Bureau of Land Management Procurement Analyst in Portland, Oregon
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This position is located in the Oregon State Office, Division of Management Services, Branch of Procurement Services in Portland, Oregon.
The incumbent is responsible for performing procurement analysis within the Oregon State Office. Duties such as analyzing, evaluating, and monitoring procurement and contracting activities, drafting and revising acquisition procedures and guidance for review. The incumbent is also responsible for improving accuracy and consistency of the contracting program, updating guidance, procedures and plans of acquisition programs to supplement regulations, serving as representative on committees and workgroup, providing technical guidance on procurement activities, research proposed legislation and current law to prepare revisions to manuals, plans, memoranda and other acquisition related materials; supporting management of policy development and implementation of major acquisition programs, reviewing policy for proposed acquisitions pre-award and post actions and serving as point of contact for emergency acquisition.
Physical Demands: This work is primarily sedentary. Some travel may be required.
Work Environment: Work is usually performed in an office environment, with some travel to attend meetings or conferences, present training, review acquisition operations, and visit program operations or contractors.
25% or less - Occasional travel may be required.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship is required
- Be sure to read the "How to Apply" and "Required Documents" Sections
- You cannot hold an active real estate license; nor can you
- have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Land
- Direct Deposit Required
- Background Investigation Required
Summary of Requirements:
You must meet all requirements listed in the "Qualifications: section of the announcement
You will need to clearly state your undergraduate/graduate degree(s) and submit your college transcripts or a listing of your college courses that includes hours and grades.
Basic Requirements:A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field; OR at least 24 semester/36 quarter hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management -AND-You must have a Level 2 Certification, and Completion of DOI's listing of mandatory training*
Exception: Employees in GS-1102-12 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades GS-5-12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions including those at other agencies. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking other positions.
This position has been designated as an acquisition position and is covered by the Federal Acquisition Certification - Contracting (FAC-C) program. Work required to maintain certification, through appropriate training with established deadlines ORApplicants may meet the DOI mandatory training requirement if they hold a current Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) Level II certificate in lieu of individual course certificates (as long as continuous learning requirements are met). For contracting professionals coming from DOD, a valid, current Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification is equivalent to a FAC-C at the same certification level, provided the FAC-C education and continuous learning requirements have been met.
FAC-C Requirements can be found at: FAC-C
In addition to meeting the basic requirements above, you must also meet the following specialized experience requirements: In order to be rated as qualified for this position, we must be able to determine that you meet the specialized experience requirement - please be sure to include this information in your resume. You must have 2 years of contracting work experience, (one of which was equivalent to at least the GS-11 level as described below). Examples: Drafts contracting procedures and guidance, and conducts reviews of contracting activities, serve as guidance in developing or modifying procurement strategies, perform long range procurement strategies, conduct briefings, summaries and reports on acquisition topics, manage policy development for acquisition programs such as small business, certification programs and purchase business line, and prepares reports and recommendations.
You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement. Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade requirement in accordance with 5 CFR 300.604. If you are a current Federal employee in the General Schedule (GS) pay plan and applying for a promotion opportunity, you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks at the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. To register or verify your registration go to the Selective Service System website.
May require completion of a 1 year probationary period.
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): CTAP provides eligible surplus and displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Information about CTAP/ICTAP eligibility is available from OPM's Career Transition Resources website at CTAP or ICTAP. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration or that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) This vacancy is within your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility; 2) You apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) You are found well qualified for this vacancy. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of CTAP/ICTAP eligibility, or a copy of your separation personnel action form.
CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if they receive a minimum score of 90 based on the rating criteria used for this position.
Reemployment Priority List (RPL): The RPL is the mechanism agencies use to give reemployment consideration to their former competitive service employees separated by a RIF or who have fully recovered from a compensable injury after more than one year. If you are currently on a Reemployment Priority List, you may be given priority consideration.
The Bureau of Land Management has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
This position requires procurement duties. Applicants selected for this position must sign a certification of compliance with the requirement of Public Law 101-189.
Before entering on duty, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450. You will need to provide the information annually.
