Applicants must meet the following basic education requirement: Applicants must have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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. IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT, THE FOLLOWING ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION IS REQUIRED: There are no additional requirements for applicants applying at the GS-5 level. Applicants for the GS-7 grade level must possess at least one full year of experience(equivalent to at least the GS-5 level in the Federal Service) comparing prices, discounts, handling charges and similar items on recurring types of procurements and making recommendations or decisions; drafting simple contract provisions and supporting documentation, assisting in the preparation of solicitation documents, or developing procurement memoranda to procure easily identifiable, readily available items. OR, completed a bachelors degree and obtained Superior Academic Achievement through one of the following methods: 1. A grade-point average (GPA) of B (3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for all completed undergraduate courses, or courses completed in the last two years of undergraduate curriculum; or, 2. A grade-point average (GPA) of B+ (3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale) for the required courses in your major field of study, or required courses in your major completed in the last two years of undergraduate study; or, 3. Rank in the upper one-third of your class in the college, university, or major subdivision at the time of application; or, 4. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society, other than freshman honor societies. Honor societies that have been approved are listed in the Association of College Honor Societies: Booklet of Information (1992-95) and/or Baird's Manual of American College Fraternities (1991). To verify your claim for this provision, you must provide a college transcript(s) showing that you maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 for all 4 years of undergraduate courses, or, on all undergraduate courses completed during the final 2 years of your curriculum, including all transferred courses. NOTE: GPAs are to be rounded to one decimal place. For example, 2.95 will round to 3.0 and 2.94 will round to 2.9. 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. OR, completed 1 full year of graduate education (18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours)in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Applicants for the GS-9 grade level must possess at least one full year of experience (equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service) serving as a contract specialist responsible for all aspects of contracting transactions from initiation to recommendation of award for off-the-shelf items or services; reviewing requisitions and determining the appropriate method of procurement; developing procurement plans reviewing previous history, market conditions, and specifications or technical data packages; recommending actions when the contractor is not in compliance with contract provisions; and conducting contract reviews to evaluate contractor performance. OR, or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, or a masters or equivalent graduate degree in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
NOTE: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.
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.
You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. Official transcripts will be required if selected.
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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
This position will be filled through Direct Hire Authority (DHA). All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for further consideration. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct Hire Authority: http://www.opm.gov/employ/direct_hire/factsheet.asp
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