Acquisition Specialist


Vacancy ID: 1977188   Announcement Number: IG-17-1977188-MST-MP   USAJOBS Control Number: 472742500

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1977188
1. Title of Job

Acquisition Specialist
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001 Acquisition Specialist

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510040510 Alexandria, VA

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The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government or Status for referral consideration. Please respond yes or no to the following questions. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO THESE QUESTIONS WILL RESULT IN AN INELIGIBILE RATING. NOTE: You must submit the required documentation to verify your eligibility as indicated below. Failure to provide the required documents will render you not eligible for consideration. See instructions under the "How to Apply" tab for submitting documentation.

A- Yes
B- No

1. Current Department of Defense (DOD) IG Civilian Employee - I am a current DOD IG employee with competitive status (includes DOD IG employees serving on a career or career-conditional appointment). (SF-50 block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1") (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

2. DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional DoD (i.e., Air Force, 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 latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

3. Non-DoD Transfer - I am currently employed as a permanent career or career-conditional Non-DoD (e.g., Dept of Labor, VA) employee in the competitive service. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

4. Reinstatement - I am a former Federal service employee who attained career status on a permanent, competitive status appointment OR had obtained career-conditional status and am within three years of the date of separation. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your latest non-award SF-50 that reflects your highest grade held on a permanent basis along with your application/resume package).

5. 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 this 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 if they are found to be well-qualified for this vacancy. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this statement, you MUST submit a copy 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. Also, you must submit documentation to reflect your current (or last) performance rating of record along with your application/resume package.)

6. Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) - I am a disabled veteran; or a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces during a war declared by Congress, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized; or a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the Armed Forces, participated in a military operation for which the Armed Forces Service Medal was awarded; or I have separated from active duty within the past 3 years; AND my discharge was under honorable conditions. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your DD Form214 and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package. Applicants eligible under the VRA appointing authority may be appointed to any grade level for which qualified up to GS-11 or equivalent.)

7. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) - I am a veteran who served 3 or more years of continuous active duty service in the military [NOTE: if released shortly, (i.e., within 90 days) before completing a 3-year tour, you are considered to meet this eligibility]; 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 a copy of your Member 4, DD Form 214 and proof of any preference eligibility along with your application/resume package.)

8. 30% Disabled Veteran - I am a disabled veteran rated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) as having a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more or a disabled veteran who retired from active military service with a disability rating of 30% or more; AND my discharge was under conditions other than dishonorable. [NOTE: If you respond "yes" to this statement, you MUST submit a copy of your Member 4, DD Form 214, documenting final military discharge, release or retirement (your DD Form 214 must reflect the dates of service, character of discharge, and time lost, if any), the Standard Form 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and the documentation required as indicated on that form.]

9. Current Military Spouse - I am a current Military Spouse that has registered within this commuting area for this job title and grade and matched for this vacancy through the Priority Placement Program (PPP). (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit your supporting documents along with your application/resume package).

10. Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) - I am currently serving on a NAFI or Army Air Force Exchange Services (AAFES) position without time limitation; or I have been involuntarily separated from such an appointment without personal cause within the preceding year; AND, I have been serving or have served in such a position continuously for at least one year. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent personnel action form and a prior personnel action form which will reflect at least one year of continuous service as a NAF/AAFES employee along with your application/resume package.)

11. Persons with Disability - I am eligible for this hiring category. Note: eligibility for this category is: if you are an individual with mental retardation; a severe physical disability; or a psychiatric impairment which has been certified by a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal, State or District of Columbia agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Supporting documentation: a letter, record or statement issued from a licensed medical professional, vocational rehabilitation specialist or any other Federal or State agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Certification of job readiness may also be requested. (NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit documents supporting your claim with your application/resume package.)

12. Special Hiring Authority - I am eligible to apply under another authority not listed here (e.g. completion of Peace Corps, VISTA, etc.). NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit all the required documents showing your eligibility.

