Resume&Cover Letter&KSA Samples

Our services or the KSA answers to questions will be easy to obtain online with the help of an online order form and cost involved in offering these service is always reasonable too. Use our KSA responses alongside with Resume and Cover Letter Sample wisely and hold success intact in your hands without fail too.

Resume

Senior Executive Service

Adaptable, leadership-focused Senior Executive Service professional who possesses creativity, effective conflict management, and is results-driven. Top Secret clearance and unlimited warrant history. Proven track record of performing beyond established goals and expectations in the areas of professionalism, teamwork, customer service, organization, accountability, and decisiveness. Excellent supervisory experience in contracting and acquisition at a military and federal level. Recognized for integrity, an unparalleled work ethic, and the ability to organize tasks and priorities in an ever-changing, high-stress environment. An enthusiastic leader who can assess and recognize strengths and weaknesses in the pursuit of effective self-development. A dynamic team player who can also demonstrate success independently as well. Can represent the organization in conference and meeting settings while conveying information to large and small groups of stakeholders. Can work effectively under pressure and remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity.

Areas of expertise and related executive core qualifications (ECQ) include:

Leadership: Leading associates and staff toward common organizational goals and initiatives. Enthusiastic leader and well-versed in managing group dynamics. Highly skilled in managing incremental funding and progress payments in compliance with Defense Federal Acquisitions Regulations (DFARS), Justice Acquisitions Regulations (JAR), Homeland Security Acquisitions Regulations (HSAR), Air Force Federal Acquisitions Regulations Supplement (AFFARS), Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR), and United States Codes (USC) regulations. Fosters teamwork by building coalitions between inter-departmental associates and staff to reach common goals. Utilizes interpersonal skills while displaying sensitivity and respect for all stakeholders. Responds appropriately in various situations to the needs and feelings of different people.

Strategic and Driven by Change: Ability to execute insights into complex situations. Encourages collaboration and the sharing of ideas and creative innovations. Proven ability to adapt to new situations and ever-changing conditions within the workplace. Up-to-date on organizational policies and procedures which can affect stakeholders and is aware of the organization’s impact on the external environment. Creates and promotes a shared vision and mission among the department’s associates and staff. Open to building on the vision and mission of others. Acts as a liaison for other departments and is a catalyst for organizational change. Proven ability to prioritize and implement plans consistent with long-term interests of the organization in the promotion of the global interest. Skilled in financial management, human resource management, technology management, and change management.

Business Strategy: Able to collaborate and manage a high-caliber team of individuals to deliver high-performing results within the organization. Extensive experience in obtaining contracts through contract negotiation, team leadership, training, and strategic planning. Excellent conflict resolution and client relations management. Proficient in maintaining cost control, conducting procedural design, analysis, acquisition, program leadership, documentation, policy interpretation, RFPs, change management, vendor management, claims management, international procurement, regulatory compliance, government operations, evaluation, committee participation, staff development, operations management, and

organizational security. Extensive knowledge of Federal and department guidelines and processes to allow the development, implementation, and management of multiyear acquisition operations. Able to evaluate cost comparisons and pricing data, requesting business proposals, and using effective negotiation approaches.

CORE SKILLS

  • Risk Management
  • Developing and implementing training for procurement professionals and administrative staff on procurement policies, procedures, and guidelines
  • Providing technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation in any phase of the contracting process
  • Management & Delegation
  • Contract Proposals
  • Source Selection Documents
  • Acquisition Management
  • Building Alliances
  • Identifying New Opportunities
  • Contract Management
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Contracting Officer
  • Team Collaboration
  • Oversight & Coordination
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Program/Project Management
  • Procurement
  • Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR)
  • Contract Administration
  • Evaluation & Analysis
  • Logistics Management Functions
  • Support Agreements
  • Building Operations

