Acquisition Business Specialist

Washington, D.C
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 02, 2021
Analyst, Business
Full Time

Major duties include but are not limited to the following:
  • Serves as an expert Acquisition Project Manager and concurrently and independently leads at least one or multiple highly-complex, high-dollar ($250M+) acquisitions from acquisition initiation through contract or Task Order award providing technical advice to the client, contractors, and FEDSIM regarding pre- award strategies and activities. Identifies, analyzes, strategizes, optimally schedules, and tracks acquisition milestones to ensure that the acquisition satisfies client's mission needs.
  • Assesses, defines, and documents client technical and contractual requirements which can include state of the art or unprecedented needs. Conducts market research and identifies the optimal acquisition strategy to accomplish the client requirement. Incorporates acquisition best practices to satisfy client needs. Solves complex acquisition challenges that may arise during the pre-award acquisition lifecycle.
  • Translates client requirements and acquisition strategy into written documentation. Prepares the solicitation and related acquisition documents in accordance with the approved acquisition strategy. Using expert acquisition and analytical knowledge, writes technical evaluation reports summarizing the Technical Evaluation Board findings.
  • Develops and maintains partnerships with clients, contractor support staff, and other GSA employees. Works with the Contracting Officer to solicit competition and provide fair opportunity through industry engagement activities such as Industry Day, Reading Rooms, and Due Diligence.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

  • As required by Executive Order 14043, Federal executive branch 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 later than November 22, 2021). The agency will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation can be accepted and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement. If selected and you are a current GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination if this requirement has already been met.
  • Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 45 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.
  • Complete a financial disclosure report to verify that no conflict, or an appearance of conflict, exists between your financial interest and this position.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

For a brief video on creating a Federal resume, click here .

The GS-13 salary range starts at $92,143 in MacDill, FL per year; and $103,690 in Washington, DC per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or higher in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is defined as demonstrated expertise in Federal acquisition and project management, specifically from acquisition initiation through contract or Task Order award. Such experience must include: providing technical advice; identifying and developing customer agency requirements; preparing and documenting the acquisition strategy; preparing statements of work and/or performance work statements; determining contract type; and leading the technical evaluation of proposals.



Additional information

Bargaining Unit status: Varies

Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

Management Rights

Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.