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Procurement Technician

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

Note: Applicants may apply for one or both of the appointment terms listed (permanent and/or indefinite not-to-exceed 5 years. NOTICE: The first cutoff for receipt of applications under this announcement will be 11:59 p.m. EST on 01/15/2023.

The Indefinite, Not-To-Exceed 5 year position is 100% remote eligible for applicants from outside of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area. The salary range advertised is for the Washington, DC area and may be adjusted based on the geographic locale of the selected applicant.

The Permanent position is ineligible for 100% remote telework.

Maintains work logs, tracks assignments, and keeps supervisor informed to ensure timely action, response, or completion. Provides customer support, receives a variety of requests for program related information or data, and independently gathers data, prepares reports, and makes recommendations to the supervisors consistent with established practices. Integrates several types of software such as spreadsheet, database, or word processing to generate specific working documents and forms and reports. Selects an appropriate application and format for producing program support materials to meet specific requirements. Tracks the status of contracts and orders using the Library's financial system and corresponding paper files through contacts with contract staff, contracting officer representatives, financial points of contact and contractors. Assembles contract file information and enters data into the Library's financial system. Gathers and consolidates procurement information to assemble and prepare management reports. Recommends and assists in the development of automated procurement procedures. Reviews reports and researches errors or conflicting information in procurement documentation.

Reviews contract files for inclusion of specific documents or clauses as defined in procedures. Checks invoices against contracts confirm administrative information and contract terms are consistent with standard policies and federal databases (e.g. Momentum, System for Award Management, etc.).

Investigates and resolves routine or recurring discrepancies related to item and/or price differences, obligations and expenditures, quantities, and similar problems. Identifies the reason for the discrepancy and initiates action to correct records and documents. Reviews offers for a variety of commercial items and indicates whether exceptions were taken to solicitation terms and conditions and whether offerors have submitted all required information. Selects and completes appropriate form letter for use to notify offerors of award, non-selection, late submission, or other formal communications.

Prepares, verifies, and closes-out procurement documents, files, reports, or records in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Library procedures. The incumbent communicates with Library service units and contractors to confirm that performance is complete and final payment has been made and initiates the close-out action in the Library's financial system. The incumbent prepares the file for archival storage and stores in accordance with NARA regulations and Library procedures.


Conditions 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.

Permanent employees must reside 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.

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.


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.

Ability to provide procurement and contract administration support.**

Ability to provide office systems support.**

Ability to plan and organize work assignments and set priorities in order to meet deadlines.**

Ability to interact with others.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

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 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 FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.

The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.

The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.

Initial permanent appointments to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. Probationary periods served at other Federal agencies do not count toward this requirement.

The Library of Congress may offer repayment for all or part of federally insured student loans. However, not all service units within the Library of Congress participates in the repayment of federally insured student loans. Therefore, determination to repay a federally insured student loan is subject to approval by the appropriate service unit.

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.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans' Preference will not be considered in the application process.

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