STRENGTHS

  • Implements Federal and Departmental regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Inspire, motivate, and guide others toward personal and organizational goal accomplishments.
  • Leader, trainer, and team builder with extensive operational and administration experience, as well as outstanding supervisory contract management, analytical and technical acumen.
  • Committed to fostering a cohesive and productive workplace environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal relations/oral and written communication skills.
  • Versatility, adaptability, and willingness to tackle new responsibilities and multiple tasks; self-starter, assertive, positive “can do” attitude, and team player.
  • Personally, committed to the highest ethical standards within the workplace.
  • Proven history of achieving the highest levels of performance and productivity.
  • Expert ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with stakeholders in various levels of government, private industry, and federal, state, and local agencies/organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize workloads and meet goals and deadlines.
  • Expert ability to mentor and provide onboarding to new employees in the promotion of employee retention.
  • Expert ability to submit all required reports promptly in an environment of frequent change and unexpected events.
  • Expert ability to develop and deliver training tailored to specific employee needs.
  • Team player with impeccable personal and professional integrity
  • Resilient, innovative thinker, and resourceful Senior Executive Service Professional
  • Expert ability to establish and maintain strong, effective, working relationships with culturally diverse groups and in culturally diverse environments
  • Positive mental attitude, committed to high work productivity and eager to learn new skill sets
  • Ability to work safely, effectively and maintain professionalism and composure under adverse and stressful conditions
  • Extensive demonstrated supervisory, public speaking, and leadership experience
  • Strong analytical, negotiation, investigatory, administration, and mediation skills

    PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

    U.S. MARSHALS SERVICE

    Supervisory Contract Specialist | Assistant Chief

    2015-Present

    Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

    Personnel Management and Development:

    • Supervise a staff of GS-1102/13 Contracting Officers and contractors. Provide expert leadership in technical and policy guidance for work accomplishment. Resolve work related problems and accept or reject work regarding established standards. Identify training needs and provide on-the-job training or initiates action for other training to develop employee skills.
    • Evaluate performance and provide coaching opportunities for subordinates. Resolve employee complaints and takes disciplinary actions as indicated. Maintain training qualifications, knowledge, expertise, and competencies of designated subordinates by routinely completing position and resource management requirements. Participate in the recruitment and interview selection panels for new hires as the screening and hiring official.

    Operations Management:

    • Serve as Assistant Chief for the Operational Support Branch. Responsible for managing and directing the award, administration, and termination of long-term, complex security system contracts, and maintenance contracts. Serves as a technical authority on Office of Procurement Contracts. Provide advice, guidance, and assistance personally and through subordinates to USMS management officials and supervisors at all levels. Provide oversight and direction for the development of acquisition policies, procedures, instructions, and business rules.
    • Provide expert policy and procurement advice to the Office of Procurement Contracting Officers regarding the implementation of new or revised government-wide or department-wide procurement regulations.
    • Develop short and long-range plans for management of human and material resources to achieve USMS objectives. Continually appraise USMS programs to evaluate the effectiveness of the operations, make changes, and improvements as necessary. Review programs to determine ways to improve business practices, re-engineer activities, improve performance, and reduce costs.
    • Serve as a principal advisor and subject matter expert in managing centralized, automated contracting programs.
    • Oversee the evaluation of contract proposals and approval of all source selection documents. Represent agency and top management staff on a variety of task forces, workgroups, and committees with Federal agencies as well as other public and private organizations on a range of acquisition management issues and activities.

    Key Highlights:

    • Oversee USMS nationwide administrative support services contracts for HQ and districts involving over 200 contractors.
    • Supporting the Financial Services Division, Tactical Operations Division, Investigative Operations
    • Division, Information Technology Division, and Office of Director; worth a total of $500 million.
    • Support the Training Division at FLETC and special missions for Special Operations Group, Global Readiness Unit, and Regional Task Forces; cumulative worth $75 million.
    • Oversee assessments of vulnerabilities of federal court facilities for security improvements; and manage nationwide Human Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) for over 1500 judges’ residences; worth $22 million.

DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY (DCMA) – MANASSAS

  •   Supervisory Contract Specialist | Team Leader

2013–2015 (GS-1102-13)

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:Personnel Management and Development:

  • Rendered expert oversight to a team of 16. This included up to two teams of 24 personnel, directing the operations of 15-20 GS-1102 employees in completing designated functions, including task delegation, performance evaluation, resource management, plan development, and objective setting.
  • Provided technical leadership and direction, particularly in contract management, to other DCMA managers and subordinate teams. Maintained qualifications, knowledge, expertise, and competencies of designated subordinates by routinely completing position and resource management activities. Participated in the recruitment and interview selection panels for new hires as the hiring official.

Operations Management:

  • Administered staffing requirements, distributing personnel and managing resources to effectively manage a streamlined operational workload.
  • Formulated innovative strategies to effect dramatic improvements to business and operational efficiency.
  • Ensured proper coordination with the CMO Contracts Director to facilitate job rotations and continue the enhancement of contracting skills and expertise of GS-1102 personnel.
  • Served as DCMA representative on various ad hoc groups, committees, and boards relevant to personnel, resources, budget, and organization.
  • Functioned as the primary technical resource to the CMO Contracts Director or Tertiary CMO Commander Director regarding all designated contract management concerns.

Contracting Operations:

  • Served as a Team Leader in managing centralized, automated contracting programs.
  • Provided expert advice and guidance to top management staff as well as to other agency officials.
  • Was the top management staff on a variety of task forces, work groups and committees with Federal agencies as well as other public and private organizations on a range of acquisition management issues and activities.

Key Highlights:

  • Selected as sole MICR Team Lead to four personnel to manage contract audit follow-ups; oversight of 4467 contracts, including costs, cost plus fixed fee, firm fixed plus incentive, time and materials, cost reimbursable, firm-fixed, basic ordering agreements, memorandum of agreements, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), requirements.

 

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT

               Contract Specialist – Office of Acquisitions Management

2010–2013

              Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Procurement Operations:

  • Spearheaded highly specialized procurement operations, including formulating program goals focused on competition and price ranges; established pricing arrangements and subcontracting policies.
  • Leveraged technical proficiency in using FFMS and WebView to preemptively resolve errors in performance work statements (PWS), including invoice and billing issues.

Client Relations:

  • Regularly interfaced with clients while functioning as the point of contact for the Office of Acquisition; provided feedback on requisition/requirement packages. Played a contributing role as the point of contact in conference planning in OAQ.

Key Highlights:

  • Contributed as part of the source selection team in procuring medical staffing professionals for 21 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Medical Treatment Facilities (MTF), valued at approximately $380M
  • Exhibited keen expertise in utilizing effective workforce and cost analysis methodologies to lead administrative staffing support services procurement operations for ICE headquarters, valued at $10M
  • Devoted significant efforts in handling interagency assisted agreements (IAA) with the United States: Department of Agriculture (USDA) – National Finance Center (NFC), Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), and Federal Occupational Health
  • Gained distinction for demonstrating pivotal efforts in the procurement of crucial medical countermeasure, including physical exams, therapeutics, and diagnostics for detainees; executed tasks by employing various contracting vehicles for National Commission on Corrective Healthcare (NCCHC) and American Correctional Association (ACA) in compliance with federal acquisitions regulation, federal occupational health regulation, and United States codes and policies

 

355TH CONTRACTING SQUADRON — DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE

Contract Specialist

2005–2010

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Group Dynamics and Team Leadership:

  • Directed contract support wing operations for 21 associated units, including the main headquarters, 12th Air Force, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC), and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) units.

Administrative Functions:

  • Exemplified superior talents in developing and executing innovative contracting strategies for various procurement activities, including comprehensive design-build construction contracts.
  • Ensured strict operational adherence with local, state, and federal labor and wage determination laws, including the Davis-Bacon Act, Walsh-Healy Act, and Service Contract Act of 1965.
  • Presided over the development of contracting documents, including requests for proposal (RFP) and statements of work (SOWs), as well as a diversity of pre- and post-award contracting operations, such as source solicitation, negotiations, and contract closeouts.

