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Grade: 12

Please note that ALL applicants must submit a resume online and complete the entire application process to be considered for this position. Ensure that your resume, which is the basis for determining if you qualify for this position, thoroughly supports your responses to the below job specific assessment questions and that it contains the names, titles, beginning and ending dates of employment (month/year), and names and phone numbers of your current and/or previous supervisor(s). Your resume must contain the information outlined in the Applying for a Federal Job pamphlet (OF-510) http://careers.state.gov/forms/of0510.pdf
GS-12: Applicants must meet one of the basic qualification requirements that follow to qualify for this position. Carefully read each question and all possible answers before selecting a response. Choose the one answer that best describes your experience, education OR combination of education and experience AND indicate your response below: (See the Qualifications Section of the vacancy announcement for additional information.)
A) I have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position AND I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university.
B) I have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position AND I have completed 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.
C) I have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position AND I have completed 24 semester hours of "graduate" level education in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
D) I have continuously occupied my position, which is classified in the GS-1102 series, since January 1, 2000 AND I have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal service that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in the vacancy announcement.
1 Based on your review of the basic qualifications listed above for the GS-12 grade level, choose the corresponding letter that best describes your education, experience OR combination of education and experience. Answer to this question is required
  • A
  • B
  • C
  • D
  • I do not meet any of the basic qualification requirements described above.
2 Please indicate the position title(s), organization, and dates of employment where you acquired the necessary specialized experience and/or the dates, name of the college / univeristy, and major field of study where you acquired the educational requirements. (Do not paste your resume here.) Maximum length of 550 characters. Answer to this question is required
3 I understand that to qualify for this position based on education, I must submit a copy of my transcripts to receive consideration. However, if selected for this position, I will be required to provide official documentation prior to being appointed. (Please follow the instructions in the vacancy announcement). Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported by my resume. I further understand that my resume must be detailed and highlight my most relevant and significant work experience (to include starting and ending dates of employment for each position held) and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. My failure to do so will result in me being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Select the response that BEST describes your experience determining the most appropriate contracting method type and acquisition strategy for various types of procurement. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
6 Which of the following best describes your experience participating in the acquisition planning to assure project completion in a timely and efficient manner? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 Select the answer that best describes your experience consulting with and supporting internal / external customers and providing technical guidance / advice on contracting matters. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
8 Which of the following best describes your experience participating in pre and post award conferences? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
9 Which of the following acquisitions / procurement tasks have you performed? Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared solicitations.
  • Negotiating contracts.
  • Prepared ratifications.
  • Conducted cost analysis.
  • Awarded contracts.
  • Managed contracts.
  • Administering contracts.
  • Managing vendors.
  • Analyzing procurement applications.
  • Conducting purchase card procurement.
  • None of the above.
10 Select the responses that best describe your experience communicating orally with individuals involved in the acquisition process: Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating orally with contractors regarding a wide range of award issues.
  • I have experience communicating orally with contractors and program personnel on serious performance problems.
  • I have experience communicating orally with contractors and program personnel on issues related to the need for expedited or increased action from the project officer or other program personnel.
  • I have experience orally briefing the results of my analyses of acquisition issues to management.
  • I have experience presenting various opinions on an acquisition topic to management or to co-workers and recommending a course of action.
  • None of the above.
11 Select from the list below the documents where you have primary authorship. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Agency Planning Documents
  • Price Analysis
  • Contract Documents
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Procurement Alternatives Analyses
  • Cost / Benefits Analyses
  • Statement of Work
  • Negotiation Documents
  • Executive Summaries / Briefing Materials
  • Performance Based Contractual Documents
  • None of the above
12 Do you have experience handling multiple tasks related to the acquisition process? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
13 Which of the following best describes your highest level of work experience in performing all phases of the contracting process: Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed all phases of the contracting process and either assisted in the development of the contracting program strategies for an organization or developed contract management, procurement or acquisition policies, procedures or methods for use by others.
  • I have performed all phases of the contracting process assisting in the development of contracting program strategies for an organization and developed contract management, procurement or acquisition policies, procedures or methods for use by others.
  • I have performed all phases of the contracting process, but have not developed contract management, procurement or acquisition policies, procedures or methods for use by others.
  • I have education and some experience in performing the contracting process.
  • None of the above
14 Select the one answer that best describes your level of experience in planning, soliciting, evaluating, awarding, and / or administering complex, high visibility procurement / acquisition actions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
15 Which of the following statements best describes your experience monitoring such matters as payments, claims, and contractual changes, to ensure requirements of the contract are met? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet applied this knowledge on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without assistance from a supervisor or senior coworker.
  • I have instructed or assisted other workers in the performance of this task due to my expertise in this area.
16 Select the one answer that best describes your experience conducting negotiations Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
17 Which of the following BEST describes your experience negotiating complex service contracts? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
18 Select the one answer that best describes your experience conducting negotiations regarding cost or price, technical scope, or contract terms and conditions. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
19 Select the one answer that best describes your experience preparing contract documents and awards Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education, training, or experience in performing this task.
  • I have education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job, with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely and independently performed this task as a regular part of the job, and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am highly skilled at performing this task on the job. I have trained others in this activity and / or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.

Grade: All Grades

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