Information Technology Sourcing Specialist

Washington, D.C
Oct 14, 2021
Oct 16, 2021
Full Time


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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As a Information Technology Sourcing Specialist, PT-1101-III your typical work assignments may include the following:
  • 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

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

You must meet all qualification requirements before the announcement closes.
1. You must be a U.S. citizen
2. You may be required to submit a financial disclosure statement.
3. You must be suitable for federal employment.
4. Registered for Selective Service, if applicable. ( ).
5. Completion of a probationary period may be required.


You may qualify at the BAND-III level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement:

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.


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.

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 .

Selectees 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.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION: GAO provides reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request accommodation, please email .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. 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 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.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
  • Contracting/Procurement, Financial Management, and Project Management

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You must provide a complete application package which includes:

Resume: For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week (if part-time) and dates of employment (i.e., month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position. If you are a current Federal employee or previous Federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade, i.e. GS-0301-09. Do NOT include photographs (or links to social media such as LinkedIn ), inappropriate material, inappropriate content, nor personal information such as age, gender, religion, social security number, etc., on your resume.

If you are using your education to qualify (even partially), you must submit a copy of your transcripts. Transcripts do not need to be official, but if you are selected for this position and you used your education to qualify, you will be required to provide official transcripts. Foreign Education: If you are submitting a transcript from a non-US educational institution, applicants must submit all necessary documents to a private U.S. organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials, commonly called a credential evaluation service. For additional information, please visit

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. For more information on veterans' preference visit: .

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.

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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