<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is being filled under the Acquisition Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) using OPM's Direct Hire Authority.<br /><br />This position is part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />As a PROCUREMENT ANALYST at the GS-1102-14 some of your typical work assignments may include:<br /><br />- Leading and advising the Agency in matters associated with Federal and Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition reforms and similar initiatives affecting the acquisition system.<br /> – Reviewing the most complex work products of senior-level Contracting Officers and providing them expert advice and guidance regarding the interpretation and application of acquisition laws, policies, directives, regulations, etc.<br /> – Evaluating acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations proposed by various sources.<br /> – Developing Agency recommendations and comments for submission back to originating office regarding these documents.<br /> – Conducting internal conformance reviews and audits to ensure adherence by Agency Contracting Officers and Acquisition Officials to laws, and Federal and departmental regulations, and to identify and implement opportunities to improve the Agency acquisition process.<br /> – Providing advice to Agency contracting officials in the execution of contracts, in the development of special terms and conditions, in the resolution of differences between the Government and contractors, and in other acquisition matters.<br /> – Preparing information and decision memoranda, developing and conducting training, and delivering information and decision briefings to the Agency Senior Acquisition Officials and the Agency workforce on acquisition system matters.<br /> – Serving as a recognized Agency expert for reviewing acquisition strategies and contract terms and conditions which substantially impact the economic well-being of the nation.<br /> – Receiving, reviewing, analyzing, consolidating or preparing numerous acquisition management statistical reports, required by DTRA and DoD.<br /> – Staying up to date on various Federal and DoD enterprise systems currently undergoing major updates including involvement in system testing and recommendations (i.e. Procurement Integrated Enterprise Environment (PIEE), Clause Logic Service (CLS), Solicitation Module, Closeout Module, beta.SAM.gov).<br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 14 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a U.S. Citizen</li> <li>Occasional Travel</li> <li>Work Schedule: Full-time</li> <li>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation</li> <li>May be required to successfully complete a probationary period</li> <li>Overtime: Occasionally</li> <li>Tour of Duty: Flexible</li> <li>Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized</li> <li>Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt</li> <li>Financial Disclosure: Required</li> <li>Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible</li> <li>This position requires Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret) security clearance.</li> <li>This is a drug testing designated position.</li> <li>Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http: www.sss.gov for more information.</li> <li>Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />You may qualify at the GS -14 , if you fulfill the following qualifications:<br /><br />A. One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:<br /> 1.Experience with the procurement process and negotiation techniques.<br /> 2.Developing contracting and procurement policies and programs.<br /> 3.Leading, advising, and guiding senior-level Contracting Officers and Agency acquisition personnel to make decisions or recommendations.<br /> 4.Experience with acquisition.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including 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 experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br />In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102, series as listed below:<br /><br />DAWIA EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS, Public Law 106-398, Section 808: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND B.) at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management; OR C.) a civilian employee in DOD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied a GS-1102 position or contracting officer position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30th, 2000 is excluded from the requirements of A. AND B. above, but must meet the requirements identified in Public Law 101-510, section 1724: A OR B above, or 10 years of acquisition experience prior to October 1, 1991. TRANSCRIPTS MUST BE SUBMITTED TO VERIFY THE ABOVE EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS. And B. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: In addition to meeting the DAWIA requirements above, applicants must demonstrate one year of specialized experience.<br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.<br /><br />ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) unofficial transcripts are acceptable at time of application, or (2) If you are serviced by the office filling this position and your transcripts are on file in your official personnel folder, you are not required to submit. However, it is your responsibility to ensure transcripts are on file.<br /><br />GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.<br /><br />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; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: Foreign Education <br /><br />All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Other Notes:<br /> CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP): This is an Acquisition, Contracting Workforce Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) in the Contracting career field. The incumbent is required to become certified, Level III in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. The incumbent must meet requirements for membership in the DoD Acquisition corps immediately upon assuming the position unless a position requirements waiver is approved. The incumbent is required to sign a written agreement to remain in this CAP for a minimum of 3 years. The incumbent must obtain a minimum of 80 continuous learning points (CLPs) for every 2 year CLP period, with a goal of at least 40 annually<br /><br />CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.<br /><br />All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:<br /> https: www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ <br /><br /><strong>Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service </strong>(see https: www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br />We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.<br /><br />Competencies:<br /> Basic Qualifications<br /><br />Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Preference</strong>: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.<br /><br />For information on entitlement see http: www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx <br /><br /><strong>Military Spouse Preference: </strong>If you are entitled to military spouse preference, in order to receive this preference you must choose the spousal eligibility in your application package referencing MSP Military Spouse Preference. Your preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are claiming military spouse preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed below preference eligible veteran candidates and above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. To claim Military Spouse Preference (MSP) please complete the Military Spouse PPP Self-Certification Checklist , save the document and attach it to your application package. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).<br /><br />Your complete application includes your COMPLETE resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. <strong>If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.</strong><br /><br /><b><strong>The following documents are REQUIRED</strong><br /> <strong>1. Your resume:</strong></b> <ul> <li>Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.</li> <li>For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").</li> <li>For additional information see: What to include in your resume. </li> </ul> <strong>2. Transcripts</strong> <ul> <li>This position has a degree or education requirement so you are required to submit a copy of your transcript </li> <li>College transcript(s), required if qualifying based on education. We accept unofficial transcripts, as long as they contain your name, the name of the school, the date and degree that was awarded, and the lists of classes and credits earned. </li> </ul> <strong>3. Veteran's Documents</strong> <ul> <li>If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:</li> <li>DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.</li> </ul> <strong>PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: </strong><br /> https: www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/FourthEstateRequiredSupportingDocumentation-06-2019.pdf?ver=2019-07-22-131229-740 <br /><br /><strong>If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference,</strong> you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: you reside within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor, proof of military member's active duty status, and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying; and must meet all pre-employment criteria and be eligible for immediate noncompetitive appointment to a position in the competitive service. <strong>Documentation required:</strong> Marriage Certificate or License, Signed Self-Certification Checklist, Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable), Transcripts (if applicable). <strong>Additional documentation required if previously held a federal position: </strong>SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 Information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months) <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education . <br /><br />Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.