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Grade: 14

Specialized experience is experience as a project manager on complex and highly visible projects, developing contract requirements and ensuring their delivery in the areas of information technology and professional services support. Such experience must have included the application of procurement practices and techniques to perform contract administration and closeout; accomplishing work through others as a senior member of a project team; and application of negotiation techniques to conduct contract negotiations with high level business, industry and/or Government officials.
1 Do you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as described above? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No

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Please Note: Effective January 1, 2010, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize any employment offers we make to current or former (within the last 5 years) political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES (Political) employees in the Executive Branch. So, if you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office. Failure to disclose this information could result in disciplinary action including removal from Federal Service.
1 Are you currently, or have you been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    1.1 Please provide the following information regarding your most recent political appointment:
    1. Position Title;
    2. Type of Appointment (i.e., Schedule A, Schedule C, or Non Career SES);
    3. Agency;
    4. Dates held (beginning and ending dates)
    Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
2 Are you a current General Services Administration associate? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    2.1 GSA's Associate Performance Plan and Appraisal System states that to be promoted within GSA, an employee's most recent rating of record must be at the Level 3 or higher. Which of the following best describes the rating you received on your most recent performance appraisal (rating of record)?
    • Level 2 or below
    • Level 3 or higher
    • I have not received a performance appraisal (rating of record) from GSA under the five-tier rating system
    • This position would not be a promotion as my current position is at the same or higher grade.
    2.2 Please list the date received, level of rating, and the name of the supervisor who issued the rating. If you have not received a rating, please provide the reason you have not received one. Your response will be limited to 1,000 characters which is approximately one-quarter typewritten page. Maximum length of 1000 characters.
  • No
    2.1 Do you have a current annual performance rating that is equal to pass or successful?
    • Yes
    • No
    2.2 Give the date of your last official appraisal, the name, title & phone number of the supervisor who evaluated your performance. Maximum length of 250 characters.
3 If you are eligible based on being a current or former Land Management employee, select the Land Management agency for which you are/were employed: Answer to this question is required
  • Forest Service
  • Bureau of Land Management
  • National Park Service
  • Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • None of the above
4 With regard to pre-award actions, I have performed the following: Answer to this question is required
  • Prepared solicitation documents including amendments as necessary.
  • Solicited proposals from prospective contractors
  • Conducted pre-proposal conferences
  • Received proposals
  • Evaluated proposals, bids, or price proposals
  • None of the above
5 Select the choice below that accurately describes your experience in performing the full range of pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services. Answer to this question is required
  • I do not have experience in performing either pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services.
  • I have experience in performing some, but not the full range, of pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services. I am given directly related examples or detailed guidance and instructions from a supervisor or higher level specialist in order to complete specific parts of the acquisition.
  • I have experience in performing the full range of either the pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services by following directly related examples or detailed guidance and instructions from a higher level specialist or supervisor.
  • I have experience in performing the full range of either the pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services with general guidance for repetitive or standard types of procurements; for more difficult procurements I was given detailed assistance from a higher level specialist or supervisor
  • I independently performed the full range of either the pre-award or post-award activities for the acquisition of products or services; for those procurements where there were no clear precedents, I was given general directions and was responsible for identifying the course of action, recognizing technical problems, conferring with higher level specialists or supervisors on possible resolutions or applicable precedents in order to make a recommended solution.
  • I independently performed the full range of pre-award and/or post-award activities for recurring procurements of products and services and those with no precedents; determined the course of action to take, planned and carried out the assignment, consulted with others as necessary, and resolved any conflicts. I kept my supervisor advised of progress, any controversial conflicts or issues, or matters that affected policy or had far-reaching implications.
  • I led or supervised contract specialists responsible for the full range of pre-award and/or post-award contracting functions for the acquisition of products or services providing technical interpretation and guidance on contract policies and regulations to subordinate contract specialists.
6 With regard to pre-award actions, I have experience performing the following tasks for services acquisition projects: Answer to this question is required
  • Preparing solicitation documents including amendments as necessary
  • Soliciting proposals from prospective contractors
  • Conducting pre-proposal conferences
  • Receiving/accepting proposals
  • Evaluating technical proposals
  • Evaluating price proposals
  • None of the above
7 Indicate which types of contracts you have frequent and recurring experience performing pre-award and/or post-award functions: Answer to this question is required
  • Multi-year contracts
  • Cost plus fixed fee contracts
  • Firm fixed price contracts
  • Cost sharing contracts
  • Cost plus incentive contracts
  • Time and material contracts
  • Labor hour contracts
  • Sole source contracts
  • Cost plus award fee contracts
  • Letter contracts
  • Indefinite delivery contracts
  • None of the above.
8 Select from the following, the choice which best reflects your highest level of experience in analyzing customer needs for the procurement of professional services and/or supplies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience in analyzing customer needs for the procurement of professional services and/or supplies and regularly provide technical guidance and direction to others on performing this task.
  • I have experience independently analyzing customer needs for the procurement of professional services and/or supplies and have performed this task as one of the regular duties of a position or positions I have held.
  • I have experience analyzing customer needs for the procurement of professional services and/or supplies. However, I perform this task with technical guidance and assistance from a senior specialist or supervisor.
  • I have experience performing this task, but it was not a regular part of my duties so my exposure is limited.
  • None of the above.
9 Of the following professional services, which do you have experience providing advice and guidance to customers? Answer to this question is required
  • Professional Services Schedule.
  • OASIS.
  • Special Projects.
  • Managing assisted service projects.
  • None of the above.
