Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security Number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who may have the same name. As allowed by law or Presidential directive, your Social Security Number is used to seek information about you from employers, schools, banks and others who may know you. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.
Are you an ICTAP Eligible?
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see http://opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp#ictap. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85.0 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Are you eligible for Indian preference as defined by the Department of the Interior (DOI) and as evidenced by appropriate Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) authorized certification?
Are you eligible for preference based on being a Public Law 94-437 Indian Health Service Scholarship recipient? For more information, please click here.
Are you eligible for the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)
Are you a PHS Commissioned Officer (This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps)?
Are you eligible for noncompetitive appointment?
This includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, persons with disabilities and PHS Commissioned Corps Officers. This also includes applicants who meet the qualifications for this position and who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal position at the grade of this position.
Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 12.
If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?
Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. Please review the description below and select the method you wish to be considered for this position:
Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:
· A current or former federal employee who either is currently or has previously held a permanent position at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent, with no higher promotion potential.
· An VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998) eligible: veteran who is preference eligible or who has been separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service; (please attach DD-214)
· Military Spouses (please submit documentation)
Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:
· A current or former federal employees who either is currently or has previously held a permanent position at the GS-13 grade level or above; OR is/was in a trainee position at the GS-12 level with a promotion potential to the GS-13 or above.
· PHS Commissioned Corps Officer - This includes active duty officers, inactive reserve officers, and applicants who have been approved for commissioning in the USPHS Commissioned Corps (please attach orders).
· A current employee serving under a Schedule A appointment (please attach Sch-A certificate and SF-50)(For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)
· Displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP).
Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:
1. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-0343-12.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service conducting detailed analyses of complex functions and work processes of broad administrative or technical programs and makes recommendations for improvement in the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your experience and/or education which meets the Minimum Qualification Requirements for Program Analyst, GS-0343-13.A. I have one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service analyzing and evaluating on a quantitative or qualitative basis the effectiveness of a broad/complex program operation; conducting studies of organizational efficiency and productivity and recommending changes or improvements in organization
3. Do you possess a specialized certification in Quality Management, Project Management, or Continual Improvement?A. Yes
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.
4. Perform audits and assessments of processes and services determining the fitness for use of products and initiates corrective action in the areas of drugs, foods, devices, biologics, cosmetics and veterinary medicine in accordance with established FDA regulations.
5. Identifies potential issues relating to work projects within the Office and facilitates their resolution through the application of experience, knowledge and innovation.
6. Conduct independent analysis and documents this work by including a review of the data, methodology, results and assessments.
7. Identify and analyze issues, problems, and challenges facing the program in order to formulate and evaluate possible courses of action for resolving them.
8. Use data analysis to fulfill various requests involving organizational enforcement statistics.
9. Gathers qualitative and quantitative data using established methods and techniques and when necessary, modifies accepted methods to meet the needs of the project.
10. Contributes to the design and conducts qualitative and quantitative studies to improve and evaluate program management.
11. Participates in discussions about alternative analytical approaches, identifies trade-offs and makes evaluations related to data quality and uncertainties.
12. Negotiate with management for acceptance of recommendations when proposals involve substantial resources, extensive changes in work processes and activities, and/or may conflict with the desires and goals of management.
13. Contributes to and provides feedback on the design of methods to implement necessary program changes, based on recommendations of the team.
14. Initiates and participates in discussions and decisions concerning organizational plans, programs and activities, as related to risk management and enforcement projects.
15. Prepare comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations considering such factors as actual accomplishments versus goals established, adequacy of existing versus new programs, and cost incurred in the conduct of the program.