BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
(1102-01XX) CONTRACT TECHNICIAN
November 30, 1987
Assists in the tasks of soliciting, negotiating, administering, and
terminating of informal and formal contracts.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)
which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each
KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified
positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily.
Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of
experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.
Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of
each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifyings.
B-4. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
B-6. Ability to use reference materials and manuals relevant to the
B-10. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
B-11. Ability to perform effectively under the pressures of the
B-14. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications in contracts.
B-22. Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations to include
B-28. Knowledge of different relevant lines of work.
B-39. Ability to operate office machines such as calculator, adding
machine, duplicating machine, or any other office equipment as
appropriate to the position.
B-44. Ability to personally resolve problems of a routine nature.
B-45. Ability to understand and comply with written and verbal
instructions and give understandable information in verbal and written
B-46. Ability to analyze, explain, and apply laws, regulations, rulings,
and procedures pertinent to the work to be performed.
B-53. Ability to work with others.
Applicants must have one year of experience in such areas as procurement
property and supply assistant, procurement clerk, or any related area
resulting in experience in basic purchasing or solicitation techniques.
Business courses in a relevant area at high school level or above may be
substituted for the required experience at the rate of three months of
experience for each completed course.
The required amount of experience will not in itself be accepted
as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and
training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to type at a rate of 30 net
words per minute for five minutes. This must be demonstrated by
successful completion of Postal Service Test 713.
Applicant must be physically able to perform effectively the duties of