Specialized Experience: To Qualify at the GS-09 applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level of GS-07. Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of/or experience in: using procurement regulations, procedures, and techniques in order to perform recurring and developmental contracting assignments. Examples of such are: drafting contracts including standard clauses and special provisions; recommending awards and necessary documents to support awards; assisting with negotiations or conducting non-complex negotiations; analyzing bids or proposals for responsiveness, assisting with monitoring the contractor's performance; and reviewing contract files for completeness and closure.
GS-09: Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters degree or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
To qualify at the GS-11 grade level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-09). Specialized experience is defined as knowledge of/or experience in: applying procurement regulations, procedures, and techniques. Applicant must also have experience in formal advertising and negotiated procurement procedures to develop solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate prices and terms, and recommend award of contracts for range of standard or specialized supplies or services.
GS-11: Three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must meet the Time in Grade Restriction.
Time in Grade Restriction:
GS-09: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) of GS-07.
GS-11: Must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade level (or equivalent) of GS-09.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- Knowledge of Procurement Planning
- Ability to Plan Negotiation Strategy
- Knowledge of Contract Administration
- Skill in Effective Communication
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 1102 Positions within Department of Defense:
The Contract Specialist occupation has specific educational requirements which apply to all positions. Education above the high school level must have been completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, U.S. Department of Education. Transcripts are required at the time of application.
(A) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.
(B) Completion of at least 24 semester credit hours (or equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied 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 exempt from meeting this requirement.
For consideration, your resume MUST indicate that you possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND your resume MUST show that you possess at least 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management obtained within or in additional to the bachelor's degree. This requirement applies to those entering DoD 1102 position on or after Oct 1, 2000.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Conditions of Employment:
- Secret Security Clearance Required
- Overnight Business Travel Away from Duty Station 5%
- Submission of Financial Disclosure Statement Required
- Acquisition Certification Level I (GS-09) Required within 24 months
- Acquisition Certification Level II (GS-11) Required within 24 months
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.