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 783324. 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. From the descriptions below, select the one letter that best describes how you meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements for this position at the GS-11 level.A. I qualify at the GS-11 level because I have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the federal government performing activities such as 1) assisting senior analysts in risk mitigation initiatives; 2) establishing strategic planning efforts to carry out incident management functions; 3) facilitating the sharing of information with federal, state, and private sector security partners in identifying emergency and protection best practices.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one letter that best describes how you meet the Minimum Qualification Requirements for this position at the GS-12 level.A. I qualify at the GS-12 level because I have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the federal government performing activities such as 1) conducting studies, analyze findings, and make recommendations in accordance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and precedence; 2) developing new or modified work methods, organizational structures, or management processes; 3) building partnerships with security entities to ensure timely responses to terrorist attacks, natural disasters and similar emergencies are readily available; and 4) providing strategies to reduce security risks to national critical infrastructures.
ABILITY TO APPLY ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODS AND TECHNIQUES TO ANALYZE PROGRAM/POLICY ISSUES RELATED TO OPERATIONS, PROGRAMS AND OBJECTIVES
Choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or education/training. Please select only one letter for each item and enter the letter corresponding to that statement. Your answers must be supported by the content of your resume. If it is not, your score could be lowered or considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Perform management surveys to determine compliance with agency regulations, policies, or recommended practices.
4. Review administrative audit and investigative or incident after lessons learned reports to determine appropriate changes or corrective action required.
5. Evaluate proposed changes in operating procedures to improve efficiency.
6. Gather information to develop recommendations to resolve problems of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in a program setting.
7. Develop evaluation criteria for the measurement and improvement of program effectiveness and/or organizational productivity.
8. Implementing functional short- and long-range plans.
9. Revise program operations for consistency with strategies and program emphasis.
KNOWLEDGE OF FEDERAL LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES RELATING TO STRATEGIC PLANNING, HOMELAND SECURITY, CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION, PHYSICAL SECURITY, AND CONTINUITY, AND RESILIENCY STRATEGIES
10. Serve as an analyst in the assessment and improvement of CIKR (Critical Infrastructure/Key Resources) security, protection, and/or continuity resiliency strategies practices and processes.
11. Conduct analysis of administrative and managerial processes and procedures to assess productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations.
12. Solve problems of effectiveness and efficiency of work operations in areas such as business support operations and enforcement/training programs.
13. Perform long-range planning and analysis of new substantive organizational programs where precedents are scarce or nonexistent.
14. Participate with the primary staff of the serviced organization in developing and organizing policies and programs.
15. Identify study objectives based on an analysis of interrelated issues of effectiveness, efficiency, and productivity of substantive mission-oriented programs.
SKILL IN DEVELOPING ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS OR GUIDELINES FOR THE CONDUCT OF PROGRAM OPERATIONS FOR A SIGNIFICANT ORGANIZATIONAL SEGMENT OF AN AGENCY OR COMPANY
16. Develop procedures and guidelines to supplement established administrative regulations or program guidance.
17. Perform management and program support surveys to determine compliance with agency regulations, procedures, or management practices.
18. Review approved or proposed government policies and initiatives to identify issues relevant to the mission.
19. Assist in implementing functional short- and long-range administrative and organizational plans.
20. Recommend modifications to standard management practices and procedures to solve issues related to the development and/or execution phases of operation programs/projects.
21. Facilitate the development and implementation of risk mitigation initiatives.
ABILITY TO PRESENT FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON COMPLEX ISSUES OR PROBLEMS IMPACTING MAJOR PROGRAMS
22. Provide advice to managers on program and or administrative related issues and concerns.
23. Present reports about internal administrative or program operations to influence decisions by managers.
24. Make oral presentations to provide recommendations for achieving program objectives in an efficient and effective manner.
25. Maintain contacts with peers to coordinate and exchange information about identification of decision-making alternatives.
26. Coordinate with managers to discuss operations, special projects, long- and short-range plans.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
27. Draft and review program reports, briefings, and other analytical findings.
28. Write reports to recommend changes to programs and procedures to management officials within the organization.
29. Write reports to convey study findings and results of analysis conducted.
30. Write statements for managerial consideration on new or proposed legislation, executive orders and policy directives.
31. Prepare position papers encompassing data for use by management.