Completion of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution which included successful completion of 24 semester hours (or 36 quarter hours) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following business related disciplines: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR GS-7 level position:
In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENT above, you must meet one of the following four criteria:
1. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university as stated in the BASIC REQUIREMENT, AND meet one of the following provisions for superior academic achievement:
A. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply.
B. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum.
C. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either:(a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum.
D. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies. Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9.
NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.
2. Completion of one full year of graduate level education or law school. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position. To qualify on the basis of graduate education, the graduate study must be in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management. (one full year is equivalent to 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours)
3. In addition to meeting the BASIC REQUIREMENT, one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression is qualifying for grade GS-7. This specialized experience must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include:
-Assist with developing, preparing, and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contracts.
-Assist with negotiating and awarding contracts, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts. Legal practice involving participation in negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts, or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures.
-Assist with administering the terms and condition of contracts, including such aspects as preparing contract modifications, evaluation of performance under the contract, and contract termination.
-Assist with analyzing proposed prices or costs, including such aspects as evaluating technical and audit reports, forecasting price trends, evaluating economic factors, estimating production efficiencies, and evaluating methods of allocating costs through various types of overhead and general and administrative expense.
-Assist with formulating policies and procedures for the acquisition of goods or services, participating in procurement management reviews and contract clearance, or developing positions on claims and protest related to contract.
4. Completion of a combination of graduate education and experience described in "# 2" and "# 3" above. If you have some but not all of the experience or education described above, you may still qualify by combining the amount of creditable experience and education that you do have. To do so, convert each to a percentage and then add the percentages the sum of which must equal at least 100%. For example, an applicant who has 6 months of professional experience (50% of the experience requirement) and at least 9 semester hours of creditable graduate work (50% of the education required) would satisfy the qualifications requirements for the GS-7 level.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the U.S. Department of Education website at http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. You must include documentation to support U.S. equivalency.
Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if you are a current DoD civilian employee who occupied a GS-1102 position or contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30,2000.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of Contracting Principles, Theories, & Practices
Ability to compile and analyze data
Ability to communicate orally
Ability to work as part of a team
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Must sign a mobility agreement if selected.
Personnel security investigation required.
Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Career Field Position. Certification Requirements must be met within 24 months.
Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) is approximately 20%.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted if qualified based on education. However, if applying based on education, unofficial transcripts must be submitted at the time of application.
Recent Graduates must sign a Participant Agreement with the Agency.
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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.