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Procurement Analyst

Montgomery County, Maryland
Closing date
Sep 30, 2023

As a Procurement Analyst, GS-1102-14 your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Serve as the main point of contact on all matters dealing with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), Assistance (2 CFR 200), and other Transactions Regulations.
  • Provide advice and guidance concerning a variety of acquisition issues.
  • Review proposed acquisition legislation and directives for conformance with regulatory requirements and acquisition practices.
  • Establish strategies for the implementation of statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and other developments affecting overall acquisition programs.
  • Development ARPA-H procurement policies and procedures.
  • May also perform such Contracting Officer's Representatives duties such as: Maintaining liaison with prime contractors, staff, other contractors, the contracting officer, and program offices related to all projects to manage the activities of a diverse portfolio of contracts within the Division; Performing inspection and acceptance for the Government to assure performance/delivery is accordance with contract/order requirements.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Position requires Education, please submit transcripts.
  • Position requires a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450.
  • You must obtain (within a timeframe established by the supervisor) and maintain a FAC-C Professional Certification (FAC-C-PC) certification throughout the duration of employment in the position.


Basic Requirements:
To meet basic requirements, you must meet one of the following:
  • Completed a 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. Visit our web page Guidance on Business Related Coursework for the GS-1102 Contracting Series for information on what coursework is qualifying along with other helpful information; OR,
  • Occupied a GS-1102-14 position on or before January 1, 2000; OR,
  • A current Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) employee with an approved waiver of educational requirements. To receive consideration, you must submit your waiver with your application.
  • Additional Qualifications:
    In addition to the Basic Requirements for the GS-14 above, you must also meet ALL the following requirements:
  • Completed all mandatory training and certification requirements prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to the GS-14 or higher-level contracting positions. Completion of this training for non-NIH employees is not required upon application to meet qualifications. If selected, you must complete all required training and satisfy all certification requirements within the specified timeframes determined by your supervisor. AND
  • Have at least 4-years of experience in contracting or related positions. AND
  • Have at least 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: planning, developing, and implementing acquisition policies, standards, and procedures; performing regular and special procurement reviews, the findings to be used in developing new policy guidelines, standards, and procedures; advising managers on procurement policy matters for a large multi-faceted program; providing guidance to senior contracting staff on technical and policy questions.
  • You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

    Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

    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.

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply:


    This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education .

    Additional information

    This Open Continuous announcement establishes a list of qualified applicants to be considered for Procurement Analyst vacancies as they occur. The first list of eligible applicants will be sent to Hiring Managers on May 1, 2023 which includes all applicants who self-certify their eligibility by April 30, 2023 11:59 PM (EST). Subsequent cut-off dates will be established based on the date a request for a List of Eligible Applicants is received from the Hiring Manager to fill a vacancy.
    • This position is designated as a " non-emergency/teleworker " position and the selected candidate will be considered a " non-emergency/teleworker " employee. In the event of a closure, you must be available to telework or request leave.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • Some positions in this announcement are eligible for non-local remote work. Please select the "Location Negotiable" or "All-NIH Locations" location when applying if you wish to be considered for non-local remote work. Non-local remote is a position designation where little to no onsite presence is required (e.g., once or twice annually). You may work anywhere in the U.S., including any of the territories. Worksites outside of the U.S. are prohibited. Your pay is determined by the geographically defined pay locality applicable to your approved worksite (e.g., home residence). Reporting to an NIH location may also be required during the onboarding process. Visit NIH's Remote Work page for more information and requirements.
    • A newly appointed or reappointed employee may receive service credit for prior work experience or active duty uniformed service that otherwise would not be creditable for the purpose of determining his or her annual leave accrual rate. All creditable service must be directly related to the duties of the position being filled and decisions to allow for such credit must be finalized prior to the selectee's entrance on duty. Recipients will be determined on a case-by-case basis based on organizational need, specific case justification, and budget limitations.
    • If selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE Form 450 to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This information is required annually. For information, visit the NIH Ethics website: .
    • PHS Commissioned Officers interested in performing the duties of this position within the Commissioned Corps should also apply online to this announcement in order to receive consideration.
    • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
    • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
    • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
    • Visit our Total Compensation page and this sample for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement, and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.

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