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Job Title:  Management and Program Analyst
Agency:  Securities and Exchange Commission
Job Announcement Number:  13-DH-868594-BS

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$67,772.00 to $161,141.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 to Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC Metro Area, DC United States
United States Citizens


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.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen.


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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.




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All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. Qualifying education must have been obtained from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at


SK-11:  Applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-09 level performing contracting tasks including planning acquisitions, preparing contracting documents for approval, entering contract documents into an automated electronic contract writing system, and following procurement policies, regulations and law.


Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree; or LL.M.


A combination of specialized experience and education


SK-12:  In addition to the experience required for the SK-11 level above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-11 level reviewing acquisition decision documents, issuing solicitations/proposals, possessing a working knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation; submitting procurement data to the Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), using System for Award Management (SAM) to ensure accurate and timely vendor data; submitting past performance information into required databases such as Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS).


SK-13:  In addition to the experience required for the SK-12 level above, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS/SK-12 level in contract processes including closeouts; entering procurement data into an automated contract writing system and correctly issuing terms, conditions and clauses; possessing a working knowledge of the work flow processes from requisition (commitment) to award (obligation).






Important Notes:


1. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all the instructions carefully. Failure to follow the instructions may result in your not being considered for this position.

2. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must have registered for the selective service.  For more information, visit

3. Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

4. This position has promotion potential to the SK-13. 

5. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: This appointment may require completion of a one-year probationary period.

6. SECURITY CLEARANCE: Entrance on duty is contingent upon completion of a pre-employment security investigation. Favorable results on a Background Investigation may be a condition of employment or selection to another position.

7. PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Moving/Relocation expenses are not authorized.

8. DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

9. This position is not bargaining unit.

Information for Veterans:  You may be eligible to receive preference in appointment.  For more information please visit:


Surplus or Displaced Federal Employees:  For information on how to apply through the Interagency Career Transition Assistance program (ICTAP) see  To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must meet the Well Qualified criteria of the rating scale for this position.


Schedule A Candidates: For information, please e-mail:


BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist and a Subject Matter Expert to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal Government offers a comprehensive benefits package.  Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees at


The SEC provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, send an email to  or call 202-551-4158.  To request sign language interpreting services for interviews, send an email to at least 5 business days before the date you will need this service.


TTY/ASCII users should use the toll free Federal Relay Service number: 1-800-877-8339 and provide the SEC number of the office or individual you are calling. For more information about using the Federal Relay Service see:


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To be considered for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package.


All materials must be received by 11:59 p.m. EST, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 to be considered.


Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting the Occupational Questionnaire, Résumé, and Required Documents. Please read all instructions before you begin. You are solely responsible for the delivery of your materials. We cannot be responsible for incompatible software, illegible fax transmissions, etc.


To begin the process, click the Apply Online button at the bottom of this screen to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 868594.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If you cannot apply online:

1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire, and

2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire and

3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.


For this job announcement the following documents are required:

1. Your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire

2. Résumé

3. Transcripts, unofficial or official (if you are using education to qualify)



Buddy E. Smallwood
Phone: (202)551-7442
Agency Information:
Securities and Exchange Commission
100 F Street NE
Washington , DC


After a review of your résumé, required documents and assessment questionnaire is complete, you will be notified of your rating and or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

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