Job Overview

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 Acquisition and Logistics in Washington DC. Incumbent may be subject to telework schedule.

More selection(s) may be made from this announcement should the need arise.

Area of Consideration. To be eligible under Merit Promotion, you must have an eligibility listed below:

Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • Transfer or Reinstatement eligibles: current Federal or former employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service that hold, or have held a career or career-conditional position at a lower grade level as the position being announced. An SF-50 must show appointment in the competitive service.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles.

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • ICTAP/CTAP eligibles
  • Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA
  • Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments)
  • Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: Military spouses under E.O. 13473; Certain former overseas employees; Present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; Former White House staff; Present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; Certain National Guard technicians.
  • Current and former Federal employees who meet the established criteria outlined in an Office of Personnel Management Interchange Agreement
  • Transfer or reinstatement eligibles that hold, or have previously held a career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as the position being announced.

Note: This position is also being announced under [announcement number] to all U.S. citizens. Applicants who meet the eligibility criteria are encouraged to apply under both announcements.

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.

Duties

The major duties include:
• Serves as a Lead, Procurement Analyst Expert, and point of contact for the Policy Branch and is responsible for leading, managing and directing the team of five (5) professional Procurement Analysts, GS-13(s).
• Assigns work to employees on the team based on priorities jointly established by the incumbent and the supervisor, and identifies, distributes, and balances workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level, and/or occupational specialization.
• Keeps the supervisor informed of progress, potential controversies, or matters that affect policy or have other far-reaching implications.
• Manages various strategic procurement initiatives assigned to the Procurement Policy and Warrant Management Services Office.
• Serves as a Senior Procurement Analyst and Subject Matter Expert (SME) and is responsible for assisting in the monitoring and oversight of acquisition policy and procurement program.
• Analyzes the most complex, unusual and high-level contract policy issues assigned for review.
• 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 Memorandum as required.

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