APPLICANTS MUST FIRST MEET THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT AS DESCRIBED BY EITHER A OR B LISTED BELOW:
A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field; OR
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.
Exception: If you are a current Federal employee and have been in a GS-1102 position continuously since January 1, 2000, and have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, you will be considered to have met the basic requirement.
IN ADDITION TO THE BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT DESCRIBED ABOVE, YOU MUST POSSESS THE FOLLOWING EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION AS DESCRIBED BELOW.
In order to qualify for the GS-09 grade level, your resume must reflect:
-One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-07 grade level in Federal service; OR
-Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education; OR
-A Master’s or equivalent graduate degree; OR LL.B. or J.D.
To qualify on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Specialized Experience for the GS-09: experience applying the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to simplified acquisitions procedures (SAP) and detailed knowledge of the full range of simplified procedures in order to select the appropriate method commensurate with the type and value of item(s) being procured.
This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
You must meet all qualification requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.
KSA #1:Knowledge of basic procurement procedures and techniques, sources of supply, characteristics of assigned commodities or services, contract types, clauses and provisions, and business and industry practice to identify potential suppliers and solicit bids through formal advertising.
KSA #2: Skill in oral and written communications to include interfacing with contractors, suppliers, and customers.
KSA #3: Knowledge of contract administration principles and practices, procurement monitoring and management control techniques, and contractual requirements, terms, conditions, and pricing provisions to administer firm fixed-price, time and materials, indefinite delivery, or other contracts of similar complexity.
Your answers to the assessment questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. Applicants who exaggerate or falsify their experience and/or education may be removed from employment consideration.
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