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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have you served in the last five years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 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
2 As outlined in the vacancy announcement, you must submit a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. If you have not submitted an appraisal meeting these specific requirements, you must explain why you are unable to do so. By answering "No" to the following question, you will be given an opportunity to provide an explanation. Have you submitted a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Please explain why you are unable to provide a copy of all pages of your most recent completed annual performance appraisal, dated within the last 12 months, that includes the final rating. Maximum length of 250 characters.
For the GS-14, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

- Interpreting and applying acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations for an organization; AND
- Serving as an advisor or lead in the planning and execution of contractual actions and phases for an organization; AND
- Developing, implementing or leading training for an organization or department.
3 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, interpreting and applying acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations for an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 This experience must be clearly documented in your resume in order to receive credit. Please indicate where this information can be found and provide the date you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, serving as an advisor or lead in the training, planning and execution of contractual actions and phases for an organization? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 This experience must be clearly documented in your resume in order to receive credit. Please indicate where this information can be found and provide the date you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
5 Do you have one year of experience at the GS-13 level, or equivalent, developing, implementing, or leading training for an organization or department? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    5.1 This experience must be clearly documented in your resume in order to receive credit. Please indicate where this information can be found and provide the date you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
6 Which of the following acquisition services have you participated in? Answer to this question is required
  • Procurement
  • Grants
  • Cooperative Agreements
  • Housing Research
  • Government Cost Estimates
  • Inter-agency Agreements
  • None of the above
7 Select the response(s) that describe your experience setting priorities, tracking performance, and other organizational accomplishments. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience setting program priorities consistent with the organization's values, mission and vision.
  • I have experience in the planning of resources, delivery schedules and milestones.
  • I have experience monitoring and tracking program goals and organizational accomplishments.
  • I have experience in establishing and monitoring quality control and quality assurance processes.
  • I have experience in developing work plans, objectives, priorities, workload of resources and schedules for accomplishment of work plan.
  • I have experience in monitoring, measuring and responding to customer satisfaction feedback from partners, stakeholders, clients, contractors, suppliers, etc.
  • I have no experience in program management.
8 Which of the following have you been responsible for as it relates to acquisitions? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and conducted training on performance-based work statements with performance metrics that drive programmatic objectives.
  • Developed new or innovative training concepts and/or curriculum to reduce the risk in contract oversight and performance.
  • Developed reports outlining trends, funds availability, and data which are used to brief senior managers.
  • Created and implemented templates and training programs for peer or subordinate CORs to use to improve successful contract oversight.
  • Leveraged programmatic focus groups to develop requirements and conduct market research.
  • Researched and analyzed information to develop processes that support programmatic and acquisition-related efficiencies and improve contract oversight.
  • None of the above.
9 Have you developed improvements in contract oversight? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    9.1 This information must be clearly documented in your resume in order to receive credit. Please indicate where this information can be found and provide the date you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
10 In which of the following areas do you have experience as it relates to planning, delivering and organizing training? Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked with Contractors on logistics for training.
  • I have created or implemented training budgets.
  • I have worked with Stakeholders to organize training.
  • I have developed training plans.
  • I have prepared conferences for upper level management.
  • I have conducted needs assessments.
  • I have developed Scope of Work for Contractors.
  • I have developed Workforce plans.
  • I do not have any of the above experience.
11 Which is the highest certification level you have attained? Answer to this question is required
  • FAC-C Level I
  • FAC-C Level Ii
  • FAC-C Level III
  • None of the above
12 Select the response(s) that best reflect(s) your experience managing the administration of a contract. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I conducted and led orientation meetings to review the contract, milestones, and responsibilities.
  • I have been appointed as a level III Contracting Officers Representative (COR) to manage a contract.
  • I have recommended modifications to contracts using appropriate documentation.
  • I have provided technical direction to vendors to perform work under a contract.
  • I have tracked indexes and burn rates for a contract. (
  • None of the above.
13 Which of the following pre-award roles have you performed as a Contracting Officer Representative? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Represented program office in an Integrated Acquisition Team (IAT)
  • Drafted and/or edited the Statement of Work (SOW) or Performance Work Statement (PWS)
  • Conducted and documented Market Research
  • Prepared an independent cost estimate
  • Recommended the appropriate business and acquisition strategy
  • Participated in the development of the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan
  • Submitted an electronic requisition package to the procurement team
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following have you performed in strategic acquisition planning? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and coordinated the annual strategic acquisition plan.
  • Reviewed, trained and interpreted new and revised procurement regulations and finding ways to meet those new requirements within established acquisition decisions.
  • Provided written reports outlining effectiveness of the strategic acquisition and program effectiveness.
  • Provided written recommendations for outlining suggestions for improving contracting oversight.
  • None of the above.
15 Have you assessed contractor performance and associated corrective action plans? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    15.1 This experience must be clearly documented in your resume in order to receive credit. Please indicate where this information can be found and provide the date you gained this experience. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
16 Choose the statement(s) that describe(s) the communication/briefing skills you have used to convey information on acquisition programs. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed written materials and trained on acquisition issues that facilitate long-term learning and compliance.
  • I have written materials on acquisition issues for various audiences.
  • I have drafted reports, memoranda, and correspondence on acquisition issues for signature by higher-level officials.
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations on acquisition issues.
  • I have edited acquisition reports for accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, and appropriateness for the intended audience.
  • I have briefed managers/executives on technical acquisition information
  • I have provided briefings and defended controversial acquisition issues to a variety of audiences.
  • None of the above.
17 Which of the following duties do you have frequent and reoccurring experience performing? Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition Planning activities for all phases of the acquisition process.
  • Writing Performance Work Statement (PWS), developing performance metrics and standards, writing Quality Assurance Plans, and calculating Independent Government Cost Estimates
  • Reviewing and editing Performance Work Statements, Statements of Work and Statement of Objectives written by other individuals
  • Analyzing Performance Work Statements, Statements of Work and Statement of Objectives to ensure their adequacy and recommend revisions
  • None of the above