13. Interchange Agreement - I am currently on a permanent position which is equivalent to at least the (grade of the position) level (or higher) in the federal service; however, I am an employee for a federal agency which has an interchange agreement with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, or with a federal agency covered under other special appointing authorities or agreements (e.g., TSA, U.S. Postal Service, FAA, etc.). NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you MUST submit a copy of your most recent career/career conditional SF-50, or equivalent employment document along with your application/resume package.

14. Executive Order (EO) 12721- I was employed overseas as an Appropriated Fund employee and am eligible to apply in accordance with EO 12721. NOTE: If you indicate "yes" for this question, you must submit all the required documents as shown in this announcement under "Required Documents," along with your application/resume package.

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Military Spouse under Executive Order 13473 - I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who has been issued orders for a permanent change of station (PCS) and I am indicated on the PCS orders; and I have been married to the military member on, or prior to the date of my spouse's PCS orders; and I am relocating with my spouse to the new duty location; and I have not been appointed using this authority under these orders. -OR- I am the spouse of a member of the Armed Forces who retired with a disability rating at the time of retirement of 100 percent; or retired or separated from the Armed Forces and has a disability rating of 100 percent from the Dept of Veterans Affairs. -OR- I am the un-remarried widow or widower of a member of the Armed Forces killed while in active duty status. (NOTE 1: Spouses are eligible for a noncompetitive appointment under this authority for a maximum of 2 years from the date of the service member's permanent change of station orders. NOTE 2: For current military spouse's this appointment authority is limited to the geographical area of the PCS orders and is limited to one permanent appointment per PCS orders. For spouses of 100 percent disabled veterans or widows/widowers this authority is not limited to a geographical area and there is not a limit to the number of appointments under this authority. NOTE 3: You must include a copy of your spouse's PCS orders, or VA disability rating, or DD-1300 and Death Certificate, as applicable.

16. I am a retired Federal employee receiving an annuity from the Office of Personnel Management. NOTE: If you answered yes to this question, attach a copy of your retirement Standard Form 50 to your application.

Thank you for your interest in this Acquisition Specialist position with the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General.
Your resume and the responses you provide to this assessment questionnaire will be used to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Your responses MUST be supported by the information you provide in your resume. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit your application. Deliberate attempts to falsify your information may be grounds for not selecting you, removal if selected for the position/agency or other disciplinary action.

1. I have at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-8 grade level or pay band in the Federal service. This specialized experience is defined as: experience with procurement using the Government Purchase Card as the method of payment with a spending limit above the Micro Purchase Limit (MPL) of $3K and not to exceed $25K. Experience in preparing solicitation and analyzing required documents, specifications or work statements to ensure requirements are documented properly. Experience evaluating vendors' responses to solicitations and determine responsiveness and pricing reasonableness.

A. Yes
B. No

2. This position requires a security clearance at the Secret level. Do you possess, or are you willing to obtain and maintain throughout the length of the appointment, a Secret clearance?

A. Yes
B. No

3. This position requires you to submit to random drug testing. Are you willing to undergo regular urinalysis drug tests?

A. Yes
B. No

4. This position requires travel to other duty locations less than 10% of the time. Are you able to travel to other duty locations less than 10% of the time?

A. Yes
B. No

Time-in-grade is the 52-week requirement Federal employees in competitive service General Schedule (GS) positions must serve before they are eligible for promotion (advancement) to the next grade level. Your answer to the question in this section will indicate you possess the time in grade required or if it does not apply.

5. Time in Grade: Do you have at least 52 weeks' time in grade at the GS-8 level or equivalent?

A. Yes
B. N/A - I am not currently a GS employee nor have I held a GS position in the preceding 52 weeks.
C. No

6. Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the DOD supplement, agency acquisition regulation, policies, procedures, and business practices acquired through extended training and on the job experience. Such knowledge must be sufficient to enable the incumbent to procure a wide variety of commercial, professional, and specialized unique requirements and services in support of the DoD IG's mission through Commercial and Simplified Acquisition Procedures.

A. I have recent experience in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization, working independently performing all or nearly all of the following duties or comparable ones: determining or recommending procurement or contract vehicles; working with a number of procurement methods such as simplified purchases or blanket purchase orders; or contracts such as firm fixed price, sole source, Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantities (IDIQ). My experience also included the use of automated systems used in procurement and acquisition requests, pre-award, contract management, post contract award, electronic research or other relevant systems supporting the DoD OIG's mission.
B. I have experience in a Federal acquisition and procurement organization, performing work in one or two of the following areas: procurement methods such as simplified purchases or blanket purchase orders; or contracts such as firm fixed price, sole source, Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantities (IDIQ). My experience also included the use of automated systems used in procurement and acquisition requests, pre-award, contract management, post contract award, electronic research or other relevant systems.
C. I have experience in acquisition and procurement organization, performing work using standard or routine procurement methods; the work usually related to areas such as simplified purchases or blanket purchase orders. I may have worked on contracts such as firm fixed price, sole source, Indefinite Delivery and Indefinite Quantities (IDIQ) under the guidance of a higher graded analyst. My experience also included the use of automated systems used in procurement and acquisition.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

7. Knowledge of preparing solicitations and procurement methods sufficient to acquire goods and services in an accurate and timely manner. Ability to develop selecting criteria/technical factors for procurement of a wide variety of detailed services and products. Develop written or oral Requests for Quotations with products characteristic that varies from minor construction to commercial off the shelf- items including sole sources and brand name products. Procurement may include specialized supplies and services requiring detailed specifications and purchase descriptions.

A. I have recent experience in a DoD acquisition or procurement function independently developing and preparing documentation or other written products relative to solicitations and procuring goods and services. I have regular responsibility for preparing documents such as requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications; instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
B. I have recent experience in a Federal acquisition or procurement function preparing documentation. I have responsibility for preparing solicitation documents as assigned, using established formats and procedures and adapting them as required. Typical documents include requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications, instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
C. I have experience in an acquisition or procurement function assisting in preparing solicitation documentation under the supervision of a higher graded staff member. I have prepared routine documents as assigned, using templates and adapting them. Typical documents include basic statements of work or other documentation of procurement requirements; routine information for contractors, vendors or staff or comparable written products.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

8. Knowledge of regulations and guidelines related to an understanding of; required sources of supply, federal supply schedules, and non-competitive and competitive open market purchase sufficient to determine how the procurement should be acquired and to ensure regulatory compliance throughout the procurement process. Ability to analyze needs, schedules, deadlines; in order to determine proper methods of purchase.

A. I have recent experience working independently in a DoD procurement or acquisition function, performing research of the FAR and DoD policies to identify and acquire a source of supply. I regularly identified sources of data, performed research using hard copy and online resources, interpreted and analyzed data and provided recommendations to resolve problems and develop acquisition strategies to acquire goods and services. My experience also included preparing or reviewing acquisition documents such as source selection plans, performance work statements, and business cases to ensure compliance with the FAR and related DoD policies and guidance.
B. I have recent experience working independently in a Federal procurement or acquisition organization, performing research of the FAR to determine a required source of supplies. I regularly identified sources of data, performed research using hard copy and online resources, interpreted and analyzed data and provided recommendations to resolve problems and develop acquisition strategies to acquire goods and services. My experience also included preparing or reviewing acquisition documents such as source selection plans, performance work statements, and business cases to ensure compliance with the FAR.
C. I have experience working in a procurement or acquisition organization, performing assigned research of the FAR under the guidance of a higher graded staff member. I performed research using hard copy and online resources, gathered data and reported information as assigned. My experience also included preparing some standard acquisition documents to ensure compliance with the FAR.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

9. Skill in analyzing descriptions provided by customers to determine if specifications or work statement are adequate to assure the opportunity for competition to the fullest extent possible. Evaluate vendors' responses to solicitations as related to responsiveness and pricing. Determines price reasonableness by considering such factors as; economic trends, independent Government estimates, previous prices paid for similar work and standard industry prices.

