Contract Specialist -GS-1102-09/11


Vacancy ID: 519973   Announcement Number: MG2012-T0133-JMS-519973DH   USAJOBS Control Number: 308960500

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MG2012-T0133-JMS-519973DH
1. Title of Job

Contract Specialist -GS-1102-09/11
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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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

Please indicate the lowest grade you are willing to 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

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

Read the definitions below to determine what options (001, 002, and/or 003) you are eligible to apply.  Please check all that apply (you must select at least one to receive consideration).

 

001 – All U.S. Citizens

002 – Merit Promotion.  This option includes current or former Federal service employees who serve under a competitive career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service, reinstatement eligibles, 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). 

003 – Noncompetitive.  This option includes applicants who are eligible for special or noncompetitive appointment authorities such as 30% or more compensable disabled veterans, Veterans’ Recruitment Authority (VRA) (for positions up to the GS-11 Federal level), Military Spouse Non-Competitive Hiring Authority, and persons with disabilities.  This also includes applicants who have previously held, or currently hold, a Federal competitive position at the full performance grade level for this position.


001 All U.S. Citizens
002 Merit Promotion
003 Non-Competitive

21. Geographic Availability

0675 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

MERIT PROMOTION REFERRAL ELIGIBILITY

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 weeks at the next lower grade)
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 a 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.

NON-COMPETITIVE REFERRAL ELIGIBILITY

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 authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A. You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. 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
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority such as those authorized for returning Peace 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 service 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.

BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THEANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

3. Choose one answer that best describes your educations, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the minimum qualification requirements for this GS-1102-09 Contract Specialist position.

A. I have a bachelor's degree with a major in any field AND/OR 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 AND one (1) year equivalent to at least GS-7 level in the Federal service that has involved contract pre-award work for off-the-shelf items or services that are available from numerous commercial and government sources of supply using cost and price negotiation procedures and techniques and a variety of contract types.
B. I am qualifying with only education, I have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree (or LL.B. or J.D.) in one or a combination of the following fields; accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
C. I have a combination of graduate level education described above and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirement.
D. My experience does not match the choices above.

4. Choose one answer that best describes your education, experience or combination of education and experience as related to the minimum qualification requirements for this GS-1102-11 Contract Specialist position.

A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field AND/OR 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 AND I have at least one year of specialized experience to at least the GS-09 level in the Federal service that has involved the contract pre-award work to secure contracts for the acquisition of goods and services and may conduct market surveys for items with special or unique requirements.
B. I am qualifying with education only, I have 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields; accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quanititative methods, or organization and management.
C. I have a combination of graduate level education described above and appropriate experience that together meet the qualification requirement.
D. My experience does not match the choices above.

POSITIVE EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY

5. Choose one answer below that best describes your educational requirements as related to the minimum qualification requirements for this Contract Specialist position at the GS-9 and GS-11.

A. I have a bachelor's degree with a major in any field and/or 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.
B. I qualify for an exception to the basic requirement since I am a Federal employee occupying a GS-1102 position since January 1, 2000. The position I occupied on January 1, 2000 was at a grade qualifying under the standard applicable for GS-12 or 13.
C. My education is less than that described above.

Knowledge Federal contracting and procurement policies and regulations, including performance-based acquisition.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If marked 'NARRATIVE,' please provide a narrative statement addressing the question, please do not cut and paste your resume.
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 shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

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.

6. Negotiate, renegotiate, and administer contracts with suppliers, vendors, and other representatives.

7. Coordinates the establishment of a technical evaluation panel to determine acceptability of technical proposals.

Knowledge of, and experience with, Federal procurement and contracting guidelines and requirements to procure and/or administer complex contracts for a variety of specialized equipment or services.

8. Reviews requests for the procurement of complex equipment and/or services.

9. Evaluate and monitor contract performance to ensure compliance with contractual obligations and to determine need for changes.

10. Solicits proposals from prospective contractors and analyzes these for conformance with the solicitation.

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.

Skill in analyzing procurement situations, proposals, and market conditions.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If marked 'NARRATIVE,' please provide a narrative statement addressing the question, please do not cut and paste your resume.
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 shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

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. Performs cost or price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness.

12. Awards contracts within delegated contracting officer authority, or recommends award to the contracting officer outside delegated authority.

13. Negotiates the termination settlement with the contractor including equitable adjustments, change proposals, cost, profit, and other issues.

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.

From the following items, choose the ONE statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Please select only one letter for each item. If marked 'NARRATIVE,' please provide a narrative statement addressing the question, please do not cut and paste your resume.
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 shows how you possess the experience and skills levels you claim in this questionnaire. Each of your responses must be clearly supported by your education, training, and/or specific work experience you describe in your resume submitted for this position. If not, your score will be lowered or you will be found not qualified. The information you provide will be verified. Any exaggeration of your experience, false statements, or attempts to conceal information may be grounds for rating you ineligible, not hiring you, or firing you after you begin work.

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. Closes out the contract or issues termination notices and reviews settlement proposals.

Knowledge of automated financial management systems to research, enter, and track data and prepare reports.

15. Performs cost or price analysis, including review of cost breakdowns to determine reasonableness.

16. Obtains audits and pricing reports to develop negotiation strategy.

17. Serves as the principal contact for the contract and represents the agency in conferences with industry, and State and local government pertaining to the phases of the  procurement process to include planning, solicitation, negotiation, pricing, administration and terminiation.

Skill in written communication.

18. Synthesizes information to present ideas, conclusions and recommendations in writing.

19. Writes evaluations or recommendations to influence policies.