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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11 Choose the response that best describes your education and experience.
  1. I have completed three full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
  2. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-9 level in the Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: reviewing requisitions and determining appropriate methods of procurement; developing procurement plans; compiling bidders` list from qualified bidders` applications; preparing and issuing solicitation documents; performing detailed analysis of bids or proposals received; drafting final contracts.
  3. I possess a combination of graduate level education as described in choice 1 above, and appropriate specialized experience as described in choice 2 above that together meet the qualification requirements for this position.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 2.GS-11 To meet the ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS at the GS-11 level, select the response that best describes your education or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic educational requirement for GS-1102 positions.
  1. I have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
  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 have been continuously employed in the GS-1102 series since January 1, 2000, or earlier.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements as described above.


* 3.Choose those that you have performed while routinely reviewing other contract specialists` orders and/or contract files for legal compliance and completeness.
  1. Evaluates incoming requisitions for accuracy, proper funding, proposed sources, and complete statements of work (SOW).
  2. Works with the Administrative Officer (AO), branch chief, and/or agency Finance office to resolve any problems or questions.
  3. Determines when it is in the best interests of the customer to use a purchase order, contract, interagency agreement, or purchase card buy.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the dollar value of the largest acquisition plan you have developed.
  1. Less than or equal to $1 million.
  2. Greater than $1 million.
  3. Greater than $10 million.
  4. Greater than $100 million.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Identify the types of contractual procedures you have performed.
  1. Simplified acquisition
  2. FSS/GWAC
  3. Full and open competition
  4. Non-competitive negotiated
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the types of contracts you have awarded.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Identify the types of contracts you have administered.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Have you performed price analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 9.Have you performed cost analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 10.From the answer choices below, select those that relate to your experience assisting technical personnel in procurement package development.
  1. I have provided assistance and direction in SOW and SOO preparation.
  2. I have provided assistance and direction in independent Government estimates.
  3. I have provided assistance and direction in evaluation criteria development.
  4. I have provided assistance and direction in acquisition plan development.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.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.


* 12.Identify the types of goods and services you have procured.
  1. IT services and/or hardware
  2. Professional services
  3. Conference support
  4. Office supplies
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 12
* 1.GS-12 Choose the answer that best describes your experience.
  1. I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the Federal Service. Examples include: developing, preparing, & presenting terms & conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts; negotiating & awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts; analysis of procurement policies & procedures; and administering the terms and conditions of contracts.
  2. I do not have the experience described above.


* 2.GS-12 To meet the ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS at the GS-12 level, select the response that best describes your education or combination of education and experience as it pertains to the mandatory basic educational requirement for GS-1102 positions.
  1. I have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university.
  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 have been continuously employed in the GS-1102 series since January 1, 2000, or earlier.
  4. I do not meet any of the requirements described above.


* 3.Choose those that you have performed while routinely reviewing other contract specialists` orders and/or contract files for legal compliance and completeness.
  1. Evaluates incoming requisitions for accuracy, proper funding, proposed sources, and complete statements of work (SOW).
  2. Works with the Administrative Officer (AO), branch chief, and/or agency Finance office to resolve any problems or questions.
  3. Determines when it is in the best interests of the customer to use a purchase order, contract, interagency agreement, or purchase card buy.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the dollar value of the largest acquisition plan you have developed.
  1. Less than or equal to $1 million.
  2. Greater than $1 million.
  3. Greater than $10 million.
  4. Greater than $100 million.
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Identify the types of contractual procedures you have performed.
  1. Simplified acquisition
  2. FSS/GWAC
  3. Full and open competition
  4. Non-competitive negotiated
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the types of contracts you have awarded.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Identify the types of contracts you have administered.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 8.Have you performed price analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 9.Have you performed cost analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 10.From the answer choices below, select those that relate to your experience assisting technical personnel in procurement package development.
  1. I have provided assistance and direction in SOW and SOO preparation.
  2. I have provided assistance and direction in independent Government estimates.
  3. I have provided assistance and direction in evaluation criteria development.
  4. I have provided assistance and direction in acquisition plan development.
  5. None of the above.


* 11.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.


* 12.Identify the types of goods and services you have procured.
  1. IT services and/or hardware
  2. Professional services
  3. Conference support
  4. Office supplies
  5. None of the above.


Grade: 13
GS-13 A. I have completed all the requirements for a bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university that included or was supplemented by 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 AND I have 4 years of specialized experience with one year equivalent to the GS-12 level developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts; negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts; or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; administering the terms and conditions of contracts.

GS-13 B. I am currently a GS-1102-13 or above OR I held a GS-1102-13 position or above on January 1, 2000.

* 1.GS-13 Select the choice below that best describes your qualifications as stated above:
  1. I meet A above.
  2. I meet B above.
  3. I do not meet A or B above.


* 2.Choose those that you have performed while routinely reviewing other contract specialists` orders and/or contract files for legal compliance and completeness.
  1. Evaluates incoming requisitions for accuracy, proper funding, proposed sources, and complete statements of work (SOW).
  2. Works with the Administrative Officer (AO), branch chief, and/or agency Finance office to resolve any problems or questions.
  3. Determines when it is in the best interests of the customer to use a purchase order, contract, interagency agreement, or purchase card buy.
  4. None of the above.


* 3.Identify the dollar value of the largest acquisition plan you have developed.
  1. Less than or equal to $1 million.
  2. Greater than $1 million.
  3. Greater than $10 million.
  4. Greater than $100 million.
  5. None of the above.


* 4.Identify the types of contractual procedures you have performed.
  1. Simplified acquisition
  2. FSS/GWAC
  3. Full and open competition
  4. Non-competitive negotiated
  5. None of the above.


* 5.Identify the types of contracts you have awarded.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 6.Identify the types of contracts you have administered.
  1. Performance based services
  2. Cost reimbursement
  3. Time and materials or labor hour
  4. Fixed price
  5. Incentive contracts
  6. Indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity
  7. None of the above.


* 7.Have you performed price analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 8.Have you performed cost analysis? If yes, what was the value of the largest acquisition?
  1. No
  2. Yes, greater than the simplified acquisition threshold.
  3. Yes, greater than $500,000.
  4. Yes, greater than $5 million.


* 9.From the answer choices below, select those that relate to your experience assisting technical personnel in procurement package development.
  1. I have provided assistance and direction in SOW and SOO preparation.
  2. I have provided assistance and direction in independent Government estimates.
  3. I have provided assistance and direction in evaluation criteria development.
  4. I have provided assistance and direction in acquisition plan development.
  5. None of the above.


* 10.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.


* 11.Identify the types of goods and services you have procured.
  1. IT services and/or hardware
  2. Professional services
  3. Conference support
  4. Office supplies
  5. None of the above.






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