Information Technology Sourcing Specialist

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Jun 15, 2021
Closes
Jun 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO), Information Systems and Technology Services (ISTS), Budget, Acquisition, and Contracts Group (BACG). BACG oversees the ISTS, budget, finance, contract management, and procurement functions. This position serves as a subject matter expert and assist with the acquisition activities within ISTS in support of GAO's IT requirements.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as an acquisition subject matter expert for GAO's IT Acquisition Program. Develops and executes IT sourcing strategies and plans within a highly complex, constantly evolving IT sourcing environment. Manages and administers IT procurements for various products, supplies, and services. Receives, reviews, and approves the specifications and requirements of GAO requests for IT procurements of hardware, software, supplies and services.
  • Writes sole-source and brand name justifications and researches and recommends innovative cost-effective approaches within applicable acquisition laws and
    regulations using a wide range of sourcing and contracting vehicles. Sourcing approaches are characterized as cost and fixed-price contracts, including labor support for major IT hardware and software, or multi-year contracts and may involve extensive use of subcontractors, frequent changes in terms, conditions or funding arrangements, and similar difficulties. Sourcing options include distinguishing the operational cost advantage of open market, GSA Schedule, GWACs such as NASA SEWP, other government contracts, FEDSIM, and determining extent or span of competitiveness necessary to:
    • meet regulatory requirements,
    • achieve desired cost and/or cost savings, and
    • meet deployment timelines. In developing and making recommendations, the incumbent considers technical needs and melds those with sourcing initiatives that meet user requirements and funding limitations and maximize
      cost savings.
  • Serves as a team lead, providing team members with direction and guidance that aids in the successful accomplishment of assignments or projects.
  • Performs a full range of IT contract administration services, including the review of IT contractor performance, negotiating contract modifications, and investigating disagreements and/or problems in the life of a contract.
  • Lead project teams to prepare and implement major procurement policy revisions and coordinates project activities including developing milestone progress schedule and managing project resources.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
NA

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen
  • You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
  • You must be suitable for federal employment.
  • You may be required to complete a one year probationary period
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. (www.sss.gov)

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience at the next lower band or level equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal Service, or comparable private/public sector experience which has equipped the applicant with the skills and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience is defined as experience managing and administering IT Procurements for various products, supplies and services; planning appropriate strategies to procure complex requirements; conducting negotiations in the pre-award and post award phases of contracting; and serving as a team lead, providing team members with direction and guidance that aids in the successful accomplishment of assignments or projects.

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.

Education

There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

This is a non-bargaining unit position.

Based on the staffing needs, additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.

Selectee may be required to file a Financial Disclosure Statement.

Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid for by the GAO.

Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System. Visit http://www.sss.gov/.

Please be aware that applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. If selected, at the time of appointment, selectees will be required to update the OF-306.

If you are selected for this position, you will be subject to a determination of your suitability for Federal employment.

GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email ReasonableAccommodation@gao.gov

The U.S. Government Accountability Office's policy is to provide equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

The U.S. GAO is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service. Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the GAO require completion of a one-year or two-year probationary period.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

If you meet the qualification requirements stated above, you will be further rated based on your responses to the assessment questions. Please make sure that your responses to the assessment questions are supported in your resume. Please follow all instructions carefully. If you provide incomplete answers, fail to provide a narrative response to any vacancy question(s) that requires further explanation, or if your response to a vacancy question is "see resume", your rating may be affected or you may be determined ineligible.

All applicants will be rated based on their responses to the assessment questions, in conjunction with the following Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's):
  • Expert knowledge of the IT acquisition process in developing statements of work, performance work statements, statement of objectives, and statement of requirements in support of technical proposal evaluations, vendor negotiation, task order preparations, invoice and deliverables certifications and contractor compliance requirements.
  • Expert knowledge of Federal contracting and procurement laws, regulations, sourcing and acquisition standards, policies, procedures, and guidelines such as the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), General Services Administration (GSA) guidelines, Clinger-Cohen Act, e-Gov Act of 2002, OMB Circulars, NIST guidance, and Americans with Disabilities Act to provide advice and guidance to GAO management and to manage complex IT procurement actions.
  • Ability to exercise expert judgment and knowledge when representing GAO the government and business community as part of ongoing efforts to craft new approaches for cost effectiveness, and to expertly present recommendations to GAO leadership on working through regulatory mandates in acquisition and sourcing to achieve desired results.
  • Knowledge of related disciplines and functions involved in the IT labor services acquisition process and their interrelationships with contracting to coordinate contractual actions involved in a sophisticated and technologically advanced labor services acquisition program.
  • Knowledge of pertinent business practices and market conditions to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor
    responsibility and contractor performance.
  • Skill in project management assuring the timely processing within the procurement program.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, orally and in writing, technical concepts and issues to a non-technical audience to present factual information, analysis, and recommendations for agency guidelines. By way of definition, oral communication may include methods used by employees with disabilities such as sign language interpretation, text-to-speech or TTY technology, and amplification devices.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

- Resume: must be created using the USAJOBS resume builder and show relevant work experience.

- Veteran Hiring Authority Eligibles: VEOA, VRA, and 30% Disabled Veterans must submit adequate proof of active service in the Armed Forces including Member 4 copy of your DD-214, which indicates character of service. To claim 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15 and a letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs verifying the percentage of your disability and preference in hiring. To claim 5-Point veterans' preference, you must submit a Member 4 copy of the DD - 214 or if you are currently active duty: an official statement of service from your command.

- Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent), showing tenure, type of service (competitive/excepted) and the highest grade held.

- If you are applying under the Schedule A hiring Authority for individuals with disabilities, you must submit proof disability.

Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents will result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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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