Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Friday, March 21, 2014.
To qualify for this position, you must meet the Basic Qualification and Specialized Experience listed below:
A. Successfully completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, in any field, from an accredited institution of higher education. (Included copies of your transcripts with your application package to support this response.)
B. Completed at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management. (Included copies of your transcripts with your application package to support this response.)
C. You are employed in a GS-1102 position (at any grade GS-05 through GS-12) and have been since January 1, 2000. (Note: You must include a copy of your SF-50(s) with your application package to support this response.)
Have at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal Service, or equivalent pay band in other pay systems. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but it must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may be demonstrated in the performance of duties such as selecting the appropriate method of procurement; performing market research for acquisition planning; and reviewing specifications and statements of work to ensure they do not restrict competition.
Quality Ranking Factor: For this position, it has been determined that applicants with a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or any contracting industry equivalent perform better. If you have a FAC-C Level II certificate, please upload it with your application package.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Education: There is a positive education requirement, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
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.html.
- Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
- Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Time in Grade (TIG): Current employees, Transfer and/or Reinstatement Eligibles must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade GS-grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion. An SF-50 must be provided which shows your current pay plan/series/grade to verify time-in-grade requirements are met. Failure to provide an appropriate SF-50 will result in an ineligible rating.
- Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
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In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. 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. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.