A. I have recent experience working in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization independently performing duties to determine if customers specifications or work statement are adequate to assure the opportunity for competition to the fullest extent possible. I have demonstrated ability to evaluate vendors' responses to solicitations as related to responsiveness and pricing. I have determined price reasonableness by considering such factors as; economic trends, independent Government estimates, previous prices paid for similar work and standard industry prices.
B. I have recent experience working in a federal acquisition and procurement organization performing duties to determine if customers specifications or work statement are adequate to assure the opportunity for competition to the fullest extent possible. I have demonstrated ability to evaluate vendors' responses to solicitations as related to responsiveness and pricing. I have determined price reasonableness by considering such factors as; economic trends, independent Government estimates, previous prices paid for similar work and standard industry prices.
C. I have recent experience working in an acquisition and procurement organization assisting in determining if customer's specifications or work statement are adequate to assure the opportunity for competition to the fullest extent possible. I have demonstrated ability to evaluate vendors' responses to solicitations as related to responsiveness and pricing. I have determined price reasonableness by considering such factors as; economic trends, independent Government estimates, previous prices paid for similar work and standard industry prices.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

10. Knowledge of post-award procedures sufficient to administer the contract by monitoring the contractor's performance and/or delivery of supplies or services; resolving claims, negotiating and preparing substantial modifications resolving problems, such as non-performance and /or delays in shipment, or poor quality or workmanship.

A. I have recent experience working in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization independently performing duties such as applying post-award procedures sufficient to administer the contract by monitoring the contractor's performance and/or delivery of supplies or services; resolving claims, negotiating and preparing substantial modifications resolving problems.
B. I have recent experience working in a Federal acquisition and procurement organization performing duties such as applying post-award procedures sufficient to administer the contract by monitoring the contractor's performance and/or delivery of supplies or services; resolving claims, negotiating and preparing substantial modifications resolving problems.
C. I have experience working in an acquisition and procurement organization performing or assisting with duties in support of a higher graded analyst. My duties included assisting with post-award procedures sufficient to administer the contract by monitoring the contractor's performance and/or delivery of supplies or services; working with senior member and assist with resolving claims, negotiating and preparing substantial modifications resolving problems.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

11. Knowledge of solicitation when utilizing a variety of procurement methods to make both competitive and sole source small business purchases.

A. I have recent experience in a DoD acquisition or procurement function independently developing and preparing documentation or other written products relative to solicitations and procuring goods and services. I have regular responsibility for preparing documents such as requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications; instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
B. I have recent experience in a Federal acquisition or procurement function preparing documentation. I have responsibility for preparing solicitation documents as assigned, using established formats and procedures and adapting them as required. Typical documents include requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications, instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
C. I have experience in an acquisition or procurement function preparing documentation. He/she had responsibility for assisting in preparing solicitation documents as assigned, using established formats and procedures and adapting them as required. Typical documents include requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications, instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

12. Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation solicitation process to include preparing solicitation (preparing the bidding documents including statement of works and associated documentations); evaluating proposals (determining the best source); establishing fair and open expectation for the pricing determination. Clear examples of this process includes procuring specialize weapons for DCIS, special training courses for Audit and specialize conferences for other DODIG components.

