BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must meet the basic education requirement for the GS-1102 series at all grade levels with at least a Bachelor's degree (or higher degree) from an accredited educational institution.
In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you may also meet the qualification requirements listed below:
Qualify as a GS-05:
To qualify for GS-05: the applicant must have successfully completed a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution.
Qualify as a GS-07:
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must reflect at least one (1) year of specialized experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of Contract Specialist, GS-1102 at the GS-05 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as applying intermediate complexity, relevant experience in the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, purchasing, retail, economics, or any other business area.
Education: 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement (SAA).
S.A.A. is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average, or (3) honor society membership.
1.Class standing -- Applicants must be in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision, such as the College of Liberal Arts or the School of Business Administration, based on completed courses.
2.Grade-point average (G.P.A.)-- Applicants must have a grade-point average of:
a.3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B" or better) as recorded on their official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or
b.3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 ("B+" or better) based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum.
Grade-point averages are to be rounded to one decimal place.
Qualify as a GS-09:
To qualify based on your experience, your resume must reflect at least one (1) year of specialized experience which demonstrates your ability to perform the work of Contract Specialist, GS-1102 at the GS-07 grade level. Specialized experience is defined as applying somewhat complex, relevant experience in the areas of accounting, business administration, finance, purchasing, retail, economics, or any other business area.
Education: Two full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D. which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of the position, such as; accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.
For GS-7 and GS-9, the Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level I or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification Level I certification is preferred, but not required. If you have earned certification, state your FAC-C or DAWIA certification level and date of certification.
List your FAC-C or DAWIA certification level and date of certification. If you are not currently certified, but have completed the mandatory procurement training, list the training that you have completed to date.
Your resume must include coursework, degree and certification information. If this information is not provided, you may lose consideration for this position.
Ensure you have completed the Education section of the USAJobs Resume builder. If you have a degree, provide your degree information. If you have coursework that meets the requirements above, provide a list in the Relevant Coursework section. Include the title, course code, and number of semester, quarter or classroom hours for each course (i.e., BUAD- 101-Introduction to Business, 3 Semester hours).
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications. Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please submit your foreign education evaluation with your application. Applicants without experience can qualify with the appropriate level of education as described above.
NASA's Recent Graduates program provides an opportunity for you to gain experience in the Federal civil service at the beginning of your career. If selected, you will be placed in a dynamic, one-year career development program, and provided with a mentor and an individual training plan that may include specialized training, formal rotational assignments, and other developmental activities. If you successfully complete the program, you may be converted to a term or permanent position.
You must meet eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
You must be at least 16 at the time of appointment.
You may be promoted to higher grades; however, promotions are not guaranteed.
You will be required to sign a Pathways Recent Graduate Participant Agreement.
You will serve a trial period for the duration of the Recent Graduate appointment.
You will be considered for the highest grade for which you qualify.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, who are 18 but not yet 26 years old, must be registered with the selective service system (or have an exemption) to be eligible for federal employment. For additional information or to register, click here
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