Procurement Analyst

Washington D.C.
Apr 29, 2019
Apr 29, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
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  • You must meet all qualifications requirements before the announcement closes.

    This position requires at least 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower level/band, equivalent to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as applying contracting principles, laws, regulations and procedures sufficient to: 1) Overseeing a purchase card program and developing and/or revising procedural guidance and policies related to the purchase card program and other acquisition management related processes; 2) Conducting compliance reviews on the purchase card program and providing training for purchase card participants; 3) perform internal audits and contractual assessments pertaining to the acquisition management process; and 4) Serving as a liaison between the bank provider and program participants.

    Applicants must also meet the following selective placement factor:

    Selective Placement Factor: Applicants must hold Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C), Level II -or- Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA), Level II Certifications. If so, a copy of the certification MUST be submitted with your application package or you will be marked as ineligible.

    Basic Requirements

    A.  A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;


    B.  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.

    Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.

    Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

    Note - For positions at or equivalent to  GS-7 through GS-12, applicants who are qualifying based on experience must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level, that provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position, in addition to meeting the basic requirements in paragraph A or B, above.

    A.  Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

    This is a bargaining unit position.

    Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

    Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

    Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

    Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit

    Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

    If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office’s  policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

    The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.  Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the vacancy questions. Please make sure that your responses to the vacancy questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully.  If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume”, your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

    All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA’s):

    • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal Acquisition, regulations, standards, policies and guidelines. These include, but are not limited to, the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), General Services Administration (GSA) guidelines, and OMB A-130 (Management of Federal Information Resources), OMB A-123 Appendix B Improving the Management of Government Charge Card Programs.

    • Skill in coordinating technical activities related to projects on a variety of highly complex procurement issues.

    • Skill to prepare analytical issue oriented studies that contrast alternative conclusions and make authoritative recommendations.

    • Skill to effectively communicate orally and in writing technical concepts and issues to a non-technical audience to present factual information, analyses, and recommendations; or to compose agency guidelines. By way of definition, oral communication may include methods used by employees with disabilities such as sign language interpretation, text-to-speech or TTY technology and amplification devices.

    • Skill to develop and maintain effective working relationship with others throughout GAO and the general public.

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    Drug test required No

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