Procurement Analyst
Department of Veterans Affairs - Washington, DC

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Vacancy Identification Number

(VIN) 809238

This
position is located in the Veterans Health Administration, Assistant Deputy
Under Secretary of Health for Administration Operations, Procurement and Logistics
Office in Washington, DC.

NOTE:
This is not a warranted Contracting Officer position. This office does not award or administer contracts.

The

Department of Veterans Affairs

(VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people - our Veterans. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country's service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA.

The VA is committed to hiring Veterans

.

The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are

I

ntegrity,

C

ommitment,

A

dvocacy,

R

espect and

E

xcellence (“I CARE”).

America's Veterans need you!

To find out more, go to

http://www.va.gov/jobs/

.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.

Subject to a background/suitability investigation.

DUTIES:
This
position is located in the Veterans Health Administration, Assistant Deputy
Under Secretary of Health for Administration Operations, Procurement and Logistics
Office in Washington, DC.

Through
VISN offices, facilitate the development of a VHA Advance Procurement Plan. To analyze
existing contracting methods and procedures, create reports and compile data
from a variety of sources, assist in establishing contracting policy and
develop and provide training to contracting personnel on a variety of topics.
Conduct research and coordinate with appropriate personnel to prepare responses
to Congressional inquiries, Freedom of Information Act requests, and a various
other requests for Information within established deadlines. Develop and
enhance VHA's Socio-Economic program In coordination with the Office of Small
and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU).

Major

duties and responsibilities include:
·

Conducts
random reviews of contract flies to ensure that documentation adequately
supports determinations and findings established by the procurement official;

·

Conducts
research to provide responses to Congressional Inquiries, Freedom of Information
Act (FOIA) requests, and a variety of other requests for information from
various agencies, contractors, and individuals;

·

Identifies
the appropriate SAO, VISN, or other office to provide Information to prepare a
comprehensive and accurate response in accordance with local guidance and
Instructions;

·

Maintains
a current knowledge of acquisition regulations, directive, information letters
and general procedures;

·

Identifies
the need for special projects and Initiates milestones and goals;

·

Determines
appropriate recommendations for unresolved or questionable problems and
performs follow-up on a regular basis to ensure timely solution;

·

Develops
goals and objectives for Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR),
Electronic Contract Management System (eCMS), Small Business, Acquisition
Workforce Training, and various other programs.

NOTE:
This is not a warranted Contracting Officer position. This office does not award or administer contracts.

Work Schedule:
Monday-Friday, Full-Time,
8:00am-4:30pm

***RELOCATION EXPENSES AND/OR INCENTIVES ARE NOT AUTHORIZED***

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Time-In-Grade Requirement:
Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. For this vacancy

announcement, applicants must have completed at least 52 weeks at the

(GS-12)

grade level to be eligible for the

(GS-13)

grade level.

An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials.

Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

BASIC

REQUIREMENTS:
EDUCATION:
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.

EXPERIENCE:
Candidates
must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower
graded level in Federal Service.

Specialized
experience

is defined as experience that has provided the
applicant with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities to perform
successfully the duties of a Procurement Analyst.

Examples

of qualifying specialized experience are: Experience

which involved
utilizing contracting principles, laws, statutes, Executive Orders, regulations
and procedures applicable to pre-award and/or post-award actions provide
guidance to contracting personnel regarding proper contract award and
administration procedures and perform comprehensive technical reviews on
pre-solicitation, pre-negotiation, and pre- and post-award documents; and
utilizing automated contracting data systems and contracting policies, methods,
and procedures in developing functional and technical training that meets the
needs of the agency.

A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work
per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time
actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive
credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and
responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such
employment.

You will be rated on the following competencies as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position.

Narrative responses are not required at this time.

1. Ability
to exercise judgment in interpreting and applying guidelines extracted from
various regulations including: the Federal Acquisition Regulations, contract
law, Federal and agency procurement policy, OMB guidelines, Executive Orders,
etc.

2. Skill
in written and oral communications sufficient to prepare written guidance and
decisions and defend decisions to contracting personnel.

3. Ability
to identify training needs and program deficiencies through review findings and
reports.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledges, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The
work is primarily sedentary. Some travel may be required. The subject position
is primarily of an administrative nature in an office setting, however where
travel to work sites is required there may be light physical work required,
such as walking over uneven surfaces.

For more information on these qualification standards, please visit OPM's web site at

http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/standards/indexes/alph-ndx.asp

.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE:
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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements: (

http://www.va.gov/OHRM/joblistings/applicantchecklist.doc

)

Veterans' Preference:
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference" and required documentation with your application materials.

For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit

http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx

.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
After the vacancy announcement closes, those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements for the position are referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

BENEFITS:
The Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. The following link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

http://www.va.gov/jobs/job_benefits/benefits.asp

.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to

http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp

). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this

checklist

or contact Rafael Gonzalez at (317)988-1782 or e-mail RAFAEL.GONZALEZ3@VA.GOV.

OTHER INFORMATION:
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:
Please visit the

VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

The

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

(ICTAP) and

Career Transition Assistance Plan

(CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (

a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location)

and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Well qualified applicants possess experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at

http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp

.

The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to

http://www.opm.gov/disability/peoplewithdisabilities.asp

). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities refer to this

checklist

.

Placement Policy:
The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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