WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT DIVISION: The Office of Procurement provides acquisition services for all Business Units of the IRS and other Bureaus and Offices within Treasury. Our goal as business advisers and partners is to help create agile, innovative contract solutions to ensure the IRS can meet its mission of effective tax administration.Learn more about this agency
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WHAT DOES A PROCUREMENT ANALYST DO? As a Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for formulating, developing, and implementing a wide variety of guidance and controls to improve the effectiveness of IRS acquisitions. In addition to participating in detailed reviews of solicitations, contracts, and other acquisition documents or processes, you will analyze, evaluate, critique, research, initiate, conduct, prepare, report, guide, and ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other agency procedures for Office Directors, Branch Chiefs, and customers on topics related to specific or general acquisitions and policies and procedures. This includes making key decisions, developing and conducting training sessions, and being customer-service oriented with great interpersonal and self-management skills.
As Senior Procurement Analyst GS-14, you will:
- Review procurement plans, vendor proposals, and negotiates memoranda associated with highly complex, high dollar value solicitations and contracts (awards) in support of the mission of the Service. Formulates and provides expert guidance to specialists, analysts, customers on unique, complex, sensitive and/or controversial procurement matters which may set precedence or imply policy within the Office and/or the entire Procurement function.
- Conduct in-depth analyses of project assignments to gather and evaluate information, establishes specific goals/action plans, assesses problem areas, and prepares management reports or briefing papers for top-level executives. Convenes and conducts conferences and executive briefings on topics related to acquisition and improving existing procedures.
- Conduct detailed reviews of procurement activities. These reviews include evaluating solicitations and contracts and evaluating procedures for conformance with federal and agency regulations and internal operating policies and procedures.
- Serve as an Office Director’s and/or Branch Chief(s) representative on cross-functional task forces or committees. Represents the views and interests of an Office Director and, within delegated authority, commits the Office to courses of action.
- Undertake on behalf of the Office Director and/or Branch Chief(s) office level staff assignments that are highly complex, potentially sensitive or controversial and broad in scope; such as formulation of short-range and long-range strategic business plans and annual quality plans.
- Serve as an advisor to Procurement management on acquisitions of highly complex equipment, supplies, and services which have a significant impact on the effectiveness, and timeliness of the entire tax system nationwide.
- Provide guidance on the acquisition and management programs to an Office Director and/or Branch Chief(s) and implements an Office Director’s management and administrative decisions and assures accomplishment of the results.
- Initiate and complete special projects, studies and research assignments for an Office Director involving areas of acquisition, acquisition management and administrative management. Develops and reviews internal management documents and correspondence pertaining to acquisition policies and procedures, makes recommendations for improvements and implements changes.
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Conditions Of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National
- IRS Employees on Career or Career Conditional Appointments
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You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement
BASIC REQUIREMENTS (GRADE 13 & ABOVE):
You must complete all Mandatory Training requirements as described in DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HANDBOOK. AND 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND 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. OR Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.
In addition to the above, you must meet the requirements below:
GS-14 LEVEL: You must have one year of specialized experience at the grade 13 level that demonstrates an in-depth and extensive knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)), Department of Treasury Acquisition Regulation (DTAR), Department of Treasury Acquisition Procedures (DTAP), Statutes, Executive Orders, OMB Directives, Internal Revenue Service Acquisition Procedures (IRSAP), IRS Procurement Policies and Procedures, and familiarity with the practices of business and industry sufficient to develop policies and provide guidance to subordinate activities. At this level you must demonstrate a mastery of procurement principles and technical or program requirements to plan, make decision/recommendations that significantly affect the content, interpretation, or development of complex, long-rang, or interrelated agency policies and programs concerning the management of procurement issues. Your experience must demonstrate expert knowledge and experience in negotiation techniques, cost/price analysis, legal and regulatory interpretations, unique terms and conditions, subcontracting requirements and complex technical specifications. Your experience must also demonstrate skills in oral communications in presenting sensitive recommendations to senior level managers and executives, written communications sufficient to develop and implement internal management documents and correspondence pertaining to acquisition policies and procedures, and in serving as a representative on cross-functional task forces, committees or to the private sector. At this level you must demonstrate expert technical guidance and consultation on the procurement function including responsibility for formulating guidelines, implementing new developments, and providing policy interpretation to subordinate contracting activities.
