Department of State - Agency Wide, Department of StateArlington, VA
The position is located in the Contracting and Procurement Division, Office of Management Services, Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS/EX/MGT/CAP).nThe incumbent serves as a Procurement Analyst with responsibility for coordinating the delivery of a wide range of contracting and procurement services.nIf eligible, applicants to this announcement may be referred to other positions in other Bureaus/Offices in the Department.
Applicants must meet all the required qualification requirements, including education, and any selective placement factors described below by the closing date of this announcement.
If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.nNOTE: Applicants must meet time-in-grade and time after competitive appointment requirements, by the closing date of this announcement.
Time-In-Grade Requirements: Federal applicants must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade to satisfy time-in-grade restrictions, per 5CFR 300, Subpart F.nApplicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this position: IN ADDITION to the requirements below, all applicants must be Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level III certified, as outlined on the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) website (https://www.fai.gov/certification/contracting-fac-c) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Level III certified, as outlined on the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website (http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx?lvl=3&cfld=3).
Applicants whose certification is over two years old, must also have completed 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years.
The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification and valid through the closing date of the announcement.
Applicants must submit the following documentation: 1.
Copy of initial FAC-C Level III certification or DAWIA Level III certification.
If initial Level III certification is over two years old from the closing date of the announcement, a Certificate of Achievement from the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS) in recognition of attainment of continuous learning requirements showing certification valid through the closing date of the announcement; OR An equivalent transcript or list of training from DAWIA that shows 80 CLPs obtained within the previous two years from the closing date of the announcement (the transcript or list of training must assign CLP numeric values to each eligible activity/course or must clearly reflect the numeric total of 80 CLPs).
In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III training requirements, you must have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions AND at least 1 full year of this experience is specialized and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service AND completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field from an accredited college or university AND this degree included or was supplemented by 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.
In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III training requirements, you have occupied your position, which is classified in the GS-1102 series, since January 1, 2000 AND have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in paragraph A above under qualifying specialized experience.
Have NOT completed the mandatory FAC-C Level III or DAWIA Level III training, the 4 year’s experience in contracting or related positions AND/OR a 4year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree that included 24 semester hours in the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management, HOWEVER, you have 1 full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position and therefore you MAY qualify for a waiver based upon your demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance and qualifying experience.
Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience implementing new and approved methods and approaches to ensure procurement requirements are met for an organization.nExperience providing advice and guidance, resolving complex procurement issues and advise program offices of regulatory and policy requirements on contract and procurement matters.nExperience utilizing contracting and procurement laws, Executive orders, policies and regulations to ensure that an organization contracting and procurement activities comply with applicable legal and policy requirements.
Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts and/or training certificates as verification of educational requirement.
If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will be rated ineligible for this position.
How to Apply
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