Acquisition Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 17, 2020
Closes
Oct 24, 2020
Function
Analyst
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Department of the Interior is devoted to protecting and preserving the natural resources of this great nation, including National Parks, Landmarks, and the well-being of communities, including those of Native American, Alaska Natives and affiliated Islanders.
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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Office of the Secretary, Office of Acquisition and Property Management, Washington, DC. The incumbent serves as the senior analyst and technical expert for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) systems, while overseeing special programs and projects that are mandated by the Administration, Congress, and the Secretary.

The IAE systems are critical to support a common, secure business environment which facilitates and supports cost-effective acquisition of, and payment for, goods and services; effective management of Federal acquisition and assistance awards; and consistent transparency into Federal acquisition and assistance awards.

At the full performance level (GS-15) the major duties of this position include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Serves as the Department of the Interior (DOI) representative on E-Gov forums and/or subcommittees to develop knowledge of the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) systems, functions and processes; contributes to the development of Government-wide data collection and reporting standards; provides timely feedback on IAE requirements to Departmental management, and the Business Information Office (BIO) for incorporation into Department-wide system interfaces to IAE portals/systems, (e.g. Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG), System for Award Management (SAM), Beta. System for Award Management (SAM), Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)); facilitates training; and issues policy and user guidance for all levels of the agency regarding acquisition systems.
2. The incumbent initiates and develops Department-wide policies, directives, guidance and procedures relating to acquisition data, Government and Departmental data systems and processes to implement Government-wide management initiatives, Executive Orders, legislation, Departmental management initiatives, regulations and directives issued by the President, Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the General Services Administration (GSA), the Small Business Administration (SBA), the Department of Commerce, Department of Labor and other agencies.
3. Routinely monitors acquisition data sources to update management on acquisition accomplishments related to applicable DOI Strategic Plan performance metrics.
4. Coordinates and reviews bureau/office acquisition data submissions for compliance, timeliness and accuracy. Notifies upper level Departmental and bureau management of any compliance or systemic deficiencies related to data quality in a timely manner, and develops and monitors corrective action plans, as appropriate.
5. Identifies system, process, or program errors in Government-wide systems with which DOI systems interface and works with lead agencies and inter-agency working groups to ensure resolution.
6. Interacts with White House or congressional staffs, other Federal agencies, consultants, or representatives of private organizations to develop needed information or to coordinate policy positions. The incumbent performs liaison work of a sensitive nature, requiring tact and diplomacy.
7. Actively represents the Department of the Interior on acquisition system related inter­agency committees, working groups, and partnerships established to develop Government-wide policies, processes, standards for acquisition systems, e.g., IAE. Takes a leading role in intra-agency acquisition working group activities and initiatives for the purpose of developing appropriate performance metrics, data collection and reporting standards and processes, and enhancing the transparency of Departmental acquisition to members of the public, and current and prospective awardees.

The Office of the Secretary has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.

Salary Information
GS-15: $142,701 - $170,800 per annum
First time hires to the federal government typically start at the beginning salary in the range for their respective grade level.

This vacancy may be used to fill additional positions as vacancies become available.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Occasional Travel, 1-5 nights per month.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
15

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination, Public Trust - High Risk.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.
  • You must submit ALL required documents and a completed questionnaire.
  • Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service system, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See http://www.sss.gov/.


Qualifications

Minimum Qualification Requirements:
To qualify for this position you must meet the Specialized Experience for the series to which you are applying.

Specialized Experience
To qualify for the GS-15, you must possess at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level in the Federal service, or comparable experience not gained through Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated experience:
1) planning and managing financial-data collection and information systems;
2) creating business requirements for development and modernization of federal acquisition and awards systems (such as: Federal Procurement Data System-Next Generation (FPDS-NG), System for Award Management (SAM), Beta. System for Award Management (SAM), and Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS)); and
3) interfacing with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders in a team environment to produce deliverables.

Must meet all.

Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions and is available at OPM's website: https://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/num-ndx.asp

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Merit Promotion candidates must also meet Time-in-Grade requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

Education

There are no positive education requirements for this position. Education can not be substituted for experience at this grade level.

Additional information

Applicants who include vulgar, offensive, or inappropriate language or information in their application package will be ineligible for further consideration for this position.

Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.

The application contains information subject to the Privacy Act (P.L. 93-579, 5 USC 552a). The information is used to determine qualifications for employment, and is authorized under Title 5, USC, Section 3302 and 3361.

