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Vacancy Details

Grade: 05

Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.
Applicants MUST meet one of the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ANY of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;

    OR

  2. 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.


Exception: Current employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
1 Do you meet any of the minimum qualification requirements listed above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I meet the minimum qualification requirement described in A.
  • Yes, I meet the minimum qualification requirement described in B.
  • Yes, I meet the Exception criteria described.
  • No, I do not meet the minimum qualification requirement described in A or B, nor do I meet the exception criteria described.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement.
2 TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the Time-in-Grade requirement by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • I am a GS/GL employee.
    2.1 Select one of the following:
    • I am currently at the GS/GL-5 grade level or higher, or was previously at the GS/GL-5 grade level or higher.
    • I am currently at either the GS/GL-3 or GS/GL-4 grade level.
    • I do not meet the time-in-grade requirement because I am below the GS-02 grade level.
  • I am a WS/WG employee and will be a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • I am a WS/WG employee and have not been a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks.
    2.1 If you have not been a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks, select one of the following:
    • I was previously at the GS/GL-05 grade level or higher.
    • Within the past 52 weeks I have been at either the GS/GL-3 or GS/GL-4 grade level.
    • I was previously at a grade level below the GS-02.
    • I was not previously in the GS/GL pay system.
    2.2 If you were not previously in the GS/GL pay plan, but were in another federal civilian pay plan, please provide your pay plan and salary information below ( i.e., JS pay system, 44,500 per annum). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other
    2.1 Please provide your salary information below. If you are a federal employee, include your pay plan, and grade or pay band. Maximum length of 250 characters.
DETERMINING YOUR NEED TO COMPETE FOR THIS POSITION: Please CAREFULLY read all of the information outlined below.
3 In order to determine your need to compete for this position, select the statement which best applies to you. Answer to this question is required
  • I am a GS/GL/GM employee. Some General Schedule (GS) and LEO (GL) applicants may be considered for selection without "competing" for this position (i.e., completing assessment questions, etc). Examples include applicants eligible for reassignment, changing to a lower grade, or repromoting to a grade previously held on a permanent basis.

    You do not need to compete for this job if you, on a permanent basis (SEE NOTE BELOW ON TEMPORARY PROMOTIONS), are a GL/GS-09 or higher, are in a job with a career ladder of GL/GS-09, or are in a trainee position which may lead to a non-competitive promotion upon successful completion of a training program. You also would not compete if you were previously a GL/GS-09 on a permanent basis or held a position with a career ladder of GL/GS-09 and were not demoted for disciplinary reasons. You are encouraged to check with your local HR office if you are uncertain of your response to this question.

    What is a career ladder? A career ladder is the normal grade progression through which employees advance to reach the full performance level (top grade of the career ladder) of a particular occupation without having to apply for and compete with other employees. A career ladder consists of grades ranging from the lowest level of the position at which an employee can be hired, to the highest level, also known as the full performance level. For example, for a position that is announced at the GS/GL-5/7/9/11 grade levels, the top grade of the career ladder is GS-11. An employee who is selected at the GS/GL-7 grade level is eligible to receive career ladder promotions up to the GS-11 grade level without further competition.

    NOTE: If you have "competed" for a temporary promotion (i.e., completing assessment questions, etc), AND the vacancy announcement stated that the temporary promotion could be made permanent without further competition, you do not need to compete for this position. You must provide the promotion SF-50. Failure to do so will result in you being considered competitively.
    3.1 Do you meet the condition listed above?
    • Yes, I am currently at the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher; or, the position I currently hold is a career ladder position which goes to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I was previously at the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher; or, I previously held a career ladder position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I have competed for a temporary promotion to the GS/GL-09, AND the vacancy announcement stated that the temporary promotion could be made permanent without further competition.
    • No, I am currently on a temporary promotion to the GS/GL-09, not to exceed 120 days.
    • No, my current grade level is GS/GL-08 or lower.
    IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' ABOVE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED AS AN EXCEPTION. IF YOU ANSWERED 'NO' ABOVE, YOU ARE A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT AND MUST ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS ON THE PREVIOUS SCREEN.
  • I am a WS/WG employee. For WS applicants to be considered for this position without competing (i.e., be eligible to be reassigned, changed to a lower grade or repromoted), WS EMPLOYEES MUST meet one of the conditions described below:

    • A) You must have been a WS employee for the preceding 52 weeks; AND your current annual salary MUST BE equal to or greater than the representative rate identified in the remarks section of the vacancy announcement.
    • OR


    • B) If you are a WS employee, but have not been a WS employee for the preceding 52 weeks, THEN the career ladder of the position you held on a permanent basis as a GS/GL employee MUST BE equal to or greater than the GS/GL-09 grade level.
    • OR


    • C) If you previously held, on a permanent basis, a position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher.

