Aging Services Program Specialist, GS-0101-13


Vacancy ID: 791389   Announcement Number: HHS-ACL-MP-13-791389   USAJOBS Control Number: 331712800

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791389
1. Title of Job

Aging Services Program Specialist, GS-0101-13
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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8. Other Information

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10. Lowest Grade


13

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12. Special Knowledge

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16. Availability Date


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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Read the statements below to determine what options (001 and/or 002) you are eligible to apply.  You must enter at least one code.

001 - Merit Promotion:  I am eligible to be considered under merit promotion procedures because I am a current or former Federal employee working in a permanent competitive service position; or I am a veteran with preference; or I am a veteran who has been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility.)

002 - Noncompetitive: I am eligible to be considered under this specialty code because I meet the requirements for a noncompetitive appointment. Examples of non-competitive appointing authorities may include but not limited to: 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Persons with Disabilities (Schedule A), PHS Commissioned Officer, Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) [for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level], Peace Corps employees, current/former Federal employees who currently hold or previously held a Federal competitive position with promotion potential at or above the full performance level listed for this position, and a current Federal employee working in an excepted service position covered by an Interchange Agreement. (You must submit documentation to support your eligibility for noncompetitive appointment.)


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Noncompetitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability


250120025 Boston, MA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. From the descriptions below, please choose the BEST answer that demonstrates your education and/or experience related to this position.

A. I have a degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position.(Must submit transcripts)
B. I have a combination of education and experience -- that provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (Must submit transcript)
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that I have the acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (Must be supported in your resume)
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in choices A, B, or C above.

2. Do you have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal service, that included applying knowledge of legislation and regulations governing programs and services for the elderly; planning, coordinating, implementing, and evaluating programs and projects relevant to elderly and people with disabilities; developing reports and documents; and providing technical assistance and guidance on aging programs and policy issues?

A. Yes
B. No

For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Remain abreast of emerging developments in programs for the elderly and people with disabilities nationally.

4. Provide support for national nutrition-health initiatives (e.g. Older Americans Act C-2 Home Delivered Meal, Nutrition Services Incentive Program).

5. Review state plans and tribal applications and provide recommendations for approval, disapproval, or modification.

6. Interprets and applies Older Americans Act and grant administration laws, policies, procedures, and regulations.

7. Troubleshoot and evaluate aging programs services.

8. Analyze components of aging programs (e.g. organizational and operational problems, availability of resources for aging, training needs of aging professional and care providers).

9. Ensure program development and planning activities are consistent with established requirements.

10. Participate in the conceptualization of new demonstration projects.

11. Carry out project officer responsibilities for grants and/or contracts.

12. Evaluate proposed sites for prospective grantees.

13. Monitor grants of aging programs for compliance.

14. Evaluate alternative approaches to the management of training and technical assistance to contractors and grantees.

15. Recommend alternatives to enhance efficiency and effectiveness and monitor progress.

16. Provide technical assistance and guidance to Tribes on aging programs and policies issues.

17. Represent an organization in meetings with stakeholders regarding services to the elderly.

18. Serve as a technical representative to contractors engaged to provide services, conferences, and reports.

19. Prepare position papers on programs, policies, and legislation.

20. Develop program plans.

21. Write and review quarterly monitoring reports and cumulative annual reports.

22. Develop standards, policies, guidelines, and criteria concerning service delivery.