Program Support Specialist, GS-0301-09

Vacancy ID: 881936   Announcement Number: HHS-FDA-DE-13-881936   USAJOBS Control Number: 342500100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the response that BEST describes your experience and/or education to meet the qualifications for this position at the GS-09 level.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-07 level or higher in the Federal service)that included conducting analysis on the effectiveness of administrative operations; creating summaries, reports and/or presentations for improving administrative operations; and providing guidance to solutions on program deficiencies.
B. I have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related. (MUST SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)
C. I have a combination of the education and specialized experience for this grade level in which my percentage of specialized experience and education totals to 100%. (Must submit transcripts)
D. I do not have the required experience and/or education for this position.

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.

2. Use an automated system to maintain timekeeping activities according to agency regulations.

3. Monitor credit card purchases of supplies needed to maintain office.

4. Recommend administrative strategies or changes to internal operating procedures.

5. Create internal guidance regarding new, modified, and/or existing internal operating procedures.

6. Prepare travel requests according to established regulations and guidelines.

7. Research solutions for purchasing and accounting problems or issues.

8. Analyze proposed regulations or policies for potential impact on program activities.

9. Ensure methods are used effectively and in conformance with regulations.

10. Recommend administrative strategies or changes in internal operating procedures.

11. Present findings and recommendations on problems impacting administrative programs.

12. Provide interpretation and guidance on questions about time and attendance errors and/or omissions.

13. Prepare documents to explain study findings and recommendations.

14. Develop administrative operating procedure documents, reports, presentations, and/or work summaries.

15. Insure that calculations in figures and tables are correct and reproduced accurately prior to distribution.