Applicants must meet the basic requirements as defined in 10 USC 1724 and as stated in this announcement.
Basic Requirements: Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees
at least 24 hours in business-related courses in any 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).
NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current members of the armed forces (that self-nominate prior to retirement/separation), and Current DoD employees are exempt from the basic requirements if:
- Served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold on or before 30 September 2000;
- Served, on or before 30 September 2000, in a position as either an employee in the GS-1102 series or as a member of the Armed Forces in a similar occupation specialty or a current member of the contingency contracting force.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have one or two years of specialized experience (as identified below for Contracting Officer Positions or Non-Contracting Officer Positions) in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions.
1. FOR CONTRACTING OFFICER POSITIONS: In addition to meeting the basic requirements, applicants must have completed all contracting courses required for Contracting Officers and have at least two years of specialized experience in contracting positions in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions, of which 52 weeks must have been equivalent at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent grade under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate your ability to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. In all cases, the quality of experience must clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and / or competencies necessary for successful job performance.
2. FOR NON-CONTRACTING OFFICER POSITIONS: In addition to meeting basic requirements, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience at the next lower qualifying pay band or equivalent under the General Schedule (GS) or other pay systems in contracting positions in accordance with OPM Operating Manual, Qualifications Standards for General Schedule Positions, General Policies and Instructions. Equivalent experience may be at the level of the lowest GS grade covered by the applicable pay band; however, the experience must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. In all cases, the quality of experience must clearly demonstrate the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and / or competencies necessary for successful job performance.
Substitutable education for the GS-09 grade level: Master's Degree qualifies with no specialized experience; or a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience may be combined to meet the requirement.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE : One year of work experience is calculated as twelve months, working full-time (at least 35-40 hours per week). Part-time experience can be pro-rated, i.e., twelve months working 20 hours per week is credited as 6 months of experience. Credit will be given for unpaid work experience or volunteer work, such as community, cultural, social service, and professional association activities on the same basis as for the paid experience.
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: Click here
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT/OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
§ The employee must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
§ Employee is expected to meet Continuing Acquisition Education requirements.
§ The work may require the employee to occasionally travel away from the normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft.
§ The employee may be subjected to random drug testing.
§ Employee may be required to work overtime; other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays.
§ The selectee may be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450), prior to entering on duty and annually thereafter.
§ A 1-year supervisory probationary period is required, if applicable.
All newly-assigned first-level supervisors are required to complete Mandatory Supervisory Training (MST) within 120-days of assignment.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How You Will Be Evaluated: Applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of the experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents. Candidates are encouraged to ensure work experience clearly shows possession of knowledge of the subject matter pertinent to the position, and the technical skills to successfully perform the duties of the position.