Contract Specialist


Vacancy ID: 853956   Announcement Number: VA-MP-853956-ABF   USAJOBS Control Number: 339339000

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Vacancy Identification Number

The vacancy ID is  853956
1. Title of Job

The title of the position is:  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:

 

 


511020630 Fredericksburg, VA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please respond to each of the following questions. For each question, choose the response that best describes your experience and training. Mark only one response for each question. Please note that your answers will be verified against the information provided in your resume, your application, and information provided by your references.

1. From the descriptions below, please select the response that best describes your basic level of education and experience as a Contract Specialist. Note: Provide all transcripts if qualifying based on education.

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, and I also have at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions.
B. I currently occupy and have occupied since at least January 1, 2000 a GS-1102 position in the Federal government.
C. I do not meet the education or experience requirements listed above.

2. From the descriptions below, please select the response that best describes your level of specialized experience as a Contract Specialist.

A. I have one or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to the GS-12 Federal grade level. Examples of specialized experience include reviewing acquisition milestone plans for approval; reviewing specifications and statements of work to ensure they do not restrict competition; determining the offeror that represents the best value; and preparing price negotiation memoranda.
B. I do not have the level of specialized experience described in the statement above.

The following section will used to determine your level of Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) necessary for contract professionals. Applicants who possess the FAC-C Level II certification are more likely to be referred to the hiring agency in the top category. Please submit a copy of your certificate.

3. Please select the response below that best reflects your level of contracting certification.

A. I hold a current FAC-C Level III certification or industry equivalent contract management certification.
B. I hold a FAC-C Level II certification or industry equivalent contract management certification.
C. I do not have a FAC-C Level II certification or industry equivalent contract management certification.

For each of the following tasks, choose the statement from the list below that best describe your experience and/or training.  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 I am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

4. Perform market research to aid in acquisition planning.

5. Review specification and statements of work to aid in acquisition planning.

6. Review acquisition milestone plans for approval.

7. Establish technical evaluation boards to determine acceptability and ranking of technical proposals.

8. Review specifications and statements of work to ensure they do not restrict competition.

9. Advertise all applicable contract requirements to promote maximum competition.

10. Determine responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding.

11. Review contractor performance to assure compliance with applicable labor laws.

12. Resolve contract performance problems concerning excusable delays.

13. Review auditors' reports for adequacy of analysis and conclusions.

14. Select the appropriate method of procurement such as simplified acquisition procedures, sealed-bidding, or negotiations.

15. Develop an overall pricing negotiation strategy considering all relevant information.

16. Conduct negotiations for competitive and noncompetitive procurements.

17. Conduct cost analyses or price analyses for contract proposals or change order proposals.

18. Conduct necessary market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions.

19. Determine the offeror that represents the best value based on price and other factors.

20. Assess liquidated damages for days of delay.

21. Conduct post-award conferences with customers to clarify contractual provisions.

22. Conduct debriefings with unsuccessful offerors or bidders.

23. Advise technical personnel of inadequate, ambiguous, or vague specifications to avoid liability.

24. Negotiate additional time required for contract performance.

25. Negotiate settlements related to contract terminations for convenience or default.

26. Prepare price negotiation memoranda detailing negotiations with contractors.

27. Prepare procurement data system reports for contract awards.

28. Prepare solicitation and award synopses for contract awards.

29. Prepare electronic contract management system documents for contract awards.

30. Prepare solicitation documents using contract writing systems for issuance.

31. Administer payment provisions on contracts for partial payments, progress payments, and final payments.

32. Issue show cause letters and cure notices as a prelude to terminations.

33. Issue contract terminations for convenience or default.

As previously explained, your ratings in this Occupational Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the resume and documents you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency during the probationary period, or other disciplinary action, including termination. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you understand this warning; have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy; and verified that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

34. Failure to agree or respond to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position. Select the most appropriate response below.

A. Yes, 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.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.