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Grade: 12

1 Grade 12: Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have 1 year of specialized experience at or at least equivalent to the Grade 11 level in the Federal service which is in or directly related to the work of this position that provided the specific knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of this position. This experience could have been obtained in the public, private, or non-profit sectors.
  • I do NOT have at least 1 full year of specialized experience as described above.
2 Which of the following best describes your experience analyzing and formulating program requirements related to government contract administration and federal procurement? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  • I have had education or training performing this task but have not performed this task as a regular part of my job.
  • I have experience analyzing and formulating program requirements related to government contract administration and federal procurement as a regular part of my job, under close supervision.
  • I have experience analyzing and formulating program requirements related to government contract administration and federal procurement as a regular part of my job, without supervision.
  • I have trained others to perform this task and provide advice and guidance to management on performing this task as a regular part of my job.
3 Which of the following statements best describes your experience reviewing and approving documents submitted to meet contract requirements? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in performing this task.
  • I have completed formal education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor, manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with established procedures.
  • I have independently performed this task as a regular part of the job,usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have routinely,performed this as a central or major part of my work have. I have trained others in performance of this task and/or have been consulted by others as an expert performing this task.
4 Which of the following statements demonstrates your experience in promoting and maintaining good working relationships with key individuals or groups both inside and outside the organization in order to accomplish special goals and objectives? Answer to this question is required
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups both inside and outside the organization in order to accomplish special goals and objectives on the job under (close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee).
  • I have not had experience or training in promoting and maintaining good working relationships with key individuals or groups both inside and outside the organization.
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups both inside and outside the organization in order to accomplish special goals and objectives as a central or major part of my work, and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have promoted and maintained good working relationships with key individuals or groups both inside and outside the organization in order to accomplish special goals and objectives as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
5 Which of the following procurement tasks have you worked on? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have developed procurement requirements.
  • I have solicited quotes both orally and in writing.
  • I have worked with RFPs for small purchases.
  • I have developed and processed Purchase Orders.
  • I have placed Blanket Purchase Orders.
  • I have issued Delivery Orders.
  • None of the above.
6 Which of the following best describes your experience managing contracts serving as a COTR (Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had experience, education or training in serving as COTR with responsibility for managing contracts.
  • I have completed formal education or training in serving as COTR with responsibility for managing contracts, but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have served as COTR with responsibility for managing contracts on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have served as COTR with responsibility for managing contracts as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have served as COTR with responsibility for managing contracts as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
7 As a COTR which of the following activities have you performed on a recurring basis? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have prepared Scopes of Work.
  • I have prepared Requests for Proposal.
  • I have negotiated contracts.
  • I have administered contracts.
  • I have evaluated contracts.
  • I have recommended the termination of contracts.
  • None of the above.
8

Which of the following best describes your experience working in a fast-paced environment and adhering to strict deadlines? (Check all that apply)

Answer to this question is required
  • I have worked in a fast-paced environment.
  • I am effective at multitasking and adhering to strict deadlines when working on projects.
  • I am effective at organizing large amounts of data into an executable work plan.
  • I can effectively prioritize my work when dealing with competing demands.
  • None of the above.
9 In the area of collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative or qualitative data which of the following have you done? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Obtained compiled, and summarized narrative information and quantitative data for multiple sources.
  • Analyzed data to identify anomalies and trends.
  • Analyzed data to assess program or project effectiveness.
  • Prepared policy recommendations based on my analysis of data.
  • I do not have experience collecting, organizing, and analyzing quantitative or qualitative data.
10 Which of the following best describes your experience regarding acquisitions methods? Answer to this question is required
  • I have work experience in a wide range of acquisition methods, principles and practices as a regular part of my job. I have performed this work with little oversight often using independent judgment.
  • I have work experience in some areas of acquisition as a regular part of my job.
  • I have work experience in some areas of acquisition with close supervision.
  • I do not have work experience in this area.
11 Which of the following describes your experience working independently to plan and carry out project tasks and interpret policy on your own initiative? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have extensive experience independently planning and carrying out project tasks on my own.
  • I have extensive experience independently interpreting policy on my own initiative.
  • I have experience working somewhat independently, under general supervision.
  • I have experience working with specific directions from a supervisor.
  • None of the above.

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
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  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
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  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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