BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT: A four (4) year course of study (30 semester hours or 45 quarter hours is the equivalent of one year) from an accredited institution leading to a bachelors degree with a major in any field. If you meet this requirement, you must submit transcripts with your application.
BASIC EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: Twenty-four (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 from an accredited institution. If you meet this requirement, you must submit transcripts with your application.
Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENT, THE GS-11 REQUIRES: One (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the GS-09 grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience include: knowledge of contracting laws, regulations, policies and methods; applying contracting procedures for the procurement of supplies, equipment, systems, services or construction; experience contracting for specialized medical equipment and services; gathering and evaluating price and/or cost data for a variety of procurement actions; evaluating contractor proposals and modifying as needed; conducting bid negotiations; and evaluating bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and/or contractor performance. To receive credit for these skills, they must be documented in your resume.
GS-11 SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION: A Ph.D., equivalent doctoral degree, or three (3) full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organizational and management may be substituted for the experience required at the GS-11 grade level. If you are using education to qualify, transcripts are required.
GS-11 COMBINATION: A combination of specialized experience and progressively higher level graduate education as described for the GS-11 that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of this position is fully qualifying at the GS-11 grade level. If you qualify based on a combination, your experience must be documented in your resume and transcripts are required.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
1. Skill in supervising contracting personnel at various levels.
2. Ability to provide leadership and guidance on the procurement of supplies and services.
3. Knowledge of contracting laws, rules and regulations.
4. Skill in applying concepts and procedures of project management to achieve established organizational goals/objectives.
5. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with people from varying backgrounds and different levels of understanding.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required. Typically, the position may sit comfortably, however, there is periodic walking, standing, bending, and carrying of light items such as files, records, books, manuals.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.