Program Analyst, GS-343-14


Vacancy ID: 846288   Announcement Number: H-OT-13-846288-DEU-PR   USAJOBS Control Number: 339319600

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Program Analyst, at the GS-14 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 Federal grade level performing such duties as developing and implementing plans in order to evaluate drug interdiction programs, conducting interdiction studies and preparing written documents to support these programs.
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. If faxing in the Occupational Questionnaire, Form 1203-FX, darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the form.

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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

2. Presents and explains organization's plans, policies, and positions in all discussions and with regard to program requirements and any applicable regulation.

3. Provides guidance to ensure internal organizational resources are focused on the most significant programs, events, issues and perceptions impacting operations and/or programs regarding drug interdiction.

4. Monitors, evaluates, and consults on the assets committed to international drug interdiction to ensure sufficient support of National drug control strategies.

5. Develops standards, regulations, and/or policies covering programs, activities, or functions for which the agency has responsibility.

6. Provides advice and guidance on policy interpretation, opinion or decisions.

7. Monitors intelligence support to international interdiction and coordinates the production of necessary additional assets, the appropriate prioritization of intelligence efforts and the filling of emerging intelligence gaps.

8. Serves as liaison on matters relating to the control of illicit narcotics and dangerous drug trafficking.

9. Establishes and maintains liaison with host country law enforcement and other agencies and counterparts regarding interdiction program.

10. Promotes interagency support for increased availability of intelligence cueing, vital to the overall success of international strategy relating to the control of illicit narcotics and dangerous drug trafficking.

11. Prepares written reports and/or information papers documenting findings and making recommendations for strategic and organizational assessments and policy review and enhancements.

12. Conducts detailed analysis, formulates and tests hypotheses, drafts conclusions with necessary justifications, and presents and explains issues to supervisors and key decision-making officials.

13. Reviews, analyzes and makes recommendations to draft interdiction documents.

14. Researches, develops and writes daily summaries of counter-narcotics activity.

15. Reviews and provides input to national, international and regional strategies, as appropriate.

16. Reviews interdiction measures for effectiveness..

17. Advises management executives of need to modify international strategy to counter changing or emerging threats.

18. Monitors intelligence support to international interdiction and coordinates the production of necessary additional assets, the appropriate prioritization of intelligence efforts and the filling of emerging intelligence gaps.

19. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled; I may be denied an appointment; or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that I will not be considered for employment if I do not respond "Yes" to this certification item.

A. YES
B. NO