Contract Specialist


Vacancy ID: 558862   Announcement Number: NEHT11435102558862   USAJOBS Control Number: 302350700

Social Security Number

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 558862


1. Title of Job

Contract Specialist


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select the occupational specialty code. The specialty code

for this position is 001. Please note that you must select the specialty code before proceeding to the next question. 

 

Code is defined below:

 

001 - Merit promotion. Not limited to, but includes current Federal employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional 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, it also includes includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive 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.

 


001 Contract Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


5222 Arlington, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate 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).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. US Citizenship - I am a US Citizen.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former Federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD Federal agency (e.g. IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of this vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy of the appropriate documentation such as a reduction-in-force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

A. Yes
B. No

Thank you for your interest in a Contract Specialist position with the Department of Army.   We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational 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. The Contract Specialist occupation has specific requirements which apply to all positions. From the options below, select the one which describes your background. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts are required at the time of application.

A. I have bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees; AND at least 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management obtained within or in addition to the bachelor's degree.
B. I am a current civilian employee in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000.
C. I am currently a military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000.
D. My education/background is not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Contract Specialist at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 in the Federal Government which included work that involves pre-award and post-award functions for centrally managed programs; reviewing requests for procurement of equipment, services, and/or constuction; revising statement of work or specifications; preparing solicitation documents.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the specialized experience that you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a Contract Specialist at the GS-13 grade level or equivalent pay band in the Federal Service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 in the Federal Government which included responsibility for preaward and postaward functions involving complex, highly specialized, centrally managed programs; contract management; developing pre-negotiation strategies; developing contractual language, terms and conditions.
B. My experience is not reflected in the above statement.

For each task in the following group, choose response below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- Yes.
B- No.

4. This position requires a SECRECT security clearance. Do you have or can you obtain a security clearance?

5. This position requires travel 10% of the time. Are you willing to travel?

For each task in this following group, choose the response below that most accurately describes your current level of knowledge

A- I have no knowledge of this area
B- I have the knowledge to understand general issues and/or contribute opinions during a casual conversation concerning topics in this area
C- I have the knowledge to train novices about issues in this area.
D- I have the knowledge to train entry-level professionals about issues in this area
E- I have the knowledge to train professionals in this area
F- I have the knowledge to develop industry-wide guidance or policy in this area

6. Knowledge of the complete range of Contracting Officer's Representatives activities.

7. Knowledge of the PPBES process.

8. Knowledge of the States and Territories execution of training programs to ensure NGB and DoD goals are met.

9. Knowledge of contract and procurement principles, policies, and procedures such as to enable the incumbent to plan, develop, implement and administer all contractual actions required to procure and support complex multi-million dollar, centrally managed programs.

10. Knowledge of contract administration principles, policies, regulations, and procedures in order to administer various contracting actions occurring concurrently, some of which are complex and long term.

11. Knowledge of business and industry practices sufficient to monitor and control contractor performance.

12. Knowledge acquisition project goals, objectives, and activities in order to assist the Program Managers in developing procurement/contracting elements of program planning documents.

13. Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), DOD FAR Supplement (DIFARS), Army FAR Supplement (AFARS), National Guard FAR Supplement (NGFARS), Army Contract Directives, and Federal Laws.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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.

14. Plan, develop, and establish long and short range procurement strategies and approaches for an acquisition program.

15. Prepare and coordinate acquisition planning documents.

16. Develop procurement objectives in terms of competition and price range.

17. Advise program officials of the procurement objectives to be used to arrive at equitable contract management.

18. Lead negotiations with contractors to reach a fair and reasonable position for all parties involved.

19. Analyze elements of cost in contractor proposals and participate in the source selection process for complex requirements.

20. Prepare contract for award in accordance with regulations and statutes.

21. Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point to produce reports, speadsheets and presentations.

For each response of ā€œEā€ above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

22. Develop and maintain systems to evaluate and monitor contractual performance (cost adjustments, redirection of effort, coordination of time extensions, incorporation of change orders, issuance of stop work orders, issuance of the notices or show cause matters).

23. Monitoring of Government property reporting, approval of payments, and close-out of contracts.

24. Monitor and ensure contractor performance in accordance with all terms and conditions of the contract.

25. Negotiate and issue contract modifications driven by technological advances, upgraded operational requirements and other changes characteristic of the type of contract/program involved.

For each response of ā€œEā€ above, please indicate what position(s) on your resume supports this response (include title, organization & date).  If you fail to include this information, your application will be considered incomplete and you will be removed from consideration for this position.

26.

Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy.  Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy.

Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No. I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.