Management Analyst (COR)

Frederick, Maryland
Oct 22, 2020
Oct 24, 2020
Full Time


The incumbent of this position is a member of the Program Analysis Compensation Service Medical Disability Exam (MDE) Contracting Staff.

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Major Duties:

- Reviews and maintains financial tracking reports, including invoice tracking and burn rates that directly tie into the overall budge formulation and execution.
- Demonstrates specific knowledge and is responsible for procurements that contain complex requirements requiring a variety of acquisition strategies including fixed-price and cost ­reimbursement, as well as incentive contracts, labor hours and indefinite-delivery contracts for small business set aside, GSA schedule, and sole source acquisitions.
- Provides analysis on effectiveness of contract resource utilization ensuring compliance with the annual spend plan.
- Analyzes multifunctional programs, functions, and organizations on a world-wide program to determine whether the internal control systems currently in use are effective and provide recommendations for mitigation of program risk including invoice validation.
- Formulates, presents, executes, and analyzes organizational budgets in alignment with contract spend plan and burn rate.
- Executes procurements actions within specified deadlines and with consistent technical accuracy.
- Performs acquisition planning to ensure that acquisition packages are submitted on time and free of errors for executive review.
- Creates and maintains tracking reports to include contractor onboarding and financial utilization rates providing monthly analysis to leadership on compliance with spend plan with recommendations if goals are at risk.
- Reviews and approves all deliverables and progress reports ensuring all invoices are reviewed for accuracy and paid timely per VA requirements.
- Works closely with acquisition teams and explores new or innovative contracting approaches to meet program requirements that may serve as a model for future complex acquisitions.
- Participate as a team lead or member of Integrated Product Teams (IPT) in accordance with VA Procurement Policy to evaluate the responsiveness of bids compared to the PWS and provides written justifications and recommendations to the contracting officer once all analysis is completed including review of technical and past performance proposals so contract can be awarded.
- Actively participates in industry days as defined by VA acquisitions.
- Monitors contractor performance to assure compliance with PWS, agency regulations and procedures, program directives, timely and accurate invoicing, technical requirements as well as completion of CP ARS.
- Prepares and maintains acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related integrated schedules to ensure PAL T and spend plan are on track.
- Advises program officials of the procurement objectives to be used and works with program to define requirements and prepare statements of work, IGCE, market research, and relevant justifications.
- Assists contracting officer in the preparation of the findings and solicitation documents.
- Provides position management advice and recommendations to agency managers including providing advice on the distribution of workload among positions and organizations, and the skills mix, or categories of employees needed to do the work.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Compressed/Flexible: May be available
Telework: May be available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Management Analyst (COR)/PD38588A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/23/2020.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-13 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-12. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. To support your claim of time in grade, you must submit your most recent appointment, promotion, or within grade increase SF-50 (not an award or general adjustment SF-50). Some applicants may have to submit more than one SF-50 to demonstrate their eligibility. See the required documents section for more information.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-12 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized Experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position(s), and that is typically IN OR RELATED TO the work of the position to be filled. The applicant must document knowledge of a complex field of laws, regulations and Federal legislation pertaining to the full range of veteran's benefits and a comprehensive and thorough knowledge of state, federal and local benefit programs in order to be able to explain them, both orally and in writing, to individuals of all educational backgrounds.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: Work is sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://:// .


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional information

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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


You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Knowledge of business strategy and program or technical requirements to perform or lead in-depth evaluations of the financial and technical capabilities, or the performance of the contractor.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex issues related to VA's compensation programs, and to formulate and present recommendations, techniques, processes, and trends for improving organizational effectiveness based upon such research and analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience as a Contractor Officer Representative working on large, complex contracts.
  • Knowledge of and skill in using oral communication skills.
  • Ability to review and/or initiate quasi-legal, technical, administrative and general written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of personal computers and various software applications.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse population involved with VA while maintaining professional credibility.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Separation Notice (RIF)
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

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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