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Job Title:Procurement Analyst

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:WO-DCNC-14-1196562-DH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$62,228.00 to $98,305.00 / Per Year


Friday, August 22, 2014 to Thursday, September 4, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location(s):
Lakewood, CO View Map
Washington DC, DC View Map


United States Citizens


Q - Nonsensitive




Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.

This position is located in the Contracting Office Division for the National Park Service’s (NPS) Washington Office (WASO) to be filled either in Lakewood, CO or Washington D.C.    This is a Permanent career/career conditional appointment and may be filled at the GS-GS-11 or GS-12 level of federal service.

Number of Vacancies:  We expect to fill one (1) vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies within 90 days. 

Position will be filled under the Office of Personnel Management’s Direct Hire Authority and are open to all U.S. Citizens.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.  Veteran’s preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants does not apply.

Who May Apply: All qualified applicants with or without federal status may apply and be considered AND Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. 


If selected for this position, you will be required to complete, upon entrance on duty, a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE 450) and annually thereafter.


  • Occasional Travel
  • Minimal.


  • No


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Male applicants born after 12/31/59 require Selective Service Registration
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • Initial appointment may require a one year probationary period.
  • See other requirements under the Qualifications section of this vacancy
  • Please read the vacancy announcement in its entirety


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The primary function of a Procurement Analyst requires a broad knowledge of procurement and/or financial assistance policies and procedures to plan, analyze, or evaluate procurement and/or financial assistance programs; review proposed contractual and/or financial assistance actions for conformance with regulatory requirements and procurement and/or financial assistance practices; or develop policies and procedures or provide advice and guidance to subordinate activities concerning a variety of procurement and/or financial assistance issues.  As a Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for the review, analysis, and recommendation of contracting and/or financial assistance procedures or policy revisions covering a variety of contracting and/or financial assistance issues. 


The purpose of the work is to develop new or improved contracting and/or financial assistance procedures to implement provision into the contracting and/or financial assistance function pursuant to statues.  In doing so, you will apply knowledge of business and industrial market practices, market trends and conditions, contracting and/or financial assistance matters to agency personnel on a daily basis.  As well as, utilize principles of acquisition planning including pricing arrangements and/or knowledge of financial assistance principles including legal framework and cost principles.


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All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, September 04, 2014 

***You must meet ALL of the following requirements to be eligible and considered for this position : ***

1.    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS (Upload Transcripts mandatory for all submissions)

2.    SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE (Describe this in your resume)


In order to qualify for this position, applicants must possess:
(a) A 4 year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a  major in any field;
(b)  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.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

Note:  Procurement training courses do not count toward the 24 hour requirement unless a college specifically awards the student course credit and is reflected on a transcript.


To be creditable, education above the high school level completed in a U.S. college, university, or other educational institution that has been accredited by one of the accrediting agencies or associations recognized by the Secretary, Department of Education. Applicants are responsible for providing documentation that the applicable educational provisions have been met.  Education must have been obtained from an accredited or pre-accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications.  Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.


For further information on creditable education visit: and

You must provide (upload) unofficial student transcripts at the time of application.




You must demonstrate in your resume the following hands-on Specialized Experience: 

To qualify at the GS-11 level of federal service, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-09 level of this position in the federal service. 
Specialized Experience includes:
(1) Knowledge of commonly used contracting and/or financial assistance methods and contract and/or financial assistance types relating to the performance of preaward, postaward, and/or contract and/or financial assistance price/cost analysis functions when the contract and/or financial assistance actions are well defined and well precedented. (Describe this experience in your resume).; AND

(2) Provided input regarding internal controls status and reviews of contracting and/or financial assistance performance and operational activities. (Describe this experience in your resume).

To qualify at the GS-12 level of federal service, applicants must have at least one year of (full-time) hand-on specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-1102-11 level of this position in the federal service. 
Hands-on Specialized Experience includes:
(1) Evaluated government contracting and/or financial assistance programs using extensive knowledge of acquisition and/or financial assistance principles, techniques, methods, and procedures. (Describe this experience in your resume); AND

(2) Communicated acquisition (contracting and/or financial assistance) related information via oral or written, sufficient to develop and publish policies. (Describe this experience in your resume).


Experience refers to and includes, paid and unpaid experience, such as volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying specialized experience.



Your application/resume will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job qualification requirements.  In addition we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position.  To preview the assessment questionnaire click here: View Occupational Questionnaire
You will be rated on the following screen-out elements:

 (1) Education requirements.
(2) How your background meets the Specialized Experience requirements.

Note: Your resume MUST support your responses to the occupational questions.

The qualification requirements are outlined in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions, available for review at: .

Substitution of Education for Experience:

Below describes how you can substitute your education for experience at the GS-11 level.

Education substitution for GS-11 positions:
3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education or PhD or equivalent doctorate degree. Qualifying education must have provided the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position being filled. OR A combination of specialized experience and education which equals to a total of 100%.

Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the following fields is required: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, and/or economics.

Education substitution for GS-12 positions:

No Substitution of Education for Experience.

At the GS-12 level and higher, in addition to the basic requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade.


