Applicants must meet the BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS as follows:
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors degree that included 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.
NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administyer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DoD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement.
Transcripts must be provided. Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicants name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on the closing date in order to be considered.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.
The selectee must possess and continuously maintain the DAWIA Level III certification in contracting, to include satisfying the requirement for eighty hours of continuous learning credits each two-year period. The selectee will be required to become certified at Level III in the Contracting career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months.
Specialized experience required for this position is:
Providing technical guidance to management or high level officials on acquisition or contracting laws, regulations or directives.
Developed policy, established priorities and monitored lower level employees responsible for pre-award and post-award contracting functions.
Served as a contracting officer for complex or sensitive projects, negotiating contract impasses to resolution.
Performed studies, analyses, research, and evaluations to support contracting functions and activities. These studies may have been used to improve operations or to correct current issues.
Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies:
1. Knowledge in the application of Federal laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and general business practices as it applies to acquisition and procurement support.
2. Knowledge of contract principles, policies, regulations, and procedures to effectively administer procurement and contracting division.
3. Skill in oral and written communication
4. Knowledge and skill to analyze proposals, programs against previous history, actual expenditures and rates to determine strategy for the acquisition program.
Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience is not applicable at this grade level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS) COSTS: ARE NOT Authorized
RELOCATION INCENTIVES: May be Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: May be Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
FINANCIAL STATEMENT: Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Critical (Top-Secret)
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.
THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the Federal service in this critical acquisition position.
This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Contracting. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 18 months after entry into this position.
If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.
This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.
This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures. We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to the competencies listed above to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job.
Eligible candidates will then be placed for selection consideration into one of the 2 categories as described below.
1 Qualified Category meets the minimum qualifications and demonstrates minimum experience and/or training only.
2 Highly Qualified Category meets the minimum qualifications requirements and demonstrates full-performance level experience.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued December 10, 2008 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available on: http://www.cpms.osd.mil/fas/staffing/pdf/rem_ann.pdf