To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
Must meet the basic requirement of 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.[Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000]. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Researching and reviewing acquisition guidelines, policies, legislation and regulations. Negotiating sole source contracts and modifications resulting in legal sufficiency. Guiding, assisting, mentoring and training junior-level Contract Specialists. Developing solicitation publication notices. Fully utilizing electronic systems for contract writing (i.e. ECMS), contract management, contract reporting (i.e. FPDS), financial management (i.e. IFCAP),in accordance with Agency policies.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-12 level.
Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
Competency 1 - Knowledge of Federal contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post award contract actions.
Competency 2 - Skills in planning, negotiations and administering government contracts in support of pre-award stage and post-award stage activities to procure specialized supplies, equipment, and services.
Competency 3 - Knowledge of Windows-based computer software related to procurement databases for solicitation preparation through contract closeout.
Competency 4 - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both within and outside the organization by applying both oral and written communication skills and motivation techniques.
Competency 5 - Ability to solve problems and manage contract workload independently in a fast-paced environment.
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.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The position is primarily of an administrative nature performed in an office setting, however travel to work sites is required and there may be light physical work such as walking over uneven surfaces, or assisting technical personnel in taking measurements or elevations. Occasionally, may be exposed to hazardous working areas/conditions when visiting contractor's facilities or construction sites. Government travel for training, meetings, or customer interactions will be required in this position.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.
Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR
AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.