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 748125. 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. Select one statement from the choices below to show how you meet the qualification requirements for this position.A. I have at least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-13 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience must include activities such as: 1) serving as an expert analyst in providing guidance to program managers on acquisition and procurement planning, document preparation and review and approval procedures; 2) developing internal acquisition policies and procedures concluded from program evaluation and assessment; and 3) applying a wide range of qualitative and quantitative methods to evaluate complex acquisition management and program processes and systems.
KNOWLEDGE OF PERTINENT LAWS, REGULATIONS, PRECEDENTS, AND POLICIES WHICH AFFECT AN ACQUISITION PROGRAM
For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall score may be lowered or considered ineligible.A- I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
2. Apply acquisition and procurement laws, regulations and policies to the evaluation and assessment of processes.
3. Conduct management surveys to assess acquisition practices and procedures.
4. Monitor life cycle of acquisition and procurement processes to assess for effectiveness and efficiency.
5. Develop internal acquisition policies and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE OF ACQUISITION AND PROCUREMENT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES
6. Obtain all of the required documents for all stages of the acquisition process.
7. Plan, develop and establish procurement objectives that adhere to set policies and procedures.
8. Prepare Statements of Work (SOW).
9. Prepare Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCE).
10. Conduct market research.
11. Create a Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL).
12. Prepare required justifications and documentation for procurement approval.
13. Apply non-price factors in evaluation of proposals and past performance.
KNOWLEDGE OF ANALYTICAL AND EVALUATIVE METHODOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES TO ASSESS PROGRAM OPERATIONS
14. Use a wide range of methods for assessing and improving complex programs, processes and systems.
15. Conduct analysis of administrative and managerial processes and procedures to assess productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency of program operations.
16. Review proposed legislative changes to assess the projected impact upon the policy initiatives, programs, and/or resources of the organization.
17. Analyze existing policies, programs, and operations for effectiveness, efficiency, compliance with laws and regulations, and responsiveness to management's direction.
18. Develop new methods and procedures to measure program accomplishments, results and effectiveness involving the substance of key agency programs.
19. Produce studies that identify ways to improve the effectiveness of work methods, procedures, organizations, and management controls.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY ORALLY
20. Participate with the primary staff within the organization in developing and organizing policies and procedures and other related concerns for acquisition management.
21. Represent the office in dealings with vendors and other parties involved regarding acquisition programs.
22. Handle a wide range of issues and speak authoritatively based on an in-depth knowledge of acquisition support policies, commitments, and interests.
23. Plan, organize and direct team and task force efforts across the organization.
24. Provide well-reasoned advice to executives regarding the concepts, scope, complexities and long-term implications of acquisition projects and planning.
ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE IN WRITING
25. Prepare status reports and present them to top management.
26. Develop and revise various presentations and reports (e.g. working papers, files and briefings).
27. Prepare written detailed recommendations for improvement and justifications for modifications of management procedures.
28. Write comments, impact statements, and/or recommendations for managerial consideration on new or proposed legislation, executive orders and other policy directives that may impact acquisition programs.
29. Prepare memoranda, preliminary reports, spreadsheets and charts resulting from acquisition analysis.
30. Provide written reports with conclusions, alternatives and recommendations on various policies, procedures, and/or organizational studies.