To qualify, you must possess 1 year of SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower grade to perform successfully the duties of the position and that are typically in or related to the position to be filled.
Specialized experience at GS-11 is: Perform a variety of pre-award and post-award contracting work involved in the procurement of diverse customer requirements covering a wide range of commodities, technical services, equipment, and/or research and development.
Specialized experience at GS-12 is: Serves as a journeyman contract specialist responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research and development, construction supplies, and services that are essential to the organizations mission.
Specialized Experience at GS-13 is: Serves as a senior contract specialist responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research and development, construction supplies, and services that are essential to the organizations mission. Thorough knowledge of Federal, DoD and Agency contracting principles, laws, statutes, executive orders, comptroller general decisions, regulations, and procedures applicable to pre-award and post award duties sufficient to independently plan and carry out procurement actions.
A. 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.
B. 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 C.
C. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selection agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements in Paragraph 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.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience at GS-12 or above is not applicable.
Substitution of education at the GS-11 level: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D or equivalent doctoral degree.
Transcripts must be provided. 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.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
OVERTIME: As Needed
TRAVEL: May be required to travel in the performance of temporary duty assignments.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt
SUBJECT TO ROTATION: None
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
TOUR OF DUTY: Regular
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
This announcement will be used to fill multiple positions.
This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Position in the Contracting Career Field. The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level II in the applicable career field within 24 months of placement, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. Incumbent must complete 80 continuous learning points every two (2) years.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge of a wide range of contracting methods and contract types sufficient to perform pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions.
2. In-depth knowledge of commercial business practices and market conditions to evaluate offer acceptability, contractor responsibility, and/or contractor performance, and to determine acquisition strategy and sources.
3. Knowledge of negotiation techniques and technical requirements sufficient to procure complex and/or diversified supplies, services, construction and/or research and development items.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The Rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the qualifications and other basic requirements are eligible for referral and selection consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect rating.