Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 840546. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the qualification requirements for this position at the GS-09 level. Mark only one response.A. I qualify for the grade GS-09 as I have at least one year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the next lower level (equivalent to grade GS-07) in the Federal service which included all of the following: 1) assist in applying analytical techniques to validate system-identified overstay records; 2) assist in gathering metrics for reports and other evaluation products; and 3) assist in the resolution of well-precedented program issues.
Skill in interpreting and applying laws, policies and regulations governing and affecting an administrative field, operations, or program
For each task listed below, select the statement from A through E that best describes your level of experience, education, and/or training. If you leave any question blank your score will be negatively impacted. ATTENTION: For each question below, you must document your skill level in your resume. This means, for example, that if you rate yourself at the expert level (E) for a skill or task, you must document when you have supervised or trained others doing that skill or task. If you rate yourself at the independent level (D), you must show that you did the task as a regular and recurring part of a job. We will verify that you have documented your skills in your resume and your score will be lowered for skills that are not documented.A- I have not had education, training, or experience in performing this task.
2. Analyze existing organizational operational guidelines for responsiveness to management's direction.
3. Analyze existing organizational program structures for compliance with laws and regulations.
4. Analyze the effect of new or proposed legislation to determine the impact on program operations and requirements.
5. Develop short- and long-range management plans for efficient and effective program implementation and administration.
6. Provide guidance or technical advice to management and decision-makers on aspects of management operations.
Skill in analytical and evaluative methodologies and techniques
7. Develop solutions to meet technology and business requirements.
8. Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.
9. Evaluate the priorities of program goals and objectives of the organization.
10. Recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of work operations.
11. Develop priorities, goals, objectives, and management of mission-oriented activities.
12. Resolve problems or cope with issues which directly affect the accomplishment of principal program goals and objectives.
13. Develop new ways to resolve major administrative problems.
Skill in oral communication
14. Advise managers on decision-making alternatives or recommendations for solving problems.
15. Ensure the lines of communication are open through planning and action.
16. Conduct interviews with supervisors and employees to obtain information about organizational missions, functions, and work procedures.
17. Influence managers to accept and implement findings and/or recommendations.
Skill in written communication
18. Utilize information technology to communicate business and technical requirements.
19. Produce written guidelines covering work methods and procedures.
20. Develop performance and production standards, and information of a factual nature.