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 position.
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 requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
D. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the Senior Procurement Executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the Senior Procurement Executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the Senior Procurement Executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
To qualify, you must possess 1 year of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade to perform successfully the duties of the position and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as serving as a technical expert on contractual and business matters for the team and providing advice relative to developing and executing acquisition strategy, including using appropriate contract types, source selection advisory information, cost and pricing issues and use of appropriate contract clauses.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience is not applicable at this grade level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Special Sensitive/TOP SECRET with access to SCI
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: Required
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Not Authorized
Transcripts must be provided. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant's name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Overtime/compensatory time may be required to accommodate operational needs of the organization.
Travel in the performance of temporary assignments may be required up to 10% of duty time.
DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION REQUIREMENTS. Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position. The Acquisition Corps Membership requirements are a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines), OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND 4 years acquisition experience and requisite training.
This is an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) in the contracting career field. The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level III in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must meet requirements for membership in the DoD Acquisition Corps. The Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain in this Critical Acquisition Position for a minimum of 3 years.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the qualifications and other basic requirements are eligible for referral and selection consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect rating.