EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for Professional and Scientific Positions, GS-1102 and Individual Occupation Requirements for Contracting Positions).
BASIC REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13:
A. 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 of 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 grade level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position;
B. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelors 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.
IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AS LISTED BELOW:
GS-13: 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Qualifying specialized experience includes responsibility for large-scale centralized procurement of supplies, services, equipment, or other material to meet the consolidated requirements of one or several agencies or departments; performing industry analysis to identify technological and performance changes in products; developing the solicitation; evaluating bids or offers; conducting negotations; and performing price/cost analysis. These examples are not all inclusive (refer to the summary of duties for specialized experience).
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
U.S. citizenship is required. Appointees are required to provide verification of citizenship and employment eligibility.
Incumbent will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veterans preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.
If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:
BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.
WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.
QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.
Preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Veterans preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:
· KNOWLEDGE OF CONTRACTING POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
· KNOWLEDGE OF PRICE-COST ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES TO EVALUATE CONTRACT PROPOSALS AND PREPARE PRE-NEGOTIATION PLANS AND STRATEGIES
· KNOWLEDGE OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CONTRACTS, METHODS, AND TECHNIQUES
· NEGOTIATION SKILLS
· ORAL COMMUNICATION
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.