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    Duties

    Summary

    As a Procurement Analyst, you will provides expertise, guidance and support to regional users of the PBS acquisition system as well as to the users of the systems with which the acquisition system interfaces. Serves as a national project manager on initiatives pertaining to usage and/or improvement of acquisition systems.  

    Location of position: Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of Acquisition Management, Acquisition Systems and Measures Division.

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    Responsibilities

    • Creates procedures and policies that improve how PBS acquires services, construction, products, or supplies.  Provides timely, expert guidance in response to regional and organizational requests in the area of services construction, products, supplies required sources.

    • Collects, analyzes and distributes usage and performance data, in easy to use formats, to encourage consistency, improvement and increased usage of acquisition related systems. Communicates frequently with regional acquisition professionals to strengthen the overall usage and performance of PBS acquisition systems. Serves as a PBS representative and liaison with systems managers/IT professionals involved in the maintenance and/or management of systems which interface with the acquisition system.

    •  Develops assignments based upon priorities and consideration of the complexity of the work as related to the capabilities and availability of the team members.  Develops national acquisition strategies in support of PBS business.

    •  Develops strategies and methods, collects appropriate data, analyzes results, and provides specific recommendations regarding acquisition initiatives and programs.  Makes specific recommendations for changes to improve management and/or operations for acquisition issues.                   

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - occasional

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    14

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    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

    (REMOVE those that do not apply to your announcement) If selected, you must meet the following conditions:

    • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive,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.
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    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-14 base salary range starts at $89,370 per year.  Locality pay will be determined once a selection is made and duty locations has been established. 

    Specialized experience is one year of experience equivalent to the GS-13 in the Federal service. Specialized experience is experience overseeing an organization's acquisition policy activities related to the contracting function; ensuring that federal and agency acquisition regulations and statutory requirements are implemented across the entire spectrum of procurements; and overseeing the development, implementation, and communication of acquisition policies that directly affect the terms and conditions in contracts throughout the organization.

    1102 Qualifications GS-13 & above:

    You must meet the requirements in 1, 2, or 3 below:

    1. All of the following:  (a) Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirementsor FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification.  If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification. (b) At least 4years of experience in contracting or related positions including 1 year of specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the level described below; and (c) Completion of 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.
    2. Exception: If you were in a GS-1102 position on January 1, 2000, you will be exempt from meeting the educational requirements for the grade level of that position.  However, to be promoted you will have to meet Option 1 or 3.  
    3. Waiver: GSA's senior procurement executive has the discretion to waive any or all of the requirements in 1 above.

    Education

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: N/A 

    We're currently filling one vacancy, but additional vacancies may be filled as needed through this announcement or other GSA organizations within same commuting area.

    Travel expenses associated with interviews are not approved and will be your responsibility. 

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated on the questions you answer during the application process, which will measure your overall possession of the following competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities.  Your responses to these questions must be supported by your resume or your score may be lowered.  

    • Knowledge of acquisition methodology and concepts to apply theories and new developments to problems not susceptible to treatment by current methods and to make decisions or recommendations significantly changing, interpreting or developing important public policies or programs.
    • Skill in oral and interpersonal communications is required to conduct briefings, give speeches, negotiate requirements and implementation of recommendations.
    • Skills to apply a wide range of qualitative and/or quantitative methods for the assessment and improvement of program effectiveness.
    • Knowledge of the agency's missions, programs and legislative history to develop and advise on policies to implement program goals.

    Additional assessments may be used, and, if so, you will be provided with further instructions.  

    If you are eligible under Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan or GSA’s Career Transition Assistance Plan(ICTAP/CTAP), you must receive a score of 85 or higher to receive priority.


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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required

    No

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    Required Documents

    ALL required documents must be submitted before the closing date. Review the following list to determine what you need to submit.

    Note: If required to submit an SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action), an equivalent agency Notice of Personnel Action form is acceptable. Such document(s) must show all of the following: effective date, position, title, series, grade, and rate of basic pay, tenure group 1 (career) or 2 (career-conditional), position occupied group, and name of agency. If you are a GSA employee (except in the OIG), you are not required to submit an SF-50.

    If you are a 30% or more disabled veteran, VEOA or VRA applicant or qualified spouse, widow/widower, or parent:

         (a)  Copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 that shows the dates of your active duty service. If selected, a DD-214 showing your type of discharge (member 4 copy) will be required prior to appointment.

         (b)  If you are a disabled veteran, or are applying under VRA or VEOA as a spouse, widow/widower, or parent of a veteran, submit both of the following in addition to the DD-214:

    1. completed SF-15 form; and
    2. proof of your entitlement (refer to SF-15 for complete list).

    If you are active duty military- Certification on a letterhead from your military branch that includes your rank, character of service (must be under honorable conditions) & military service dates including discharge/release date (must be no later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted).

    If you are a current Federal employee or Reinstatement Eligible: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are eligible under an Interchange Agreement: Submit your latest SF-50.

    If you are a former Peace Corp or VISTA volunteer: Submit your Description of Service.

