Training Specialist (COR), GS-1712-9/11


Vacancy ID: 844879   Announcement Number: MG-2013-9985-TNT-844879DEU   USAJOBS Control Number: 338061500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please indicate your eligibility to apply under Merit Promotion Procedures.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee in the competitive service who has: career or career-conditional status or reinstatement eligibility or are eligible under an interchange agreement. You must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action showing time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade)
B. I am a veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. If you are a current career or career-conditional employee without time-in-grade you will not be considered under this authority. You must provide official documentation documenting your military service such as a DD-214 or statement of service.
C. I am a current or former displaced Federal employee in the local commuting area. To be considered you must be rated at or above the well qualified rating criteria for this position. You must submit supporting documentation such as a copy of your separation personnel action (SF-50) and a copy of your reduction in force letter.
D. None of the above. I am not eligible under Merit Promotion Procedures.

2. Please indicate your eligibility to apply non-competitively.

A. I am a current or former civilian Federal employee who has held a permanent position in the competitive service with the same or higher promotion potential as this position or am eligible under an interchange agreement. You are encouraged to submit a copy of your latest SF-50 Notification of Personnel Action.
B. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for persons with disabilities such as Schedule A.  You must provide a copy of your certification from state Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
C. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for disabled veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. You must provide a copy of your DD-214 and VA letter
D. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for returning Peace Corps volunteers. You are encouraged to provide your Peace Corps documentation.
E. I am eligible to be hired under a Special Hiring Authority authorized for military spouses.  My active duty military spouse:  (1) received a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) move; (2) has a 100% disability rating; or (3)  died while on active duty.  You must provide a copy of the appropriate PCS orders, documentation of your spouse's disability, or documentation of your spouse's death and your marital status at time of death, as appropriate.
F. I am eligible for a Veterans Recruitment Appointment based on (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; or (3) a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or (4)recently separated veteran. You are encouraged to provide documentation of your service and/or disability such as a DD-214, statement of service, and/or VA letter.
G. None of the above. I am not eligible to be appointed non-competitively.

THE RESUME YOU SUBMIT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT MUST SUPPORT THE ANSWER YOU CLAIM UNDER THIS AND OTHER QUESTIONS. IF NOT, YOU WILL BE FOUND NOT QUALIFIED OR YOUR SCORE WILL BE LOWERED.

3. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Training Specialist GS-1712-09 position?

A. One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience performing training specialist (COR) duties that support the application of procurement regulations, contracting principles, and cost estimating methodologies and analysis; managing changes in the technical requirements, performance specifications, and terms/conditions of contracts; practical knowledge of the full range of complex training needs assessments, program evaluation, and hazardous material (chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive) training support functions; and knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and types relating to the performance of pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions. OR
B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree
C. 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
D. LL.B. if related
E. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
F. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

4. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the Training Specialist GS-1712-11 position?

A. One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience performing training specialist (COR) duties that involve applying procurement regulations, contracting principles, and cost estimating methodologies and analysis; managing changes in the technical requirements, performance specifications, and terms/conditions of contracts; conducting training needs assessments, program evaluation, and hazardous material (chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive) training support functions; and applying contracting methods and types relating to the performance of pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions. OR
B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
C. Three (3) full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree
D. LL.M., if related
E. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
F. I do not possess the specialized experience described above.

5. Please select the response that best reflects your qualifications for the 1712 Training Series?

A. I have a degree related to the position such as training.
B. I have experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include: Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s); Supervising or administering a training program; Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results; Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.
C. I don't have the above.

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. 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

6. Establish and accomplish contract evaluation goals and objectives.

7. Ensure compliance with terms and conditions of contract specifications.

8. Inspect all work for full compliance with contract requirements, industry procedures, and standards.

9. Notify contractor of violations of labor standard provisions, contract, and industry/tradecraft procedures and standards.

10. Manage changes in technical requirements, performance specifications, and terms/conditions of contracts.

11. Initiate corrective action of noncompliance of contract ensuring that all defects and omissions are corrected or completed.

12. Interpret and apply pre-award and post-award contacting policies and procedures to conduct reviews of contracts, contracting plans, and contract changes for propriety of acquisition method, contract type, and documentation.

13. Advise and assist in procuring required resources and services.

14. Use contracting methods and types related to the performance of pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions.

15. Validate accuracy and completeness of contractor invoices prior to payment.

16. Perform detailed analysis of the cost effectiveness of ongoing and proposed actions and contract goals and objectives.

17. Evaluate cost data on a quantitative and qualitative basis to include trends and projections if appropriate.

18. Compile data and make recommendations on cost effectiveness of ongoing and proposed actions and contract goals and objectives.

19. * Please select all of the following that apply in relation to conducting the following training assessment, evaluation, and support functions:

A. Training needs analysis
B. Evaluation analysis
C. Instructor audits
D. Report synthesis
E. Gap analysis
F. Test development, administration, analysis, and modification.
G. None of the above.

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. 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 is normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

20. Review engineering work packages for facility enhancement projects.

21. Evaluate training facility utilization requirements based on published training schedules and curriculum requirements.

22. Negotiate with others to reach an agreement, settlement, compliance, or solution.

23. Conduct or lead briefings, meetings, or conferences.

24. Explain technical or other complex information.

25. Write technical and administrative reports on contractor's performance, violations, and/or deficiencies noted.

26. Prepare written guidance and decisions.