CONTRACT SPECIALIST


Vacancy ID: 1858002   Announcement Number: 8Y-AFPC-1858002-809789-AMH   USAJOBS Control Number: 457471800

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 1858002


1. Title of Job

CONTRACT SPECIALIST


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

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4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

6. Citizenship

Are you a citizen of the United States?
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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09
11
12

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

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 CONTRACT SPECIALIST

21. Geographic Availability

Please select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and willing to accept employment.


350455001 Kirtland AFB, NM

22. Transition Assistance Plan

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23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Please accurately identify your level of experience and demonstrated capability when completing this questionnaire as your responses, resume and supporting documents will be reviewed for accuracy. You will be asked at the end of this questionnaire to certify your entire application as true and accurate.

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

1. Air Force Employee- I am a current permanent Career or Career-Conditional Air Force Employee in the competitive service. If you are a current GS employee or have been a (non-temporary) GS employee within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions below regarding highest grade held.

A. Yes
B. No

2. Air Force DCIPS Employee - I am a current permanent AF DCIPS Employee in the excepted service with reinstatement rights since: a) I previously held a Career (Tenure 1) competitive service appointment; or; b) I previously held a Career-Conditional (Tenure 2) appointment before being appointed into a DCIPS position. I had no break in service; or I had a break in service of less than 3 years. If you respond to this question and are a current GG employee but held a GS position within the past 52 weeks you must also answer the questions regarding highest permanent GS grade held below.

A. Yes
B. No

3. DoD Transfer (Excluding Air Force) - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (Army, Navy, Marines, DLA, DFAS, or DoDEA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND you a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

4. Non-DoD Transfer- I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (Dept of Labor, VA, etc.,) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

5. Reinstatement- I was previously employed as a federal civilian on a permanent competitive appointment and requesting consideration for reinstatement in the competitive service.  (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent competitive career/career conditional separation SF-50 AND a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

A. Yes
B. No

6. I am a current permanent federal service employee and I am applying for this position to be considered as a:

A. Promotion Candidate - I am eligible for promotion consideration since I have never held a position at this grade level in the federal government on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

B. Repromotion Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive repromotion consideration since I've held a higher graded permanent competitive service position in the federal government or a permanent position with the same or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

C. Noncompetitive Reassignment Candidate - I am eligible for non-competitive reassignment consideration since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position in the federal government with equal or higher promotion potential as this position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis).

D. Noncompetitive Voluntary Change to Lower Grade (CLG) Candidate - I am eligible and requesting consideration for a voluntary CLG since I've held, or currently hold a permanent competitive service position. (NOTE: You must submit a copy of an SF-50 that reflects your current permanent position).

7. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held. If your highest GS grade or equivalent is above the GS-09, please skip to the next question.

A. I do not know my highest GS grade or equivalent.
B. GS-01 through GS-04
C. GS-05
D. GS-06
E. GS-07
F. GS-08
G. GS-09

8. If you have held a permanent General Schedule position in the competitive service in the last 52 weeks, please select the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks. If you have not held a GS position in the last 52 weeks, please skip this question. If the highest grade you have held for at least 52 weeks is not in the General Schedule, please select the GS grade equivalent to the highest grade you have held.

A. GS-10
B. GS-11
C. GS-12
D. GS-13
E. GS-14
F. GS-15 or Above

9. I am retired from Federal civilian service and receiving an annuity.

A. Yes
B. No

Please answer the following questions by selecting the most appropriate response.  If the question does not apply you may skip that question.  NOTE: Applicants are responsible for claiming their appropriate eligibility/eligibilities.  We are not responsible for erroneous eligibilities that you list or those you fail to list. All competitive eligible candidates must complete the entire Assessment Questionnaire as part of the application package. Ensure you thoroughly read the instructions for each section.

A- Yes
B- No

10. PPP Registered Mil Spouse - I am registered in the DoD Priority Placement Program (PPP) Program S as a Military Spouse of an Active Duty Military Member of the U.S. Armed Forces (including the U.S. Coast Guard and full-time National Guard).

11.

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)- I am a veteran who served substantially 3 or more years of continuous active duty in the military - OR - I am a preference eligible; AND my discharge was performed under honorable conditions. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit copies of DD-214s (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.

12. Individuals with Disabilities - I certify that I have either a severe physical, psychiatric, or intellectual disability. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you will be required to submit a certification statement from a state Vocational Rehabilitation Service (state or private), Department of Veterans Affairs, a licensed medical professional (e.g., a Physician or other medical professional duly certified by a State, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory, to practice medicine); or any Federal agency, State agency or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits along with your application/resume package. Identification of eligibility for the Schedule A hiring authority is entirely voluntary. Disability documentation will be used solely to determine eligibility for this special hiring authority and will be kept confidential in accordance with the Rehabilitation Act. If you choose to not self-identify under Schedule A for this vacancy you will be found ineligible for consideration; however, you will not be prohibited from applying to any open vacancy announcement using the standard competitive process.

13. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) - I am a current or former federal employee displaced from a position in a Non-DoD federal agency (e.g., IRS, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) in the same local commuting area of the vacancy. I have a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or the equivalent. Applicants eligible under ICTAP are provided priority selection for vacancies within the local commuting area for which they apply and are well qualified. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you must submit copies of the appropriate documentation, such as a reduction in force (RIF) separation notice, a SF-50 reflecting your RIF separation, or a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function to another commuting area. You must also submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record.

This section is used to determine if your current performance rating is acceptable for further consideration.  All applicants must read the following statement and select the most appropriate response.

14. All current federal employees must have a minimum performance rating of acceptable or higher to be considered for placement. Current federal employees who have a current unacceptable performance rating will be excluded from consideration. NOTE: Failure to select one of the below responses will render you ineligible for further consideration.

