BASIC REQUIREMENTS: You must meet the following basic requirements to qualify for the position at the GS-13 level:
(A) You must complete all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including: at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
- You must have a Level II Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level II or a Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level II certification. NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of this certification with your application. Failure to do so may result in you not being considered for this position.
(B) 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 management.
(C) Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.
(D) Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade level within that agency without additional waiver action.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to meeting the basic requirements for the position you must also meet the following minimum qualifications:
You qualify at the GS-13 level if you possess one (1) year of specialized experience performing duties such as:
- Performing a range of contract specializations such as negotiation, cost and price analysis, and administration;
- Demonstrated experience in contract principles, techniques, and a knowledge of a variety of contract types;
- Experience in soliciting, awarding and administering contracts with multiple instances.
Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Qualification claims will be subject to verification.
Substitution of Education for Experience:
There is no substitution of education for experience at this 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.
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 the Federal Acquisition Regulation and related acquisition regulatory or statutory guidance;
- Skill in planning, developing and implementing contracts and multi-year contracts;
- Ability to utilize Cost or Price analysis techniques to evaluate and/or negotiate contractor proposals.
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.