Program Support Specialist


Vacancy ID: 792788   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-MP-13-792788   USAJOBS Control Number: 331891500

Social Security Number

Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name.  As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 792788
1. Title of Job

Program Support Specialist
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

Are you an ICTAP Eligible?

For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap.  To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.


Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?


Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.    


Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?


Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers.  This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 09.


09
11

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Non-Competitive
002 Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one of the following to show what criteria you meet to apply under Merit Promotion procedures.

A. I am a current Federal employee serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service or I am a former Federal employee with reinstatement eligibility.
B. I am a preference veteran or I have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service AND I am not a current or former employee.
C. I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on eligibility under the Veterans Readjustment Authority.
D. I am eligible for a non-competitive appointment based on a current disability.
E. I am a Former Peace Corps Appointee or I am eligible for another type of non-competitive appointment
F. I do not meet any of the above.

2.

For the GS-9 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks in a non-temporary appointment at the GS- 7 grade level.  For the GS- 9 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Examples are skills demonstrated through administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.

A. Yes, I meet the qualifications listed above
B. No, I do not meet the qualifications listed above

3.

For the GS-11 grade level, applicants must have 52 weeks in a non-temporary appointment at the GS- 9 grade level.  For the GS- 11 grade level, applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, in the Federal Service.

Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.  Examples are skills demonstrated through administrative, professional, technical, investigative, or other responsible work.

A. Yes, I meet the qualifications listed above
B. No, I do not meet the qualifications listed above.

4. I have at least 52 weeks at the next lower level or equivalent in the Federal Government.

A. Yes, I meet the requirements listed above
B. No, I do not meet the requirements listed above

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.
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. Plans, organizes, carries out, and evaluates special projects affecting the administration of programs.

6. Researching sensitive issues, analyzing and presenting results, and recommending administrative strategies or changes in internal operating procedures.

7. Researching sensitive issues, analyzing and presenting results, and recommending administrative strategies or changes due to new initiatives.

8. Conducts studies at senior staff request

9. Researches sensitive issues

10. Conducts research in order to gather information related to program issues and to provide literature services to staff.

11. Obtains, coordinates, and prepares or edits responses for administrative and programmatic information.

12. Provides expertise for automation of work processes directed toward creating a paperless environment (i.e., automation of documents.)

13. Edits a variety of documents prepared by professional staff and prepares written reports of scientific observations and analyses

14. Personally responds to inquiries addressing program management issues, such as the Office's policies on constituent relations

15. Interprets requests for programmatic action or information, and provides guidance, advice assistance, interpretations, and recommendations

16. Provides immediate and continuing support by briefing the supervisor on a variety of confidential matters pertaining to administrate operations.

17. Obtains and coordinates responses for information and to assist in the development and editing for policy and other papers.

18. Responds to inquiries for information and to develop and editing policy and other papers.

19. Provides immediate and continuing support by providing updates to supervisor on a variety of confidential matters.

20.

As previously explained, your ratings in this questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on documents and references you submit. Later steps in the evaluation process are specifically designed to verify your qualifications and ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position. Please take this opportunity to review your responses and verify their accuracy.

A. Yes
B. No