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Grade: 13

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1 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Do you have a performance appraisal rating on your job performance? If yes, you must submit the performance appraisal per the instructions on how to apply for this position. If no, please explain why. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 If no, please explain why. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the title, agency, and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Would you like the opportunity to be considered for similar positions that require the same knowledge, skills and abilities? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

Specialized experience for the GS-13 is one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent, that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position which includes:
- Experience initiating and structuring statistical data collection and analyses within a healthcare environment; AND
- Experience extracting and analyzing data from national data and reporting systems using statistical methods; AND
- Experience developing statistical input for executive summaries;

OR

Special Provision for In-service Placement:
Successful completion of an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program may be substituted for qualifying experience, provided it included a formal individualized training plan. Such a training program must have been conducted in an operating health care system and included:
Assignments providing a knowledge of basic health system administration philosophies, practices, and procedures, and basic Government administrative policies and requirements;
Practical assignments providing an opportunity to apply a broad range of quality assurance and health care program inspections and evaluation skills. (as the individual progresses, work assignments must be characteristic of the grade level to which he or she is assigned); and
Oversight by an experienced health system administrator with periodic evaluation of the individual's progress and appropriate adjustment of the training program.


 

5

Select the choice that best describes your specialized experience.


 

Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the GS-12 level as described above.
  • I have successfully completed an agency-sponsored on-the-job training program as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
6

I have working experience of the following:


 

Answer to this question is required
  • Review analytical results for accuracy and completeness
  • Organize and summarize results using tabular or graphic representation as well as narrative description
  • None of the above
7

Select the working experience you have in the use of analytical software and programing to analyze, manipulate, synthesize, and innovatively present data using the following:


 

Answer to this question is required
  • Statistical Analysis System (SAS)
  • Stata
  • Microsoft Structured Query Language (SQL)
  • R
  • Microsoft Reporting Services
  • Tableau or Power Business Intelligence (BI)
  • None of the above
8 What is your experience applying concepts, principles, and techniques of quality improvement and health care program evaluations? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience developing methods to evaluate health care quality issues.
  • I have conducted research and analysis of issues and identified potential quality management and health care program problems in preparation for project development.
  • I have designed and led projects to assess health care program issues and evaluated quality improvement and health care issues.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
9

Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10

Do you have working experience integrating non-VA and VA national databases (e.g., Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)) in statistical analyses to provide comprehensive reviews of Veteran populations?

Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
11

Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12

From the list below, choose the area(s) you have developed programing using statistical analysis software (e.g., SAS, Stata, R)

Answer to this question is required
  • To conduct statistical data analysis
  • To prepare analytic data files using SAS data step
  • To export analytic data files to other platform (e.g., SQL database) for web report preparation
  • None of the above
13 Please select all that you have experience in preparing comprehensive reports based on the results of analyses or studies: Answer to this question is required
  • Producing technical material
  • Producing publications
  • Producing presentations
  • Producing reports for professional use
  • Producing reports for public dissemination
  • None of the above
14 Choose all statements that describe your experience in statistical data analysis and design. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience in applying and developing analytical methods to conduct in-depth statistical data analysis.
  • I have provided technical advice and guidelines for the measurement of sampling and non-sampling errors.
  • I have designed statistical analysis projects using big administrative data or corporate data warehouse for the analysis of statistical data.
  • I have experience in illustrating and interpreting statistical findings to a variety of audiences.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
15

Please list any professional certificates you have obtained related to data processing, analysis, or reporting.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
16

Choose all statements that describe your experience of analyzing information and evaluating significant factors.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated available data or data to be collected to determine if they are suitable for use to address the study objectives.
  • I have evaluated the appropriateness of study design and analysis techniques to determine if they meet the study objectives.
  • I have developed study conclusions based on statistical data analysis results and study objectives.
  • I have not had experience in performing this type of work.
17 Which of the following do you have experience examining data quality? Answer to this question is required
  • Test for data reliability and validly
  • Evaluate data integrity
  • Assess measurement precision
  • Investigate source for error or bias
  • None of the above
18

Please select all that apply in describing your skill in evaluating and inspecting health care programs and activities.

Answer to this question is required
  • Designed data extraction or collection instruments to be used in electronic health record reviews or for documenting information from respondents.
  • Planned, coordinated and/or conducted pre-inspection research.
  • Organized review findings to facilitate comprehensive analysis of issues.
  • Developed inspection/evaluation plans that address problems in health care.
  • Ensured reviews, inspections, and program evaluations were properly carried out and findings and recommendations stated in reports were adequately supported.
  • Evaluated quantitative and qualitative information obtained during inspections to ensure a comprehensive analysis of issues.
  • None of the above
19

Select the task that you have performed when working with data:

Answer to this question is required
  • Review and manually analyze raw data on spreadsheet
  • Export to excel to filter results on spreadsheet
  • Export analytic datasets to other platforms (e.g., SQL database) for report development
  • Performed statistical analysis using statistical software
  • Provide recommendations for program process improvement
  • None of the above
20

Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
21 Select the answer that best describes your experience working on team projects. Answer to this question is required
  • I have had primary responsibility for team projects including team member direction, coordination, monitoring of progress, and report writing.
  • I have participated in team projects where I collected data and evaluated results for assigned review components.
  • I have participated on team projects by carrying out administrative responsibilities.
  • I do not have experience working on team projects.
22

Select the statements that best describe your written communication skills.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have written and edited healthcare-related authoritative or research documents for use or approval by, executive-level management.
  • I have written and edited healthcare delivery system - related evaluation, inspection, or quality improvement reports for review and/or approval by executive-level management.
  • I have critiqued written documents to ensure use of correct grammar and inclusion of fully supported conclusions and recommendations.
  • I have explained and justified decisions, conclusions, findings, and recommendations to executive level management.
  • I have developed training materials for health care issues.
  • None of the above
23 Have you integrated inspection or program evaluation data and information in a clear, well-organized, and concise written report? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
24 Please list the type of reports and/or briefings you have written as the primary author: Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Reports
  • National Review Reports
  • Hotline Reports
  • Hospital or Clinic Inspection/evaluation Reports
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers
  • None of the above
25

Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
26 Please list the type of reports and/or briefings for which you have presented orally: Answer to this question is required
  • Congressional Reports
  • National Review Reports
  • Hotline Reports
  • Hospital and Clinic Inspection/Evaluation Reports
  • Executive Reports
  • White Papers
  • None of the above
27

Please describe where in your resume this experience is documented; please list the organization(s) where you obtained this experience and the corresponding dates.

Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
28

Select the experience you have in oral communication.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have delivered clear, concise, logical, accurate, and coherent presentations to executive-level management.
  • I have communicated project strategies, goals, or priorities in oral presentations to management on a regular basis.
  • I have explained and justified decisions, conclusions, findings and recommendations to executive-level management.
  • I have provided training on healthcare topics.
  • None of the above