Purchasing Agent GS-1105-5/6/7


Vacancy ID: 619315   Announcement Number: MG2012-T0201-JMS-619315D/M   USAJOBS Control Number: 310899200

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service that have: career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 week at the next lower level).
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade you will not be considered under this authority. You must provide official documentation documenting your military service such as DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply non-competitively.

A. You are a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabililties such as Schedule A. You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for returning Peach Corps volunteers. You must provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible for a Veterans Recruitment Appointment based on (1) a disabled veteran; or (2) veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or (3) veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or (4) recently separated veteran. You must provide documentation documenting your serve and/or disability such as a DD-214, statement of service and/or VA letter.
F. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

Be sure to describe the experience that supports your responses to the task statements below in your resume.  It is important that your application package submitted, including a resume or application form clearly show how you possess the experience and skills levels your claim in this questionnaire.  Each of you responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position.

3. Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a GS-1105-05 Purchasing Agent position.

A. I have a least one (1) year of specialized experience working in a support role in a procurement or supply position where I was responsible for tracking procurement information.
B. I do not have the experience and/or education described in the above statement.

4. Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a GS-06 Purchasing Agent position.

A. I have at least one (1) year of specialized experience working in a support role in a procurement or supply position where I was responsible for purchasing of a variety of items and the coordination of purchasing requirements.
B. I do not have the experience and/or education described in the above statement.

5. Please indicate the level of experience that qualifies you for a GS-1105-07 Purchasing Agent position.

A. I have a least one (1) year of experience working in a support role in a procurement or supply position where I was responsible for purchasing of a variety of items and for assisting in the coordination of purchasing requirements, reconciliation of data, and reviewing or analyzing discrepancies.
B. I do not have the experience and/or education described in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.  Please select only one letter for each item.

6. Small purchase procedures and purchase actions to understand special provisions requiring adaptation of precedent contracts; development of clauses relating to specifications, testing, inspection, acceptance, and shipping and handling.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this taks was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7. Monitor award status, review changes, cancellations, and evaluate acceptance of equivalent or replacement items.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is cosulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

8. Prepares and types purchase orders for services, equipment and supplies, using simplified acquisition procedures.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

9. Analyzes quotations and proposals for reasonable pricing, responsiveness, and responsibility of contractors.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

10. Reconcile purchase statements to ensure receipt and accurate billing information.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

11. Evaluate fluctuations in rates of usage, availability from established suppliers, and use of alternative sources of supply.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in perfomring the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

12. Track changes in cost, availability from suppliers, frequency of intervention in procurement process and other similar indicators to validate conventional purchasing practices.

A. I have not had eduation, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task ws monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

13. Conduct open communication with customers, commercial carriers, contractors, vendors, and depots on receipt of damage material, quality complaints, shortages, overage, and other problems.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

14. Provide customer assistance and guidance to personnel in preparation of purchase request.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

15. Develop standard operating procedures for procurement programs.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

16. Prepare and submit discrepancy reports or claims.

A. I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had education or training in performing this task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C. I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D. I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E. I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.