Program Analyst GS-0343-12/13


Vacancy ID: 849336   Announcement Number: MG-2013-T0127-LNG-849336MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 338609300

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade)
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade you will not be considered under this authority. You must provide official documentation documenting your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply non-competitively.

A. You are a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A. You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You must provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

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

3. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the qualification requirements of this Program Analyst position at the GS-12 grade level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations.

B. I possess at least one full year of specialized experience defined as experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operation, and developing plans and exercises in support of disaster operations.

C. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

4. From the descriptions below, select the one that BEST describes your experience that allows you to meet the qualification requirements of this Program Analyst position at the GS-13 grade level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience applying analytical and evaluative methods to conducts management evaluations and analysis, identifying problems, developing correction actions and following through to problem resolution.

B. I possess at least one year of specialized experience defined as experience applying analytical and evaluative methods and techniques to issues or studies concerning the efficiency and effectiveness of program operations, managing and coordinating the development of plans and exercises in support of disaster field operations.

C. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

Knowledge of the principles of emergency planning and exercise development, and the ability to conduct cost-benefit or economic evaluations of programs.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form, clearly shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

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

5. Gathers information, identify and analyze issues.

6. Recommending alternative courses of action based on knowledge of disaster response operations and logistics functions.

7. Performing cost-benefit analyses or economic evaluations of programs.

Skill in applying fact-finding and analytical techniques and methods used to gather and evaluate information and draw conclusions.

8. Conducts comprehensive analytical evaluation to facilitate program improvements and increase overall efficiency and effectiveness of logistics planning.

9. Plan, organize and direct or conducts analytical studies of a wide range of functions such as supply management, material maintenance management, transportation management and facilities management to support resource allocations and program planning.

Ability to conduct briefings that communicate facts and ideas for organizational improvement of programs and/or policies.

10. Present comprehensive briefings to senior managers on the results of special studies and program reviews.

11. Explain to various audiences findings and recommendations and solicit support for recommended courses of actions.

Knowledge of the overall planning and execution of operations and evaluations.

12. Develops long-term plans in support of national or regional all-hazards mission requirements.

13. Leading projects to integrate Federal incident response and recovery plans into an integrated system.

Ability to gather, assemble and analyze facts, devise recommended solutions and package the entire process in papers or reports suitable for management.

14. Recommends substantive documentation of guidance and procedures.

15. Perform data searching techniques to obtain information used in reports for consolidation into overall logistics movement nationwide.