Contract Administrator


Vacancy ID: 1865795   Announcement Number: SWH816KSEHA7857751865795   USAJOBS Control Number: 458498100

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Vacancy Identification Number

This is the Vacancy Identification Number: 1865795
1. Title of Job

Contract Administrator
2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address


4. Work Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

5. Employment Availability

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

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


05
07

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


17. Service Computation Date


18. Other Date Information

If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.

19. Job Preference

Please be advised that your answer to this question is NOT part of your official application for employment.  Your answer to this question is considered confidential information that will not be available to hiring officials, and will NOT be used in any hiring decision.  The data collected will only be used to assist us in developing an effective recruitment strategy. 

 

Please indicate how you first became aware of employment opportunities at the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) by selecting only one response: (Where prompted for additional information, please list the number of your response and then explain your answer in the comment block below)    
01 DCMA’s Recruitment Page (www.DCMACareers.com)
02 DCMA’s Home Page (www.DCMA.mil)
03 www.USAJobs.gov
04 Job Search or Job Board website (Specify website, i.e. Monster, InDeed, etc.)
05 Social media (Specify social media, i.e. LinkedIN, Twitter, etc.)
06 Internet Banner Ad, or other hyperlink (Specify website)
07 Other website (Specify website)
08 Career Fair or Career Expo (Please list sponsoring organization and/or date)
09 Professional Organization or Affinity Group (Specify organization)
10 Conference exposition booth (Please list conference)
11 Conference information session/presentation (Please list conference)
12 Speech or other non-recruitment related presentation by DCMA representative
13 Campus visit by DCMA Recruiter (Please identify the school)
14 Campus Presentation and/or Information Session (Please identify the school)
15 Campus Employment Assistance/Placement Office, or Career Counselor (Please identify the school)
16 Student Organization (Please identify organization/school)
17 Print advertisement (Please list magazine, newspaper, etc.)
18 DCMA printed literature, promotional item, or other hand-out
19 Federal, state, or local Job Information Center or Employment Office
20 Military Transition Assistance Program (TAP) and/or Military Family and Readiness Office (Specify military installation)
21 Veteran employment assistance program or vocational rehabilitation program (Specify program)
22 DCMA Recruiter contact
23 Friend or family member working for DCMA
24 Other DCMA employee
25 Exposure to DCMA through previous employment in defense industry
26 Source not listed, or Other (Please explain)

20. Occupational Specialties


001 Contract Administrator

21. Geographic Availability


350030001 Albuquerque, 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:

Thank you for your interest in a Contract Administrator position with Defense Contract Management Agency.
We will evaluate your resume and your response to this Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of a Contract Administrator at the GS-05 or GS-07 level or equivalent pay system in the Federal service.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree) NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF TRANSCRIPTS
B. I am a current DoD employee and occupy or have occupied a GS 1102 position or contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000.
C. I am a current military service member and occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education as listed above.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of a Contract Administrator at the GS-05 or equivalent pay system in the federal service.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree) NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS
B. I am a current DoD employee and occupy or have occupied a GS 1102 position or contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000.
C. I am a current military service member and occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000.
D. I do not possess the experience and/or education as listed above.

3. Select the one statement that best describes the education and/or experience that you possess that demonstrates the ability to perform the work of a Contract Administrator at the GS-07 or equivalent pay system in the Federal service.

A. I have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in the Federal service which includes work that involves experience in analyzing facts and conditions and making comparisons of prices, discounts, delivery dates, or handling charges. Experience comparing prices on reoccurring types of procurements. Experience assisting in preparing solicitation documents. Experience drafting contract provisions and supporting documentation. Experience presenting information orally.
B. I have a Bachelor's degree AND 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 Superior Academic Achievement (S.A.A); or 1 full year of graduate level education in 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: Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through: (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final two years of the curriculum; or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. NOTE: MUST SUBMIT A COPY OF YOUR TRANSCRIPTS
C. I do not possess any of the experience and/or education described above.

