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Grade: 11

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
A. Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR
B. PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree. OR
C. At least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 9 level that demonstrated a thorough knowledge of various types of contracts and of all aspects of the contracting process; Knowledge of pre-award and post-award procurement actions; skill in analyzing cost data and facts in order to make recommendations in bids/proposal; In-depth knowledge of the protest procedures including documenting, coordinating and formulating information for review; Thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations governing acquisition procedures, business practices and mathematics; Knowledge and ability to gather, assemble and analyze information to draw logical conclusions about price/cost information; and In-depth knowledge of a wide range of procurement methods and practices, laws and regulations regarding the use of small businesses, labor-surplus areas and minority business services and fraudulent procurement practices. OR
D. A combination of qualifying graduate education and experience equivalent to that amount required.
1 Which of the following is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a PH.D or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a doctoral degree in one of the fields described above.
  • I have at least one year of specialized experience.
  • I have a combination or graduate education and experience equivalent to that described above.
  • I have none of the above.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience communicating work related knowledge? Answer to this question is required
  • Informal discussion with co-worker regarding contract related issue.
  • Presentation to team members.
  • Informal briefing to manager.
  • Formal briefing to manager(s) or executive(s).
  • None of the above.
4 (C) Which of the following best describes your involvement within your work group? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed assigned work.
  • Completed assigned work and participated in other work-related activities (e.g., mentoring, training, task force) when requested.
  • Completed assigned work and actively sought out additional opportunities to participate in work-related activities.
  • None of the above.
5 (C) Which of the following work-related experiences have you had? Answer to this question is required
  • Served on a task force or special project team.
  • Represented your organization at a small business conference.
  • Assisted in facilitating a work-related event.
  • Gave a briefing at a procurement conference.
  • None of the above.
6 (K) Which of the following procurement systems do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • WebRTS (Request Tracking System)
  • WebIPS (Integrated Procurement System)
  • Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG)
  • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
  • Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS)
  • None of the above
7 (K) What is the highest contract dollar threshold for which you have served as the procurement lead? Answer to this question is required
  • Up to $100,000
  • $100,001 to $1,000,000
  • $1,000,001 to $5,000,000
  • $5,000,001 to $10,000,000
  • More than $10,000,000
  • None of the above
8 (K)What is your Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) level? Answer to this question is required
  • Level I
  • Level II
  • Level III
  • None of the above.
9 (A) What is your experience working with customers on an acquisition? Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted customer with acquisition strategy development
  • Educated customers on acquisition process
  • Identified and communicated customer responsibilities to ensure progress
  • Regularly communicated with customers to provide status updates
  • Initiated and conducted meetings with customers to address current and future requirements
  • None of the above
10 (A) What is your level of experience with conflict resolution? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training, but no on-the-job experience.
  • I have had on-the-job experience with resolving conflict under supervision.
  • I have had on-the-job experience with resolving conflict independently.
  • None of the above .
11 (A)Which of the following have you used to communicate with customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Informal communication by telephone and email.
  • Participated in teleconferences and meetings.
  • Independently led a teleconference or meeting with a set agenda related to project performance.
  • None of the above.
12 (Q) Which of the following have you used to develop contract documentation? Answer to this question is required
  • Simplified Acquisitions – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13
  • Federal Supply Schedules – FAR 8
  • Interagency Agreements – FAR 17.5
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
  • Sole Source – FAR 6
  • Small Business – FAR 19
  • Commercial Item Acquisitions – FAR 12
  • Contract by Negotiation – FAR 15
  • None of the above
13 (Q) Which of the following do you have experience administering? Answer to this question is required
  • Simplified Acquisitions – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13
  • Federal Supply Schedules – FAR 8
  • Interagency Agreements – FAR 17.5
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
  • Sole Source – FAR 6
  • Small Business – FAR 19
  • Commercial Item Acquisitions – FAR 12
  • Contract by Negotiation – FAR 15
  • None of the above
14 (Q) Have you developed, awarded, or administered a Performance-Based Service Contract? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
15 (Q) Which of the following documents have you assisted in developing? Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition Plan
  • Solicitation
  • Source Selection Plan
  • Determination and Findings
  • Negotiation Memorandum
  • Award Decision Document
  • Contract Administration Plan
  • Protest File
  • Ratification
  • Contract Close-Out Documentation
  • None of the above
16 (E)Which best describes how you have managed your workload? Answer to this question is required
  • Worked on one or two assignments at a time.
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with firm deadlines.
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • None of the above
17 (E) Which of the following methods of gathering information have you utilized? Answer to this question is required
  • Market research
  • Reviewed existing files to ensure completeness of documentation
  • Researched acquisition regulations
  • Contract types
  • GSA schedule
  • Other agency regulations (e.g., security requirements, Section 508)
  • None of the above
18 (E)Which best describes your experience handling the assignment of new tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed new tasks in the order in which they were received
  • Completed new tasks based on priorities set by my manager
  • Completed tasks by independently integrating new tasks into my workload and prioritizing as appropriate
  • None of the above
19 (E) Which of the following techniques have you used to improve your organizational and time management skills? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed training in time management
  • Utilized calendar tools
  • Requested extensions when appropriate
  • Continually tracked status on each project
  • Maintained daily or weekly to-do lists
  • Organized email correspondence
  • None of the above
20 (E) In my last position, I: Answer to this question is required
  • Completed my assigned tasks with close supervision.
  • Completed my assigned tasks with occasional supervision.
  • Completed my assigned tasks without supervision.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 12

