Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 785239   Announcement Number: GV-785239-DS-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 332221100

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1. Title of Job

Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

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21. Geographic Availability

364170061 New York, NY

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Please select one response from the choices below to show how you meet the Qualification Requirements for this Program Analyst position at the GS-12 level.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-12 because I have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-11 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which required me to perform all the following duties: 1) use standard analytical and evaluative methods to measure, evaluate and improve program effectiveness, organizational productivity or program operations; 2) ensure that program work processes and administrative operations conform with pertinent laws, regulations, policies and precedents; 3) draft findings and recommendations; and 4) effectively communicate findings and recommendations verbally. NOTE: To be found qualified, the contents of your resume must fully support this response.

B. I do not meet the complete requirements of response A above, and therefore do not qualify for this position.

2. Please select one response from the choices below to show how you meet the Qualification Requirements for this Program Analyst position at the GS-13 level.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-13 because I have one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-12 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) which required me to perform all the following duties: 1) conduct program analyses and reviews of scientific research and development programs with homeland security risk reduction missions; 2) interpret and analyze resource and performance measures to evaluate programs' effectiveness and efficiency; 3) develop reports and presentations on findings from evaluation and studies, and on options for resolving programs' problems and for enhancing programs' efficiency of operations; 4) analyze and critically evaluate legislative proposals, executive orders and regulations to determine program compliance or identify needed corrections; and 5) persuade management to accept plans, findings, determinations, and recommended courses of action. NOTE: To be found qualified, the contents of your resume must fully support this response.

B. I do not meet the complete requirements of response A above, and therefore do not qualify for this position at the GS-13 level.

KNOWLEDGE OF BUDGETARY POLICIES AFFECTING THE FINANCING AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF PROGRAM/PROJECTS

For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your score will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented.

A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in how to perform this 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; or I have supervised performance of this task or am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Interface with a Finance and Budget Division on basic budget issues as they relate to long-range program and objective planning.

4. Evaluate the mutual effects and interrelationships between program goals and accomplishments to budgetary resources and policies.

5. Develop, recommend and implement budgetary policies affecting the financing and accomplishment of important program/projects

6. Manage and analyze the planning, programming and budgetary information for organizations, recommending adjustments, corrections or alignments as necessary.

7. Review, analyze, and integrate performance data to develop recommendations with respect to assigned programs at resourcing decision points within an organization's Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution cycle.

SKILL IN PLANNING, ORGANIZING AND DIRECTING THE WORK OF PROGRAMS/PROJECTS REQUIRING SUBSTANTIAL RESOURCES OR CHANGES IN ESTABLISHED PROCEDURES

8. Analyze new or proposed legislation or regulations to determine potential and probable impact on program operations.

9. Use the theories, concepts and practices of program planning and evaluation to plan, develop and evaluate similar or interrelated program activities.

10. Conduct qualitative and quantitative analyses of organizational programs to identify shared functions or crosscutting activities.

11. Maintain and manage planning and programming information acquired from technical or research and development operations to ensure completeness and consistency with requirements.

12. Analyze planning and programming information acquired from technical or research and development operations and recommend adjustments, corrections or alignments as necessary.

13. Develop new or modified administrative program policies, goals or objectives to improve or correct identified planning or program deficiencies.

KNOWLEDGE OF THE HOMELAND SECURITY FIELD AND WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION RISK-REDUCTION MISSION AS IT RELATES TO PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING FUNCTIONS

14. Conduct analyses of homeland security or weapons of mass destruction risk reduction programs to recommend changes or improvements in organization, staffing, work methods and procedures.

15. Research and investigate new or improved business and management practices for application to homeland security or weapons of mass destruction risk reduction programs

16. Provide critical review, interpretation and input on the optimal strategic path for security-related scientific research and development programs, taking into account all applicable laws, regulations, policies, Management Directives and strategic initiatives.

17. Develop Strategic Plan and Planning documents which define the strategic goals, objectives, and performance measures for security-related scientific research and development programs and are based on policies, directions, initiatives and legislation.

SKILL IN COMMUNICATING ORALLY

18. Represent an organization in interactions with representatives from other government agencies, private industry or academia to promote cooperative relationships between your organizations on homeland security-related concerns.

19. Work collaboratively to negotiate desired changes with managers from scientific research and development programs, recommending alternative options, objectives, and procedures.

20. Consult with management to prepare detailed plans, goals, objectives, requirements, and criteria for complex or high-value management processes and systems.

21. Present, negotiate and defend study plans results and recommendations before organizational officials.

22. Advise senior management officials on strategic and multi-year planning and programming issues involved in state of the art security-related scientific research and development programs.

ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY IN WRITING

23. Prepare program directives, memoranda, and reports for internal organizational use.

24. Prepare reports, memoranda, briefing papers and other written materials for outside publication.

25. Draft findings and recommendations which capture and analyze statistical data relating to the organizations operations on complex issues or problems impacting major programs.

26. Prepare internal instructions, operating policies, procedures, guidelines, etc., concerning assigned program(s) and recommend required changes and adjustments to assure proper and adequate accomplishment of major program goals and objectives.

CERTIFICATION OF INFORMATION ACCURACY

27. Your responses in this Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance.
Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.
Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

A. Yes, I verify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. 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 my rating may be lowered and/or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.