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  1. Thank you for your reply C Culham, yes I've weighed out other options I really can't afford a pay cut honestly with a family and all, also I want to stay consistent with my relevance in work experience. If I have to I'll take another private sector contracting position working on Government projects in the area however, all the insight I can get is knowledge and greatly appreciated. I'm going to look into DHS positions.
  2. Thank you for the reply ji20874, yes I'm working really hard to finish my degree however I'm trying to look at all possibilities.
  3. I'm currently working on completely my Bachelors degree in business management however, I do not currently meet the DOD's basic educational requirements for the GS 1102 series. The DHS on the other hand seem to not have the same educations requirements, currently I only need 24 credit hours in select business/financial related courses to meet the education requirements. However, there is a "waiver" for DOD positions, please see below. According to the section (D) of the educational requirements: D. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. Is this common? Anyone else employed after year 2000 get hired without a full degree?
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