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Job Title:  Procurement Analyst
Agency:  Smithsonian Institution
Job Announcement Number:  14R-DP-299765-MPA-OEEMA

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$89,924.00 to $116,901.00 / Per Year
Thursday, August 14, 2014 to Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC   View Map
This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.
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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.


  • 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.


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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.


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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.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you applying as for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

Qualification requirements, including one year time-in-grade at the next lower grade level for promotion candidates, must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.


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:

  1. Ability to evaluate proposed legislations and regulations and formulate recommendations for implementation.
  2. 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.
  3. Skill in written communication to compose position papers, reports, policies and procedures, correspondence and other written materials.
  4. 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.
BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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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.


Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
  • 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.
  • A recent performance evaluation
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA
  • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration
  • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order
  • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here.


Dana Pinkney
Phone: 202-633-6309
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Agency Information:
PO Box 37012
600 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


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 and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (

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