Supervisory Procurement Analyst


Vacancy ID: 845733   Announcement Number: VA-JS-845733-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 339115900

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Please choose the response that best describes your level of education as it relates to the work of a Supervisory Procurement Analyst at the GS-14 level.

A. 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.)
B. I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102 position within the Federal Government at the GS-14 level since January 1st, 2000.
C. I do not have the requirements described in 'A' or 'B' above.

2. Please choose the response that best describes your level of experience as it relates to the work of a Supervisory Procurement Analyst 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 provided the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. Such specialized experience must include the following: (1) ensuring that the organization's strategic acquisition plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to employees and integrated into strategies, goals, and work plans; (2) conducting analyses of broad, complex, unique and sensitive procurement and contracting issues; (3) training subordinates in methods and technique of performing contract actions and acquisition policy review; (4) serving as principal advisor to management for procurement matters supporting the organization's mission; (5) exercising supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review.
B. I do not have the experience noted in response 'A' above.

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.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task. I 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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

3. Ensure that the organization's strategic acquisition plan, mission, vision and values are communicated to employees and integrated into strategies, goals, and work plans.

4. Offer recommendations for standardized operating procedures, special provisions or clauses, and dissemination of information to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of contracts awarded.

5. Prepare Determination and Findings for negotiated procurement and solicitation documents.

6. Analyze cost proposals to make appropriate decisions relating thereto, including determinations of competitive range.

7. Prepare sound solicitation documents and award and administer contracts using knowledge of acquisition regulations.

8. Develop and implement a plan to procure a multiyear program or system using knowledge of the principles of acquisition planning.

9. Conduct analyses of broad, complex, unique and sensitive procurement and contracting issues.

10. Make adjustments to plans to ensure a thorough analysis and appropriate problem resolution for procurement and contracting issues.

11. Analyze complex and high-level contracts that are submitted for review.

12. Review special studies and projects that have department-wide impact.

13. Train subordinates in methods and technique of performing contract actions and acquisition policy review.

14. Answer questions from team members on procedures, policies and directives.

15. Provide direction in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, including providing advice on work methods, practices and procedures.

16. Serve as a point of contact for internal and external customers, including providing status reports to upper management.

17. Examine and respond to important case referrals (e.g., Office of Inspector General Hotline case referrals).

18. Provide response and analysis of unique and complicated inquiries requiring extensive research (e.g., Congressional inquiries).

19. Serve as principal advisor to management for all procurement matters supporting the organization's mission.

20. Work with other offices in preparing necessary statements of work and specifications.

21. Exercise supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work assignment and review.

22. Complete administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the team.

23. Review the work of team member at various stages of completion to assure compliance with acquisition regulations, policies, and directives.

24. Establish guidelines and performance expectations for staff.

25. Provide informal feedback and periodically evaluate employee performance.

26. I verify 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 verify will render you ineligible for consideration.)

A. Yes
B. No