Vacancy ID: 795251   Announcement Number: CIS-PJN-795251-FDS/NSC   USAJOBS Control Number: 332236500

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.


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.

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

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal government conducting studies, analyzing findings and making recommendations on program operations, conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes, participating in special studies, supporting the development and evaluation of policies, as well as recommending actions to achieve program objectives and improvements.
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.

This question requires a response. If you do not respond, your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Your response must be supported by your resume. Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

3. You must display proficiency at constructing databases and reports using Excel and Access.  You must be proficient at analyzing multiple databases and summarizing data for management analysis. 

Do you have advanced skills in Access and Excel that include using pivot tables, macros, constructing tables, building queries, creating formatted reports, exporting data from Access to other MS Office Products and viewing and editing SQL? 

A. Yes
B. No

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

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the on-line questionnaire must be supported by your resume.  Failure to do so may result in an ineligible rating.

4. Have you planned management programs?

A. Yes
B. No

5. Have you assisted in budget and program resource requests and decisions?

A. Yes
B. No

6. Select the choice that best describes your ability to communicate verbally with various levels of employees and management in order to obtain and provide information.

A. I have questioned, interviewed, or conferred with others to obtain or verify information; or participated in debate or speech programs; or explained non-technical procedures to customers.
B. I have given presentations to groups or at meetings, or made speeches in a classroom setting, or explained technical procedures to customers.
C. I have given presentations at departmental/organizational briefings and meetings, or acted as the main liaison with other departments or organizations.
D. I have discussed and explained technical material that was often controversial or sensitive; and I have adapted my explanations to the level of the target audience to include internal and external managers.

7. Select the statement that best describes your ability to communicate effectively in writing.

A. I have presented information related to programs or technical issues in writing to a variety of audiences, using proper grammar and style.
B. I have prepared a variety of written documents and reports addressing complex or sensitive issues and/or significant matters including statistical charts and other graphics.
C. I have written final documents covering complex information such as policies, training manuals, conference materials and management reports.
D. I do not have the experience described above.

8. Have you conducted management programs, management reviews, audits, or studies?

A. Yes
B. No

9. Have you drafted proposed solutions to issues, including addressing the consequences of proposed changes?

A. Yes
B. No

10. Have you participated on teams or task forces to address new management programs or initiatives?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Have you assisted in the analyses of financial or statistical information for the purpose of developing cost-benefit or economic evaluation of current and projected programs?

A. Yes
B. No

12. Select the statement that best describes your ability to analyze current or projected operating programs.

A. I have no training or experience performing this task.
B. I have reviewed and analyzed routine material and made recommendations based on existing procedures and directives.
C. I have evaluated and analyzed procedures that have a local impact on operating programs.
D. I have evaluated the full-range of program resources and issues where change crossed organizational lines, including reviewing and analyzing technical material to make appropriate recommendations to managers.

13. Select the statement that best describes your ability to apply the principles and techniques of program evaluation and oversight.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have experience assessing program compliance and making recommendations.
C. I have experience planning, developing, and conducting internal review studies which included assessing program compliance with agency goals, and proposing significant changes to work practices and procedures.
D. I have experience analyzing and integrating program financial, technical, procurement, and scheduling information which included developing, maintaining, and monitoring integrated reporting systems that affected programs and communicated information to management for effective evaluation of program operations and performance.

14. 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.