You must meet all three requirements listed below; unless you are covered by an exception: 1) Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field, 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: The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by
an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Dept of Ed, and appears on a college or university transcript. AND
2) Completion of at least 4-years of experience in a contracting or related position, 1 year of which was directly related experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service. Directly related experience must have involved the application of contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures in planning, developing, implementing, and maintaining all aspects of the administration of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, and consultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities, or the performance, of the contractor.
EXCEPTIONS TO QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1) Applicants who have been in a GS-1102 position, at or above the GS-13 level, since January 1, 2000 without a break in service only need to meet the 1-year of directly related experience in order to qualify. The educational, training and additional years of contracting experience requirements do not apply to these individuals.
3) Completion of all of the following mandatory training requirements: Mission Support Planning (Defense Acquisition University (DAU) (DAU CON 110 or equivalent); Mission Strategy Execution (DAU CON 111 or equivalent); Mission Performance Objective (DAU CON 112 or equivalent); Mission Focused Contracting (DAU CON 120 or equivalent); The DAU courses CON 101 Basics of Contracting and CON 104 Principles of Contract Pricing are no longer offered by DAU. These two courses were replaced with CON 110, 111, 112 and 120. There is no need for applicants to complete CON 110, 111, 112, and 120 if they previously completed CON 101 and 104 successfully. Applicants can substitute CON 101 and CON 104 for CON 110, 111, 112 and 120. Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 202 or equivalent); Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 204 or equivalent); Government Contract Law (DAU CON 210 or equivalent); Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (DAU CON 353 or equivalent); Five Targeted Electives - each should be a minimum of 16 hours of assignment or individual specific learning identified as developmentally beneficial for the individual for career progression. Electives can include formal training or education, seminars, conferences, special projects, or other developmental activities in the procurement field. Day-to-day work experience may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Substitution of DAU CON 301 (Executive Contracting) or DAU CON 333 (Management for Contracting Supervisors) completed prior to 9/30/03 is allowed in the following manner: If DAU CON 301 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 333: two electives are considered to have been met - DAU CON 353 and three out of the five electives are required. If DAU CON 333 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 301: one elective and the requirement for DAU CON 353 are considered to have been met - four out of the five electives are required. If DAU CON 301 and DAU CON 333 were completed prior to 9/30/03: the DHS training requirements are considered to have been met. NOTE: Only courses offered by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or by a recognized equivalent provider may be used to meet the training requirements.
4) The agency may obtain a waiver for any individual not meeting the training requirements. The Coast Guard Head of the Contracting Activity must obtain the waiver from the DHS Chief Procurement Officer prior to the extension of an employment offer.
5) If you are currently employed with an agency other than DHS and seeking a lateral transfer AND you were promoted to an 1102 position at or above the GS-13 level (or equivalent) after 12/31/99 based on a waiver of the agency's training requirements, you will need to be approved for another training waiver before you can be hired into a GS-1102 position at or above the GS-13 level with DHS. If you were hired into your current GS-1102-13 or higher level position, with a non-DHS agency, based on an educational waiver, you will still have to meet the educational requirements stated in Qualification Requirements #1.
IN ADDITION TO MEETING THE BASIC QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ABOVE, APPLICANTS MUST HAVE SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE AS LISTED BELOW:
GS-9 level, applicants must possess one year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level. OR To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related OR combination of education and experience.
GS-11 level, applicants must possess one year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level. OR To substitute education for specialized experience, completion of 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree, if related OR combination of education and experience.
GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 level.
GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of federal specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level.
Examples of specialized experience include: reviewing contracting or procurement actions to determine that proper specifications/purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents; evaluating bids and proposals for compliance with applicable clauses; using a variety of contract methods and types; negotiating contract modifications, deviations, or extensions; performing bid analysis, determining bid responsiveness and responsibility; and final contracts.
This position has a positive education requirement.
If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
You are required to submit your unofficial college transcripts from an appropriately accredited educational institution in order to document completion of the educational requirements for this position. Official transcripts will be required if selected.
Information on Defense Aquisition University equivalent providers may be found at http://www.dau.mil/learning/appg.aspx.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your résumé and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications you will be referred for consideration.
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- Knowledge of Federal Government contract administration and procurement regulations, policies, and precedents
- Knowledge of price/cost analysis
- Skill in negotiation techniques
- Ability to communicate both orally and in writing