PROGRAM SPECIALIST, GS-301-07/09


Vacancy ID: 833080   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-833080   USAJOBS Control Number: 336813200

Social Security Number

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.


Vacancy Identification Number

Enter 833080
1. Title of Job

PROGRAM SPECIALIST
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

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 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 the Federal Employment Program for Persons with Disabilities? (For information on Schedule A appointments, see the OPM website.)    


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.


6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

8. Other Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

9. Languages

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 07.


07
09

11. Miscellaneous Information

If you are a male at least 18 years of age, born after December 31, 1959, have you registered with the Selective Service System?


01 Yes
02 No
03 Not Applicable

Reasonable Accommodations for taking the online assessments are provided on a case-by-case basis only to qualified individuals with a disability covered by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended.

Do you have a disability (physical or mental) that you believe will interfere with completing the online assessments and require a Reasonable Accommodation?


801 Yes

12. Special Knowledge

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

13. Test Location

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

20. Occupational Specialties

Please review the description below and select the most appropriate category (you must choose one): 

Choose 001 - Competitive Referral: This applies to the following candidates:

Choose 002 - Non-Competitive MP: This applies to the following candidates:


001 Competitive
002 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


241360031 Rockville, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

24. Personal Background Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select one answer to the statement below. Your responses will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0301-07, Program Specialist position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I possess one full year of graduate level education or meet the criteria under the superior academic achievement as described in the vacancy announcement
C. I possess a combination of experience and education as described in paragraph A and B above.
D. I do not possess the education or experience as described above in A, B, or C.

2. Please select one answer to the statement below. Your responses will determine if you are qualified for the GS-0301-09, Program Specialist position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement.
B. I possess a Master's or equivalent graduate degree (such as an LL.B or J.D) or have completed 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education.
C. I possess a combination of experience and education as described in paragraph A and B above.
D. I do not possess the education or experience as described above in A, B, or C.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

Note: Submission of this electronic questionnaire is certification that all responses are true to the best of your knowledge. Materially false, fictitious or fraudulent statements or representations are subject to disciplinary action.

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 or 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.

3. Conduct research of data from diverse sources by extracting and assembling information to analyze and develop conclusions.

4. Develop reports and/or presentations based on findings.

5. Evaluate the quality, effectiveness, and responsiveness of services provided and initiate improvements where possible.

6. Serve as the point of contact in support and planning of a program.

7. Create trip itineraries using discretion and judgment to achieve maximum use of resources.

8. Serve as administrative contact, supply coordinator and budget monitor for the office.

9. Assist the investigators of the Office in planning for and arranging the agenda for briefings, orientations, training and debriefing sessions.

10. Write operating procedures documenting office policies and methods.

11. Compose formal letters of justifications/determinations.

12. Present findings and recommendations and negotiate, persuade and gain acceptance of recommendations.

13. Prepare or review travel packages for regulatory and non-regulatory trips to insure that established requirements are in compliance.

14. Analyze cost or benefit of travel mode and method to determine the most efficient and effective use of resources.