Contract Specialist; GS-1102-07 (Pathway's Recent Graduates)

Washington D.C.
Apr 19, 2018
Apr 27, 2018
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Must complete a background investigation and fingerprint check.
  • One or more vacancies may be filled through this announcement.
  • Males 18 and over must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Subject to the completion of a one year trial period.
  • To be eligible, applicants must apply within two years of degree or certificate completion (except for veterans precluded from doing so due to military service obligation, who will have up to six years after degree completion to apply).

    This position may convert to a term, career or career-conditional appointment without further competition.

    This is an Excepted Service position. The job will be filled by alternative hiring process and is not in the competitive civil service. Applicants selected for an excepted service position are subject to a one-year trial period.


    Basic Requirements for GS-5 through GS-12
    A. A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR
    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.
    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, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

    Academic unofficial transcript(s) must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. Failure to provide transcript will result in an ineligible rating.

    Note - For positions at GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills,
    and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.


    52 weeks of specialized experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, this experience must have been equivalent to the GS-5 level in the federal government. At this grade level, employees perform tasks under supervision or in a trainee capacity, including: initiation of contracting transactions, reviewing requisitions, compiling source documents, performing routine analysis, etc.

    Completion of one year of graduate education. OR

    Combination of education and experience

    (For full qualification go to:

    A Recent Graduate must have completed a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution.

    Since this position requires specific educational course work to qualify, or if you are qualifying based in whole or part on education, you are required to provide all unofficial transcripts (undergraduate, graduate, etc.) or list of course work, which includes semester hours earned and grade received, before 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement or you will be disqualified from further consideration. This proof may be faxed or document uploaded. Please ensure that all documentation is legible. If you are currently employed by the Federal government in the same occupational series as the advertised position, you are not required to submit transcripts at this time.

    Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

    Veterans interested in receiving tips on preparing a Federal resume and/or how to prepare for an interview, may send an email to to schedule an appointment for a session. "Veterans Counseling Session" must be placed in the subject line of the email.

    The Federal Government is committed to expanding access to employment by hiring people with disabilities; providing technical assistance and information on reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities; and identifying and removing barriers to work. Persons with disabilities may apply for jobs filled either competitively (where qualified individuals compete with one another through a structured process), noncompetitively (where a qualified individual may be selected based on a special appointing authority), or through an excepted appointing authority for people with disabilities (i.e. Schedule A). People who are selected for a Federal job must meet the qualification requirements for the position and be able to perform the essential duties of the job with or without reasonable accommodation. For information on "People with Disabilities" please visit

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)

    - Eligible federal employees who were in positions and who were displaced from their positions may be eligible for selective priority over other candidates, under the ICTAP or the CTAP. Information about these programs may be found at the following links. In order to qualify, your application must receive a score of 85 in comparison with the knowledge, skills and abilities criteria. If you believe you are eligible for this special consideration, it is critical that you read the information provided in the links below.



    Student Loan Default

    Applicants selected for positions are subject to a background check to verify that he or she has not defaulted on any loan funded or guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants found to be in default will be contacted to make arrangements for repayment prior to being made an official offer of employment.

    The Department of Education is an empowering agency engaging in a culture of diversity and inclusiveness, inspiring all employees to work together for the benefit of students, stakeholders, educators and communities throughout the United States.


    Selection certificates may be shared among program offices across the Department of Education.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    To determine if you are the best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications requirement will be referred to the selecting official. If there are qualified preference eligible veterans, they will be referred first for consideration.
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