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Contract Specialist/procurement Analyst Direct Hire at Department Of The Treasury

Contract Specialist/procurement Analyst Direct Hire

Department Of The Treasury Fayetteville, AR (On Site) Full-Time
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WHAT IS THE PROCUREMENTDIVISION?

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If you are selected for a position with promotion potential, you will receive training to help you grow in the position. For jobs with promotion potential, promotions may occur after you have:

* Met time-in-grade requirements.
* Performed at an acceptable level of competence.
* Demonstrated your ability to perform work at the next higher grade level.

The following are the duties of this position at the full working level. If this vacancy includes more than one grade and you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform these duties and receive training to help you grow in this position.

* Serves as subject matter expert that actively reviews complex acquisition package strategies to provide advice and guidance to Office of Chief Procurement Officer (OCPO), Chief Information Officer (CIO), and the Department of the Treasury stakeholders to influence sound acquisition business decisions supporting the mission of the Service.
* Leads detailed reviews of complex and high value procurement actions to ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations, internal and Agency operating policies and procedures, and to influence new and/or revised procedures for the overall improvement of OCPO operational efficiencies. Serves as an advisor to OCPO on acquisitions of highly complex supplies and services, which have a significant impact on the effectiveness, and timeliness of the entire tax system nationwide.
* Leads collaboration efforts through advising and guiding staff/stakeholders through the process and execution of Assignment of Claims, Novation Agreements, Protests, and Terminations to determine and ensure compliance with the FAR, DTAR, DTAP, and IRSAP supplemental regulations. Oversees the receipt of confidential GAO (Government Accountability Office), Court of Federal Claims, or agency-level protest actions. Notifies the contracting officer and management of the official protest filing, due date for submission of the response file, and the requisite support documentation. Monitors activity and provides the Office of The Chief Procurement Officer's executive with status updates as required.
* Serves as an Office Director's representative on cross-functional task forces or committees. Represents the views and interest of an Office Director, and within delegated authority, commits the Office to courses of action. Leads and participates in the formulation of the Procurement Director's short-range and long-range Strategic Business Plan and Annual Quality Plan. Presents the results to the Procurement Director for concurrence.
* Serves as Lead for Treasury Inspector General Tax Administration (TIGTA) audits, General Accounting Office (GAO) audits, Office of Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/ Internal Controls Reviews, and other IRS stakeholder data request.

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Requirements

Conditions of Employment

* If you are in a telework eligible position, you may be directed to temporarily telework on a full-time basis due to COVID 19. Employees must be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. Once normal operations resume, employees may be directed back to the office to perform the duties of their position. Telework eligibility does not guarantee telework; employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. As a reminder - If you are selected for a position, you are responsible for reporting to your designated POD (location) on the negotiated start date or as directed by management.
* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National and provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
* Undergo a review of prior performance/conduct and an income tax verification. Refer to "Get Your Tax Record" at [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Contract Specialist/procurement Analyst Direct Hire to check the status of your account, balance owed, payment history, make a payment, or review answers to tax questions. If you are not in compliance, you will be determined unsuitable for employment with IRS.
* Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
* Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
* Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.

Qualifications

Federal experience is not required. The experience may have been gained in the public sector, private sector or Volunteer Service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-timework is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week, on your resume.

You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement OR time of referral:

BASIC REQUIREMENTS (GRADES 7 THROUGH 12):

You must have a four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR

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 from an accredited college or university. OR

Exception: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. Employees who occupy GS-1102 positions at grades 5 through 12 will be considered to meet the basic requirements for other GS-1102 positions up to and including those classified at GS-12. This includes positions at other agencies and promotions up through grade 12. However, employees must meet specialized experience requirements when seeking another position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION for GS-07 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement (positive education/experience) outlined above, you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Award and administration of contracts using Government acquisition principles, contract laws (e.g., Federal Acquisition Regulations-FAR) while using various types of contracts and applying negotiation and vendor award techniques to acquire products and services that meet agency requirements. Performing contract management and/or contract property administration, executing contract modifications, and/or performing procurement planning with small and socio-economic business considerations while interacting with the program office to develop the procurement approach. Communicating both verbally and in writing to generate various documents for various audiences (e.g., explaining to contractors, stakeholders and customers regarding procurement matters, discussing program needs, solicitation documents, file documentation). Using basic mathematical computations to perform price analysis (e.g., comparing, reviewing, analyzing and evaluating price or cost information in contractors' proposals). Examples of experience may include utilizing Simplified Acquisition Procedures, executing awards using GSA Federal Supply Schedules and/or delivery/tasks orders against existing contracts to meet agency needs. OR

You may substitute education for specialized experience as follows: Superior Academic Achievement may be met by having a Bachelor's degree, with one of the following: A GPA of 2.95 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all completed undergraduate courses or those completed in the last 2 years of study, or a GPA of 3.45 or higher on a 4.0 scale for all courses in the major field of study or those courses in the major completed in the last 2 years of study, or rank in the upper one third of the class in the college, university, or major subdivision, or membership in a national honor society recognized by the Association of College Honor Societies. OR

