Applicants must meet the training, experience, and educational requirements listed in (A), (B), and (C) below. Applicants may also qualify for this position if they meet the exception requirements described in (D) or the Waiver requirements listed in (E) below.
(A) Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the positions. Examples of specialized experience is having expert knowledge of Federal contracting law, regulation, policies, and precedents, and related principles, policies and procedures to plan, lead, review, or audit the most complex procurement functions. The work must have consisted of developing and implementing or reviewing complex contracting plans for pre-award, post-award, price cost analysis; leading, performing, or reviewing activities relating to procurement of goods or services with specialized, critical or scare requirements using formal advertisement of negotiations, where competition is limited and/or market conditions are unfavorable, and which require inclusion of special contract provisions.
(B). 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.
(C). HUDs minimum training requirements to be eligible for the position include all courses necessary to achieve a FAC-C II or DAWIA II certification and including 80 CLPs in acquisition-related coursework every two year period from the date of level II certification. However, HUDs Acquisition Career Management Plan (ACMP) requires GS-13 personnel to achieve a FAC-C III certification as part of their career progression. If you attained a FAC-C III or a DAWIA III certification within the past two years, or an earlier FAC-C/DAWIA III certification and completed 80 CLPs in acquisition-related coursework in the past two years, your training is fully qualifying for HUD's minimum training requirement. If you are FAC-C II or DAWIA II certified and have maintained 80 CLPs in acquisition-related coursework over the past two years, or if you are level III certified but have not maintained the 80 CLP/2 years requirement, you qualify for the position but are required to complete requirements for FAC-C III certification/recertification within 9 months of appointment. Failure to do so could lead to dismissal or downgrade to the next lower grade. You must provide a copy of your current certification and evidence of CLPs with your application.
HUD Prescribed Training Courses: These are the current prescribed training courses required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to qualify for positions at the GS-1102 series at the GS-13 level and above. Acceptance of courses equivalencies extend only to those courses recognized by the Federal Acquisition Institution (FAI). Information on FAI equivalent courses and training providers offering equivalent courses can be found on the FAI website at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c. Please note: If you have a FAC-C II or a DAWIA II certification, your training is fully qualifying for HUD's Training requirement.
· CON 100: Shaping Smart Business Arrangements
· CON 110: Mission Support Planning
· CON 111: Mission Strategy Execution
· CON 112: Mission Performance Assessment
· CON 120: Mission Focused Contracting
· CON 214: Business Decision for Contracting
· CON 215: Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support
· CON 216: Legal Considerations in Contracting
· CON 217: Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
· CON 218: Advance Contracting for Mission Support
· Three electives courses (must be acquisition/procurement related)
(D). 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 requirement and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
(E). Waiver. When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possess 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.
NOTE: It is HUD Policy to not grant waivers to minimum educational or experience requirements. Applications that do not meet the requirements will not be considered.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility, you must earn a score that places you in the Best Qualified group to be considered qualified. The KSAs for this position are:
- Skill in local, state, or Federal contracting methods, contract types, contracting principles and procedures applicable to the full range of pre-award and post-award activities.
- Knowledge of business practices and acquisition strategies relative to purchase of general goods and services.
- Skill in the use of negotiating techniques and evaluation of cost and/or price proposals.
- Ability to deal effectively with individuals at all levels, both within and outside the organization.
- Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Better Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Qualified: Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.
If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp . To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Veterans: Veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp .