By Mr. Edward G Worley (ACC)August 22, 2012
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Recent college graduates looking for a career in Army contracting should keep their eyes on Armyhire.com for a series of rapid-fire job announcements, according to Army Contracting Command's human capital director.
ACC will be hiring up to 150 recent college graduates to fill entry-level positions at a number of U.S. locations, said Bill Baxter, ACC deputy chief of staff, Human Capital. The jobs will be posted on Armyhire.com, the command's civilian employee recruiting website. A number of hiring authorities will be used to make tentative job offers quickly, he said.
"We're looking for the brightest and most talented people to join our team of world-class contracting professionals to help transform the way the Army buys its goods and services," Baxter said.
He said the entry-level positions will be available at the GS-7 pay grade and selected applicants will be assigned to the contract specialist career field.
Baxter confirmed that ACC is still in the midst of a command-wide hiring pause for most of its civilian vacancies, but explained that the entry-level positions are being funded by Headquarters Army Civilian Training, Education, and Development System to help manage future attrition in the contracting career field.
People interested in applying must have a current copy of their college transcripts and an up-to-date resume at USAJOBS. Applicants will also be required to complete an online assessment.
Applicants should be "energetic and highly motivated graduates," Baxter said, with strong math, analytical and communication skills. They must meet the following requirements:
• Have a bachelor's degree
• Be a United States citizen
• Have a cumulative GPA of 2.95 or higher
• Have the ability to obtain and maintain a secret security clearance
• Have a minimum of 24 academic hours in business-related disciplines such as accounting, finance, economics or marketing.
For more information and to review job postings, go to www.armyhire.com/entry-level.