Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
.Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.
Applicants applying for the GS-14 grade level must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this position:
IN ADDITION to the requirements below, the following mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or DAU-equivalent training is required to qualify for this position. Additional information can be found at: www.dau.mil/catalog.
- CON 100 Shaping Smart Business Arrangements
- CON 110 Mission support Planning
- CON 111 Mission Strategy Execution
- CON 112 Mission Performance Assessment
- CON 120 Mission focused Contracting
- CON 214 Business Decisions for Contracting
- CON 215 Intermediate Contracting for Mission Support
- CON 216 Legal Considerations in Contracting
- CON 217 Cost Analysis and Negotiation Techniques
- CON 218 Advanced Contracting for Mission Support
- CON 353 Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support
- 5 elective courses in related fields
A. In addition to completing the mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or DAU-equivalent training requirements listed above, you must have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions AND 1 full year of this experience is specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service AND completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field from an accredited college or university AND this degree included or was supplemented by 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.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:
-Experience developing advance procurement plans for acquisitions of large and/or complex multiple year projects.
-Experience planning negotiation strategies and leading negotiation sessions with prospective contractors.
-Experience working with the full spectrum of contract administration from pre-award planning and decision making to post-award administration and closeout.
B.In addition to completing the mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or DAU-equivalent training requirements listed above, you have occupied your position, which is classified in the GS-1102 series, since January 1, 2000 AND have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in paragraph A above under qualifying specialized experience.
C. Have NOT completed the mandatory Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or DAU-equivalent training, the 4 years experience in contracting or related positions AND/OR a 4-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours in the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, HOWEVER, you have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and therefore you MAY qualify for a waiver based upon your demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance and qualifying experience.
Note: All applicants qualifying based on education / training WILL BE required to submit transcripts and/or training certificates as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will be rated ineligible for this position.
See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements, if applicable.
For reasonable accommodation at the U.S. Department of State, please contact the Office of Accessibility and Accommodations at (202) 663-3474 or ReasonableAccommodations@state.gov.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Based on your responses to the job-specific self-assessment questions, eligible candidates are placed for selection consideration into one of three pre-defined quality categories as described below:
Highly-qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications for the position, candidates must fully demonstrate proficiency in all major aspects of the position.
Well Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in some, but not all of the major aspects of the position.
Qualified Category - In addition to meeting minimum qualifications, applicants must demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skill and ability of the position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:
- Ability to plan and execute work
- Ability to provide technical leadership
- Knowledge of common practices, policies, and procedures of logistics management
- Ability to analyze, interpret and apply contract / procurement regulations and principles
- Knowledge of contract administration techniques and principles
- Ability to negotiate
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week. For assistance with creating a resume, please click here.
Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each pre-defined quality category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (i.e., CPS and CP) must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) candidates must be rated "Well Qualified" for the position to receive consideration for special priority.
Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this announcement. Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.
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