Community Services Program Specialist, GS-0101-09/11/12


Vacancy ID: 825815   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-825815   USAJOBS Control Number: 335714600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the one statement below that best describes your education and/or experience to meet the basic requirement for a Community Services Program Specialist position.

A. I have a 4-year degree in behavioral or social science; or related disciplines appropriate to the position (Must submit transcript).
B. I have a combination of education and experience that provided me with knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (Must submit transcript).
C. I have four years of appropriate experience that demonstrated that I have acquired knowledge of one or more of the behavioral or social sciences equivalent to a major in the field. (This must be demonstrated in your resume).
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Community Services Program Specialist work at the GS-09 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) applying knowledge of policies related to anti-poverty and/or asset building; 2) assisting in the review of project or grantee performance; and 3) assisting with the dissemination of social service materials (e.g. policies, newsletters, webpage content).
B. I have two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a master's degree or master's or equivalent graduate degree in a field directly related to the position. (You must provide supporting transcripts)
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than one year but less than two years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond one year by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (You must provide supporting transcripts)
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in the above statement.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Community Services Program Specialist work at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level in the Federal service performing the following duties: 1) utilizing knowledge of policies and practices applicable to the administration of anti-poverty and/or asset building programs; 2) performing reviews of project or grantee performance; and 3) developing social service program materials (e.g. policies, newsletters, webpage content).
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree in a field directly related to the position. (You must provide supporting transcripts)
C. I have some specialized experience as described in A, but less than one year; and I have more than two years but less than three years of education as described in B. I have computed the percentage of the requirements that I meet, and the total is at least 100%. (To compute the percentage, divide your total months of qualifying experience by 12. Then divide your semester hours of graduate education beyond two years by 18. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.) (You must provide supporting transcripts)
D. My education and/or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

4. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Community Services Program Specialist work at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service performing the following duties: 1) implementing anti-poverty and/or asset building program strategies; 2) evaluating and assessing project or grantee performance; 3) identifying grantee training and technical assistance needs; and 4) developing community service program materials (e.g. policies, newsletters, webpage content).
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

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

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.

5. Perform reviews of project or grantee performance against established measures.

6. Analyze project or grantee reports on project status and progress.

7. Evaluate anti-poverty and/or asset building program performance in the attainment of objectives.

8. Develop technical assistance materials for grantees.

9. Analyze anti-poverty and/or asset building issues, trends, and problems.

10. Assist in the development of anti-poverty and/or asset building policies, procedures, and guidelines to meet program objectives.

11. Implement program research and evaluation strategy for an anti-poverty and/or asset building community service program.

12. Conduct technical assistance initiatives to increase project or grantee success.

13. Identify project or grantee training needs to ensure successful achievement of project goals.

14. Perform project or grantee site visits to obtain information on project progress.

15. Communicate regularly with stakeholders to provide guidance on policy program implementation.

16. Disseminate information related to community service programs.

17. Develop and deliver briefings and presentations on community service programs.

18. Provide guidance on technical assistance issues.