    3.1 Do you meet any of the conditions listed above?
    • Yes, I have been a WS employee for the last 52 weeks; AND my current salary is equal to or greater than the representative rate of the position as indicated on the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
    • Yes, I am a WS employee, but I have not been a WS employee for the last 52 weeks, and the position I held on a permanent basis as a GS/GL employee was a career ladder position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I have been in a position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher, on a permanent basis.
    • No, I am a WS employee and do not meet any of the conditions listed above.
    IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' ABOVE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED AS AN EXCEPTION. IF YOU ANSWERED 'NO' ABOVE, YOU ARE A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT AND MUST ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS ON THE PREVIOUS SCREEN.
  • I am a federal employee in a different pay plan.
  • I am applying under a special hiring authority (i.e, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or 30% or More Disabled Veterans). NOTE: This vacancy is not open to VEOA eligibles or 30% or more Disabled Veterans. You will not receive consideration for this position applying under either special hiring authority. If you want to be considered for this position you MUSTmake another selection choice.
ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.
4 Contract Specialists must be able to clearly and effectively express ideas and convey information to people in the organization, as well as with the general public. They typically meet and deal with contractors, supervisory contract specialists, procurement agents, program managers, and cost center managers. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have answered inquiries about submitting purchase requests; and/or I have spoken to other departments about scheduling meetings; and/or I have gathered routine information from other departments.
  • I have discussed procurement topics with Financial Management personnel; and/or I have obtained wage rate information from the Department of Labor; and/or I have spoken to offerors to obtain routine information.
  • I have contacted technical staff to determine the applicability of specifications; and/or I have briefed management on the conditions/status of a purchase; and/or I have discussed purchase orders with my supervisor.
  • None of the above.
5 Contract Specialists must be able to communicate with people from various disciplines and backgrounds by writing in a clear and concise manner. They must be able to prepare reports, contract documents, performance appraisals and other correspondence. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have assisted in preparing contract price/cost proposals; and/or I have completed unauthorized commitment memos; and/or I have assisted with preparing rough drafts of Statements of Work.
  • I have prepared contract price/cost proposals; and/or I have documented contract termination; and/or I have prepared a memorandum of understanding between two parties.
  • I have written general replies to inquiries; and/or I have developed standard forms; and/or I have composed routine memos.
  • None of the above.
6 Contract Specialists must have knowledge of contract functions in order to perform a variety of duties, such as determining contract types and the proper clauses, interpreting contract regulations and legal requirements, analyzing industry patterns and practices, and providing supervision and training. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have prepared intergovernmental agreements; and/or I have organized market surveys; and/or I have checked contractors for compliance with OSHA standards.
  • I have maintained purchasing files; and/or I have prepared forms to award contracts; and/or I have demonstrated proficiency in using FedBizOpps and CCR (Central Contractors Registration).
  • I have evaluated purchasing requests for accuracy; and/or I have audited purchasing files; and/or I have filed purchasing forms in accordance to policy.
  • None of the above.
7 Contract Specialists must make independent judgments and evaluations in selecting and applying procurement regulations, and in applying clauses and provisions of contracts. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have filed proposals/quotes according to instruction; and/or I have sent notifications to contractors about deadlines; and/or I have assisted with an audit of contracting procedures.
  • I have assisted with monitoring contracts; and/or I have processed proposals/quotes; and/or I have monitored requisitions for compliance with policy.
  • I have followed provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations; and/or I have ensured proposals/quotes contained proper specifications; and/or I have checked construction contracts for compliance with regulations; and/or I have attended Basic Procurement training.
  • None of the above.

Grade: 07

Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Some questions will be used to screen out ineligible applicants. Applicant errors in responses will not be corrected. You are responsible for the accuracy of your application. Your application must describe your work and experience, in your own words. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information submitted is insufficient, you may lose consideration for the position.
Applicants MUST meet one of the below-listed MINIMUM qualification requirements for this position. In the event you do not meet ANY of these requirements, you will be found ineligible for the position.
  1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;

    OR

  2. 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.


