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Grade: 14
1.GS-14 You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade in the federal service which has equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. Select the choice which best describes your specialized experience.
  1. I have one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility and scope to the next lower level as described in the vacancy announcement under the specialized experience requirements.
  2. I do not meet or exceed the 1 year of specialized experience as described in the vacancy announcement.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Please select from the following areas relating to contracting that you have performed as a regular part of your job. (Select all that apply)
  1. Development of contractor proposals.
  2. Participate in selection process
  3. Monitor contractor performance
  4. Recommend modification or termination of contract
  5. None of the above


* 2.Do you have a mastery of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out long term pre-award and post-award procurement actions?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 3.Do you have experience managing contractor performance including monitoring quality of performance, oversight of contractor activities, and the cost-effectiveness of the contracts and the approval/rejection of invoices?
  1. Yes

        BRANCHED: * 1.Please indicate where this specific experience appears in your resume (provide position title, dates, years of experience and agency/company).

       Maximum length of 250 characters.
  2. No


* 4.What is your experience in monitoring the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds for projects.
  1. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.
  2. I have monitored the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds to plan, coordinate and provide status on my work activities for a project.
  3. I have monitored the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds to plan, coordinate, and provide status on operating activities involving administrative projects.
  4. I have monitored the use and rate of expenditures of budgeted funds to plan, coordinate, direct, and provide status on operating activities involving scientific, engineering, and construction projects.


* 5.What is your experience in tracking and managing budgets at the task/project level?
  1. I have tracked budgets at the task/project level for an organization.
  2. I have tracked, analyzed, and provided input to budgets at the task/project level for a project.
  3. I do not have training or experience in performing this task.


* 6.Do you have 40 course hours of Contracting Officer Technical Representative training from DOE, a DOE sponsored provider or a private vendor source?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.Do you have experience in managing financial resources, especially cash flow for support service contracts?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 8.Do you have experience in managing other procurement actions, including but not limited to cooperative agreements, grants, IT purchases, subscriptions, etc?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.This position is responsible for communicating a variety of issues on an interpersonal level. Please indicate which of the following types of interpersonal communication duties you have performed as a regular part of a job by checking the appropriate boxes.
  1. Negotiated solutions to complex contract award and administration issues.
  2. Mediate or facilitate problem resolution.
  3. Brief managers on organizational issues or similar topics.
  4. Defend recommendations on controversial issues to top managers.
  5. Interview individuals to obtain study data.
  6. Facilitate coordination of efforts between organizational entitles.
  7. Independently planned, hosted and conducted meetings.
  8. Represented your organization with other Federal agencies and private entities and conveyed professional procurement judgments.
  9. Worked closely with individuals and groups to resolve problems, analyze alternatives, negotiate differences, and make improvements.
  10. None of the above.


* 10.Do you have experience designing and conducting analytical studies of projects?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 11.Concerning your leadership experience, select those duties that you have experience performing on a regular, recurring basis.
  1. I have facilitated collaboration, coordination, and communication between staff members and others.
  2. I have coached staff members in problem solving methods.
  3. I have identified and balanced workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established skill levels.
  4. I have trained and mentored employees.
  5. I have led and motivated others to accomplish mission goals.
  6. I have devised and implemented organizational plans and procedures.
  7. I have provided advice on work methods, practices, and procedures.
  8. I have established performance standards and counseled employees on performance plans.
  9. I have taken necessary action in cases of poor performance or misconduct.
  10. None of the above.


* 12.Knowledge of administrative processes. From the list below select the choice that best describes your experience in ensuring that all pertinent information is collected, properly formatted, and reflected in reports and associated documents.
  1. I have experience in searching files, documents or other sources for informational materials to prepare responses to inquiries, briefing packages or background for meetings or conferences. Reviewing and editing technical and/or non-technical materials, identifying inadequacies in format, grammar, or construction in accordance with accepted standards.
  2. I have experience in collecting, preparing and formatting data from personal research.
  3. I have experience in conducting personal inquiries or searches to obtain information.
  4. I have experience in composing routine correspondence independently with proper grammar and required format.
  5. None of the above


* 13.From the list below, identify the various types of audiences with whom you have communicated orally in a job situation.
  1. Senior Officials
  2. Managers
  3. Colleagues
  4. Subordinates
  5. Government Organization
  6. Private Industry
  7. Technical Experts
  8. None of the above