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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-11, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 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 have a PH.D. OR EQUIVALENT DOCTORAL DEGREE that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  3. I have 3 FULL YEARS OF PROGRESSIVELY HIGHER LEVEL GRADUATE EDUCATION that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  4. I have an LL.M. that provided the knowledges, skills and abilities necessary to do the work of THIS POSITION.
  5. I have a combination of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-09 level in or related to the work of THIS POSITION and GRADUATE LEVEL EDUCATION that provided the specific knowledges, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of THIS POSITION.
  6. I do not meet any of the above.


* 2.Research information/data of a confidential or sensitive nature and prepare several reports for submission to management.
  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.Experience coordinating across organizational lines to ensure timeliness and completeness of materials received.
  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.


* 4.Monitor the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds.
  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.


* 5.I perform the following functions to ensure that I meet work priorities and deadlines, and to continue to provide quality work products.
  1. Prioritize assignments to meet established deadlines and priorities.
  2. Monitor and report the status and progress of work to supervisor.
  3. Review completed work to ensure that the supervisor's instructions are followed.
  4. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 6.Please select the responses that best describe your experience explaining and responding to inquiries about:
  1. Budget concepts and procedures
  2. Administrative procedures, regulations, and processes
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Payroll discrepancies
  5. Personnel management
  6. EPA-related information management issues
  7. The potential impacts of changing regulations for the organization
  8. Obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-12, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-11 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.Research information/data of a confidential or sensitive nature and prepare several reports for submission to management.
  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.Experience coordinating across organizational lines to ensure timeliness and completeness of materials received.
  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.


* 4.Monitor the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds.
  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.


* 5.I perform the following functions to ensure that I meet work priorities and deadlines, and to continue to provide quality work products.
  1. Prioritize assignments to meet established deadlines and priorities.
  2. Monitor and report the status and progress of work to supervisor.
  3. Review completed work to ensure that the supervisor's instructions are followed.
  4. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 6.Please select the responses that best describe your experience explaining and responding to inquiries about:
  1. Budget concepts and procedures
  2. Administrative procedures, regulations, and processes
  3. Telecommunications
  4. Payroll discrepancies
  5. Personnel management
  6. EPA-related information management issues
  7. The potential impacts of changing regulations for the organization
  8. Obligations incurred, expenditures, and availability of funds
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


Grade: All Grades
* 1.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)


* 2.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.Have you utilized knowledge of human resources management-related policies, practices, programs and techniques for purposes of providing advice and guidance to other employees, including senior management and administrative staff.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.From the list below, select all the software applications you are proficient with in accomplishing day-to-day office functions. (Proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the software's functionality and capabilities.)
  1. Lotus Notes
  2. Power Point
  3. Excel
  4. Access
  5. Microsoft Word
  6. QuickPlace
  7. E-mail (Exchange, Outlook, etc.)
  8. Electronic tracking systems
  9. Travel Manager (or other automated travel systems)
  10. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 8.Ensure accuracy, appropriateness, and timeliness in data entry of databases.
  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.Please select all of the following areas you have independently managed or analyzed:
  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


* 10.Do you have experience in interpreting and applying Federal travel regulations and policies?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Do you have experience applying program and budget analysis to support mission goals, identify emerging problems or issues and evaluate organizational effectiveness?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 12.Draft or assist with the development of procedures to improve functioning of the office.
  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.Develop administrative budgets for the purpose of monitoring expenditures.
  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.


* 14.Experience in coordinating across organizational lines.
  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.Suggest changes in structure, methods, procedures and management policies in order to strengthen operations.
  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.I have served as contact person for interactions between branch and other Agency offices.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 17.I have had the following experiences with the Federal Smart Pay Purchase Card Program:
  1. Agency/Organization Program Coordinator (A/OPC)
  2. A member of my organization's A/OPC team
  3. A purchase card holder
  4. An approving official for purchase card holders
  5. A coordinator within my unit
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 18.Completed assignments requiring accurate, timely and technically sound products or decisions under tight time constraints.
  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.Use Agency automated systems and tools to track and report use of human, financial, material and information resources.
  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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