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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-5 - GS-12 - Select the response that describes your education or experience as it pertains to the mandatory occupational requirement for GS-1102 position
  1. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field
  2. I have completed at least 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.
  3. I am currently in the 1102 series at the GS-5 through GS-12 grade level and I have revised standards because I occupied this position on/or before January 1, 2000
  4. All of the above
  5. None of the above


* 2.GS-9 - Select the response that most closely matches your qualification at the GS-9 grade level
  1. I have at least two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or L.L.B. or J.D.
  2. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level
  3. All of the above
  4. None of the above


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I understand that by completing and submitting this application, I am certifying that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information provided is true, correct, complete, and made in good faith. I understand that a false or fraudulent answer to any question may be grounds for not hiring me, or for firing me after I begin work, and may be punishable by fine or imprisonment. I also understand that failure to respond to this question will disqualify me from consideration.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.I understand that information I give may be investigated for purposes of determining eligibility. I consent to the release of information about my ability for Federal employment by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies, and other organizations to authorized representatives of the Federal Government. I understand that for financial institutions, medical institutions and other sources, a separate release may be needed, and I may be contacted for such a release at a later date.
  1. Yes
  2. No


Ensure that your resume thoroughly supports your answers to the questions. Your answers will be reviewed. If your answers are not supported by information in your resume, this may prevent you from being found qualified, in which case your application will NOT be referred to the selecting official.

You WILL NOT be considered for this announcement if you fail to submit ALL the applicable required documentation listed under the "How To Apply" tab (i.e. transcripts,DD-214's, SF-15, VA letter, SF-50's, PE Registration, etc.) by the CLOSING DATE of this announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

I will provide a copy of my college transcripts or equivalent document by the closing date of this announcement to validate my successful completion of the education requirements as described in the vacancy announcement.

* 3.I have provided customers with acquisition/contracting support and information needed to accomplish their mission
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.I have work experience purchasing and/or administering the following:
  1. Information Technology commodities and services
  2. Commercial-like services
  3. Research and development services or commodities
  4. Federal Supply Schedules program to buy service and commodity
  5. Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts
  6. Services and commodities using IDIQ contracts
  7. Invitations for Bids (Sealed Bidding)
  8. Request for Proposals (Competitive Negotiation)
  9. Acquisitions containing performance-based work statements
  10. Acquisitions involving noncompetitive requirement or the selection of a single source under SBA's 8(a) program
  11. None of the above


* 5.I have experience preparing
  1. Procurement Plans
  2. Determination of findings
  3. Requests for proposals
  4. Bids or quotations
  5. Contract documents
  6. Negotiation reports
  7. Pre-Negotiation memorandums
  8. Post-Negotiation memorandums
  9. Determinations & Fundings
  10. Sole-Source Justifications
  11. Modifications
  12. Task Delivery Orders
  13. None of the above


* 6.Select the answer that best describe your work experience with special projects and reoccurring assignments.
  1. I have experience reaaranging workload priorities to accommodate special projects under a great deal of pressure and with short deadlines while maintaining timely and high level performance on other assignments.
  2. I have experience completing reoccurring assignments and special projects while dealing with demands for actions that may be unreasonable or unfeasible.
  3. I have experience completing special projects with extremely short deadlines.
  4. I have experience dealing with reoccurring work assignments and completing them in a timely manner.
  5. None of the above.


* 7.Have you analyzed cost proposals to ensure all elements are allowable, reasonable, and allocable?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Choose the answer(s) that best describe your work experience communicating with individuals involved in the contracts process
  1. I have experience communicating with contractors and program personnel on serious performance problems or on issues related to the needed expedited or included action from the project officer or other program person.
  2. I have experience thoroughly documenting a file to clearly evidence pre/post award actions taken.
  3. I have experience preparing legal documents, contracts, cooperative agreements or similar commitment documents.
  4. None of the above


* 9.I have work experience using simplified acquisition procedures.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 10.From the following list, select the statement(s) that describes your experience conducting cost and price analyses as a regular part of your job.
  1. I conduct in-depth cost and price analyses on contract modifications proposals or settlements.
  2. I analyze proposed costs and prices submitted by contractor.
  3. I evaluate technical and audit reports to develop negotiation objectives.
  4. I conduct market surveys to determine price trends.
  5. I evaluate economic price adjustments and inflation factors.
  6. I evaluate methods of allocating costs.
  7. I assist or participate in cost and pricing analysis.
  8. I have no experience performing these tasks.


* 11.Select the software application(s) you are proficient in (Proficient means you understand and utilize a major part of the system functionality/capabilities)
  1. Microsoft Excel
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Adobe
  4. Acquisition Applications
  5. Procurement Desktop
  6. Microsoft PowerPoint
  7. Microsoft Access
  8. None of the above


* 12.Please select the response(s) which describe your experience with source selection.
  1. I have used tradeoffs between cost or price and non-cost factors on simplified acquisitions.
  2. I have accomplished lowest price, technically acceptable source selections.
  3. I have used tradeoffs between cost or price and non-cost factors on negotiated acquisitions over $100,000.
  4. I have written source selection plans that established the importance of cost or price and non-cost factors, evaluation factors and significant subfactors and their importance.
  5. None of the above.


* 13.Select the response that best describes your ability to effectively communicate orally in a variety of settings with professional staff, internal and external customers, consultants and the public on technical and non-technical project issues.
  1. I have experience meeting and dealing with a wide variety of disciplines such as Federal agencies, private organizations, special interest groups and the general public.
  2. I have regularly briefed managers or senior administrators regarding various financial assistance issues.
  3. I have evaluated, developed, monitored, and/or conducted training on the award and administration of financial assistance for internal and/or external audiences.
  4. I have participated in meetings to discuss strategies, requirements, project needs, schedules, budgets, and other criteria required to accomplish design requirements or study tasks, and/or for developing understanding and consensus.
  5. I have experience meeting and dealing with customers and/or other organizations through formal presentations, technical briefings and public forums.
  6. I have facilitated technical discussions on controversial issues to reach consensus.
  7. I have experience meeting with internal and/or external customers to discuss program needs and issues as a member of a presentation group or formal work team.
  8. I have experience in oral communication primarily through involvement in community and/or public service organizations, committee memberships, and/or other organizational membership or involvement.
  9. My communication skills have been developed primarily through training or course work in areas such as public speaking and/or membership on professional or technical committees or organizations.
  10. None of the above.


Your complete and detailed on-line resume MUST include, at a minimum, the following information for each work experience, including military service (prepare a separate entry for each job): 1) Job Title (including series and grade if Federal job); 2) Hours per week; 3) Salary; 4) Starting and ending dates (month and year); 5) Employer's name and address; 6) Supervisor's name and phone number and whether we may contact your current supervisor; 7) Duties and accomplishments. Also include: 1) High School name, city, state, zip code if known, and date of diploma or GED; 2) College or university names, city, state, and zip code if known, majors and type and year of any degrees received (if no degree, show total credits earned and indicate whether semester or quarter hours); 3) list of job related training courses, skills, certificates and licenses, honors, awards, special accomplishments, membership in professional or honor societies, etc. Please make sure you read the vacancy announcement thoroughly to see if there is any additional supporting documentation required.





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