Note: Applicants may apply for one or both of the appointment terms listed (permanent and/or indefinite not-to-exceed 5 years.)
Provides expert technical analysis related to procurement policies, processes, and information for the LOC's major programs, researches and provides guidance to CGD and service unit staff on matters relating to the procurement of goods and services.
Assesses the legal and regulatory framework and sound business practices for routine and complex contract and grants actions. The complex acquisitions and assistance agreements include standard as well as mission critical contracts for preservation services, information technology goods and services to include development and web services, audiovisual services, and integrated LOC systems, and critical facilities support services. The incumbent reviews acquisition plans, solicitations, contracts, and supporting documentation for appropriate contract type, pricing, source selection, acquisition method, determinations and findings, clarity and appropriate application of standard and specialized terms, competition and negotiation, and appropriate use of funds.
With support of the Lead Procurement Analyst, leads projects involving routine and complex contract and grants processes. Supports the Lead Procurement Analyst and with the drafting and recommendation of contracting and grant policies, including formulating and presenting procedures and guidelines, identifying and analyzing new developments, and providing policy interpretation to CGD and service unit staff. Reviews the LOC Federal Acquisition Instructions supplement (LCFARS), and coordinates with the Senior Procurement Analyst and assigned Counsel to maintain currency and implement needed updates. Reviews all Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for content and format, and recommends updates to ensure that the SOPs comply with the current rules, regulations and LOC policies. Drafts for review and publishes approved contract and grant policies, directives, and other documents. Prepares procedures and guidelines for the negotiation of contracts for the procurement of goods and services.
The incumbent works with peers within the Offices of the Chief Information Officer and Financial Services Directorate and supports projects, operations, and maintenance for procurement information systems. The incumbent analyzes and updates requirements and troubleshoots and recommends resolution of issues related to procurement information systems for the generation of solicitations and contracts and for monitoring and reporting contract, staff, and operational performance measures and data on behalf of the LOC. The incumbent supports the Lead Procurement Analyst to ensure contract and grant files are accurate and complete, maintained, accessible, and disposed of pursuant to the applicable Federal Records Schedule. The incumbent reviews and confirms that accurate and current information is maintained within the LOC's contract and grants information systems, and reports individual and system inaccuracies or omissions to the Lead Procurement Analyst and Head of the Acquisition Policy Section. The incumbent reviews and updates approved content posted to LOC contract and grant related websites to ensure the currency of LOC procurement guidance, policies, contract clauses, templates, checklists and forms.
The incumbent provides Acquisition Career Manager support for the LOC's training, certification, and professional development for contracting officers, contract specialists, and contracting officer representatives within the LOC's service units. Analyzes and reports on the competency of acquisition workforce members and monitors and reports on the CGD professional development program to maintain a professional acquisition workforce, ensure thorough understanding of roles and responsibilities, sound quality, and responsive operations in full compliance with laws, regulations, policies, and good business practices. Supports the CGD mentoring and coaching program, and highlights areas to continually recognize and reward initiative and continuous improvement.
Performs various other related duties as assigned.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.RequirementsConditions of Employment Regarding appointment type:
The selectee under this vacancy announcement may be hired as a local, permanent employee
OR a remote, indefinite not-to-exceed 5 years employee
must reside locally in the DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area and will be required to report for work onsite a minimum of 3 days per pay period (every two weeks.)Indefinite, not-to-exceed 5 years employees
may reside in and work remotely from any location in the United States and its territories outside of the DC, Maryland, and Virginia metropolitan area for the length of their term.Qualification requirement: Current FAC-C II certification or the equivalent.
Library of Congress employees are prohibited from using illegal drugs, including marijuana. The Library is part of the Federal Government and abides by federal law, so regardless of individual state or District of Columbia laws, marijuana use is illegal, considered criminal activity, and can affect your employment at the Library. In addition, past or current drug use and activities (e.g., selling or distributing) may deem you ineligible for employment.Qualifications
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Knowledge of contracts and procurement activities.** Knowledge of research and analysis techniques and methods.**Ability to communicate in writing.Ability to plan, organize and execute work.** Ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals from varying backgrounds and levels. Ability to utilize computer technology.Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.Education
There is no educational requirement for this position.Additional information
Although it is the Library's policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid at step one of the grade.
The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation. For more information, please see: Vetting Process
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please email ADA@loc.gov. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The proof or disability/certification may be issued by the State Vocational Rehabilitation Office, Disability Services or Career Services office of the applicant's college or university, or the Department of Veterans Affairs. The letter must verify that the applicant has a severe disability and must be dated within three years of the date of the application. Certification from health care providers are not accepted. For more information contact the Library's Office of EEO/Diversity Programs at 202-707-6024 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
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The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
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A "Not to Exceed" (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate a NTE employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.
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