Requirements when selecting Specialty Codes 

Please refer to the specialty code requirements below when selecting a specialty code for consideration.


001 - All United States Citizens

  • United States Citizens who have never been permanent employees of the Federal government.
  • Current or former employees of the Federal government who would like to be considered under Delegated Examining procedures.


Once you complete and submit your application package, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic job requirements.  To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration.  If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you will not be referred to the Selecting Official for consideration.  Evaluation is made on the basis of appropriate education, experience, training, self-development, performance appraisals, outside activities, and special awards.  Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation.


A panel may be used to review your application.


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Working for the National Park Service 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.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees visit  webpage.


If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized. Our human resources office can provide additional information on how this program is run.


“Travel, transportation and relocation expenses will not be paid, however if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses may be paid under the Federal Travel Regulations.” 

Conditions of Employment:


Physical Demands:   The work is sedentary. 


Work Environment:  The work is performed in an office setting.


One year probationary period may be required.


Applicant once selected MUST submit Official Transcripts.


Telework:  National Park Service has determined that some of the duties of this position may be suitable for periodic telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisor approval.


Promotion Potential:  This position has promotion potential to the target grade level of GS-12.  Applicants selected for career ladder positions may be promoted to the target grade without further competition when all statutory and regulatory requirements have been met, performance is satisfactory and promotion is recommended by the supervisor.  Promotion to the next higher grade is not guaranteed, is contingent upon the above criteria, and the availability of work at the next higher grade.


Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for and performance of higher-level duties.


ICTAP/CTAP:  If you are an eligible Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. Individuals who have special priority selection rights under CTAP or ICTAP must be well-qualified for the position- score at least 85. A rating of "well-qualified" will be given to those candidates who in addition to meeting all qualification requirements possess the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for the position at a level which clearly exceeds the minimum qualification requirements for the position. This level is met when an applicant receives the score equal to receiving an average rating of Fully Successful or higher for each one of the rating factors considered in the announcement. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.  For more information please visit the OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


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NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax using the procedures below. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

LATE APPLICATIONS: Applications that are not received by the closing date through USA Staffing WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. There is no option for mailing, emailing, or otherwise submitting applications outside of this system, unless it is due to a request for reasonable accommodation.

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 Thursday, September 04, 2014 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,, 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.


1. Your Résumé and
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire and
3. Transcripts NOT the degree document.

 Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)


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 and provide the required information.  The Vacancy ID is 1196562.


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 Thursday, September 04, 2014 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 


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.

The following  DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS OMB No.: 3046-0046 form is optional.  Click on the following link below if you voluntarily choose to complete the form. Once completed, you can upload the form under "Other" or if you are faxing your application use the process as indicated below.


The following document must be submitted for your application to be considered complete and are required and :


-Résumé or application  and

-Responses to the questionnaire  and

-College transcripts or List of college courses, with credit hours, major(s), and grade point average or class ranking.   (Prior to appointment, an official college transcript will be required.) A copy of the degree awarded will not suffice for our review of coursework credit verification.   and

-Standard Form 50, Notification of Personnel Action (Non-Award type action) showing career/career conditional tenure (for both current and former federal employees) and an SF-50 showing highest (permanent) grade ever held, if different.  if applicable and

-ICTAP/CTAP documentation (a copy of the agency notice, a copy of the most recent Performance Rating, and a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.)  if applicable


DO NOT SEND PHOTOGRAPHS.  Any resumes with these attachments cannot be forwarded to the hiring official.

Your resume, curriculum vitae, the Optional Application for Federal Employment (OF 612), or any other written format you choose to describe your job-related qualifications can be submitted electronically using the document upload process or fax. Please be sure to include all of the following information in your resume:


Job Information:

-Vacancy Identification Number, title, grade and location for which you are applying.

Personal Information:

- Full name, mailing address (with zip code) and day/evening telephone numbers (with area code).

- Country of Citizenship.

- If ever employed by the Federal Government, please show the highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment in grade.


- High School name, city, state and zip code, date of diploma or GED.

- Colleges and/or Universities attended, city, state and zip code.

- Major field(s) of study.

- Type and year of degree(s) received. If no degree received, show total credit hours received in semester or quarter hours.

Work Experience for each paid or non-paid position held related to the job for which you are applying (do not provide copies of job descriptions):

- Job title.

- Duties and accomplishments.

- Number of hours per week.

- Employer's name and address.

- Supervisor's name and phone number.

- Starting and ending dates of employment (month and year).

- Salary.

- Indicate if your current supervisor may be contacted.

Other Qualifications:

- Job-related training courses (title and year).

- Job-related skills (e.g., other languages, computer software/hardware, tools, machinery, typing speed, etc.)



- Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments. (e.g., publications, memberships in professional or honor societies, leadership activities, public speaking, performance awards, etc.) Do not send copies of documents unless specifically requested.


 View Occupational Questionnaire


Nanette M. Cambron
Phone: (208)387-5884
Agency Information:
1201 Eye Street
Washington, DC


Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit.  All qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


You may be required to submit written responses/writing samples as a continuation of the evaluation process.  Failure to respond to the additional assessment questions will result in loss of further consideration for the position.

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