Contracting Officer Specialist


Vacancy ID: 874587   Announcement Number: 2013-42-874587-PC   USAJOBS Control Number: 341559400

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The Vacancy Identification Number (VIN) is 874587.
1. Title of Job

Contracting Officer Specialist
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20. Occupational Specialties


001 Contracting Officer Specialist

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510100013 Arlington, VA

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MINIMUM QUALIFICATION - EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE

1. Are you a citizen of the United States of America?

A. Yes (You will be required to submit proof of citizenship if considered for this position, i.e. Birth Certificate or U.S. Passport.)
B. No

2. Do you have a Bachelor's degree from a U.S. accredited college or university with at least 24 college/semester hours in subjects related to purchasing, such as accounting, business, finance, commercial (business) law, economics, quantitative analysis, marketing, contracting or purchasing, organization, or management? ? (SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS)

A. Yes
B. No

3. Do you have at least (2) two years of specialized professional experience to include government contracting, procurement, accounting, finance and/or negotiating skills?

A. Yes
B. No

4. Do you hold a current certification as a Contracting Officer at a federal department, agency, or establishment?

A. Yes
B. No

USPS OIG officials may not appoint any of their relatives or recommend them for appointment in the OIG. Any relative who is appointed in violation of this restriction cannot be paid. Thus it is necessary to have information about your relatives who are working for the USPS OIG. These include: mother, father, daughter, son, sister, brother, aunt, uncle, first cousin, niece, nephew, wife, husband, mother-in-law, father-in-law, daughter-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, stepfather, stepmother, stepdaughter, stepson, stepsister, stepbrother, half-sister, and half-brother.

5. Does the USPS Office of Inspector General employ any relative of yours by blood or marriage?

A. Yes (Provide information listed below.)
B. No

If you answer "Yes" to this question, provide the following information in the section provided for such relatives:

(1) Full name; (2) Present address and ZIP Code; (3) Relationship; (4) Position title; (5) Name and location of USPS OIG installation where employed.

From the descriptions below, select the one statement that best describes how you meet the desirable qualifications of certification and experience for this position.

6. Do you have Postal Service contracting experience?

A. Yes
B. No

Knowledge of, and experience with, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, Postal Service Supplying Principles and Practices, and/or other federal acquisition policies, processes, and procedures.

Your resume MUST reflect that you have experience, knowledge and/or skills in each of the following Evaluation Factors.

For each task in the following groups, choose the statement from the list A through E following each task that best describes your experience and/or training. Your resume must support your answers or your overall rating may be negatively impacted. 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 how to perform this 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; or I have supervised performance of this task or I am normally an individual who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task.

7. Provide technical advice/information in support of government contracting programs.

8. Develop and establish contracting and procurement guidelines in a government environment.

9. Manage and administer contracts from inception to final close-out.

10. Procure services using both competitive and non-competitive procedures.

11. Utilize different types of contracts and acquisition techniques.

12. Process and post contract procurement documents using a web-based system.

13. Evaluate and use best value-techniques to conduct market and price analysis to determine contract award and suitability of vendors.

14. Use effective negotiation techniques to negotiate prices, terms and conditions.

Superior customer service skills, including the ability to work with a team and develop and maintain effective working relationships with others from within and outside the agency with differing backgrounds and points of view.

15. Work in a team environment.

16. Promote harmonious working environment.

17. Keep customers informed of project status on a regular basis.

18. Provide training to customers and/or contracting officer representatives.

19. Engage with stakeholders outside of the agency.

20. Provide solutions across agency components.

Ability to develop creative solutions.

21. Consider a wide range of solutions to fit the customer's needs.

22. Think innovatively to come up with new procurement solutions and options.

23. Build coalitions within the agency to adopt new and innovative solutions.

Ability to communicate effective both orally and in writing.

24. Prepare contracting documents, such as quotes, proposals, bids, RPFs or contract modifications.

25. Draft correspondence, contract provisions, and factual reports as they relate to the contracting process.

26. Meet with prospective suppliers to discuss proposals and contract award.

27. Orally present case studies, problems, and solutions to agency management.

28. Develop contract-related training materials.

29. Draft memoranda, including recommended solutions, for complex contracting issues.

CERTIFICATION OF ACCURACY

30. Your responses to this questionnaire are subject to evaluation, and later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify the accuracy of your responses. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for disqualifying you or for dismissing you from employment following acceptance. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure they accurately represent your current level of experience and capability, and select the response below that best applies. Failure to certify accuracy below will disqualify you from further consideration for this position.

A. I verify that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, all of the information included in this questionnaire is true, correct and provided in good faith. I accept that if my supporting documentation, or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to this questionnaire, my rating may be lowered or I may be removed from further consideration.

B. I choose not to certify the accuracy of my responses and application materials, and I no longer wish to be considered for this position.