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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:CONTRACT SPECIALIST

Department:Department of the Army

Agency:U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Job Announcement Number:AM-13-XP-609212-05

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$34,234.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 to Thursday, September 05, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-05

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Concord, MA United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide theskills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to supportmilitary operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its militaryand civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position: The New England District is responsible for managing the Corps' civil works and military program responsibilities in a 66,000-square-mile region encompassing the six New England states east of the Lake Champlain drainage basin.
The missions of the New England District are many and varied. They include:

•Environmental restoration and stewardship
•Flood damage reduction
•Natural resource and recreation management
•Streambank and shoreline protection
•Navigation improvements and maintenance
•Disaster assistance
•Regulatory program
•Engineering and construction management support to other agencies
•Support to military

 

The District employs about 500 professional civilian employees, with several military officers serving in key management positions. Seventy-five percent of the staff is stationed at the Concord, Mass., headquarters, while the others serve at Corps projects and area offices throughout the region.

 

The Full Performance Level: 11

 

 

 Who May Apply:

  •  US Citizens
  •   Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA)
  • Financial Disclosure Statement Required
  • Moving Expenses are not authorized
  • Background Investigation Required
  • Business Travel to Field Offices is 20%

DUTIES:

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In this developmental position, assignments are selected to broaden the skills and provide practical experience for progressively more complex assignments such as:

  • Performing pre-award functions such as solicitation preparation, performing pre-award surveys, reviewing and preparing bid abstracts, recommending contract awards and advise.
  • Performing post-award functions such as contract administration, review, and compliance.
  • Monitoring contract performance and properly implementing modifications and/or contract cancellations due to mission changes or contract default and negotiate related settlements.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

 

The selected candidate will be in a training capacity performing the duties listed above and may be non-competitively promoted to the subsequent grade in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management's Qualifications Standard and the Supervisor's recommendation.

 

 


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

A. A 4-year course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree in any field from an accredited educational institution

 

 AND

 

B. At least 24 semester credit hours 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)

 

Current civilian personnel in DOD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DOD on or before 30 September 2000, are exempt from the basic education requirement.

 

NOTE: Selectee must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position. This is an Acquisition Position and requires level II certification in Acquisition Career Field C - Contracting. Selectees must meet this certification requirement with 24 months of entrance on duty.

 

 


Education

College Transcripts - NOTE: If education is being used in lieu of, or in addition to experience, or to meet the basic requirements described in qualification requirements, a 'copy' of your transcripts must be provided at the time of application. Official transcripts are not required at the time of application however, you may be asked to provide official transcripts for further verification at a later date.

 

NOTE: Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include this information with your application package.AND, only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at http://www.opm.gov/qualificationsand http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements:

To apply for this position, you must ocmplete the Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

  1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and
  2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this vancancy announcement.

 

Failure to provide complete application package may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please follow specific "How to Apply" instructions noted in this vacancy announcement.

 

Other Requirements:

 

·         If you are male AND if you were born after December 31, 1959, you must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

·         You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

·         You may be required to serve one year in a trial/probationary status.

·         Direct deposit of pay is required.

·         Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.

·         You May Claim Military Spouse Preference.

·         Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

·         Transcripts are required at the time of application.

·         The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

·         Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position.

 

Basis for Rating (for Delegated Examining Announcements only): The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Categorical Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related skills, your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

 

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: In order to receive preference you must 1. Claim preference (item 14 in Application Manager) and 2. Submit qualifying documentation i.e., DD-214, VA letter, etc., with your application package.

 


BENEFITS:

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Working for Army offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.   To find out more click here http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp.



OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .



HOW TO APPLY:

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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

 

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 05, 2013 to receive consideration.

 

  • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

 

  • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

 

  • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

 

  • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

 

  • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
   ·Resume

Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
   ·Cover Letter
   ·DD-214
   ·Other Veterans Document
   ·Transcript

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents

 

You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

 

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

 

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

 

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is AM-13-XP-930328.

