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Grade: 12

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
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
3 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
4 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
5 With which of the following types of contracts and agreements do you have experience? Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Firm Fixed Price
  • Time and Material
  • Labor Hour
  • Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ)
  • Cost Plus Fixed Fee
  • Cost Plus Award Fee
  • Grants / Assistance
  • Commercial items / service
  • Fixed Price Incentive
  • Fixed Price Level of Effort
  • Construction / A & E
  • Letter Contracts
  • Blanket Purchase Agreements
  • Interagency Agreements
  • Performance Based Statement of Work Contract
  • Simplified Acquisitions
  • FAR Part 19 Small Business Programs
  • Multiple Awards
  • FAR Part 8 Programs
  • FAR Part 6 Exceptions to Competition
  • Government Wide Agency Contracts (GWAC)
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following BEST describes your experience performing independent Government cost estimates? 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 a 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, have trained others in this activity and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance.
7 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.
8 For procurements to which you have materially contributed, what was your role? Answer to this question is required
  • Team Leader
  • Team Member
  • Help prepare statement of work (Government)
  • Help prepare vendor proposal (Private Sector)
  • Help prepare cost estimate (Government)
  • Help prepare cost proposal (Private Sector)
  • Participate on Private Sector Team
  • Participate on bid / no bid decision team (Private Sector)
  • Estimate personnel resources required.
  • None of the above
9 Select the one answer that BEST describes your experience with conducting all phases of competitive source selections. 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.
10 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.
11 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.
12 Select the choices that best describe your experience with FAR Part 15 competitive negotiated procurements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared a complete Request for Proposal (i.e., sections A-M) for such a procurement.
  • I have performed cost / price analysis on offeror proposals.
  • I have conducted discussions with offerors in the competitive range.
  • I have participated as a member of board or team making an award decision or award recommendation to a source selection officials.
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following describes your experience delivering oral presentations on the job. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have made informal presentations to co-workers on topics with which they were familiar.
  • I have made formal presentations to co-workers using briefing slides, graphics flip charts and / or overheads.
  • I have delivered informational briefings to officials outside my employing organization using briefing slides, graphics, flip charts and / or overheads.
  • I have made formal presentations to officials outside my employing organization for purposes of persuading them to take action, revise procedures or expand resources.
  • None of the above
14 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.
15 Which of the following answers BEST describes your experience performing Cost and Price Analysis using audits and other financial methods? 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.
16 Which of the following BEST describes your experience with analyzing statements of work and specifications to ensure their adequacy and / or to recommend revisions? 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 determining contractor liability for liquidated damages in the case of delinquent completion of the contract and liability in the case of loss, destruction and / or damages? 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 responses that best describe your experience in the following areas of contract / procurement / acquisitions. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing price / cost analyses
  • Analyzing industry pricing trends and marketing practices
  • Developing negotiation objectives
  • Conducting negotiations
  • Conducting best value procurement
  • Awarding performance based contracts
  • Evaluating past performance
  • Evaluating oral proposals
  • Experience with Section 508
  • Participating in competitive source selection process
  • Working with collective bargaining agreements / Dept of Labor procedures
  • Conducting novation agreements and assignment of claims
  • Preparing simplified acquisition orders
  • Obtaining wage adjustments from the Department of Labor
  • Preparing funding or administrative modifications
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following choices BEST describes your highest level of experience collaborating with others or as a team member to accomplish work-related activities? 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.
20 Select the choices that BEST describe your experience in preparing written material regarding acquisition issues. Check all that apply. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written acquisition documents or materials for review and approval by a senior agency official.
  • I have developed for senior agency officials material for communication information on acquisition policies and procedures to a broad base of constituents.
  • I have prepared issue papers, briefing materials or informational material on acquisition issues to subject-matter groups and / or management officials at all levels within an organization.
  • I have edited acquisition reports for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of materials and appropriateness for intended audiences.
  • None of the above
21 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
22 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.
23 Which answer BEST describes your experience determining methods of procurement and contract type? 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.
24 Which of the following best describes your experience reviewing and analyzing purchase requests? 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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