To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all the requirements by Thursday, February 06, 2014
TIME-IN-GRADE RESTRICTION GS-11: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade position any time within the past 52 weeks must meet the time-in-grade requirements (a minimum of 52 weeks in positions no lower than GS-09).
Specialized Experience GS-11 level: Applicants must have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-09) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience include but are not limited to:
Providing expert consultation, advice and guidance to department management and executive leadership in all facets of contracting operations, contract administration and management according to the regulations and policies governing contracting within the Federal Government.
Acting as liaison between Contract Program officials, directors, contracting officer representatives and contracting activities both local and national.
Providing acquisition support from the acquisitions planning stage through contract administration stage.
Responsible for the procurement and administration of contracts for supplies, equipment, leases and non-personal services.
Providing coordination and oversight for organization agreement programs.
Applicants may substitute education for the
specialized experience required for the GS-11 level. The education must be at the graduate level in an
accredited college or university and be a Ph.D. or equivalent graduate degree or
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to
such a degree or LL.M., if related. Such education must demonstrate the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Applicants may also combine education and
experience to qualify at the GS-11 level. To calculate, first identify the percentage of required
education you have earned. Then identify the percentage of required specialized
experience that you possess. Add the two percentages. The total percentage must
equal at least 100 percent to qualify at the GS-11. For example, an applicant
who has 1 1/2 year of graduate level education (One year of full-time graduate
education is considered to be 18 semester hours to satisfy the 1 year of
full-time study requirement and is considered 50% of graduate education
required) and 6 months of specialized experience (50% of the specialized
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on 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 MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Physical Requirements for Position: Work is typically performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office.
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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. *** If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. ***
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) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation .
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
As a part of the Occupational Questionnaire, you will be rated on your overall knowledge, skills, work experience, and ability to perform the specialized tasks that the position entails. Examples of these competency factors are:
1) Skilled in all facets of contracting operations,
contract administration and management according to the regulations and
policies governing contracting within the Federal Government.
2) Experience identifying appropriate contract
mechanisms and required documentation.
3) Highly skilled with various communication
techniques in order to provide oversight and support services.
4) Knowledge of regulations and procedures
sufficient to develop and maintain support agreements.
Narrative essays may be requested later in the selection process to differentiate between quality levels of eligible, basically qualified applicants.