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Grade: 02

1 Choose the selection that best describes your knowledge, skills and abilities directly relating to the work of the position being filled. The answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-3 or GS-13 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is as defined in the body of this vacancy announcement.
  • I do not possess the specialized experience as described in this vacancy announcement.

Grade: 03

1 Choose the selection that best describes your knowledge, skills and abilities directly relating to the work of the position being filled. The answer to this question is required. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess one year of specialized experience at least equivalent to the FP-4 or GS-11/12 grade level which is in or directly related to the line of work of the position to be filled and which has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is as defined in the body of this vacancy announcement.
  • I do not possess the specialized experience as described in this vacancy announcement.

Grade: All Grades

1 Do you possess a FAC-C Level III or equivalent certification?? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Which of the following phases of contract/agreement administration have you been responsible for? Answer to this question is required
  • Modification
  • Renegotiation of cost or statements of work
  • Claims
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Determining contractual compliance by contractors
  • Final close out
  • None of the above
3 Select the statements that describe your contracting experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition Planning
  • Review and Tailoring of Statements of Work
  • Development of Competitive Source Selection Plans and Evaluation Factors
  • Development of Sole Source Justifications
  • Development of Solicitations, i.e. Request for Proposals
  • Price Analysis of Proposals
  • Cost Analysis of Proposals
  • Development of Pre-Negotiation Position Memorandum
  • Review of Technical Evaluation Report
  • Hold Discussions
  • Hold Negotiations
  • Development of Final Price Negotiation Memorandum
  • Develop Source Selection Recommendation
  • Hold Debriefings
  • Develop Protest Documents
  • Renegotiation of cost or statements of work
  • Process Claims
  • Settlement of disputes
  • Determining contractual compliance by contractors
  • Contract close out
  • None of the above
4 Select the contract types that you have experience awarding and/or administrating. Answer to this question is required
  • Cost-Reimbursable
  • Firm Fixed Price
  • Indefinite Delivery
  • Times & Materials
  • Labor Hour
  • None of the above
5 Select the actions you have performed related to contracting and procurement. Answer to this question is required
  • Planned a procurement strategy.
  • Negotiate with contractors to meet objectives.
  • Negotiate post-award modifications.
  • Termination settlements.
  • Pricing.
  • None of the above.
6 Select the statement(s) that describes your experience communicating with individuals involved in the contracts process: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally and in writing with contractors and offerors (including large and small business, non-profit organizations, and universities) regarding a wide range of pre and post award issues.
  • I have experience communicating orally and in writing with contractors and program personnel on serious, complex performance problems, or on issues related to the need for expedited or increased action from the project officer or other program personnel.
  • I have experience thoroughly documenting a file to clearly evidence all pre and post award contract actions taken.
  • I have experience writing legal documents, contracts, cooperative agreements or similar commitment documents.
  • None of the above
7 Select the Federal Acquisition Regulation Parts in which you have knowledge and experience in applying Federal procurement regulations and practices. Answer to this question is required
  • Part 12
  • Part 13
  • Part 14, including preparation of IFB's and disposition of Bids
  • Part 15
  • Part 16
  • Small Business Programs and other socio-economic programs
  • Interagency Agreements
  • None of the above
8 Select the statements that indicate your experience with evaluating procurement operations for compliance with small business contracting regulations and improvement initiatives, including contract file and system level reviews. Answer to this question is required
  • I have participated in peer or second level reviews of operational work.
  • I have been a team member in an internal audit/evaluation of my own operational branch or organization.
  • I have been a review leader supervising an overall approach to evaluation/audit of my own operational branch or larger organization.
  • None of the above.
9 Select the statements that describe your experience related to contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • I have operational experience applying the principles, concepts, and accepted practices of the Federal contract process.
  • I have experience soliciting, negotiating, and administering complex, cost type contracts for services.
  • I have prepared and reviewed the design of acquisition strategies and plans for complex procurements to ensure maximum practical opportunity for small businesses.
  • I have experience developing and managing federal government small business programs.
  • I have experience performing and managing closeout functions.
  • I have prepared and reviewed the design of acquisition strategies and plans for complex procurements.
  • None of the above
10 Have you analyzed requisition purchase descriptions, statements of work and specifications to determine sufficiency? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience in performing this task.
  • I have had training performing this task, but have not yet performed this task.
  • I have performed this task, with close supervision.
  • I routinely performed this task independently and without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have supervised performance of this task, and/ or trained others. I am consulted by others for assistance in performing this task.
11 Have you performed pre-award, post-award and staff contracting work involving the procurement of diverse customer requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
12 Which tasks or techniques have you performed to define and document market requirements for products or services? Answer to this question is required
  • Market analysis.
  • Develop strategy for advertising, collateral, marketing promotions.
  • Integration of best practices.
  • Competitive analysis.
  • Implementing product or service positioning framework.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the audiences to which you have provided contracting and procurement advice. Answer to this question is required
  • Senior staff members (internal)
  • Program offices (internal)
  • Contractors
  • Department officials (internal)
  • External agencies and their field offices
  • None of the above
14 Select the statements that describes your experience maintaining effective relationships with a wide range of individuals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided customers with acquisition support and the information needed to accomplish their mission.
  • I have conducted negotiations in a professional manner and in compliance with current applicable regulations and case law.
  • I have established customer service relationships where differences must be negotiated and effective communication developed.
  • I have negotiated with others to reach agreement, settlement, consensus, compliance or a solution.
  • I have prepared and presented bid proposals, briefings, case discussions or information sessions to customers, peers, management or others.
  • None of the above.
15 Select the statements that describe your experience communicating with individuals involved in the acquisition process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally and in writing with contractors and offerors (including large and small business, non-profit organizations, and universities) regarding a wide range of pre and post award issues.
  • I have experience facilitating contractors and program personnel through complex acquisitions, or serious performance problems.
  • I have experience working with small groups to reach consensus on difficult issues.
  • I have experience working with widely distributed groups with highly divergent interest to resolve or define complicated issues.
  • I have experience briefing senior officials on unique, innovative acquisition policies and procedures.
  • Formulating and drafting acquisitions policy and regulations for implementation across a larger workgroup.
  • Conducting training briefings for senior contracting personnel to improve acquisition practices throughout the agency.
  • Representing the department authoritatively on selected procurement issues internally and externally in high level venues.
  • None of the above
16 Which oral communication activities related to procurement have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Orally presented findings and recommendations to inform procurement activities.
  • Orally defended recommendations related to procurement activities.
  • Explained policies and procedures.
  • Orally advised others to maintain compliance with policies.
  • None of the above
17 Have you analyzed requisition purchase descriptions, statements of work and/or specifications to determine sufficiency? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
18 Have you applied Federal Contracting Regulations, principles and procedures for awarding commercial and non-commercial contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
19 Choose the level that best describes your experience leading a strategic sourcing program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have established or led a strategic sourcing program and have been the key advocate for my organization, providing advice and recommendations to top corporate or agency officials.
  • I have led strategic sourcing team(s) that achieved significant cost savings or process improvements.
  • I have been a member of strategic sourcing team that achieved significant cost savings or process improvements.
  • None of the above.
20 Describe your experience documenting problems and resolutions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have consistently documented the stated problem, underlying root cause and resolution, and updated existing documentation to reflect new information.
  • I have thoroughly documented the stated problem and underlying root cause and resolution.
  • I have documented the stated problem and the resolution
  • I have created updated documentation
  • None of the above
21 Which choice best reflects your highest level of experience solving problems in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no training or experience solving problems in a professional setting.
  • I have training in problem solving related to my profession, but have not yet applied this knowledge in a work environment.
  • I have experience solving problems that required developing cooperation, coordination of activities, and reaching consensus.
  • I have experience solving problems that required agreement on complex issues, achieving cohesiveness, and interacting with individuals constructively.
  • I have experience solving problems that required analyzing and solving complex problems collectively, inspiring others, building cohesiveness among diverse individuals, and reaching solutions to controversial issues.
22 What is the highest level of independence you have had when solving problems at work? Answer to this question is required
  • I independently made decisions on how to solve problems.
  • I exclusively provided recommendations to a team leader as a senior member of the team.
  • I provided recommendations to a team leader in a group setting.
  • I provided input to arrive at a group decision (i.e., we went with the group�s majority opinion).
  • None of the above.
23 I have actively participated in the following types of verbal exchanges: Answer to this question is required
  • Conferences
  • Meetings
  • One on One discussions
  • Telephone inquiries
  • Training
  • Technical assistance
  • Debates
  • Negotiations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Interviews
  • Briefings
  • None of the above
24 Which activities have you independently performed in order to influence others or negotiate in a professional setting? Answer to this question is required
  • Served as a liaison among departments to reach a common goal.
  • Identified and weighed short-term versus long-term advantages and disadvantages.
  • Identified and engaged with all stakeholders impacted by potential decisions.
  • Analyzed the influence of internal factors (e.g., staff, organizational culture) on decision outcomes.
  • Analyzed the influence of external factors (e.g., regulatory agencies, public) on decision outcomes.
  • None of the above.
25 Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration. Do you verify that your responses to the questionnaire are true and accurate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes. I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be removed from further consideration.
  • No. I do not accept this agreement and/or no longer wish to be considered for this position.