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Job Title:Supervisory Procurement Analyst

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Missile Defense Agency

Job Announcement Number:MDA-EH-13-964442

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

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$98,265.00 to $150,266.00 / Per Year


Friday, September 20, 2013 to Friday, September 27, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Redstone Arsenal, AL United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Department of Defense (DoD)
Missile Defense Agency (MDA)




•  Do you enjoy challenges and seek opportunities?
•  Are identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations some of your  strong suits?
•  Would you like to obtain the rare opportunity to participate in some of the greatest technological achievements developed?
•  Would you like to serve your country and defend freedom in one of the most critical efforts in history?


If you answered yes, then this job is for you!  The Missile Defense Agency's mission is to develop an integrated layered Ballistic Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies and friends. We are seeking prepared, talented, and motivated Procurement Analysts who seek challenges and opportunities.  You will earn a competitive salary and enjoy outstanding benefits while working alongside some of the brightest, most motivated thinkers of our time.


In this position, you will serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the Contracting and Acquisition fields participating in developing contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of Ballistic Missile Defense Systems (BMDS) program elements; promoting effective and efficient competition involving both small and large business communities; and supporting independent reviews of procurement programs to determine overall management effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.   You will also oversee the Career Development Program within the Functional Managers purview.  Acting as advisor and mentor on all training, training development plans, work assignments, and career progression/development in the areas of procurement, contracting, and acquisition.  You will work with acquisition and contracting senior staff in in developing and adjusting workload priorities, policies, and processes in response to taskers and other executive communication. 


You will perform immediate supervisor responsibilities to include assigning work to subordinates and providing technical oversight; developing performance plans and rating employees; taking disciplinary measures when appropriate, identifying training and development needs of employees; providing for or arranging development assignments; evaluating employees assuring equity of individual employee performance objectives, standards and ratings among subordinate organizations; recommending performance awards and salary/bonus distribution for subordinate employees; and developing the organization’s primary mission goals and objectives.

Would you like to serve your country and defend freedom in one of the most critical efforts in history? For more information see:


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo).  For more information please see:

This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM’s Direct Hire Authority.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: All U.S. Citizens


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • This is a drug testing designated position.
  • Must obtain/maintain a Critical-Secret security clearance.


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As a Supervisory Procurement Analyst you will be responsible for the following duties:

• Participate in contract planning, negotiation, award, administration and closeout of contract activities, as appropriate.
• Participate in acquisition planning and developing the contractual strategy to be used in the acquisition of BMDS program elements, as appropriate.
• Ensures all actions and taskings are tracked, fully vetted, properly staffed, meet all reporting requirements,  and completed in advance of deadlines.
• As a subject matter expert of Acquisition & Contracting, advise and mentor on matters of career development, training, individual training development plans, work assignments, and career progression for the entire Acquisition and Contracting workforce.
• Provides guidance, training, coaching, and advice on the establishment & management of acquisition & contracts for complex, specialized programs, and projects.
• Coaches, mentors, and challenges subordinates and team members.
• Provides technical advice and administrative supervision to employees in multiple occupational series.  Assigns work to subordinates, develops performance plans, and evaluates work performance of subordinates, takes disciplinary measures, such as warnings and reprimands; identifies developmental and training needs of employees; provides and/or arranges for needed developmental training.
• Participates in all phases of planning, implementing, and administering a training program including special projects which incorporate training initiatives, and are responsive to the immediate and long-range needs and strategic goals of the Acquisition and Contracting Career Development Program.
• Provides assistance and advice to management concerning training needs, sources and plans, design and presentation of training, and evaluation of results.
• Oversees the Career Development Program.
• Provides proactive customer support in the form of guidance and assistance to supervisors and employees in planning job-related career development programs and a variety of special training programs.
• Identifies management barriers and/or problems that adversely affect employee career growth opportunities.


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This position has a Basic Requirement for the 1102 series: 

A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees; AND at least 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management obtained within or in addition to the bachelor's degree OR graduate education in one or a combination of fields listed above.  Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current civilian personnel in DoD, in any occupational series, who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 while serving in the military on or before September 30, 2000, are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

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.  For further information, click on the following link:

*NOTE:  Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.

