You qualify for this position at the GS-9 (starting salary $47,448) level if you possess the following:
A. One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is experience performing training specialist (COR) duties that support the application of procurement regulations, contracting principles, and cost estimating methodologies and analysis; managing changes in the technical requirements, performance specifications, and terms/conditions of contracts; practical knowledge of the full range of complex training needs assessments, program evaluation, and hazardous material (chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive)training support functions; and knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and types relating to the performance of pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions. OR
B. Master's or equivalent graduate degree OR
C. 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR
D. LL.B. if related OR
E. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application.
You qualify for this position at the GS-11 (starting salary $57,408) level if you possess the following:
A. One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience is described as experience performing training specialist (COR) duties that involve applying procurement regulations, contracting principles, and cost estimating methodologies and analysis; managing changes in the technical requirements, performance specifications, and terms/conditions of contracts; conducting training needs assessments, program evaluation, and hazardous material (chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive) training support functions; and applying contracting methods and types relating to the performance of pre-award, post-award, and price/cost analysis functions. OR
B. Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR
C. 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree OR
D. LL.M., if related OR
E. A combination of successfully completed post-high school education and experience. This will be calculated using your résumé and unofficial transcripts or a list of courses/course hours submitted with your application
Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the minimum qualifications described above, you must meet the following requirement(s) to be considered qualified for the position: None
The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
In addition to the above qualifications you must also possess the following:
Individual Occupational Requirements
Undergraduate and/or Graduate Education: Major study -- education or a subject area related to the position to be filled.
Specialized Experience (for positions above GS-5): Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the subject area of the position and of the methods and techniques of instruction. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
· Teaching or instructing in an adult education program, secondary school, college, military installation, or industrial establishment in the appropriate field(s).
· Supervising or administering a training program.
· Development or review of training/course materials, aids, devices, etc., and evaluation of training results.
· Work in the occupation or subject-matter field of the position to be filled that required training or instructing others on a regular basis.
Background Investigation: To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for Public Trust as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a review of financial issues, such as delinquency, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Title 5, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 2635.502, cautions against permitting the performance of Federal duties by a "covered" employee who may not be impartial in the performance of those duties. A "covered" employee is generally one who has a financial or personal interest in the outcome of a particular matter and may be one who has performed services for a company under contract with this Agency during the last year. The particular matter is the contract under which the employee performed. In order to guard against the appearance of impropriety and to ensure that Federal employees perform their duties in an impartial manner, please know that any applicant from the private sector who applies for this position, who is offered the position, and who accepts employment to perform this position will not be permitted to perform duties as a Contracting Officer's Representative or Task (Order) Monitor for their former company and/or the contract under which they performed on the grounds that the employee is a "covered" employee. If you fall within this category, please read Part 2635.502. If you have questions, please ask the Ethics Counselor at this agency or designee.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform this job:
1. Knowledge of policies and procedures applicable to contract administration.
2. Knowledge of cost estimating methodologies and cost analysis involving complex technical specifications.
3. Knowledge of training needs assessments, program evaluation, hazardous material (chemical, biological, radiological/nuclear, and explosive) training support, and medical surveillance functions.
4. Skill in oral communications.
5. Skill in written communications.
Under Delegated Examining (All U.S. Citizens), we will use your job questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education, and training. If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
3. 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. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click the following link: View Assessment Questions
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 by clicking here to access OPMs Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under 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, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position [is or is not] considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans preference, please click here.