A. I have recent experience working in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization independently performing duties such as accomplishing procurement actions to acquire procurements, purchases of services, materiel, equipment, and supplies from any existing federal awarded contracts. I have in depth knowledge of federal supply system to research, evaluate, assess and make appropriate solicitation documents to accomplish end-to-end purchases of mission essential items in support of DoD OIG special mission requirements.
B. I have recent experience working in a Federal acquisition and procurement organization performing duties such as accomplishing procurement actions to acquire procurements, purchases of services, materiel, equipment, and supplies from any existing federal awarded contracts. I have in depth knowledge of federal supply system to research, evaluate, assess and make appropriate solicitation documents to accomplish end-to-end purchases of mission essential or special items.
C. I have experience working in an acquisition and procurement organization performing assigned duties in support of a higher graded analyst. Typical duties included providing support to accomplish procurement actions to acquire procurements, purchases of services, materiel, equipment, and supplies from any existing federal awarded contracts. Used knowledge of federal supply system to assist with research, evaluate, assessment and make appropriate solicitation documents to accomplish end-to-end purchases of mission essential items.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.


13. Knowledge base and acquisition skills necessary to accomplish a complete analyzing of customers unique requirements and forecast customer requirements to ensure supportability across the entire DODIG framework.

A. I have recent experience working in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization independently performing duties such as accomplishing procurement actions to develop and assist customers with procurements, purchases of services, materiel, equipment, and supplies from any existing federal awarded contracts. I have in depth knowledge to analyze research, evaluate, assess and make appropriate recommendations to support customer's requirements.
B. I have recent experience working in a Federal acquisition and procurement organization performing duties such as accomplishing procurement actions to develop and assist customers with procurements, purchases of services, material, equipment, and supplies from any existing federal awarded contracts. I have in depth knowledge to analyze research, evaluate, assess and make appropriate recommendations to support customer's requirements.
C. I have experience working in an acquisition and procurement organization assisting with duties such as accomplishing procurement actions to assist in developing customers procurements, purchases of services, materiel, equipment, and supplies requirements from any existing federal awarded contracts.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

14. Knowledge of price analysis techniques to support evaluation of pricing data (analyze alternative of analysis, assess some risk factors), submitted quotes (evaluate proposals, determine fitness, proficiency), sources sought (determine fairness, adequacy, suitability and adequate competition ranges).

A. I have recent experience working in a DoD acquisition and procurement organization independently performing independently duties such as developing cost and pricing data; conducting market research and analysis for best pricing; adhering to budgetary requirements and financial management in acquisition and procurement actions; maintaining required documentation; and reporting data to management for acquisition planning and decisions.
B. I have recent experience working in a Federal acquisition and procurement organization performing duties such as developing standard cost and pricing data; conducting market research and analysis for best pricing in routine actions; applying budgetary requirements and maintaining and reporting financial management data as required.
C. I have experience working in an acquisition and procurement organization performing assigned duties in support of a higher graded analyst. My duties included gathering standard cost and pricing data; conducting market research and analysis and reporting results; and maintaining budget or financial management data as needed by higher graded staff.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.


15. Ability to prepare documentation and written products required in Federal acquisition processes.

A. I have recent experience in a DoD acquisition or procurement function independently preparing documentation or other written products to acquire and review qualified quotes, offers and bids. I have regular responsibility for preparing documents such as requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications; instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
B. I have recent experience in a Federal acquisition or procurement function preparing documentation. I have responsibility for preparing documents as assigned, using established formats and procedures and adapting them as required. My documents include requests for contracts or procurement; statements of work; documentation of selection of procurement methods, vendor or contractor; sole source justifications, instructions to contractors and vendors; evaluations of contractor performance; information for program staff; or comparable written products.
C. I have experience in an acquisition or procurement function preparing documentation under the supervision of a higher graded staff member. I have prepared routine documents as assigned, using templates and adapting them. My documents include basic statements of work or other documentation of procurement requirements; routine information for contractors, vendors or staff or comparable written products.
D. No, I do not have any experience described above.

16. 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.  You have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire, and verified that your responses are accurately described your currently level of experience and capability.  Failure to agree to the statement below will disqualify you from further consideration for the position.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. If my supporting documentation and/or steps in the selection process do not support my responses, I understand 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