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
To be minimally qualified for the Grade 12 level, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 that demonstrated the following: In-depth knowledge of a wide range of procurement methods and practices including special/unusual provisions; Thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations governing acquisition procedures, business practices, mathematics, small businesses, labor-surplus areas and minority business services; Knowledge of fraudulent procurement practices used by contractors responsible for the negotiation, award and administration of varied and complex requirements involving overall planning and coordinating activities; and Knowledge of and ability to evaluate price and cost as it relates to travel, direct labor, overhead, transportation, and indirect cost and to gather, assemble and analyze information to draw logical conclusions about price/cost information.
1 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience.
  • I have less than one (1) year of specialized experience.
TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: Under merit promotion procedures, Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions contained in 5 CFR 300, Subpart F. Time is credited based on calendar time served in a grade, regardless of the number of days or hours worked. If you currently hold or have previously held a position at the same (or equivalent) or higher grade/level in the Federal government as of this announcement, you will meet the TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS.
2 Please select the response that best describes your time in grade. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served one year at the next lower grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I currently occupy a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have previously occupied a position at or above the grade of the position for which I am applying.
  • I have less than one year in grade at the next lower level of the position for which I am applying.
3 (C) What is your experience communicating work related knowledge? Answer to this question is required
  • Mentored junior employee(s) on a day-to-day basis
  • Gave a formal presentation to team members or customers
  • Acted as a procurement subject matter expert
  • Gave a formal briefing to manager(s) or executive(s)
  • None of the above.
4 (C) Which of the following best describes your involvement within your work group? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed assigned work.
  • Completed assigned work and participated in other work-related activities (e.g., mentoring, training, task force) when requested.
  • Completed assigned work and actively sought out additional opportunities to participate in work-related activities.
  • None of the above.
5 (C) Which of the following work-related experiences have you had? Answer to this question is required
  • Served on a task force or special project team.
  • Represented your organization at a small business conference.
  • Assisted in facilitating a work-related event.
  • Gave a briefing at a procurement conference.
  • None of the above.
6 (K) Which of the following procurement systems do you have experience using? Answer to this question is required
  • WebRTS (Request Tracking System)
  • WebIPS (Integrated Procurement System)
  • Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG)
  • Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps)
  • Past Performance Information Retrieval System (PPIRS)
  • None of the above
7 (K) What is the highest contract dollar threshold for which you have served as the procurement lead? Answer to this question is required
  • $100,001 to $1,000,000
  • $1,000,001 to $5,000,000
  • $5,000,001 to $10,000,000
  • More than $10,000,000
  • None of the above
8 (K)What is your Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) level? Answer to this question is required
  • Level I
  • Level II
  • Level III
  • None of the above.
9 (K) Are you a warranted Contracting Officer? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
10 (A) What is your experience working with customers on an acquisition? Answer to this question is required
  • Assisted customer with acquisition strategy development
  • Educated customers on acquisition process
  • Identified and communicated customer responsibilities to ensure progress
  • Regularly communicated with customers to provide status updates
  • Initiated and conducted meetings with customers to address current and future requirements
  • None of the above
11 (A) What is your level of experience with conflict resolution? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had training, but no on-the-job experience.
  • I have had on-the-job experience with resolving conflict under supervision.
  • I have had on-the-job experience with resolving conflict independently.
  • I have had on-the-job experience resolving conflict independently and guiding team members in resolving conflict.
  • None of the above .
12 (A)Which of the following have you used to communicate with customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Informal communication by telephone and email
  • Participated in teleconferences and meetings
  • Independently led a teleconference or meeting with a set agenda related to project performance
  • Served as a subject matter expert in a situation with no set agenda and/or fielded general procurement questions on an ad-hoc basis
  • None of the above
13 (Q) Which of the following have you used to develop contract documentation? Answer to this question is required
  • Simplified Acquisitions – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13
  • Federal Supply Schedules – FAR 8
  • Interagency Agreements – FAR 17.5
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
  • Sole Source – FAR 6
  • Small Business – FAR 19
  • Commercial Item Acquisitions – FAR 12
  • Contract by Negotiation – FAR 15
  • None of the above
14 (Q) Which of the following do you have experience administering? Answer to this question is required
  • Simplified Acquisitions – Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13
  • Federal Supply Schedules – FAR 8
  • Interagency Agreements – FAR 17.5
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA)
  • Sole Source – FAR 6
  • Small Business – FAR 19
  • Commercial Item Acquisitions – FAR 12
  • Contract by Negotiation – FAR 15
  • None of the above
15 (Q) Which of the following documents have you independently created? Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition Plan
  • Solicitation
  • Source Selection Plan
  • Determination and Findings
  • Negotiation Memorandum
  • Award Decision Document
  • Contract Administration Plan
  • Protest File
  • Ratification
  • Contract Close-Out Documentation
  • None of the above
16 (Q) Have you developed, awarded, or administered a Performance-Based Service Contract? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 (E)Which best describes how you have managed your workload? Answer to this question is required
  • Worked on one or two assignments at a time.
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with firm deadlines.
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with shifting priorities and deadlines.
  • None of the above
18 (E) Which of the following methods of gathering information have you utilized? Answer to this question is required
  • Market research
  • Reviewed existing files to ensure completeness of documentation
  • Researched acquisition regulations
  • Contract types
  • GSA schedule
  • Other agency regulations (e.g., security requirements, Section 508)
  • None of the above
19 (E)Which best describes your experience handling the assignment of new tasks? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed new tasks in the order in which they were received
  • Completed new tasks based on priorities set by my manager
  • Completed tasks by independently integrating new tasks into my workload and prioritizing as appropriate
  • None of the above
20 (E) Which of the following techniques have you used to improve your organizational and time management skills? Answer to this question is required
  • Completed training in time management
  • Utilized calendar tools
  • Requested extensions when appropriate
  • Continually tracked status on each project
  • Maintained daily or weekly to-do lists
  • Organized email correspondence
  • None of the above
21 (E) In my last position, I: Answer to this question is required
  • Completed my assigned tasks with occasional supervision.
  • Completed my assigned tasks without supervision.
  • Guided others in completing their tasks.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

