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Grade: 14

1 [5827] In addition to the Basic Qualifications Requirements, you must meet additional requirements for positions in the GS-1102 series at the GS-13 level or higher. Select the response that best describes your education and experience in accordance with these requirements. Answer to this question is required
  • I have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor`s degree that included or was supplemented by 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 PLUS 4-YEARS EXPERIENCE in contracting or contract related work.
  • I have held a GS-1102-14 or higher graded position continuously since January 1, 2000, which makes me eligible for reassignment or transfer to this position.
  • I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.
2 [343] Choose the statement that best describes your specialized experience that qualifies you for this GS-14 position. Answer to this question is required
  • I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience is well described in my application.
  • I do not meet the one year specialized experience requirement as described in the vacancy announcement.
3 [1753] Select the statement that best describes your supervisory procurement experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have been a team leader for a group of contract specialists.
  • I have been a second level supervisor as a division manager for a procurement operation.
  • I have been a first level supervisor as a branch/division manager for a staff of contract specialists.
  • I have led an operational procurement office for a departmental subagency or component or a small agency.
  • None of the above
4 [54048] Choose all examples that apply to your experience developing or building teams to accomplish a common goal. Answer to this question is required
  • Engaged and transcended boundaries to integrate priorities and technical expertise.
  • Inspired and motivated others toward goal accomplishment.
  • Developed and sustained cooperative-working relationships internally and with partners/customers groups.
  • Fostered commitment towards team purpose above individual purpose.
  • Established and defined team goals and objectives.
  • Identified and addressed issues that inhibited team from reaching goals.
  • Formally evaluated each team member's performance.
  • Developed leadership characteristics in others through coaching and mentoring.
  • Developed strategies for effective communication, listening and feedback that would minimize negative interactions within the team.
  • Established mechanisms to monitor the team's functioning.
  • Provided opportunities to others to develop their leadership skills.
  • Considered and responded to the needs, feelings, and capabilities of different people in different situations.
  • None of the above
5 [57654] Select the function(s) that you have performed in supervising or managing an organization, team, working group, or contractor staff: Answer to this question is required
  • Set team goals, made work assignments, and reviewed technical quality of deliverables.
  • Set and adjusted short-term priorities as needed.
  • Set due dates and ensured timeliness of deliverables.
  • Developed performance measures.
  • Functioned as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COR) or a Task Order Manager (TOM).
  • Evaluated and recommended or assigned performance ratings.
  • Planned, assigned, reviewed, and accepted, amended, or rejected work done by others.
  • Coached or mentored individuals about their work performance.
  • Took administrative or other action to correct poor performance of an employee or contractor.
  • Maintained adherence to program policies and applicable laws and regulations.
  • I have not performed any of the functions described above.
6 [1730] Choose the response that best describes your highest level of experience developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff, taking into account individual goals, values, and sensitivities. Answer to this question is required
  • Provided broad guidance to people to prioritize work and then accomplish it in a timely, satisfactory manner.
  • Led, supervised, and managed professional and administrative staff in the design and delivery of programs and projects.
  • Led a large, complex, multi-layered workforce of widely varying occupations and knowledge levels.
  • Led a management evaluation or assistance team to provide assistance on organizational programs.
  • As a senior staff member, served as acting supervisor on occasion, and assisted the supervisor in developing and leading others.
  • Led, directed, and motivated team members to accomplish specific projects.
  • No experience in developing, leading, directing, and motivating a diverse staff.
7 [703] Select the procurement area(s) in which you have experience. Answer to this question is required
  • Market research
  • Determinations and findings
  • Oral requests for quotations
  • Written requests for quotations
  • Award documents
  • Justification for price reasonableness
  • Sole source justifications
  • Brand name justifications
  • None of the above
8 [706] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience with the Federal procurement process. Answer to this question is required
  • I am considered a national expert on the Federal procurement process and am certified as a contracting officer.
  • I am often consulted by others on the intricacies of the Federal procurement process.
  • I have instructed others, formally or informally, on the Federal procurement process.
  • I have experience as a Federal procurement contracting officer.
  • I have experience as a Federal contracting officer responsible for purchasing equipment through the Federal procurement process.
