1. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;
2. 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.
C. The Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) dictates specific education, training requirements, knowledge and experience factors for Acquisition Corps Officers and individuals holding Contracting Officer positions above the simplified acquisition threshold must meet certain criteria. Groupings of education, training and experience standards provide the framework for progression in a career field and are used for the purpose of characterizing an acquisition officer's qualifications within a given career field. If applicants have not completed all the training required for their current position, they may not be considered as candidates to fill the vacant position on a promotion basis. If prevented from completing mandatory courses, this certification must be met within 24 months of selection. The three career levels are:
Level I : Basic or Entry level positions at GS-5 to GS-9.
Level II: Intermediate or "Journeyman" level positions, GS-9 to GS-12.
Level III: Advanced or Senior level positions, GS-13 and above.
GS-07 - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-5 or 1 full academic year of graduate education, law school, or superior academic achievement. As well as applicants must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting courses for a GS-7 position.
GS-09 - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-7 or 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education, or master's or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. Additionally, all applicants must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting courses for a GS-9 position.
GS-11 - Must have at least 12 months experience equivalent to at least GS-9 or 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree. Additionally, all applicants must have completed two years of experience in contracting positions, which must have equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled, and must have completed mandatory contracting courses for a GS-11 position.
Quality of Experience:
Level of time is not of itself qualifying. Candidates' experience is also based on the certification requirements that an individual must meet for the mandatory training, education, and experience standards established for the acquisition career level in an acquisition career field. Individuals should meet the DAWIA Level II and III certification standards before being assigned to positions at that respective level.
Substitution of Education for Specialized Experience:
Effective October 1, 2000 the Department of Defense implemented Title 10, United States code, sections 1723 through 1733, that put a positive educational requirement on this series, however if an individual occupied a GS-1102 position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DOD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from the educational requirement.
Military skill set is determined by AFSC/MOS requirements and the requirements set by the Army Acquisition Corps program. Training requirements for Acquisition Corps membership has changed over the years to correspond to changes made to training requirements for career certification; therefore, people who were accepted into the Acquisition Corps several years ago may not meet current requirements, but should be treated the same as those who do. Upon selection, individuals must be assigned to a compatible military AFSC/MOS in accordance with statutes and National Guard Bureau regulations and must obtain/maintain all requirements of the AFSC/MOS and the Army Acquisition Corps program. Specific requirements are found in: DA Pamphlet 611-21, NGB Compatibility tables and your local Personnel section.
Enlisted Minimum E4 SPC Maximum E9 SGM
Officer Minimum O1 2LT Maximum O3 CPT
Compatible Military Specialty:
EMOS: 36B, 51C, 92A, 92Y, or 92Z
Must posses or be able to obtain Secret Security clearance within 12 months of appointment
Must posses or be able to obtain EMOS or OBR within 12 months of appointment
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Be prepared to address the following questions or statements on the assessment questionnaire:
1. Knowledge of different types of contracting methods, contracting types, and contracting principles and procedures applicable to the range of pre-award or post-award contract initiation, administration and termination.
2. Knowledge of price analysis, techniques, and business practices sufficient to evaluate price data on the basis of comparative prices, standard price list, or previous prices.
3. Skill in defining and interpreting how policy updates or revisions apply to National Guard contracting activities.
4. The ability to write and speak clearly and present material to diverse audiences.