Procurement Analyst
Department Of The Interior - Boise, ID

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Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: http://www.usbr.gov . View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: http://www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-RTS2-12-142 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

If you:
  • want to serve in a contract management office supporting Pacific Northwest Region's acquisition administration program(s).
  • enjoy performing Contract Acquisition Management Review duties.
  • have good communication, regulatory, and organizational oversight skills.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with stellar growth potential! Great Benefits Package: paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance and an excellent retirement package!

Promotion to the Full Performance Level: The career ladder promotion potential of this position is the GS-12 level. However, this position may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the GS-12 level is neither guaranteed nor automatic.

Duty Location - Boise, ID
http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

Relocation expenses may be authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses may be authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

U.S. Citizenship or National.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.

You must submit a resume and supporting documentation. (See How to Apply).

You must submit transcripts to verify the education requirements.

Required to complete Financial Disclosure Form if selected.

Req to possess/obtain a FAC-C Cert Level II, or equiv, w/i 1 yr of hire.

DUTIES:
This position is located in the Pacific Northwest Region, Contracts Group, and provides procurement analysis services to all offices in the Region. You will ultimately:

-- plan, analyze, or evaluate acquisition strategies, plans, programs, pre-award and post-award contract actions to include simple actions, interagency agreements, financial assistance, and complex contract actions.
-- manage the purchase line portion of the Regional Charge Card Program and Small Business Program.
-- advise management, contracting officers, contract specialists, financial assistance officers, and purchasing agents on matters pertaining to acquisition policies and procedures.
-- conduct the Regional internal control program to contracts and simplified/complex acquisitions, including Acquisition Management Reviews of area and field office purchasing to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and established procedures and policies.
-- act as contracting officer for a variety of contracts, purchase orders, and agreements.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-09 level for the GS-11 position; OR
At least three full academic years of progressively higher level graduate education or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree.

For the GS-12 position, in addition to the basic requirements, applicants must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level for the GS-12 position. No substitution of education for specialized work experience is allowed at this grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrated the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform successfully the duties of the position to be filled. This experience is typically within this field or a field that is closely related. Examples of qualifying specialized experience includes:

For the GS-11, experience with pre-award and post-award contracting and simplified acquisition policies and procedures for a variety of supplies, materials, or services that may include construction or renovation of facilities or other industry requiring various types of equipment. Knowledge of the government purchase card and small business programs.

For the GS-12, experience analyzing and evaluating acquisition programs, developing acquisition practices, and providing advice and guidance to Regional/Corporate, Area/District, and field/local office purchasing personnel; experience purchasing or contracting for a variety of supplies, materials, services that are complex or unique. This would include construction or renovation of facilities requiring specialized equipment.

For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/

If selected, you will be required to provide official college transcripts to verify your educational qualifications. An official transcript bears the University Seal and a signature certifying its authenticity and must be provided from the institution awarding the degree. Academic transcripts certified by notary publics are NOT official. Official transcripts must be submitted prior to reporting to work as a condition of employment. Failure to submit official transcripts may be grounds for dismissal or rescission of the job offer.

This position has a mandatory education requirement; you must furnish a copy of your transcript of college work completed (unofficial copy is acceptable). Transcripts must include the name of the college or university and date the degree was conferred. Non-submission will result in you being rated not qualified for the position.

Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, applicants must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.

BASIC REQUIREMENT: A. Completion of a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field; OR
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; OR
C. Federal employees are considered to have met these standards if they have been continuously employed in a GS-1102 position since January 1, 2000. However, applicants must still meet specialized experience requirements to be considered qualified for this position.

Applicants MUST possess or obtain, within 12 months from hire date, a valid Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C), Level II Certificate. Equivalent Contracting Certificates will be considered.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.

1. Knowledge of federal, or equivalent, acquisition and acquisition-related laws, policies, regulations, socio-economic programs.
2. Knowledge of the methods and procedures applicable to acquisitions including commercial and industrial business practices. (Including, but not limited to, solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, award, administration, and termination of contractions, purchasing orders, and agreements.)
3. Ability to perform pre- and post-award contract actions.
4. Ability to meet, interact, and communicate verbally. (i.e., effectively, tactfully, and persuasively with a variety of people, both government and non-government personnel, in diverse situations and circumstances.)
5. Knowledge of the Federal Charge Card and Small Business programs.

Applicant’s answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
To preview questions please click here .

BENEFITS:
Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes 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: http://www.opm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf

OTHER INFORMATION:
If you are initially appointed to a career-conditional position, you must serve a 1-year probationary period.

If you are a current permanent federal employee and are selected from this announcement, you may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov

The Bureau of Reclamation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Selection for positions is made solely on the basis of merit, fitness and qualifications without regard to race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factors.

The referral list from this public notice may be used to fill subsequent positions (similar title, series and grade, location, and KSA requirements) within 180 days of the date the referral list was issued.

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