This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102 series:
A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees; AND at least 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management obtained within or in addition to the bachelor's degree OR graduate education in one or a combination of fields listed above. Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current civilian personnel in DoD, in any occupational series, who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 while serving in the military on or before September 30, 2000, are also exempt from meeting this requirement.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program. For further information, click on the following link:
*NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.
You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the next lower broad band or NH-03 or equivalent 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. Experience must be reflected in your resume.
Specialized experience required for this position is: Experience as a Contracting Officer in the acquisition and negotiation of sophisticated research & development, test & evaluation services, and/or defense weapon systems through the use of cost & fixed price contracting in both sole source and competitive environments. In addition, applicants need experience coaching or mentoring in the contracting field.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
TRAVEL (TDY): Occasionally
TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION EXPENSES (PCS): Not Authorized
RELOCATION EXPENSES (GOVERNMENT HOME SALE): Not Authorized
RECRUITMENT INCENTIVES: Not Authorized
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT (FLSA): Exempt
FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: Required
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY: This position is telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.
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 position has been identified as covered by DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, and requires IA (insert IAT/IAM/CND and the levels) certification.
CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: This position requires applicants to receive an Information Awareness (IA) certification within six (6) months of entering the position. Employees will be required to sign a Statement of Understanding regarding the certification requirement and maintaining the required certification is a condition of employment. This position has been identified as covered by DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, and requires IA (insert IAT/IAM/CND category and the applicable levels) certification.
This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Contracting. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.
DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION REQUIREMENTS. Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position. The Acquisition Corps Membership requirements are a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines) OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND 4 years acquisition experience and requisite training.
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. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment. 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 DoD, 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.
All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.
Department of Defense (DoD) Priority Placement Program (PPP): Selections for this position must first be cleared through the DoD Priority Placement Program to ensure registered displaced, through no fault of their own, DoD employees receive priority consideration for this or any other DoD position for which they qualify.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
How you will be evaluated:
Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents. Applicants will be evaluated as highly qualified based on an assessment of candidates' experience and competencies derived through a job analysis of the duties. To be considered highly qualified, candidates must possess and reflect in their resume the following experience and competencies:
Demonstrated expert experience in Federal and/or Industry Procurement and Contracting regulations, policies, and procedures in order to award and/or administer a wide range of contracting options.
Extensive experience with various types of contract and procedures to acquire sophisticated or unique research, development, test and evaluation services, weapon systems, equipment, and/or components, through use of cost and fixed-price contracting, cost sharing arrangements, unsolicited proposals, and or/multiple awards, as well as special provisions, such as those relating to proprietary rights, rights in data or similar considerations.
Ability to analyze current price trends and cost factors applicable to the review and evaluation of contractor proposals, including understanding detailed analyses of cost elements and profit. Ability to perform substantive review of government cost or negotiation positions.
Mastery of negotiation techniques and the ability to interface with representatives of the private sector and Government experts or managers.
Demonstrated leadership ability to include the ability to coach, mentor and challenge subordinates and team members. Ability to adapt leadership style to a variety of situations. Expert experience in applying procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies in leading a team of acquisition and/or procurement professionals, to include guiding the formulation of acquisition strategies; negotiating complex contractual actions; and maintaining credibility on technical issues to ensure the team delivers quality work products and services.
Demonstrated experience in developing a career development and training program as well as expertise in mentoring and advising employees on matters of career progression and training.
Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.