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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Procurement Analyst

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-DP-299765-DEU-OEEMA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 14, 2014 to Tuesday, November 18, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-13

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

13

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #14R-DP-299765-MPA-OEEMA.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of Equal Employment and Minority Affairs (OEEMA), Supplier Diversity Program at the Smithsonian Institution. The employee is responsible for conducting analysis and development and implementation of policies and procedures as they relate to supplier diversity.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

DUTIES:

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  • Plans and executes a variety of studies and analyses of the Smithsonian's utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses to assess operational effectiveness and to identify areas in need of improvement.
  • Formulates and recommends policies, regulations, procedures and plans to the Associate Director for the Supplier Diversity Program for operating to expand and enhance procurement opportunities for small, minority- and women-owned businesses within the framework of national laws, regulations and directives.
  • Provide advice and assistance to small and disadvantaged businesses on how to conduct business with the Smithsonian, as well as, participate in meetings with other government agencies regarding the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses.
  • Monitors Smithsonian's progress towards meeting its annual procurement preference goals and routinely report to the Associate Director for the Supplier Diversity Program on Smithsonian's progress in meeting these established goals.
  • Oversees and develops reports required by Congress, the Small Business Administration (SBA), Department of Commerces Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP), other agencies and the general public.
  • Conducts training of contracting and technical personnel to improve acquisition practices and ensure that the best interests of the Institution are served to carry out its mission.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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To qualify for this position you must meet the following Basic Requirement for this series:

A. 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.

B. Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

C. Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraph A above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience.

In addition to the Basic Requirement above, you must have the following:

Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing and evaluating policies and regulations; providing presentations and training; composing reports and briefings; providing advice and assistance to procurement officials, small and disadvantaged businesses, and/or other technical staff as it relates to the utilization of small and disadvantaged businesses.

Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.


Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  • Ability to evaluate proposed legislations and regulations and formulate recommendations for implementation.
  • Skill in oral communication to present recommendations; including conducting training, responding to sensitive issues, obtaining compliance with policies and representing an organization on committees and task forces.
  • Skill in written communication to compose position papers, reports, policies and procedures, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Knowledge of contracting laws and policies, including techniques of contracting operations, detailed procedures of contracting requirements and familiarity with the practices of business and industry sufficient to provide guidance to managers, procurement officials and technical staff.
Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria: Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above. Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position. Important Note: Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
  • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
  • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Dana Pinkney
Phone: 202-633-6309
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: pinkneyd@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
PO Box 37012
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

14R-DP-299765-DEU-OEEMA

Control Number:

378383100