MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ANALYST


Vacancy ID: 788727   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-788727-VER   USAJOBS Control Number: 331414800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Your responses to the on-line questionnaire must be supported by your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

FAILURE TO SELECT A RESPONSE TO THIS QUESTION WILL DEFAULT IN A NEGATIVE RESPONSE, WHICH WILL DISQUALIFY YOU FOR THIS POSITION.

1. There is a residency requirement for all applicants not currently employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. This residency requirement states that candidates must have, for three of the last five years immediately prior to applying for this position(s); (1) resided in the United States; OR (2) worked for the United States Government as an employee overseas in a Federal or Military capacity; OR (3) been a dependent of a U.S. Federal or Military employee serving overseas. Do you meet these requirements?

A. Yes
B. No
C. The residency requirement does not apply to me because I am currently a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employee.
D. No, however I do fall under the EXCEPTION of state-side coverage.  I understand that I must submit complete state-side coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination at a later time if deemed necessary.

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

2. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have successfully completed the requirements for a Master's degree or 2 full years of graduate education leading to such a degree in any field or a J.D. or L.L.B. degree in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level providing assistance to higher graded analysts by developing background information for studies; researching documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing, and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of specific projects; and identifying and recommending solutions to problems.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in B above that totals at least one year.
D. My experience and/or education do not meet the education or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

3. Which of the following statements best describes your experience and/or education?

A. I have successfully completed the requirements for a doctoral degree (PhD or equivalent degree) or three full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree in any field, or L.L.M. if related in an appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university.
B. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level conducting studies to identify, analyze, and recommend solutions to problems in program operations, using analytical techniques and statistics to assess issues related to management processes, systems, and/or support programs.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education in an appropriate discipline and experience as described in B above that totals at least one year.
D. My experience and/or education do not meet the education or experience described above.

You must provide the position title(s) and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates the experience related to your response.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.  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. Assist in the preparation of written reports which contain conclusions, alternatives and recommendation on policies, projects and studies.

5. Prepare training, reports, responses and other management products involving routine and complex topics and technical issues.

6. Communicate verbally with a variety of management officials to obtain information.

7. Use knowledge of the Immigration & Nationality Act to review and propose changes to Division programs or initiatives.

8. Assist in the review of proposed legislative changes to assess the projected impact upon the policy, initiatives, programs and resources of the organization.

9. Use software programs to enter and track information and generate reports.

10. Communicate management program objectives to varying audiences.

11. Visualize complex ideas and communicate findings in plain language to stakeholders.

12. Assist in evaluating policy for a program or initiative.

13. Assist in the coordination of a variety of management programs or initiatives.

14. Evaluate operational programs to recommend solutions and changes.

15. Participate on task forces to address new or existing programs and initiatives.

16. Provide technical assistance and support to Headquarters and Field management staff.

17. Assist in developing policy for a program or initiative.

18. Apply principles of project management when coordinating management programs and initiatives.

19. Monitor programs and initiatives to ensure realistic objectives and milestones are established, to clearly assign responsibilities, and to get mission requirements accomplished.

20. Conduct program wide reviews and audits.

21. As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency.

Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning, 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

Failure to agree to this statement will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that I may be removed from consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.