Lanham-Seabrook, Maryland
Sep 16, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Full Time


What is The Office of The Chief Procurement Officer Division? The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer provides acquisition services for IRS Business Units, Treasury Bureaus, and Treasury Departmental Offices. We support the acquisition life-cycle from planning, contract award, management and closeout. Our goal is to help create agile and innovative best value contract solutions to ensure the IRS meets its mission.

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WHAT DOES A PROCUREMENT ANALYST DO? As a Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for formulating, developing, and implementing a wide variety of guidance and controls to improve the effectiveness of IRS acquisitions. In addition to participating in detailed reviews of solicitations, contracts, and other acquisition documents or processes, you will analyze, evaluate, critique, research, initiate, conduct, prepare, report, guide, and ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other agency procedures for Office Directors, Branch Chiefs, and customers on topics related to specific or general acquisitions and policies and procedures. This includes making key decisions, developing and conducting training sessions, and being customer-service oriented with great interpersonal and self-management skills.

As a Senior Procurement Analyst you will:
  • Responsible for the overall development and coordination of the annual Regional Advanced Procurement Plan; keeping abreast of regional activities to assure that future procurement needs are known in advance.
  • Initiate, develop and recommend contracting policies, procedures and guidance, throughout the region.
  • Provide regional oversight by analyzing, evaluating, reporting, advising, and promoting improvements to existing procurement/contracting methods, standards, guidelines, procedures and practices.
  • Serve as a technical expert on al procurement actions and prepares or assists subject-matter experts in the regional offices in preparing acquisition documents
  • Develops, organizes and conducts procurement education training for regional office personnel to familiarize them with federal and agency procurement process and internal operating procedures.
  • Serve as the Small Business Specialist for the region, advising on small, disadvantaged, minority, women-owned, disabled veteran, historically underutilized business zones, and labor surplus programs. As such, serves as a liaison to the Small Business Administration, the small business community and the IRS Small Business Specialists.

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Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
  • IRS Employees with Career or Career Conditional Appointments



You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


You must complete all Mandatory Training requirements as described in DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HANDBOOK . AND 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND 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. OR Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

  • 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 bullet 2.
  • 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.

  • In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements below:

    GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at the grade 13 level that demonstrates an in-depth and extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), Department of Treasury Acquisition Regulation (DTAR), Department of Treasury Acquisition Procedures (DTAP), Statutes, Executive Orders, OMB Directives, Internal Revenue Service Acquisition Procedures (IRSAP), IRS Procurement Policies and Procedures, and familiarity with the practices of business and industry sufficient to develop policies and provide guidance to subordinate activities. At this level you must demonstrate a mastery of procurement principles and technical or program requirements to plan, make decision/recommendations that significantly affect the content, interpretation, or development of complex, long-rang, or interrelated agency policies and programs concerning the management of procurement issues. Your experience must demonstrate expert knowledge and experience in negotiation techniques, cost/price analysis, legal and regulatory interpretations, unique terms and conditions, subcontracting requirements and complex technical specifications. Your experience must also demonstrate skills in oral communications in presenting sensitive recommendations to senior level managers and executives, written communications sufficient to develop and implement internal management documents and correspondence pertaining to acquisition policies and procedures, and in serving as a representative on cross-functional task forces, committees or to the private sector. At this level you must demonstrate expert technical guidance and consultation on the procurement function including responsibility for formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation to subordinate contracting activities.

    -The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or VolunteerService . One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.

    -To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

    In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following, if applicable:

    You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).


    As Senior Procurement Analyst you will:
    • Review procurement plans, vendor proposals, and negotiates memoranda associated with highly complex, high dollar value solicitations and contracts (awards) in support of the mission of the Service. Formulates and provides expert guidance to specialists, analysts, customers on unique, complex, sensitive and/or controversial procurement matters which may set precedence or imply policy within the Office and/or the entire Procurement function.
    • Conduct in-depth analyses of project assignments to gather and evaluate information, establishes specific goals/action plans, assesses problem areas, and prepares management reports or briefing papers for top-level executives. Convenes and conducts conferences and executive briefings on topics related to acquisition and improving existing procedures.
    • Conduct detailed reviews of procurement activities. These reviews include evaluating solicitations and contracts and evaluating procedures for conformance with federal and agency regulations and internal operating policies and procedures.
    • Serve as an Office Director's and/or Branch Chief(s) representative on cross-functional task forces or committees. Represents the views and interests of an Office Director and, within delegated authority, commits the Office to courses of action.
    • Undertake on behalf of the Office Director and/or Branch Chief(s) office level staff assignments that are highly complex, potentially sensitive or controversial and broad in scope; such as formulation of short-range and long-range strategic business plans and annual quality plans.
    • Serve as an advisor to Procurement management on acquisitions of highly complex equipment, supplies, and services which have a significant impact on the effectiveness, and timeliness of the entire tax system nationwide.
    • Provide guidance on the acquisition and management programs to an Office Director and/or Branch Chief(s) and implements an Office Director's management and administrative decisions and assures accomplishment of the results.
    • Initiate and complete special projects, studies and research assignments for an Office Director involving areas of acquisition, acquisition management and administrative management. Develops and reviews internal management documents and correspondence pertaining to acquisition policies and procedures, makes recommendations for improvements and implements changes.

    Additional information

    3 Position is located in The Office of the Chief Procurement Officer, The Office of Policy Career Management. To be filled in the following location:
    • 5000 Ellin Rd, Lanham-Seabrook, MD (MD0278)

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        • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
        • This is a non-bargaining unit position.
        • Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
        • Must meet IRS telework eligibility requirements.
        • Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        • May be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report within 30 days of selection and annually from then on.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a "not qualified" determination.

    Rating:Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas:Customer Service, Decision Making, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Reading, Reasoning, Writing, Contracting/Procurement, Planning and Evaluating, Self-Management,

    Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order. If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) , you must receive a score of category HIGHLY QUALIFIED or better to be rated as "well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required

    Required Documents

    A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. ( Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips

    Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION:
    If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.

    IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
    You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.

    Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.

    IRS employees:
    If a revalidated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.

    If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. If the position has specific education requirements and you are currently (or have previously been) in the Federal job series to be filled, there is no need to submit a transcript or equivalent at this time. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page . If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.

    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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