Procurement Analyst (Direct Hire)

Washington, D.C
Aug 16, 2022
Aug 18, 2022
Full Time

As a Procurement Analyst, the incumbent will serve and support the FAA's operational contracting branches and department wide acquisition programs by serving as a subject matter expert for contracting policy and compliance issues. The incumbent performs a combination of routine, multiple, and senior level assignments with minimal direction of a manager, team leader, or more experienced professional. Acts as an individual contributor and/or member of a team for projects/programs within a defined area of responsibility. Applies experience and detailed knowledge applicable to acquisition laws, regulations, policy, guidance, operating procedures, and contracting practices to plan and accomplish assignments demonstrating independence in planning time and using assigned resources to accomplish tasks or projects.

The incumbent researches, analyzes, and develops all aspects of acquisition policy for professional work involving the procurement of supplies, services, construction, research and development, and real property for all phases of procurement from planning, source selection, and award through the administration or termination and close out of contracts. Performs legislative and policy research and analysis and prepares draft policy, guidance, forms, and other documentation for the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA's) Acquisition Management System (AMS). Applies innovative thinking to develop and improve FAA acquisition policy and guidance. Incumbent works with other team members to ensure policy and guidance support of FAA's ability to acquire and maintain all of the products, services, and real property it needs to meet its mission, including complex major air traffic system programs. Manages the content of automated tools and job aids for the acquisition workforce. Develops and provides advice on agency-wide procurement policy and guidance. The work requires knowledge of legislation, regulations, methods used in contracting, and best practices when formulating policy that impacts agency-wide contracting practices. The incumbent may evaluate unsolicited vendor proposals submitted to FAA for content, completeness and disposition per AMS requirements.

Typical assignments may include: collecting and analyzing data/information; conducting independent research; monitoring developments impacting procurement via regulation and statute; applying policies and procedures; identifying problems; developing and proposing solutions, and working with higher level and lower level professionals in day-to-day operations.

This position requires strong writing, interpersonal, and communication skills for collaboration with practitioners and stakeholders in drafting, socializing, refining, and finalizing policy and guidance materials. The incumbent reviews and evaluates proposed changes to policy and guidance suggested or drafted by others and participates on special projects and working groups related to acquisition concerns. Assists in providing policy interpretation and responses to external audits and stakeholder inquiries. Work assigned may cross different functional areas and/or multiple organizations.

Contacts are both internal and external to the organizational unit. Works with a manager and other organizational unit employees to share information, provide data and/or written analyses, and discuss the status of assignments. Works with customers and other external parties on both routine and specific matters involving gathering information, explaining policy, and discussing customers' concerns. Provides expert advice and assistance on AMS policy, and may work with or advise management and program officials on specific policy issues that impact Agency performance or strategic goals. Prepares and presents briefing packages to senior leaders and policy boards.


Conditions of Employment

  • Review the Additional Information Section of this vacancy announcement for important information regarding your COVID vaccine status.
  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • This position has a positive education requirement. Transcript(s) required.
  • Must Submit Transcripts
  • Failure to Submit Transcripts Will Result in Disqualification


To view the complete OPM qualification standard, please refer to:

Basic Requirements for Pay Bands FV-I:

(1) 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

(2) 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 pay band or grade of the position, and must have provided the knowledge skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position; and

(3) Completion of training for Level I, II or III certification. Training courses reflect a government-wide standard and each level of certification must be met to qualify for the next level. Applicants must document successful completion of core course work or evidence of certification.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT : To qualify for this position you must demonstrate in your application that you possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to FV-H, FG/GS 12 in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position.

Specialized experience may include but not limited to: Experience researching, providing advice and guidance on acquisition policies, processes, practices, and procedures.

Employees in 1102 series positions will be considered to have met the basic requirements for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000, if specialized experience requirements are met. This applies to other positions at the same pay band/grade in the FAA or other Federal agencies. To qualify for a position at a higher pay band or grade, he/she must meet the requirements and specialized experience as stated.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this vacancy announcement.

Eligible applicants meeting the minimum qualification requirements and selective factor(s), if applicable, may be further evaluated on the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA); listed in the announcement. Based on this evaluation, applicants will be placed in one of the following category: alphabetical order and referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.


This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcripts(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. You may upload these documents with your application in USAJOBS or fax it to fax number provided in the announcement (please include announcement number on each page).

Failure to do so will result in loss of consideration.

Schools must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Accreditation may be verified at the following website: .

Foreign education must be evaluated by a private professional organization specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials or an accredited U.S. educational institution in terms of equivalence to a degree acquired at an American college or university. A copy of the evaluation results must be included, otherwise your foreign education will not be considered.

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Additional information

We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.

The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.

The U.S. Department of Transportation strives to ensure that equity, transparency, accountability, collaboration, and communication permeate all that we do for the betterment of the Department, the traveling public, and our nation. As such, DOT values a highly diverse workforce of persons who promote a culture of belonging by respecting the personal dignity and worth of each individual and fostering a positive environment where all feel safe and welcome. If these commitments coincide with your personal ideals and professional aspirations, please consider joining the DOT family.

If selected, you will be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen. On-the-Spot will be used to fill this position. The 'Rule of Three', Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply to this vacancy.

As a part of the Federal-Wide Hiring Reform Initiative (streamlining the hiring process), the FAA is committed to eliminating the use of the Knowledge, Skills and Ability (KSA) narratives from the initial application in the hiring process for all announcements. Therefore, as an applicant for this announcement, you are NOT required to provide a narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA.

In lieu of providing a KSA narrative response in the text box listed below each KSA in your work history, please include information that provides specific examples of how you meet the response level or answer you chose for each KSA. Your work history examples should be specific and clearly reflect the highest level of ability. Your KSA answers will be evaluated further to validate whether the level that you selected is appropriate based on the work history and experience you provided. Your answers may be adjusted by a Human Resource Specialist as appropriate.

FAA employees, their spouses and minor children may not hold stock or any other securities interest in an airline, aircraft manufacturing company, or in a supplier of components of parts to an aircraft manufacturing company. This prohibition is effective on the date of your appointment. Your acceptance of the agency's Final Offer means you agree to comply with this prohibition. Questions may be directed to an agency ethics official at ."

This is a bargaining unit position. This position is represented by NATCA: Multi-Unit.

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