You qualify for this position at the GS-13 level if you possess the following:
One full year of specialized experience. Specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled.
Specialized experience include: Responsibility for a variety of contracts requiring special handling provisions or other specialized terms and conditions; Development of the statement of work and data requirements, develops special clauses and terms and conditions applicable to the solicitation; Negotiates settlements for such changes; approves payments; and prepares replies to other involved agencies, appeal boards, or congressional inquires.
In addition to the above qualifications you must meet both A and B:
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 position. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of this 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 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.
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 of 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.
The qualification requirements listed above must be met within 30 calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
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.
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 federal contracting and procurement policies and regulations, including performance based acquisitions
2. Knowledge of all phases of the procurement process, (i.e., planning solicitation, negotiation, pricing and administration and terminations).
3. Knowledge of commercial business and industry practices and market considerations, including various commodity areas, (i.e., architectural and engineering services, supplies, equipment, ADP, and construction).
4. Technical skill in analyzing procurement situation proposal and market conditions.
5. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing to represent and defend the agency's best interest.
6. Knowledge of supervisory policies, procedures and methods in order to manage and direct the work of others.
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 not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans preference, please click here.