Procurement Analyst

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
May 16, 2021
Closes
May 23, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the Finance and Procurement Office, Procurement Management Division (PMD). PMD manages a comprehensive procurement program for the Federal Judiciary. Incumbents will be responsible for developing, implementing, updating, and maintaining procurement policies, procedures, and manuals, as well as providing advice, support, and training. The incumbent will report to the Branch Chief of Policy and Training.
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Responsibilities

The PMD manages a comprehensive procurement program for the Federal Judiciary. The incumbent performs senior Procurement Analyst work assignments associated with pre-award, post-award, and contract closeout activities. The incumbent will manage routine actions to more complex work assignments.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:

1. Updating and maintaining the Guide to Judiciary Policy (Vol 14) and other procurement policies and manuals;
2. Developing and implementing internal PMD procurement policies and procedures;
3. Providing procurement policy advice and support, including review of special procurement delegation requests, to Judiciary procurement staff nationwide;
4. Conducting periodic procurement training to Judiciary procurement personnel;
5. Reviewing pre-award and post-award documents, such as solicitations, market research reports, pre-negotiation and post-negotiation memoranda, responsibility determinations, waivers, justifications, and approvals for other than full and open competition, determinations and findings, protest responses, debriefings, cure notices, etc.; and
6. Serving as an advisor to customers at the Administrative Office and the courts nationwide on contracting issues which may include Judiciary Integrated Financial Management System or other systems-related issues.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the Administrative Office of the US Courts. In instances where non-citizens are considered for hire into temporary or any other position with non competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO's Human Resources Office that there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at http://ww.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/non-citizens . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete a FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • All new AO employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.
  • Relocation expenses may be provided, but only if authorized by the Director of the AO.


  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-13 grade level) which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience in ALL of the following:
  • Interpreting and implementing procurement policies and regulations to support contracting activities, including delivering clear and concise memos, bulletins, and training or communication materials and presentations;
  • Evaluating and recommending changes to procurement policies consistent with changing statutes or policy initiatives to improve the effectiveness of procurement processes;
  • Advising management and contracting staff on procurement issues; and
  • Reviewing pre-award and post-award documents, such as solicitations, market research reports, pre-negotiation and post-negotiation memoranda, responsibility determinations, waivers, justifications and approvals for other than full and open competition, determinations and findings, protest responses, debriefings, cure notices, etc.
  • Certification: Applicants Federal Acquisition Certification-Contracting (FAC-C) Level III or Department of Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification Level III is required. Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.

    Education

    In addition to meeting the specialized experience described above, applicants must meet the following educational requirements to be placed in this job series at this level.

    Basic Requirement: 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.

    NOTE: To validate that you meet the educational requirement for this job series, please submit a copy of your transcript. Your transcript must reflect that you are seeking and/or possess a 4-year degree along with the 24 successfully achieved credit hours in the fields mentioned above. Failure to submit your transcript will make you ineligible for this position.

    Exceptions: Federal employees classified within the 1100 family as of January 1, 2000 are deemed to have met the basic qualification requirements for all 1102 Contract Specialist positions.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    We will review your resume and supporting documentation and compare this information to your responses on the occupational questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for this job. If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, we will evaluate your application package, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

    You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume and/or narrative responses, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Failure to submit the mandatory narrative responses will result in not receiving full consideration and/or rating credit. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you, withdrawing an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Required

    Drug test required
    No

    Required Documents

    For this job announcement the following documents and/or information are required:
    • Resume - Any written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications.
    • Citizenship - Include country of citizenship on resume.
    • Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) - All applicants outside of the AO must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 to verify current or former Federal employment status.
    • Veterans Preference documentation - Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214), if applicable Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (SF-15) and an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the veteran's present receipt of compensation.
    • Transcripts - To validate any education qualifications you claim.


    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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