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Program Analyst 3

Company: Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 14, 2019

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Program Analyst 3 Print Apply Program Analyst 3 Salary $56,059.00 - $85,125.00 Annually Location Dauphin County, PA Job Type Civil Service Permanent Full-Time Department Department of Aging Job Number CS-********-08070 Closing 6/24/2019 11:59 PM Eastern Job Code 08070 Position Number ******** Bargaining Unit A3 Pay Group ST08 Bureau/Division Code ******** Bureau/Division AN Metrics Analytics Div Worksite Address 555 Walnut St, 5th Floor City Harrisburg Zip Code 17101 Contact Name Abby Fox Contact Phone ************ Contact Email ************ - Description - Benefits - Questions THE POSITION The Pennsylvania Department of Aging is seeking candidates for a Program Analyst 3 position in the Bureau of Quality Assurance. This position is headquartered in Harrisburg and will support the department's mission by using data to drive decision-making and policy development. IMPORTANT: YOU MUST APPLY TO THIS VACANCY POSTING, MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS, COMPLETE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE A SCORE. YOUR SCORE IS ONLY VALID FOR THIS SPECIFIC VACANCY. ONCE THIS POSITION IS FILLED, YOUR SCORE IS NO LONGER VALID. - Full-time employment - Work hours 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday with a 1 hour lunch period DESCRIPTION OF WORK This position participates in the analysis of program data. Data analyses and resulting reports are used to measure accuracy of reported data, review program effectiveness and efficiencies, identify and analyze trends, and serve in part as the basis for adjusting, deleting, or adding programs. This position is also responsible for managing special projects that are task specific, including giving guidance to other staff assigned to the projects. REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, TRAINING & ELIGIBILITY Qualifications: - Must meetPA residency requirementfor this title - Experience and Training Requirements - One year as a Program Analyst 2; OR three years of analytical experience, two of which include professional experience in program evaluation and the development of program recommendations, and a bachelor's degree; OR an equivalent combination of experience and training. - Based on your answers to the supplemental application questions regarding education, you may be instructed to upload a copy of your college transcripts to your application - Must be able to perform essential job functions Veterans: Pennsylvania law (51 Pa. C.S. 7103) provides employment preference for qualified veterans for appointment to many state and local government jobs. To learn more about employment preferences for veterans, go *************************************************************** click the Veterans' Preference tab or contact us at **************************. EXAMINATION INFORMATION - Score valid for this specific posting only - Score based on information reported on application and supplemental questions - Provide complete and accurate information or: - score may be lower than deserved - application processing may be delayed - disqualification may result - May only testonceunder this announcement - Email notice of test results provided Further information on testing, assistance for persons with disabilities, veterans' preference, and other items can be obtained from: Harrisburg: 2nd Level, Strawberry Sq. Complex, 320 Market St., P.O. Box 569, Hbg., 17108-0569; Telephone ************** Philadelphia: 110 North 8th St., Suite 503, Phila., 19107; Telephone ************** Pittsburgh: 411 Seventh Ave., Room 410, Pgh., 15219; Telephone ************** Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS): 711 (hearing and speech disabilities or other individuals) Internet: ****************************************************************** Health & Wellness We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including health coverage, vision, dental, and wellness programs.* Work/Life Balance We understand that there is more to life than work - and we want you to enjoy it! We offer paid vacation days, paid sick days, military leave, as well as paid time off for most major U.S. holidays. Alternate work schedules and telecommuting arrangements are available for certain positions. Career Development We want to help you grow and see your goals become a reality! Supervisors and human resource staff are available to help employees create a plan to develop skills for their current jobs or prepare for the next step in their careers. Employees can easily transfer between positions or agencies to expand knowledge and pursue new challenges while retaining leave and benefits. Additionally, there are a variety of programs available to help get you where you need to be. Other Rewards Commonwealth employees enjoy many other rewards, including opportunities for recognition, workplace charitable giving, and even special employee-only discounts. For more information about benefits, health and wellness, work-life balance, career development, and other rewards go *******************.govand click on the benefits box. *Eligibility rules apply. 01 Do you have 1 year or more years of experience as a Program Analyst 2 while employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania? - Yes - No 02 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 03 Do you possess at least three years of analytical experience, two of which include professional experience in program evaluation and the development of program recommendations? - Yes - No 04 If you are claiming experience in the above question, please list the employer(s) where you gained this experience in the text box below. The employer(s) and a description of the experience must also be included in the appropriate sections of your application if you would like the experience to be considered in the eligibility decision. If you claimed you do not have experience, type N/A in the text box below. 