Program Analyst


Vacancy ID: 852454   Announcement Number: D-OD-13-852454-DEU-HCC   USAJOBS Control Number: 339936400

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852454
1. Title of Job

Program Analyst
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Program Analyst PDPT

21. Geographic Availability


510100013 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience



24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Program Analyst at the GS-12 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing such duties as assessing problems accurately, and recommending solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of major agency operations; analyzing program issues that cross programs or organizational boundaries; developing recommendations for administrative or regulatory actions, responses to oversight or media requests, policy and procedural guidance; using quantitative analytical methods to solve problems and recommend changes to procedures, policies, etc. that increase effectiveness; effectively provides routine advice or exchanges information.

B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

2. Please select the ONE response that BEST describes the experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform as a Program Analyst at the GS-13 level.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 Federal grade level performing such duties as identifying cause and effect relationships to solve complex problems for the organization; developing programs and procedures to improve work methods and management controls for a major organizational segment of an agency, such as a regional office, center, or major field installation; developing substantive information and reports for management regarding the program, policies and functions of the organization; applying innovative analytical methods to conduct planning for new projects with significant agency impact where there is limited precedent or no precedent; utilizing skill in presenting information, analysis, ideas and positions in a clear, succinct, accurate, convincing manner, as is appropriate with the audience.
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.

3. Identifies cause and effect relationships to solve complex problems for the organization.

4. Assesses problems accurately, and recommends solutions that improve the efficiency and effectiveness of major agency operations.

5. Develops long-range plans, goals, and objectives for the implementation and administration of major agency programs.

6. Gathers and interprets pertinent data from a variety of sources identifying trends and making performance improvement recommendations.

7. Understands management and organizational principles pertaining to areas of responsibility (e.g., delegations of authority, administrative procedures) in order to plan and conduct complex studies to assess organizational operations.

8. Independently developed statistical and narrative data to predict workload capability and justify work unit reorganization.

9. Maintained a records management program for a single mission program with related functions.

10. Conducted cost-effectiveness studies for operating or administrative programs for a major organizational segment of an agency, such as a regional office, center, or major field installation.

11. Developed, coordinated, and implemented program performance measures to evaluate agency programs for a major organization segment of an agency, including solving problems in operations and functions of established mission-related programs.

12. Developed programs and procedures to improve work methods and management controls for a major organizational segment of an agency, such as a regional office, center, or major field installation.

13. Designs format and content of publication or communications products to work within a cohesive structure that optimally conveys intended messages to target audiences with clarity and precision.

14. Develops recommendations for administrative or regulatory actions, responses to oversight or media requests, policy and procedural guidance.

15. Develops interpretive documentation having a broad impact on agency (e.g. regulatory legislation; Federal Register notices; authoritative positions papers to industry, Congress or other officials).

16. Develops substantive information and reports for management regarding the programs, policies, and functions of the organization.

17. Prepares written program documentation by adapting a variety of applicable sources including recommendations for administrative or regulatory actions, responses to oversight or media requests, policy and procedural guidance.

18. Applies innovative analytical methods to conduct long-range planning for new projects with significant agency impact where there is limited precedent or no precedent.

19. Works with individuals both internal and external to the organization to plan, schedule, and ensure execution of program activities.

20. Uses quantitative analytical methods to solve problems and recommend changes to procedures, policies, etc. that increase effectiveness.

21. Keeps management aware of the status of projects being managed, including timeframes and document requirement, and key operational issues through formal and informal communications (e.g., status reports, e-mails, updates at meetings).

22. Communicates with a wide variety of individuals both internal and external to the agency to plan, coordinate, or advise on complex or sensitive program issues.

23. Presents preliminary conclusions and recommendations on large conventional program requirements.

24. Effectively provides routine advice or exchanges information.

25. Exercises judgment consistent with agency organization to communicate with key personnel both internal and external to the agency in order to articulate recommendations on significant program issues in a clear, succinct, accurate, and convincing manner.

26. Conveys conclusions and recommendations on complex, controversial, precedent-setting programs as appropriate.

27. 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