Vacancy ID: 764339   Announcement Number: NW21102-12-764339QO474242   USAJOBS Control Number: 328560400

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment and referral consideration. Please indicate those eligibilities for which you are eligible and would like to be considered. You will only be considered under eligibilities that you select and provide requested supporting information either below or within your resume. If you do not meet at least one of the eligibilities below, you are not eligible to be considered for this position. For additional information, definitions and supporting documentation requirements see the list of appointing eligibilities listed at    Please note that documentation (e.g., SF-50’s or DD-214s) will be requested if you are selected to verify your eligibility.

1. Current Permanent Federal Civilian Employee - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional (Tenure 1 or 2 in box 24 of SF-50) federal employee in the competitive service (will show a 1 in box 34 of SF-50) or I am currently on a permanent Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA) (SF-50 will show a 2 in box 34). Note: Your resume must include your position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment for all applicable federal work experiences.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

2. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND I was discharged under honorable conditions. Note: If you are responding yes, ensure that you have answered all applicable veterans’ questions in both the Eligibility Information and Other Information sections of this questionnaire.  Visit for veterans' preference eligibility requirements.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

3. Reinstatement- I was formerly employed as a permanent federal civilian employee (Tenure 1 or 2 in block 24 of your SF-50) in the competitive service (SF-50 will show a 1 in block 34) who 1) previously attained career status - OR- is a veterans' preference eligible and served at least one day as a career conditional employee - OR - 3) separated from civil service as a career-conditional employee within the past three years. I am NOT a current permanent federal employee.  Note: Your resume must include a work experience with position title, pay plan, series, grade level, agency worked for and dates of employment that supports previous federal employment and your reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

4. Annuitant - I am currently receiving an annuity for service as a federal civil servant. If selected, I would be serving as a re-employed annuitant.

A. Yes
B. No

5. 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 the 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 are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, 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. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable, OR I do not wish to be considered under this eligibility.

6. PPP Military Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference Program (Program S) for the series, grade and location covered by this announcement.

A. Yes
B. Not applicable

1. Please select one response that best describes how you meet the basic education requirement for a GS-1102-12, Contract Specialist. (PLEASE NOTE: You must submit a copy of your transcripts, SF-50, or other appropriate documents to verify your claim).

A. I have a Bachelor's degree that includes at least 24 semester hours any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

B. I am exempt from the educational requirement because I am a current career or career-conditional Department of Defense employee, or active duty military member, and prior to September 30, 2000 was appointed to a contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the Simplified Acquisition Threshold (SAT).

C. I am exempt from the educational requirement because I am currently employed in the contingency contracting force.

D. I am exempt from the educational requirement because I am currently appointed to a developmental position in a DOD-approved Contracting Professional Developmental Program.

E. I do not have the education or qualify for an educational exemption as described above.

2. Do you have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-11) in the Federal Service performing cost and fixed price contracting functions? Qualifying experience may include: analyzing price or cost data to administer or recommend the award of contracts; negotiating contract terms; preparing or issuing contract documents; and/or evaluating contractor performance to ensure compliance with contract terms.

A. Yes, I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade as described above.
B. No, I do not have experience as described above.

3. Do you have a current DAWIA certification in Contracting at Level II? (Note: you must attach a copy of your DAWIA certification to support your claim).

A. Yes
B. No, but I am willing to obtain certification within 24 months of entrance-on-duty.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. 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.

4. Evaluate responses to bids or offers to determine if competition exists.

5. Conduct post-award conference to ensure understanding of contractual requirements.

6. Award or recommend the award of contracts in accordance with regulatory policies and processes.

7. Resolve contract administration issues regarding contractor issues or contract termination.

8. Conduct required pre-award surveys to evaluate financial status and probability of successful performance.

9. Gather and analyze data on contractor's prior performance records to determine capability to perform.

10. Issue cure or show cause notices to correct performance deficiencies.

11. Prepare and issue solicitation documents to incorporate routine provisions (for example: cost accounting standards, cost data requirements, socio-economic programs).

12. Analyze price or cost data for pre-award and post-award procurement activities.

13. Assess cost and pricing information to validate direct and indirect costs and profits.

14. Examine commercial pricing practices in comparison with current price indices.

15. Draft memoranda to explain the rationale and methods used in arriving at cost and pricing terms.

16. Prepare negotiation documents for contract requirements.

17. Negotiate with contractors to obtain an agreement in the best interest of the Government.

18. Negotiate changes resulting from contract modifications.

19. Obtain audits and pricing reports to devise a negotiation strategy.

20. Your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Deliberate attempts to falsify or inflate your responses may be grounds for not referring you.

Please take this opportunity to review your rating to ensure the accuracy of your answers and that they are supported by your resume. Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation does 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.