Procurement Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jan 13, 2021
Jan 20, 2021
Full Time


As an Procurement Analyst, the incumbent serves as a senior expert procurement analyst responsible for developing, coordinating and revising assigned portions of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and the General Services Acquisition Manual.

This position is located in the Office of Systems Management (OSM), Federal Acquisition Services; 1800 F Street, NW Washington DC.

We are currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed.

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As a Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Provides expert, authoritative advice, guidance and counsel within GSA and to other agencies, businesses and groups on acquisition policy issues of considerate consequence from policy, economic and political viewpoints.
  • Devises solutions to divergent and conflicting views and proposals in highly charged situations that may affect the economic well being of businesses.
  • Identifies and analyzes acquisition process problems, trends, and emerging needs.
  • Formulates and justifies new statutory initiatives to address unique problems , meet newly emerging acquisition needs, and resolve critical procurement process problems.
  • Provides expert responses to Congressional correspondence on complex and controversial issues, drafts, testimony and presentations designed to obtain GSA goals and objective.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may have to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • 1. Direct Deposit of salary check to financial organization required.
  • 2. Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • 3. Register with the Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • 4. US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

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The GS-15 salary range starts at $144,128.00 per year.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-14 level or higher in the Federal service.

This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificates by the closing date of announcements to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.

You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to GS-14 level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience that includes leading and managing procurement programs and operations; overseeing the organization's technical and managerial activities relating to the contracting function; or ensuring that agency regulation and guidance implement statutory requirements and sound policies across the entire spectrum of procurement; overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts, and providing the competencies necessary to perform the full range of highly complex pre-award and post award activities utilizing a variety of types of contracts and evidence of professional potential, business acumen, drive for results, relationship building, and self-motivation in order to procure supplies, services, or construction associated with an organization.

1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

1. All of the following:

(a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of FAC-C Course Requirements; or FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification. If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification.

(b) At least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and

(c) Completion of 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.

2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position. However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.

3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.


Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

Additional information

Bargaining Unit Status: Not in the bargaining unit

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be scored on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities. Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.
  • Comprehensive Knowledge of acquisition, procurement, and contracting laws, rules, regulations, principles, methods, and policies.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate procurement information to multiple agencies.
  • Expert analytical skills to apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
  • Skill in oral communications to present sensitive recommendations to higher authority, to obtain compliance with policies from activities nationwide
  • Skill in effective written communication.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.

    If you are eligible under GSA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

GSA OIG Employees: Submit latest SF 50 (other than award SF 50)

If you are CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

Current or Former Political Appointees: Submit SF-50.

College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.

Contracting Documentation: Submit A or B:

(A) List of completed courses as described in the requirements section of this announcement. The list must include: official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

(B) Proof of contracting certification: FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

If certification is over 2 years old, also submit (a) or (b) below:

(a) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to the current period.

(b) If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. On your "My Continuous Learning" page, click on the "approved" link under Achievement Status to print a copy of your most recent certificate.

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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