Procurement Analyst
Department of Defense - Huntsville, AL

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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 moti vated Procurement Analyst 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 be responsible for planning, coordinating, and negotiating a variety of procurements pertaining to research, development, test and evaluation. Act as the Agency’s Competition Advocate in promoting effective and efficient competition involving the small and large business communities. Conduct reviews of procurement programs to determine overall management effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies.

The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is under the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) for more information go to ( http://www.acq.osd.mil/dpap/ops/acqdemo.html ).

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

Must be a U.S. citizen.
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Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) will not be paid. DUTIES:
As a Procurement Analyst, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Contract planning, negotiation, award, administration, and closeout of MDA contract activities.
  • Develop and implement policies and processes promoting efficient and effective procurement of Ballistic Missile Defense System (BMDS) research, development, test and evaluation; science and technology; systems integration and engineering; and contracted-out services.
  • Participate in planning events and off-sites to develop team policies, procedures, strategies, philosophies and execution plans.
  • Develops recommendations on critical trade-offs regarding courses of action, cost and schedule, identifying associated risks and determining resources required.
  • Analyzes audit reports, laws, regulations and Office of Federal Procurement Policy guidelines, as a basis for modifying current policy or developing new policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT:
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.

To qualify at the NH-04 you must possess 1 year SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower broad band (NH-03) or equivalent.

For NH-04, specialized experience required includes: Experience working with contract planning, negotiation, award, administration and close out activities. Also experience with procurement programs related to weapon systems to determine overall management effectiveness and compliance with applicable laws, regulations and policies.

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

Requirements:
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time

OVERTIME: Occasionally

TRAVEL: Occasionally

TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt

DRUG TESTING: Required
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment. )

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain/maintain Non-Critical Sensitive
FINANCIAL STATEMENT FILING: Required

INCENTIVES: Recruitment and relocation incentives will not be paid.

PERMANENT CHANGE OF STATION (PCS): Will not be authorized.

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

ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICANT WILL BE VERIFIED.

Candidates must meet the physical and suitability standards both prior to and during employment in this position.

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.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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:

Copying of information from the job announcement or Position Description may result in automatic disqualification for this position.

• Demonstrated experience applying procedures, requirements, regulations, ad policies related to expertise in the work of the team (such as systems engineering, financial management, etc.), including the ability to maintain credibility with others on technical matters.

• Demonstrated experience using various types of contracts, methods, and procedures to acquire sophisticated or unique research, development, test and evaluation services, weapon systems, equipment, and components through the use of cost and fixed-price contracting, cost sharing arrangements, unsolicited proposals, multiple awards, and use of special provisions, such as those relating to proprietary rights, rights in data or similar considerations.

• Demonstrated use of sources of supply and their status pertaining to research and development, weapon system, and familiarity with technical requirements or the services and equipment, including program objectives, to advise during pre-solicitations and to conduct the negotiation.

• Demonstrated experience analyzing current price trends and cost factors applicable to the review and evaluation of proposals, including performing a detailed analysis on individual elements of cost and profit and developing documentation and criteria to substantiate cost or negotiation positions.

BENEFITS:
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: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc OTHER INFORMATION:

Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: 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.

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

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:
MDA Team

(614)692-0299

Fax: (478) 757-3144
TDD: 800-654-5984

DHRC-DMDAHR@DLA.MIL

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