Exception: Current employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
1 Do you meet any of the minimum qualification requirements listed above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I meet the minimum qualification requirement described in A.
  • Yes, I meet the minimum qualification requirement described in B.
  • Yes, I meet the Exception criteria described.
  • No, I do not meet the minimum qualification requirement described in A or B, nor do I meet the exception criteria described.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit legible transcripts as verification of educational requirement.
2 You must have one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-05 grade level, or meet the education requirements as described in the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT. Do you meet the experience and/or education requirements for this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 TIME IN GRADE REQUIREMENTS: All applicants must meet the Time- in-Grade requirement by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Select one of the following: Answer to this question is required
  • I am a GS/GL/GM employee.
    3.1 Select one of the following:
    • I am currently at the GS/GL-07 grade level or higher, or was previously at the GS/GL-07 grade level or higher.
    • I am currently at the GS/GL-06 grade level, in a single-grade interval position (i.e., a 5/6/7 job), and will be at the GS/GL-06 grade level for a total of 52 weeks by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • I am currently at the GS/GL-06 grade level, in a single-grade interval position (i.e., a 5/6/7 job), and will not be at the GS/GL-06 grade level for a total of 52 weeks by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. However, I was previously a GS/GL-05 for a total of 52 weeks.
    • I am currently at the GS/GL-05 grade level, in a two-grade interval position (i.e., a 5/7/9 job), and will be at the GS/GL-05 grade level for a total of 52 weeks by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • I do not meet the Time-in-Grade requirement because, I will not have 52 weeks at the GS/GL-05 grade level, in a two-grade interval position (i.e., a 5/7/9 job), by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • I do not meet the Time-in-Grade requirement because I will not have 52 weeks at the GS/GL-06 grade level by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
    • I do not meet the Time-in-Grade requirement because I am below the GS/GL-05 grade level.
  • I am a WS/WG employee and will be a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.
  • I am a WS/WG employee and have not been a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks.
    3.1 If you have not been a WS/WG employee for at least the previous 52 weeks, select one of the following:
    • I was previously at the GS/GL-07 grade level or higher.
    • I was previously at the GS/GL-06 grade level for 52 weeks.
    • I was previously at the GS/GL-05 grade level, in a two-grade interval position (i.e., a 5/7/9 job), and was at the GS/GL-05 grade level for at least a total of 52 weeks.
    • I was previously at the GS/GL-05 or GS/GL-06 grade level for less than 52 weeks.
    • I was previously at a grade level below the GS/GL-05.
    • I was not previously in the GS/GL pay system.
    3.2 If you were not previously in the GS/GL pay plan, but were in another federal civilian pay plan, please provide your pay plan and salary information below ( i.e., JS pay system, 44,500 per annum). Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other
    3.1 Please provide your salary information below. If you are a federal employee, include your pay plan, and grade or pay band. Maximum length of 250 characters.
DETERMINING YOUR NEED TO COMPETE FOR THIS POSITION: Please CAREFULLY read all of the information outlined below.
4 In order to determine your need to compete for this position, select the statement which best applies to you. Answer to this question is required
  • I am a GS/GL/GM employee. Some General Schedule (GS) and LEO (GL) applicants may be considered for selection without "competing" for this position (i.e., completing assessment questions, etc). Examples include applicants eligible for reassignment, changing to a lower grade, or repromoting to a grade previously held on a permanent basis.

    You do not need to compete for this job if you, on a permanent basis (SEE NOTE BELOW ON TEMPORARY PROMOTIONS), are a GL/GS-09 or higher, are in a job with a career ladder of GL/GS-09, or are in a trainee position which may lead to a non-competitive promotion upon successful completion of a training program. You also would not compete if you were previously a GL/GS-09 on a permanent basis or held a position with a career ladder of GL/GS-09 and were not demoted for disciplinary reasons. You are encouraged to check with your local HR office if you are uncertain of your response to this question.

    What is a career ladder? A career ladder is the normal grade progression through which employees advance to reach the full performance level (top grade of the career ladder) of a particular occupation without having to apply for and compete with other employees. A career ladder consists of grades ranging from the lowest level of the position at which an employee can be hired, to the highest level, also known as the full performance level. For example, for a position that is announced at the GS/GL-5/7/9/11 grade levels, the top grade of the career ladder is GS-11. An employee who is selected at the GS/GL-7 grade level is eligible to receive career ladder promotions up to the GS-11 grade level without further competition.

