Basic Requirements: Must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field (MUST SUBMIT YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS)
Must have successfully completed 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. (MUST SUBMIT YOUR COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS)
On January 1, 2000, must have held a position in the Federal service in the GS-1102 Contract Specialist series and my position was at one of the following grade levels: GS-9 or GS-11. Must have continually held this occupational series since January 1, 2000. (MUST SUBMIT YOUR SF-50)
Minimum Qualifications: Must have at least 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service that involves: Administering the procurement of goods and services, examining proposals for compliance, interpreting acquisition regulations and policies within the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), establishing working relationships with program and contract or management personnel, AND a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR 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.
Must have 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. Note: To qualify for GS-1102 positions 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.
Must have a combination of graduate level education and specialized experience equal to 100% of the specialized experience requirement. (Only graduate education in excess of 18 graduate semester hours may be used in combination with specialized experience.) NOTE: Applicants must submit a copy of their transcripts for verification.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.htm
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
All qualifications requirements for this position must be met within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Training: Candidates will complete the specific technical training (i.e., Contracting (CON) courses), plus additional skills training in order to attain Level II Certification and program completion. Candidates will be required to complete the specified Federal Acquisition Certificate in Contracting (FAC-C) Level I & II or the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements for training and certification for the contracting career field.
Training and development will be provided using a variety of learning strategies - classroom, online, rotational assignments, etc.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.
- Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job;
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration (unless a sufficient number of qualified veterans are found - in which only those names will be initially certified). Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligibles.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Ability to interpret and apply regulations.
- Knowledge of basic procurement procedures and techniques.
- Knowledge of contract methods and contract types in order to assist with pre-award and post-award procurement actions.
- Ability to present information orally.
- Ability to prepare written material.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.