Contract Specialist


Vacancy ID: 845139   Announcement Number: DAL-OAQ-845139-MP-TRV   USAJOBS Control Number: 338129900

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Title of Job

Contract Specialist
Biographic Data

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Employment Availability

Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
Lowest Grade


09
11
12

Occupational Specialties


001 Contract Specialist

Geographic Availability


110010001 Washington DC, DC

Transition Assistance Plan

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Select the statement that best describes your Federal employment status.

A. I am a current Federal employee with competitive status on a career or career-conditional appointment; or a current Federal employee serving under a VRA appointment.
B. I am a current or former Federal employee eligible for a status appointment under an Interchange Agreement.
C. I am eligible for a VEOA appointment (i.e. a veteran who is a preference eligible or who has been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years of more of continuous active service).
D. I am a reinstatement eligible.
E. I am a military spouse eligible under authority E.O. 13473.
F. I am a person with a disability.
G. I am a displaced Federal employee requesting special priority selection consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP or under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).
H. None of the above.

2. Which of the following statements best describes how you meet the basic educational requirements for this occupation? All education must be verified with the submission of transcripts.

A. I have completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field.
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.
C. I currently occupy a GS-1102-09 (or higher level) position and have continuously occupied that position since January 1, 2000.
D. I do not possess the education or meet any of the requirements listed in the responses above.

If you chose response "A" or "B", please provide information concerning your degree and attache copies of your college transcrips substatiating the completion of that degree and the courses listed above. Applications submitted without transcripts will not receive consideration for this vacancy.

The following questions will only be used to determine whether or not you meet the minimum qualification requirements for this position. You may wish to consult the vacancy announcement for a description of those requirements.

3. GS-09: Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-7 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have completed 2 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education or a masters or equivalent graduate degree or a L.L.B. or J.D.
C. I have at least one year of experience reviewing purchase requisitions to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; researching appropriate sources of supply; contacting vendors to obtain information on prices, availability, discounts, methods of shipment and other special provisions; preparing requests for quotes or proposals for requirements and evaluating bids and proposals; making recommendtions of award; and preparing procurement documents.
D. I have a combination of successfully completed graduate education and experience as described in B and C above that total at least one year.
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

4. GS-11: Which of the following statements best describes your education and/or experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-9 (or higher grade level) with the federal government.
B. I have completed 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
C. I have at least one year of experience reviewing requisitions to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descrptions and applicable clauses; planning and carrying out pre-award and price/cost analysis using established contracting procedures.
D. I have a combination of successfully complted graduate education and experience as described in B and C above that total at least one year.
E. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

5. GS-12: Which of the following statements best describes your experience?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-11 (or higher grade level), with the federal government.
B. I have experience planning and carrying out pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis using established contracting procedures; determining acquisition needs; identifying sources and specifications; conducting market reviews; and preparing price/cost analyses for a wide range of contract methods and types for pre-award and post-award actions.
C. I do not possess the experience described above.

There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position.

6. GS-9: Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-7 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does does ot apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does ot apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, miliary spouse or person with a disability and have never worked in the federal government.

7. GS-11: Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-9 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, military spouse or person with a disability and have never worked in the federal government.

8. GS-12: Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
B. No, I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-11 grade level.
C. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I currently occupy (or have previously occupied) a position at or above the GS-12 grade level.
D. Not applicable. TIG does not apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant, military spouse or person with a disability and have never worked in the federal goverment.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to the GS-12 or higher in the competitive service can be referred for selection without competition under our agency merit promotion procedures. Details and temporary promotions do not count. Your responses to the following questions will be used to determine whether or not you can be categorized as a non-competitive eligible.

9. Have you ever held (or do you currently hold) a competitive service position on a permanent basis in the federal government with promotion potential equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher?

A. Yes
B. No

The following questions will be used to rate applicants who meet the minimum eligibility and qualification requirements.

10. Have you procured commodities and services using competitive procedures,
different types of contracts, or other acquisition techniques?

A. Yes
B. No

11. Have you evaluated bids or proposals for compliance with specifications?

A. Yes
B. No

12. Have you prepared orders by Simplified Acquisition procedures (e.g., using blanket purchase agreements, delivery orders, or purchase orders)?

A. Yes
B. No

13. Have you prepared various documents (e.g., quotes, proposals, RFPs, RFQs) based on procurement requirements?

A. Yes
B. No

14. Have you prepared and posted contract procurement documents using a web-based solicitation system (e.g., fedbizopps.gov)?

A. Yes
B. No

15. Have you used best-value acquisition techniques (e.g., cost and price analysis, market, and technical information) to process procurements?

A. Yes
B. No

16. Have you developed acquisition plans based on reviewing market specifications and using research?

A. Yes
B. No


17. Have you made a recommendation to a contracting officer after analyzing facts and making comparisons of prices, discounts, delivery dates, etc.?

A. Yes
B. No

18. Have you selected the contract type with the appropriate pricing structure, terms, and conditions based on a review of economic, technical, and legal requirements?

A. Yes
B. No

19. Do you have a working knowledge of pre-award and post-award acquisition procedures?

A. Yes
B. No