05 Do you possess a bachelor's degree? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the 'Attachments' tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. - Yes - No 06 Do you possess a master's degree? If you are claiming credits/degree, you must upload a copy of your college transcript(s) for this education to be considered in the eligibility decision. You must attach your transcript(s) prior to the submission of your application by using the 'Attachments' tab on the left. You will not be able to add transcript(s) to the application after it has been submitted. - Yes - No 07 CS-INSTRUCTIONS - You must complete the supplemental questions below. These supplemental questions are the exam and will be scored. They are designed to give you the opportunity to relate your experience and training background to the major activities (Work Behaviors) performed in this position. Failure to provide complete and accurate information may delay the processing of your application, or result in a lower-than-deserved score or disqualification. You may attach a resume, but youmustalso complete the applicationandanswer the supplemental questions. All information you provide on your application and supplemental questions is subject to verification. Any misrepresentation, falsification or omission of material facts is subject to penalty. If requested, you must provide documentation, including names, addresses, and telephone numbers of individuals who can verify the validity of the information you provide in the application and supplemental questions. Read each work behavior carefully. Determine and select which 'Level of Performance' most closely represents your highest level of experience/training. List the employer(s)/training source(s) from your Work or Education sections of the application where you gained this experience/training.The 'Level of Performance' you choose for each work behavior must be clearly supported within the description of the experience and training information entered in your application or your score may be ********** order to receive credit for experience, you must have worked in a job for at least six months in which the experience claimed was a major function. If you have read and understand these instructions, please click on the 'Yes' button and proceed to the exam questions. - Yes 08 WORK BEHAVIOR 1 - DATA COLLECTION AND STATISTICAL ANALYSIS Coordinate and direct the collection, editing, tabulation, and summarization of data to ensure accuracy, reasonableness, and completeness. Plan and conduct advanced statistical collections. Analyze and interpret data using various mathematical and statistical methods, techniques, and software to adapt techniques as needed and identify and investigate new data relationships. Levels of Performance Select the 'Level of Performance' which best describes your claim. - A. I have experience coordinating and directing the collection, editing, tabulation, or summarization of data to ensure accuracy, reasonableness, or completeness, and planning and conducting advanced statistical collections to provide data and analyses AND analyzing and interpreting data using various mathematical or statistical methods, techniques, or software to adapt techniques as needed and identify and investigate new data relationships. - B. I have experience planning or conducting advanced statistical collections to provide data and analyses OR analyzing or interpreting data using various mathematical or statistical methods, techniques, or software. - C. I have completed college coursework related to this work behavior such as data collection, data analysis, statistical methods, mathematical statistics, etc. - D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior. 09 In the text box below, please describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the four items listed below. If you indicated you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. - The name of the employer(s) where you gained this experience. - Your experience coordinating and directing collection, editing, etc. of data to ensure accuracy, etc. - Your experience planning or conducting advanced statistical collections to provide data and analysis or identifying/investigating data relationships. - Your specific duties and responsibilities, including details as to the scope/scale of each listed project/experience. 10 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to the college coursework, please provide the requested information in the text box below. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 11 WORK BEHAVIOR 2 - ANALYZING INFORMATION Perform program, fiscal, and policy analyses of an organization's program areas for the purpose of developing solutions and recommendations for program changes. Determines whether programs achieve objectives and operate cost effectively; and analyze programmatic or fiscal effects and implications of prior policy decisions or proposed policy changes and other economic analysis and special studies. Analyze and evaluate agency programs or projects to determine the extent to which the goals and objectives are being met and to determine the impact of changes. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have experience determining if program areas are achieving objectives and operating cost effectively. I was responsible for analyzing fiscal, policy, and programmatic results, and making recommendations for improvements to programs. - B. I have experience determining if program areas are achieving objectives and operating cost effectively. I was responsible for analyzing fiscal, policy, and programmatic results. I did NOT make recommendations for improvements to programs based on my analysis. - C. I have college-level coursework in data analysis, qualitative business analysis, quality control, etc. - D. I have NO experience or training related to the work behavior above. 