Procurement Analyst

Washington, D.C
Oct 20, 2021
Oct 23, 2021
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Managing Director (OMD), Enterprise Acquisition Center (EAC), in Washington, DC. The incumbent is responsible for leading and overseeing the work of the EAC Contracting Officers.



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  • Plans, develops, and establishes the contractual strategy for the overall acquisition program managed by the EAC. Develops a pre-negotiation position, determines the types of contracts and negotiation authority to be used, and prepares justification. Develops new concepts, new procedures, polices, scenarios, and theoretical management alternatives governing the operations of assigned programs and functional areas for small business where there are uncertainties involving legislation, new or unprecedented contractual issues, and require a balancing of conflicting interests. Incumbent justifies and defends these alternatives to leadership, senior management, fellow senior contracting/procurement officials, etc.
  • Provides senior level review for acquisition strategies. Establishes integrated procurement strategies and maintains effective liaison with acquisition and program executive officials at all levels. Responsible for program oversight, while hosting pre-award and post-award meetings with contractors to explain requirements and provisions, and resolving post-award problems including the resolution of controversial problems on own authority throughout the post-award phase.
  • Prepares memoranda analyzing and provides advice on procurement issues. Develops, analyzes and prepares comments addressing federal acquisition programs that may affect the Commission's acquisitions practice and policy.
  • Provides procurement reviews including justifications, modifications, solicitations and contract actions involving approvals of awards, disposition of protests, correction of mistakes, disputes, defaults, terminations, reasonableness of price, wage determinations, labor violations, matters relating to the equal opportunity program, failures to comply with contract regulatory requirements, requests for relief under PL 85-804, unauthorized commitments, and congressional inquiries.
  • Serves as a procurement advisor to EAC Contracting Officers and represents the EAC as the program's contractual authority at conferences and meetings. Analyzes EAC program performance using a strong analytical ability and the ability to use a wide variety of management techniques, i.e., work distribution, work flow charting, task and systems analysis, systems modeling, statistical analysis, organizational analysis and performance evaluation criteria to identify areas to improve policy and increase program effectiveness, and implement policy/procedural changes to EAC and Federal acquisition regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential
15 - No Promotional Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must submit a financial disclosure statement upon assuming the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • US Citizenship.
  • Must serve a one year probationary period
  • Suitable for employment as determined by a background investigation.
  • Education-Transcripts Required

Please note your resume must thoroughly support your responses to the vacancy questions. Your resume is an integral part of the process for determining if you meet the basic qualifications of the position and determining if you are to be among the best qualified.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.


Applicants must meet eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

In order to be deemed as Best Qualified candidates must meet the educational requirements, the basic experience requirements AND the specialized experience outlined below.

Candidates MUST submit an unofficial or an official copy of transcripts in order to verify and confirm the educational qualification requirements. If transcripts are not submitted, the application will be rated as ineligible.

A. Education 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. Official or unofficial transcripts must be submitted.


B. Basic Experience Requirement
  • 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.


C. Specialized Experience Requirements

Applicants must have a minimum of one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 in the Federal service. For this position, specialized experience includes the following:

1) Experience administering contracts to ensure compliance with the contract terms and conditions required delivery and performance.
2) Experience developing a pre-negotiation position, determining the types of contracts and negotiation authority to be used, and preparing written justifications.
3) Experience hosting pre-award and post-award meetings with contractors to explain requirements and provisions, and resolving post-award problems including the resolution of controversial problems throughout the post-award phase.
4) Experience supervising reviews of procurement files in order to evaluate effectiveness of each contracting officer in providing responsive support consistent with current federal acquisition regulations.
5) Experience making determinations on qualifications for contracting officer warrants based upon training, experience and integrity of individuals nominated for such appointments in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR).

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Refer to Educational Requirements outlined above.

Additional information

EEO Policy Statement

Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement

Veterans Information

Legal and Regulatory Guidance

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

All applicants will be rated on the extent and quality of experience and education relevant to the duties of the position. The FCC determines the BEST QUALIFIED CANDIDATES based upon whether or not all of the qualification requirements have been met (education, basic experience requirements and specialized experience requirements).

As this position is being advertised under Direct Hire procedures, veterans preference does not apply.

A selecting official may make a selection from the list of candidates who are deemed as "Best Qualified".

Applicants under Merit Promotion will be considered in accordance with the agency's merit promotion plan and union agreement.

There are several parts to the application process that affect the overall evaluation of your application including:

1. Resume-Must address the specialized experience
2. SF-50-For current federal employees, SF-50 must be submitted to document one year of time in grade at the GS-14 grade level
3. Supplemental documentation (e.g., DD-214, SF-50, SF-15, cover letter), if applicable; and
4. Unofficial or official transcripts

Applicants will be rated ineligible if they do not meet all of the qualification requirements (education, basic experience requirements and specialized experience requirements). Current federal employees who do not meet the one year of time in grade requirements to demonstrate one year at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent will be deemed as ineligible.

You will be evaluated for this position on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs):

1. Mastery of procurement regulations and contracting principles

2. Mastery of contracting methods and contract types

3. Mastery of negotiation techniques

4. Ability to plan and manage or make decisions or recommendations that significantly affect policies or programs concerning the management of procurement matters.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
High Risk (HR)

Trust determination process

Required Documents

***Your resume must clearly document how you meet the specialized experience in order to meet the minimum qualification requirements for this vacancy. Some positions require supplemental document(s). All required supporting documents MUST be received by midnight U.S. Eastern Time of the closing date of the announcement, as specified in this announcement. If you do not submit a required document (e.g. transcripts, etc.) your application will be considered incomplete and you will not receive further consideration. Once you apply to this vacancy you will be prompted by the system to upload the documents. If you are unable to upload the required documentation, contact the HR Specialist listed on the vacancy announcement prior to 5:00 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.***

Required Documents
1. Current Federal Employees-Must submit an SF-50 which demonstrates one year of time in grade at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent
2. Unofficial or official transcripts
3. Resume

Required Documentation for CTAP and ICTAP eligibles

1. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation, which shows that you were declared displaced or surplus while serving as a career or career conditional competitive service employee, in tenure group 1 or 2, OR are a current or former Executive Branch agency employee in the excepted service serving on an appointment without time limit, at grade levels GS-15 or equivalent and below, and who has been conferred noncompetitive appointment eligibility and special selection priority by statute for positions in the competitive service.
2. An SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or other official documentation which shows the position you may be or are being separated from has the same or higher promotion potential as that of the vacancy.

Additionally for CTAP eligibles

A copy of your Reduction in Force (RIF) separation notice;
- A notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;
- A Certificate of Expected Separation; your agency's certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice of eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).

Additionally for ICTAP eligibles

- A copy of your RIF separation notice, a notice of proposed removal for declining a directed reassignment or transfer of function outside the local commuting area;
- An OPM notice that your disability annuity has been (or will be) terminated;
- Certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or
- Certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for a disability retirement and will receive the special OPM annuity.
- A copy of a current (or last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent (not required if you are an ICTAP eligible due to compensable injury or disability retirement).

For more information on CTAP and ICTAP download a copy of The Employee's Guide to Career Transition at

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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