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Grade: 13
* 1.GS-13: Choose one answer that best describes you experience as related to the occupational requirements for this position.
  1. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


* 2.GS-13 This question will be used to determine if you possess the education needed to qualify for this position.
  1. 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.
  2. I have held a GS-1102 position at the GS-13 level since January 1, 2000 without a break in service.
  3. I do not possess the above requirements.


* 3.GS-13 This question will be used to determine if you possess the experience needed to qualify for this position.
  1. I have at least 4-years 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 GS-12 level providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
  2. I have held a GS-1102 position at the GS-13 level since January 1, 2000.
  3. I do not possess the above requirements.


Directly related experience must have involved applying contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures sufficient to plan, develop,implement, and maintain all aspects of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, andconsultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, andproviding policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of thefinancial and technical capabilities, or the performance, of the contractor;and anticipating problems and providing advice to project personnel oneffective implementation and time frames required.

* 4.GS-13 This question will be used to determine if you possess the mandatory training reqirements needed to qualify for this position. NOTE: Only courses offered by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or by a recognized equivalent provider may be used to meet the training requirements. If you do not meet all of the required training below a waiver may be requested by the selecting official.
  1. Mission Support Planning (DAU CON 110 or equivalent)
  2. Mission Strategy Execution (DAU CON 111 or equivalent)
  3. Mission Performance Objective (DAU CON 112 or equivalent)
  4. Mission Focused Contracting (DAU CON 120 or equivalent)
  5. The DAU courses CON 101 Basics of Contracting and CON 104 Principles of Contract Pricing are no longer offered by DAU. These two courses were replaced with CON 110, 111, 112 and 120. There is no need for applicants to complete CON 110, 111, 112, and 120 if they previously completed CON 101 and 104 successfully. Applicants can substitute CON 101 and CON 104 for CON 110, 111, 112 and 120.
  6. Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 202 or equivalent)
  7. Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 204 or equivalent)
  8. Government Contract Law (DAU CON 210 or equivalent)
  9. Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (DAU CON 353 or equivalent)
  10. I do not meet all of the above and will need a training waiver. NOTE: I do not need to complete items listed in the next question regarding the mandatory Five Targeted Electives.


* 5.GS-13 This question will be used to determine if you possess the mandatory Five Targeted Electives - each should be a minimum of 16 hours of assignment or individual specific learning identified as developmentally beneficial for the individual for career progression. Day-to-day work experience may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Select all the targeted electives you have completed:
  1. Substitution of DAU CON 301 (Executive Contracting) or DAU CON 333 (Management for Contracting Supervisors) completed prior to 9/30/03 is allowed in the following manner:
  2. If DAU CON 301 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 333: two electives are considered to have been met ? DAU CON 353 and three out of the five electives are required.
  3. If DAU CON 333 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 301: one elective and the requirement for DAU CON 353 are considered to have been met - four out of the five electives are required.
  4. If DAU CON 301 and DAU CON 333 were completed prior to 9/30/03: the DHS training requirements are considered to have been met.
  5. I do not meet the mandatory DHS Five Elective requirements listed above. I need a training waiver for this requirement.


Grade: 14
* 1.GS-14: Choose one answer that best describes you experience as related to the occupational requirements for this position.
  1. 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level
  2. I do not meet the requirement described above.


* 2.GS-14 This question will be used to determine if you possess the education needed to qualify for this position.
  1. 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.
  2. I have held a GS-1102 position at the GS-14 level since January 1, 2000 without a break in service.
  3. I do not possess the above requirements.


* 3.GS-14 This question will be used to determine if you possess the experience needed to qualify for this position.
  1. I have at least 4-years 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 GS-13 level providing the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
  2. I have held a GS-1102 position at the GS-14 level since January 1, 2000.
  3. I do not possess the above requirements.


Directly related experience must have involved applying contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures sufficient to plan, develop,implement, and maintain all aspects of one or more major systems contracts; applying knowledge of a procurement functional area sufficient to provide expert technical leadership, staff coordination, andconsultation; formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, andproviding policy interpretation; performing in-depth evaluations of thefinancial and technical capabilities, or the performance, of the contractor;and anticipating problems and providing advice to project personnel oneffective implementation and time frames required.

* 4.GS-14 This question will be used to determine if you possess the mandatory training reqirements needed to qualify for this position. NOTE: Only courses offered by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) or by a recognized equivalent provider may be used to meet the training requirements. If you do not meet all of the required training below a waiver may be requested by the selecting official.
  1. Mission Support Planning (DAU CON 110 or equivalent)
  2. Mission Strategy Execution (DAU CON 111 or equivalent)
  3. Mission Performance Objective (DAU CON 112 or equivalent)
  4. Mission Focused Contracting (DAU CON 120 or equivalent)
  5. The DAU courses CON 101 Basics of Contracting and CON 104 Principles of Contract Pricing are no longer offered by DAU. These two courses were replaced with CON 110, 111, 112 and 120. There is no need for applicants to complete CON 110, 111, 112, and 120 if they previously completed CON 101 and 104 successfully. Applicants can substitute CON 101 and CON 104 for CON 110, 111, 112 and 120.
  6. Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 202 or equivalent)
  7. Intermediate Contracting (DAU CON 204 or equivalent)
  8. Government Contract Law (DAU CON 210 or equivalent)
  9. Advanced Business Solutions for Mission Support (DAU CON 353 or equivalent)
  10. I do not meet all of the above and will need a training waiver. NOTE: I do not need to complete items listed in the next question regarding the mandatory Five Targeted Electives.


* 5.GS-14 This question will be used to determine if you possess the mandatory Five Targeted Electives - each should be a minimum of 16 hours of assignment or individual specific learning identified as developmentally beneficial for the individual for career progression. Day-to-day work experience may not be used to fulfill elective requirements. Select all the targeted electives you have completed:
  1. Substitution of DAU CON 301 (Executive Contracting) or DAU CON 333 (Management for Contracting Supervisors) completed prior to 9/30/03 is allowed in the following manner:
  2. If DAU CON 301 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 333: two electives are considered to have been met ? DAU CON 353 and three out of the five electives are required.
  3. If DAU CON 333 was completed prior to 9/30/03, but not DAU CON 301: one elective and the requirement for DAU CON 353 are considered to have been met - four out of the five electives are required.
  4. If DAU CON 301 and DAU CON 333 were completed prior to 9/30/03: the DHS training requirements are considered to have been met.
  5. I do not meet the mandatory DHS Five Elective requirements listed above. I need a training waiver for this requirement.


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