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Vacancy Details

Grade: 14

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Grade: All Grades

1 Are you currently serving or have 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
REMINDER: In addition to this questionnaire, you must also submit all information/documents applicable to you as described under "Required Documents." Please read the vacancy announcement carefully. If all the required information is not submitted, you will be found ineligible for this position.
2 Did you submit your most recent performance appraisal? Please note, it must include the final rating and be dated within the last 18 months. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
    2.1 Explain why you are not providing an appraisal. Note that 'N/A' is not an acceptable answer. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 Which of the following describes your eligibility for this announcement? Answer to this question is required
  • I am a current BEP employee with status eligibility.
  • I am a current BEP employee serving on a permanent Veteran's Recruitment Appointment.
  • I am currently a Treasury Career Transition Assistance program eligible (I will provide the information required as described in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.)
  • None of the above.
4 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information on and attached to this application is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that false or fraudulent information on or attached to this application may be grounds for not hiring me or for firing me after I begin work and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I understand that any information I give may be investigated. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Individual Occupational Requirements For the Physical Scientist:
Basic Requirements:
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical science, engineering, or mathematics that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics.
or 
B. Combination of education and experience -- education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
5 From the options below, please choose the one option that best describes your education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical science, engineering, mathematics, or in another field that included 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science such as mechanics, dynamics, properties of materials, and electronics
  • I have a combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not have education matching the description above.
Individual Occupational Requirements For the Chemist:
Basic Requirements:
A. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in physical sciences, life sciences, or engineering that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics. 
OR 
B. Combination of education and experience -- course work equivalent to a major as shown in A above, including at least 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
6 From the options below, please choose the one option that best describes your education. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a Bachelor’s degree or higher in physical science, engineering, mathematics, or in another field that included 24 semester hours in physical sciences, life sciences, engineering, or some other field that included 30 semester hours in chemistry, supplemented by course work in mathematics through differential and integral calculus, and at least 6 semester hours of physics.
  • I have a combination of education and experience - education equivalent to one of the majors shown in A above that included at least 24 semester hours in physical science and/or related engineering science, plus appropriate experience or additional education.
  • I do not have education matching the description above.

Specialized Experience for the GS-14: Specialized experience is one year of experience at the GS-13 level or equivalent in other public or private sectors, that is directly related to the position as listed in this announcement and which has equipped the candidate with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position.

Specialized experience includes: 

Contracting Officer Representative (COR) for high value, multi-year contracts; AND