Important Note: All Department of the Interior (DOI) employees are subject to the conflict of interest restrictions imposed upon all employees of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government and may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Report. In addition, DOI employees, GS-15 and above, who work in the Office of the Secretary; along with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) and the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) employees (at ALL grade levels), are further restricted concerning their interests in Federal lands and resources administered or controlled by the Department of the Interior. This includes holding stock in energy corporations which lease Federal lands (e.g.: oil, gas, coal, alternative energy resources, etc.). If you have any such investments you should contact the DOI, BOEM or BSEE Ethics Office before accepting employment. DOI employees are held to the highest level of integrity. Employees must be objective and impartial in the performance of their work. All potential issues (e.g.: work-related interactions with friends, family members, or previous employers) must be disclosed at the time of application or during the interview process.

NOTICE: This employer participates in E-Verify and will utilize your Form I-9 information to confirm you are authorized to work in the U.S.
A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work with the U.S. Department of the Interior. The preliminary background check consists of a search of Office of Personnel Management and Department of Defense background investigation files and an FBI National Criminal History Fingerprint Check; it may take up to 3 weeks to complete. If selected for this position, you will be extended a tentative offer of employment pending a satisfactory background check. Current Federal employees or individuals with an existing completed background investigation may not be required to undergo another background check; these will be handled on a case-by-case basis in coordination with the Bureau security office.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the application process is complete, we will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume, supporting documentation and responses to the online questionnaire will be made. Your responses to the online assessment will be used to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for this position. However, your resume must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered. The best qualified candidates will be identified for referral to the hiring manager and may be invited for an interview.

Your answers to the on-line assessment will be used to evaluate your competencies in the following areas:
1. Contracting/Procurement - Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques or requirements (Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract administration.
2. Technology Awareness - Knowledge of developments and new applications of information technology (acquisition systems), emerging technologies and their applications to business processes, and application and implementation of information systems to meet organizational requirements.
3. Planning and Evaluating - Organizes work, sets priorities, and determines resource requirements; determines short- or long-term goals and strategies to achieve them; coordinates with other organizations or parts of the organization to accomplish goals; monitors progress and evaluates outcomes.

DUE WEIGHT
Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process.

If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level.

To preview the assessment questionnaire click: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10936853

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

Your resume must contain information sufficient to make a valid determination that you fully meet the specialized experience requirements as stated in this vacancy announcement and OPM qualification standards for each grade level(s) for which you are applying. It is strongly recommended that you use the USAJobs Resume Builder as it was designed to ensure that your resume includes the standard information needed. The Resume Builder is available at
https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume

Your application package must include: (1) Resume showing relevant experience as written in your own words; (2) Completed online Assessment Questionnaire; (3) SF-50's showing (1) your highest FPL, and (2) most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, tenure, and duty station. Please note that all SF-50's submitted must show that you are a status candidate or eligible under this announcement. Please refer to the eligibility in the online questionnaire for more information; (3) College transcript (if applicable) for verification of qualifying education. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; (4) Certificates, license, etc. (if applicable); (5) Form DD-214 OR VA letter and Standard Form 15, if eligible under VEOA; (6) Proof of eligibility if applying under a special appointing authority; (7) Current or former Government employees are strongly encouraged to submit a recent performance appraisal.

NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility under VEOA, must submit a copy of your DD-214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," (Member 4 copy is preferred), showing the dates of active duty, type of discharge, and character of service (must be honorable); OR acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 10% or more).

NOTE: Applicants claiming eligibility based on 30% or more service connected disability, you are required to submit documentation that is indicated on the SF-15 as acceptable proof of verification of your preference (i.e., official document, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying that the veterans total combined serviced-connected disability rating is 30% or more.

NOTE: Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). "Required documentation" includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.

You will find additional information on the following topics: (1) e-Verify; (2) Selective Service; (3) CTAP/ICTAP; (4) Education - accreditation; (5) Foreign education; (6) Veterans preference; (7) Special appointing authority documentation; and more can be found on our web site: https://www.bsee.gov/careers/usajobs-assistance OR http://www.boem.gov/USAJobs-Assistance/ .

If you are claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, you must submit proof by the closing date of the announcement that you meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP or you will not receive priority consideration. The proof includes a copy of the agency notice, your most recent Performance Rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty station. To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, you must earn a minimum score of 85 or above (prior to the assignment of veteran's preference) on the rating criteria for this position.

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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