In addition to the education requirements, you must meet the experience requirements as defined below.
You must demonstrate in your resume at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. This experience may have been obtained in either the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as 1 year at the GS-13 level or equivalent in the following areas:
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS
- Experience demonstrating implementation of Federal laws and regulations applicable to Government contracts and subcontracts, financial assistance awards, and general procurement and contracting functions sufficient to be able to direct and coordinate work;
- Experience demonstrating procurement planning and determining the best method of contracting and utilizing negotiating techniques to lead contract negotiations for complex and/or technical contracts; and
- Experience providing guidance to others regarding complex contractual issues.
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application.
-Knowledge of negotiation techniques to lead and participate in contract negotiations;
-Thorough knowledge of a wide variety of contract types, financial assistance instruments, and interagency agreements;
-Professional knowledge of Government procurement principles and regulations; and
-Ability to represent the organization both orally and in writing.Selective Placement Factor
: Per the OPM qualification standard for 1102 positions at the GS-13 level and above, applicants must have completed all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) requires applicants to be Level III certified in the DOE Acquisition Career Management Program or equivalent contracting certification program with a Federal agency (such as Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting, or FAC-C) to be eligible for placement into a GS-14 contracting position. Time-in-Grade
: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements for consideration.CTAP/ICTAP
: To be considered "well qualified" for this position, you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. The definition of "well qualified" is as follows: Candidates in this category must meet the minimum qualifications of this position and demonstrate proficiency in nearly all requirements of the position. Candidates may require some training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this vacancy announcement.
We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualification requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted.
This vacancy specifically states certain educational requirements you must meet (also known as a "positive educational requirement"); therefore, you must provide documentation supporting any education claims in your application. Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.
Selection for this position may require you to disclose information about your financial holdings and/or interests in order to assure no conflicts of interest exist.
The selectee will be required to submit to a full field background investigation prior to reporting for duty.
Applications contain information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93 579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.
Your Social Security Number (SSN) is requested under the authority of Executive Order 9398 to uniquely identify your records from other applicants who may have the same name.
You will be required to complete an OF-306, "Declaration for Federal Employment" form used to (a) determine your suitability for Federal employment and/or (b) in conducting an investigation to determine your suitability or ability to hold a security clearance.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
To qualify for the 1102 series at the GS-14 level, you must meet the following:
Completion of 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 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
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.
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 or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph 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 the 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 within that agency without additional waiver action.
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