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Grade: 15
* 1.GS-15: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-15, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-14 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  2. I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.


* 2.Where did you learn about this EPA Position?
  1. Job Fair/Career Conference
  2. Referral from a Professional Organization
  3. Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  4. Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  5. Referral from a current EPA employee
  6. Referral from a friend or family member
  7. EPA Internet Site
  8. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  9. Referral from a State or Local government
  10. Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  11. Twitter
  12. Facebook
  13. USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  14. Other (w/Branch)

        BRANCHED: * 1.If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.Please look at the qualification requirements (both experience and/or education) that are stated in this vacancy announcement. Does your resume clearly contain this information in order to determine you are qualified for the position?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.For each position listed on your resume, did you include the position title, company, salary, weekly hours worked, and your actual beginning and ending dates of employment?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.I certify, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all the information in this application is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application, or in any document or interview associated, I may be fined or imprisoned, denied employment, or removed and debarred from Federal service. That any info I give may be investigated. By responding No to this item I will not be considered for this position.
  1. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  2. No, I do not certify the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith.
  3. No, I do not understand the information provided above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Demonstrate the ability to plan, organize, coordinate and execute complex projects/activities where numerous organizations are involved and multiple tasks are required to achieve the desired IT solution.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Establish and monitor performance measures to assess the effectiveness, efficiency, and progress of the team in meeting its plans, goals, and objectives.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Please select all that describe your experience
  1. Monitored the status and progress of a unit's work
  2. Checked on work in progress
  3. Reviewed completed work to see that instructions on work priorities, methods, deadlines and quality have been met.
  4. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 4.I have performed the following information technology (IT) infrastructure operations tasks:
  1. Manage a multi-million dollar national level IT project
  2. Manage an IT staff consisting of diverse technical expertise
  3. None of the above


* 5.I have performed the following performance management tasks:
  1. Develop performance plans with subordinate staff members
  2. Evaluate individuals on attainment of performance standards and objectives
  3. Counsel employees on methods to improve their job performance.
  4. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 6.Identify and define business or technical requirements applied to the design, development, implementation, management, and support of database systems and networks.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.I have experience assigning work to staff members in my unit.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Migration to a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) system.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Experience distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow and employee skill levels and occupational specializations to assure timely accomplishment of the work units mission.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 10.Plan, organize, coordinate and/or execute complex projects/activities where numerous organizations are involved and/or multiple tasks are required to achieve the desired IT solution.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 11.Develop training plans for staff members and ensure that all professional, technical, and other job related training and development requirements are met in order for the unit to successfully perform its work.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 12.Analyze computer-related problems and make decisions under conditions of extreme pressure - - to return systems to service with minimum disruption.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.The work of this position involves managing multiple assignments, conflicting priorities, and multi-tasking, all the while maintaining good customer service and meeting various deadlines. Check the one answer that best describes your experience and background.
  1. I have experience working effectively under pressure where fluctuating deadlines and priorities often occur, while maintaining a customer service focus, meeting competing deadlines, and solving program issues concurrently.
  2. I have experience working effectively under pressure to complete accurate, timely and technically sound data while providing good customer service, and meeting deadlines.
  3. I have experience accomplishing tasks while maintaining good customer service.
  4. I have experience accomplishing tasks; however customer service has not been a requirement.
  5. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 14.Plan computer installations and upgrades.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Represent your organization as a liaison on IT groups and committees that study complex IT issues and recommend solutions and implementation approaches.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Install, configure, upgrade, and troubleshoot hardware and software problems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 17.Please select the response that best describes your experience to develop and present application development project proposals including summarizing critical information relating to the objective, approach, funding, benefits, costs, risks, milestones, and expected results aimed at allowing agency officials to decide on project approval and funding levels.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 18.Translate users' business requirements and constraints into technical solutions.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 19.Select the contract management tasks that you have performed.
  1. Written a scope of work
  2. Prepared an independent cost estimate
  3. Prepared a budget plan
  4. Reviewed and evaluated proposed contract work plans
  5. Monitored and evaluated outputs
  6. Approved payments
  7. Resolved issues/conflicts with a contract officer or contractor
  8. Closed out and archived a project
  9. Served as Project Officer or Contracting Officer's Technical Representative
  10. None of the above


* 20.Please select all of the following in which you have independently managed or analyzed a program or program area:
  1. Budget
  2. Financial
  3. Records
  4. Telecommunication
  5. Congressional Affairs
  6. Strategic Planning
  7. Internal controls and management integrity
  8. Procurement
  9. Human Resources
  10. Facilities
  11. Space and Property
  12. Printing and recycling
  13. Security
  14. Career development
  15. Training
  16. Organizational development
  17. EEO/affirmative employment
  18. Special Emphasis program
  19. Mediation, negotiation and complaint resolution
  20. Grants
  21. Contracts
  22. Environmental health and safety
  23. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 21.I have designed, created or developed and implemented new processes or procedures to perform the following project management related tasks:
  1. Set project priorities
  2. Determined project resource requirements
  3. Tracked and managed budgets at the task/project level
  4. Set short term project goals
  5. Set long term project goals
  6. Coordinated project activities with others
  7. Monitored project progress
  8. Evaluated project outcomes
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 22.Obtain input from customers to determine requirements and develop systems.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 23.I have made presentations or given briefings on the following topics:
  1. Budget
  2. Administrative procedures
  3. Environmental risks
  4. Project statuses, findings to date, problems and recommendations
  5. Recommendations for problem solutions
  6. Organizational strategies, goals, objectives, or priorities
  7. Policy issues
  8. Potential impacts of changing regulations or policies for the organization
  9. Hazardous waste clean- up or remedy selection
  10. Air pollution
  11. Water pollution
  12. Solid waste pollution
  13. Regulations and policies
  14. Financial and resource management issues
  15. Information management
  16. Legal matters
  17. Environmental engineering requirements
  18. Pesticide Program
  19. Records Management
  20. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 24.I have made presentations or conducted briefings for the following individuals and groups:
  1. Team members in my organization
  2. Supervisors and managers in my organization
  3. High level government officials
  4. Business/industry officials
  5. Non-technical audiences
  6. Scientists and researchers
  7. Congressional delegations
  8. Foreign officials
  9. Tribal officials
  10. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 25.Which response best describes your experience developing and conducting briefings for senior management officials where analyses are presented, along with conclusions and recommendations?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and (or) others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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