Procurement Analyst


Vacancy ID: 815710   Announcement Number: VAOAL-815710-MP-LJP   USAJOBS Control Number: 334578900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

This assessment section includes questions to determine if you are in the area of consideration for this vacancy. Please choose A (Yes) or B (No) for each of the following items to identify which of the following descriptions applies to you. Failure to respond to these questions may result in an ineligible rating.

A- Yes
B- No

1. CURRENT EMPLOYEE: Are you currently a permanent federal employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)? (A copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that has Items 24 and 34 completed is required at the time of application.)

2. TRANSFER: Are you currently a permanent federal employee employed at an agency other than VA? (A copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, that has Items 24 and 34 completed is required at the time of application)

3. If you are a current Federal employee, please choose the statement that best describes your federal employment background compared to the target grade level of the position.

A. PROMOTION: I have not held the target grade of the vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade of the vacancy, on a permanent basis.
B. REPROMOTION: I have held the target grade of the vacancy on a permanent basis but am currently a lower grade.
C. REASSIGNMENT: I currently hold the target grade of the vacancy on a permanent basis.
D. CHANGE TO LOWER GRADE: I currently hold a grade higher than the target grade of the vacancy on a permanent basis.
E. I am not a current Federal employee.

4. REINSTATEMENT: Are you a former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility?  To be eligible for reinstatement, (1) you must have served in a career appointment, or (2) You must have served on a career-conditional appointment which ended during the past three years.  Note:  the three-year limit does not apply to applicants with Veterans preference.  This three-year limit is extended for those who have had other federal service since the career-conditional appointment ended, by the length of that other employment. A copy of the most recent, or last Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50, issued during that federal employment is required at the time of application. Please make sure that the document has Items 24 and 34 completed.

A. Yes
B. No

5. If you are a former Federal employee who answered yes to question 4, please choose the statement that best describes the highest grade you held in these appointments.

A. REINSTATEMENT - COMPETITIVE: I have not held the target grade of the vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade, on a permanent basis.
B. REINSTATEMENT -NON-COMPETITIVE: I have held the target grade of the vacancy, or a grade higher than the target grade of the vacancy, on a permanent basis.
C. I am not a former Federal employee.

6. 30% DISABLED VETERAN: Are you eligible for appointment as a 30% or more compensable disabled Veteran? To be eligible, you must have retired from active military service with a service-connected disability rating of 30% or more, OR have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. (Please include in your Application for 10-Point Preference, SF-15, and the documents required by the SF-15.)

A. Yes
B. No

7. VETERAN'S RECRUITMENT ACT: Are you eligible for a Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA) appointment? To be eligible, you must have been separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge). Also, you must be: (1) a disabled Veteran; or (2) a 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 (you must have received the campaign badge or medal); or (3) A Veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which you received an Armed Forces Service Medal; or (4) a recently separated Veteran (separated within the past three years). VRA eligibles may be appointed to any position for which qualified up to GS-11 or equivalent; the promotion potential of the position is not a factor. (Please include in your application copies of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214, or other proof of your service.)

A. Yes
B. No

8. VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Are you eligible for a Veterans Employment Opportunity Act appointment? To be eligible, you are a Preference Veteran Preference, or you are Veteran separated after substantially completing at least 3 years of continuous active duty service performed under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge). (Please include in your application copies of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD-214, or other proof of your service.)

A. Yes
B. No

9. NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTMENT ELIGIBILITY: Are you eligible for some other noncompetitive appointment? This includes appointment based on an interchange agreement, severe disability (Schedule A), eligibility of some military spouses, or similar authorities. To see information about interchange agreements and other noncompetitive appointments you may view at the link below: (Please include with your application documents that show you are eligible under the special authority, such as personnel action documents showing eligibility for appointment through an interchange agreement, letter from a vocational rehabilitation counselor for appointment based on a severe disability, etc.)
http://www.opm.gov/hr_practitioners/lawsregulations/appointingauthorities/index.asp





 

A. Yes
B. No

Respond to each of the following questions. For each question, choose the response that best represents your eligibility, employment and skills. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your uploaded resume, documents and information provided by your references.

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of education as it relates to the work of a Procurement Analyst, GS-12.

A. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. (You must provide a copy of your college transcript with your application)
B. I have completed 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. (You must provide a copy of your college transcript with your application)
C. I meet the following exception to the requirements stated in "A" above: I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102 position since January 1, 2000. (This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met).
D. I do not have the level of education or meet the exception described in statements A, B or C above.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience/education as it relates to the work of a Procurement Analyst, GS-13.

A. I have completed at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience is specialized experience that is equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service or equivalent pay systems that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position., AND I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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. (You must provide a copy of your college transcript with your application)
B. I meet the following exception to the requirements stated in "A" above: I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102 position since January 1, 2000. (This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met).
C. I do not have experience or training as reflected in the statements above.

Respond to each of the following questions. For each question, choose the response that best represents your eligibility, employment and skills. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your uploaded resume, documents and information provided by your references.

3. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Procurement Analyst at the GS-12 level.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of such specialized experience include: planning and implementing studies to improve the efficiency and operation of acquisitions; reviewing directives and making recommendations regarding appropriate implementation/interpretation; serving as a technical expert for procurement and acquisition matters; and reviewing and analyzing acquisition program proposals, position papers, reports and other documents.
B. I do not have the level of specialized experience described in statement A above.

4. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Procurement Analyst at the GS-13 level.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal Service, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of such specialized experience include: planning and implementing studies to improve the efficiency and operation of acquisitions; reviewing directives and making recommendations regarding appropriate implementation/interpretation; serving as a technical expert for procurement and acquisition matters; and reviewing and analyzing acquisition program proposals, position papers, reports and other documents.
B. I do not have the level of specialized experience described in statement A above.

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.

5. Analyze and evaluate contracting matters for the initiation and development of contracting policies and procedures.

6. Analyze new policies and law, including interpreting changes for senior management.

7. Analyze internal and external audit reports, statutes, and regulations in order to develop or supplement guidance and procedures.

8. Plan and conduct confidential and highly sensitive studies to improve efficiency of acquisition processes.

9. Provide oversight of outgoing acquisition correspondence.

10. Review and analyze program proposals, position papers, reports and other action documents.

11. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of appropriate regulations and policies.

12. Explain rationale for changes to policies and procedures.

13. Coordinate with others to resolve internal issues that cut across organization lines.

14. Serve as representative of upper management at meetings/conferences.

15. Coordinate with senior personnel regarding sensitive policy issues or complex problems.

16. Write contracting policy, guidance, and procedural documentation for a wide range of contracting functions.

17. Serve as a technical expert for acquisition and procurement matters.

18. Identify problems and deficiencies that negatively affect procurement processes.

19. I certify 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. (Note: Failure to certify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No