Management and Program Analyst , GS-343-13/14


Vacancy ID: 835080   Announcement Number: MG-2013-01840-SLC-835080DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 336821800

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

PLEASE BE SURE TO DESCRIBE YOUR EXPERIENCE IN YOUR RESUME THAT SUPPORTS YOUR RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS BELOW. It is important that your submitted application package clearly shows that you possess the experience and skill levels that you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume for this position. If not, your rating score will be adjusted or your application will be determined not qualified. The information you provide will be verified.

1. Do you have at least one full year of experience (1) in project management experience either through certification or experience; (2) mastery of business process notation to develop tier III business process maps; (3) experience translating human capital systems business requirements into technical requirements; (4) experience gathering, initiating, planning, developing, and executing acquisition processes and systems development life cycle for human capital system initiatives within a nation-wide organization?

A. I have at least one year of experience in one area listed above.
B. I have at least one year of experience in two of the areas listed above.
C. I have at least one year of experience in three of the areas listed above.
D. I have at least one year of experience in all of the areas listed above.
E. My experience in this area is not listed above.

The following criteria will be used to evaluate your level of knowledge, skill, or ability in the areas required for this position. For each item, choose the statement that best reflects your level of experience. If a determination is made that you have inflated your responses when compared to your background information, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your skills and abilities.

KSA # 1 - Skill in conducting business process models, examining the capabilities of business processes, and documenting within business process management notation.

2. From the list below, select the function(s) that you have regularly performed as they relate to business process analysis and modeling. Please select all that apply.

A. Interview stakeholders
B. Prepare user requirements
C. Chart existing business processes notation in order to define current business activities.
D. Conduct gap analyses for existing business processes.
E. Conduct cost analyses for existing business processes.
F. Perform cost-benefit analyses for proposed business processes.
G. Perform return-on-investment analyses for proposed business processes.
H. Prepare recommendations and reports for improving existing business processes.
I. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

3. From the list below, select the method(s) for which you have obtained business requirements for project stakeholders. Please select all that apply.

A. Interviews
B. Document Analysis
C. Requirements workshops
D. Surveys
E. Site visits
F. Business process descriptions
G. Task and workflow analysis
H. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

4. From the list below, select the statement that best describes your training or experience using Microsoft Visio. (Please select only one statement)

A. I have had no training or experience using Microsoft Visio.
B. I have had training using Microsoft Visio but have not applied it on the job.
C. I have experience using Microsoft Visio but have not utilized it to map existing and future business processes.
D. I have experience using Microsoft Visio to map existing and future business processes under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I have routinely and independently used Microsoft Visio to map existing and future business processes.
F. I am highly skilled at using Microsoft Visio to map existing and future business processes and have trained others in this capacity and/or have been consulted as an expert for assistance.

KSA # 2 - Knowledge of the acquisition process in order to direct strategy for enterprise technology development programs and projects

5. From the list below select the task(s) you have performed in the area of acquisition. (Please select all that apply)

A. Prepared statements of work
B. Prepared requests for proposal
C. Prepared contract requisitions
D. Prepared budget justifications
E. Prepared spend plans
F. Processed contractor invoices
G. Monitored availability of funds
H. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

6. From the list below, select the statement that best describes the level of support you have provided in the formulation and/or execution of an organizational budget. (Please select only one statement)

A. I have regularly participated in meetings to justify, defend, and persuade acceptance of my organization's budget to a higher authority.
B. I have provided technical guidance and instructions to staff to resolve problems in achieving the organization's budget formulation and/or execution goals and objectives.
C. I have independently compiled, analyzed and developed budget formulation and/or execution data (e.g. workload trends, forecasts, estimates, status reports).
D. I have assisted in gathering and analyzing budget and financial data for use by others in formulating or executing a budget.
E. None of the above

7. From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience managing budgets for enterprise technology development programs and projects. (Please select all that apply)

A. Monitor costs associated with staffing levels
B. Conduct future budget forecasts by comparing historical data
C. Conduct impact analysis for alternative levels of funding
D. Review work plans to ensure conformance with overall budget plans
E. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

KSA # 3 - Knowledge of human resources information technology theories, concepts, standards and practices in order to manage a complex human resources information technology management program

8. Have you implemented an automated process that effectively eliminated a labor-intensive human resources process?

A. Yes
B. No

9. From the list below, select the statement(s) that describe your experience testing human capital business systems. (Please select all that apply)

A. Participate in testing components of new systems.
B. Prepare test data and conduct functional testing of programs to demonstrate accuracy and functional capacity.
C. Resolve problems related to system development, testing, and implementation projects
D. Develop project plans to test, integrate, implement and maintain proposed system enhancements.
E. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)


10. From the list below, select the functional area(s) of human resources in which you have managed and implemented human capital systems. (Please select all that apply)

A. Employee Relations
B. Benefits
C. Payroll
D. Security
E. Safety and Health
F. Training
G. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

11. From the list below, select the funcational area(s) of human resources in which you have managed and implemented human capital systems.  (Please select all that apply).

A. Staffing
B. Recruitment
C. Workforce Planning
D. Classification
E. Performance Management
F. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

12. From the list below, select the statement(s) that best describe your experience assessing and managing the overall effectiveness of human resources information technology programs. (Please select all that apply)

A. Manage human resources information technology programs, including budget and staff personnel.
B. Implement new human resources information technology programs.
C. Make technology-based recommendations to improve human resources programs and/or operations.
D. Negotiate program direction and completion alternatives.
E. Identify problems or vulnerabilities within existing human resources programs.
F. Formulate policies and/or procedures for human resources programs.
G. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)

KSA # 4 - Knowledge of project management including all aspects of process development and execution and project management software.

13. Do you possess the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification?

A. Yes
B. No

14. From the list below, select the function(s) you have regularly performed in managing human capital systems projects. (Please check all that apply)

A. Analyze tasks and functional requirements.
B. Define project's objectives and allocate resources.
C. Develop proposals based on customer's requirements.
D. Conduct risk analysis and recommend mitigation strategies.
E. Create and maintain integrated project schedules, including project plans and specifications
F. Manage and oversee project performance.
G. Direct and manage reporting requirements.
H. Direct and manage project controls.
I. None of the above (If this is selected, this should be the ONLY response selected for this question)


15. From the list below, select the type of document(s) you have written. (Please select all that apply)

A. Implementation plans
B. Training plans
C. Communication plans
D. Staffing plans
E. Project plans
F. None of the above