1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of education, training and experience as it relates to the work of the Procurement 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 it provided me with the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics to perform successfully the work of the position, including: (1) knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and implementing policies and regulations to develop and implement contracting policies, procedures, and guidance for use by contract specialist, and program/project managers; (2) skill in generating, analyzing, evaluating automated management reports and drafting new procurement legislation or regulation as a basis to develop corrective action, provide training, and implement operating guidance; (3) ability to communicate in writing instructions and procedures for use by others, prepare and respond to reports and audits and write training materials; (4) ability to communicate verbally and in writing to defend and explain decisions and policies, serve on special work groups or task forces, and conduct training, 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. (Note: You must include copies of your transcripts.)
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. Offer recommendations for standardized operating procedures, special provisions or clauses to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of contracts awarded.
3. Define areas in which to conduct vulnerability assessments including assessments of contract administration/management systems and practices and procedures.
4. Provide expert and cogent advice on complex procurement acquisition matters.
5. Analyze complex, unusual, high level contracts that are submitted for review.
6. Identify areas of concern within contracts and make recommendations with regard to problem resolution.
7. Review studies, projects or programs that have department-wide impact, which may also include other agency contracts or issues.
8. Led a team in preparation for an audit or inspection.
9. Respond to complicated Congressional inquiries requiring extensive research.
10. Write impact to business processes and inform contracting staff via writing.
11. Research and respond in writing to audit reports.
12. Write contracting material for use in training.
13. Prepare briefings on complex procurement issues for use by senior procurement officials.
14. Serve on interdisciplinary groups to resolve and analyze issues regarding all contract types for supply and service contracts.
15. Explain changes needed and rationale for changes to contracting packages.
16. Explain impact of new polices, regulations, and guidance.
17. Defend and explain complex issues with auditors resulting from an audit.
18. Consult with outside personnel such as legal staff on complex, unique issues and notes resolutions for dissemination to contracting workforce.
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