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Vacancy Details

Grade: 07

1 GS-7 - Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 grade level in the Federal service performing work related to the duties of the position described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have successfully completed at least one full year of graduate level education (18 semester hours, 27 quarter hours or equivalent) in a degree program related to the work of this position as described in the vacancy announcement or law school.
  • Superior Academic Achievement - I meet one of the requirements listed in the superior academic achievement.
  • I have a combination of education and experience as described in the announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described.
2 Which statement best describes how you meet the basic eligibility requirements for applying under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the last two years.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran who was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program due to a military service obligation during any portion of the two year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty but I have applied within six years from the date of completion of my degree/certification or graduation.
  • I am within 9 months of completing a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • I do not meet any of the eligibility requirements.
3 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
  • I possess 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 am an employee who has occupied a GS-1102 position 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 (SF-50 proof must be submitted).
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
4 This position is responsible for producing a variety of written products. Please indicate which of the following types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job by checking the appropriate boxes (check all that apply). Answer to this question is required
  • Position papers on controversial issues
  • Interpretations or guidance related to requirements originating from other sources
  • Develop proposals for use in negotiations
  • Guidelines or procedural instructions for implementing new initiatives or systems
  • Recommendations for solutions to complex problems
  • None of the above.
5 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6

Please identify from the choices listed below, which areas reflect your communication skills.
(Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Represented an organization to potential clients or the public
  • Develop written guidance and operational instructions.
  • Explained pertinent provisions of an organization’s policies, rules, and/or procedures in a formal setting to potential new members or clients
  • Served in a leadership role in an organization which required the applicant to make presentations to authority figures in an attempt to gain agreement to a recommended approach or activity.
  • Developed marketing or promotional materials that represented an organization’s goals or mission to the public
  • Served as designated spokesperson on behalf of an established organization or employer
  • Wrote narrative reports to explain and summarize findings and arrive at sound conclusions
  • None of the above
7 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 From the list below, select those activities which demonstrate your analytical skills. (Select all that Apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal coursework in quantitative or evaluative analysis or similar studies with a grade of “C” or better.
  • I have analyzed a variety of source materials against a set of established criteria to arrive at a conclusion that I presented and defended to others.
  • I have evaluated a number of alternative approaches and have structured them in a logical sequence to ensure that an established end goal was achieved.
  • I have participated in evaluating contract bids against a set of established criteria to arrive at a winning bid.
  • I have applied established evaluation criteria to facilitate a fair and logical decision-making process.
  • I have defined requirements and developed evaluation criteria to facilitate a fair and logical decision-making process.
  • I have developed spreadsheets, charts, or graphical data used in to support a decision-making process.
  • I have conducted market analysis to identify the best-value option for achieving an established set of objectives.
  • I have conducted cost/price analysis to determine the most cost-effective means of achieving an established set of objectives.
  • None of the above
9 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: 09

1

In addition to the basic requirements for the contracting series, you must have one year of specialized experience and/or qualifying education. Select the response that best describes your experience and/or education.

Answer to this question is required
  • I have two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.
  • I have a Masters or equivalent graduate degree.
  • I have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) or Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 or higher grade level as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I have a combination of education and specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements described above.
2 BASIC REQUIREMENT: Choose one answer that best describes your education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
  • I possess 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 am an employee who has occupied a GS-1102 position 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 (SF-50 proof must be submitted).
  • I do not meet the requirement as described above.
3 Which statement best describes how you meet the basic eligibility requirements for applying under the Pathways Recent Graduates Program? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution within the last two years.
  • I am a preference eligible veteran who was precluded from applying to the Recent Graduates Program due to a military service obligation during any portion of the two year eligibility period upon release or discharge from active duty but I have applied within six years from the date of completion of my degree/certification or graduation.
  • I am within 9 months of completing a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.
  • I do not meet any of the eligibility requirements.
4

