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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13 Choose the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have one year specialized service equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of legal, administrative, management, accounting, auditing, quantitative or engineering principles and concepts applied to: (i) solicitation, award and administration of federal grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, or (ii) researching, writing and maintaining assistance or procurement policy, standard operating procedures, instructions, or other guidance documentation.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14 Choose the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have one year specialized service equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of legal, administrative, management, accounting, auditing, quantitative or engineering principles and concepts applied to: (i) solicitation, award and administration of federal grants, cooperative agreements or contracts, or (ii) researching, writing and maintaining assistance or procurement policy, standard operating procedures, instructions, or other guidance documentation.
  2. I do not possess the experience described above.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.I have experience and/or education soliciting, awarding and administering federal grants, cooperative agreements and/or contracts in a project, construction and/or operations management environment.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 3.I have experience and/or education researching, writing and maintaining assistance and/or procurement policy, standard operating procedures, instructions, and/or guidance documentation.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 4.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 5.From the list below, identify the Federal policy, regulations, guides, and/or manuals for which you have comprehensive knowledge.
  1. Federal cost principles (i.e., OMB Circular A-21, OMB Circular A-87, OMB Circular A-122 or FAR part 31).
  2. Federal administrative requirements (e.g., OMB Circular A-102 and/or OMB Circular A-110).
  3. GAO's Cost Estimating and Assessment Guide and/or other authoritative cost estimating and evaluation guides.
  4. The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide) and/or other authoritative project management handbooks.
  5. The Contract Pricing Reference Guides and/or other authoritative cost analysis guidance.
  6. GAO's Government Auditing Standards, DCAA?s Contract Audit Manual, and/or other authoritative auditing guidance.


* 6.Identify the types of grants or contracts you have awarded, negotiated, or administered while employed in the Federal service, academia, non-profit or private industry.
  1. Research Grants.
  2. Block Grants.
  3. Cooperative Agreements.
  4. Federal fixed-price contracts.
  5. Federal cost reimbursement contracts.
  6. Federal time and materials or labor hour contracts.
  7. Commercial contracts.
  8. Commercial subcontracts.
  9. Letter contracts.
  10. Federal interagency agreements.
  11. None of the above.


* 7.From the list below, identify documents you have negotiated and composed.
  1. Internal management plans.
  2. Memoranda of understanding.
  3. Standard operating guidance or similar policy documentation.
  4. Solicitations.
  5. Announcements.
  6. Acquisition Plans.
  7. Selection Statements.
  8. Memoranda to the file (supporting your post-award decisions).
  9. None of the above.


* 8.Select the response that best reflects your ability to communicate information orally to diverse groups of people including high level officials.
  1. I have not presented information orally to diverse groups of people including high level officials.
  2. I have orally presented information on the job to supervisors, co-workers, and other diverse groups including high level officials. I am proficient at this job function.
  3. I have been acknowledged for my ability to orally communicate technical and non-technical information to a variety of persons, including high-level officials. My oral communication skills are considered to be of superior quality.


* 9.Identify the position(s) in your resume in which you performed the above activity/activities; and/or gained the relevant experience.
Maximum length of 250 characters.


* 10.Select the response that describes your experience organizing projects and people involving multiple tasks under pressure and strict time constraints.
  1. I have not performed this job function.
  2. I have performed directly related job functions as a member of a team.
  3. I have routinely performed this job function as a manager or leader and I have been successful in using it to meet a variety of program objectives.
  4. I am highly skilled at performing this job function. I have performed it routinely as a manager or leader, have used it to meet a variety of program objectives, solve problems and produce improvements in the work units or programs.






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