Select at least one occupational specialty code. The specialty code(s) for this position are 001, 002 and 003. Please note that you must select at least one specialty code but may select multiple codes if desired. Each code is defined below:
001 - Open to All
002 - Competitive Merit Promotion. This includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles (former Federal employees who served under a career appointment in the competitive service) and VEOA eligibles (veterans with preference and veterans who have been honorably discharged and substantially completed at least 3 years of continuous active duty service. You must provide qualifying documentation (i.e. SF-50 or veterans documentation).
003 - Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities. This includes applicants who are eligible for noncompetitive or special appointment authorities such as: 30% or more compensably disabled veterans, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA - for positions at GS-11 and below), and persons with disabilities (Schedule A), military spouse preference, Federal employees in excepted positions covered under an interchange agreement, and other eligible special hiring authorities (such as Peace Corps, Boren Fellows, etc.). This also includes applicants who previously held, or currently hold, this position and grade with the same promotion potential as announced for this 836722. For more information about special hiring authorities, visit: http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp. You must provide qualifying documentation for a noncompetitive or special hiring authority.
Complete this section ONLY IF you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP). To be considered, you must be a surplus or displaced Federal employee as defined in the regulations, be applying for a vacancy at or below the grade level of the position from which you have been or are being separated (and with no greater promotion potential than your position), and be occupying or have been displaced from a position in the same local commuting area as the vacancy.
Note: To receive consideration for the CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation as specified in the vacancy announcement.
1. From the descriptions below, select the one statement below that best describes your experience to meet the basic requirements for this position at the GS-15 level. Your answer must be supported by the content of your resume.
KNOWLEDGE OF PROGRAM MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES TO INCLUDE PLANNING, SCHEDULING, BUDGETING, AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING
This section is used to determine if you possess the experience needed to qualify for this position. For each task in the following group, choose the response below that best describes your training and/or experience. Please select only one letter for each item.
2. Monitor and modify standard management practices and procedures.
3. Evaluate and provide advice on changes to organizational structures, organizational charts, and mission and function statements to implement reorganizations or changes in program administration.
4. Interpret legislation and department policies for requirements, goals and guidance to ensure division programs, activities and strategies are compliant and responsive.
5. Develop and implement division strategic plans, goals and performance requirements.
6. Participate with State and local governments and industry officials in evaluating cooperative programs to assess progress in meeting objectives.
KNOWLEDGE OF ACQUSITION POLICIES AND PROCESSES
7. Make an initial determination of the types of contracts and negotiation authorities to be used.
8. Prepare consolidated acquisition requirements package to include the acquisition plan, the Statement of Work (SOW), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE); the Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), source selection criteria, special provisions/requirements, etc.
9. Prepare and maintain acquisition plans, milestones charts and related schedules.
10. Provide direction and advice in the areas of planning, contractual strategy, and execution of acquisition programs.
11. Direct and provide oversight to all phases of the acquisition process from requirements definition through fielding.
12. Provide guidance on the development of integrated acquisition strategies for acquisitions supporting major agency programs.
13. Conduct investigations and resolve Acquisition Program cost, schedule and performance challenges.
KNOWLEDGE OF FLEET MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS
14. Develop and evaluate agency or company guidance for fleet management programs in the assigned areas of responsibilities.
15. Review, evaluate and report on the content of new, proposed, or modified legislation, executive orders, and directives for projected impact upon agency related programs.
16. Act as a subject matter expert on fleet management to provide recommendations in response to requests from management officials at all levels of the agency.
17. Determine, monitor and analyze motor vehicle fleet aspects (i.e. vehicle assignments, law enforcement status for law enforcement designated vehicles, maintenance and repair, fuel usage, environmental aspects, vehicle acquisitions, and vehicle allocation methodology).
18. Prepare and maintain accountable vehicle property records, reports, and plans.
KNOWLEDGE OF SPACE MANAGEMENT RELATED TO ACQUISITIONS AND LEASE MANAGEMENT
19. Translate facility and real property directives into facility requirements and real property programs.
20. Provide oversight administrative responsibility for facilities management including real property facilities for energy and environmental considerations.
21. Participate in hardware acquisition planning and installation to ensure facility preparation is considered.
KNOWLEDGE OF INTEGRATED PROJECT TEAM CONCEPTS
22. Determine and assure implementation of the goals and objectives of a department wide program.
23. Develop measures that evaluate performance and make recommendations for improvement.
24. Oversee the overall planning direction and execution of organizational program segments which are run by different organizational units.
SKILL IN WRITTEN COMMUNICATION TO PROVIDE BRIEFINGS, GUIDANCE, AND POLICY DOCUMENTS
25. Compose written statements or position papers concerning the impact of new or proposed legislation on existing programs or operations.
26. Develop written materials to persuade a variety of groups to significantly change procedures or programs.
27. Prepare reports that include highly complex and controversial findings, costly and extensive suggestions for improvement, and recommendations to headquarter officials for approval.
SKILL IN VERBAL COMMUNICATION TO PRESENT, EXPLAIN AND INTERPRET LAWS, REGULATIONS, AND POLICIES, AND NEGOTIATE AND SETTLE MATTERS INVOLVING SIGNIFICANT AND CRITICAL ISSUES
28. Explain or justify decisions, conclusions, findings, or recommendations related to the administration of planning and programming operations.
29. Present briefings on significant program/agency privacy issues for senior officials in the public and/or private sectors.
30. Represent the organization at meetings with senior federal government officials, international counterparts, and community advocacy.
ABILITY TO SUPERVISE
31. Evaluate work performance of subordinates and ensure performance standards among subordinate work units are equitable.
32. Develop performance standards and serve as reviewing official for subordinate positions.
33. Advise, counsel, and instruct employees on both work and administrative matters.
34. Hear and resolve complaints and grievances from employees.
35. Identify developmental and training needs of employees and provide or arrange for needed development and training.