Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Friday, January 03, 2014.
GS-12: To qualify for this position at the GS-12 federal grade level, you must meet both requirements below.
Basic Education Requirement
A. Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. Or,
B. Completed 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. Or,
C. Held a GS-1102 position in the Federal government since January 1, 2000.
Specialized Experience Requirement
You must have one or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to the GS-11 federal grade level that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include conducting market analyses to test the noncompetitive assumptions of requisitions; reviewing justifications for sole source clearances; developing a negotiation strategy using audits and pricing reports; and preparing post-clearance documentation after an agreement has been reached.
GS-13: To qualify for this position at the GS-13 federal grade level, you must meet both requirements below.
Basic Education Requirement
A. Completed 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, and have at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. Or,
B. Held a GS-1102 position at the GS-13 level or higher in the federal government since January 1, 2000.
Specialized Experience Requirement
You must have one or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to the GS-12 federal grade level that equipped you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of this position. Examples of specialized experience include planning procurement by identifying large-scale subsystems, components, equipment, and services to be acquired by contract; determining the competitive range for negotiated solicitations; preparing price negotiation memoranda; and serving as an advisor to program officials in procurement planning meetings.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Part-Time 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.
Education: When there is a positive education requirement, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
- Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Time in Grade (TIG): Current employees, Transfer and/or Reinstatement Eligibles must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade GS-grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion. An SF-50 must be provided which shows your current pay plan/series/grade to verify time-in-grade requirements are met. Failure to provide an appropriate SF-50 will result in an ineligible rating.
- Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
Ability to analyze, negotiate, administer, and terminate (or cancel) multi-year government contracts which are highly complex and/or atypical.
Knowledge of Federal, VA, and GSA acquisition laws, rules, regulations, and policies.
Skill in oral communication which demonstrates a mastery of negotiation techniques in order to serve as a senior negotiator, deal with a variety of high level industry and/or Government officials in a professional manner and represent the organization in a positive manner, conduct meetings/conferences, etc.
Skill in written communications to prepare various correspondence, reports, briefings, white papers, purchase descriptions, statements of work, specifications, that are clear, concise and accurate and provided within established guidelines.
Ability to work with people for varying organizational levels, skills and background.
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.