Procurement Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 27, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

A successful candidate in this position will:
  • Serve as a principal advisor and recognized authority in assigned strategic acquisition initiatives and programs in the Department of Energy (DOE).
  • Deal with senior corporate management at both corporate headquarters and divisional or field levels.
  • Be a recognized acquisition manager with the highest degree of competence and responsibility in his/her professional field.

Learn more about this agency

Responsibilities

As a Procurement Analyst you will:
  • Serve as an expert and as a principal advisor to top levels of management in the planning and comprehensive review of high value and complex procurement and assistance awards.
  • Represent the Department of Energy in the interpretation and application of relevant laws, regulations, policies, standards and procedures.
  • Responsible for the developing, coordinating, establishing and revising DOE-wide policy, standards, and procedures pertaining to the DOE acquisition system.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to DOE Headquarters and Field Office Staff regarding policy interpretation and implementation.


Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required to attend meetings, events, or occasional training requirements.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15 - This position has promotion potential to the GS-15 grade level.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.
  • Resume and question responses must be submitted online.
  • This position requires a favorable background investigation.
  • This position is not in the bargaining union.

  • This is an acquisition position. There are statutory requirements as described in the Department of Energy Acquisition Career Development Program. The employee must meet the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
  • FAC-C Level III (Advanced) Certification: For the GS-14 and GS-15 grade level, Level II certification is required at the time of application and Level III certification must be obtained within: (1) 24 months from the date of hire; or (2) the date the applicant will meet the FAC-C experience standard (e.g., 1, 2, or 4 years) depending on level, whichever occurs later. Applicants are required to submit a copy of their certification and/or transcripts to show that these certification requirements are met. Failure to submit these documents will result in an incomplete application determination.
  • If selected for this vacancy, you may be required to file the OGE Form 450 (Financial Disclosure Statement) prior to your appointment to this position. For additional information and to obtain the form, please visit the Office of Government Ethics .


Qualifications

All applicants must meet the basic requirements and any additional requirements as stated under the Office of Personnel Management's Qualification Standard - Individual Occupational Requirements for 1102 positions.

Basic Qualification Requirement for grade level GS-13 and above:

Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions.

A) At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

AND

B) 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. You must submit a copy of your college or university transcripts (official or unofficial photocopy) to support your educational claims. Failure to submit this documentation by the closing date will result in disqualification from further consideration . Upon selection you will be required to provide official transcripts.

C) Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D.

D) Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision-making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

GS-14 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 level, performing the following:
  • Experience assisting with providing recommendations of acquisition policy matters to senior agency officials, to possibly include political appointees or members of the Senior Executive Service; and
  • Experience assisting with developing, coordinating, establishing, and revising agency acquisition policy, standards, and procedures; and
  • Experience assisting a procurement business advisor on acquisitions of high dollar value, of a highly technical nature, or encompassing multiple components.

  • GS-15 level candidates must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-14 level, performing the following:
  • Experience providing recommendations of acquisition policy matters to senior agency officials, to possibly include political appointees or members of the Senior Executive Service; and
  • Experience developing, coordinating, establishing, and revising agency acquisition policy, standards, and procedures; and
  • Experience serving as a procurement business advisor on acquisitions of high dollar value, of a highly technical nature, or encompassing multiple components.
  • Experience serving as a signature authority for large dollar or complex procurements.

  • Department of Energy's Certification Requirements are as follows:
    • Level III (Advanced): Obtained at the GS-13 (and above) level and must include at least 4 years of experience

    For the GS-14 and GS-15 grade levels, a Level III certification is required.

    Applicants are required to submit a copy of their certification and/or transcripts to show that these certification requirements are met.

    Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
  • Mastery of procurement and financial assistance laws, principles, and regulations.
  • Ability to advise executive leadership on acquisition issues, laws, and policy proposals.
  • Ability to establish and defend the positions of the Department on major acquisition issues affecting the Federal procurement and financial assistance process and generating nationwide public interest.
  • Knowledge and skill to provide the expert technical leadership, staff coordination and consultation on all acquisition functional areas, including responsibility for formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation to subordinate contracting activities.

  • "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

    Education

    Education cannot be substituted for specialized experience for the GS-14 and GS-15 grade level.

    Additional information

    • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    • Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
    • If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
    • Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement
    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement
    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information
    Telework: www.telework.gov
    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other noncompetitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as ICTAP or CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

    To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • For paid work experience, please indicate your starting salary for each position and the highest salary you earned (if different).
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.

    Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).


  • If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Veterans: veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

    Displaced Federal employees who qualify for CTAP/ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    FAC-C Level II Certification Documentation must be submitted at the time of application.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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