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Vacancy Details

Grade: 11

1 GS-11  Choose the answer that best describes your experience and/or education related to the qualification requirements for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience performing analytical functions equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience may include: using quantitative and qualitative analytical techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of administrative procedures; engaging in on-going analysis of financial matters to determine resources required and ensuring that regulations concerning financial management are adhered to; applying various analytical techniques to data management systems in order to identify patterns and trends; performing management studies to evaluate and measure the progress and success of projects assigned and to identify and recommend ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of programs and activities;
  • I possess a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I possess 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  • I possess a combination of post high school education and experience that combined meet the requirements for this position.
  • I do not meet the requirement (s) as described above.
2 Select the response(s) that demonstrate your experience producing written documents that explain detailed procedural, technical, or scientific information to gain support for project initiatives. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared press releases or published articles describing project activities to distribute to the general public.
  • Wrote research report(s) proving or disproving a hypothesis.
  • Wrote a scientific thesis or research paper.
  • Prepared reports explaining detailed procedural information about project initiatives.
  • Wrote technical documentation for end users.
  • Summarized project accomplishments as related to strategic or performance goals.
  • Provided information to colleagues for their use in preparation of responses and reports on projects.
  • Prepared written documentation in response to a variety of procedural, technical, or scientific issues.
  • Prepared narrative responses or reports to present analysis or evaluations of project data.
  • I have not produced written documents explaining detailed procedural, technical, or scientific information to gain support for project initiatives.
3 Select the response(s) that describe your experience communicating orally to coordinate complex technical processes or provide scientific information. Answer to this question is required
  • Maintained liaison with other program offices or other agencies when coordinating a complex process or providing scientific information.
  • Communicated with technical or scientific experts while conducting a research project or preparing an academic report.
  • Influenced managers or others to accept and implement findings and recommendations on organizational improvement or project effectiveness.
  • Presented project initiatives or complex processes within the organization (e.g., at a meeting or briefing).
  • I have not communicated orally to coordinate complex technical processes or provide scientific information.
4 Select the response that mostly closely resembles your experience working with scientific grant making programs. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience in an NSF program office providing technical advice and assistance to external parties on grant making activities and requirements.
  • Experience in other Federal scientific and research organizations (e.g., NIH, NIST, FDA, CDC) providing technical advice and assistance to external parties on grant making activities and requirements.
  • Experience in other research type organizations outside the government providing technical advice and assistance to external parties on grant making activities and requirements.
  • I have no experience in this area.
5 Select the responses that describe your experience managing information using automated systems and computer software to build project support and evaluate project activities. Answer to this question is required
  • Created databases that support program activities or are used to evaluate project activities.
  • Wrote queries within databases (e.g., MS Access) or generated formulas within spreadsheets (e.g., MS Excel) to reveal trends and patterns in technical or scientific data that supported a project.
  • Used statistical techniques such as regression analysis, descriptive statistics, Chi Square, Pearson correlation, and/or log linear analysis to analyze technical or scientific data that supported a project.
  • Generated numerous reports from databases used to support project activities.
  • Used word processing software to prepare documents that build project support or evaluate project activities.
  • Produced charts or graphs that were used to build project support or evaluate project activities.
  • Assembled data from internal management information systems and supplemented it with other data to build project support or evaluate project activities.
  • Analyzed qualitative or quantitative data using mathematical techniques such as means, modes, or standard deviations to find trends and patterns in technical data.
  • I have not used automated systems or computer software to build project support and evaluate project activities.
6 Which response best reflects your highest level of experience participating in research projects (collecting and analyzing data to recommend a solution to a technical or scientific problem) that demonstrated an understanding of data collection and analysis? Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted others in research projects such as during a summer internship.
  • Held a graduate research assistantship that allowed me to work on a research project.
  • Been a significant contributor to a project that involved data collection and analysis.
  • Independently collected data for research projects.
  • Acted as the lead (independently or with a team) on a research project that involved data collection and analysis.
  • I have not yet had the opportunity to work on a research project.
7 Select the response(s) that describe your experience evaluating project effectiveness using analytical methods to report findings to management. Answer to this question is required
  • Generated trends that demonstrate project effectiveness over a set period of time.
  • Measured a project's progress toward meeting goals by monitoring metrics or milestones (e.g., during independent research).
  • Been responsible for quality assurance, quality control, or process compliance related to project operations.
  • Have evaluated the financial performance or effectiveness of project operations.
  • Based on my analyses or the analysis of others, I have recommended changes to current processes to meet short and long-term goals.
  • Used analytical methods such as determining trends and projections, measuring progress, or evaluating financial performance, but not for the purpose of evaluating project effectiveness.
  • I have not evaluated project effectiveness using analytical methods.
8 Have you provided technical assistance and advice on grant matters and/or assured financial accountability in accordance with Federal rules and regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 Have you held a position where you were asked to provide analysis, either alone or with others, of your organization's budget policies and procedures for the purpose of formulating recommendations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, and I performed independently with principal responsibility.
  • Yes, and I performed this work with assistance.
  • Yes, and I assisted others in the performance of this work.
  • No

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