PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT


Vacancy ID: 837974   Announcement Number: FDA-CDER-OTS-837974   USAJOBS Control Number: 337396400

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 837974
1. Title of Job

PROGRAM SUPPORT ASSISTANT GS-303-6/7
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. The lowest grade for this position is 06.


06
07

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

12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

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15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

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16. Availability Date

17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Program Support Assistant

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:


241450031 Silver Spring, MD

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1.

Are you a current Federal Employee with a career or career conditional status?

A. Yes
B. No

2. From the descriptions below, select the response that most closely represents your experience for the position of Program Support Assistant, GS-303-6/7. Please mark only one response. SELECTING MORE THAN ONE RESPONSE OR NO RESPONSE AT ALL MAY MAKE YOU INELIGIBLE. Applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in Federal Service.
B. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in Federal Service.
C. My experience does not reflect in the above statements.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the Level Descriptions that best describes your experience and/or training in that task. Select only one letter for each task.

LEVEL DESCRIPTIONS

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. A supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures monitored my work on this task closely.
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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3.

Serves as an assistant in the program support areas and performs a variety of duties related to operation of the Division, including programs coordination and administrative activities.

4. Evaluates the Division’s administrative actives in term of achieving programs goals and objectives and accomplishing assigned functional responsibilities.

5.

Assists in carrying out day-to-day management functions and program activities.

6.

Composes non-technical correspondence, request for information and letters of acknowledgement or notification.

7.

Prepares and researches supporting information for those who prepare specials reports, presentations and summaries for the Division Director and other staff.

8.

Monitors and reviews incoming requests for administrative action or information, takes judicious interim action on deadline items, and arrange appropriate extensions for less urgent items.

9.

Analyzes office procedures and suggest improvement.

10.

Evaluates, analyzes and correlates all information relevant to the subject and draft reports, summaries and presentations.

11.

Analyzes administrative bottlenecks or barriers to program accomplishments and office procedures that must be coordinated through senior level staff.

12.

Prepares travel orders and make travel arrangements for designated personnel.

13.

Prepares travel orders and make travel arrangements for designated personnel.

14.

Prepares and consolidates time and attendance records.

15.

Meet with management to review status periodically, prepares budget reports for Office budget contact, and places orders for supplies, as needed.

16.

Receives and refers visitors and telephone calls using resources provided, answers routine inquiries, and questions regarding Division/Office activities.

17.

Contacts officials throughout the Center to solicit input.

18.

Obtains and coordinates responses for general programmatic information requested by members and committees of Congress, officials of other government agencies, Communications and Administrative Management, and when required, the Division of Congressional and Public Affairs to relay information or to clarify information needs as requested by the supervisor.