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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
You must have completed all Mandatory Training requirements as described in Department of Treasury Acquisition Career Management Program Handbook
AND
have 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions and 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 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.
OR
Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
1 Which of the following is true about your education or specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed the mandatory training courses as defined in the Department of Treasury Acquisition Career Management Program Handbook, I have at least four (4) years of experience in contracting and one (1) year of which meets the definition of specialized experience as described above and a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 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.
  • I am currently a GS-1102 and/or was employed by the Federal government in a GS-1102 position on or after January 1, 2000 and meet the exception described above.
  • None of the above.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements (positive education/experience requirement) above, you must also have the following:

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 includes: Partnering with government and contract/acquisition/procurement industry to ensure proper and lawful administration of acquisition planning, contract formation, and resolution of disputes and claims; Experience providing procurement advice and counsel to agency program managers and executives; Experience overseeing the development and execution of the contracting portion of project management plans; Ensuring the award and administration of contracts comply with applicable contracting laws, directives, and policies; Managing the procurement of all types of equipment, supplies and/or services using multiple acquisition strategies including competition or contracting by negotiations, settlement of terminations for convenience and default, claims for delay and disruption, and resolution of contractor performance issues. Specialized experience also includes collaborating with a government agency and stakeholders from the procurement industry to plan, develop, and evaluate engagement programs.

2 Which of the following is true about your experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience as described above.
  • I have less than one (1) year of full-time experience described 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.
3 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.
4 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have been responsible for a variety of contract actions for which I was expected to manage priorities to ensure items were completed within established timelines.
  • I have been responsible for multiple or high dollar acquisitions for which I am expected to manage priorities to ensure items are completed timely and deal with demanding stakeholders.
  • I have been the lead Contracting Officer responsible for multiple or high dollar acquisitions with broad agency impact that involve tight deadlines and demanding stakeholders.
  • I have supervised a workgroup that is responsible for multi-million dollar acquisitions with agency impact which deal with restricted deadlines and demanding stakeholders.
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience setting priorities among a wide variety of important tasks, projects, or acquisitions? Answer to this question is required
  • I work to set priorities and ensure tasks are timely executed with supervision.
  • I work independently to set priorities and ensure tasks are timely executed.
  • I work independently to set priorities and ensure tasks are timely executed while managing competing deadlines, and also assist others to do these tasks.
  • I am responsible for establishing priorities and providing oversight and guidance to ensure timely execution of tasks.
  • None of the above
6 Please select the roles that describe your experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Contract Specialist supporting a technical evaluation panel
  • Contracting Officer leading a technical evaluation panel that includes participation by multiple stakeholders for equipment, supplies or services
  • Team leader on a formal basis or serves as Contracting Officer for more than one Contract Specialist
  • Manager of a contracting/procurement team
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience serving as an advisor to senior and executive level management on acquisitions for complex equipment, supplies, and services which are of service-wide impact? Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as an advisor to senior and executive level management in a supporting role, with supervision.
  • I have served in a lead role as an advisor to senior and executive level management, with participation from a supervisor.
  • I have independently served in a lead role as an advisor to senior and executive level management.
  • I have independently served in a lead role as an advisor to senior and executive level management and have trained others in performance of this task.
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience providing guidance to executives and program management representatives regarding procurement actions with the potential to set precedents or impact procurement policy.
  • I have experience providing guidance to senior procurement and program management representatives, regarding procurement actions, policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • I have experience providing guidance and advice to peers on procurement policies, regulations, and procedures.
  • None of the above
9 I have presented acquisition strategies or initiatives before these types of audiences: Answer to this question is required
  • Industry and/or media representatives (e.g., Industry Day and/or Pre-Solicitation Conferences or externally hosted events)
  • External stakeholder/government oversight representatives
  • Program management officials
  • Senior/executive management
  • Senior Contractor Representatives
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following information have you used to draw a conclusion or make a decision about a contractual matter? Answer to this question is required
  • Contract terms and conditions & FAR
  • Departmental/Agency policies and procedures
  • Technical evaluation report or source selection documentation
  • Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Executive Orders, Comptroller Decisions
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following best describes your experience managing and resolving conflicts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience independently managing and resolving disagreements with other individuals on a one-on-one basis.
  • I have experience independently managing and resolving disagreements in a setting where I am the recognized authority (e.g., Contracting Officer or Supervisor).
  • I have experience independently managing and resolving disagreements in a setting where I am the recognized authority (e.g., Contracting Officer or Supervisor), and achieved resolution by averting adverse consequences to the project.
  • None of the above
12 Please select all communication activities you have performed. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed and implemented cross-functional strategic communications plan
  • Led a communication planning and implementation team
  • Consulted and advised business owner of communication implications of various business decisions
  • Analyzed, reported results of communication actions, and made recommendations to customer and/or management
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following describes your highest level of experience as an industry liaison interacting and gathering data with industry experts and executives to formulate and define the overall program goals and objectives. Answer to this question is required
  • Experience as a recognized industry liaison interacting with industry experts and executives and gathering and analyzing data to formulate and define the overall program goals and objectives
  • Experience as an industry liaison gathering and analyzing company profiles and capability statements, and meeting with company officials to share organizational strategic initiatives and potential contracting opportunities
  • Experience keeping up to date with industry trends and various company profile data
  • None of the above
14 Please select all verbal communication activities you have performed in a professional environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Met with high level officials, clients or customers to discuss issues or initiatives
  • Acted as primary liaison with internal and external organizations
  • Conducted formal training for a group of people
  • Articulated policies and viewpoints to a work group or organization
  • Spoke at conferences or symposiums to present organizational initiatives or strategies
  • None of the above
15 I have written the following communication products: Answer to this question is required
  • Speeches or testimony
  • Formal correspondence
  • Training materials
  • Communication plans
  • Articles for employee newsletters or other internal/Agency publications
  • Background papers addressing organizational decisions/issues
  • Postings for company social media sites or external publications
  • Press releases
  • Talking points
  • Outreach articles or program brochures (e.g., flyers, fact sheets)
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience identifying problems that may affect strategies/initiatives and suggesting alternatives to overcome those problems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have suggested alternatives to overcome problems identified by others.
  • I have worked with others to identify problems that may affect strategy/initiative outcomes and suggest alternatives to overcome those problems.
  • I have identified problems that may affect strategy/initiative outcomes and directed others to develop alternatives to overcome those problems.
  • 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
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 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.
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
In addition to the online application and resume, your current Annual Performance Appraisal and monetary awards are considered in the merit promotion process. This information may be verified during the hiring process.
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
You are encouraged to submit a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. If you do not have a current performance appraisal, please consider submitting a recent self assessment, manager prepared narrative, or contact your immediate manager for another option appropriate to your current situation and position.
6 Did you receive a fully successful, equivalent, or higher rating on your most recent performance appraisal? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I do not have a recent performance appraisal. You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal. You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact you immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
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/No Performance Appraisal You have indicated that you do not have a current performance appraisal . You should be advised that your annual performance appraisal and relevant awards are considered in the selection process. In the event you do not have a current appraisal, there are a number of options available to you. You should contact you immediate manager to determine which option is most appropriate to your current situation and position.
8 Please enter the date of your most recent performance appraisal in the format MM/DD/YYYY. Answer to this question is required
9 Please select the rating that you achieved on your most recent performance appraisal. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
  • Exceeds Fully Successful
  • Fully Successful
  • Minimally Successful
  • Unacceptable
  • Not Ratable
10 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? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No