A. I am a current federal employee and have a current acceptable performance rating or higher.
B. I am a current federal employee and have a current unacceptable performance rating.
C. I am a new current federal employee and have not received a performance rating as of this date.
D. Not applicable, I am not a current federal employee.

All applicants must complete the following section. This section will be used to determine your ability and willingness to accept certain conditions of employment or meet certain requirements of the position. Respond yes or no to the following statement. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS SECTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

1. I am able and willing to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report as required by this position on a recurring basis.

A. Yes
B. No

This section will be used to determine if you possess the basic requirements needed to qualify for this position. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

2. From the descriptions below, PLEASE SELECT ONLY ONE LETTER/RESPONSE that
BEST describes your education or experience relevant to this position.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree). NOTE: YOU MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF OFFICIAL COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS.
B. I am a current member of the Armed Forces (not retired or separated) OR a current DOD employee that meets the following requirements: 1) served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000; 2) served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty; OR, (3) is in the contingency contracting force.
C. I do not meet the criteria above and do not qualify for this position.

This section will be used to determine if you possess the experience required for the position of a GS-1102-09-T-12. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THIS QUESTION WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBLE RATING.

3. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education relevant to the position of a GS-1102-09. NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THE RESPONSE YOU SELECT.

A. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties performed are usually developmental in nature involving few complexities designed to increase skill and knowledge with assignments selected with a view to developing advanced skills. Assignments are usually designed to provide diversified experience as a foundation for future responsibility.
B. I have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree or have successfully completed two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D. This education includes one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours is considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement.
C. I do not have the specialized experience as reflected above; however, I believe I have the ability to successful perform the duties of this position.

4. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education relevant to the position of a GS-1102-11. NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THE RESPONSE YOU SELECT.

A. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties are performed independently within established procedures and with assistance provided on new or unusual assignments. Exercises initiative and judgment in developing and coordinating the procurement package up to recommendation for award; award recommendations are reviewed prior to signature for documentation, judgment, and compliance with policies and procedures.
B. I have successfully completed three full years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. This education includes one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Note: One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent one year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours is considered as satisfying the one year of full-time study requirement.
C. I do not have the specialized experience as reflected above; however, I believe I have the ability to successful perform the duties of this position.

5. From the descriptions below, choose the letter beside the statement that BEST describes your HIGHEST level of experience and/or education relevant to the position of a GS-1102-12. NOTE: YOUR RESUME MUST SUPPORT THE RESPONSE YOU SELECT.

A. I have at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in one or more of the following: (1) soliciting, evaluating, negotiating, and awarding contracts; (2) administering contracts by assuring compliance with the terms and conditions; (3) terminating contracts by analyzing, negotiating, and settling claims and proposals; (4) analyzing and evaluating cost/price proposals and accounting systems; (5) planning, establishing, or reviewing contracts, programs, policies, or procedures; (6) formulating and administering policies and procedures to insure achievement of socioeconomic goals; (7) developing acquisition strategies and directing or managing procurements; and/or (8) providing functional staff advisory services within the contracting occupation. Duties are performed with considerable latitude in dealing with problems arising during the preaward or postaward phases of the procurement action; independently plans and carries out the work, selecting the approaches and techniques to be used; recommends or develops new guides or procedures when problems reveal that guidelines are lacking or inadequate; independently determines actions to be taken on assigned contracts; uses judgment in interpreting guidelines, in adapting procurement procedures to specific situations, and in recommending solutions to problems encountered.
B. I do not have the specialized experience as reflected above; however, I believe I have the ability to successful perform the duties of this position.

All competitive eligible candidates must complete the following section which identifies your related experience/training. Failure to respond to the assessment questionnaire will result in an ineligible rating. 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. Non-competitive eligible candidates do not need to complete the entire assessment questionnaire; you may proceed to the last section and complete the certification of application statement.

A- I do not have education, training or experience performing this task; however, I believe I have the ability, knowledge and/or skill to perform this task.
B- I have never or have seldom performed this task. However, I have had education, training or some experience in this task and believe I could complete this task.
C- I perform or have performed this task regularly. My work may, at times, be monitored or reviewed by others to validate proficiency; however, seldom requires re-work.
D- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I am proficient in this task and do not require assistance. My work performing this task meets or exceeds standards.
E- I perform or have performed this task as a regular part of my duties. I accomplish this task independently and proficiently, meeting or surpassing expectations. I am able to join any organization and successfully accomplish this task without training.

6. Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

7. Advise the team on completeness of received requirements documents/purchase requests.

8. Perform acquisition planning by considering available sources and approaches to satisfy mission needs.

9. Evaluate and recommend the ideal method of procurement for supplies or services based on analysis of requirement/purchase request.

10. Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and acquisition processes (e.g. cost/price analysis, negotiation process, source selection) for contracting or procurement and administration.

11. Prepare and issue a solicitation document ensuring the appropriate provisions and clauses are included and ensuring the solicitation is consistent with the requirement/purchase request.

12. Perform a competitive source selection for the award of supplies or services.

13. Evaluate quotes/proposals against stated solicitation evaluation criteria.

14. Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations.

15. Prepare for negotiations/discussions by reviewing audit and technical reports, performing cost and/or price analysis, preparing price negotiation reports, and recommending the pre-negotiation position.

16. Recommend appropriate terms and conditions, including special contract requirements applicable to the requirement/purchase request or order/contract that are appropriate for the requirement to comply with laws and regulations (government or commercial) and policies/procedures.

17. Administer orders/contracts by monitoring contract performance, preparing modifications, and recommending the necessary course of action to resolve issues impacting performance or ability to comply with terms and conditions.

ALL APPLICANTS MUST COMPLETE THIS SECTION: 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.

18. 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 response 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.