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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Procurement Analyst

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Materiel Management

Job Announcement Number:VA-DE-898959-ABF

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$105,211.00 to $136,771.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, June 13, 2013 to Wednesday, June 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-14

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

14

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Few vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC United StatesView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

JOB SUMMARY:

Our mission:  To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan,” - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

You Can Make a Difference! 

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve.  You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the Office of Procurement Policy, Systems and Oversight, in Washington, DC.

Special Employment Consideration:  VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities, i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities, and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. 

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. citizen.
  • You must submit your resume and supporting documents (see How to Apply).
  • Travel and Relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • May be subject to telework schedule.

DUTIES:

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Major Duties:

  • Serves as a Senior Procurement Analyst in the Acquisition Policy Division assigned special projects, review and analysis of broad, complex, unique and sensitive procurement and contracting issues and problems involving the full spectrum of functions for which the office is responsible.
  • Reviews and prepares responses to inquiries from the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the Office of the Inspector General or the General Accountability Office as required. Reviews and responds to internal Departmental requirements, including the Office of the Secretary and the Chief Acquisition Officer, often on short notice.
  • Thoroughly researches procurement policy questions and provides comprehensive, relevant and well thought out responses.
  • Initiates, writes, and coordinates proposed VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) changes with VA's Office of Regulations Management to ensure continuous improvement and maintenance. Assists in drafting and updating the VA Acquisition Manual and drafts Procurement Policy Memorandums as required.

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QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Qualifications must be met by the Closing Date: You must meet all qualification and eligibility requirements by Wednesday, June 26, 2013.

To qualify for this position, you must meet one of the basic requirements stated in A or B and the specialized experience requirement: 

Basic Requirements:

A) Completed 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, AND at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. Or,

B) Currently occupy and have occupied since at least January 1, 2000 a GS-1102-14 position in the Federal government.

AND

Specialized Experience Requirement:

One or more years of specialized experience in contracting equivalent to at least the GS-13 Federal grade level. This experience may also have been obtained in the private sector, but must demonstrate that it is comparable to the GS grade indicated. Specialized experience may have been demonstrated by performing duties such as: conducting reviews to analyze unusual contract policy issues; developing new regulatory or procedural acquisition policy guidance for contracts; providing official written responses to audit recommendations from organizational authorities; and advising authorities on possible candidates for debarment action.

Please note that a Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III or equivalent DAWIA Level III certification is highly desirable. If you possess a FAC-C certification, please submit a copy of your certificate with your application package. 

Part-time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. To receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.


Education: If you are using education to meet the basic requirement, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html. 

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

REQUIREMENTS:

·         Background Investigation: You may need to successfully complete a background investigation before appointed into the position.

 

·         Probationary Period: You may be required to serve a one year probationary period.   

·         Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

CATEGORY RATING: Your application will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Once the application process is complete, a review of resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility. Qualified candidates will be assigned to a quality category. The quality categories are: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, Qualified.  

 

Your rating will be based on both your entire application package as well as the responses to the assessment questionnaire. Please note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your category rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

Your application will be evaluated based on your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

 

  • Procurement and Contracting
  • Policy, Regulation, and Legislation
  • Project Management and Planning
  • Written Communication
  • Consulting

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCEPlease note that if, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may lose consideration for this position.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Information for Veterans: Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.


BENEFITS:

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VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities.  For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

 

Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life.  For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp

 

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies.  This position may be authorized for telework.  Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Creditable Service for Annual Leave Accrual for Non-Federal Work Experience and Experience in the Uniformed Service:  At the sole discretion of the Agency, newly appointed Federal employees may be given credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service toward the accrual of annual leave. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.  Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.



OTHER INFORMATION:

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated in the Well-Qualified category for this vacancy. Well qualified applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job.  Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.sss.gov/ ).

Placement Policy:   The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion.  The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement.  Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.



HOW TO APPLY:

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We strongly encourage you to apply online; this process is easier, faster and provides more information as applications are processed. Mailed or emailed applications will not be accepted. To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date. 

* To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login , 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 and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

* 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.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

All Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

·  Resume

·  Completed Occupational Questionnaire

·  Unofficial College Transcripts are required at the time of application to when education is used to meet the basic education requirement.  If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.

·  Veterans Preference Documentation:  DD-214 or Statement of Service which shows dates of service and character of service, and VA or Armed Forces Disability Letter if  claiming 10-point preference.

·  Other documents – use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (to verify education), and/or documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online.  Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.

 

NOTE:  If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s):

 

1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf  and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is: 898959 

2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

 

If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials.  The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to receive consideration.  Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.

 

To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax:

 

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

 

2. Print the 1203FX form, follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf.

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.

 

** Required Documents:

·  Resume

·  Completed Occupational Questionnaire

·  Unofficial College Transcripts are required when education is used to meet any basic education requirement and/or you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.  If selected you may be required to produce official transcripts before being appointed. Failure to provide transcripts will result in an ineligible rating.

·  Veterans Preference Documentation:  DD-214 or Statement of Service which shows dates of service and character of service, and VA or Armed Forces Disability Letter if  claiming 10-point preference.

·  Other documents – use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees).  You will not be contacted for additional information.  

Veteran's Preference:  For more information and/or to determine if you are eligible for Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Andrew B. Foster
Phone: (210)805-2413
Email: ANDREW.FOSTER@OPM.GOV
Agency Information:
VA Central Office HRS
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW
Washington, DC
20420
USA

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your application and supporting documentation, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview. To view the status of your application,  log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, 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 and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

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Job Announcement Number:

VA-DE-898959-ABF

Control Number:

345369900