Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GG/GS-13. Specialized experience is defined as: mastery by performing pre-award and post-award contracting functions, and contract management, including contract formation, solicitation, negotiations, cost and price analysis, award, contract administration, termination and close-out for a variety of contracts; acquisition functional area to include Federal acquisition statues, regulations, policies, cost/price techniques and practices of business and industry. Mastery in the applications of techniques and to develop, interpret and coordinate business and regulatory decisions.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
- MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- POSITIVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
- CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- OPERATIONAL PLANNING AND COMMUNICATIONS
- CONTRACT MANAGEMENT
- STUDIES AND ANALYSES
- SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
- ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE
- CERTIFICATION OF ACCURACY INFORMATION
NOTE: Creditable experience may include previous military experience, experience gained in the private sector, or experience gained in another government agency so long as it was at a level at least equivalent to the next lower grade in the series.
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES
Applicants who meet the basic requirements described in the individual occupational requirements are fully qualified for the specified entry grade (generally grade GS-5). Applicants who wish to qualify for positions at higher grade levels (generally grade GS-7 and above) must also meet the requirements shown in the table on page IV-A-22, in addition to meeting the basic requirements.
The individual occupational requirements typically provide at least two methods for applicants to meet the basic requirements of the occupations covered by this standard:
Foreign education must be evaluated for U. S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree that included a major field of study or specific course requirements generally as stated in paragraph A in the individual occupational requirements.
Where specific course requirements are not indicated in paragraph A, the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the amount specified by the college or university attended. If this number cannot be obtained, 24 semester hours will be considered as equivalent to a major field of study. The nature and quality of this required course work must have been such that it would serve as a prerequisite for more advanced study in the field or subject-matter area. Related course work generally refers to courses that may be accepted as part of the program major.
Appropriate combination of education and experience that is typically specified in paragraph B of the individual occupational requirements. The "paragraph B" method generally requires that an applicant possess a core of educational credit, such as described in paragraph A above, plus additional education and/or experience. The method of determining the number of semester hours required to constitute a major field of study is the same as described in paragraph A.
The quality of the combination of education and experience must be sufficient to demonstrate that the applicant possesses the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform work in the occupation, and is comparable to that normally acquired through the successful completion of a full 4-year course of study with a major in the appropriate field. In addition to courses in the major and related fields, a typical college degree would have included courses that involved analysis, writing, critical thinking, research, etc. These courses would have provided an applicant with skills and abilities sufficient to perform progressively more responsible work in the occupation. Therefore, creditable experience should have demonstrated similarly appropriate skills or abilities needed to perform the work of the occupation.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute educaiton for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U. S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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 RCONDITITON OF EMPLOYEMENT
Must be able to obtain and maintain a TOP security clearance based on an SBI with eligibility for sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
In accordance with Change 3 to AR 600-85, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Program, individual must successfully pass a urinalysis screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This position is designated as Acquisition Position. Must obtain and maintain certification for DAWIA Acquisition Career Level III in acquisition career field C.
This position is designated as a KEY position, meaning the position cannot be vacated during war or a national emergency without seriously impairing the mission. Key and E-E employees must be exempted from military mobilization or recall obligations by being placed in the Standby Reserve or other appropriate action.
Incumbent is required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08). Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually, in accordance with DoD Directive 5500-7-R, Joint Ethics Regulation, dated 23 March 2006.
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 q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
At a minimum your resume must reflect one year of demonstrated experience performing the duties listed above (specialized experience) which must be comparable to the next lower GG. You must document that you have a current successful performance evaluation. Education may be substituted for experience for some positions. If you feel your education is relevant to the position being filled, you must include college/university, dates attended, degree achieved, semester hours earned, GPA, major field of study, specific courses and course hours in your major on your resume.