Supervisory Procurement Analyst

Washington, D.C
Jun 12, 2021
Jun 17, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of Management (OM), Property, Acquisition & Safety Division, Acquisition Policy & Compliance Branch, Acquisition Policy Section, Washington, DC. Provides supervision to a staff of administrative and technical support personnel; reviews proposed legislation, regulations and directives to ensure consistency with Bureau contract and acquisition policy and maintains liaison with the Department of Justice.

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  • Serves as a senior technical contracting and acquisition expert for the Bureau, advising acquisition personnel and ATF officials on acquisition related issues.
  • Serves as an ATF focal point for information on Federal procurement initiatives, including the amendments to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Treasury Acquisition/Procurement Regulation (TAPR), Procurement Instruction Memoranda (PIMs), the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) and new legislation.
  • Drafts or reviews ATF directives and issue papers on contract policy. Is responsible for ATF review and implementation of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the Federal Information Resources Management Regulation. Develops and issues acquisition and contracting guidelines to contract specialists, procurement analysts, purchasing agents and other Bureau personnel introducing new requirements of law, executive orders or regulation in their fields.
  • Provides expert advice to the Chief, Acquisition Division and other echelons of the Bureau on acquisition and contracting policies, regulations, and various acquisition and contracting subjects that require opinions based on statutes, Comptroller General Decisions, executive orders, OMB circulars, contracting regulations, and acquisition and contracting precedent. Initiates requests for legal assistance from Chief Counsel. Assures proper presentation of facts to facilitate prompt and thorough legal opinions.
  • Formulates strategies to assure effective implementation of contracting and acquisition initiatives within the Bureau. Responsible for the Bureau's implementation of Small Business and other socioeconomic programs.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Some travel is required.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation.
  • Must be registered or exempt from the Selective Service. See
  • May be required to serve a one year probationary period.

The time-in-grade requirement must be met by the closing date of this announcement. The qualification requirements listed below must be met by the closing date of the announcement.


Basic Requirements:

1. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.
2. 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.

3. 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 Paragraph D.

4. 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.

To qualify for the GS-14: You must have at least one year of specialized experience at, or equivalent to, the GS-13 at the next grade level.

Specialized experience for the position is defined as experience that has equipped the candidate with the particular Knowledge, skill and ability, to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

For this position, specialized experience includes: Leading a team of employees in analyzing and resolving problems arising from acquisition operations and administrative functions; applying and interpreting acquisition regulations and legislation, performing post-award contracting activities, including monitoring Contractors performance; providing advice on interpretation of contract terms; preparing, negotiating and issuing unilateral/bilateral modifications; negotiating price adjustments; and preparing contract close-outs. the work of the position may be substituted for the experience required;

OR 2 academic years of progressively higher level graduate education.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience are qualifying for all grade levels for which both education and experience are acceptable.


Graduate Education. To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Mandatory Training Requirements Completion of mandatory training is required for Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C), Level III.

The selectee will be expected to achieve full FAC-C Level III certification within 12 months. Details are available at:

Note: Unofficial or official transcripts must be provided verify degree.

Additional information

Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations from ATF's Human Resources Operations Division. Please click on the following link to read important information. DOJ Notice to Prospective Employees of Ethical Obligations

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 .

EEO Statement: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability (physical and mental), family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, retaliation, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement: ATF provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the job application and hiring process, and you meet the eligibility requirements listed above, please notify the human resources specialist listed on the vacancy announcement, or contact the ATF's Office of Equal Employment Opportunity at (202) 648-8760. The decision on granting a reasonable accommodation is handled on a case-by-case basis.

"Federal Regulations state no ATF employee, his/her spouse, or his/her minor child shall have, directly or indirectly, any financial interest, including compensated employment, stock, or proprietary interest in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries. You should be aware that you may be asked to relinquish any ownership of or interests in the alcohol, tobacco, firearms or explosives industries before a determination can be made whether access to ATF information, information technology systems, and/or facilities can be authorized."

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if:

1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility;
2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and
3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.

To be well qualified you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria.

You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is available at

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the online assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.

The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies:
  • Knowledge of Federal, Department and Bureau contract law, regulations and procedures applicable to acquisition and contract administration and in planning appropriate strategies to procure simpler requirements and conducting negotiations in the pre/post award phases of contracting.
  • Skill in successfully leading a staff to ensure the daily operations, mission, and strategic goals are effectively managed and communicated in order to meet the objectives and needs of the organization.
  • Mastery of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), the Justice Acquisition Regulation (JAR) and the Federal Property Management Regulations (FPMR) so that policies and procedures of the Bureau will be in accordance with laws that these regulations represent.
  • Skill in communicating orally and in writing, including the ability to promulgate acquisition guidance and policy, preparing reports and presentations, and addressing audit findings.

  • To preview questions please click here .

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    (1) Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional)
    (2) Most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which shows your grade, career or career-conditional tenure and a separate award SF-50 dated within the last 3 years, if applicable.
    (3) CTAP documentation, if applicable.
    (4) Unofficial college transcript(s), if applicable. Official transcript(s) will be required prior to your first day.

    Prior to selection, the candidate may be required to provide an original copy of any supporting/validating documentation as well as other documentation to verify eligibility. All required materials must be uploaded using the supporting documentation instructions described in the announcement.

    Failure to provide the required documentation by the closing date of this announcement will result in elimination of further consideration for this position. It is your responsibility to ensure all documents are received on time and the materials are legible.

    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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