Management and Program Analyst, GS-0343-09/12


Vacancy ID: 837888   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-837888   USAJOBS Control Number: 337199700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Management and Program Analyst 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 that included utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessing and improving management processes and systems; assisting in the implementation of studies that address specific problems and challenges; tracking and gathering program data; preparing administrative documents; and presenting information to others.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D.
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 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 Management and Program Analyst 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 that included utilizing qualitative and/or quantitative methods for assessing and improving management processes and systems; conducting studies of an organization work processes, and/or functions; preparing administrative documents and reports; and presenting information to others.
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 or LL.M.
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 or experience is not reflected in the above statements.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform Management and Program Analyst 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 level in the Federal service that included conducting studies to analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of management practices; planning and directing team studies related to assessing and improving management processes and systems; preparing administrative documents and comprehensive reports; and presenting information to others.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

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.
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.

4. Conduct studies on work methods and procedures to measure the effectiveness of program operations.

5. Interpret new or proposed legislation or regulations to determine the impact on program operations.

6. Develop work plans for projects related to program operations in data collection, analysis, and information technology.

7. Assist senior staff in designing strategies to improve program operations and management systems.

8. Assist in the development of operational protocols for program operations and management systems.

9. Facilitate planning sessions to gather data on organization objectives.

10. Provide technical guidance on designated program operations to ensure compliance with organization data and requirements.

11. Advise management in developing short and long-range plans and other objectives.

12. Recommend improved systems, controls, work methods and procedures that contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of an organization.

13. Present program issues and resolution recommendations to internal and external contacts.

14. Prepare briefing materials, including project papers and reports to convey findings of analysis on program functions.

15. Develop instructions, guides and procedures for tracking and reporting data.

16. Draft policies and procedures for program operations, management systems and/or administrative issues.

17. Draft recommendations for implementation of new or proposed legislation or regulations for use by management.