Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Monday, June 16, 2014.
Basic Requirement - To qualify for this position, you must have:
A. Completed a 4-year course of study
leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. Or,
B. Completed 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. Or,
C. Held a GS-1102 position in the federal government since January 1,
To qualify for the GS-11 grade level, you must also have:
One or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to
the GS-9 federal grade level that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and
abilities to successfully perform the work of this position. Examples of specialized
experience include conducting initial contractor conferences to provide
information or clarify special provisions of the contract; reviewing small and
disadvantaged business subcontracting plans for approval; and performing
post-award actions that comply with federal regulations. Or,
Completed a Ph.D., an equivalent doctoral degree, or 3 full academic
years of progressively higher level graduate education in accounting, business,
finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management,
marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. Or,
C. Not have the full amount of
specialized experience or graduate education stated in A or B above, but have an equivalent combination of both. To
compute this, first determine your total qualifying specialized experience as a
percentage of the requirement stated in "A" above; then determine
your qualifying graduate education in excess of 36 semester hours as a percentage
of the education requirement stated in "B" above; add the two
percentages. The total percentage must equal 100 percent to qualify.
To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, you must also have one
or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to the GS-11 federal
grade level that provided you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to
successfully perform the work of this position. Examples of specialized
experience include developing milestones for a complex acquisition project;
analyzing price adjustments, deviations from contract terms and conditions,
change orders, or delivery schedule changes to make a final determination; and
preparing negotiation memoranda to explain the rationale and methods used in
arriving at a final contract settlement.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Education: When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.
Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.
- Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.
- Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
- Time in Grade (TIG): Current employees, Transfer and/or Reinstatement Eligibles must have a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade GS-grade level to be eligible under Merit Promotion. An SF-50 must be provided which shows your current pay plan/series/grade to verify time-in-grade requirements are met. Failure to provide an appropriate SF-50 will result in an ineligible rating.
- Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
- Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:
- Contract Administration
- Technical Knowledge
- Oral Communication
In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We will not make assumptions regarding your experience. Please note that 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, or you may lose consideration for this position. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.