This position has an individual occupational / educational requirement. Transcripts must be submitted.
1. 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.
2. 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 requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
3. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses 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.
Mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency is:
- CON - 112 - Mission Performance Assessment
- CON - 120 - Mission Focused Contracting
- CON - 214 - Business Decision for Contracting
- CON - 215 - Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support
- CON - 216 - Legal Considerations for Contracting
- CON - 217 - Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
- CON - 218 - Advanced Contracting for Mission Support
- CON - 353 - Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support
- And 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points every two years. For guidance on meeting this requirement visit the following website. Click on "Acquisition Career Management Program: Training, Certification and Contracting Officer Warrant Program, Appendix E.
To qualify at the GS 14 Level:
In addition to the basic requirements listed above: you must have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (GS-13). Specialized experience
is defined as: evaluating or implementing contracting programs; OR leading contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies, services (professional and non-professional),and/or construction; OR contracting experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.
Candidates MUST MEET THE FOLLOWING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
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 position.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcements are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the Office of Personnel Management's website located at: 1102 Qualifications
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Veteran’s Preference does not apply to direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointment to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service.
You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete or is missing the required supporting documentation.
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