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Grade: 06
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For the GS-06, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes experience working with administrative and/or procurement regulations.

* 1.Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-05 or equivalent as described above?
  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


Grade: 07
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For the GS-07, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience includes experience working with accounting and procurement regulations.

* 1.Do you have at least one year of experience at the GS-06 or equivalent as described above?
  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


* 2.Select the choice(s) you have experience with.
  1. Using automated document preparation software to prepare solicitations and awards
  2. Preparing pre-solicitation notices and submitting them electronically
  3. Conducting open-market negotiations for the purchase of ADP equipment/services
  4. Making competitive or sole source small purchases
  5. Initiating small purchase procurement actions for common type supply items
  6. Conducting open-market negotiations for the purchase of equipment and supplies using simplified acquisition procedures
  7. Experience in executing small purchase techniques and basic Federal acquisition
  8. None of the above


* 3.Do you have experience, as a regular part of your job, developing special approaches (e.g., source selection criteria, market research, terms and conditions, electronic commerce) to procure non-commercial goods and services to meet unique contract requirements?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Do you have experience interacting with manufacturers, representatives and distributors, or other suppliers?
  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.I have experience interacting with manufacturers, representatives and distributors, or other suppliers in order to:
  1. Negotiate purchase orders, modifications, and delivery orders via email and/or phone
  2. Provide written guidance on procurement regulations and procedures
  3. None of the above


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.Which of the following answer(s) do you have experience utilizing an automated procurement system?
  1. Tracking the receipt of goods and services
  2. Contacting vendors/contractors or internal resources for the purpose of exchanging information regarding the procurement process
  3. Any phase of processing procurement requests
  4. None of the above


* 3.Choose the following you have experience performing.
  1. Researching and evaluating purchasing options
  2. Preparing, processing, fulfilling, or monitoring procurement requests (PR) or purchase cards or any similar private-sector document
  3. Experience in a sales-related position requiring the fulfillment of customer-unique needs
  4. None of the above


* 4.Select the choice that describes the frequency at which your work is disrupted when trying to perform.
  1. My work environment is frequently interrupted by visitors and/or telephone calls
  2. My work environment is occasionally interrupted by visitors and/or phone calls
  3. My work environment is rarely interrupted by visitors and/or phone calls


* 5.Which of the following best describes the type of work you perform while encountering interruptions in your job?
  1. Work with several subject matter areas with highly fluctuating workloads that requires prioritization of work, adherence to regulations, and meeting of deadlines
  2. Work with several subject matter areas with responsibility for accomplishing work assignments with established deadlines
  3. Routine clerical work requiring accuracy
  4. None of the above


* 6.Which choice(s) best describes your experience working in a customer service position?
  1. Gathering information
  2. Giving information
  3. Resolving complaints from customers
  4. Dealing with people both inside and outside of the your own agency or company to give and receive information and resolve problems
  5. None of the above






This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, creating fake IDs, or failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely may be grounds for not hiring, for disbarment from Federal employment, or for dismissal after the applicant begins work. Falsifying a Federal job application, attempting to violate the privacy of others, or attempting to compromise the operation of this system may be punishable by fine or imprisonment (US Code, Title 18, section 1001).