Once the application process is completed in its entirety, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. A review will be made of your responses to the occupational questionnaire and the documentation you submitted in your resume and on the AGMO Form 335-1-R to support your responses. The selecting official will contact you for an interview if your name is referred for this position.
Instructions for completing the OPM 1203-FX:
If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.
Social Security Number
Enter your Social Security Number in the space indicated. Your Social Security number is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9397 to uniquely identify your records from those of other applicants who have may have the same name. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we cannot process your application without it.Vacancy Identification NumberThe Vacancy Identification Number is
9421481. Title of Job
SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST2. Biographic Data3. E-Mail Address4. Work Information5. Employment Availability
QUESTION 1: Are you a permanent technician who is currently employed by the Missouri Army National Guard?
If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 2.
QUESTION 2: Are you an indefinite or temporary technician who is currently employed by the Missouri Army National Guard OR a Missouri traditional guard member with the Missouri Army National Guard OR interested in guard membership in the Missouri Army National Guard?
If you answered Yes to this question, please respond No to Question 1.6. Citizenship
Are you a citizen of the United States?7. Background Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.8. Other Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.9. Languages
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.10. Lowest GradeEnter the lowest grade level that you will accept for this position. Valid grade for this position is:
1311. Miscellaneous Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.12. Special Knowledge
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.13. Test Location
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.14. Veteran Preference Claim
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service16. Availability Date
You may leave this section blank if you can begin work in the near future. If you will not be able to begin work in the near future, please provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use the MM/DD/YYYY format.17. Service Computation Date
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.18. Other Date Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.19. Job Preference
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.20. Occupational SpecialtiesEnter the appropriate occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:
001 Supervisory Contract Specialist21. Geographic Availability
Select the location(s) in which you will accept employment. Valid location for this position is:
294040051 Jefferson City, MO22. Transition Assistance Plan
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.23. Job Related Experience
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.24. Personal Background Information
If you are applying by the OPM Form 1203-FX, leave this section blank.25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:
Respond to the following questions in the manner which best represents your current level of experience and/or education. Mark only one response for each question and any education you claim should be supported by information in your written application (resume, OF-612, or SF-171) and a copy of your college transcript. Failure to provide this supporting documentation may result in receipt of a lower or ineligible rating.
1. From the descriptions below, select the appropriate response based on your current level of education and/or experience that demonstrates your qualifications for meeting this basic requirement for the position.
A. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the positions. Examples of specialized experience is having expert knowledge of Federal contracting law, regulation, policies, and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures to plan, lead, review, or audit the most complex procurement functions. The work must have consisted of developing and implementing or reviewing complex contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, price cost analysis; leading, performing, or reviewing activities relating to procurement of goods or services with specialized, critical or scare requirements using formal advertisement of negotiations, where competition is limited and/or market conditions are unfavorable, and which require inclusion of special contract provisions.
B. 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.
C. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirement and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under this paragraph.
D. I do not possess the required education and/or experience to qualify for this position.
2. I possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-1102-12 level. Specialized experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
Conduct all actions required of a warranted contracting officer.
Conducts acquisition planning in coordination with the technical program office.
Processes, analyzes, evaluates and performs cost analysis.
Negotiates individual contracts and designs final contract.
Coordinates, analyzes, and negotiates acquisitions of both cost reimbursement and fixed-price contracting.
Solicits, analyzes, evaluates, and negotiates contractors' proposals for highly specialized research and development requirements for programs.
Performs supervisory duties
3. Are you currently a member of the Missouri National Guard?
MILITARY MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION.
4. Are you currently a Commissioned Officer in the Missouri National Guard?
For each of the following tasks, chose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement. 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 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. 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.
5. Served as Chief Contracting Division, responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing all activities of the division.
6. Served as principal advisor to higher echelon on all aspects of the Federal contracting process for the organization.
7. Exercised Level III contracting authority with an unlimited warrant.
8. Made recommendations to the senior staff that significantly affects the development of long-range state plans and policies.
9. Established local program policies, procedures, and controls (in accordance with Federal and agency acquisition regulations, executive orders, departmental policies, procedures, directives, security regulations, socioeconomic policies, legal precedents, and awarded contracts) and provided policy guidance and advice to subordinate personnel in accomplishing complex short and long-term acquisitions to ensure uniform application, compliance, and interpretation with applicable regulations and policies.
10. Published base-level instructions, supplements, and procedures to ensure attainment of all related objectives.
11. Developed long range and short range acquisition plans, including design and construction programs that include multi-million dollar, multi-year military construction (MILCON) programs, considering master plans, operational trends, forecasting requirements, manpower, and other requirements.
12. Coordinated plans to ensure resources met user needs.
13. Made decisions and commitments related to program management issues.
14. Communicated acquisition policies and procedures through meetings, written documentation, oral presentations, and state of the art communications and media.
15. Performed a variety of supervisory functions to include assigning work to subordinates by selective criteria such as the difficulty of the assignment, capabilities of the employee, or present work load assigned to each employee.
16. Set priorities and deadlines, developed standards and evaluated performance of subordinate employees.
17. Explained performance expectations and provided regular feedback on strengths and weaknesses.
18. Gave advice and counsel, heard and resolved complaints, interviewed, and selected candidates to fill vacancies.
19. Initiated action to correct performance or conduct problems and/or approved serious disciplinary actions involving subordinates.
20. Ensured documentation prepared to support actions was proper and complete.
21. Developed methods to improve production and quality of work directed.
22. Approved leave and ensured adequate coverage through peak workloads and traditional holiday vacation time.
23. As a contracting officer with an unlimited contracting officer's warrant (Level III certification), contracted for supplies, services, construction, and architect and engineer (A & E) services for the organization.
24. Served as a project manager with responsibility to coordinate with engineers, auditors, cost accountants, attorneys, industrial security specialists, transportation specialists, cost analysts, and scientists in the negotiation and settlement of actions involving significant government and contractor program obligations.
25. Negotiated major change proposals where contracts were unclear or involve major changes, re-negotiation, require special agreements, and pricing arrangements.
26. Determined clarity and adequacy of business strategy, adequacy of contractual pricing actions, the fairness and reasonableness of negotiation objectives and achievements, and the appropriateness of contractual terms and conditions utilized.
27. Certified contracts legally obligating the government.
28. Conducted post-award conferences; ensured work performed by contractors met the requirements of the contract; approved progress schedules, progress payments and other submittals.
29. Negotiated changes in contract requirements and/or adjustments in contract price or terms and enforced administrative requirements specified in the contract, including safety, equal opportunity, and insurance.
30. Issued orders and made decisions and determinations necessary for contract performance, monitored contractor's financial condition, and compliance with cost accounting standards and disclosure statements.
31. Completed performance evaluation of A & E professional services and construction contractors.
32. Performed cost and price analyses on proposals that involve contract changes, indirect rates, and settlement.
33. Executed settlement agreements on change orders; excused the contractor from performing any requirements of the contract when justified; rendered decisions under "dispute" or "termination" clauses of the contract; analyzed claims and negotiated final settlements; and closed out contracts.
34. Developed and utilized new approaches and generated special provisions to satisfy program objectives.
35. When precedence was lacking, determined permissible exercise of authority in negotiating contracts determined to be in the best interest of the government.