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Grade: All Grades
* 1.REQUIRED--A copy of your most recent performance appraisal or a written justification as to why you do not have one. Have you received an appraisal or rating on your job performance?
  1. Yes
    If yes, you must submit a copy of your most recently received performance appraisal per the instructions under "How to Apply" of this announcement.
  2. No

        BRANCHED: * 1.If no, please explain why. Your statement will not be accepted if it does not give a reason. "I have not received a performance appraisal" is acceptable as a reason.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 2.There is a basic education requirement for this position. Select the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your level of education. There must be sufficient documentation in your resume to support your response. (Attach a copy of your transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours earned to ensure you receive proper credit).
  1. I have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
  2. I have 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.
  3. I do not have any of the above.


You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: * Experience with Federal procurement regulations and experience in pre-award/award or administration of both simplified acquisitions and large contracts; AND * Experience with Federal procurement regulations and processes in order to purchase or administer commercial items and services.

* 3.Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-11 or equivalent as described above?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have experience involving the interpretation and application of Federal procurement regulations in order to perform pre-award/award and/or post-award involved in the procurement of diverse customer requirements, covering a wide range of products, technical services, and/or equipment?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 5.Select the choice(s) you have experience working with as it relates to Federal procurement regulations and contracts.
  1. Simplified acquisitions in a Federal governmental setting
  2. Large contracts in a Federal governmental setting
  3. Routine modifications (such as option renewals, COTR changes) in a federal governmental setting
  4. Administration of non-routine, complex (such as change orders, scope determinations)
  5. Issuing BPA calls or task or delivery orders against existing vehicles
  6. None of the above


* 6.Select the choice(s) you have experience working with as it relates to Federal procurement regulations and contracts.
  1. I have experience awarding and/or administering simplified acquisitions.
  2. I have awarded and administered a variety of negotiated and fixed price contracts.
  3. I assure technical evaluations are conducted based upon the solicitation, regulations, and case law on best value basis.
  4. I assure technical evaluations are conducted based upon the solicitation, regulations, and case law on a lowest priced technically acceptable basis.
  5. I am or have been responsible for all phases of contract administration including modification, renegotiation of cost or specifications, claims, settlement of disputes, determination of compliance and final close out.
  6. I have used judgment in interpreting Federal acquisition regulations, guidelines, adapting procurement procedures, and recommending approaches or solutions for specific acquisitions situations.
  7. None of the above


* 7.Select the choices which best reflect your experience in being able to handle a variety of work assignments and long-term projects simultaneously.
  1. I have worked on a variety of similar work assignments in order to make adjustments to my workload based on the interpretation of established procedures or at the direction of management.
  2. I have planned multiple complex and dissimilar long-term projects/acquisitions/administrative actions over the simplified acquisition threshold and adjusted project plans as necessary while meeting the overall objectives of the projects/acquisitions.
  3. I have planned short term simplified acquisitions/administrative actions and adjusted project plans as necessary while meeting the overall objectives of the projects/acquisitions.
  4. I have identified problems in order to take appropriate mitigation steps.
  5. None of the above


* 8.Which of the following have you had experience working with simultaneously as a contract specialist?
  1. Preparing acquisition plans
  2. Preparing determination of findings
  3. Preparing requests for proposals
  4. Preparing bids or quotations
  5. Preparing negotiation reports
  6. Preparing pre-negotiation memorandums
  7. Preparing contract documents
  8. Preparing complex contract modifications
  9. Preparing amendments
  10. Preparing purchase order/ simple contract modifications
  11. Preparing task orders, delivery orders, or BPA calls
  12. Resolving contract performance problems
  13. Preparing closeouts
  14. None of the above


* 9.I have experience gathering, presenting, explaining, and defending information or rational related to complex or price/cost/administrative issues, new policy proposals, solutions to controversial management issues, or negotiating complex simplified acquisitions or contracts?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Make sure experience is clearly documented in your resume. Please give the dates/resume reference when you gained this experience/education so it may be found to ensure you receive proper credit.

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 10.Do you have experience in writing complex technical documents such as solicitations, performance work statements, technical evaluation plans, negotiation-related documents, award recommendations, procedures, and regulatory and special reports?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Select all that apply to your level of experience communicating with persons within an organization.
  1. I have experience giving formal or informal briefings to supervisors and managers or technical personnel.
  2. My experience is in presenting solutions orally to operational problems and explaining recommendations to other employees or supervisors.
  3. I have experience working within a group of peers to present and promote ideas or proposals.
  4. I have conducted negotiations
  5. None of the above


* 12.I understand I MUST submit a copy of my transcript(s) or a list of college courses designating semester or quarter hours) with this application?
  1. Yes
  2. No






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