Program Analyst (Acquisition)

Washington, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 04, 2021
Full Time

The incumbent will serve as the liaison to the Procurement Management Division (PMD); working with the contracting officer representatives (CORs), project managers and cost estimators; developing standard operating procedures; and providing expertise in the area of contract support. The incumbent will report to the Chief of SPD.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Serving as the liaison between ASO and PMD; managing the ASO acquisition planning process and the ASO acquisition plan;
  • Serving as the ASO subject matter expert on acquisition and working closely with agency procurement management and staff, as well as ASO CORs and managers, to resolve acquisition-related problems impeding the accomplishment of projects, program goals and objectives;
  • Developing and monitoring internal controls and Standard Operating Procedures for ASO in acquisition processes;
  • Enhancing and implementing ASO's acquisition policies, procedures, and providing guidance to relevant ASO COR and ensuring that COR training is kept up-to-date;
  • Maintaining a repository for ASO acquisition artifacts, SOPs, and internal controls processes; and
  • Supporting the ASO acquisition process by establishing standards and reviewing ASO acquisitions documents such as market research, cost estimates, and statements of work.

  • Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

  • AO employees are required to attest to their vaccination status. New employees are required to complete a Certification of Vaccination Form. The information provided on the form will be treated as confidential information and will be managed by the AO Human Resources Office.
  • All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
  • Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship for competitive status positions or conversion to a competitive status position with the AO. If non-citizens are considered for hire into a temporary or any other position with non-competitive status or when it is confirmed by the AO Human Resources Office there are no qualified U.S. citizens for a competitive status position (unless prohibited by a law or statue), non-citizens must provide proof of authorization to work in the U.S. and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at USAJOBS Help Center | Employment of non-citizens / . For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification .
  • All new AO employees will be required to complete an FBI fingerprint-based national criminal database and records check and pass a public trust suitability check.
  • New employees to the AO will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights/responsibilities, visit .
  • All new AO employees are required to identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment.
  • You will be required to serve a trial period if selected for a first-time appointment to the Federal government, transferring from another Federal agency, or serving as a first-time supervisor. Failure to successfully complete the trial period may result in termination of employment.
  • If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

  • Qualifications

    Applicants must have demonstrated experience as listed below. This requirement is according to the AO Classification, Compensation, and Recruitment Systems which include interpretive guidance and reference to the OPM Operating Manual for Qualification Standards for General Schedule Positions.

    Specialized Experience : Applicants must have at least one full year (52 weeks) of specialized experience which is in or directly related to the line of work of this position. Specialized experience is demonstrated experience:
  • Working with appropriate subject matter experts to ensure acquisition policies and procedures are accurate and updated;
  • Planning and proposing methods for acquiring the type of data and information needed to ensure the organization's management programs/projects are measured and improved; and
  • Working successfully in a collaborative, team environment to address organizational challenges.

  • Desired But Not Required : A COR Level II certification.


    This position does not require education to qualify.

    Additional information

    The AO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.