Government facilities are required to provide a smoke free environment for their employees. Smoking will be permitted only in designated areas.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Upon receipt of your complete application package, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. Your rating will be based on your responses to the Job Specific Questionnaire and the information stated in your resume. If qualified, your score may range from 70-100 points. In addition, interviews may be conducted for this position. The interviews may be conducted on a pass/fail basis or may be scored. The job specific questions relate to the following knowledge, skills and abilities required to do the work of this position.
KSA's: 1. Knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and other related acquisition regulations to execute various acquisition types and procedures of various complexity. 2. Ability to communicate to provide guidance on policy and procedures, written interpretation of laws and ensure effective implementation of procurement law and regulations. 3. Knowledge of procurement concepts, principles and practices to prepare revisions of acquisition-related manuals, policies and procedures. 4. Ability to participate in acquisition internal control reviews. 5. Knowledge of procurement law, OMB Directives and Presidential Directives.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
- Required Documents
Resumes must show relevant experience and other information. Your resume must list your education and work experience including the dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week and salary information. Your resume will be used to validate your responses to the assessment tool(s). You are welcome to submit a cover letter (optional). If you wish to do so, include it with your resume.
In addition to the online application (resume and responses to the questionnaire), you are required to submit the following forms:
Copy of Transcripts or a list of college courses that include hours and grades from an accredited U.S. college/university. If your degree is from a Foreign Institution, See Foreign Education
Former PLC Member: Submit a copy of your “Certificate of Eligibility for Noncompetitive Hiring” along with a copy of your “PLC Participant Verification Work Hours Sheet.”
Applicants eligible under PL-114-47, Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) must submit documentation verifying (a) initial selection under competitive examining procedures to a land management agency under a time-limited appointment in the competitive service , (b) service under this initial appointment, or in conjunction with subsequent competitive service time-limited appointments, to a land management agency was for a period of 24 months without a break in service of two or more years, and (c) performance was evaluated as being at an acceptable level for the entire applicable period(s). “Required documentation” includes first and last SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action) for each appointment verifying the Position Occupied code (Block 34) is 1-Competitive Service, AND documentation of successful performance for each appointment. Applicants are encouraged to combine all required documents into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping documents into files will simplify the application process. Failure to submit required documentation will result in loss of consideration.
Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) eligibles: documentation verifying your CTAP/ICTAP eligibility - this includes a copy of the agency notice and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level and duty location.
Current and former federal career and career-conditional employees: submit a copy of your recent (non award) SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, or equivalent document that verifies tenure (block 24, code 1 or 2) and Competitive Status (block 34, code 1).
If you are applying for this position based on eligibility under other noncompetitive special appointing authorities, you MUST submit proof of this eligibility.
You may submit your documents either via Auto-Requested Fax or by uploading your documents from your USAJOBS Profile.
Auto-Requested Fax: allows you to submit required documentation that will be electronically displayed along with your resume.
UPLOADING DOCUMENTS: instead of faxing your documents you may use the uploading procedures thru Applicant Manager. Do not use both options.
Hard copy paper supplemental documents, submitted without prior Human Resources approval, will be considered as an incomplete application.
Required documentation must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on the closing date of this announcement.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
To receive consideration for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes ALL of the following items: 1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; 2. Your resume; and 3. Applicable supporting documents specified in the Required Documents section of this job announcement.
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Your application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time by the closing date of this announcement.
If you need assistance in applying on-line, please contact Ranisha Dixon at email@example.com or call 330-808-6058. If applying on-line poses a hardship for you (i.e. you do not have access to the internet) you must contact us prior to the closing date of the announcement for an alternative method of applying.
Agency contact information
Bureau of Land Management Oregon State Office, OR-953 1220 SW 3rd Ave. P.O. Box 2965 Portland, Oregon 97208 United States
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Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523964500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 02/08/2019 to 02/21/2019
Pay scale & grade: GS 12
Salary: $77,929 to $101,308 per year
Appointment type: Permanent - This is a permanent position.
Work schedule: Full-Time - Work Schedule is Full-Time.