BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: To meet the Basic Qualifications for the 1102 Contract Specialist series, applicants must have one of the following:
A bachelor's degree from a accredited educational institution in any field of study.
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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree)
EXCEPTIONS- Employees who occupy the GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DOD on or before September 30, 2000 are considered to be exempt from meeting the basic education qualifications for this series. (YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50)
NOTE: Employees are subjected to meet the specialized experience requirements for positions at the GS-7 grade level or above. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12, and when seeking another position.
In additional to the basic qualification listed above, you must also MEET one of the following additional requirements for the GS-07 grade level.
A. Have successful completion of a bachelor's degree and meet one of the following superior academic achievement provisions: 1) a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher for all completed undergraduate coursework or for all courses completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 2) a GPA of 3.5 or higher for all courses in the major field of study, or those courses in your major completed in the last two full years of undergraduate work; 3) ranking in the upper one-third of your college, university, or major subdivision; or 4) membership in a national honor society (other than freshman honor societies) recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies.
B. One full year of graduate level study, or I possess a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., etc. The field of study for at least one year of graduate education must be in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school you attended has determined to represent one year of study. If this information cannot be obtained from your school, we will consider 18 semester/27 quarter hours to be equal to one year of full-time study. (YOU MUST SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPTS)
C. One year of specialized experience performing work of the type listed in the following examples: developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts; or negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and subcontracts; or in legal practice involving the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; or administering the terms and conditions of contracts, including such aspects as preparing contract modifications, evaluation of performance under the contract, and contract termination; or analyzing proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating costs through various types of overhead and general administrative expense.
D. A combination of graduate level education as described in B above and specialized experience as described in C above. To combine education and experience, first take the number of semester hours or equivalent earned towards a graduate degree, in excess of 18 semester hours, and divide by 18 semester hours or equivalent. Then take the number of months of experience and divide by 12 months. Add the percentages together. The total must equal at least 100 percent to qualify.
NOTE: This is an individual, single agency qualification standards for Department of Defense. The standard implements requirements contained in title 10, United States code, section 1723 through 1733, that were effective October 1, 2000.
Education: For any college courses, graduate work, research, thesis or other non-descript courses listed on your transcript (such as "Independent Research"), please indicate through your resume or attachment memorandum from an academic professor how each course fulfills the specific education requirement, i.e., state number of semester hours credited, topic of study, grade earned.
NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE.
Special Instructions For Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click HERE.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made
and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to
determine if you are qualified for this job. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or
experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all
instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Candidates will be rated
and ranked using Category Rating procedures. These procedures place
candidates with veteran's preference above non-preference eligibles within each
category, and veterans with a service-connected disability of at
least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category. Under Category
Rating, candidates will be rated and ranked into one of three
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing
experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the
position including all selective factors and are highly proficient in all
requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Well Qualified - applicants
possessing experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the
position including all selective factors and are proficient in most of the
requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants
possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the
position including all selective factors and are proficient in some, but
not all of the requirements of the job.