Managing interdisciplinary projects; AND

Conducting supplier surveillance for materials contracts; AND

Writing technical reports; AND
Presenting technical findings to stakeholders.
7 Select the answer the best describes your experience as it directly relates to the specialized experience statement above. Answer to this question is required
  • I have one full year or more of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
  • I do not have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the definition as described above.
8 Select the response that best describes your knowledge and experience with quality and inspection test data. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience reviewing laboratory testing results.
  • I have experience confirming test results meet established standards and/or requirements.
  • I have experience comparing the test results to historical trends.
  • I have experience in the development and analysis of historical trends of testing results.
  • I do not have experience reviewing or approving laboratory or quality testing results.
9 Select all of the responses that describe your knowledge and experience related to testing and quality assurance related to assessment of supplier compliance; select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Development of evaluation test plans covering all aspects of testing; logistics, resources, schedule, accountability
  • Development of statistically valid sampling plans and quantitative analysis of data
  • Development of quantitative and qualitative success criteria
  • Monitoring of manufacturing processes and controls
  • Application of standard and custom-developed test methods
  • None of the above.
10 Select one of the following statements which best describes your experience related to supplier surveillance to ensure contractual compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • Establishing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans
  • Developing Inspection Plans for materials
  • Performing supplier site-visits to assess compliance
  • Performing ad hoc, or issue-based, supplier site visits to assess compliance
  • Participation in Quality Audits and/or Assessments of a supplier manufacturing operations
  • None of the above
11 Select one of the following statements which best describes your abilities/experience related to the creation of technical specifications and contractual requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led the development of technical specifications and/or requirements, including determination of the appropriate acceptance criteria.
  • I have led the development of technical specifications and/or requirements.
  • I have provided support to others for the development of technical specifications or requirements.
  • I have conducted a requirements needs analysis with stakeholders to identify the needs and requirements of the agency.
  • I have created and documented clear and concise requirements documents.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the statements which describe your abilities/experience related to monitoring and documenting compliance. Answer to this question is required
  • Documenting records, reports, and/or correspondence related to compliance, quality, or performance.
  • Monitoring compliance of a supplier or an organizational component/unit to meet quality requirements.
  • Monitoring compliance of a supplier or an organizational component/unit to meet operational or process performance requirements.
  • Verifying the effectiveness of corrective action to resolve a supplier or an organizational component/unit performance or quality concern.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the statements which describe your abilities/experience related to solicitation preparation and support. Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided acquisition planning and strategy advice to the Contracting Officer regarding the type of contract, contract provisions, and requirements.
  • I have prepared solicitations for competitive, multi-year contracts.
  • I have prepared Justifications for Other Than Full and Open solicitations.
  • I have prepared Independent Government Cost Estimates utilizing historical data, and forecasting future anticipated requirements.
  • I have collected, analyzed, and documented market research, industry trends and available sources to provide input regarding the appropriate acquisition strategy.
  • None of the above.
14 Select the statements which describe your abilities/experience related to contract negotiation. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led interdisciplinary teams in the evaluating and applying non-price factors to complex quotations and proposals.
  • I have documented the results of a technical evaluation for a complex procurement.
  • I have coached or mentored CORs on ethical conduct, procurement integrity, and/or the process to conduct technical evaluations.
  • I have analyzed past performance data to provide a recommendation to the Contracting Officer of the supplier’s capability to perform the contract.
  • I have provided technical subject matter expertise to assist in the evaluation and analysis of cost and pricing data.
  • I have provided technical subject matter expertise of complex requirements to support the CO during technical discussions and/or negotiations with suppliers.
  • None of the above.
15 Please select the response that best describes your experience with identifying, evaluating, and/or qualifying potential new suppliers or sources. Answer to this question is required
  • I have led a project team to identify, evaluate, and qualify potential suppliers or sources, including development of technical evaluation criteria.
  • I have conducted technical evaluation and/or qualification of potential suppliers or sources.
  • I have provided technical assistance to other program offices or work units to identify and qualify potential suppliers or sources.
  • I have conducted market research to identify potential suppliers or sources.
  • None of the above.
16 Select the responses that describe your experience related to project management. Answer to this question is required
  • Leading a project team to accomplish the goals and objectives.
  • Defining the project objectives and requirements.
  • Establishing a project milestone schedule.
  • Providing project status report updates.
  • Identifying project risks and mitigation strategies.
  • None of the above.
17 Select the responses that best describe your experience with managing supplier and material changes in a manufacturing environment. Select all that apply. I have worked in a position where I was responsible for: Answer to this question is required
  • Management of a formal, documented, supplier or material change notification program
  • Review of supplier process change notification packages to determine level of risk or impact of proposed change to established programs, products, and stakeholders.
  • Coordination of the execution of supplier or material changes between the supplier and other organizational stakeholders.
  • Management of a supplier or material change notification program in a security product environment.
  • None of the above
18 Select the statement(s) that reflect(s) your experience communicating orally to make presentations, exchange information, and collaborate with others. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Making oral presentations as the subject matter expert to others outside of my work unit.
  • Making oral presentations to my immediate supervisor/manager or to peers within my work unit.
  • Interacting with management and/or peers to develop the content of a technical presentation to be given by others.
  • Communicating your arguments or technical findings to others to reach acceptance.
  • None of the above
19 From the list below, please select the document(s) that you have prepared/written independently. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Technical specifications, requirements, or data sheets.
  • Technical analyses of studies, findings, or data.
  • Technical evaluation reports.
  • Briefings and/or presentations on technical issues, topics or projects.
  • Project status reports.
  • None of the above.
20 Select the statement(s) that reflect(s) your experience communicating orally to make presentations, exchange information, and collaborate with others. Select all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Conducted briefings or presentations related to the resolution of a technical issue, dispute, or disagreement of the parties, as the subject matter expert.
  • Made presentations to present technical findings, conclusions, and/or recommendations.
  • Interacted with management, peers, and other stakeholders to coordinate programs and projects and to facilitate an open exchange of ideas.
  • Conveyed concepts, procedures and processes in understandable language to others with differing levels of technical knowledge.
  • None of the above.
21 Choose all statements that describe your experience of analyzing factual information and evaluating significant factors. Answer to this question is required
  • I have evaluated the data to determine suitability for use to address the objectives.
  • I have determined additional data is required to be collected to address the objectives.
  • I have made recommendations based on statistical data analysis.
  • I have developed conclusions based on statistical data analysis.
  • I have evaluated the suitability of proposed design and analysis techniques to meet the objectives.
  • I have not had experience in analyzing factual information and evaluating significant factors.
22 I have evaluated study proposals in terms of: Answer to this question is required
  • Study design.
  • Methodology.
  • Outcome measures.
  • Data collection methods.
  • Statistical analysis methods.
  • None of the above.