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Grade: All Grades
* 1.Knowledge of Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles, policies, and procedures to develop and issue solicitations and contracts.** Applied knowledge of Federal contracting laws, regulations and policies to perform all aspects of contracting transactions, from initiation to recommendation for award.
  1. Completed all aspects of contracting transactions to procure supplies and services with specialized or unique requirements.
  2. Supplied technical directions to a team responsible for completing all aspects of contracting transactions to procure supplies and services.
  3. Completed all aspects of contracting transactions to procure supplies and services where standard contracting methods were used.
  4. None of the above.


* 2.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 3.Used knowledge of and experience in interpreting Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles, and policies to assess and analyze Federal contracts.** Interpreted Federal contracting laws, regulations and policies and used analytical methods to assess and analyze Federal contracts.
  1. In a professional capacity, used knowledge of and experience interpreting Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles and policies to assess and analyze Federal contracts. Knowledge was gained through: 1) AT LEAST 2 years of contracting work experience; 2) AT LEAST 24 college or graduate level semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods and organization and management; AND 3) a Federal Acquisition Institute certification, FAC-C Level II.
  2. In a professional capacity, used knowledge of and experience interpreting Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles and policies to assess and analyze Federal contracts. Knowledge was gained through 1) AT LEAST 1 year of contracting work experience; 2) AT LEAST 24 college or graduate level semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods and organization and management.
  3. In a professional capacity, used knowledge of and experience interpreting Federal contracting laws, regulations, principles and policies to assess and analyze Federal contracts. Knowledge was gained through 1) AT LEAST 4 years of contracting work experience; 2) AT LEAST 24 college or graduate level semester hours among these disciplines: accounting, law, business, finance, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods and organization and management; AND 3) a Federal Acquisition Institute certification, FAC-C Level III.
  4. None of the above.


* 4.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 5.Ability to negotiate and monitor contracts. ** The ability to negotiate and monitor contracts with vendors. This includes the ability to define necessary work, solicit, and analyze proposals, make recommendations for vendor selection, finalize contract terms, and initiate contract revisions to satisfy evolving program requirements. This also includes the ability to oversee contractor activities and ensure contract requirements are met and all activities are performed in compliance with contract terms.
  1. Negotiated and oversaw contracts for specialized services and supplies above the simplified acquisition threshold.
  2. Negotiated and oversaw contracts for unusual and complex services and supplies above the simplified acquisition threshold. Worked with diverse team in a politically sensitive environment.
  3. Negotiated and oversaw contracts for commercial off-the-shelf services and supplies above the simplified threshold. Performed contract administration such as monitoring payments.


* 6.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 7.Ability to communicate in writing. Drafted clear, accurate, and complete written materials following basic rules of spelling, grammar, and punctuation in materials such as 1) negotiation summary, 2) cost/price analyses, 3) statement of facts, and 4) correspondence.
  1. Prepared THREE or more of the above documents, including 1) negotiation summary.
  2. Prepared AT LEAST TWO of the above documents, including 1) negotiation summary.
  3. Independently prepared ALL of the above documents
  4. None of the above.


* 8.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.


* 9.Ability to assess and meet customer needs. Developed various ways to understand and evaluate customer needs in a contracting environment.
  1. Provided customer service to demanding clientele requiring complex Federal contracting services. Anticipated customer/ client needs; solved complaints and concerns using diplomacy, tact, and professionalism; and negotiated adjustments in customer or client expectations when necessary. Took pro-active approach to enhance customer service.
  2. Provided customer service to demanding clientele requiring Federal contracting services. Resolved complaints and concerns using diplomacy, tact, and professionalism; and negotiated adjustments in customer or client expectations as instructed by supervisor.
  3. Provided customer service to demanding clientele requiring Federal contracting services. Evaluated customer or client needs; solved complaints and concerns using diplomacy, tact, and professionalism; and negotiated changes in customer or client expectations when necessary. Obtained customer feedback.
  4. None of the above.


* 10.In the box below, provide a brief description of your specific experience, education, knowledge, and/or training that supports your choice to the previous question. Do not paste your resume here or state SEE RESUME. Failure to provide a brief narrative for any KSA statement will result in disqualification of your application from further consideration.
Maximum length of 8000 characters.