INSTRUCTIONS: This position has requirements which must be met prior to employment, and conditions for continued employment. Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements and conditions.

A- Yes.
B- No.

4. This position requires travel to other duty locations approximately 15% of the time. Are you able and willing to travel to other duty locations 15% of the time?

5. This position requires a Non-Critical Sensitive Secret Access security clearance.  Do you possess, or are you willing to obtain and maintain a Non-Critical Sensitive Secret Access security clearance?

6. This position requires the incumbent to be subject to the rotation requirements of the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) Civilian Mobility Agreement Program.   DCMA civilian employees occupying Civilian Mobility Program positions are subject to reassignment to a different position at management's discretion normally after three to five continuous years of incumbency. Are you willing to sign a mobility agreement upon selection and comply with the rotation requirements outlined in DCMA's Civilian Mobility Program?

7. Your responses to the Eligibility Assessment and Occupational Questionnaire, along with your resume and all supporting documentation are subject to evaluation and verification to ensure accuracy. Please take this opportunity to review your responses to ensure their accuracy. Failing to select a response will result in your application packet being removed from consideration.

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.

1. During high school (grades 9 - 12), I made the semester honor roll:

A. never
B. once or twice
C. three or four times
D. five or six times
E. seven or eight times

2. The high school grade I most often received was:

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D or lower
E. I do not remember

IF YOU DID NOT ATTEND COLLEGE, PLEASE SKIP TO ITEM 4.

3. The college grade I most often received was:

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D or lower
E. I do not remember

4. In the past three years the number of different paying jobs I have held for more than two weeks is:

A. 7 or more
B. 5 - 6
C. 3 - 4
D. 1 - 2
E. none

5. I have been employed in work similar to that of the job covered by this examination:

A. never employed in a similar job
B. less than 1 year
C. 1 - 2 years
D. 3 - 4 years
E. over 5 years

6. In the past three years, my primary work experience has been in:

A. professional or administrative occupations
B. clerical or sales occupations
C. service occupations
D. trades or labor occupations
E. not employed in the past three years

7. On my present or most recent job, my supervisor rated me as:

A. outstanding
B. above average
C. average
D. below average
E. not employed or received no rating

8. In the past three years the number of jobs I have been fired from is:

A. 5 or more
B. 3 to 4
C. 2
D. 1
E. none

9. The number of civic or social organizations (which have regular meetings and a defined membership) that I belong to is:

A. none
B. 1
C. 2 or 3
D. 4 to 6
E. 7 or more

10. In organizations to which I belong, my participation is best described as:

A. do not belong to any organizations
B. not very active
C. a regular member but not an office holder
D. have held at least one important office
E. have held several important offices

11. My previous supervisors (or teachers if not previously employed) would most likely describe my basic math skills as:

A. superior
B. above average
C. average
D. below average
E. do not know


ACCOMPLISHMENTS

The questions in this part relate to fundamental competencies, such as problem solving, that are required for the job for which you are applying. 

 

Please answer each question "A" for YES or "B" for NO.

 

Keep in mind the following:

 

1)      Some questions refer to “work” experience.  Unless otherwise stated, this includes experience you have gained through:

 

·      School,

·      Volunteer work,

·      Military service,

·      Paid employment,

·      Hobbies, or

·      Professional, charitable, religious, community, social, or other organizations.

 

2)      Some questions include examples to help show the broad range of accomplishments and experience applicants might have.  Read the entire question using the examples as a guide, but do not base your answers solely on the examples.

 

3)      Some questions ask you if you received a grade of B or above in your schoolwork.  On an A, B, C, D, F scale, a grade of B or above is considered an above average grade.  If you were graded on a different scale, use the equivalent of a B or above on the type of scale on which you were graded.

 

Answer all questions to the best of your ability.  Your responses are subject to verification through background checks, job interviews, and any other information obtained during the application process.  Untruthful responses or any attempt to conceal information can result in your removal from a Federal job and in you being barred from seeking Federal employment in the future. 

