To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement.
Time-in-grade: Applicants must also meet time-in-grade requirements.
Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head
of the agency 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 at or
equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have
provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work
of the position.
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. Exceptions: Employees in
GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions
they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same
grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements
are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized
experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
Specialized Experience: Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-12) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Utilizes electronic systems for contract writing (i.e. e-CMS), contract management, contract reporting (i.e. FPDS), financial management (i.e. IFCAP), in accordance with agency policies. Reviews work of team members at various stages of completion to assure compliance with regulations. Exercises knowledge of, and experience applying, OPM and VA personnel laws, rules, regulations, procedures, policies, directives and the national and local union contract agreements or commercial equivalent principles. Administers the contract to resolve a variety of contractual issue, negotiates contract and contract modifications and to defend procurement actions to higher level Government organizations. Conducts public bid openings, reviews bids and determines responsiveness and responsibility of low bidder in accordance with applicable regulatory requirements when using sealed bidding.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-13 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, VA, and/or similar laws, rules, regulations, policies and procedures that apply to contracting programs.
Competency 2 - Knowledge of and ability to use qualitative and quantitative analytical measurement techniques.
Competency 3 - Ability to develop, review, and mentor subordinates.
Competency 4 - Knowledge of and ability to supervise a Federal work unit.
Competency 5 - Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing.
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.
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).
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.
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 work of this position is generally sedentary, with occasional standing, walking, and bending. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.
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:
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.