12 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience. - The actual duties you performed related to analyzing information. - Your level of responsibility. 13 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 14 WORK BEHAVIOR 3 - RESEARCH Develop research design and methodology studies, then conduct the research studies by gathering, organizing, and analyzing pertinent program data such as legislation, policies, procedures, staffing, operations, program measures, census data, target populations, and program impacts in order to make decisions on program effectiveness and efficiency, make improvements to programs, and meet state and federal guidelines. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have experience developing research design and methodology studies, then conducting the studies by gathering, organizing, and analyzing pertinent program data for program effectiveness and efficiency, make improvements to programs, and meet state and federal guidelines. - B. I have experience conducting research studies by gathering, organizing, and analyzing pertinent program data for program effectiveness and efficiency, make improvements to programs, and meet state and federal guidelines. I did NOT develop research design and methodology studies. - C. I have college-level coursework in areas such as research methods, statistics, research design and analysis, data collection, etc. - D. I have NO experience or training related to this work behavior. 15 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience. - The actual duties you performed related to conducting research. - Your level of responsibility. 16 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 17 WORK BEHAVIOR 4 - TECHNICAL AND CONSULTATIVE SERVICES Provide technical assistance and consultative services to organization program managers and staff on the development, review, or administration of programs, policies, plans, and data processing applications. Consult with program officials to identify relevant areas for research or study. Advise on the development of resource allocation criteria and on the completion of reporting requirements for the purpose of program evaluation. Suggest and develops programs and ideas in anticipation of demand for an organization's services. Assess, define, and recommend possible solutions to programmatic needs and issues. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have experience providing technical assistance and consultative services to program areas in order to identify needs and answer questions. I was also responsible for recommending possible solutions to programmatic needs and issues. - B. I have experience providing technical assistance and consultative services to program areas in order to identify needs and answer questions. I did NOT recommend possible solutions to programmatic needs and issues. - C. I have college-level coursework or training in project management, public relations, public speaking, psychology, sociology, etc. - D. I have NO experience or coursework or training related to this work behavior. 18 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience. - The actual duties you performed related to technical and consultative services. - Your level of responsibility. 19 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University/Training Facility - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours 20 WORK BEHAVIOR 5 - COMMUNICATION Prepare and present information, studies, and reports orally and in writing on program or project evaluations, development, and analysis in order to provide policy and decision makers with factual information to be used in planning, implementing, monitoring, and resource allocation. This may include preparing narrative reports, tables, graphs, and charts as well as responding to oral and written inquiries regarding programs. Respond to informational requests and provide procedural guidelines, criteria, and training necessary for the implementation and management of programs and projects. Levels of Performance Select the Level of Performance that best describes your claim. - A. I have developed AND presented materials regarding program or project evaluations, development, or analysis. I was also responsible for responding, orally or in writing, to informational requests regarding programs or guidelines. - B. I have developed materials regarding program or project evaluations, development, or analysis. I did NOT PRESENT this material. - C. I have presented materials regarding program or project evaluations, development, or analysis. I did NOT DEVELOP this material. - D. I have college-level coursework in business writing, technical writing, English composition, journalism, speech, communications, etc. - E. I have NO experience or coursework related to this work behavior. 21 Describe your experience as it relates to the level of performance you claimed on this Work Behavior. Please be sure your response addresses the three items listed below. If you claimed you have no work experience related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - The name of the employer where you gained this experience. - The actual duties you performed related to communication - Your level of responsibility. 22 If you have selected the level of performance pertaining to college coursework, please provide your responses to the three items listed below. If you indicated you have no education/training related to this work behavior, type N/A in the text box below. - College/University - Course Title - Credits/Clock Hours Required Question Agency Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Address 613 North StreetHarrisburg, Pennsylvania, 17120 Website ****************************

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