You must have one year Specialized Experience equivalent to the next lower broad band or NH-03 or equivalent in the Federal service (experience may have been gained in the private/military sector) giving the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position.  Experience must be reflected in your resume.

Specialized experience required for this position is: Experience as a Contracting Officer in the acquisition and negotiation of sophisticated research & development, test & evaluation services, and/or defense weapon systems through the use of cost & fixed price contracting in both sole source and competitive environments. In addition, applicants need experience coaching or mentoring in the contracting field.

Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. 

OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL (TDY): Occasionally

TOUR OF DUTY:  Flexible

TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is telework eligible
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT:  If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, and are at least 18 years of age, civil service employment (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless you meet certain exemptions under Selective Service law. If you are required to register but knowingly and willfully fail to do so, you are ineligible for appointment by executive agencies of the Federal Government.

Other Notes:

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.

This position has been identified as covered by DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, and requires IA (insert IAT/IAM/CND and the levels) certification.

CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENT: This position requires applicants to receive an Information Awareness (IA) certification within six (6) months of entering the position. Employees will be required to sign a Statement of Understanding regarding the certification requirement and maintaining the required certification is a condition of employment. This position has been identified as covered by DoD 8570.01-M, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program, and requires IA (insert IAT/IAM/CND category and the applicable levels) certification

This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in Contracting. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.


DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION REQUIREMENTS. Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position. The Acquisition Corps Membership requirements are a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines) OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND 4 years acquisition experience and requisite training.

 If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.

This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.  The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in DoD, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Department of Defense (DoD) Priority Placement Program (PPP): Selections for this position must first be cleared through the DoD Priority Placement Program to ensure registered displaced, through no fault of their own, DoD employees receive priority consideration for this or any other DoD position for which they qualify.


How you will be evaluated:

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents. Applicants will be evaluated as highly qualified based on an assessment of candidates' experience and competencies derived through a job analysis of the duties. To be considered highly qualified, candidates must possess and reflect in their resume the following experience and competencies:

• Demonstrated expert experience in Federal and/or Industry Procurement and Contracting regulations, policies, and procedures in order to award and/or administer a wide range of contracting options.
• Extensive experience with various types of contract and procedures to acquire sophisticated or unique research, development, test and evaluation services, weapon systems, equipment, and/or components, through use of cost and fixed-price contracting, cost sharing arrangements, unsolicited proposals, and or/multiple awards, as well as special provisions, such as those relating to proprietary rights, rights in data or similar considerations.
• Ability to analyze current price trends and cost factors applicable to the review and evaluation of contractor proposals, including understanding detailed analyses of cost elements and profit.  Ability to perform substantive review of government cost or negotiation positions.
• Mastery of negotiation techniques and the ability to interface with representatives of the private sector and Government experts or managers.
• Demonstrated leadership ability to include the ability to coach, mentor and challenge subordinates and team members.  Ability to adapt leadership style to a variety of situations.  Expert experience in applying procedures, requirements, regulations, and policies in leading a team of acquisition and/or procurement professionals, to include guiding the formulation of acquisition strategies; negotiating complex contractual actions; and maintaining credibility on technical issues to ensure the team delivers quality work products and services.
• Demonstrated experience in developing a career development and training program as well as expertise in mentoring and advising employees on matters of career progression and training.


Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: 


ICTAP: Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.  Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Friday, September 27, 2013.  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide 



*NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.

Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.

*NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.


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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package as described in REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.

Click ‘Apply Online' to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
1. Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire and upload required documents.
2. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application.
3. Applications must be received by the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.

To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

1. Log into your USAJOBS account
2. Click Application Status within your profile to expand your application
3. Locate the job announcement and click the more information link under the Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.  You are highly encouraged to submit your application package and complete your assessment questionnaire on-line.

If you cannot apply online:

1. Click to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire:
View Occupational Questionnaire
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
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.


• Résumé: If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.

• Assessment Questionnaire

• Transcripts: REQUIRED--We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain the applicant’s name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the list of classes and credits earned. Transcripts must be received in this office by 11:59PM EST on Friday, September 27, 2013 in order to be considered.  
• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).


PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.

If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify:  the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge).  The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.  If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference",

If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.


MDA Team
Phone: (614)692-0299
Agency Information:
Missile Defense Agency
Bldg 5222 Martin Rd
Redstone Arsenal, AL


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.  All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.  

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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