PROGRAM ANALYST, GS-343-13


Vacancy ID: 838827   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-ORA-MP-13-838827   USAJOBS Control Number: 337301000

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 TAG:VacancyID
1. Title of Job

PROGRAM ANALYST
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 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 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.


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 TAG:Beginning Grade.


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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

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:

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


001 Competitive
002 NonCompetitive

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:

Please answer yes or no to statement numbers below. Your response will determine if you are qualified for the GS-343-13 Program Analyst position.

1. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service as of the closing date of the announcement. Specialized experience is experience which is in or directly related to the work of the position. Please refer to the vacancy announcement for examples of specialized experience.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer yes or no to statement numbers below. Your response will determine if you meet the time in grade requirement.

2. I have 52 weeks at the GS-12 grade level or above in the Federal Service within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

A. Yes
B. No

Your response to statement number below will determine if you are eligible for non-competitive referral.

3. Please select the appropriate response from the list below. Select only one answer.

A. I am currently serving in a position at the GS-13 grade level or above in the
Federal Service on a permanent basis.
B. I have previously served in a position at the GS-13 level or above in the
Federal Service on a permanent basis.
C. I am currently a FDA/ORA Commissioned Corps Officer (please attach orders) OR I am a current FDA/ORA employee serving under Schedule-A appointment (please attach certification).
D. I do not meet any of the conditions as described in A, B, or C.

Please respond yes or no to the statement below. Your response will determine if you meet the area of consideration for this position.

4. I am a current employee of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Regulatory Affairs OR I am a FDA/ORA Commissioned Corps Officer OR I am a current FDA/ORA employee serving under Schedule-A appointment.

A. Yes
B. No

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


5. Analyze requests and provide recommendations for denials of requested information that is exempt from disclosure.

6. Identify best practices and advise organizational leadership.

7. Identify and analyze emerging issues, problems, and challenges that are reflected in disclosure inquiries and develop recommendations for Center action to respond.

8. Design and conduct time sensitive analytical and evaluative studies of administrative management systems, work simplification, resource utilization, and decision-making studies.

9. Consult with agency components on important and sensitive issues related to information disclosure.

10. Provide written and verbal guidance and direction to Center personnel involved with handling responses to Freedom of Information requests and other disclosure activities.

11. Prepare comprehensive reports of findings and recommendations considering such factors as actual accomplishments versus established goals and adequacy of existing versus new programs.

12. Provide direction in the development, control, management and coordination of disclosure activities.

13. Handle requests for documents in litigation, analyzes, directs appropriate searches; compile, index and redact documents.

14. Coordinate with representatives from other Offices in the preparation appropriate responses.