    NOTE: If you have "competed" for a temporary promotion (i.e., completing assessment questions, etc), AND the vacancy announcement stated that the temporary promotion could be made permanent without further competition, you do not need to compete for this position. You must provide the promotion SF-50. Failure to do so will result in you being considered competitively.
    4.1 Do you meet the condition listed above?
    • Yes, I am currently at the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher; or, the position I currently hold is a career ladder position which goes to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I was previously at the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher; or, I previously held a career ladder position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I have competed for a temporary promotion to the GS/GL-09, AND the vacancy announcement stated that the temporary promotion could be made permanent without further competition.
    • No, I am currently on a temporary promotion to the GS/GL-09, not to exceed 120 days.
    • No, my current grade level is GS/GL-08 or lower.
    IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' ABOVE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED AS AN EXCEPTION. IF YOU ANSWERED 'NO' ABOVE, YOU ARE A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT AND MUST ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS ON THE PREVIOUS SCREEN.
  • I am a WS/WG employee. For WS applicants to be considered for this position without competing (i.e., be eligible to be reassigned, changed to a lower grade or repromoted), WS EMPLOYEES MUST meet one of the conditions described below:

    • A) You must have been a WS employee for the preceding 52 weeks; AND your current annual salary MUST BE equal to or greater than the representative rate identified in the remarks section of the vacancy announcement.
    • OR


    • B) If you are a WS employee, but have not been a WS employee for the preceding 52 weeks, THEN the career ladder of the position you held on a permanent basis as a GS/GL employee MUST BE equal to or greater than the GS/GL-09 grade level.
    • OR


    • C) If you previously held, on a permanent basis, a position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher.

    4.1 Do you meet any of the conditions listed above?
    • Yes, I have been a WS employee for the last 52 weeks; AND my current salary is equal to or greater than the representative rate of the position as indicated on the VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT.
    • Yes, I am a WS employee, but I have not been a WS employee for the last 52 weeks, and the position I held on a permanent basis as a GS/GL employee was a career ladder position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher without my having to compete.
    • Yes, I have been in a position which went to the GS/GL-09 grade level or higher, on a permanent basis.
    • No, I am a WS employee and do not meet any of the conditions listed above.
    IF YOU ANSWERED 'YES' ABOVE, YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE PROCESSED AS AN EXCEPTION. IF YOU ANSWERED 'NO' ABOVE, YOU ARE A COMPETITIVE APPLICANT AND MUST ENSURE YOU COMPLETE THE ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS ON THE PREVIOUS SCREEN.
  • I am a federal employee in a different pay plan.
  • I am applying under a special hiring authority (i.e, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) or 30% or More Disabled Veterans). NOTE: This vacancy is not open to VEOA eligibles or 30% or more Disabled Veterans. You will not receive consideration for this position applying under either special hiring authority. If you want to be considered for this position you MUSTmake another selection choice.
ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS

LISTED BELOW ARE GROUPED STATEMENTS RELATING TO THE ASSESSMENTS/COMPETENCIES NECESSARY FOR THE POSITION. Read each question carefully and select the answer choice that best describes your experience.
5 Contract Specialists must be able to clearly and effectively express ideas and convey information to people in the organization, as well as with the general public. They typically meet and deal with contractors, supervisory contract specialists, procurement agents, program managers, and cost center managers. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have informed my supervisor of issues affecting contracts; and/or I have gathered information on request for proposals; and/or I have obtained quotes from vendors; and/or I have discussed procurement actions and relevant information with co-workers during a meeting.
  • I have discussed procurement topics with Financial Management personnel; and/or I have obtained wage rate information from the Department of Labor; and/or I have spoken to offerors to obtain routine information.
  • I have contacted technical staff to determine the applicability of specifications; and/or I have briefed management on the conditions/status of a purchase; and/or I have discussed purchase orders with my supervisor.
  • None of the above.
6 Contract Specialists must be able to communicate with people from various disciplines and backgrounds by writing in a clear and concise manner. They must be able to prepare reports, contract documents, performance appraisals and other correspondence. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have assisted in preparing contract price/cost proposals; and/or I have completed unauthorized commitment memos; and/or I have assisted with preparing rough drafts of Statements of Work.
  • I have prepared contract price/cost proposals; and/or I have documented contract termination; and/or I have prepared a memorandum of understanding between two parties.
  • I have assisted in the completion of solicitation/offer award forms, release of claim from contract closeout forms or standard modification forms; and/or I have responded to offers from FedBizzOpps; and/or I have provided technical information to field personnel by e-mail; and/or I have drafted an instructional memorandum; and/or I have prepared inter-office memos.
  • None of the above.
7 Contract Specialists must have knowledge of contract functions in order to perform a variety of duties, such as determining contract types and the proper clauses, interpreting contract regulations and legal requirements, analyzing industry patterns and practices, and providing supervision and training. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have prepared intergovernmental agreements; and/or I have organized market surveys; and/or I have checked contractors for compliance with OSHA standards.
  • I have prepared purchase orders & requests for purchase; and/or I have prepared amendments; and/or I have considered mandatory sources (i.e. Unicor) for procurement actions.
  • I have maintained purchasing files; and/or I have prepared forms to award contracts; and/or I have demonstrated proficiency in using FedBizOpps and CCR (Central Contractors Registration).
  • None of the above.
8 Contract Specialists must make independent judgments and evaluations in selecting and applying procurement regulations, and in applying clauses and provisions of contracts. From the choices below, please select the one that best describes your experience.
  • I have assisted with monitoring contracts; and/or I have processed proposals/quotes; and/or I have monitored requisitions for compliance with policy.
  • I have evaluated proposals for conformance to contracting regulations, program statements, or other instructional/regulatory materials; and/or I have utilized simplified acquisition procedures; and/or I have determined contract acquisitions method and type of contract.
  • I have followed provisions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations; and/or I have ensured proposals/quotes contained proper specifications; and/or I have checked construction contracts for compliance with regulations.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

