Supervisory Contract Specialist


Vacancy ID: 840792   Announcement Number: VA-JS-840792-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 338300600

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Vacancy Identification Number

The vacancy ID is  840792
1. Title of Job

The title of the position is:  Supervisory Contract Specialist
2. Biographic Data

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3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty code as defined below.  Your selection will be used to determine your consideration for this position under competitive or non-competitive merit promotion procedures.  The specialty codes for this position are 001 and 002.  You must select at least one specialty code; however, you may select both codes, if applicable, and you meet eligibility for each type of consideration.

 

001 –     Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles: Current or former Federal career or career conditional employees who hold, or have held, a non-temporary position in the competitive service, at a lower grade level as the position being announced;  Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles: Veterans who are preference eligibles OR who have separated under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous service.  

 

002 –    Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA;   Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments); Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: military spouses under E.O. 13473; Veteran’s Recruitment Authority (VRA); certain former overseas employees; present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; former White House staff; present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; certain National Guard technicians; and Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria outlined in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement; Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles that hold, or have previously held a Federal career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level as the position being announced; and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: displaced Federal employees requesting special priority selection consideration as determined by their employing agency

 

Please note that if you are eligible for consideration under non-competitive merit promotion procedures and you wish to, you may apply under competitive merit promotion as well.


001 Competitive Merit Promotion
002 Non-Competitive Merit Promotion

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:

 

 


110010001 Washington DC, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Respond to each of the following questions. For each question, choose the response that best represents your eligibility, employment and skills. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your uploaded resume, documents and information provided by your references.

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience/education as it relates to the work of a Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-15.

A. I have completed at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience is specialized experience that is equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service or equivalent pay systems that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND, I have completed 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. (You must provide a copy of your college transcript with your application)
B. I meet the following exception to the requirements stated in "A" above: I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102 position since January 1, 2000. (This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met).
C. I do not have experience or training as reflected in the statements above.

Respond to each of the following questions. For each question, choose the response that best represents your eligibility, employment and skills. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information you provided in your uploaded resume, documents and information provided by your references.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Supervisory Contract Specialist, GS-15.

A. I have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal Service, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Examples of such specialized experience include: Planning, managing, and overseeing acquisitions in support of an organization's activities; formulating and recommending policies and plans pertaining to acquisition planning, procurement, and contract administration; analyzing markets, preparing market forecasts, developing market sources, and maintaining favorable relations with vendors; preparing proposals, statements of work, and other acquisition related documents; making decisions and providing recommendations to the Director on problems presented by subordinates.
B. I do not have the level of specialized experience described in statement A above.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

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

3. Plans, manages, and oversees acquisitions in support of an organization's activities.

4. Assists the Director in planning, administration and direction of an acquisition organization.

5. Oversees the development and management of new procurement initiatives.

6. Gets members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

7. Assists in the recruitment, selection and technical trainings of employees.

8. Evaluates the performance of subordinate team Leaders.

9. Participates in the formulation and implementation of complex acquisition strategies and methodologies.

10. Formulates and recommends policies and plans pertaining to acquisition planning, procurement, and contract administration in connection with acquiring supplies.

11. Interpret and apply Federal procurement regulations or their equivalent.

12. Writes contracting policy, guidance, and procedural documentation for the wide range of contracting functions.

13. Evaluates effectiveness and economy of the organization's procurement activities and, provides for the necessary research in the broad aspects of procurement management.

14. Conducts program quality control to assure that the procurement program is carried out in accordance with generally accepted procurement criteria.

15. Conducts research in the fields of procurement and contracting, and develops and recommends improved practices for the organization.

16. Analyzes markets, prepares market forecasts, develops market sources, and maintains favorable relations with vendors.

17. Handles serious employee complaints or disciplinary problems and makes recommendations to the organization's Director.

18. Makes decisions and provides recommendations to the Executive Director on problems presented by subordinates.

19. Works with heads of other organizations to resolve mutual areas of concern.

20. Assesses the impact of problems on the organization's programs and related organization.

21. Represents an organization's Director on intergovernmental matters.

22. Provides advice and technical guidance for complex Department-wide initiatives.

23. Advises higher level management of problems in the organization.

24. Prepares proposals in response to formal solicitations, statements of work, and additional acquisition documents.

25. Notifies individuals or offices in writing of decisions, problems, or further actions needed.

26. Prepares written contracting material for use in training.

27. 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
B. No