In order to be qualified for this position, you must meet the basic requirement:
A. I have completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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. - OR -
B. I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102-15 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000.
In addition, you must possess for the GS-14 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-13 grade level in the Federal service providing technical leadership for all phases of a contracting program (development, negotiation, implementation, and administration) under direction/supervision; providing technical advice and guidance to staff and management on contracting regulations, policies, and procedures; and evaluating policies and proposals to ensure they are in line with regulations and/or to determine their impact on contracting operations.
In addition, you must possess for the GS-15 one year of specialized experience equivalent to a GS-14 grade level in the Federal service directing all phases of a contracting program (development, negotiation, implementation, and administration); providing technical advice and guidance to staff and management on contracting regulations, policies, and procedures; monitoring agency budget formulation and execution operations and activities; and evaluating policies and proposals to ensure they are in line with regulations and/or to determine their impact on contracting operations
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
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:
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered, Wednesday, April 02, 2014.
Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your 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. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
1. In depth practical knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation and associated procedures and methodologies necessary for managing (from award through administration) a wide variety of federal procurement activity, to include (but not limited to) simplified acquisitions, federal supply schedule orders, contracts, and interagency agreements.
2. Experience in effectively supervising the work of others, including setting and achieving goals, promoting teamwork and customer service, and building trust and commitment.
3. Knowledge of the federal budget process, including budget formulation and execution.
4. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.