For the GS-05 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-04 level in Federal service OR 4 years of education above high school level (education in excess of the first 60 semester hours, beyond the second year is creditable).
Specialized experience is defined as work experience in an office setting that required general office work, such as making small purchases, record keeping, processing incoming and outgoing travel authorizations/vouchers, scheduling meetings, greeting visitors, and answering telephones.
For the GS-06 level, one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 level in Federal service OR graduate education that is directly related to the work of the position.
Specialized experience is defined as that work listed above and in addition, has worked in a construction office or is familiar with construction activity specifically when dealing with preliminary contracting administration tasks or equivalent complex duties and responsibilities. Specializes in many and varied computer software using support programs to create, modify, and track information (i.e. credit cards, time & attendance, fleet management, award, contract admin, safety, etc.)
If selected, and we used your education for specialized work experience, then you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the educational institution. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.
This vacancy announcement allows substituting education for experience. You must submit a copy of your college transcript (unofficial copy is acceptable) to support your education if you are substituting education for experience. Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
Requirement: You must be able to type at least 40 words per minute. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)” or “Job Elements” for trade/labor positions through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1) Knowledge of contract administration principles, techniques, methods, and procedures of construction contracting as required by the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). (Regarding pre-bid openings, pre-bid site visits, pre-construction conferences, bid-schedules, contractor briefing session, and pre-construction safety meetings.)
2) Knowledge to author draft papers or review official office correspondence. (For proper format and style, grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and accepted English and construction terminology usage.)
3) Skill in using a variety of office support software programs. (In order to accomplish work of several different program areas such as travel authorizations, pay vouchers, cost accounting, time and attendance, fleet management, charge card program, construction safety, and awards and recognition program.)
4) Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing. (To a variety of construction companies, internal/external government organizations, and other interested stakeholders.)
Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. To preview questions please click here.