1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of the Contract Specialist at the GS-15. This experience may have been obtained in the federal or private sector.A. I have at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience is equivalent to the GS-14 level, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems; AND, 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. Examples of specialized experience include analyzing organizational and operational issues typically set in a logistics, supply having management or health care setting; conduct detailed analysis of complex functions of work processes and adapt analytical techniques to measure and improve programs and organizations; participate in the formulation and implementation of complex acquisition strategies and methodologies for pharmaceutical acquisition and distribution programs, administration of programs related to health care delivery systems, health care products, services and equipment in the public and private sectors; managing a pharmaceutical acquisition program which is large dollar, multi-year, technically complex and national in scope; and provide personnel management and leadership for a staff of subordinates to include reviewing and approving performance plans, promote positive EEO practices; and oversee the organization's individual development and training program.
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.
2. Analyze, interpret and apply Federal procurement regulations, policies and laws, or their equivalent, on a national level.
3. Maintain open liaison with top senior level acquisition and policy level officials to assure compatibility of acquisition policy for development of procedures and operations within a national healthcare organization.
4. Develop and implement processes or procedures to monitor the effectiveness, efficiency and productivity of government-wide procurement programs.
5. Formulate and recommend procurement legislation, plans and policies for department-wide implementation.
6. Provide technical and managerial judgment regarding interpretation and implementation of existing procurement policy which may form the basis for major, national procurement program policy.
7. Responsible for the establishment and administration of a multi-million dollar national multiple award contracting program for healthcare related products and services.
8. Participate in long and short-term range strategic planning to enhance and expand the program and services provided to national and intergovernmental agencies which meet their healthcare products, services and equipment needs.
9. Analyze markets, prepare forecasts and use research to develop a nation-wide, complex- acquisition strategy
10. Evaluates existing program and develop acquisition strategy to encompass the needs of other Departmental national acquisition programs and initiatives.
11. Develop innovative actions for acquisition and contracting and market research and testing.
12. Analyzes programs and contracts to identify material weaknesses and develops solutions and enhancements based upon sound business principles and practices.
13. Interpret, apply and ensure compliance with various Public Laws and acquisition regulations and policies.
14. Direct the establishment, planning, solicitation, negotiation, award, administration and close-out functions for a broad range of national multi-year contracts, i.e. indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity, firm fixed price, fixed price with economic price adjustments, incentive, cost reimbursable or cost rebate.
15. Participate in the development of national and intergovernmental program concepts, establish priorities, and establish organizational structures to accomplish the organization's mission and programs.
16. Direct the activities of other acquisition specialists and support staff by establishing work assignments, schedules and priorities while ensuring accountability.
17. Plan work to be accomplished by acquisition teams based on consideration of the difficulty and requirements involved and the capabilities of the staff.
18. Evaluate performance of subordinate staff and approved or recommend improvements of processes.
19. Identify training needs of subordinate staff and take a proactive role in their professional development.
20. Meet with interested parties including, but not limited to senior level officials internal to and external to Department, Congressional, GAO/OMB, industry, private sector organizations and representative to discuss, present, clarify and/or defend procurement strategies, program, actions, needs or quality of services.
21. Make presentations to senior level management officials internal to and external to Department, Congressional, GAO/OMB, industry, private sector organizations and representatives regarding but not limited to acquisition strategies, program overview, accomplishments/status, strategic planning, issues, and new initiatives.
22. Provide technical complex acquisition and contracting information, advice or data to industry, government agencies, internal and external customers or other acquisition professionals.
23. Organize and present technical, complex acquisition and contracting information in written format.
24. Represent a department or organization at negotiations, conferences or other contracting meetings.
25. 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