-The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis.
-To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.
In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following:
You must have been at the GS-13 level for 52 weeks (time-in-grade requirement).
POSITION DESCRIPTIONS GS-14 (93411)
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CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
- We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
- This is a non-bargaining unit position.
- Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
- Tour of Duty: Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
- Security Clearance - Public Trust Background Investigation
Position is located in Office of Procurement, One (1) vacancy to be filled at 5000 Ellin Road, Lanham-Seabrook, MD, 1111 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20224 or 290 Broadway - Foley Square, New York City, NY.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Your application includes your resume, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.
Rating:Your application will be evaluated on the competencies of the position to be filled per the IRS Merit Promotion Plan in the following areas: Grade 13/14 Level: Customer Service, Decision Making, Oral Communication/Speaking, Problem Solving, Reading, Reasoning, Writing, Contracting/Procurement, Planning and Evaluating, Self-Management.
Your application will also be rated and ranked among others, based on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, training, performance appraisals and awards relevant to the duties of this position. IRS employees may obtain most recent awards listing at https://persinfo.web.irs.gov/ Your rating may be lowered, if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.
Referral: You will be assigned to one of three quality groups. Each group represents a quality level (i.e., Superior/Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified). Candidates will be considered in quality group order.
If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview (telephonic and/or in person at the discretion of the Selecting Official in accordance with hiring polices). We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.
If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), you must receive a score of 80 or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
A complete application includes 1. A resume, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents. Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you will not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).
All applicants are required to submit a resume either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing. (Cover letters are optional). To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your resume. We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view Resume Tips
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Treasury employee, click CTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents. IRS CTAP eligibles can apply for jobs within and outside the commuting area.
IRS Reassignment Preference Program (RPP)
You must meet the requirements in your RPP notice. Submit a copy of your RPP Notice along with a copy of your most recent annual performance appraisal. Your performance appraisal must have a fully successful or higher overall rating.
PERFORMANCE APPRAISAL/AWARDS: Submit a copy of your most recent completed performance appraisal.
IRS employees: If a re-validated appraisal is used for merit promotion, the supervisor must prepare a narrative for each critical job element that does not have a narrative describing the performance in the appraisal period covered by the rating. Note: If you are a manager or management official, your most recent annual performance appraisal must be used for the overall rating identified.
If you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent.
Exception: Based on the OPM Qualification Standards, if you occupied a GS-1102 position on or after January 1, 2000, you meet the basic education requirements for reassignment to the GS-1102-13 or above. If you held the 1102 series outside IRS, you must provide a copy of your SF-50 showing you held the series or a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. However, for promotion to the GS-1102-13 or higher grade you must meet the basic education and mandatory training requirements. In this case you must provide a copy of your transcripts or equivalent and mandatory training certification. An official transcript will be required if you are selected. A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page. If you are qualifying based on foreign education, you must submit proof of creditability of education as evaluated by a credentialing agency. Refer to the OPM instructions.
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
As a current employee, you know the great benefits we offer. Should you have any questions about benefits, please contact the Employee Resource Center (ERC) at 1-866-743-5748 option #1 for ERC.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
This is a roster announcement that will be used to fill positions throughout the next 12 months. We are projecting approximately 1 vacancy may be filled during the life of this roster. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled in the individual PODs listed below as they become available in that location during the life of this roster. This is an open continuous roster announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the last cutoff date listed in the announcement. The roster open period is 03/07/2019 through 12/16/2019. The roster will be used to fill an anticipated 1vacancy throughout the next 12 months. Selections may be made through 04/13/2020. Applicants need to apply and/or update their applications by 11:59 pm ET at the close of each of the following cutoff dates to be considered: 03/21/2019, 06/19/2019, 08/01/2019, 09/04/2019 & 12/16/2019.
The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date.
Treasury believes in a working environment that supports inclusion; please view our reasonable accommodation policies and procedures at http://jobs.irs.gov/seasonal/reasonable-accommodation.html We will provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please email Gulten Durdu at Gulten.Durdu@irs.gov if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
- To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
- You will be re-directed to Treasury’s CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents. To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.
- To complete, you must click the “Submit Application” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency contact information
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WHY IS THE IRS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK? As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged and supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.
You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My Account” tab and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your application status, you may click on “more information.”
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The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
Legal and regulatory guidance
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526465500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.