Procurement Analyst, GS-1102-14

Vacancy ID: 847798   Announcement Number: HHS-ACF-DE-13-847798   USAJOBS Control Number: 338437700

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

1. Read each of the following statements and select the one that best describes your education and/or experience to meet the basic requirement for a Procurement Analyst, GS-1102-14 grade level.

A. I have successfully completed a four-year course of study (120 semester hours or equivalent) leading to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university 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. Note: All academic degrees and coursework must be from accredited or pre-accredited institutions. (Please submit transcripts with your application.)
B. I occupied and continue to occupy a GS-1102-13 position and/or have been given an official waiver for the basic requirement as outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards for the 1102 Contracting Series. (You must provide as part of your application proof of possession of a GS-13 since January 2000 and/or that you have received a waiver).
C. I do not possess the education and/or experience described above.

2. From the descriptions below, select the one which best describes your training and experience meets the requirements for Procurement Analyst, GS-1102-14 grade level.

A. I have completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the Agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including four years of experience in contracting or related positions, at least one full year of which was specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 grade level or higher in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular competencies to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. Experience involves overseeing procurement functions of a division; selecting and applying procurement statues, regulations, decisions, directives, and procedures in contract actions; analyzing business and industry practices, market, and cost trends and factors for feasibility in program operations; and leading the planning, negotiating, and administering of acquisition activities.
B. I do not possess the training and experience described above.

Contracting Laws, Policies, Procedures
For each of the following task statements, select one response below (A-E) that best describes your experience level.

A- I have no experience in performing this work behavior.
B- I have limited experience in performing this work behavior. I have had exposure to this work behavior but would require additional guidance, instruction, or experience to perform it at a proficient level.
C- I have experience performing this work behavior across routine or predictable situations with minimal supervision or guidance.
D- I have performed this work behavior independently across a wide range of situations. I have assisted others in carrying out this work behavior. I seek guidance in carrying out this work behavior only in unusually complex situations.
E- I am considered an expert in carrying out this work behavior. I advise and instruct others in carrying out this work behavior on a regular basis. I am consulted by my colleagues and/or superiors to carry out this work behavior in unusually complex situations.

3. Oversee procurement functions and operations (i.e., work statements, delivery requirements).

4. Develop procurement guidance ensuring compliance with applicable regulations, rules, and policies.

5. Interpret and implement policies and procedures regarding procurement processes.

6. Perform research on new or improved business/procurement practices for application to agency's programs or operations.

7. Analyze agency's management systems as they relate to acquisitions practices.

8. Recommend proposed changes to departmental guidance, policies and best practices.

9. Analyze new or proposed legislation to determine impact on program's operations.

10. Direct the review of incoming documents to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements.

11. Integrate resources that may be organically assigned (i.e. legal, information technology, etc.) to improve data collection for preparing special reports.

12. Participate in work-groups involved in the development of agency-wide program policies.

13. Provide advice and assistance in developing procurement strategies and plans.

14. Represent the agency on highly sensitive acquisition issues.

15. Provide project updates to leadership.

16. Coordinate the development of agency's annual acquisition plan.

17. Prepare studies to identify problems or improve systems.