SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as
One year or more of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level that demonstrates experience in negotiating contractual arrangements, preparing contractual documents, participating in contractor evaluation arrangements, participating in contractor evaluation and selection, and performing contract administration functions for complex state-of-the-art, long-term multiple-year, and multi-million dollar contracts. The experience should also demonstrate the ability to provide supervision, leadership, guidance, and direction to subordinate staff on a full range of contracting activities.
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below:
1. Ability to analyze and review issues, develop conceptual studies for execution by others, and to prepare and/or lead the preparation of resource studies, especially human resource cost and skill mix related analyses.
2. Ability to develop, present, negotiate and/or defend comprehensive recommendations, in both verbal and written format that if adopted, would change an Agency's administrative/operational policies and procedures.
3. Ability to research, analyze, interpret and apply Federal rules, and regulations for procedures pertaining to human resources, procurement and/or financial issues.
4. Ability to collect, organize and compile, analyze and/or present a wide variety of organizational, strategic planning and resource related data.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Basic Requirements for GS-13 and Above
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 position.
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. 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 requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
D. 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 possesses 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.
*This is an acquisition position. There are statutory requirements as described in the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program, DOE Order 361.1, that must be met or waived prior to appointment. For GS-13 and above positions, certification to Level II (Level III must be met within 18 months after appointment) under the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program or an equivalent acquisition program is required for this position. These requirements include completion of the following courses, or equivalent: CON 101, Fundamentals of Contracting; CON 104, Fundamentals of Contract Pricing; CON 202, Intermediate Contracting; CON 204, Intermediate Contract Pricing; and CON 210 Government Contract Law. (Applicants must provide proof of certification level and/or documentation of course requirements met.)
You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
New supervisors are required to complete 80 hours of supervisory training of which 40 hours must be completed during your first year as a supervisor.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be rated by the system using Category Rating. A quality review will be conducted by the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) based on the extent and quality of your experience, education, and training described in your online resume/questionnaire as related to the duties of this position.
The quality categories are defined as "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified" and Qualified". Within each category, veteran preference eligibles will be listed at the top of the category. If your résumé is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted. To preview questions please click here.