Supervisory Contract Specialist (Assistant Director)


Vacancy ID: 848874   Announcement Number: DAL-OAQ-848874-MP-TRV   USAJOBS Control Number: 338564000

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Title of Job

Supervisory Contract Specialist (Deputy Assistant Director)
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Lowest Grade


15

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 in the competitive service on a career-or career-conditional 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 bee separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or 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. I am none of the above.

If you answered "A", "B",  "D", or "G", you must provide your Bureau name and dates of service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY). If you answered "C" or "E" you must provide your dates of military service (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY).

2. This position requires level III Acquisition Certification in Contracting.  Do you have FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III certification?  If you have this certification, you must submit a copy of the certificate with your application package.  Failure to do so may result in you not being considered for a position.

A. Yes
B. No

3. 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, 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.
B. I currently occupy a GS-1102-15 position and have continuously occupied that position since January 1, 2000.
C. I do not possess the education or meet any of the requirements as listed in responses above.

If you chose response "A" or "B", please provide information concerning your degree and attach copies of your college transcripts substantiating the completion of that degree and the courses listed above. Applications submitted without transcripts will not receive further 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.

4. GS15: Which of the following statements best describes your experience and education?

A. I have at least one year of experience as a Contract Specialist, GS-1102-14 (or higher grade level), with the federal government.
B. I have at least one year of experience providing expert contracting leadership, policy direction, and technical assistance for complex assignments; soliciting, negotiation, administering, closing out/terminating purchase orders and contracts for a wide variety of commodities; and providng technical advice, guidance and legal interpretations in all areas of contracting. I also have completed a 4-year course of study that included or was supplemented by 24-semester hours in qualifying field. (GS-14 level)
C. I currently occupy a GS-1102-15 level position and have continuously occupied that position since January 1, 2000.
D. I do not possess the experience and education described above.

If you chose response "B", you must provide the position title and dates of employment referenced in your resume that demonstrates this experience.

5. GS-15: There is a time-in-grade (TIG) requirement for promotion into this position. Have you completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 grade level?

A. Yes, I have completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 grade level.
B. No. I have not completed one year in a position at or above the GS-14 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-15 grade level.
D. Not Applicable. TIG does ont apply to me because I am a VEOA applicant; OR I am a military spouse; OR I am a person with a disability.

Please give the title(s), series, and grade(s) of the position(s) that support(s) your claim. Also give the beginning and ending dates (month/day/year) during which you occupied the position(s) listed.

Applicants who have permanently held a position with promotion potential equivalent to GS-15 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. If you are referred non-competitively based on your responses and that information is later found to be incorrect, you may lose further consideration under this announcement.

6. 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 GS-15 or higher?

A. Yes.
B. No.

If you chose response A in the previous question, provide the position's title, pay plan, series and grade level (or pay band). Also include the promotion potential and the dates (MM/DD/YY to MM/DD/YY) you held this position. Example: Management Analyst, GS-0343-12 with promotion potential to GS-13 held from 10/12/2004 to 6/05/2005.

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

7. Indicate the extent of your experience in translating goals into action plans.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have participated in a local process/project to develop action items for an action plan that supported established goals for a specific program area.
C. I have led a local process/project to develop action items for an action plan that supported established goals for a specific program area.
D. I have led a process/project for the conversion of agency goals to an action plan for a primary organizational unit or equivalent.
E. I have overseen the process/project for the conversion of agency goals to action plans. I have monitored these action plans, made appropriate adjustments, and measured goal accomplishment.

8. Indicate the extent of your experience in assigning work to subordinates based on priorities, requirements of assignments, and capabilities of the employee.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have had some experience in assigning work as a team leader or an acting supervisor.
C. I have had experience as a supervisor in assigning work to subordinates and adjusting those assignments based on changing priorities and demonstrated skills of employees.
D. I have had experience as a second or third-level supervisor in assigning program and project responsibilities to subordinate units.

9. Indicate the extent of your experience in interviewing and evaluating candidates and making recommendations for selection.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have provided recommendations on employees assigned to me, noting their strengths and weaknesses.
C. I have participated in ranking panels or have conducted structured interviews or their equivalents.
D. I have interviewed candidates, evaluated applications, and made recommendations for selection to selecting officials.
E. I have developed and applied evaluation and selection processes (interview questions, application review, and reference checks) and/or have made selections or have trained others to make selections for a variety of positions.

10. Indicate the extent of your experience in reviewing work products of subordinates and accepting, rejecting, or amending work.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have had some experience gained while serving as a team leader or acting supervisor, in reviewing work products of subordinates and accepting, rejecting, or amending work.
C. I have had extensive experience, gained as a supervisor/manager, in reviewing work products of subordinates and accepting, rejecting or ammending their work.

11. Indicate the extent to which you have gathered and analyzed facts, determined the accuracy of the data, defined the problem, and identified solutions.

A. I have gathered data/information in preparation for analysis by others.
B. I have gathered data/information, analyzed it, and summarized the results of my findings.
C. I have gathered data/information, performed analysis, summarized results, and identified problem areas.
D. I have gathered statistical data and narrative information, performed analyses, summarized results, identified problem areas, and proposed/implemented solutions.

12. Indicate the extent of your experience in inspiring, motivating, and/or guiding others toward accomplishment of goals.

A. I have had no training or experience in performing this task.
B. I have had limited experience, gained primarily as a team leader or acting supervisor, in inspiring, motivating, and/or guiding others toward the accomplishment of specific goals/objectives assigned to the team.
C. I have had extensive experience, gained as a supervisor or manager, in inspiring, motivating, and/or guiding others toward the accomplishment of goals by monitoring their work and providing guidance, training, and/or direction as needed.

13. Indicate the extent of your experience in building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization.

A. I have had limited experience in building support for ideas and initiatives with key stakeholders inside and outside the organization gained by seeking support for ideas or initiatives under close guidance.
B. I have sought support for ideas and initiatives from key internal and external stakeholders with the result that these ideas/iitiatives have been included in major recommendations made by others.
C. I have analyzed the pros and cons of key ideas/initiatives and clearly elucidated these options for key internal and external stakeholders with the result that the ideas/initiatives were successfully implemented.

14. Indicate the extent of your experience in supporting and implementing changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure.

A. I have worked with my peers to implement changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure.
B. I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure to peers and/or subordinates and explained the impact of these changes.
C. I have disseminated information about changes in policies, procedures, and organizational structure, explained the impact of these changes to internal and external stakeholders, and ensured that the changes were implemented.

15. Indicate the extent of your experience in reporting to higher-level officials on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.

A. I have had no experience in performing this task.
B. I have reported primarily to my immediate supervisor, either formally or informally, on program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
C. I have given formal written reports and oral briefings to higher-level officials both within and outside my organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.
D. I have given formal briefings to higher-level officials in the organization regarding program status and/or technical problems requiring resolution.

16. Indicate the extent of your experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations and providing interested parties with opportunities to voice their concerns.

A. I have had no experience performing this task.
B. I have had experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations involving one or two individuals.
C. I have had experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations involving a group.
D. I have had extensive experience in defusing potentially volatile/difficult situations involving multiple groups.