This is a Federal job application system. Providing false information, documentation, 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). Applicants who provide inaccurate information within the application process may be removed from future consideration under this vacancy.
Carefully read the information listed below.

Bureau of Prisons Employees:

Your overall yearly performance evaluation will be considered based on current policy and/or procedures, typically most recent rating of record. If you do not have a performance rating, your overall rating will be modified to Presumptive Successful or Achieved Results.

Other Status Applicants:

You must provide a copy of your latest yearly performance appraisal/evaluation. If you do not have a performance rating, your overall rating will be modified to Presumptive Successful or Achieved Results. NOTE: If you lack a performance appraisal due to a work related compensable injury or deployment to the uniformed service, you should report your most recent rating of record. Failure to submit all required information may result in a lowered score.
1 If you currently hold, or ever held, a civilian position in the Federal Government, what was your last yearly performance appraisal rating? NOTE: If you receive an updated yearly performance evaluation during the life of this vacancy announcement, you MUST update your response. Answer to this question is required
  • Outstanding
    1.1 Please enter the date of your Outstanding evaluation.
  • Excellent
    1.1 Please enter the date of your Excellent evaluation.
  • Successful, Presumptive Successful or Achieved Results
    1.1 Please enter the date of your Successful, Presumptive Successful or Achieved Results evaluation.
  • Minimally Satisfactory
  • Unacceptable or Unsatisfactory
  • Pass (not a BOP employee)
  • Fail (not a BOP employee)
  • None of the above. (not a BOP employee)
Table of Award Points

  • QSI (Quality Step Increase) or SSP (Sustained Superior Performance) - add 4 points
  • Special Act or Time-Off Award - add 2 points
  • Letter of Commendation (CEO level) - add 1 point
  • Suggestion Award - add 1 point
2 Using the table of points for the types of awards you received within the last 5 years of federal employment, calculate your total award points.
  • 0 point
  • 1 point
  • 2 points
  • 3 points
  • 4 points
  • 5 points
  • 6 points
  • 7 - 15 points
  • over 15 points
3 From the list below, please select the awards used to calculate your total award points.
  • QSI (Quality Step Increase)
  • SSP (Sustained Superior Performance)
  • Special Act Award
  • Time-Off Award
  • Letter of Commendation (CEO level)
  • Suggestion Award
4 Are you a current Bureau of Prisons (BOP) employee? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    4.1 BOP EMPLOYEES MUST enter a duty location for each position change within the past ten years of BOP employment. Title, Series, Grade and Location MUST be provided.

    Use the format below:

    • 10/12/2003 to Present; Unit Manager, GS-006-12; USP Correctional Facility
    • 5/25/2000 to 10/11/2003; Case Manager, GS-101-09; FCI Correctional Facility
    Maximum length of 5000 characters.
  • No
If you applied to more than one grade level, BE ADVISED that you may be selected at ANY grade level for which you applied and are found qualified (i.e., if the job is announced at the 9/11 grade levels and you apply for the GS/GL-09 and the GS-11, and you are found qualified at BOTH grade levels, you may be selected at either grade level).
BOP EMPLOYEES are reminded to:
  • review their resume AND include all relevant experience for the position; and,
  • enter a duty location for each position change within the resume for at least the past five years of employment.