 

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 05, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

 

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire.

 

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

 

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA CHRA ACWA
Pls contact by phone or email
Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD
21005
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a reveiw of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official.  If further evaluation or  interviews are required you will be contacted.

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. Providing your Social Security Number is voluntary, however we can not process your application without it.


Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 949141


1. Title of Job

CONTRACT SPECIALIST


2. Biographic Data

All biographic information is required, except for your telephone number and the contact time.


3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

5. Employment Availability

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 Grade

Enter the lowest grade level you will accept.


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11. 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

14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

These dates are required if you have claimed Veterans' Preference unless you have claimed derived Preference (i.e., widows, spouse, etc.)
Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


16. Availability Date

You may omit the availability date if you can begin work immediately. Otherwise you must provide the date you will be available for employment. Please use this format: (mm/dd/yyyy)


17. Service Computation Date

18. Other Date Information

19. Job Preference

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

20. Occupational Specialties

Select/enter at least one occupational specialty. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Contract Specialist

21. Geographic Availability

Select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are interested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


250240017 Concord, MA

22. Transition Assistance Plan

In this section indicate if you are a surplus or displaced Federal employee requesting special priority consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP).

Note: To receive consideration for CTAP or ICTAP, you must submit the necessary supporting documentation. Refer to the vacancy announcement for additional information and instructions.


23. Job Related Experience

Please insert the total number of years and months of your job related experience.


24. Personal Background Information

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

25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

OCCUPATIONAL QUESTIONS - Mark only 1 response for each question.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND AND WORK EXPERIENCE

This section asks you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific factors which relate to job performance. ALL QUESTIONS MUST BE ANSWERED. Record your answers in Section 25.

1. From the descriptions below, select the letter that describes the education or experience you have that demonstrates your ability to perform GS-5, Contracting work. If your highest level of education is not described below, choose the letter that describes experience or lower level education that you do have. Mark only 1 response.

A. I have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution 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.
B. I have education beyond the bachelor's degree, e.g., one full year of graduate study or more, master's degree, Ph.D., LL.B., J.D., etc. My field of study for at least one year of my postgraduate education was 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.
C. I occupied a GS-1102, Contract Specialist position in the Federal Government on January 1, 2000, in one of the following grade levels GS-5, GS-7, GS-9, GS-11 or GS-12.

D. My education/experience is not reflected in any of the above statements.

2. Please select "A" for this question.

A. This is correct.

3. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

4. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.

5. Please respond "A" for this question.

A. This is the correct response.



The following questions ask you to describe your educational background, your work, and other experiences in specific areas which relate to successful job performance.

You are to choose one answer to each question from among the alternatives presented. Then, record your answers in Section 25 on OPM Form 1203-FX beginning at Item 6. Do not mark more than one answer for each question. Multiple answers will not be counted. Do not omit answers unless instructed to do so. Other omissions may decrease your score.

6. 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

7. 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 9.

8. The college grade I most often received was:

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

9. 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

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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

15. 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

16. 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

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

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

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

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

21. 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.)?

22. 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?

23. 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.)?

24. 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)?

25. 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?

26. 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.)?

27. 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?

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

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

30. 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.)?

31. 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.)?

32. 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?

33. 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.)?

34. 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?

35. 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)?

36. 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.)?

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

38. 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?

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

40. 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?

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

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

43. 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)?

44. 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.)?

45. 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.)?

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

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

48. 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.)?

49. 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.)?

50. 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.)?

51. 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.?

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

53. 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.)?

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

55. 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?

56. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

63. 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?

64. 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.)?

65. 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.)?

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

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

68. 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)?

69. 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.?

70. 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?

71. 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.)?

72. 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.)?

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

74. 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.)?

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

76. 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.)?

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

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

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

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

81. 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.)?

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


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AM-13-XP-609212-05

Control Number:

350292800