    If you are a current or former Land Management Agency Employee - Submit a and b:

         (a) one or more SF-50s, including your most recent one that shows you were on a competitive time-limited appointment(s) with a Land Management Agency and served on the appointment for a period(s) totaling more than 24 months without a break of 2 or more years.

         (b) Copy of your agency’s annual performance appraisal(s) or written reference(s) from a supervisor at the agency verifying satisfactory performance during your appointment(s).

    If you have a disability: Submit proof of eligibility. For information on eligibility and required documentation, refer to USAJOBS’s People With Disabilities page.

    If you are applying under another special appointment authority: Submit proof of your eligibility under the appropriate appointment authority. See USAJOBS's Resource Center for more information.

    If you are ICTAP/CTAP eligible - submit a, b, and c: (a) proof of eligibility including agency notice; (b) SF-50, and (c) most recent performance appraisal.

    College transcripts: If you are using some or all of your college education to meet qualification requirements for this position, you must submit a photocopy of your college transcript(s). If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment. For education completed outside the United States, also submit a valid foreign credential evaluation that substantiates possession of the required education.

    (A) Mandatory contracting training - submit a or b below:  

       (a) GSA’s Mandatory Training Requirements which can be met by one of the following:   Completion of Training listed in Level I & II of  FAC-C Course Requirements (use the link to view specific courses); or if you have a FAC-C Level II or III, or a DAWIA level II or III certification, your training is fully qualifying for GSA's Mandatory Training requirement.  If your certification is over 2 years old, 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points are required to maintain certification.

       (b) list of completed courses including:  official course title, course number, training provider, training hours completed, and the date completed

    (B) Proof of contracting certification - submit the following:

      (a) FAC-C or DAWIA Level II or higher certification (copy of certificate)

    If certification is over 2 years old, also submit (b) or (c) below:

       (b) Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) history identifying the completion of 80 CLPs every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification to current period.  

       (c) If you are a FAITAS member, you may submit your Continuous Learning Achievement Certificate from FAITAS. On your "My Continuous Learning" page, click on the "approved" link under Achievement Status to print a copy of your most recent certificate.

    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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    Benefits

    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.

    You will have access to many benefits including:

    • Health insurance (choose from a wide range of plans)
    • Life insurance coverage with several options
    • Sick leave and vacation time, including 10 paid holidays per year
    • Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)
    • Flexible work schedules
    • Transit and child care subsidies
    • Flexible spending accounts
    • Long-term care insurance
    • Training and development

    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.

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    How to Apply

    Submit a complete online application including any required documents prior to 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement. You can modify or complete your application any time before the deadline. Simply return to USAJOBS, select the vacancy, and update your application.  For more detailed instructions on how to apply, click here: Apply for a GSA Job.

    To begin, click the Apply Online button on the vacancy announcement.

    • Sign in or register on USAJobs and select a resume and documents to include in your application.
    • Once you have clicked Apply for this position now, you will be taken to the GSA site to complete the application process.
    • Click the Apply To This Vacancy and complete all steps in the application process until the Confirmation indicates your application is complete.  If you click Return to USAJobs or get timed out prior to receiving confirmation, your application will not be submitted and cannot be considered for this job.
    • Note:  Review the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section of this announcement to determine which apply to you and must be submitted online. You may choose one or more of the following options to submit your document(s): Upload (from your computer); USAJOBS (click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process) or FAX (read the “Fax instructions” provided prior to printing the Fax Cover Sheet and faxing your information).

    Need Assistance in Applying? Contact the HR representative listed on the announcement prior to the application deadline. We are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours.  You must receive HR approval before deviating from these instructions. Be sure to APPLY EARLY as most assessments must be completed fully and submitted before the announcement closing.

    Agency contact information

    Michelle Briscoe

    Phone

    202-708-5990

    Fax

    000-000-0000

    Email

    michelle.briscoe@gsa.gov

    Address

    GSA, Public Buildings Service
    General Services Administration
    Washington Area Service Center (WASC)
    1800 F Street NW
    Washington, District of Columbia 20405
    United States
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    Learn more about what it's like to work at Public Buildings Service, what the agency does, and about the types of careers this agency offers.

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    Next steps

    After the closing date/deadline:

    1. ELIGIBILITY/QUALIFICATIONS: Your application will be reviewed for all requirements.
    2. REFERRAL TO MANAGEMENT: If you meet all the requirements, you may be referred to management for review and a possible interview.  
    3. SELECTION/TENTATIVE JOB OFFER: If you are selected, you will receive a tentative offer and start the suitability and/or security background investigation process.
    4. FINAL JOB OFFER:Once our security office determines you can come on board, you will be given a final offer, which is typically 40 days after the announcement closes.
    5. FINAL COMMUNICATION:  Once the position is filled, we will notify you of your status.  You may also check your status by logging into USAJOBS.  Go to My USAJOBS and then to Applications.

    Thank you for your interest in working for U.S. General Services Administration!

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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

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.

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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 to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • 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.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527597200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.