Contract Specialist GS-1102-13


Vacancy ID: 788501   Announcement Number: MG2012-7838-JMS-788501DE   USAJOBS Control Number: 331372700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

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.

1. 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-1102-13 Contract Specialist position.

A. I have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has involved soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, awarding, administering, analyzing, advising on and/or terminating contracts for the procurement of supplies and services for major complex contracts.
B. My experience does not match the choice above.

POSITIVE EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY

2. 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-13 level.

A. I have a Bachelor Degree with 24 hours in business courses AND at least 24 hours in accounting, law, business finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management to include completion of CON 353 (Advanced Solutions for Missions Support) and four year of progressively more responsible contracting experience.
B. My education and experience is less than described above.

You may use this box to list college courses, credit hours earned and grades if that information is not documented by an official or unofficial transcript.

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.

3. Interprets technical, legal, and audit decisions, and analyzes their impact on procurement actions.

4. Serves as contracting advisor to the program managers for contracting policies and regulations, including performance-based acquisitions.

5. Identifies trade-offs and alternate courses of actions based on agency policies and regulations.

Knowledge of, and experience with, commercial and Government source of supply for assigned requirements.

6. Develops sources by stimulating interest in competing or locating new sources of supply.

7. Using price and cost analysis principles and procedures to analyze, evaluate, and negotiate various cost elements on a wide variety of contract proposals and modifications.

8. Identifies and works with customers and the manufacturers to resolve specification problems which increase production costs or to modify contract provisions which discourage competition.

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.

Knowledge of the contract administration process and contract closeout.

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.

9. Assists contract administration offices in the administration of contracts, including performance of termination actions, until final delivery and payments are completed and the contract is closed and retired.

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

11. Prepares termination files for use in contract termination actions, including amounts paid, audit reports, product rejections, and other related documentations; (review termination inventories).

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.

12. Reviews completed official contract file to determine that all contractual actions are satisfied, that there are no pending administrative actions to be resolved, that all file documents are signed, that there are no litigation actions pending, and that the contract is complete in every aspect and ready to be closed.

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

13. Performs procurement planning and in coordination with the technical program office, develops the contractual strategy to be used in the procurement of a specific contract program.

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

15. 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.

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

17. Composed a variety of complex written materials pertaining to acquisitions (e.g. procurement plans, solicitation documents, sole source justifications, source selections, negotiation summaries, and award documents, etc.).

18. Developed new or revised acquisiton procuedures for a large organization.