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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

To be eligible for this position at this grade level, you must meet the requirements below.
A. Completion of all Mandatory Training: Applicants must meet the mandatory training requirements as described in Department of Treasury Acquisition Career Management Program Handbook. http://intranet.treas.gov/procurement/Career-Mgmt-Handbook.pdf AND
B.Four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level which demonstrates an indepth knowledge of and the ability to carry out all aspects of the procurement regulations, other official guidance and contracting principles, including the latest procedures and techniques sufficient to plan, develop, and implement all contractual aspects of the IRS Procurement Program, and apply regulations under the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). AND
C. Four 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.
D. Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
To be qualifying as specialized experience you must demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of and the ability to carry out all aspects of the procurement regulations, other official guidance and contracting principles, including the latest procedures and techniques. Examples may include: Contract Cost and Price Analysis Techniques; Sophisticated pricing arrangements, cost accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, cost accounting standards, generally accepted government auditing standards, and life cycle costing sufficient to plan; Knowledge of industry trends pertaining to the acquisitions of highly specialized equipment, supplies and services; and Knowledge of public and private sector and legal principle and practice.
1 Please tell us which is true about your education? Answer to this question is required
  • I have a bachelor’s degree or higher and have at least twenty four (24) semester hours in
  • I am currently a GS-1102 and/or was employed by the Federal government in a GS-1102
  • None of the above
2 Please tell us which is true about your training? 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 above.
  • I have not completed the mandatory training courses as defined in the Department of Treasury Acquisition Career Management Program Handbook above.
3 Which of the following is true about your specialized experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have at least four (4) years of experience in contracting, one (1) year of which meets the definition of specialized experience as described above.
  • I have less than four (4) years of experience in contracting and/or do not have one (1) year of specialized experience as 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.
4 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.

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.
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.
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
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
9 (C)Which of following best describes your cost and price experience within your work group? Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in other cost and price work-related activities (e.g., mentoring, training, task force) when requested.
  • Actively sought out additional opportunities to participate in cost and price work related activities.
  • Assisted cost and price team members in completing tasks.
  • None of the above.
10 (C)With which of the following leadership roles do you have experience? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a coach for the Career Ladder Employee (CLE) Program with regards to cost and price issues.
  • Served as lead Cost/Price Analyst for a major procurement/acquisition.
  • Served as Lead for special projects regarding cost and price.
  • Acted as Cost and Price Branch Chief.
  • None of the above.
11 (C)Which of the following work-related experience have you had? Answer to this question is required
  • Served on a task force or special project team pertaining to cost and price issues.
  • Represented your organization at a conference (e.g., Small Business, Information Technology, Procurement Outreach).
  • Presented information on a cost and price related topic at a conference.
  • Facilitated a cost and price work-related event.
  • None of the above.
12 (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.
13 (K)Which of the following areas have you provided cost and price analysis support to the customer? Answer to this question is required
  • Pre-Award/Proposal Support
  • Termination/Claim Assistance
  • Pre-Solicitation Support
  • Close-Out Assistance
  • Financial Capability
  • None of the above
14 (K)Which of the following best describes your knowledge of theories, principles, and concepts relating to Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) contained in FAR Part 30, and the Contract Cost Principles contained in FAR Part 31? Answer to this question is required
  • Had training of CAS and FAR Part 31
  • Working Knowledge of CAS and FAR Part 31
  • Served as a subject matter expert and regularly consulted by others for advice
  • None of the above
15 (A)What is your level of experience documenting and communicating your observations to the customer? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had on-the-job experience writing observations and conclusions under supervision.
  • I have had on-the-job experience writing and communicating observations and conclusions independently
  • I have had on-the-job experience writing, communicating and presenting the observations of data which supports my conclusions to the customer.
  • I have no experience writing or communicating observations to the customer.
16 (A)Which of the following have you used to communicate with customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Participated in teleconferences and meetings
  • Independently led a teleconference or meeting with a set agenda related to cost or price advisory support of an acquisition
  • Served as a subject matter expert in a situation with no set agenda and/or fielded cost and price questions on an ad-hoc basis
  • None of the above
17 (A)What is your experience providing cost and price support to customers during an acquisition? Answer to this question is required
  • Provided assistance writing the cost or price related portions of Sections B, L, and M or their equivalent in Non-Uniform Contract Format scenarios during the pre-solicitation phase of the acquisition
  • Reviewed, but did not write the cost or price related portion of Sections B, L, and M or their equivalent in Non-Uniform Contract Format scenarios during the pre-solicitation phase of the acquisition
  • Provided cost and price assistance before or during negotiations of the acquisition
  • None of the above
18 (Q)In my last position, I have: Answer to this question is required
  • Consulted with management in the development of recommendations and solutions
  • Proposed recommendations and solutions to management
  • Provided feedback to coworkers on recommendations and solutions
  • None of the above
19 (Q)Which of the following do you have experience independently performing? Answer to this question is required
  • Cost Analysis- FAR 15. 404- 1(c)
  • Price Analysis- FAR 15.404- 1 (b)
  • Cost Realism Analysis- FAR 15.404- 1(d)
  • Contract Close-out – FAR 42.705
  • None of the above
20 (Q)Have you independently prepared a Cost and/or Price Evaluation Report? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 (E)Which best describes how you have managed your workload? Answer to this question is required
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with firm deadlines
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with shifting priorities and deadlines
  • Consistently worked on multiple assignments with shifting priorities and deadlines, while coaching or mentoring an employee
  • None of the above
22 (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
23 (E)Which of the following methods of gathering information, during a cost/price proposal evaluation, have you utilized? Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed solicitation to ensure cost/price proposal evaluation in accordance with cost/price instructions and the stated evaluation criteria
  • Consulted Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) to determine existence of current or relevant reports or other information
  • Applied/used DCAA reports to do a cost/price evaluation
  • Researched acquisition regulations
  • Reconciled prices to GSA Schedule
  • Performed Market Research
  • Reviewed other agency reports
  • None of the above