Contracting Operations and Client Relations:

  • Exerted proficiency in developing functional contracting vehicles, including Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), IDIQ, cost reimbursement, and fixed-price with economic price adjustment contracts. Expertly handled federal contracts using the strong background of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Acquisition Regulations System (DFARS), and Air Force Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (AFFARS). Developed continuing work relationships with vendors to conclude or revise final contracting terms.

Strategic Market Analysis and Research:

  • Conducted in-depth market analysis to determine prospective vendors, cost of services, and other relevant information. Assessed gathered socioeconomic data utilizing a strong understanding of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Federal Supply Code (FSC).

Key Highlights:

  • Administered all phases of service, commodity, and construction contract portfolios worth more than $14M, providing expert oversight to more than 100 aircraft for five flying squadrons and more than 7000 employees

  • Pioneered the protest resolution of Laundry Service contract valued at $200K, as well as the development and supervision of more than 14 BPAs

355TH WING DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE

Historian

2001–2005

Paygrade: GS-9 Equivalent

Duties, Accomplishments and Related Skills:

Administrative and Clerical Functions:

  • Developed in-depth historical record of Air Combat Command’s third-largest wing, including 25 squadrons and more than 85 aircraft, 6,000 employees.
  • Produced initial and requalification training descriptions of A/0A-10 pilots, as well as in collating lineage documents and memorabilia.

Public Relations:

  • Interfaced with various personnel to procure information for historical treatises. Served as a history subject matter expert in responding and resolving inquiries relevant to the unit emblem, lineage, and military honors.

Key Highlights:

  • Earned distinction for pioneering a query checklist to facilitate timely research and accurately solve 608 official historical queries from various personnel, including military leaders, commanders, and civilians.
  • Received commendation from General Tommy Franks, retired commander of the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM), for exemplary performance
  • Made stellar contributions in producing four comprehensive annual wing histories encompassing more than 700 pages of narrative and supplemental data, and more than 12,000 pages of supporting document

 

EDUCATION

  • Northcentral University, Prescott, AZ 85255

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA), In Process – Expected Completion 2019

Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2015

  • Salem International University, Salem, WV 26426

Bachelor of Science Degree (BS), Double Major in Marketing and Computer Information Systems Management, 2004

  • Park University, Parkville, MO

Associate of Applied Science in Contract Management, 2007

  • Air University, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, AL

Associate of Applied Science in Aerospace History, 2002 — Air University, Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base, AL 36112

Associate of Applied Science in Applied Business, 1998 — University of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK 99775

PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

  • 355th WG Periodic History (Rated TS), Air University: 2001–2004

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • National Contract Management Association (NCMA)
  • Air Force Association (AFA)
  • Disabled Veterans (DAV)
  • National Society of Leadership and Success

 

Cover Letter

Dear,

As a results-driven, focused, and adaptable professional with extensive contracting, operations, and performance management experience, it is with great excitement that I submit my resume in consideration to become a Senior Executive Service employee. In addition to working within complex military and high-operations federal agency environments, I bring 17+ years of extensive experience in leading and developing dynamic teams towards meeting the organizational goals and expectations while managing a workforce in the promotion of achieving high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. My history of high-level organizational leadership experiences, change management, personnel management, and program leadership abilities make me an excellent match for the unique demands of this opportunity.

Please review the following examples from my resume, which outline the many strengths which include:

Strategic Market Analysis and Research: Conducting in-depth market analysis to determine potential vendors, cost/budget analysis, and operational problems. By conducting in-depth market analysis research, I can identify and analyze department problems and generate alternative solutions while making recommendations for the promotion of continuous improvement.

Personnel Leadership and Development: Supervise staffing units of contracting officers and contractors. Providing expert operations leadership while providing technical and policy guidance in the promotion of positive outcomes. Identify training needs and conduct departmental training for employees in order for them to develop to their full potential. Evaluate the performance of employees according to management requirements and takes action to address performance problems. Participate in the recruitment, interview selection, and onboarding for new hires.