A- Yes
B- No

12. Have you successfully done work that involved reviewing various contract proposals or contract bids to determine which one to select?

13. Have you successfully done work that required you to identify what a customer or client needs?

14. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved answering questions, gathering nonsensitive information, or providing assistance to others, either in person or by telephone?

15. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved determining appropriate products or services for customers or clients?

16. Have you received formal recognition for providing good service to customers or clients (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

17. Have you received favorable feedback about your interpersonal skills when serving as a leader, instructor, or supervisor for academic, religious, community, sports, leisure, or work activities?

18. Have you received favorable feedback for oral presentations you have given to management or other officials, or to the public (for example, for speaking at religious services, performing in theatrical productions, etc.)?

19. Have you designed or developed something, on your own initiative, to help you or other employees better complete assignments (for example, designed a training manual)?

20. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved informally providing oral explanations of technical information or other complex information, such as regulations, policies, or procedures?

21. Have you worked on a team that produced measurable improvements (for example, an increase in production, quality, customer satisfaction, or a decrease in costs, number of injuries, complaints, etc.)?

22. Have you successfully done work that regularly required you to lead or facilitate briefings, meetings, or conferences, or formally present technical or other complex information to others?

23. Have you used study or review techniques that helped you learn material more effectively?

24. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that improved your performance at work?

25. Have you successfully completed a long-term project outside of work where you were solely responsible for doing the work (for example, completed a thesis, wrote a book that was published, prepared a horse for competition that won a ribbon, restored an antique car, etc.)?

26. Have you identified and solved a problem with a procedure, product, or service that benefited the organization (for example, saved the organization time or money, increased sales, reduced errors, etc.)?

27. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved conducting quality checks or following up with customers or clients to ensure satisfaction with a product or service?

28. Have you successfully completed a highly structured, formal training program, not including an apprenticeship for a trade or craft, that required you to learn a complex body of information (for example, training for jobs in insurance, law enforcement, real estate, etc.)?

29. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved discussing sensitive information with others, or interviewing or surveying people, either in person or by telephone, to gather information they were reluctant to give?

30. Have you successfully done work where one of your primary responsibilities was to solve customer problems (for example, provided support services for customers with software problems)?

31. Have you successfully reviewed and evaluated forms, applications, documents, or other information, not including contract proposals or bids, to make determinations (for example, to determine approval or denial of loans, eligibility for claims, etc.)?

32. Have you successfully done work that only occasionally required you to present information at briefings, meetings, conferences, or hearings?

33. Have you successfully done work that involved writing technical or legal reports, or translating technical or other complex material into language that was more easily understood?

34. Have you received formal recognition for your written work (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

35. In high school, did you have an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale, belong to an honor society, or graduate with honors?

36. Have you suggested or made changes to products or procedures that resulted in better meeting customer needs?

37. Have you learned a hobby or leisure activity well enough that others have paid you to do it?

38. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved verifying the accuracy of information or the relevance of information to a problem or a situation (for example, investigative work)?

39. Have you successfully done work in a setting where the fast pace required employees to assist each other to ensure that quality service or products were provided (for example, worked on an assembly line, in a fast-food restaurant, etc.)?

40. Have you broken a sales record or a similar record, regularly exceeded quotas or similar productivity standards, or received formal recognition for doing work that surpassed what was expected (for example, received a certificate of appreciation, bonus, etc.)?

41. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your customer service skills?

42. Have you received formal recognition for solving a work-related problem (for example, received an award, a letter of commendation, etc.)?

43. Since high school, have you received a grade of B or above in oral communication classes (for example, speech, public speaking, theater, etc.) or participated in activities that improved your oral communication skills (for example, training classes, workshops, seminars, debate team, speech club, etc.)?

44. Have you successfully done work that only occasionally involved helping others work out their problems (for example, worked as a resident advisor in a dorm, camp counselor, etc.)?