Thank you for your interest in applying for this position.
Your responses to the following questions supplement the information provided in your resume.
1 Are you a current IRS employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    1.1

    If you are not a current IRS employee, are you a Treasury CTAP eligible within the commuting area?

    • Yes
    • No
If you are a Treasury employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP Documentation link in the vacancy announcement.
2 Are you eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP) or other IRS Preference Program? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please select the priority program for which you are eligible for consideration.
    • IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
    • IRS Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
    • Treasury Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) within the commuting area
    • Other IRS Preference Program
  • No
If you are eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Reassignment Preference Program (RPP), you must submit proof of eligibility by 11:59 PM ET on the closing date of this announcement. If you have any questions concerning your eligibility please refer back to the CTAP/RPP Documentation link in the vacancy announcement.
3 Please provide your current pay plan, series, and grade. For example: GS-303-03, IR-512-01, etc. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
4 What is your current position title? Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
The type of awards and number of award points will be credited in accordance with Article 13 Section 5. The award information you provide may be verified.
You may obtain a list of your most recent awards at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/indexawd.htm.
5 How many monetary (or time off in lieu of monetary) awards, such as performance awards, special act awards, and quality step increases have you received in the three years preceding the closing date of this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • 1
    5.1 Please list the name of the award and the date(MMDDYYYY) of the award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 2
    5.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • 3 or more
    5.1 Please list the names of the awards and the date(MMDDYYYY) of each award. (For example: Performance Award, 02/02/2006). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None
In addition to the online application and resume, you must submit a current annual Performance Appraisal. If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
6 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
7 Please indicate the option that best describes your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Revalidated Annual Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Departure Rating/Annual Performance Appraisal
  • Merit Promotion Appraisal
  • Not Ratable or I do not have a performance appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal or Other. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are part of your overall rating in this process. If you do not have a current appraisal, contact your immediate manager to determine options available to you that are appropriate to your current situation and position.
  • Other You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal or Other. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are part of your overall rating in this process. If you do not have a current appraisal, contact your immediate manager to determine options available to you that are appropriate to your current situation and position.
8 IRS employees, please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal.

Non-IRS employees, select the response that most accurately reflects your most recent performance rating.

Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable or I do not have a performance appraisal (0 points)
  • Other
To be minimally qualified for this position you must meet the following requirements:
A. Four year course of study leading to a Bachelor's in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR
B. At least twenty-four (24) semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management from an accredited college or university. OR
C. Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position at grades 5 through 12 on January 1, 2000 are considered to have met the basic requirement for other GS-1102 positions up to the GS-12 without having to meet the education requirements described above.
9 Please tell us which is true about your education and/or experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor’s or higher degree at an accredited college or university in any field of study.
  • I have at least twenty-four (24) semester hours in one or more of the fields as described above.
  • I am currently and/or was employed by the Federal government in a GS-1102 position on or after January 1, 2000.
  • None of the above
10 (Q) With which contract types do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Fixed Price
  • Cost Reimbursement
  • Labor Hours or Time and Materials
  • None of the above
11 To qualify for this position and receive full credit for your relevant experience you must list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. Your resume must support your responses to the questions. Do you understand that failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified determination?
  • Yes
  • No