Supervisory Program Specialist, GS-301-14


Vacancy ID: 848557   Announcement Number: MG-2013-10845-TNT-848557D   USAJOBS Control Number: 338519500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

1. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Program Specialist GS-0301-14 position?

A. I have experience in coordination, management and execution of community preparedness and resilience programs.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

2. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Program Specialist GS-0301-14 position?

A. I have experience coordinating the review of complex analyses and evaluation of emergency preparedness programs and drafts plans, policies and procedures with senior members to develop tools and resources for initiatives for disaster related issues.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

3. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Program Specialist GS-0301-14 position?

A. I have experience developing and organizing functional short and long-range plan for community preparedness programs, advocacy organizations, volunteer organizations, and Constituency groups.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

4. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Program Specialist GS-0301-14 position?

A. I have experience establishing, building partnerships and advocating for underserved populations and provides clear guidance on program goals.
B. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

5. From the list below, select the supervisory task(s) that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. (Select all that apply):

A. Oversaw, directed or developed work to be accomplished by subordinates
B. Set and adjusted priorities and developed schedules for completion of work
C. Developed performance standards and evaluated employees' work
D. Recommended and/or selected individuals for appointment, promotion, or reassignment
E. Worked with employees to identify their developmental and training needs based on organizational goals and budget realities
F. Addressed employee performance or conduct issues and resolved office conflicts
G. Recognized and rewarded employees for their contributions
H. I have no experience using program planning and program evaluation processes.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

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 have performed this task and have supervised performance of this task by others, e.g. staff, contractors, or collaborative partnerships. In addition, I have been consulted by others to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise or have been formally recognized internally or externally for my performance in this area.

6. Independently handle highly complex program issues and provide authoritative program guidance.

7. Develop action plans to support established goals for a community preparedness programs.

8. Develop or manage development of tools and resources to increase community collaboration between government and non-government leaders.

9. Develop or manage training materials for personal preparedness and emergency response capabilities such as the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program.

10. Prepare written products that are widely distributed within the agency or to external audiences.

11. Provide analysis and comments on proposed policies or procedures.

12. Apply analytical methods to evaluate the effectiveness of community preparedness best practices and activities to grow and enhance local initiatives.

13. Coordinate with internal and external stakeholders to gain and review feedback on programs, initiatives, and issues.

14. Analyze problem areas, determine information requirements, consults with field experts and other and develops recommendations and proposals for programmatic improvements.

15. Develop partnerships with external stakeholders to foster collaborative planning efforts that address the needs of all sectors of the community.

16. Oversee efforts to engage target groups in emergency preparedness, such as businesses/private sector; advocacy groups supporting underserved communities; K-12 schools, youth groups, and colleges/universities; and people with access or functional needs.

17. Develop outreach and communications strategies to promote, recognize and demonstrate the value of state and local community preparedness programs.

18. Provide presentations to external audiences on preparedness and whole community engagement.