MANAGEMENT AND PROGRAM ASSISTANT


Vacancy ID: 789978   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-789978-VER   USAJOBS Control Number: 331561100

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?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-4 level entering information into a computer system, answering routine questions from other employees, and distributing information to appropriate personnel.
B. I have successfully completed 4 years of education above high school. This education was obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university.
C. I have a combination of successfully completed education and experience as described in A above that meet the minimum requirements.
D. My experience/education does not meet the experience/education 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?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level assisting analysts with interpreting and analyzing data; assisting in the performance of on-going reviews of documentation and verification of status; assisting in the development of methodologies and plans for system utilization activities; and assisting in compilation of statistical information from automated resources to be used in past, current and future evaluations of data quality.
B. My experience does not meet the 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.

4. Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level interpreting and analyzing data; performing on-going reviews of documentation and verification of status; developing methodologies and plans for system utilization activities with analysts; and compiling statistical information from automated resources to be used in past, current and future evaluations of data quality.
B. My experience does not meet the 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.

5. Conduct automated research of immigration files and databases.

6. Analyze information in automated systems to support operational programs.

7. Gather data to assist in complex analytical studies.

8. Manipulate specific working documents such as spreadsheets, databases, charts, graphs and statistical diagrams.

9. Review documents for authenticity, referring fraudulent documents to a supervisor.

10. Possess extensive knowledge of immigration law, classifications, forms and records, and current DHS policies.

11. Resolve immigration verification cases.

12. Recommend changes to current practices and procedures.

13. Manage confidential case files and documents.

14. Ask customers difficult questions to verify their identity.

15. Maintain integrity of sensitive information.

16. 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.