Program Specialist, GS-301-11/12


Vacancy ID: 865970   Announcement Number: MG-2013-02196-KJD-865970DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 340734900

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. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-0301-11 Program Specialist.

A. My resume supports at least one year of specialized experience in a position using the principles, concepts and practices associated with the field of floodplain management and the regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) AND knowledge of community adoption of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Risk MAP activities including educating community officials, private associations, private industry and the general public on the concepts, obligations and eligibility criteria of the NFIP AND assisting communities in the development and updating of local floodplain ordinances and hazard mitigation plans, assisting formal training and presentations on the NFIP to a variety of audiences AND developing regional programs and effective business strategies to increase participation among federal agencies and other public private organizations in Risk MAP loss reductions activities that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.
B. I have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree.
C. I have a combination of education and experience.
D. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.  "Refer to Resume" will not be accepted. Maximum length of 250 characters.

2. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform as a GS-0301-12 Program Specialist.

A. My resume supports at least one year of specialized experience in a position using the principles, concepts and practices associated with the field of floodplain management and the regulations of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) AND knowledge of community adoption of Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps and Risk MAP activities including educating community officials, private associations, private industry and the general public on the concepts, obligations and eligibility criteria of the NFIP AND comprehensive knowledge of assisting communities in the development and updating of local floodplain ordinances and hazard mitigation plans, conducting formal training and presentations on the NFIP to a variety of audiences AND developing and implementing regional programs and effective business strategies to increase participation among federal agencies and other public private organizations in Risk MAP loss reductions activities that is equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-11 grade level or pay band in the Federal service.
B. I do not have the education or experience as described above.

Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.  "Refer to Resume" will not be accepted. Maximum length of 250 characters.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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.

3. Knowledge of the NFIP statutory authority and governing regulations.

4. Working with the NFIP authorities and regulations or similar land use policies of the state, local or federal level.

5. Responsible for conducting large meetings, functions or events.

6. Responsible for development of materials, preparation and dissemination of invitations, coordinated scheduling, coordination of logistics.

7. Communicating complex technical issues to potentially hostile audiences.

8. Developing policy documents, correspondence and presentations on controversial topics to both technical and non-technical stakeholders and audiences.

9. Creating tools (reports, presentations, spreadsheets, mail, merge, etc) using office software such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint.