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Grade: 06
* 1.GS-6 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position, and is related to the duties of the position to be filled.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 Choose one answer that best describes your experience as related to the qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal service as described in the vacancy announcement. This experience has equipped me with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position, and is related to the duties of the position to be filled.
  2. I do not meet any of the requirements as described.


Grade: All Grades
You are applying under the Delegated Examining announcement. If you want to be considered under the concurrent Merit Promotion announcement, you must submit a separate application under that announcement. For more information, see "Who May Apply" section of the vacancy announcement. Please call the Human Resources Office phone number listed on this announcement for clarification or further information.

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.

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.

* 1.Select the response(s) that best reflect(s) your level of experience interacting with individuals within an office setting or as a team member.
  1. I have served as a spokesperson for an organizational group or team.
  2. I have facilitated communications and activities between office groups or individuals.
  3. I have presented, defended, or negotiated needs or problems with office staff or management.
  4. I have regularly served as a consultant to peers, office staff, or management on administrative, clerical, or programmatic issues.
  5. I have not performed any of the tasks listed above.


* 2.Select the answer that best describes your experience identifying and resolving purchasing conflicts with other entities.
  1. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have completed formal education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed it on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job under close supervision by a supervisor manager or senior employee to ensure compliance with correct procedures.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor, manager or senior employee.
  5. This task has been a central or major part of my work. I have performed it myself routinely, and I have trained others in performance of this task and/or others have consulted me as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Select the answer that best describes your education, experience, or training in using the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), as it relates to purchasing supplies, equipment and services.
  1. I have not had education, training, or experience using the FAR.
  2. I have had education or training in using the FAR, but have not yet used the FAR on the job.
  3. I have used the FAR, with close supervision from a supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have used the FAR as a regular part of my job, independently and with few exceptions without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  5. In addition to independently using the FAR as a regular part of my job, I have supervised the performance of this task and/or I have trained others in the performance and/or am normally consulted by others as an expert for assistance.


* 4.Do you have experience in researching purchasing information (for example, policies, regulations, manufacturing specifications, etc) in order to obtain an answer to a question asked by a customer?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 5.Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience utilizing the computer to maintain files and/or documents.
  1. Creating, editing, printing, retrieving electronic files
  2. Creating documents that contain tables and/or graphics using presentation software
  3. Creating and editing existing databases or spreadsheets
  4. Producing documents requiring complex/varied formats such as graphics or tables within text
  5. None of the above


* 6.Select the computer programs you use independently as a regular part of your job.
  1. Procurement Desktop (PD)
  2. Local Area Network
  3. Excel or other spreadsheet software
  4. Microsoft Word of other word processing software
  5. Groupwise or other electronic mail system
  6. Federal Financial System (FFS)
  7. MAXIMO - Maintenance Management and Inventory Management System
  8. Other specialized or privately developed acquisition software programs
  9. None of the above


* 7.Select the response that best reflects your experience working in an office support position that required establishing priorities and meeting time constraints.
  1. I have served as the primary office support position that routinely collaborated with others and adjusted multiple priorities to generate results under time-critical deadlines.
  2. I have experience in an office support position that routinely required adjusting administrative workloads and resources to meet shifts in priorities.
  3. I have experience generating products or services in a work environment that routinely was subjected to time sensitive priorities and deadlines.
  4. I have completed training in time management, but have not been employed in a situation that routinely required responding to critical deadlines.
  5. None of the above


* 8.Select the response(s) that indicate the type(s) of contracts you have worked with on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Sealed bid contracts
  2. Negotiated fixed-price contracts
  3. Cost-reimbursement contracts
  4. Labor-hour contracts
  5. Two-step sealed bid contracts
  6. Time-and-material contracts
  7. None of the above


* 9.Select the response(s) that describe the pre-award function(s) you have performed on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Determine the most efficient and secure method of issuing solicitations
  2. Advise potential bidders of solicitation requirements
  3. Conduct public bid openings for sealed bid solicitations
  4. Prepare and distribute Abstract of Bids
  5. Receive, log, and distribute proposals received under negotiated solicitations
  6. Write or edit contract documents
  7. Draft contract documents
  8. Assemble and prepare information requested by others
  9. Select appropriate clauses and provisions for inclusion into solicitations
  10. None of the above


* 10.Select the response(s) that indicate other related duties you have performed on a regular and recurring basis.
  1. Develop and maintain procedures for tracking a variety of actions
  2. Prepare contract-related reports
  3. Provide guidance and/or training to other procurement clerks.
  4. Review applications for warrant authority
  5. Approve applications for warrant authority
  6. Analyze requirements in new and/or amended procurement regulations
  7. Determine procedures needed to implement new and/or amended procurement regulations
  8. None of the above


* 11.Select the response(s) that describe(s) your experience using a charge card program.
  1. Served as an A/OPC (Agency/Organization Program Coordinator)
  2. Purchase card user with authority to purchase items under $2,500
  3. Retrieved reports from an on-line charge card system and verified information
  4. Processed applications for charge cards
  5. Maintained account information (i.e., change of address, contact information, etc.)
  6. Verified cost accounting data on monthly statements for accuracy
  7. Reviewed credit card statements
  8. Managed delinquent accounts
  9. Researched and applied DOI, Integrated Charge Card Program Guides or other agency/company guidelines related to a Charge Card Program
  10. Used a bankcard Electronic Access System (EAS).
  11. Other electronic accounting system
  12. None of the above






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