All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Tuesday, July 09, 2013. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
This position has a Basic Education requirement in addition to a Specialized Experience requirement. Both requirements must be met to qualify for this position.
Specialized Experience for the GS-14 level:
You must have one year of full-time specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-13) in the Federal Government Service. Specialized experience demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of a Supervisory Contracting Officer, managing comprehensive acquisition and property/fleet/leased space programs. Examples of qualifying specialized experience include mastery of acquisition management statutes, regulations, policies, and principles including the latest procedures and techniques; preparing, reviewing, and/or interpreting written guidelines and regulations for compliance; serving as a program authority and advisor on the acceptability and applicability of contractual actions; innovative recommendations to secure a variety of acquisition and property needs; applying analytical methods and techniques to identify and resolve contractual issues; knowledge of supervisory concepts and practices; and facilitating cooperation with diverse groups to develop consensus and understanding.
Basic Education Requirement for GS-14:
A. 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
B. 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. (offical transcripts must be submitted with your application package)
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. (To be eligible you must submit your SF50 that shows you occupied the GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000.)
QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying specialized experience and education as well as selective factors as described in the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire.
Your application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
To qualify based on education, you must submit a legible copy of transcripts from an accredited institution with your name, school name, credit hours, major(s), and grade-point average or class ranking. Applicants can verify accreditation HERE .
Transcripts do not need to be official but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify then you will need to provide official transcripts before you enter on duty.
You can receive credit for education received outside the United States if you provide evidence that it is comparable to an accredited education institution in the United States when you apply. For further information click HERE.
1. Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license. This position requires that you operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties.
2. Pre-Appointment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration, https://www.sss.gov/.
3. SUPERVISORY PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This position requires completion of a one-year probationary period if one has not already been served.
4. Department of the Interior employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of net pay.
5. If you are a current or former Federal employee you must meet time-in-grade restrictions by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
The rater will not make assumptions, guess, or use personal knowledge about your experience or education in the rating process. The rater will use the written information that you provide in your application to verify your responses to the Occupational Assessment Questionnaire. Provide detailed evidence and descriptions of your experience, training, education, awards, hobbies, self-development achievements, pertinent unpaid or volunteer work, and any other aspect of your background as it relates to the position. It is important that you indicate the diversity, level of difficulty, and complexity of your experience. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following Tasks. Note: Your resume must support your responses to the occupational questions. The Occupational Assessment Questionnaire was developed from these tasks:
1. Manages a comprehensive acquisition program.
2. Signs and executes contracts.
3. Manages a Federal Financial Assistance (FFA) program.
4. Manages a property, fleet, and leased space management.
5. Supervises people.
6. Communicates effectively