GS-15: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience defined as: recognized expert with a mastery of contracting laws, principles, regulations and business and industry practices, contract methods and types used in performing contracting activity and the ability to create new procurement concepts, to plan and manage procurement policies.
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 positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the positions. AND
B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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.
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. However, they will have to meet the basic requirement and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
D. Waiver. when filing a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency. at his or her discretion, may waiver any or all of the requirements of Paragraph A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possess 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 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.
Additional information on qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standard Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is availabile for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Human Resources will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the minimum qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) will be rated between 70 and 100 based on your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. If you are eligible for placement under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibility, you must earn a score that places you in the Better Qualified group to be considered qualified. The KSAs for this position are:
1. Experienced in establishing training requirements for all Departmental personnel involved in procurement and contract administration.
2. Experienced in supervising subordinate staff and able to provide full-range of contracting policy support to Housing and Urban Development internal and external customers and external stakeholders.
3. Experienced in preparation of Departmental and Office responses to intra-governmental, Congressional and general public correspondence. Provides expert analyses of issues and presents Departmental Office position.
4. Experienced to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
- Best: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
- Better: Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
- Good: 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.
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 at: http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/index.asp . To be considered qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Best Qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit supporting documentation listed in 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 or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher. For information on veterans' preference, please see: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.asp