Job Overview


Do you want to perform challenging work in a collegial environment, while enjoying quality of life and a competitive compensation package? Invest in your career at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)!

The SEC's mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The agency seeks high-caliber professionals who share the same values of integrity, fairness, accountability, resourcefulness, teamwork, and commitment to excellence.


The SEC offers a number of enhanced pay and benefits plus the standard Federal benefits:

  • The SEC also has a Student Loan Repayment program for permanent employees.  Up to $10,000 a year (60K cap) in student loan repayments for those who meet program criteria.
  • Paid dental insurance and vision insurance.
  • Increased agency subsidy for health insurance which supplements your health benefits premiums by $25 for self-only coverage, and $50 for family coverage.
  • Mass transportations subsidy up to $245 per month.
  • Telework Opportunities
  • Domestic Partner Health Insurance Reimbursement Program

To find out more, go to


The Office of Acquisitions develops and executes programs for procurement and contract administration, Contract Officer Representative training and certification, the GPC program and acquisition policy.

This position is in the Office of Acquisitions located in Washington, DC.

*This position can also be filled through vacancy announcement 13-MP-887165-BS.

Salary Ranges:

SK-11:  $67,772 - $113,061

SK-12:  $81,225 - $135,513

SK-13:  $96,590 - $161,141


This is a Direct Hire action.  Direct Hire Authority (section 1312 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002) allows agencies to appoint candidates directly to occupations for which the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has determined that there is a severe shortage of candidates or a critical hiring need for certain occupations, grades, and/or geographic locations.  Agencies may appoint without regard to Veteran's Preference.


Serves as a procurement systems administrator for the Office of Acquisitions. Supports customer’s needs using a combination of experience in contracting and administration of an automated electronic contract writing system.  Manages a variety of needs and requests, analyzes data, generates reports, runs process audits to ensure internal controls are working, performs help desk functions when needed, prepares training materials and trains acquisition staff in use of contract writing system to perform specific functions, prepares process documents and reference materials, and makes recommendations for process improvements.  Interfaces with the financial management office and provides requested information, works with their help desk to determine issues with the interface between the contracting writing system and the financial system, advises the contract writing system’s help desk for resolution of problems related to the interface, maintains configuration control and tracks all changes to the contract writing system. Integrates acquisition policy processes and procedures into the contract writing system when applicable.

Monitors the automated procurement system process for reporting SEC's contract award data into the Federal Procurement Data System - Next Generation (FPDS-NG). Monitors OA's compliance with reporting procedures for contracts awards records to ensure that the SEC's procurement data is timely, accurate, and complete in the FPDS-NG. Coordinates findings and recommendations for improvement or corrective action with Head of Contracting Activity (HCA), Senior Procurement Executive (SPE), other OA managers, and the FPDS-NG key officials and technical contacts.


Supports all electronic tools (eTools) used by the SEC by administering each system, helping staff with problems, interfacing with the system owners to stay up to date on changes to the systems, communicates to acquisition staff information of importance to them, and helps implement eTools such as eSRS and CPARS.