The GS-12 salary starts at 72,733.00 per year, if you meet the following qualifications. You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. Basic requirement for an 1102: A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. OR B. 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: On January 1, 2000, employees who have held, on a continuous basis, a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for this position. 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. OR You must possess at least 52 weeks of specialized experience at the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Examples of such experience is: contracting or related work that provided the specific knowledge, skills & abilities to perform the work. Examples: developing, preparing, & presenting terms & conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts; negotiating & awarding contracts, modifications, &/or subcontracts; contract administration; cost & price analysis; procurement management reviews; contract clearance; developing position on claims & protests related to contracts.
Basic Requirements for GS-5 through GS-12
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitativemethods, or organization and management.
If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
- Serve a one year probationary period (unless you have previously satisfied this requirement).
- Be able to make a direct deposit of your salary check to a financial organization.
- Males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service.
- Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
- Undergo a background security investigation and receive a favorable adjudication.
- If you are not a current GSA employee, you must complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- Complete an OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, and obtain approval that no conflict or an appearance of conflict exists between your financial interest and this position.
- Complete a one year supervisory or managerial probationary period, unless this has been previously fulfilled.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities: Contract Specialist. A variety of assessments/assessment tools may be used to evaluate candidates for specific vacancies covered by this announcement. Candidates will be notified when further assessments are implemented and provided with instructions on how to access and complete the assessment(s). Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.
If you are an Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan eligible or a GSA Career Transition Assistance eligible, you must be considered well qualified (minimum score of 85) to receive priority. ICTAP/CTAP
If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions will be used to assign a numerical score. If your responses to the vacancy questions are not supported by your resume then your score may be adjusted lower by the Human Resources Specialist. Scores are not augmented by Veteran's preference points for this type of announcement (Merit Promotion). You will be evaluated on the vacancy related questions that were designed to assess your overall possession of the following competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of contracting principles and procedures, contracts and provisions, and methods of contracting applicable to the centralized acquisition of product line and/or service requirements; knowledge of assigned product lines or services and the industry sufficient to identify sources of supply, recent developments and trends, economic factors affecting procurements, and anticipated requirements of Federal agencies both annually and seasonally; knowledge of cost and price techniques sufficient to perform a variety of computations relative to item costs, packing, packaging, specification requirements, and delivery points sufficient to determine the best buy for the Government; Knowledge of negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate prices, terms and conditions, contract modifications, and settlements; ability to communicate orally and in writing.
The Category Rating
procedure is being used to rate candidates. If you are found qualified for the position, your responses to the self assessment vacancy questions will be used to place you in one of the following categories: Qualified, Well Qualified, Best Qualified. Your responses to the vacancy questions must be supported by your resume or the Human Resources Specialist may adjust your responses lower. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veterans' preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Appropriate documentation must be received to adjudicate veterans' preference. To preview questions please click here.