Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as follows:
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.
Transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in
this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
At the GS-13 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level. Examples of specialized experience include in following: Experience in contract administration and termination techniques sufficient to administer and close out contracts; Make recommendations for the implementation of new/revised strategies and procedures related to the operational aspects of procurement and negotiation; Make recommendations in the development and implementation of integrated acquisition strategies that support cost-efficiency, streamline acquisition strategies and leverage enterprise strategic contracting approaches. Perform technical and administrative acquisition and procurement services including pre-award award, post-award and termination; and Experience in the resolution of conflicts.
At the GS-14 level, applicants must have 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level. Examples of specialized experience include in following: Knowledge of managerial and leadership activities sufficient to lead a branch and control a variety of interrelated contractual actions occurring simultaneously and with different contractors; Mastery in applying contracting laws, regulations, and principles including the latest procedures and techniques (e.g. sophisticated pricing arrangements, cost/price realism, and life cycle costing) to plan, develop, implement, maintain and administer all contractual aspects of significant acquisition and programs; knowledge of the procurement process to include rules, regulations, and procedures governing the pre-award and post-award contract phases; Knowledge of and skill in soliciting, awarding, and administering contracts, contract types, methods and techniques including cost and incentive contracting, award fee, and cost sharing arrangements; Skill in utilizing a wide range of analytical, qualitative and quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness based on agency goals and objectives; Skill in effectively negotiating with management and others to accept and implement recommendations, and to attain desired goals.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience is not applicable for these grade levels.
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: Non-Critical Sensitive/SECRET
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: Required
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS):Not Authorized
TELEWORK AVAILABILITY: Yes
RECRUITMENT and/or RELOCATION INCENTIVES: May be Authorized
SUPERIOR QUALIFICATION APPOINTMENTS: May be Authorized
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
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 Position coded Level III in Contracting. Incumbent must obtain and maintain certification within 24 months of Entrance on Duty (EOD). Incumbent must complete 80 continuous learning points every two (2) years.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to the competencies listed above to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.
Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into one of the 2 categories as described below.
1 Qualified Category meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
2 Highly Qualified Category meets the minimum qualifications requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR SURPLUS OR DISPLACED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN ICTAP)
Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the ICTAP must be well qualified to receive consideration.
ICTAP candidates MUST submit:
- A copy of the agency reduction-in-force notice,
- A copy of their most recent Performance Rating, and
- A copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current or last position held, the grade level, and the location.
More information on this program can be found in Title 5 CFR 330, Subpart G. This announcement may be used to fill any number of vacancies, from few to many, during the next 90 days.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:
If claiming Military Spouse Preference, mail or fax the following required documentation by the closing date of the announcement.
- Copy of the sponsors permanent change of station orders showing the spouse as an authorized dependent;
- Date of marriage to the military sponsor;
- Statement that the spouse preference is requested for this vacancy and has not previously been used to obtain a position in the commuting area.
Information can be obtained from the following website: http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/onjams/military_spouse_preference_info_sheet.pdf
MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf