NIH Recent Graduate (Contract Specialist) - GRU - Pathways


Vacancy ID: 795150   Announcement Number: NIH-GR-13-795150   USAJOBS Control Number: 334904100

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in the NIH Recent Graduate (Contract Specialist) (GS-1102-9) position at our agency. We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the basic education requirement for the GS-1102 Contracting series.

A. I qualify for this position because I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
B. I qualify for this position because I have 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.
C. I occupied a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12.
D. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet Additional qualifications requirements of the NIH Recent Graduate (Contract Specialist), GS-1102-9 as described in the Qualifications Section of the Vacancy Announcement.

A. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have completed a Master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or an LL.B. or J.D. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
B. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: reviewing requisitions for supplies or services to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; evaluating bids or proposals for supplies or services to ensure compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions; or evaluating the prior contract performance of potential suppliers to determine their financial responsibility.
C. I qualify for this position at the GS-09 level because I have a combination of post baccalaureate education and experience that meets 100% of the qualification requirements for this position.
D. My experience and/or education do not match the choices above.

Thank you for your interest in the Recent Graduates Pathways Program at our Agency. This section will determine if you meet the Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. You must submit a copy of your unofficial transcripts to verify your eligibility. Failure to answer the following questions or to provide your transcripts WILL eliminate you from consideration. For more information on qualifying educational programs, please visit The Office of Personnel Management's page.

1. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the degree completion Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I am a recent graduate who has completed all the requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous two years (but, after December 27, 2010).
B. I completed all the requirements for an associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution, within the previous six years AND I am a Veteran who served on active duty in the armed forces within the two years of receiving my degree or certificate.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.

2. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the Grade Point Average Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

A. I completed all the requirements for my degree or certificate with a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.0 overall (out of a 4.0 scale).
B. I did NOT complete all the requirements for my degree or certificate with a cumulative grade point average at or above 3.0 overall (out of a 4.0 scale).

3. Choose the one answer that best describes how you meet the citizenship Program Eligibility Requirements for this program. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire. NOTE: Noncitizens may be hired under the Pathways Programs provided they meet applicable immigration requirements. You must be a U.S. Citizen prior to conversion to a competitive service appointment.

A. I am a United States Citizen.
B. I am not a United States Citizen, but am a national or legal permanent resident, or citizen of a defense treaty allied country, AND meet applicable immigration requirements to work in the United States. For more information on defense treaty allied countries, please visit The Department of State's page.
C. None of the previous responses applies to me.



For the following questions, please provide a brief response to the information requested.

Please indicate your work schedule availability (i.e. full-time, part-time, or both).

Please indicate the date that the degree(s) or certificate(s) were conferred.

Please indicate the degrees(s) or certificate(s) you have completed, the field(s) of study, and the level of degree or certification (e.g. associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree certificate).

1. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct, and provided in good faith. I understand that if I make an intentional false statement, or commit deception or fraud in this application and its supporting materials, or in any document or interview associated with the examination process, I may be fined or imprisoned (18 U.S.C. 1001); my eligibilities may be cancelled, I may be denied an appointment, or I may be removed and debarred from Federal service (5 C.F.R. part 731). I understand that any information I give may be investigated. I understand that responding "No" to this item will result in my not being considered for this position.

A. Yes, I certify that the information provided in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith, and I understand the information provided above.
B. No, I do not certify/understand the information provided above.