Supervisory Contract Specialist

Vacancy ID: 825117   Announcement Number: VA-JS-825117-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 336444500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of education as it relates to the work of the Contract Specialist at the GS-14 level.

A. I have 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. (Note: You must include copies of your transcripts.)
B. I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102 position within the Federal Government at the GS-14 level since January 1st, 2000.
C. I do not have the requirements described in 'A' or 'B' above.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level experience as it relates to the work of the Contract Specialist at the GS-14 level.

A. I have completed at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience was specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the GS-13 level (but may also have been obtained in the private sector) and provided the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. Such specialized experience must provide evidence of the following: (1) knowledge of acquisition and logistics laws, regulations, principles and policies; (2) ability to direct and manage a complex business operation that implements Federal acquisition laws, regulations, policies and procedures (3) ability to effectively supervise, manage, direct and lead personnel and activities that provide dedicated customer-service support to specific clientele; (4) ability to analyze, formulate and recommend procurement legislation, plans, policies for service-wide implementation; and (5) ability to communicate orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals.
B. I do not have the experience noted in response 'A' above.

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 the education, training, or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task. I 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Administer programs and any resultant contracts for the efficient and effective functioning of health care delivery systems.

4. Implement innovative contracting strategies and negotiations to solve complex acquisition problems.

5. Ensure availability of commercial products and services through negotiation and award of supply schedule contracts.

6. Use information from market research and analyses to form the basis for decisions on acquisition and distribution strategies.

7. Provide management in the modification of existing agreements, policies and procedures concerning the logistics of a flexible, cost-efficient acquisition program.

8. Plan and direct national programs and services relating to the contracting of healthcare-related products and services.

9. Direct the establishment, planning, solicitation, etc. for a broad range of national multi-year contracts.

10. Monitor acquisition programs to ensure continuous improvement.

11. Establish procedures to analyze and ascertain the range, quality and availability of clinical in-patient and out-patient care products to determine whether they meet customers' needs.

12. Develop program concepts and establish priorities to accomplish organizational acquisition goals.

13. Establish organization's long and short range acquisition planning to expand both the service provided and the customer base served.

14. Create procedures for reducing costs without impairing overall organizational effectiveness.

15. Perform high-level briefings and speeches to a variety of audiences.

16. Communicate and collaborate with individuals from many forums, such as CEOs from the private sector, major industry representatives, etc.

17. Communicate the concept and spirit of organizational goals and objectives, especially a focus on customer service to national system of users.

18. Maintain open liaison with top acquisition and distribution policy officials of various organizations.

19. Prepare reports and position papers on the effectiveness of the overall organization operations.

20. I verify 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 verify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No