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1. From the descriptions below, please choose the best answer that demonstrates your experience related to the Human Resources Specialist, GS-201-13 position.A. I have at least one year of specialized experience, equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service that included working with and applying performance management and employee recognition laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, and providing advisory services and assistance to employees and managers pertaining to an agency's performance management and awards program. Experience in administering a performance management and awards program designed to reward individual Federal government employees and organizations.
2. Are you a current permanent Government employee serving in a career/career conditional appointment or eligible for reinstatement?A. Yes
For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item.A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
3. Develop project plans which include milestones, deadlines and evaluation procedures.
4. Manage multi-tasking with complicating factors, such as conflicting work processes, goals, and objectives, difficulty in obtaining accurate, measurable data, changes in policy, changes in organizational mission and structures and the subsequent change of work processes and procedures.
5. Provide management with detailed statistical reports by developing, retrieving and compiling data using various software programs, word processing programs, database systems and tracking systems, such as spreadsheets.
6. Work with points of contact within OHR and agency-wide to resolve any discrepancies related to non-SES performance awards personnel actions.
7. Interfaces frequently with performance and awards liaisons within FDA and HHS and collaborates to identify solutions, institutionalize best practices and resolve problematic issues.
8. Support the business processes of the organization and works collaboratively to assist with improvements and align the Performance and Awards Program with FDA and OHR goals.
9. Apply fundamental and complex concepts, laws and policies related to human capital management with specific emphasis on employee performance, organizational performance, performance appraisal processes and employee recognition.
10. Articulate and convey interpretations of relevant performance and awards procedures, practices, policies and guidelines when the issues involved require substantial interpretation, potential for controversy and/or the issue involves more than one area of human capital management.
11. Analyze the impact of changes in existing laws and regulations and reviews and analyzes new or proposed mandates, policies, procedures and guidelines which impact performance and awards programs.
12. Review and develop procedures and guidelines for agency-wide use.
13. Serve as a technical advisor with respect to policies and guidance documents which impact the agency's performance and awards programs.
14. Serve as a technical advisor on implementing and administering performance and awards programs.
15. Act as a consultant on program activities and objectives, priorities, identification of needs, resolution of problem areas and other matters to ensure accuracy and adherence to higher-level policies and requirements.
16. Plan, coordinate and conduct special studies of performance and awards policies, issues and practices. Such studies may include performance evaluation ratings and types of incentive awards.
17. Perform high-level, time-sensitive analytical functions.
18. Provide operational oversight resulting in program effectiveness and efficiency.
19. Work closely with management to develop information, share ideas, and reach a course of action.
20. Identify a key policy issue that impact the agency's performance and awards programs and evaluates alternative strategies and offers recommendations for management consideration.
21. Develop and deliver briefings and presentations on various aspects of performance management and awards.
22. Present and discuss methodology and analytic findings with responsible officials and document findings in written management reports, issue briefs or presentations, identifying weaknesses, outlining conclusions, and analyzing findings.
23. Make specific recommendations for resolution of problem areas, substantially increasing management effectiveness and utilization of resources and improving systems or procedures.
24. Provides consultation on the preparation, progress review and close-out of performance and granting of awards.