BASIC REQUIREMENT: (Please note: you must submit transcripts that show the list of college courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class standing and degree conferred in order to verify that you meet the basic requirements for this position.)
You must meet the following basic requirements in order to qualify for this position:
(A) A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
(B) At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, laws contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades GS-5 through GS-12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraphs (A) and (B) above, you must also possess the following minimum qualifications:
You qualify at the GS-9 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Reviewing requisitions to determine that proper specification or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents;
- Interpreting and applying laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to contracting and detention issues to include performance based national detention standards, Services Contract Act and the Davis Bacon Act;
- Evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses.
You qualify at the GS-11 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Planning and carrying out pre-award, post-award, price/cost analysis, and other related staff functions in a relatively standardized or controlled work situation using established contracting procedures.
You qualify at the GS-12 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Assisting managers in defining their acquisition needs and sources for obtaining them;
- Developing sources for supplying goods and/or services, identifying specifications, conducting market reviews and preparing analyses of prices/costs of services or products;
- Performing a wide range of contracting methods and contract types to plan and carry out pre-award and post-award procurement actions.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
GS-9: In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify for a GS-9 position:
You may substitute successful completion of two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or a master's or equivalent graduate degree or L.L.B. or J.D. for experience required at the GS-9 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skill necessary to do the work of the position. A course of study in accounting, business, finance, law contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management is qualifying. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise two years of graduate education.
GS-11:In lieu of experience you must meet one of the following to qualify for a GS-11 position:
You may substitute successful completion of a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree for the experience required at the GS-11 level. This education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university and demonstrate the skill necessary to do the work of the position. A course of study in accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods or organization and management is qualifying. Check with your school to determine how many credit hours comprise three years of graduate education.
Combining Education and Experience:
Combinations of graduate education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-9 and GS-11 grade levels.
GS-12: There is no substitution of education at the GS-12 grade level.
Requirements by Closing Date: Unless otherwise noted, you must meet all requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
Probationary Period: This is a full-time permanent position (Career/Career-Conditional appointment). Upon appointment to this position, you may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
Proof of Education: You must submit transcripts that show the list of college courses with credit hours, major(s) and grade point average or class standing and degree conferred. Prior to appointment an official college transcript may be required. This education must be from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education and training will be rated using an Assessment Questionnaire. The questions are related to the following fundamental competencies (or Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities) needed to perform the duties of this job:
- Knowledge of commonly used contract types, such as fixed-price, cost reimbursement or indefinite delivery and required clauses to plan and/or carry out procurement;
- Knowledge of contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions sufficient for procurement;
- Skill in solving practical contract related problems, such as pricing matters, transportation, etc., as they relate to the development of the specifications or delivery of supplies or services.
Based on your responses, you will receive a score from the Assessment Questionnaire between 70 and 100. Those applicants who score the highest will be referred to the hiring manager and may be called for an interview.
These positions will be filled through the Office of Personnel Management's Government-wide Direct-Hire Authority. The "Rule of Three", Category Rating and Veterans Preference does not apply to this vacancy. For more information on Direct-Hire Authority please see: http://www.opm.gov/directhire/factsheet.asp. Although the Government-wide Direct Hiring Authority permits hiring without regard to Veterans Preference, applicants eligible for Veterans Preference are still encouraged to include that information in their cover letter or resume and attach supporting documentation (i.e. DD-214 or other substantiating documents) to their application.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible: If you have never been a Federal employee, you are not eligible to apply under CTAP/ICTAP. This program offers displaced Federal employees priority for jobs within the agency from which they have separated or are separating. For more information, please see: http://www.opm.gov/ctap/.
To be considered under ICTAP/CTAP you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.