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Specialized Experience at the GS-11 level: 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree OR One year of experience at the GS-09 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level in the private sector coordinating contract administration and termination for investment management and bank contracts.
Examples may include: contract terminations, approving contractor’s expenditures, negotiating overhead rates and purchasing procedures.
Specialized Experience at the GS-12 level: One year of experience at the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the private sector coordinating contract administration and terminations for IT services/systems and investment management/bank contracts.
Examples may include: multi-year contracts, fixed price, fixed price with incentives, cost-plus-fixed fee, and basic ordering agreements during the life of a contract, and resolving critical problems that develop after contract placement.
Specialized Experience at the GS-13 level: One year of specialized experience at the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service or equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the private sector planning, coordinating and administering long-term contracts for systems and programs on which significant accountability and management control are required (include specialized equipment or systems; in depth use of price and cost analysis including negotiation; extensive subcontracting; negotiating in sole source situations; and complex contracts with numerous special terms and conditions).
Examples may include: administration of multi-year contracts, which includes monitoring and evaluating contractor performance, frequent change in specifications during the life of a contract, and resolving critical problems that develop after contract placement.
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-11/12 GRADE LEVEL: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR Completion of 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; OR Combination of Education and Experience (ONLY APPLICABLE TO THE GS-11).
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR GS-13 GRADE LEVEL: 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 AND Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency (certified as Level II on FAC-C or DAWAIA Contracting Certification or equivalent), including at least 4-years of 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 (described below), and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the Veterans' Recruitment Appointment(VRA) authority; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.
To be considered under a special hiring authority such as the Schedule A appointing authority for persons with disabilities; the direct-hire authority to appoint veterans with service-connected disabilities of 30 percent or more; Peace Corps or VISTA service; or another excepted service/special hire authority, you must submit documentation to support your claim for eligibility with your application package. For more details, visit Federal Hiring Flexibilities.
PBGC encourages qualified applicants with disabilities to apply. Applicants with disabilities who are interested in learning more about job opportunities under the Schedule A Hiring Authority and other available hiring flexibilities and authorities are encouraged to contact PBGC’s Selective Placement Program Coordinator, Donald Beasley, at (202) 326-4000 ext. 3637 or firstname.lastname@example.org. TTY/TDD users should call the federal relay service at (800) 877-8339 and ask to be connected to (202) 326-4000 ext 3637.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category Rating is being used for this position.
If your resume does not support the answers you gave on the assessment questionnaire, you may be rated Not Qualified or you may be placed in a lower category.
Your name will be placed in one of the three following quality categories:
•Gold - highly proficient regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Silver - competent regarding the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to this position.
•Bronze- possessing only the minimum qualifications required for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs):
1. skill in processing contracts and agreements for a wide range of contract types and services
2. skill in monitoring and evaluating contractor past performance
3. skill with internal customers and contractors throughout a contract cycle to modify contracts accordingly
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position based on the KSAs listed above (which is equivalent to PBGC's Silver quality category; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
Candidates who apply under Noncompetitive and Special Hiring Authorities (i.e., displaced/surplus employees (CTAP/ICTAP eligibles), veterans eligible under the Veterans Opportunity to Work Act (VOW)/Veterans' Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), disabled veterans with 30% or more disability, former Action Volunteers-Peace Corps/VISTA/etc., persons with disabilities and others who are eligible for special appointing authorities)will undergo a quality review to determine if they are minimally qualified based on the content of their resume, supporting documentation submitted and their responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Application of Veterans' Preference: The Category Rating process protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each quality group. All qualified veterans must be selected before selecting any non-veterans within each quality category.
For this position, disabled veterans who meet minimum qualifications for this position and have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are placed at the top of the Gold category regardless of which category to which they would otherwise be assigned, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.
Preference eligibles who do not have a service-connected disability of 10% or more (XP or TP) are placed at the top of their quality category.
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