45. Do you regularly monitor your progress toward achieving your career goals (for example, by initiating discussions about your career goals with your supervisor, employee counselor, mentor, etc.)?

46. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved composing letters or writing reports containing several short paragraphs, such as investigation reports, accident reports, performance evaluations, etc.?

47. Have you successfully done work that frequently required you to present nontechnical information at briefings, meetings, conferences, or hearings?

48. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved deciding how best to use the strengths of team members (for example, deciding who to assign to various projects, which player to put in each position, etc.)?

49. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your teamwork skills?

50. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting with people, other than your co-workers, from a foreign country or from different ethnic or cultural backgrounds?

51. Have you received formal recognition (for example, received an award, letter of commendation, etc.) or been given certain assignments because of your ability to work well in a group?

52. Have you successfully completed a large-scale project (lasting several months or longer) on or ahead of schedule with minimal supervision?

53. Have you devised a strategy to overcome a major setback that successfully enabled you to complete a project on time or within budget?

54. Have you effectively served on a problem-solving, planning, or goal-setting committee or team?

55. Have you successfully taught team-building skills in training classes, workshops, or seminars?

56. Have you successfully done work that required extensive on-the-job training?

57. Have you successfully worked closely with a client over an extended period of time to complete a project or resolve a problem?

58. Have you successfully dealt with a disruption to regular operations in a way that allowed for completion of the work or continuation of a noncritical service?

59. Have you participated in training classes, workshops, or seminars outside of school that helped you improve your self-management skills (for example, time management, goal setting, career development, etc.)?

60. Have you successfully learned a hobby or leisure activity requiring extensive study or use of complex directions (for example, constructing stereo or computer systems, making stained glass objects, etc.)?

61. Have you developed a formal mechanism to learn more about a problem (for example, developed a survey, conducted interviews or focus groups, etc.)?

62. Have you written procedures or instructions that others have followed successfully (for example, instruction manuals, survey instructions, training materials, etc.)?

63. Have you successfully remained polite and tactful while doing work where one of your primary responsibilities was to handle customer problems or complaints (for example, worked as a customer service representative)?

64. Have you successfully done work that involved making personnel decisions (for example, who to hire, promote, or discipline) or deciding how to allocate equipment, materials, staff, etc.?

65. Have you received favorable feedback about your ability to provide oral instructions or on-the-job training to others, or about your ability to instruct or coach others in athletic, leisure, or community activities?

66. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved interacting or coordinating with people outside of your immediate work group (for example, people from other offices, departments, organizations, etc.)?

67. Have you received formal recognition for your ability to work well with others (for example, received a letter of recommendation or appreciation, an excellent performance appraisal rating, etc.)?

68. Have you learned a hobby or leisure activity well enough that you have been asked to do it for others on a voluntary basis?

69. Have you successfully done work where you played a key role in keeping morale up, fostering team spirit or cooperation, or making a group more productive (for example, worked as a coach, supervisor, campaign manager, etc.)?

70. Have you successfully done work that involved deciding which supplies, equipment, or merchandise to purchase for a group or organization?

71. Have you successfully done work that often required you to accommodate last minute requests from customers or clients or to provide quality service in situations where timeliness is critical (for example, worked as a courier or travel agent, worked in newspaper publishing, etc.)?

72. Have you served on a decision-making board or committee (for example, student governing board, planning board, homeowners' association board, etc.)?

73. Have you successfully done work that regularly involved making decisions about disclosure of sensitive or confidential information?

74. Have you been requested to take on additional responsibilities because of your ability to manage your own work effectively?

75. Have you done work that involved writing brochures, press releases, or speeches?

76. Have you successfully written reports that presented facts, findings, logical conclusions, and persuasive arguments (for example, wrote a thesis, briefing papers, policy papers, complex research papers, etc.)?

77. Have you often been asked to proofread or edit the writing of others for content, punctuation, spelling, and grammar?