To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements at the time their application is submitted.
: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-11 position you must have served 52 weeks as a GS-09. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.
Basic Requirements for GS-11
A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field
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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.
: 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.
The Defense Acquisition University (DAU) does not grant Academic degrees; therefore courses completed at the DAU are not creditable towards meeting the 24 semester hour requirement, in the fields identified above, unless the coursework has been evaluated by an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, and appears on a college or university transcript.
Specialized Experience for GS-11
Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-9) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience includes experience with: Federal Acquisition regulations (or similar), VA Acquisition regulations (or similar), contract law, and procedures applicable to the acquisition process and contract administration including modifications, terminations, claims, and close out. Various types of contracts, including firmfixed price, firmfixed price with economic price adjustments, time and materials, labor-hour, and indefinite-delivery. Various types of contract methods to include simplified acquisition procedures, contracting by negotiation, multiple award schedules, and methods unique to commercial items. Cost/price analysis techniques used to establish a fair and reasonable price when evaluating contractor proposals, change order proposals, and to conduct negotiations. Negotiation techniques sufficient to negotiate contract prices, terms and conditions, modifications, and settlements. Contract administration principles and practices sufficient to monitor and document contractor performance and compliance with all terms and conditions of the contract. Commercial and industrial business practices used to identify potential sources.
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3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.
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Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at the GS-11 level.
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, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
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
Preferred Requirements: FAC link: www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c