Procurement Technician

Washington, D.C
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 21, 2022
Full Time

This position is located in the Office of Acquisition Management (OAM), Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), United States Capitol Police (USCP). OAM is responsible for developing and managing the acquisition process for the USCP; developing strategies to procure goods and services; coordinating with appropriate government offices and commercial contractors; and managing the USCP Purchase Card/Fleet Card Programs.

The incumbent prepares, controls, and reviews procurement documents and reports. Verifies or abstracts information contained in documents and reports. Updates and maintains the currency of procurement documents or related information.

Maintain the active and inactive filing and record system of purchase orders, purchase documents and related materials. Sorts and compiles documents, and distributes contracts, orders, modifications, etc.

Serves as the alternate Purchase and Fleet Card Programs Coordinator. This includes but is not limited to reviewing and reconciling various documents and records, and resolving a variety of problems through coordination with vendors, purchase, or fleet cardholders. Establishes new cardholder accounts with the card issuing institution.

Collects, compiles, and prepares data for recurring reports for the Purchase/Fleet Card Programs. Assists with analyzing proposed changes to the purchase/fleet card programs for their impact on USCP mission accomplishment. Assists with conducting regular oversight reviews and audits individual accounts to ensure purchases are in accordance with established regulations and policies.

Serves as USCP primary point of contact for vendor enrollment, provides administrative support and documentation to contract personnel and OAM customers.

Analyzes contract database to ensure accuracy and completeness of data entries and to ensure data entries match in the Invoice Processing Platform (IPP). Coordinates discrepancies with contracting personnel and OAM customers. Researches errors or omissions, and corrects discrepancies.

Provide continuity of administrative support services to the Office of Acquisition Management and perform all other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a U.S. Citizen.
Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.


In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

For CP-06/GS-08: Applicants qualifying for the CP-06/GS-08 level includes one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-05/GS-07 level. Specialized experience includes working with contract procurement systems and processes to support pre-award and post-award functions and applying purchasing and contract processes and also contract preparation, and contract administration.

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link:


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

Additional Conditions of Employment with USCP: Note: As per the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA) and the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act of 2019, criminal history information will only be collected following a qualifications review and a tentative offer of employment has been made. A criminal history does not automatically exclude an applicant from employment with the USCP.

Criminal History Check -- Must successfully pass a comprehensive criminal history check of the past 10 years if offered employment. A criminal history check will be performed on applicants who accept an offer of employment.

Credit Check -- Must successfully pass a credit check. Applicants must not be in default or delinquent on any Federal guaranteed student loans. Applicants must demonstrate a competent financial history. Financial delinquency including collection accounts, liens, repossessions, or garnishments may be a basis for disqualification.

Selective Service Registration -- Male applicants must provide verification of registration with the Selective Service System or must verify exemption from the Selective Service System registration because of age or military status. Female applicants are exempt from Selective Service System registration.

Fingerprint Check -- Applicants' fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for a check of the criminal history record.

Background Investigation -- Must successfully complete all components of the USCP full field background investigation. There are few automatic grounds for rejection in the USCP background investigation process. Issues of misconduct, such as illegal drug use, arrests, or convictions may not be automatically disqualifying. However, deliberate misstatements, omissions, or intentionally withholding required information at any phase of the hiring process will result in a candidate's disqualification regardless of the nature or reason for the misstatement or omission. The primary reason candidates fail a background investigation is due to deliberately withholding or omitting material facts. Providing false and/or misleading information may be grounds for removal from the application and selection process.