SummaryIn AQ, we do cradle-to-grave contracting that starts at the earliest identification of a need. We work with our customers to define acquisition strategy, offer expert business advice in developing procurement packages, develop solicitations and conduct source selections, negotiate and award best value solutions to meet the need, and administer those awards to ensure responsiveness to changing circumstances.Learn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates08/02/2022 to 08/16/2022Salary$97,378 - $138,868 minimum and maximum salary encompasses all grade levels and locations advertised. salary will vary depending on the position locality pay.Pay scale & gradeGG 13HelpLocations2 vacancies in the following locations:Fort Meade, MDBoyers, PAArlington, VAQuantico, VARemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel Required25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.Relocation expenses reimbursedYes-Relocation MAY be AuthorizedAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceExceptedPromotion potential13Job family (Series)1102 ContractingSupervisory statusNoDrug testYesPosition sensitivity and riskNoncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate RiskTrust determination processNational securityAnnouncement numberDCSA-22-11589394-PControl number669007900HelpThis job is open toThe publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agencyThis announcement is open to:All US CitizensHelpDutiesAs a Procurement Analyst for the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA), you will join a dynamic team of contracting and acquisition professionals enabling a critical National Security mission through contracts and other transactions. Acquisition and Contracting (AQ) partners across the enterprise to deliver innovative contracting and business solutions that enable DCSA mission success. You will be a vital member of the office of Policy & Oversight. As a PROCUREMENT ANALYST you will be responsible for the following duties: Reviewing acquisition plans and complex solicitations to ensure that terms, provisions, and clauses properly encompass unique and unconventional situations.Advising program office personnel on the evaluation of technical and cost proposals and overseeing detailed pricing and cost analysis.Drafting various policy documents to include acquisition policy, DCSA-wide policy, templates, standard operating procedures, and preparing and presenting training on various acquisition topics.Ensuring contract files are compliant with law, regulation, policy, and sound business practices.Preparing responses to Congressional inquiries, Freedom of Information Act requests, or other sensitive correspondence; Representing the agency and organization at industry meetings. Even more exciting than what we do is who we are. Consistent with the DCSA guiding principles, as expert business advisors, we are committed to mission, passionate about service, fiercely innovative, unwavering in integrity, and invested in people. AQ is a growing organization where we truly operate as a team - continually refining our processes and working together to build a premier contracting and acquisition organization. We offer rotational opportunities, training and development, mentoring, and a chance to see the impact of your work on a critical mission. Come grow with us! The DoD Contracting Competency Model is part of DCSA Management's selection process. The DoD Contracting Competency Model is located here: https://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/cpic/cp/docs/DoD%20Contracting%20Competency%20Model%20Narrative%20(2020).pdf.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a US citizenSelective Service Requirement:Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.For more information and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be consideredThis is a Drug Testing designated positionPosition is a (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under USC 1601Work Schedule: Full TimeOvertime: OccasionallyTour of Duty: FlexiblePCS (Permanent Change of Station): Not AuthorizedFair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): ExemptFinancial Disclosure: RequiredTelework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible, but is not a full time telework position.The incumbent will be required to report to the office on a routine basis.COVID19: See Additional Information section.If selected, the incumbent must obtain and maintain appropriate security clearance as indicated in job announcement.Must meet the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement (DAWIA) requirements.Must obtain/maintain an Acquisition Professional Development Program career for the Contracting career field, in accordance with DoD Instruction 5000.66 within 24 months.QualificationsThis position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102: A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. NOTE: The education requirements listed above apply only to individuals entering DoD GS-1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. Current civilian personnel in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000 are exempt from meeting this requirement (An SF-50s must be provided to show applicant is a current 1102 and has been in this series since October 1, 2000 if using this exception). Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement. *Failure to provide transcripts may result in you being rated ineligible for this position. The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened from the Department of Defense's basic qualifications requirements. See: https://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/DoD_Qualification_Standard_For_GS-1102.pdf for DoD qualification standards, competencies and specialized experience needed to perform the duties of the position as described in the MAJOR DUTIES and QUALIFICATIONS sections of this announcement by 08/16/2022 Applicant must have directly applicable experience that demonstrates the possession of the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies necessary for immediate success in the position. Qualifying experience may have been acquired in any public or private sector job, but will clearly demonstrate past experience in the application of the particular competencies/knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the duties of the position. You must have specialized experience sufficient to demonstrate that you have acquired all the competencies necessary to perform at a level equivalent in difficulty, responsibility, and complexity to the next lower grade (GS/GG-12) in the Federal service and are prepared to take on greater responsibility. Generally, this would include one year or more of such specialized experience. Specialized experience for this position includes: (To be creditable, experience must be in the contracting/acquisition career fields related to government contracting and procurement.) Managing complex procurement actions, such as procurements for the following: complex commercial and non-commercial services; agency-wide support services; or information technology hardware, software, and services (including software as a service).Ability to plan, develop, implement, maintain, and administer all contractual aspects of a major procurement action and to provide relevant comprehensive management advice to senior leadership. Specifically you will be evaluated on the following competencies: 1. Accountability:Fosters and ensures an environment that administers all resources in a manner that instills public trust while accomplishing the mission. Monitors progress and evaluates outcomes to improve organizational efficiency and effectiveness. Holds self and others accountable for measurable high-quality, timely, and cost-effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and ensures sound management processes and procedures are in place, ensuring that national interests are well served. Accepts responsibility for mistakes. Complies with established control systems and rules. 