. Assess program effectiveness of complex program and management processes and systems encompassing difficult and diverse functions or issues that affect critical aspects of the major programs.
5. Review past work histories of an organization to determine future resource requirements.
ABILITY TO DESIGN AND CONDUCT COMPREHENSIVE STUDIES AND DETAILED ANALYSIS OF COMPLEX PROGRAM FUNCTIONS AND PROCESSES RELATED TO PROGRAM PLANNING, REPORTING, METRICS, AND MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES
6. Design and conduct comprehensive studies and detailed analysis of complex program functions and processes related to program planning, reporting, metrics, or management objectives.
7. Monitor and evaluate programs through applicable performance measurements.
8. Advise senior management whether to continue, modify, or terminate projects or programs.
9. Design metrics as studies of programs progresses.
ABILITY TO INITIATE, PLAN, ORGANIZE, AND PRIORITIZE WORK AND COORDINATE ASSIGNMENTS OF A SENSITIVE AND COMPLEX NATURE WITHIN SET DEADLINES
10. Determine the interrelationships among different programs and divisions to identify possible competing interests of various programs.
11. Evaluate the content of new legislation for impact on program accomplishment.
12. Identify necessary changes to current methodologies to accommodate new regulatory requirements.
ABILITY TO INTERACT ORALLY WITH ALL LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT, FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
13. Engage interagency or inter-organizational leadership on a range of policy issues of national scope.
14. Provide briefings or responses to congressional inquiries.
15. Deliver high-level messages for senior leadership on cybersecurity priorities and programs.
ABILITY TO INTERACT IN WRITING WITH ALL LEVELS OF MANAGEMENT, FEDERAL AGENCIES, AND PRIVATE SECTOR ORGANIZATIONS
16. Compose complex correspondence or other written work that is controversial and politically sensitive for external high-level officials.
17. Explain, in writing, the application of laws, regulations, precedents, and practices covering one or more types of legal actions.
18. Write reports based on research of an agency-wide program that provide authoritative findings, guidance, and recommendations.