Basic Qualifications Requirements:
To qualify for this position, you must meet Internship Program Eligibility Requirements and the Qualification Requirements for the grade(s) that you are applying for:
Internship Program Eligibility Requirements:
You are eligible if you are currently accepted for enrollment or enrolled in an accredited institution and or other qualifying educational institution pursuing a qualifying degree or certificate.
Requirements for the GS-03 grade level:
Completion of 1 full academic year of post-high school study (1 academic year is the equivalent of 30
semester hours or 45 quarter hours).
Qualification Requirements for the GS-04 grade level:
Completion of 2 full academic years of post-high school study or an associate degree (2 academic years is the equivalent of 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours).
Qualification Requirements for the GS-05 grade level:
A. Completion of 4 academic years of post-high school leading to a bachelor's degree or equivalent 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.
Qualification Requirements for the GS-07 grade level:
To qualify at the GS-07 level, you
must meet one of the following qualifications requirements:
A. Specialized Experience: have at least one year
of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal
Service performing the following duties: assisting
higher graded Contract Specialist on various aspects of contract formulation
and negotiations; participating in projects such as preparing contract
documentation, spreadsheets, graphs and charts and/or performs analysis of
B. Completion of 1 full
academic year of graduate level education or law school;
C. Superior Academic Achievement at the baccalaureate level in a professional curriculum. S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.1. Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.2. Grade-point average (G.P.A.) -- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum. 3. Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. Applicants can be considered eligible based on membership in one of the national scholastic honor societies listed below. These honor societies are listed by the Association of College Honor Societies (external link). Agencies considering eligibility based on any society not included in the following list must ensure that the honor society meets the minimum requirements of the Association of College Honor Societies. Membership in a freshman honor society cannot be used to meet the requirements of this provision.
D. Combination of experience and education: You may qualify for this position if you have a percentage of the specialized experience described above and a percentage of the education described above such that when the two percentages are added together, they total at least 100 percent. *(MUST SUBMIT COPIES OF TRANSCRIPTS).
OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as
for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience
you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each
position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and
eligibility requirements by Monday, October 21, 2013.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
· Knowledge contract formulation and negotiations.
· Ability to prepare contract documentation, spreadsheets, graphs and charts.
· Ability to communicate with individuals at all levels in the organization.
The work for this position is primarily
sedentary, with no special demands to perform the work.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.htmlAll education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklistor visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified during the review process. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s). Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Applicants will be ranked using the Rule of Three:
Applicants will be evaluated using OPM qualification standards for the specific position being filled, and are assigned a numerical rating based upon their overall qualifications for the position. Candidates referred via certificates are ranked in score order. Those applicants eligible for Veterans Preference receive an additional 5 to 10 points depending upon the nature of their preference. Normally, the top three candidates are referred, with additional candidates added if more than one vacancy is being filled. For selection, the "rule of three" applies. Generally speaking, a candidate below the top three scoring applicants may not be selected for the position unless a higher scoring applicant declines or is appointed to the position.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by adding 5 or 10 points to their score depending upon the nature of their preference. Using "rule of three" qualified applicants will be forwarded to the hiring manager for review. The hiring official will determine if interviews are conducted and whether or not a selection will be made.