Program Analyst (COR III)

Wallops Island, Virginia
Feb 08, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

Specific duties include:
  • Responsible for pre-award and post-award acquisition in support of the VBA mission. The Program Analyst (COR Ill) works closely and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Responsible for conducting post-award contract file reviews, as assigned by the supervisor. In addition to analyzing and processing complex, unusual, and high-level contracts in support of VBA's mission, the incumbent ensures the efficient and compliant utilization of Department and Federal acquisition systems.
  • Provides guidance/training to customers in developing thorough acquisition packages. Reviews request for acquisition to ensure that each package is complete with adequate funding, description of supplies or services required, and other pertinent artifacts to conduct an efficient and compliant acquisition. Resolves any problems prior to initiation of contractual action.
  • Formulates the acquisition plan that will best satisfy the requirement and strives to accomplish new awards within VBA standard Procurement Administrative Lead Time (PAL T) standards.
  • Establishes work schedule with contractor and tracks progress, developing and maintaining systems to evaluate performance related to delivery and cost.
  • Consents to placement of subcontracts after considering elements such as the technical capability of prospective subcontractors, need for small and disadvantage business involvement, and compliance with applicable laws and contractual provisions.
  • Incorporates new or changed contract requirements with appropriate modifications or settles issues that develop after contract award, including making equitable adjustment in price and delivery schedules under a variety of conditions via contract modifications with the support of the Contracting Officer.
  • Performs other duties supporting the successful delivery of VR&E business processes and benefits delivery as assigned by management.
  • The Program Analyst (COR Ill) is required to have at least FAC-C Level Ill Certification.

Work Schedule: Full time, Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Remote: This is a remote position
Position Description/PD#: Program Analyst (COR III); # 40219-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Required


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement:02/10/2023.

TIME-IN-GRADE REQUIREMENT : Applicants who are current Federal employee must meet time in grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

To verify your eligibility, you must submit a copy of your most recent Notification of Personnel Action, Standard Form 50 (SF-50). You must provide a copy of your most recent SF-50 that indicates proof of status, and shows Time in Grade (for example, you were a career or career-conditional employee) and identifies your position title, series, grade, step, salary, tenure, and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must also submit your most recent promotion or within-grade increase in addition to your recent SF-50. If you previously held a higher grade, you must also submit any SF-50 showing that grade. DO NOT submit Award SF-50's and/or General Adjustment SF-50's as they cannot be used to prove time-in-grade.
  • For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12 level.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENT: You may qualify based on your experience as described below:
GS-13 Grade Level: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
  • Specialized Experience: Experience in federal contract laws, regulations and procedures for acquisition and contact administration; knowledge and ability in applying experimental theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to extend existing contracting techniques, and to develop procurement policies for use by other contracting personnel in solving procurement problems; or, familiarity with business strategy and program or technical requirements sufficient to perform or direct in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities, or the performance of the contractor.

Factor (Selective Placement Factor): The Program Analyst (COR Ill) is required to have at least FAC-C Level Ill Certification.

Volunteer Experience : Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Full vs. Part-Time Employment: Full-time employment is considered to be at least 35 hours per week. Part-time experience will be credited on a pro-rated basis; when including part-time employment in your resume you must specify the average hours worked per week.

Physical Requirements : The work is primarily sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://:// .

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .