If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
Applicants must demonstrate that they meet both the Basic AND Specialized Experience requirements described below: BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the GS-09, GS-11 and GS-12:
- For positions with supervisory/managerial responsibilities. A one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
- Be able to make a direct deposit to a financial organization of your salary check.
- Complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment" (OF-306) to determine suitability for Federal employment.
- Complete the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 to determine identity and employment (work status) eligibility. GSA will verify the information through the DHS e-Verify automated system. Any identified discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
- These positions may require occasional/frequent travel (varies by position).
- If selected, you may be required to complete OGE Form 450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with GSA.
- Positions filled from this Public Notice may be designated as Public Trust Positions and have variable position sensitivity requirements. Appointment may be subject to background investigations and favorable adjudication prior to entering on duty.
Applicants must have a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; or 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.BASIC REQUIREMENTS for the GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15:
Applicants must meet the training, experience, and educational requirements listed in (A) & (B) below. Applicants may also qualify for this position if they meet the exception requirements described in (C) or the Waiver requirements listed in (D) below.
(A) Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of GSA 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.
(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 and management.
(C) Exceptions: Federal employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupied on 01/01/2000 and meet the specialized experience requirements. 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.
(D) Waiver: The senior procurement executive of GSA will only consider granting waiver requests for education and mandatory training. GSA Mandatory Training Courses
These are the current mandatory training courses required by the General Services Administration to qualify for positions in the 1102 series at the GS-13 level and above. Acceptance of course equivalencies
extend only to those courses recognized by the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI). Information on FAI equivalent courses and training providers offering equivalent courses can be found on the FAI website at http://www.fai.gov/drupal/node/90
. Please note: If you have a FAC-C Level II or III or a DAWIA level II or III certification in Contracting, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement. CON 110: Mission Support Planning; CON 111: Mission Strategy Execution; CON 112: Mission Performance Assessment; CON 120: Mission Focused Contracting; CON 214: Business Decisions for Contracting; CON 215: Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support; CON 216: Legal Considerations in Contracting; CON 217: Cost Analysis & Negotiation Techniques; CON 218: Advanced Contracting for Mission Support; Three elective courses (must be acquisition/procurement related). SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-09, GS-11 and GS-12: Applicants must meet both the basic requirement and one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position to be filled, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
- GS-09: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of procurement regulations, procedures, and techniques in order to perform recurring and developmental contracting assignments. Examples of such experience are: drafting contracts including standard clauses and special provisions; recommending award and necessary documentation to support award; assisting with negotiations or conducting noncomplex negotiations; analyzing bids or proposals for responsiveness, assisting with monitoring the contractor's performance; and reviewing contract files for completeness and closure.
- GS-11: Specialized experience is experience that provided knowledge of formal advertising and negotiated procurement procedures sufficient to develop solicitations, evaluate offers, negotiate prices and terms and recommend award of contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services; or knowledge of contracting principles and procedures sufficient to administer contracts for a range of standard or specialized supplies or services.
- GS-12: Specialized experience is progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of contracting procedures, methods, a variety of contract types and use of special provisions and incentives to plan and carry out pre-award and/or post-award contract assignments for the acquisition of products, professional or non-professional services, or construction; or experience which required a sufficient knowledge of contract regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's technical and program requirements in order to participate in planning, improving, or carrying out the organization's procurement program.
SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION FOR SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In order for graduate level education to substitute for specialized experience for the GS-1102 series, education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
- For the GS-09 level a master's or equivalent graduate degree; OR two full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.B. or J.D. may be substituted for one year of specialized experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and specialized experience.
- For the GS-11 level, a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; OR three full years of progressively higher level related graduate level education leading to such a degree; OR a LL.M. may be substituted for one year of specialized experience; OR an appropriate combination of education and specialized experience.
- For the GS-12 and above there is no substitution of education for specialized experience.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE for the GS-13 and above: Applicants must have both the basic requirement and one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work to the next grade of the position to be filled.
- GS-13: Experience in performing the full range of pre-award and/or post-award activities utilizing various types of contracts such as fixed price, various cost types, requirements, performance based and multiple award schedules, and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, and drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure a variety of complex or specialized products and/or services; OR experience requiring sufficient knowledge of contracting regulations, policies, and procedures and an organization's program and technical requirements in order to conduct reviews of contracts or contracting actions, recommend or plan improvements to an organization's procurement program.
- GS-14: Experience in evaluating or implementing contracting programs; OR leading or supervising contracting professionals providing contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of supplies, services (professional and non-professional), and/or construction; OR contracting experience that demonstrated the ability to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post-award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.
- GS-15: Experience that includes planning and evaluating programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applications will be evaluated against the basic qualifications. Qualified candidates will be considered in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Direct Hire Guidelines. Veterans' Preference does not apply to the direct hire recruitment procedures. Selections made under this notice will be processed as new appointments to the civil service. Current civil service employees would, therefore, be given new appointments to the civil service. You may not be considered for the position if any part of the application is incomplete or missing the required supporting documentation. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or dismissing you if hired.
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