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Grade: 13

No questions specified.

Grade: All Grades

1 Where did you learn about this Architect of the Capitol job opportunity? Answer to this question is required
  • Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Website
  • USAJOBS Website
  • Washington Post Ad
  • AOC Employee (former or current)
  • Friend or Relative
  • Job Fair, Conference or Convention
  • Job Bulletin Board
  • Public Notice or Service Announcement
  • Radio/Television Broadcast/Magazine Ads
  • Employment Office (Federal, State, or Local)
  • Government Recruitment at School
  • Email recruitment communication
  • Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
  • LinkedIn
  • Glassdoor
  • Indeed
  • Other
    1.1 Please indicate where you heard about this AOC job opportunity. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • None of the above
2 Choose the statement that best describes your qualifications for this position at the GS-13 grade level. Answer to this question is required
  • I have successfully completed all mandatory training prescribed for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience was specialized experience at or equivalent to the work at the next lower level (GS-12), and that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of the position. AND I have successfully completed of a full four-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, 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.
  • I have successfully completed all mandatory training prescribed for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience was specialized experience at or equivalent to the work at the next lower level (GS-12), and that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of the position. AND I met the standards for the GS-1102 position that I held on January 1, 2000.
  • I do not meet the qualification requirements stated above.
3 Applicants must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower grade level in order to qualify for this position. Do you possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal government service as defined in the statement below? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
Specialized experience is defined as the following: (1) Performing pre-award and post-award functions; (2) Reviewing requests for procurement of complex construction and design services; (3) Preparing solicitation documents, analyzing proposals, negotiating with potential contractors; (4) Performing cost and/or price analysis; (5) Administering contracts, preparing positions on protests, and closing out contracts; and (6) Experience with A/E and Construction contracts.
4 I have FAC-C Level 2 and/or DAWIA Level 2 Certification. Answer to this question is required
  • True
    4.1

    If yes, please provide examples of multi-million dollar construction projects, including Contract Number, Contract Amount, Description and your role on the project. 

    Maximum length of 10000 characters.
  • False
5 Do you have experience working on complex multi-million dollar construction contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
6 Choose the statement that best describes your ability to analyze and solve problems and make recommendations related to contractual issues. Answer to this question is required
  • Evaluated and resolved routine acquisition issues/problems related to requirements development, solicitation, negotiation, award, and contract administration.
  • Evaluated and resolved issues and problems by engaging in the analysis and comparison of facts to reach a conclusion or make a recommendation.
  • Evaluated and resolved moderately complex acquisition issues/problems related to requirements development, solicitation, negotiation, award, and contract administration.
  • Evaluated and found optimal solutions to complex acquisition issues/problems. For example, determined the applicability of complex statutes or regulations related to contract administration (e.g. protest, debriefing, disputes, source selection, etc.).
  • None of the above.
7 I am responsible for all phases of contract administration including modifications, renegotiation of cost or specifications, claims, settlement of disputes, determinations of compliance, and final closeout. Answer to this question is required
  • True
  • False
8 Which contract acquisition duties have you have frequently performed? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed acquisition planning activities.
  • I have conducted events that are exchanges with industry outreach activities.
  • I have accessed and approved subcontracting plans and reports.
  • I have performed price/cost analysis of proposals.
  • I have performed contractor responsibility determinations.
  • I have ensured government adherence to contractor oversight/quality assurance activities.
  • I have not performed any of the above duties.
9 Which tasks did you perform to determine the necessity, fairness, and reasonableness of proposed contract costs? Answer to this question is required
  • Devised multiple incentives that required the use of sophisticated contracting techniques.
  • Shared cost risk arrangements, such as cost-plus-incentive-fee or fixed-price-incentive-fee.
  • Prepared economic price adjustment clauses that identified the basis for adjusting labor or material costs where pricing could not be reasonably predicted at the time of contract negotiation.
  • Gathered and evaluated price and/or cost data for pre-award and/or post-award procurement actions.
  • Performed basic analyses for firm fixed-price contracts.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the duties that you performed to solicit, analyze, negotiate, award, and administer contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • Reviewed and assisted with customer's requirement development.
  • Developed procurement strategies.
  • Solicited and analyzed proposals.
  • Negotiated with vendors.
  • Drafted contract documentation for award.
  • Performed contract administration tasks, such as issuing modifications, approving invoices, close-out, etc.
  • None of the above.
11 Select the tasks that you routinely performed and for which you have provided assistance and/or training. Answer to this question is required
  • Interpreted and applied program policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Developed special clauses, terms, and/or conditions applicable to a solicitation.
  • Terminated contracts for default or convenience and negotiated settlements.
  • Assessed program needs, identified risks, solved problems, defended, negotiated, or settled matters involving significant controversial issues.
  • None of the above.
12 Select the response that best represents your highest level of experience with negotiating contracts. Answer to this question is required
  • Led negotiations which involved planning and developing negotiation strategies, coordinating strategies with a negotiating team, and conducting the negotiations.
  • Served as a negotiator which involved developing negotiation strategies and coordinating strategies with a negotiation team.
  • Served as a member on a negotiation team to develop negotiation strategies.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the following groups of individuals with whom you have maintained contacts. Answer to this question is required
  • Executives
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Internal customers (i.e., co-workers or others within your organization)
  • Congressional staff
  • State and local government representatives
  • Industry representatives
  • Contractors
  • General public
  • Other Federal agency representatives
  • None of the above
14 What written materials have you prepared, reviewed, and revised relating to contract and procurement activities? Answer to this question is required
  • Acquisition plans
  • Market research
  • Sources sought notices
  • Source selection plans
  • Justifications and Approvals
  • Solicitations
  • Inter-agency agreements
  • Determinations and findings
  • Reports
  • None of the above
15 Choose the statement that best describes your oversight responsibility for organizational communication with individuals involved in the contract process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have oversight of personnel responsible for communicating in writing with contractors and offerers (including large and small businesses, non-profit organizations, and universities) regarding a wide range of pre- and post-award issues.
  • I have oversight of personnel responsible for communicating in writing with contractors and program personnel on serious performance problems or on issues related to the need for expedited or increased action from the project officer (COR) or other program personnel.
  • I have oversight of personnel responsible for thoroughly documenting a file to clearly evidence all pre- and post-award actions taken in a file.
  • I have oversight of personnel responsible for writing contracts and Inter-agency Agreements.
  • I do not have any experience as described in the choices above.
16 Choose the statements that describe oral/briefing skills you used to convey information on acquisition programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have explained or justified decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations on acquisition issues.
  • I have briefed managers/executives on technical acquisition information both within the Agency and outside the Agency.
  • I have provided briefings and defended controversial acquisition issues to a variety of audiences.
  • I have responded to congressional inquiries.
  • None of the above.