Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Friday, March 28, 2014.
To be eligible for this position, you must possess one of the Basic Qualification Requirements AND the Additional Qualification Requirement
Basic Qualification Requirements:
A. Completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's 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. Note: You must include copies of your transcripts with your application package to support this response. OR
B. Have been employed in a GS-1102-15 position since January 1, 2000. Note: You must include a copy of your SF-50(s) with your application package to support that you have been employed as a GS-1102-15 since January 1, 2000.
Additional Qualification Requirement:
At least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one full year of this experience must be specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-14 level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors) and have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the duties of this position. Examples of such specialized experience include: implementing acquisition directives and operating guidelines that have national implications on the acquisition mission; assigning acquisition work and establishing work schedules, priorities, and procedures to ensure that work is accomplished efficiently; reviewing work products to ensure that they meet expectations, including approving and disapproving completed work; and serving as department representative regarding acquisition policy, including meeting with program managers and technical experts.
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: When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
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.
- Supervisory Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year supervisory probationary period.
- Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. 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. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified.
Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. 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 category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
· Acquisition Policy
· Program Management
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. 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.
Information for Veterans: Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.