The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Transportation. The opening is for a Contract Specialist in Sterling, Virginia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Contract Specialist – Sterling, Virginia
Federal Highway Administration, Department of Transportation
Job ID: 153026Start Date: 10/18/2019End Date: 01/16/2020
To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the MANDATORY education requirements and specialized experience requirements for the grade at which you are requesting consideration. MANDATORY EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field; OR
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. Note – For positions at GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess atleast 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 inparagraph A or B, above.
Applicants who meet the criteria for Superior Academic Achievement qualify for positions at the GS-7 level.
Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate educationin 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.
Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupyon January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meetthe basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includespositions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specializedexperience requirements when seeking another position.
PLEASE NOTE: This Position has Mandatory Education Requirements; Transcripts are required. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
To qualify for the GS-7 on Experience, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-05,it must include: Experience supporting contract and/or procurement actions such as preparing contracts, reviewing bids, and making determinations. To qualify for the GS-7 on Education alone, you must have: 1 full academic year of graduate education or law school or superior academic achievement.
You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. To qualify on for the GS-9 on Experience,you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-7, it must include: Experience performing contracting actions such as preparing contracts, reviewing bids, and making determinations. To qualify for the GS-9 on Education alone, you must have: 2 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or masters or equivalent graduate degree or LL.B. or J.D.
You can also qualify based on a combination of higher level graduate education and experience. This must be fully supported by your resume and transcripts, provided with your application. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. For additional information about applying to Federal positions, please click on the following link: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-policies/#url=e4Students enrolled in a qualifying degree program can apply if the anticipated graduation date is within six months of closing date of the announcement. Graduation transcript must be received before start date. Other applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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