  • I have worked closely with a Federal contracting officer to purchase equipment through the Federal procurement process.
  • I have been indirectly involved with equipment purchases through the federal procurement process.
  • I have never purchased equipment through the Federal procurement process.
  • None of the above
9 [3125] Select the statement that best describes your experience as an agency representative on acquisition issues at interagency committee meetings. Answer to this question is required
  • I have served as agency representative on interagency committees directly involved with developing Federal acquisition initiatives and presented agency positions on controversial issues.
  • I have attended one or more interagency committee meetings with the agency representative to present information on behalf of the agency on one or more specific acquisition topic(s).
  • I have prepared discussion materials for the agency representative and attended interagency or intra-agency committee meetings with the representative, but have not verbally participated in a meeting.
  • None of the above
10 [3583] Select the statement that best describes your experience planning, organizing and performing management reviews of an acquisition related program. Answer to this question is required
  • I have directed or led reviews involving acquisition programs within a single organization with large, high value transactions that included documented findings and/or recommendations for changes.
  • I have participated as a team member in reviews of acquisition programs which included documenting findings and recommending changes.
  • I have participated as a team member in office-level evaluations involving acquisition programs.
  • None of the above
11 [699] Select the response(s) that describe your experience preparing written material regarding acquisition issues. Answer to this question is required
  • I have written acquisition documents such as acquisition plans and source selection decisions for review and approval by a senior agency official.
  • I have developed approval material for communicating information on acquisition policies and procedures to a broad base of constituents for a senior agency official.
  • I have prepared and presented issue papers and/or briefings on complex or controversial acquisition issues to subject-matter groups and/or management officials at all levels within an organization.
  • I have reviewed acquisition materials for technical accuracy, adherence to policy, organization of material, clarity of materials and appropriateness for intended audiences
  • None of the above
12 [3589] Select the type(s) of contracts you have administered. Answer to this question is required
  • Fixed-priced with incentive or award fee
  • Cost-plus-incentive or award fee
  • Cost sharing
  • Cost-plus-fixed-fee
  • Time and material (labor-hour)
  • Indefinite quantity
  • Cooperative Agreements/Grants
  • Firm fixed-price
  • Indefinite delivery
  • None of the above
13 [6171] Select the contracting procedures that you've used to conduct cradle-to-grave awards (e.g., from identification of requirement to preparation of the contracting document) as a regular and recurring part of your job. Answer to this question is required
  • GSA schedule for services
  • 8(a) contracts
  • FAR Part 12 Commercial Item Procurements
  • FAR Part 15 Competitive Negotiated Acquisitions
  • Task or delivery order awards under multiple award, indefinite delivery contracts
  • Part 35 Research and Development contracting
  • None of the above
14 [3670] Choose the statement(s) that describe your experience with contract administration. Answer to this question is required
  • Managed termination proceedings resulting from contractor default
  • Managed termination proceedings resulting from termination for convenience of the Government.
  • Negotiated modifications of original terms and conditions to reflect changing requirements
  • Performed all necessary steps to administratively close out cost type contracts
  • Re-determined fees and negotiated price changes and adjustments resulting from modifications
  • Reviewed contractor invoices for payment approval by the authorized approving official (e.g., Contracting Officer)
  • Maintained contractor invoice records showing status of payments and remaining contract funds
  • Ensured completion of accurate and fair past performance evaluations of contractor performance
  • Reviewed contractor invoices for payment approval by the authorized approving official (e.g., Contracting Officer) under cost-type contracts, including the comparison of billed indirect rates to those approved by the applicable audit agency (e.g., DCAA)
  • None of the above
15 [7704] Select the statement(s) that describe your contract negotiation experience. Answer to this question is required
  • I have conducted negotiations or chaired a negotiation team for a Federal agency or large corporation.
  • I have participated in pre-negotiation conferences.
  • I have developed negotiation positions.
  • I have determined type of contract and contractual provisions that would provide the best vehicle for obtaining required services or supplies.
  • I have served as chief exponent for my organization`s position when dealing with top industry representatives and finalized contractual arrangements.
  • I have had direct management responsibility for the contract process.
