All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, September 04, 2014
***You must meet ALL of the following requirements to be eligible and considered for this position : ***
1. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Upload Transcripts mandatory for all submissions)
2. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (Describe this in your resume)
3. ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS (AQ)
1. BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL GRADES
In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess:
(a) A 4 year course of study leading to a bachelors degree with a major in any field;
(b) 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.
Note: Procurement training courses do not count toward the 24 hour requirement unless a college specifically awards the student course credit and is reflected on a transcript.
To be creditable, education above the high school level completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, Department of Education. Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met. Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
For further information on creditable education visit: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html
You must provide (upload) unofficial student transcripts at the time of application.
2. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE
You must demonstrate in your resume the following hands-on Specialized Experience:
To qualify at the GS-11 level of federal service, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 level of this position in the federal service.
Specialized Experience includes:
(1) Knowledge of commonly used contracting and/or financial assistance methods and contract and/or financial assistance types relating to the performance of preaward, postaward, and/or contract and/or financial assistance price/cost analysis functions when the contract and/or financial assistance actions are well defined and well precedented. (Describe this experience in your resume).; AND
(2) Provided input regarding internal controls status and reviews of contracting and/or financial assistance performance and operational activities. (Describe this experience in your resume).
To qualify at the GS-12 level of federal service, applicants must have at least one year of (full-time) hand-on specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-1102-11 level of this position in the federal service.
Hands-on Specialized Experience includes:
(1) Evaluated government contracting and/or financial assistance programs using extensive knowledge of acquisition and/or financial assistance principles, techniques, methods, and procedures. (Describe this experience in your resume); AND
(2) Communicated acquisition (contracting and/or financial assistance) related information via oral or written, sufficient to develop and publish policies. (Describe this experience in your resume).
Experience refers to and includes, paid and unpaid experience, such as 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 specialized experience.
3. ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS
Your application/resume will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job qualification requirements. In addition we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the assessment questionnaire click here: View Occupational Questionnaire
You will be rated on the following screen-out elements:
(1) Education requirements.
(2) How your background meets the Specialized Experience requirements.
Note: Your resume MUST support your responses to the occupational questions.
The qualification requirements are outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions, available for review at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
Substitution of Education for Experience:
Below describes how you can substitute your education for experience at the GS-11 level.
Education substitution for GS-11 positions:
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or PhD or equivalent doctorate degree. Qualifying education must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. OR A combination of specialized experience and education which equals to a total of 100%.
Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, and/or economics.
Education substitution for GS-12 positions:
No Substitution of Education for Experience.
At the GS-12 level and higher, in addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade.
Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes
Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.
001 - All United States Citizens
- United States Citizens who have never been permanent employees of the Federal government.
- Current or former employees of the Federal government who would like to be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic 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. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you will not be referred to the Selecting Official for consideration. Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development, performance appraisals, outside activities, and special awards. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.
A panel may be used to review your application.