Public Health Assisstant (OA)


Vacancy ID: 737480   Announcement Number: NEAG12079088737480R   USAJOBS Control Number: 334206100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Current Army Civilian Employee - I am a current Army employee with competitive status (includes Army employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

2. DoD Transfer (Excluding Army) - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (i.e., Air Force, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

3. Non-DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (e.g., Dept of Labor, VA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

4. Appointment of Certain Military Spouses, E.O. 13473 - You are eligible for this hiring category if you are: a spouse of a member of the Armed Forces serving on active duty who has orders specifying a permanent change of station (not for training); OR a spouse of a 100% disabled service member injured while on active duty; OR the un-remarried widow or widower of a service member who was killed while performing active duty.
Eligibility for this appointment is limited to a maximum of 2 years from the date of the applicable documentation for the permanent change of station, 100% disability, or death. Please provide the date of your documentation in your Resume.
Spouses eligible based on a permanent change of duty station are limited to the geographic area as specified in the permanent change of station orders. This includes the surrounding area which people reasonably can be expected to travel daily to and from work. Please provide the city, state or country of the new duty station of your sponsor's relocation in your Resume.
Supporting documentation may include the following depending on eligibility type: The service member's permanent change of station orders, including a statement authorizing the spouse to accompany the member to the permanent duty station, the specific location to which the member is assigned, reassigned, or transferred to permanent change of station orders, and the effective date of the permanent change of station; verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage); verification of the member's 100% disability; and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty. (NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or DD-1300 and Death Certificate, as applicable with your application/resume package.)

5. Reinstatement - I am a former Federal service employee who attained career status on a permanent, competitive status appointment OR had obtained career-conditional status and am within three years of the date of separation.
(NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

6. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military [NOTE: if released shortly, (i.e., within 90 days) before completing a 3-year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility]; OR I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions.
(NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your Member 4, DD Form 214 and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.)

7. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - I am a disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or I have separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND my discharge was under honorable conditions.

(NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form214 and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package. Applicants eligible under the VRA appointing authority may be appointed to any grade level for which qualified up to GS-11 or equivalent.)

8. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

Thank you for your interest in a Public Health Assistant (OA) position with Department of the Army. 

We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position.  Your responses are subject to verification.  Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire. 

1.

Select the one statement below that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Public Health Assistant (OA) at the GS-06 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service which includes work that involves 1) maintaining files 2) producing written material 3) coordinating travel arrangements.
B. I do not possess any of the experience described above.

For each task in the following group, choose response 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- Yes.
B- No.

2. This position requires the incumbent to be a qualified typist with the ability to type at least 40 words per minute. Are you a qualified typist with the ability to type at least 40 words per minute?

This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment.  Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements and conditions.

3.

This position requires the incumbent to travel away from the duty station 20% of the time.  Are you willing to travel away from the duty station 20% of the time?

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.

4. Use Microsoft Word or similar word processing software to prepare documents.

5. Use Microsoft Excel or similar software to develop spreadsheets.

6. Coordinate travel arrangements for organizational staff.

7. Maintain office equipment to support Public Health projects.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

8. Assist with program evaluations or field investigations in support of managers and scientists.

9. Coordinate program evaluations or field investigations with organization personnel.

10. Perform basic statistical analysis using statistical software, such as frequencies, means and standard deviations.

11. Perform scanning and verifying of data using automated software.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

12. Maintain/organize journal articles in accordance with established filing system.

13. Conduct systematic literature reviews on health related topics.

14. Locate articles for systematic reviews using Pub Med, OVID, EBSCO or other search engines.

15. Execute automated data entry of collected data from investigations.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

For EACH task, choose the statement that best describes your experience and/or training. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your resume.

16. Prepare technical reports/publications for information dissemination.

17. Communicate in writing results of program evaluations or field investigation observations.

18. Produce Power Point slides for surveillance or program evaluation data.

19. Maintain electronic database to track Public Health, scientific documents.

For each response of “E” above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

20.

Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy.  Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. 

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 my application may be rated lower 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.