  • None of the above.
16 [3666] Select the statement(s) that describe your experience communicating with individuals involved in the contracts process. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience communicating in writing with contractors regarding a wide range of pre- and post-award issues.
  • I have experience communicating in writing with contractors and program personnel.
  • I have experience communicating in writing 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 thoroughly documenting a file to clearly evidence all pre and post award actions taken in a file.
  • I have experience writing contracts or similar commitment documents.
  • I have experience briefing the results of my analyses of acquisition issues to management.
  • I have experience representing various opinions on an acquisition topic to management or to co-workers and recommending a course of action.
  • None of the above.
17 [3021] Select the statement(s) that describe(s) your experience in conducting cost and price analysis of contractor proposals. Answer to this question is required
  • I analyze proposed costs and prices.
  • I evaluate technical and audit reports.
  • I conduct "Should-Cost" analysis.
  • I evaluate economic factors.
  • I evaluate methods of allocating costs.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

[16869] Please note that ALL candidates must submit a resume online and complete the entire application (Resume, Core Questions, Vacancy Questions) process.Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your responses to the job specific questions and that it contains the names, titles, and phone numbers of your most current and previous supervisors so that we may contact them. Please also be sure that your preference regarding contacting your current supervisors is shown in the User Information area. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete all questions. High self-assessment in the application questions that is not supported by information in your resume may prevent you from being found best qualified, in which case your application will not be referred to the selecting official.
1 [31608] I understand the resume I have submitted for this position will be thoroughly reviewed to determine whether my experience and/or educational background is sufficient to meet basic and/or specialized experience requirements as outlined in this announcement. I also understand that if the information provided in my resume is not sufficient to support my responses to the vacancy announcement questions, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
[31648] When you are finished with the question phase of this announcement, you will be shown a list of documents that may include documents that do not apply to you. Review the list and the required documents section of the vacancy to determine which, IF ANY, are required for your application to be considered a complete application. Please do not submit documents that are not requested.
  • If you are not a veteran, the DD-214 and the SF-15 do not apply to you.
  • If you are not applying to an engineering position, the P.E. license or EIT exam does not apply to you.
  • If you are not requesting consideration under a special appointing authority, the special appointing authority documents do not apply to you.
If any of the requested documentation pertains to you, you have the option to fax using the fax coversheets provided, upload to this system or you may transfer the documentation from your USAJOBS account. Please note documents are NOT automatically transferred from USAJobs. Contact the office no later than the closing date, if you require assistance.
2 [3057] By responding to this question, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the Required Documents section of this announcement to determine which documents, if any, you need to provide in support of this application. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 [31609] I understand that if I do not submit all REQUIRED documents by the closing date, it will affect the overall assessment of my application package. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 [54657] Select your most recent work performance evaluation (includes pass in pass/fail systems). Answer to this question is required
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was satisfactory or better.
  • My most recent work performance evaluation was below satisfactory.
  • I have never received a performance appraisal or review for any position.
5 [586] How did you initially hear about this position? Answer to this question is required
  • Email notification
  • Agency website
  • USAJobs (OPM) website
  • Newspaper advertisement
  • Magazine advertisement
  • Commercial employment site (i.e. Careerbuilder, Monster)
  • Placement office (Federal, State, College or University)
  • Friend or relative
  • Job Fair
  • Minority professional network
  • Other
    5.1 [5063] Please indicate how you heard about this position. Maximum length of 250 characters.
6 [35568] Select the response that is the GS equivalent grade level of the highest grade to which you have held on a permanent basis or have competed for promotion potential. Please ensure that you have also provided a supporting SF-50. Without the supporting SF-50, we may not be able to consider your application for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not held a government position.
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7 [587] Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade. Please include the date of your last promotion (in mm/dd/yy format). Maximum length of 20 characters. Answer to this question is required
8 [59279] In the past three years, have you had one or more of the following Awards: monetary, time-off, or other? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
9 [59280] If you are a Federal employee, is your most recent performance rating equivalent to a "Pass", "Fully Successful", "Satisfactory" or better? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
  • I am a Federal employee, but have not received a performance rating.
  • Not applicable, I am not a Federal employee.