Program Analyst, GS-343-13


Vacancy ID: 849285   Announcement Number: MG-2013-5506-TNT-849285DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 338601500

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. Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience for the GS-13.

A. One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as planning, initiating, coordinating, and independently leading a complex program evaluation or assessment, and provided a written product documenting the process, data analysis, findings, and recommendations. This may also include the development of long-range program plans, goals, objectives, milestones, and evaluating the overall effectiveness of these programs
B. I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.

2. Indicate your level of experience preparing and reviewing reports assessing programs.

A. I have analyzed information and used it to write reports for internal office use.
B. I have reviewed these reports for grammar, formatting, and consistency.
C. I have analyzed data and provided written analysis as part of a larger report that was sent to my organization's leadership.
D. I have analyzed data and provided written analysis as part of a larger report that was published or made publicly available.
E. None of the above.

3. Choose the one statement that best describes your experience in project management.

A. I have developed and monitored project milestones for procurement, schedule, budget and contracting purposes, using industry standard software.
B. I have communicated technical requirements to support personnel.
C. I have used office software for data storage, retrieval, manipulation, presentation, publishing, project management, research and analysis.
D. I have monitored funding expenditures for accuracy and appropriateness.
E. I have organized, coordinated, and prioritized a variety of individual and team-based activities and information systems and non-information systems projects, and worked independently or as part of a team as the situation may dictate.
F. I have not performed any of the above tasks.

4. Indicate your level of experience preparing and reviewing procurement packages for a large organization.

A. I have performed this task with close supervision.
B. I perform this task as a part of my job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
C. This task is a major part of my daily work. Others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.
D. None of the above.

5. Choose the one statement below that most accurately describes your experience with analyses (summarizing or analyzing transactions, reporting on the results of programs or reviews, etc.).

A. I do not have experience performing this task.
B. I have performed this task with close.
C. I have performed this task as a regular part of my job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
D. This task is a major part of my daily work. Others have consulted me for assistance in performing this task.

6. Choose the statement that best describes your experience when you have been involved with project management.

A. I independently plan, conduct, and coordinate various studies and projects, involving a broad range of resource management subjects.
B. I participate as a member of a team in planning, conducting, and coordinating various studies and projects.
C. I have on occasion conducted a study or survey to gather statistics (e.g., training study/survey, personnel study/survey, logistical study/survey).
D. None of the above.

7. Choose the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and evaluate organizations and management systems, identify problems, and develop solutions.

A. I have experience performing work that required the independent resolution of problems involving complex, diverse, or unique issues with minimal precedent.
B. I have experience performing work that required the resolution of problems involving issues that impacted a limited segment of an organization using a wide range of source material and precedents.
C. I have experience performing work that required resolution of problems involving routine issues of limited impact on an organization using clear-cut guidelines and precedents that determine the most appropriate guideline to use.
D. None of the above.

8. Indicate your experience(s) gathering and evaluating information and data:

A. I have applied analytical and evaluation methods, theories, and techniques to provide recommendations on technical issues using data from state, local, and federal sources (e.g., conducting studies; researching and analyzing official documents; compiling and charting statistical data; gathering, summarizing and analyzing information for incorporation into final reports; carrying out specified portions or segments of projects).
B. I have tracked and monitored completion of office assignments and prepared reports that evaluate results and document trends.
C. I have conducted analysis, reviews, and studies of operational and administrative programs and processes to provide recommended solutions and improvements for office efficiency.
D. I have not performed any of the above tasks.

9. Please indicate which of the following represents your experience developing performance measure to evaluate the effectiveness of a program in meeting its goals. (can choose more than one)

A. I have developed or collected data for performance measures for administrative and management processes.
B. I have developed or collected data for performance measures on agency level programs to report within the agency.
C. I have developed or collect data for performance measures on national level programs reported to the Office of Management and Budget and Congress.
D. I have developed or collect data for performance measures on emergency management.
E. I have not performed any of the above tasks.

10. Please indicate your experience in emergency management and homeland security preparedness programs (Can choose more than one).

A. I have been a first responder.
B. I have been a state, local, or private sector emergency manager.
C. I have worked in emergency management for the federal government.
D. I have worked with emergency managers and first responders.
E. I have worked on federal emergency management or homeland security preparedness programs.
F. I have no experience in emergency management and homeland security preparedness programs.

11. Please indicate which of the following items you have researched and analyzed to develop final written products. (Can choose more than one)
 

A. Laws
B. Regulations
C. Policies
D. Program documents and/or standard operating procedures
E. Processes
F. Statistical data
G. Technical data
H. Professional journals
I. None of the above

12. Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a central part of your job that were accepted by senior management with little or no technical revision(s). (Can choose more than one)

A. Public reports on complex, national issues
B. Issue/position papers or summary reports that included analysis and recommendations.
C. Responses to Departmental, OMB and Congressional inquiries.
D. Policy statements and guidance.
E. Organizational assessments.
F. Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems.
G. Analysis that consolidates input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints).
H. Technical or research papers
I. None of the above


13. Choose all applicable statements that relate to your experience in communicating in writing.

A. I have prepared written presentations of factual data and information.
B. I have prepared reports that reflect my analysis and recommendations.
C. I have prepared written products that are widely distributed within the organization.
D. I have written clear and effective correspondence, reports, and other written materials for a specialized audience.
E. I have written reports and presented data and information to a full range of internal and external individuals or groups with varied levels of technical expertise.
F. I have not performed any of the above tasks.

14. Choose the statement(s) that describe your oral communication ability.

A. I have presented complex findings to senior officials outside my organization.
B. I have presented complex findings or issues or served on panels in public meetings.
C. I have presented, formally and informally, recommendations and possible solutions to problems within the organization.
D. I have greeted visitors in a professional manner.
E. I have responded to non-controversial requests or inquiries.
F. I have made presentations to internal and external audiences on programmatic or administrative matters.
G. I have not performed any of the above tasks.


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