Program Analyst (Acquisitions) - DIRECT HIRE

Washington, D.C
Jun 02, 2023
Jun 09, 2023
Full Time

As a Program Analyst (Acquisitions), you will:
  • Serve as the WCF Program Analyst for the IT portion of the WCF and has responsibility for the creation of purchase requests for the WCF portion of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) fund. Responsible for the timely and efficient submittal of purchase requests to OSPE.
  • Prepare purchase requests by working with other specialists in the OCIO, CAMs (Customer Advocacy Managers) to gather all necessary acquisition information and works with the RMO team and CAMs to develop and prepare the purchase request and obtain necessary approval.
  • Prepare Statements of Work (SOW), prepare independent government cost estimates (IGCE), Determination & Findings (D&F) or Best Interest Statements as needed, and conduct/document market research.
  • Participate in the identification of IT resources required to support various levels of program operations; analyzing and evaluating (on a quantitative or qualitative basis) the effectiveness of line IT operations in meeting established goals or objectives; and developing life cycle costs analyses of projects or performing cost benefit or economic evaluations of current or projected programs under the technical supervision of a senior specialist or the team lead.
  • Organize, develop, and perform complex quantitative and qualitative analysis of requirements, policies, and resources to prepare recurring and special reports concerning procurement activities for the IT program.

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen & meet specialized experience to qualify
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Direct Hire Authority will be used to fill this position

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: Applicants may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


To meet the minimum qualifications for this position, you must meet the specialized experience qualifications for the grade at which you are requesting consideration.

To qualify for the Grade 12, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-11 it must include:
  • Experience in the development and creation of complete IT procurement packages including, Purchase Requests, statements of work, cost estimates, and market research for submission to the contracting office.
  • Experience in projecting procurement needs for the maintenance, support and replacement of IT assets for an agency wide IT organization.

To qualify for the Grade 13, you must have at least one year of experience equal or equivalent to the GS-12, it must include:
  • Experience in the financial aspects of acquisition forecasting and IT asset life cycle management.
  • Experience in analyzing Information Technology (IT) procurement and acquisition principles and program requirements to plan, make decisions and recommendations.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
  • Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.
  • Acquisition Strategy - Knowledge of the principles and methods for developing an integrated acquisition management plan that describes the business, technical, and support strategies, including the relationship between the acquisition phases, work efforts, and key program events (for example, decision points, contract awards, test activities).
  • Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately.

  • For all types of consideration, 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; religious; 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.

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    All applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Additional information

    PLEASE NOTE: This announcement establishes an open continuous (1 year) vacancy announcement. Given our continuing need for top professionals in this field, we will review applications on an as needed basis.

    This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.

    Qualified CTAP/ICTAP candidates receive priority and will be referred to the hiring manager.

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