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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: Answer to this question is required
  • 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.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Have you prepared status reports concerning projects, activities, and budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select responses that best describe your experience with budget management and analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare budget usage reports in spreadsheet or other format.
  • Brief decision makers on status of budget usage and projections.
  • Reconcile actual budget usage vis-à-vis projections and/or allocations for a specific cycle (quarterly, monthly, annually).
  • Allocate and/or commit funds for approved budget line items.
  • Approve or reject expenditures based on knowledge of budget priorities and specific business needs.
  • Develop annual budget requests and/or allocations for management approval based on knowledge of priorities and business needs.
  • I do not have experience in any of the specific tasks listed above.

Grade: 13

1 GS-13: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-13, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background: Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-12 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.
  • I do not meet the specialized experience requirement described above.
2 Have you prepared status reports concerning projects, activities, and budgets? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Select responses that best describe your experience with budget management and analysis. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepare budget usage reports in spreadsheet or other format.
  • Brief decision makers on status of budget usage and projections.
  • Reconcile actual budget usage vis-à-vis projections and/or allocations for a specific cycle (quarterly, monthly, annually).
  • Allocate and/or commit funds for approved budget line items.
  • Approve or reject expenditures based on knowledge of budget priorities and specific business needs.
  • Develop annual budget requests and/or allocations for management approval based on knowledge of priorities and business needs.
  • I do not have experience in any of the specific tasks listed above.

Grade: All Grades

1 Conduct briefings or meetings or seminars to present technical or scientific data, results, future directions, and resource needs to technical audiences. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 I have made formal or informal presentations in the following settings: Answer to this question is required
  • Before decision-making groups
  • To advisory groups
  • In international meetings
  • At public meetings
  • During focus groups
  • At professional meetings or conferences
  • During workshops
  • At training or orientation sessions
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
3 Please select the one response that describes your highest level of experience in interacting with various individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • Training, advising, or participating in public forums.
  • Educating, advising, or participating in meetings with groups or individuals when contacted to address issues or problems.
  • Working with internal managers to resolve issues and problems that arise such as new or revised regulations and discussing policy alternatives.
  • Explaining agency policy and regulations and providing background of the rationale for such policies, and using negotiating techniques to ensure full compliance.
  • Working with external management officials to resolve a complex issue that reflects a partnership or shared problems solving, such as options and initiating ongoing contacts with managers to build strong working relationships.
  • None of above.
4 Experience managing and coordinating technical projects/assignments to determine the scope and identify the appropriate approach to successfully complete the assignment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 have experience with the following financial systems. Answer to this question is required
  • Automated budget systems
  • Financial data systems
  • Integrated financial management systems
  • None of the above
6 I independently or I have independently: Answer to this question is required
  • Drafted procedural instructions for use in planning and estimating funding needs
  • Contributed to drafts of procedural instructions for use in planning and estimating funding needs
  • Drafted procedural guidance to managers concerning the format for submission of annual estimates of funding needs
  • I do not have or do not meet any of the choices
7 Completed projects in which you needed to display a high level of initiative, effort and commitment toward completing assignments in a timely manner with minimal supervision; demonstrated responsible behavior and motivation to achieve results while effectively dealing with ambiguity. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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.
8 Ability to perform program evaluations and analyze management activities. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 in which you have independently managed or analyzed a program or program area: Answer to this question is required
  • Budget
  • Financial
  • Records
  • Telecommunication
  • Congressional Affairs
  • Strategic Planning
  • Internal controls and management integrity
  • Procurement
  • Human Resources
  • Facilities
  • Space and Property
  • Printing and recycling
  • Security
  • Career development
  • Training
  • Organizational development
  • EEO/affirmative employment
  • Special Emphasis program
  • Mediation, negotiation and complaint resolution
  • Grants
  • Contracts
  • Environmental health and safety
  • I do not meet any of the choices above
10 Analyze long-term program requirements based on current and projected resource use to develop multi-year plans and forecasts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager, or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  • 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 Do you have experience using disparate information (policy, technical, legal) to develop alternatives, analyze options, and develop recommendations/conclusions for action by higher-level officials? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Where did you learn about this EPA Position? Answer to this question is required
  • Job Fair/Career Conference
  • Referral from a Professional Organization
  • Referral from a College/University Career Placement Office
  • Referral from a Professor or Academic Advisor
  • Referral from a current EPA employee
  • Referral from a friend or family member
  • EPA Internet Site
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) USA Jobs Internet Site
  • Referral from a State or Local government
  • Referral from another Federal Agency/Employee
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • USA Jobs iPhone/iPad Application
  • Other (w/Branch)
    12.1 If you answered Other please tell us how you learned about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
13 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 Have you reviewed the vacancy announcement "How to Apply" and required documents section to determine what supplemental material that you must provide? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No