QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: 1) Completed 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. A copy of a college transcript from an appropriately accredited educational institution must be submitted to document completion of this educational requirement. Transcripts must show the number of credit hours earned for courses successfully completed. AND 2) Completed all of the following mandatory training requirements for progression to a Level III (i.e., GS-13 or higher level) contracting position with Department of Homeland Security (DHS): Basics of Contracting (Defense Acquisition University (DAU) CON 101 or equivalent); Principles of Contract Pricing (DAU CON 104 or equivalent); Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 202 or equivalent); Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 204 or equivalent); Government Contract Law (DAU CON 210 or equivalent); Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (DAU CON 353 or equivalent); Two Targeted Electives - each should be a minimum of 16 hours of assignment or individual specific learning identified as developmentally beneficial for the individual for career progression. Electives can include formal training or education, seminars, conferences, special projects, or other developmental activities in the procurement field. Day-to-day work experience may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Substitution of DAU CON 301 (Executive Contracting) or DAU CON 333 (Management for Contracting Supervisors) completed prior to 9/30/03 is allowed in the following manner: If DAU CON 301 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 333: two electives are considered to have been met - DAU CON 353 is still required. If DAU CON 333 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 301: one elective and the requirement for DAU CON 353 are considered to have been met - elective is still required. If DAU CON 301 and DAU CON 333 were completed prior to 9/30/03: the DHS training requirements are considered to have been met. NOTE: Only courses offered by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or by a recognized equivalent provider may be used to meet the training requirements. Information on DAU equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.asp. AND 3) Completed at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service.
Examples of specialized experience include: developing, preparing and presenting terms and conditions in bids or proposals related to the award of contract; negotiating and awarding contract, contract modifications, and/or subcontracts; legal practice involving negotiating, awarding, or administering contracts or the analysis of procurement policies and procedures; administering terms and conditions of contracts, including such aspects as preparing contract modifications, evaluation of performance under contract, and contract termination; 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 cost through various types of overhead and general/administrative expenses; and 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 protests related to contract.
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. WAIVERS: The agency may obtain a waiver for an individual that does not meet the training requirements. The Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the Department of Homeland Security Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer. The Head of the Contracting Activity must certify that the individual is the best qualified candidate for the position and that the individual will obtain the required training at the earliest opportunity. If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in the Qualification Requirements.
Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.
In addition to the basic education requirement, the following additional experience and/or education is required: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the federal service is required. Examples of specialized experience include procurement, purchasing, rental, or lease of supplies, services, and equipment through open-market methods, placement of purchase orders, placement of orders under blanket purchase agreements or under indefinite delivery contracts such as Federal supply schedules, or other purchase procedures pertinent to contracting.
This position has a positive education requirement. Please see Qualifications Section for specific requirements. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
A copy of an official college transcript from an appropriately accredited educational institution must be included with your application in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. Information on Defense Acquisition University equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.aspx.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements for this position will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.
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