U.S. Army Acquisition Support Center ACQUISITION ANALYST in Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This is a DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) position in the NH-03 broadband with an advertised pay range from the lowest equivalent GS-12 grade Step 1 to the highest equivalent GS-13 grade step 10 in the broadband Responsibilities Develops performance work statements and other contract requirements package documentation, e.g., acquisition plans, data requirements, sole source justifications, independent government estimates, Market Research Reports, Service Contract Approvals, DD254 Contract Security Classification Specifications, special contract language, evaluation criteria, etc., for various types of complex contracts and other procurement actions to support solicitations/Request for Proposals and resultant contracts for the Department of the Army, other Government agencies and FMS customers. Establishes and maintains controls to ensure that contract award is accomplished according to guidelines and required timelines. Coordinate, leads and directly controls all functional activities required to effectively manage assigned programs. Attends meetings with Government and contractor personnel and furnishes recommended solutions to contractual problems. Performs in-depth research of procedures, policies, and regulations to provide technical advice to management and project managers. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the Experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. To qualify based on your experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. Specialized experience is defined as performing ALL of the following duties: 1) Developing performance work statements/ Statements of Work, acquisition plans, and data requirements; 2) Developing sole source justifications, independent government cost estimates, and Market Research Reports; and, 3) Evaluating criteria for various types of complex contracts and other procurement actions. The definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service NH-02 or GS-11 equivalent. Must upload transcripts, requires a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field. Per https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx?lvl=3&cfld=3 You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas: Acquisition StrategyCommunicationsContracting/ProcurementPlanning and Evaluating Education Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone-no substitution of education for experience is permitted. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html Additional Information Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. This position requires you to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE450) upon entry, and annually thereafter. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 14 - Contracting position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. You will be required to undergo a background investigation leading to the successful adjudication of eligibility for Secret security clearance. Derogatory information developed during the background investigation, such as a criminal history or an adverse credit history, could render the selectee ineligible for both the security clearance and continued employment in the position, if already appointed. This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. This is an Army Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position cover by DAWIA (Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act). Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II in the Acquisition Career Contracting within 24 months of entrance on duty." (Certification requirements may be found in the Defense Acquisitions University Catalog at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/CareerLvl.aspx.) (This correlates to Career Category in the acquisition data in Gatekeeper. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.