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1. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your experience and/or education which meet the Qualification Requirements for Policy Analyst, GS-0301-11.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service to include experience researching, analyzing and preparing briefing papers for high-level managers on tobacco control issues or experience working with the tobacco control and public health communities on tobacco control policy development.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one response which best describes your experience which meets the Qualification Requirements for Policy Analyst, GS-0301-12.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service to include experience in research and analysis of public health policies on tobacco or experience working with the tobacco control and public health communities on the development and implementation of new policies on tobacco control as well as experience revising existing policies on tobacco control.
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Develop tobacco control policies and programs involving priority matters affecting the mission of an organization.
4. Draft and/or reviews documents embodying tobacco control policy and program proposals and decisions.
5. Participate in policy or rule making and guidance development activities.
6. Draft and/or review proposals for new tobacco control policy statements.
7. Develop and draft a wide range of tobacco control policy documents as a member of a working group or coalition.
8. Review and summarize draft responses to public or stakeholder comments on proposed tobacco related policies.
9. Analyze and evaluate tobacco control policy options and counter proposals.
10. Analyze the implementation of new tobacco control policies that impact the mission of an organization.
11. Analyze program performance, regulatory compliance or related issues in the area of public health.
12. Determine probable course of action, alternate actions, and their expected effect of program policies.
13. Present study findings to senior staff concerning policy studies.
14. Serve as point of contact on policy issues and shares findings and exchanges information with office contacts.
15. Make presentations on tobacco control policies at conferences, press events or professional meetings before stakeholders
16. Consult with staff at all levels of the organization.
17. Provide written recommendations on work products that are thorough, precise and timely.
18. Research, analyze and prepare briefing papers and decision papers for a variety of officials on tobacco control issues.
19. Compose correspondence or other written work that involves analysis and is of a technical nature in order to educate or inform others (position papers, briefings to decision makers).
20. Work with representatives of the tobacco control community and the tobacco industry, or with state and local tobacco control programs.
21. Work with state and local legislators, legislative staff, legislative committees, and other government officials.
22. Work with staff of federal agencies or state and local government on tobacco control matters.
23. Deal effectively with individuals or groups representing widely divergent backgrounds, interests, and points of view.