Management Analyst, GS-0343-13

Vacancy ID: 794448   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-CDER-MP-13-794448   USAJOBS Control Number: 332082800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service) that included overseeing an organization's contract and procurement program; developing and executing large program budgets; developing long-range program analysis studies; and making recommendations to management for improving management and program procedures and work methods.
B. My experience is not described above.

For each of the items below, select the one statement that most accurately describes your experience and capability using the scale below.

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.

2. Develop contractual and procurement aspects of extramural regulatory research.

3. Conduct resource utilization studies related to a program.

4. Implement new operating procedures which effect the operation of contractual processes.

5. Monitor contractor's compliance with contractual obligations.

6. Conduct market research analysis of potential sources.

7. Coordinate budget segment and planning processes to inform upper management of key fiscal issues.

8. Monitor budget allocation and execution to insure that operation program objectives are being met.

9. Evaluate financial trends for compliance with Agency guidance.

10. Develop long and/or short range programmatic/operation plans for an organization.

11. Conduct management studies to streamline and improve procedures and workflow patterns.

12. Analyze the effectiveness of work methods, distribution of work assignments, and delegations of authority.

13. Recommend resource allocations based on program priorities and needs.

14. Negotiate with management to accept recommendations.

15. Inform supervisor of potentially controversial findings, issues, or problems impacting the program.