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Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14: To meet the Qualifications Requirements for Management/Program Analyst, GS-14, select the option that best describes your education and/or experience background:
  1. I have 1 YEAR OF SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the GS-13 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.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Conducts requirements analyses to identify information and operational requirements.
  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.Which of the following duties best describe your experience as a Project Manager?
  1. Setting Priorities
  2. Planning Activities
  3. Assigning work to project team members
  4. Developing work plans
  5. Tracking and reporting
  6. I do not meet any of the choices above.


* 3.Mediate with others of dissenting opinions and disparate views to reach consensus and/or adopt practices, initiatives, policies, procedures 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.


* 4.Prepare issue papers outlining options and recommendations for information technology policy issues.
  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.Have you made presentations to senior management recommending substantial changes to program structures, operations, or budgets?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Communicate technical issues to a wide variety of audiences
  1. I have not had training or experience in this type of communication.
  2. I have had training in this area, but I have not had an opportunity to demonstrate this ability in my school/work environment.
  3. I have demonstrated this ability, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have routinely demonstrated this ability, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.


* 7.I have made formal or informal presentations in the following settings:
  1. Before decision-making groups
  2. To advisory groups
  3. In international meetings
  4. At public meetings
  5. During focus groups
  6. At professional meetings or conferences
  7. During workshops
  8. At training or orientation sessions
  9. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 8.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


* 9.Select the experience you have coordinating with entities to identify areas of mutual concern and respond in a coordinated and cohesive fashion.
  1. I do not have experience coordinating with entities outside of my office to identify mutual concerns and develop a response.
  2. I have coordinated with partners who share all or most of my office’s interests or priorities to develop strategies or responses to issues or concerns
  3. I have coordinated with peers or internal customers whose views significantly differed from my or my office’s priorities and negotiated mutually acceptable solutions to issues or concerns
  4. I have coordinated with supervisors or senior officials in my organization whose views significantly differed from my or my office’s priorities and negotiated mutually acceptable solutions to issues or concerns
  5. I have coordinated with external organizations whose views differed significantly from my organization’s priorities and negotiated mutually acceptable solutions to issues or concerns


* 10.Examines process control charts or records to determine performance improvement actions.
  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.Interprets process performance against established indicators to determine efficiency.
  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.I have independently written, without supervision, the following:
  1. Newsletters
  2. Magazine articles
  3. Correspondence with the general public
  4. Correspondence with high ranking officials
  5. Fact sheets
  6. Brochures
  7. Briefing packages
  8. Position and/or issue papers
  9. Procedural guidance
  10. Policy analyses
  11. Press releases
  12. Public Service Announcements
  13. I do not meet any of the choices above


* 13.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.


* 14.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


* 15.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


* 16.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






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