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1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your education and/or experience and meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Public Health Analyst (Issues Management), GS-0685-14.
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.
2. Develop strategic approaches to work that incorporate long-term vision and direction setting to ensure goals and objectives of those plans are met.
3. Assign work to subordinates based on priorities, considering difficulty and requirements of assignments as well as the capabilities of employees to ensure the organization operates effectively and efficiently.
4. Develop ways to improve productivity and increase the quality of the work through performance standards and evaluations of subordinates to ensure organizational goals and objectives are being met.
5. Respond to Congressional/Executive Branch inquiries and correspondence requesting information of CDC strategies, programs, and responses to public health challenges to best represent the organization.
6. Participate in briefings, hearings, and visits involving Members of Congress, Congressional staff and Executive Branch staff levels to identify appropriate subject matter experts (SME) that address talking points and/or testimony related to public health activities.
7. Analyze public health legislation, issues, executive directives, and other statements of policy with the potential to impact the activities of the division.
8. Stay abreast of program activities, issues and environmental threats to address agency position and credibility on relevant policies and practices.
9. Identify and define emerging or cross-cutting issues to develop plans that support and advance actions related to public affairs.
10. Promote, stimulate, and support proactive issues management including issue identification, monitoring, analysis, message formation and incorporate the information into strategic and operational plans to inform decision making.
11. Organize and conduct briefings to senior leadership on potentially difficult or contentious issues, ensuring appropriate information is shared and organizational units are working together.
12. Participate in the development and implementation of communication strategies that respond to and resolve controversial public health issues, influence public attitude and perception of the Agency in a scientific and positive manner.
13. Collaborate with various offices throughout CDC, including other governmental offices and public health agencies to represent the organization's mission and vision.
14. Represent the division as a primary and credible source of information regarding policies and activities related to the CDC/ATSDR core business to ensure maximum public health impact.
15. Provide advice or technical instruction to employees on work-related administrative matters involving programmatic activities.
16. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information will be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.
If you fail to answer this question, you will be disqualified from consideration for this position.
I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included uin this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.