This position requires strong abilities to communicate in writing. Please indicate which of the following you have successfully performed as a regular part of your job. (Select all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • Writing corrective action
  • Writing contract changes/modifications
  • Writing justifications for contract determinations
  • Writing position papers, negotiation memoranda, or memoranda for the record with analyses and recommendations.
  • Responding to Departmental or Congressional
  • Developing correspondence consolidating input from a number of different sources (including contradictory viewpoints)
  • Developing presentation or briefing materials used for senior leadership at HQ
  • Developing policy statements and guidance
  • Developing recommendations for solutions to policy, accounting, or reporting problems
  • None of the above
5 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
6 Identify your experience in interpreting and analyzing complex procedures or other documents, including technical material, rules, regulations, instructions, reports, charts, graphs, or tables. Answer to this question is required
  • Performed similar tasks as a regular part of my job, under close supervision, in an area that directly relates to contracting or procurement work
  • Independently performed similar tasks as a regular part of my job with no supervision or supervisory oversight in an area that directly relates to contracting or procurement work
  • Independently performed similar tasks as a regular part of my job with no supervision or supervisory oversight in an area that is not directly related to contracting or procurement work
  • Performed similar tasks as a regular part of my job, under close supervision in an area that is not directly related to contracting or procurement work
  • No experience as described above
7 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 From the list below, please select the item which best describes your experience demonstrating success on multiple acquisition actions in a dynamic team environment that required extensive interpersonal skills, consensus building, negotiation, problem resolution, and conflict resolution. Answer to this question is required
  • No education, training or experience in performing this task
  • Have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job
  • Have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee
  • Have performed this task as a regular part of the job independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee
  • Have supervised performance of this task and/or have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance in performing this task
9 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
10 This position participates in cradle-to-grave contracting duties (e.g., solicitation, award, administration, and closeout) in diverse customer requirements covering a wide range of products, technical services and/or equipment. Select all duties that apply that you have performed on a regular and recurring basis. Answer to this question is required
  • Developed acquisition plans.
  • Assisted in the development of a contract statement of work
  • Prepared contract and file documents to support a contract award decision, including negotiating and award memoranda
  • Prepared and defended contract selection decisions
  • Participated in developing justifications to address contract protests
  • Awarded and/or administered contracts
  • Managed and/or performed cost-price analysis for contract actions
  • Served as the day-to-day contract administrator of a contract
  • Successfully completed the closeout of a contract
  • Experience in conducting market analysis to determine technical capability
  • None of the above
11 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Are you currently serving or have served in the last five (5) years in a Political Appointment in the Federal Government? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 Please list the title, agency and dates of this appointment. Please note you will be required to provide proof to meet OPM Approval of your appointment if selected. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
3 Do you have dual citizenship with the United States and another country? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    3.1 Please list the country(ies), other than the United States, with which you possess citizenship. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • No
4 At certain grade levels in this series, you will be required to obtain a Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) or equivalent certification. Please indicate your current level of certification. (You must provide your certificate or course completion certificates to support your claim Answer to this question is required
  • Level I
  • Level II
  • Level III
  • I am currently pursuing Level I certification
  • I am currently pursuing Level II certification
  • I am currently pursuing Level III certification.
  • I am not currently certified or pursuing certification at any level.
5 Select the statement(s) that describe(s) the types of written products you have produced as a regular part of a job. Answer to this question is required
  • I wrote issue/position papers or summary reports on organizational data that included analysis and recommendations.
  • I developed a set of requirements for a project based on specific technical specifications.
  • I drafted special contract requirements for others.
  • I wrote papers or correspondence that consolidates input from a number of different sources
  • I wrote briefing materials that were subject to review and challenges by others
  • I wrote briefing materials on controversial issues
  • None of the above
6 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
7 Please select from the list below the choices that describe your experience in making presentations. Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared and presented complex work issues to management, peers, senior employees, and in class.
  • Made presentations to a small group
  • Made presentations to a large group
  • Participated in Toastmasters or took formal speech classes
  • None of the above
8 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
9

Select the response that describes your knowledge of federal contracting law, regulations, policies and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures.

 

Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have taken one or more classes in federal contracting law, regulations, policies and precedents but I have not yet applied this knowledge above on the job.
  • I have used my knowledge of federal contracting law, regulations, policies and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures, under close supervision from a manager or senior employee.
  • I have knowledge of federal contracting law, regulations, policies and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures and apply it regularly and independently in my job, and there is limited review of my work by my supervisor or a senior employee.
  • I have expert knowledge of federal contracting law, regulations, policies and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures. Other individuals in my field consult me for my expertise and I have trained others in my field.
10 Select the contracting action(s) that you have performed as a regular part of your job or which you studied in formal coursework or educational programs. (Select all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Basic acquisition planning and strategy
  • Assemble, write, and issue solicitations
  • Evaluate basic proposals
  • Conduct basic cost and price analysis
  • Contract award
  • Contract administration
  • Contract close out
  • Develop Statement of Work/Objectives
  • None of the above
11 Where in your resume can the information be found to support your answer to the question above? (identify the job title and beginning and ending dates). Please be sure your resume includes supporting details of the relevant work you performed. Maximum length of 250 characters. Answer to this question is required
12 I have read this vacancy announcement thoroughly and understand that supplemental documentation may be required. I further understand that I will not be considered for this vacancy if my supplemental documentation is not received in the Servicing Human Resources Office by the closing date of the announcement. For detailed information on how to submit supplemental documentation, please see the "How to Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 I understand that I should print and retain a copy of my resume and all responses submitted for consideration under this Announcement. I understand that discrepancies between information submitted electronically and that received by the HR Office will not be acknowledged if I have not retained an electronic verification of information submitted. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
14 I understand that I must click on the "Submit Application" button located at the end of the review of my answers and resume to complete the application process. I understand that I will receive a confirmation page that I should print for my records. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No