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Vacancy Details

Grade: 13

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
Specialized experience for the GS-13 is defined as one year of experience at the GS-12 level, or equivalent that is directly related to the position and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

- Interpreting and applying policies, procedures, and regulations governing the pre-award, award and administration of contracts; AND
- Experience with data and business analytics.
2 Do you meet the specialized experience as stated in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Individual Occupation Requirement
Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above:

A. At least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

AND

B. 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.

C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
3 Do you meet the basic education requirement as stated in the vacancy announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following acquisition services have you participated in? (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Contracting
  • Procurement
  • Grants
  • Agreements
  • Property
  • Leasing
  • Printing
  • Mail room
  • Supply Room
  • None of the above
5 Select all the types of contracts you have frequent and reoccurring experience performing pre-award and/or post-award functions. Answer to this question is required
  • Multi-year contracts
  • Cost plus fixed fee contracts
  • Firm fixed price contracts
  • Definite-quantity contracts
  • Cost reimbursement contracts
  • Requirements contracts
  • Indefinite-quantity
  • Cost sharing contracts
  • Cost-plus-incentive contracts
  • Time and material contracts
  • Labor hour contracts
  • Sole source contracts
  • Cost plus award fee contracts
  • Letter contracts
  • Basic agreements
  • Basic ordering agreements
  • None of the above
6 Please select all of the types of contracts or actions for which you have performed pre-award and or post-award functions, or conducted reviews in order to provide technical guidance or improvements to an organization's procurement program. Answer to this question is required
  • Multiple Award Schedule contracts or Task Orders for professional services
  • Multiple Award Schedule contracts or Task Orders for services
  • Multiple Award Schedule contracts or Task Orders for products
  • Professional services
  • Extensive specialized equipment or systems
  • Large-scale negotiated competitive procurements
  • General products or services
  • None of the above
7 Select the response that best describes your experience analyzing and evaluating program data and information. Answer to this question is required
  • I have demonstrated experience performing analytical work assignments that serve as the basis for developing program policies and/or procedures.
  • I have demonstrated experience participating in analytical work and demonstrated ability working with senior staff members on assignments requiring expertise in problem solving.
  • I have demonstrated experience performing analytical tasks within a large study, i.e. collecting data and proposing actions based on the data.
  • I have limited demonstrated ability to analyze and evaluate program data and information.
  • I have no experience which demonstrates my ability to analyze and evaluate program data and information.
8 Do you have experience providing training (formal or informal) to other employees regarding Federal Acquisition Regulations? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    8.1 Please indicate job titles and dates from your resume to ensure full credit it given. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
9 Select all that apply to whom you have provided contracting and procurement advice. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior staff members
  • Program offices
  • Contractors
  • Other agencies and their field offices
  • None of the above
10 Select all of the following that describe your experience with contracting compliance reviews. Answer to this question is required
  • I have reviewed contracts for compliance to policy standards.
  • I have liaised with internal and/or external auditors regarding contracting compliance reviews.
  • I have assured the proper transference of risk through contracts.
  • I have provided technical assistance in evaluating proposed contracts for compliance purposes.
  • None of the above
11 Choose the statement(s) that describe 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 on acquisition issues for briefings, meetings, or conferences.
  • I have written clear, logical, concise, and persuasive 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, clarity of expression, and appropriateness for the intended audience.
  • I have briefed managers/executives on technical acquisition information both within the Agency and outside the Agency.
  • I have provided briefings and defended controversial acquisition issues to a variety of audiences.
  • None of the above.
12 Do you have experience composing written reports and proposals in order to explain and defend procurement recommendations to internal and external management officials, procurement oversight officials, and/or vendor representatives? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    12.1 Please indicate job titles and dates from your resume to ensure full credit it given. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
13 Select all the responses that describe your experience communicating with others orally. Answer to this question is required
  • Led discussions of controversial information at conferences.
  • Presented technical information in formal training classes.
  • Provided information orally as a representative of executive management in meetings or conferences.
  • Provided guidance or informal training to others on an individual basis when requested.
  • Resolved conflicts, complaints, and problems in person or on the telephone.
  • Participated in formal negotiations.
  • None of the above.