Procurement Analyst
Department of the Army - Natick, MA

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The Full Performance Level: 09 TAG: Promotion Potential

This is an Acquisition Position

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is NOT authorized

Department of Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is NOT Authorized

Must obtain and maintain Acquisition Certification within 24 months of hire


U.S. Citizenship

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required

One year trial/probationary period may be required

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement

Business Travel is 10%

Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

You will serve in a developmental capacity receiving on-the-job and formal training designed to develop and increase your skill and knowledge of procurement transactions. At the full performance level you will monitor metrics to ensure effective policies and procedures are in place to accomplish the acquisition mission. You will compile and analyze procurement data. You will prepare narrative and statistical data. You will review and analyze procurement data to provide responses to data calls from higher headquarters. You will collect and compile information from buying areas and prepare reports.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: A 4-year course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution and at least 24 semester credit hours in any of the following fields: accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. This meets the basic requirement for the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service.

Current civilian personnel in DOD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting officer positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in DOD on or before 30 September 2000, are exempt from the basic education requirement.

In addition to the Basic requirements, applicants must also meet the specialized experience and/or education below.

Specialized Experience: To qualify for the GS-07 grade level in the Federal service applicants must identify in their resume that they possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service that provided knowledge of procurement methods, policies, and procedures. Specialized experience is defined as: (1) Monitoring metrics to ensure policies and procedures are in place; (2) Compiling and analyzing procurement data; (3) Reviewing and analyzing procurement data to provide responses to data calls from higher headquarters; (4) Collecting and compiling information from buying areas and preparing reports.


One (1) full year of graduate level study, or a master's or higher degree, e.g., LL.B., J.D., LL.M., Ph.D., etc. with at least one year of postgraduate education in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. One academic year of graduate level education is defined as 18 semester hours or 27 quarter hours.


Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution that included at least 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) in business related courses (i.e. accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management) AND "Superior Academic Achievement". To qualify for superior academic achievement, you must have one of the following: A. A standing in the upper third of your college class or major subdivision (e.g. school of business) at the time you apply. B. A grade point average of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed; (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last two years of your undergraduate curriculum. C. A "B+" (3.5. on a 4.0 scale) or its equivalent for all courses completed in a qualifying major field of study, either: (a) at the time of application; or (b) during the last 2 years of your undergraduate curriculum. D. Election to membership in one of the national honorary societies (other than freshman societies) that meets the requirements of the Association of College of Honor Societies. Grade point averages should be rounded to one decimal point. For example, 2.95 is rounded to 3.0, and 2.94 is rounded to 2.9. NOTE: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) was taken on a pass/fail or similar basis, your claim must be based on class standing or membership in an honor society.

NOTE: Employee's must meet Defense Acquisition Workforce Act (DAWIA) requirements applicable to the duties of the position. This is an Acquisition Position and requires level II certification in Acquisition Career Field C - Contracting. Selectees must meet this certification requirement with 24 months of entrance on duty.

College Transcripts - NOTE: If education is being used in lieu of, or in addition to experience, or to meet the basic requirements described in qualification requirements, a 'copy' of your transcripts must be provided at the time of application . Official transcripts are not required at the time of application however, you may be asked to provide official transcripts for further verification at a later date.

Applicants please note: Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and

Foreign Education: Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes both of the following parts:

1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire, and

2. Your resume and any other documents specified in the Required Documents section of this vacancy announcement.

Failure to provide complete application package may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please follow specific 'How to Apply' instructions noted in this vacancy announcement.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the 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. 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 reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Basis for Rating (for Delegated Examining Announcements only): The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the skills needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement. Resumes are rated using Category Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related skills, your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

VETERANS' PREFERENCE: Five points may be added to the eligible ratings of veterans who: Entered the military service prior to October 14, 1976; served on active duty during the Gulf War between August 2, 1990 and January 2, 1992, regardless of where the person served; or, served in a military action for which they received a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. Medal holders and Gulf War veterans must have served continuously for at least 24 months or the full period for which called or ordered to active duty. Ten points may be granted to the eligible ratings of disabled veterans; Purple Heart recipients; spouses or mothers of a 100 percent disabled veteran; or the widows, widowers, or mothers of a deceased veteran. In order to receive preference you must 1. Claim preference (item 14 in Application Manager) and 2. Submit qualifying documentation i.e., DD-214, VA letter, etc., with your application package.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit:

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit:

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit:

Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit:

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit:

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit:

This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

1. If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.

2. If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure, or you will not be considered under the merit promotion process. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

3. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form.

4. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

5. You can apply for a non-competitive appointment if you meet the basic eligibility requirements and you are eligible for special appointment such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam era and disabled veterans; returned volunteers from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. Please indicate the type of special appointment you are seeking, if any, on your application and follow all other instructions for applying shown in this announcement.

6. All qualification requirements must be met within 30 days after the closing date of this announcement. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on OPM's web site at .

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