Operations Management: Managing and directing the grant, administration, and termination of system contracts. Providing advice, guidance, and assistance to USMS management officials and supervisors at all levels. Providing oversight and direction for the development of acquisition policies, procedures, instructions, and business processes. Assuring a streamlined operating possess and making changes and improvements as needed. Reviewing and evaluating programs to determine ways to improve best practices, improve performance, and reduce costs. Monitoring expenditures and using cost-benefit analysis to set priorities.

With skills and accomplishments mentioned in my resume and above, I believe that I am a perfect match for this position. My attributes such as my motivation, dedication, professionalism, decision making, adaptability, and leadership skills are strongly in correlation with the nature of this career and your department’s mission and vision. I regard myself as a highly motivated, ambitious and determined individual, capable of leading teams of various sizes while communicating vision, clear goals set ahead, and providing mentor and leadership, as well as, working individually or as part of a team. I can communicate effectively with varying level of stakeholders and customers while working effectively under pressure and completing tasks to the highest standards within time constraints. I look forward to setting up a meeting to discuss in greater detail how I can benefit your department. In the interim, thank you for reviewing this letter and the attached material.

Sincerely,

 

KSA Responces

Knowledge, Skills, and abilities (KSA)/ECQ — narrative

  • Question 1) Leadership – How do you lead Change and People

As an enthusiastic leader and National Society of Leadership member, I can provide expert leadership in technical and policy guidance to meet and exceed department objectives as a Contract Specialist and as a Senior Executive. Proven ability to provide technical leadership and direction in contract management to other managers and subordinate teams who are a part of the DCMA. I was selected as the MICR Team Lead for a four personnel team to manage contract audit follow-ups; this audit encompassed an oversight of 4467 contracts. As a Contract Specialist for the Office of Acquisitions Management, I exhibited expertise in utilizing cost analysis methodologies to lead administrative support services operations for the ICE headquarters; these cost analysis methodologies were valued at $10M. As a Contract Specialist, I provided contract support and operations assistance to 21 associated units. This included the headquarters, 12th Air Force, Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Center (AMARC), and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) units. Lastly, I was given the unique opportunity as a team lead and contracting officer to 379 expeditionary contracting squad at Al Udeid Air Base in Qatar; this was achieved with a $1.5M limited warrant.

  • Questions 2) Results Driven – How do you apply technical knowledge, analyze problems, and calculate risks?

As a result-driven professional, I possess the proven ability to sets goals and objectives to be accomplished based on departments strategic guidance. I am able to serve as the sole technical authority on the Office of Procurement contracts. This opportunity has enabled me to provide technical leadership and direction to my subordinates and staff while maintaining daily operations. Functions as the primary technical resource to the CMO Contracts Director or Tertiary CMO Commander Director regarding any concerns with the contract management agreements. As a Contract Specialist, I was able to utilize a T&M contract vehicle to deliver high-level, results-focused procurement assistance to resolve any union labor concerns. Able to apply technical knowledge and expertise by using FFMS and WebView to preemptively resolve errors in performance work statements (PWS); this includes invoice and billing issues. As a Contract Specialist, applied cost analysis methodologies to lead administrative staffing support services procedures; thus, applying analytical skills within the workplace. Conducted in-depth market analysis to determine prospective vendors, cost of services, and other relevant information. Also, conducted in-depth market analysis to determine issues or problems that arise within the department. Exercised strategic analysis skills by gathering socioeconomic data which utilized a strong understanding of North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Federal Supply Code (FSC).

  • Question 3) How do you possess the ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically?

Proven ability to effectively manage priorities and multiple tasks while functioning within a competitive and fast-paced setting. As a Contract Specialist for the Assistant Chief, I was able to oversee the assessments of the possible vulnerabilities of the federal court facilities; which identified possible security improvements. Strategically managed a nationwide contract for the Human Intrusion Detection System (HIDS) which oversaw over 1500 judges’ residences; worth a cumulative $22 million. Able to manage the human, financial, and information data strategically by providing support services contracts for HQ and districts. These support services contracts covered over 200 contractor personnel supporting Financial Services Division, Tactical Operations Division, Investigative Operations Division, Information Technology Division, and Office of Director; worth up to $500 million.