10 Choose the answer that best describes your experience interacting with key stakeholders, agency heads, local and national officials, and other Government officials on a wide range of controversial matters involving significant IT/professional services acquisition initiatives, issues, and procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed this function.
  • I have interacted with key stakeholders, agency heads, local and national officials, and other Government officials on a wide range of controversial matters involving significant initiatives, issues, and procedures. I performed this task with guidance from a senior level staff member.
  • I have independently met with key stakeholders, agency heads, local and national officials, and other Government officials on a wide range of controversial matters involving significant IT/professional services acquisition initiatives issues, and procedures as a regular part of jobs that I have held.
  • I am highly skilled at interacting with key stakeholders, agency heads, local and national officials, and other Government officials on a wide range of controversial matters involving significant IT/professional services acquisition initiatives, issues, and procedures.
11 Please choose all that apply that describes your experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with Federal agency clients. The experience described on your resume must substantiate your answers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have researched Federal agency IT, telecommunications and/or professional services requirements.
  • I have presented solutions proposals to Federal agency decision makers in support of fulfilling IT, telecommunications and/or professional services requirements.
  • I have prospected, qualified, closed and won business for Federal agency IT, telecommunications and/or professional services requirements.
  • None of the above
12 I have experience in the following areas in relation to customer funding: Answer to this question is required
  • Coordinating receipt of customer funds.
  • Monitoring and tracking expenditure of funds.
  • Accepting invoices.
  • Rejecting invoices.
  • None of the Above.
13 Please choose all that apply to describe your experience and proficiency in analyzing, interpreting, and applying the laws and regulations governing the acquisition of IT products and professional services in the Federal government. The experience described on your resume must substantiate your answers. Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience working with the laws and regulations governing the acquisition of IT products and professional services in the Federal government.
  • I have extensive experience writing statements of work for IT products/services and professional services in the Federal market.
  • I have experience drafting or reviewing offers/proposals for IT products/services and professional services in the Federal market.
  • I have used government-wide acquisition contracts such as GSA Schedules or other multiple award contracts, to formulate or respond to requirements for IT products/ services and professional services in the Federal market.
  • I do not have direct experience applying the laws and regulations that govern the acquisition of IT products and professional services in the Federal government.
14 Select the one answer that best describes your ability to analyze complex IT/professional services acquisition problems in order to determine sound solutions and recommend appropriate action. Answer to this question is required
  • As a major function of a job I have held, I have analyzed complex IT/professional services acquisition problems in order to determine sound solutions and recommend appropriate action. Only in unique situations did I require assistance or review by a supervisor.
  • I have performed similar or directly related job functions and my experience and training have prepared me to perform this function successfully.
  • I am considered an expert and have trained others in performing this task. I have extensive experience analyzing complex IT/professional services acquisition problems with minimal oversight. I have successfully developed sound solutions and corrective plans in order to resolve complex IT/professional services issues.
  • I have participated on a team tasked with analyzing a complex IT/professional services acquisition problem in order to develop sound solutions and recommend appropriate action.
  • I have not performed this function.
15 Select the response choice that best describes your experience managing a portfolio of large, complex projects that required leadership and application of business and project management concepts, practices, principles and methodologies. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have assisted a senior level staff member in managing a portfolio of large, complex project that required leadership and application of business and project management concepts, practices, principles and methodologies.
  • I have managed a portfolio of large, complex project that required leadership and application of business and project management concepts, practices, principles and methodologies.
  • I am highly skilled at managing a portfolio of large, complex projects that required leadership and application of business and project management concepts, practices, principles and methodologies.
16 Do you have experience providing analysis of funding documents (ie, DoD DD448 MIPRs, Part B Funding documents from other federal agencies, and/or IX funding documents within GSA) to support acquisition projects? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
17 I have extensive experience performing the following functions as they relate to management of federal funds used to fund contracts: Answer to this question is required
  • Ensured compliance with the Bona Fide Need Rule
  • Reviewed, accepted and processed multiple types of federal funding documents
  • Verified appropriate use of different types of funds in compliance with federal appropriation law
  • Managed contracts funded by multiple funding sources with different types of appropriations
  • Reviewed, validated and accepted contractor invoices
  • Ensured payments are made in compliance with the Prompt Payment Act
  • Developed Interagency Agreements or other official documentation in conjunction with accepting and managing customer funds
  • Tracked and reconciled customer funding
  • Managed incrementally funded contracts
  • None of the above
18 I have routinely performed the following team lead activities: Answer to this question is required
  • Balancing and distributing workload among team members.
  • Developing goals, milestones and work plans.
  • Mediating and negotiating resolutions to problems and/or conflicts among team members.
  • None of the above.
19 Please check the response that best describes your background in guiding a group of individuals toward the accomplishment of tasks as a team. Answer to this question is required
  • I have some knowledge of how to help a group accomplish a task, but little experience.
  • I have some experience in assisting others in coordinating the tasks of a group.
  • I have experience independently coordinating the tasks of a group by acting as a project manager for a multidisciplinary team. I have also trained new employees on behalf of management.
  • I have some experience in organizing a group and providing guidance toward the completion of a goal; I have participated as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • I have extensive experience in providing leadership to a group in accomplishing multiple goals by acting as a project manager for multiple multidisciplinary teams simultaneously while meeting a specified time-frame.
  • None of the above.
20 Please select the choice that best describes your experience building relationships with others to accomplish organizational goals. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience interacting with management within the organization by leading project teams.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within the office by leading meetings as part of a project team.
  • I have experience interacting with staff within the office as part of a project team.
  • None of the above.
21 I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001), my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 CFR, Part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding 'No' to this item will result in my not being considered for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
  • No, I do not certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith and/or understand the information provided above.