Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. For this vacancy announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the (GS-12) grade level to be eligible for the (GS-13) grade level, and at least 52 weeks at the (GS-13) grade level to be eligible
for the (GS-14) grade level
An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.
have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in difficulty and
complexity to the GS-12 grade level or comparable pay band in the Federal
service. specialized experience is defined as experience managing construction
project and service related contract award and termination activities. Examples of Specialized Experience include
but are not limited to, overseeing contract and procurement of construction
goods and resources; managing analysis efforts to examine commodities/services and the industry sufficient to
identify sources of supply, trends, factors affecting procurements and project
For the GS-14: You must have at least one year of specialized
experience equivalent in difficulty and complexity to the GS-13 grade level or
comparable pay band in the Federal service. Specialized experience
is defined as experience serving as a contract officer with unlimited signatory
authority AND experience managing construction contract administration and
acquisition planning activities sufficient to develop and implement pre-award
and post-award program and functional requirements. Examples
of Specialized Experience include,
but are not limited to, planning and establishing contractual
strategies for comprehensive acquisition programs, specifically pertaining to
construction management; managing construction contract negotiation strategies
and identifying areas/goods subject to negotiation.
Education Requirements for GS-13 and
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.
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.
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.
Factor: Experience in contract administration for Federal
major construction projects and has a Level II Warrant issued through
completion of the Federal Acquisition Certification(must
submit a copy of certification).
You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position. Narrative responses are not required at this time.
KSA: Knowledge of various levels of contracting warrants and required training
certification: FAC-C Certification for a
Level II Warrant and experience in contract administration for Federal major
Experience managing construction related acquisition activities.
Experience performing negotiation techniques in pre-contract and post construction agreements
Experience managing construction related contract activities.
Experience serving as an advisor pertaining to construction contract policies.
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.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc)
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(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 SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.