Applicants must meet the training and experience described below to qualify for this position.
GS-13 - Completed all mandatory Level I and Level II training prescribed by the agency to progress to GS-13 level contracting positions. This information can be found at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/node/48
GS-14 - Completed all mandatory Level I, Level II, and Level III training prescribed by the agency to progress to GS-14 level contracting positions. This information can be found at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/node/48
GS-13 - Four years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience includes specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that includes procuring supplies and services; advising technical personnel on the development of statements of work; formulating contracting approach; securing supplies and services through use of both formally advertised and negotiated procurements; administering contracts; planning and conducting detailed contract price/cost analyses; and reviewing procurement actions to determine cost effectiveness and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.
GS-14 - Four years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience includes specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that includes planning, negotiating, leading, and/or administering complex procurements of goods, systems or services, using a wide variety of cost and fixed-price contracts, multi-year contracts and extensive use of subcontractors; developing complex contractual pricing arrangements and incentives; auditing or reviewing major acquisitions, presenting findings, recommending corrective actions and policy or procedure improvements; and advising and developing agency-wide procurement processes and systems, procedures and policies.
A bachelor's degree that includes or is 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.
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 mandatory training and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade
You must provide your transcripts to support your educational claims. Transcripts may be unofficial copies, but they must come from an accredited college or university, and they also must include the courses' names and number of credit hours. To search the database of accredited institutions visit: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/Search.aspx
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at U.S. accredited college or university. For further information visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
Time-in-Grade: Applicants must meet time-in-grade requirements for merit promotion consideration.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and transcripts to ensure you meet the mandatory training and minimum qualification requirements. Applicants meeting these qualifications will further be evaluated on information provided in the Questionnaire. The questionnaire collects information on your education, training, and experience related to the following competencies: Acquisition Planning, Acquisition Management, Contracting Financial Management, and Contract Negotiation and Source Selection.
If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
To preview this questionnaire, click on the following link View Assessment Questions.
If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.