2. Contracting/Procurement:Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration. 3. Customer Service:Anticipates and meets the needs of both internal and external customers. Delivers high-quality products and services; is committed to continuous improvement. 4. Mathematical Reasoning:Solves practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematical and statistical techniques. 5. Preparation, Negotiation & Contract Award:Develops acquisition strategies and procurement plans. Interprets and applies acquisition regulations, policies, procedures. Conducts evaluations and negotiation of contractor proposals. Documents justification for award and awards contracts. Resolves contract disputes.EducationThis position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102 series. Unless you meet one of the exemptions (as described in the qualifications section of this announcement), transcripts MUST be provided.We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. **Failure to provide transcripts may result in you being rated ineligible for this position. Superior Academic Achievement does not apply to DCIPS positions. Foreign Education: For further information, click on the following link: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/Additional informationDCSA, as a newly designated Defense Agency is undergoing a multi-year transformation that includes a significant expansion of predecessor agencies' authorities and responsibilities. Mission accretion and associated growth in personnel and resources requires deliberate coordination and planning across operations and support activities to achieve effective outcomes while simultaneously establishing and integrating new activities, initiatives and projects. The new organization will be comprised of nearly 13,000 government and contractor personnel operation throughout the United States and overseas supporting stakeholders across the federal government. VETERANS PREFERENCE/CURRENT OR FORMER FEDERAL In accordance with DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, veterans preference is not required to be applied when considering candidates with prior Federal competitive or excepted service who have completed a probationary or trial period and have not been separated for cause. Therefore, veterans preference will not be applied to applicants with current federal service, or former federal civilian service meeting the above criteria. COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following: https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/ Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily or intermittently telework. Other Notes: Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a two-year trial period. If selected, Federal employees currently serving in the competitive service must acknowledge that they will voluntarily leave the competitive service by accepting an offer of employment for a DCIPS excepted service positions. If selected, non-DCIPS candidates must acknowledge in writing that the position they have been selected for is in the excepted service and covered by DCIPS. Selection under this appointment authority does not confer civil service competitive status. All current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade and step, and type of position occupied (ie, Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie, Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc.Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.Please review the General Application Information and Definitions at: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (ie applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. The following documents are REQUIRED 1. Your resume: If area of consideration is limited to the local commuting area, you must reside OR be currently employed within a reasonable distance of the advertised position's location(s). Please ensure your resume reflects your current home address and/or employer's address as this will be used to determine the area of consideration eligibility requirement when an SF50 is not applicableNarrative responses in the assessment questionnaire do not replace content in your resume or vise a versa. Experience must be described in both places for qualification determinations. Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the dates of employment (ie, Month/Year to present).For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. TranscriptsThis position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcripts unless you meet one of the exemptions (as described in the qualifications section of this announcement). We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. 3. Veteran's DocumentsIf applying for Veteran's preference, please provide a copy of your DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.Future Military Retirees: You are required to submit a copy of your official Retirement (NOTE: Member 4 Copy is preferred, but we will accept copies that show character of service ie honorable or general-under honorable conditions. The Member 1 copy will not be accepted), OR if your DD214 has yet to be approved, a Retirement Letter will be accepted up to 120 days prior to retirement signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters which must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (ie honorable).IF you are taking leave prior to your retirement date, you must provide a copy of your approved terminal leave request form (must show Terminal or Other- Transition) or the Approved Terminal/Other-Transition Leave Start Date must be indicated on your Retirement Letter. If you are not taking leave prior to your separation date you are not required to provide a terminal leave request form or indicate a Leave Start Date on your Statement of Service.Future Military Separatees (Not Retiring): You are required to submit a copy of your official DD214 (NOTE: Member 4 Copy is preferred, but we will accept copies that show character of service ie honorable or general-under honorable conditions. The Member 1 copy will not be accepted), OR if your DD214 has yet to be approved, a copy of your most recent active duty orders for separation or a statement of service letter will be accepted up to 120 days prior to separation which must reflect the Type of Discharge, and Character of Service (ie honorable).IF you are taking leave prior to your separation date, you must provide a copy of your approved terminal leave request form (must show Terminal or Other-Transition) or the Approved Terminal/Other-Transition Leave Start Date must be indicated on your Statement of Service. If you are not taking leave prior to your separation date you are not required to provide a terminal leave request form or indicate a Leave Start Date on your Statement of Service.NOTE: Active duty military members are not eligible for appointment unless currently on terminal leave. 4. SF-50:If applicable, all current and former Federal employees must submit a copy of your latest SF50 (Notification of Personnel Action) showing your tenure, grade/step, and type of position occupied (ie Excepted or Competitive); or similar Notification of Personnel Action documentation, ie Transcript of Service, Form 1150, etc. Failure to provide latest SF50 will result in you being rated ineligible for this position. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.