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Grade: 07
* 1.GS-7 - Choose the one answer which best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have 1 year specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-06.
  2. None of the above.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience processing procurement transactions of a standardized nature involving different and unrelated procedures and methods.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience responding to inquiries relative to requisitions and purchase orders.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience maintaining and overseeing contract files.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Grade: 08
* 1.GS-8 - Choose the one answer which best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have 1 year specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-07
  2. None of the above


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level analyzing Statements of Work or Job Specifications for accuracy, completeness, and complexity of descriptions, and coordinate with requisitioners to obtain missing information, resolve discrepancies, and recommend revisions to descriptions?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience processing procurement transactions of a standardized nature involving different and unrelated procedures and methods.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience performing contract administration until final delivery and payments are completed and the contract is closed and retired?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Have you provided advice and guidance to others concerning simplified acquisition procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Please check each of the following that describe your experience dealing with contracts.
  1. I have resolved scheduling problems with contractors or vendors.
  2. I have processed contracts.
  3. I have resolved issues associated with improper billing, invoicing and payments.
  4. I have cancelled or terminated contracts for the convenience of an organization or default of the contractor to perform.
  5. I have amended or modified contractual documentation due to changes in pricing, substitution or items, or changes in requirements.
  6. I have inspected procured items upon delivery to ensure they meet the terms of the agreement.
  7. I have closed out contracts by verifying receipt (full or partial) of supplies and/or services.
  8. None of the above.


Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09 - Choose the one answer which best describes your experience as related to the basic qualification requirements for this position.
  1. I have 1 year specialized experience that has equipped me with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position. This experience is related to the work of the position and equivalent to at least the GS-08 level.
  2. None of the above.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience performing contract administration until final delivery and payments are completed and the contract is closed and retired?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Please check each of the following that describe your experience in effective negotiation in order to accomplish program objectives:
  1. Negotiated with vendors to meet urgency requirements.
  2. Negotiated with vendors to make a fair and reasonable price determination for purchases within procurement authority.
  3. Planned negotiation strategies and negotiate with suppliers.
  4. Administer small purchase orders that involve the use of instruments that are not firm prices (e.g., time and material, labor hours, or other unpriced small purchase orders).
  5. Administer purchases that involve clauses normally not applicable to small purchases (e.g., purchase orders that contain provisions related to default termination, liability).
  6. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience initiating competitive requests for quotations for a range of standard to complex, hard-to-find materials, supplies, and services?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Have you provided advice and guidance to others concerning simplified acquisition procedures?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Which of the following best describes your highest level analyzing Statements of Work or Job Specifications for accuracy, completeness, and complexity of descriptions, and coordinate with requisitioners to obtain missing information, resolve discrepancies, and recommend revisions to descriptions?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Please check each of the following that describe your experience dealing with contracts.
  1. I have resolved scheduling problems with contractors or vendors.
  2. I have processed contracts.
  3. I have resolved issues associated with improper billing, invoicing and payments.
  4. I have cancelled or terminated contracts for the convenience of an organization or default of the contractor to perform.
  5. I have amended or modified contractual documentation due to changes in pricing, substitution or items, or changes in requirements.
  6. I have inspected procured items upon delivery to ensure they meet the terms of the agreement.
  7. I have closed out contracts by verifying receipt (full or partial) of supplies and/or services.
  8. None of the above.


* 8.Which of the following best describes your experience developing effective procurement plans to meet urgent and critical requisition needs?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience placing delivery orders against established contracts, such as Federal Supply Schedules and Multi-award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contracts.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


Grade: All Grades
* 1.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience evaluating contractor performance through telephone conversations, correspondence, reports, and vouchers?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 2.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience soliciting price quotes from local and non-local commercial vendors?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 3.Please check each of the following that best describes your experience with procurement forms and contracts.
  1. I have prioritized requisitions according to urgency.
  2. I have performed credit card purchases.
  3. I have determined the appropriate methods of procurement (I.e., purchase order, delivery order against an existing contract, credit card, request for quotation/bid) based on analysis of requested purchase.
  4. I have prepared required documentation for complex purchase orders.
  5. I have tailored and adapted clauses to meet specialized requirements.
  6. I have reviewed monthly credit card statements for accuracy and reconcile improper charges.
  7. I have maintained and tracked a wide range of data in manual and automated forms.
  8. I have developed correspondence, memoranda's, and reports pertinent to purchasing functions.
  9. I have processed military inter-purchase requests.
  10. None of the above.


* 4.Which of the following best describes your experience researching supply sources, including the FAR-mandated requirements, and available competition, including those cases involving unique or hard-to-find materials or equipment?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Please check each of the following that best describes your experience analyzing, developing, and soliciting requests for quotations:
  1. I have solicited price quotes.
  2. I have analyzed price quotes and determine fair competition, adequate responsiveness, and the "best value."
  3. I have obtained quotations for purchases over $2,500.
  4. I have used catalogs and trade manuals to develop accurate descriptions.
  5. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience screening purchase requests for completeness and adequacy and determining how the purchase should be made (considering factors such as: funds availability; required justifications; adequacy of purchase description; set-aside determinations; use of required source; dollar value; adequacy of projected competition; urgency; and the commercial availability of the supply or service.)?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience working with the government purchase credit card program:
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.






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