At least one (1) full academic year of graduate education or law school. Graduate education must have been in one or a combination of the following fields of study: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR

You may qualify by a combination of experience and education. Options for qualifying based on a combination will be identified in the online questions.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-9 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirement (positive education/experience) outlined above, you must meet one of the specific grade requirements below for GS-9.At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-7 level that demonstrated experience with contracting and procurement functions in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as procuring a range of equipment, supplies, and services. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: Participating in the processing and negotiating on a variety of procurements including open market purchases, vendor purchases and delivery orders against agency contracts to provide customers with general to complex requirements for supplies, services, and equipment. Assisting customers in developing requirements for specific procurements; Reviewing Statements of Work to ensure that all technical areas have been addressed and assisting in identifying appropriate contract types. Conducting price reasonableness determination. Preparing and issuing solicitation documents. Performing analysis of proposals or quotes received. Drafting final contract file documentation. Experience inputting information into an automated procurement system to produce awards and contract documents. Participating in negotiations with potential contractors. OR

A master's or equivalent graduate degree in one of the following fields of study: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. 2 full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a graduate degree in one or a combination of the following fields of study: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR

At least 1 year of combined graduate education and experience as defined in the above.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-11 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements your experience must include one of the following: You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-9 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Demonstrated experience with contracting and procurement functions in carrying out project assignments consisting of several related tasks, such as procuring a range of equipment, supplies, and services. The assignments must have shown completion of the following, or the equivalent: " Processing and negotiating on a variety of procurements including open market purchases, task order purchases and delivery orders against existing contracts to provide customers with supplies, services, or equipment. " Assisting customers in developing requirements documents for specific procurements; " Reviewing Statements of Work to ensure that all technical areas have been addressed and assisting in identifying appropriate contract types. Conducting price reasonableness determination. Preparing and issuing solicitation or request for quotation documents. Performing analysis of proposals or quotes received. Drafting final contract file documentation. Experience inputting information into an automated procurement system to produce awards and contract documents. " Negotiating the final terms of the purchase order, task order, delivery order, or contract with vendors and/or participating in formal negotiations with potential contractors. OR

Qualifications will be continued in the Education section.

Education

Qualifications Continued:

GS-11 LEVEL: A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields of study: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. OR

Three (3) full academic years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in one or a combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management. One year of graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended. OR

An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined above.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-12 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements your experience must include at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level. Specialized experience is experience that is related to the work of this position and has provided you with the competencies required for successful job performance. Qualifying experience is experience that demonstrated thorough knowledge of pre-award and post-award procurement actions that required a wide range of knowledge of multiple aspects of the procurement process. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods forms (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).

BASIC REQUIREMENTS (GRADE 13 & ABOVE):

You must complete all Mandatory Training requirements as described in DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY ACQUISITION CAREER MANAGEMENT PROGRAM HANDBOOK. AND

4 years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower level as defined below. AND

4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, 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. OR

Exception: Employees occupying a GS-1102 position will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on or after January 1, 2000. However, basic requirements and specialized experience requirements must be met in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-13 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: demonstrated accomplishment in planning, directing, and administering complex acquisition project assignments that required in-depth knowledge of a wide range of procurement and contracting principles and technical program requirements and techniques. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-14 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: presenting information to Senior Managers and Executives for concurrence; Experience must have demonstrated accomplishment in the full range of planning, directing, and administering complex acquisitions that required in-depth knowledge of a wide range of procurement and contracting principles and technical program requirements and techniques. This knowledge is generally demonstrated by assignments where the applicant actively participated in multiple levels of competition (i.e. sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple procurement methods (i.e. simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), acquired multiple types of needs (i.e. services, supplies, equipment), and participated in multiple parts of the acquisition life cycle (i.e. pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GS-15 LEVEL: In addition to meeting the basic requirements you must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Specialized experience for this position includes: Acquisition planning, contract formation, partnering with government and industry, administration, and resolution of disputes and claims, and providing procurement advice and counsel to agency program managers and executives; Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the contracting portion of project management plans;

Qualifications and Education will be continued in the Additional Information section.

Additional information

Qualifications Continued

GS-15 LEVEL: Ensuring the award and administration of contracts complies with applicable contracting laws, directives, and policies; Managing the procurement of all types of equipment, supplies and/or services using multiple acquisition strategies including competition or contracting by negotiations, settlement of terminations for convenience and default, claims for delay and disruption, and resolution of contractor performance issues.

EDUCATION:

For positions with an education requirement, or if you are qualifying for this position by substituting education or training for experience, submit a copy of your transcripts or equivalent. An official transcript will be required if you are selected.

A college or university degree generally must be from an accredited (or pre-accredited) college or university recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools which meet these criteria, please refer to Department of Education Accreditation page.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. Click here for Foreign Education Credentialing instructions.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

* A 1-year probationary period is required.
* Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
* If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
* We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. Additional jobs may be filled.
* The salary range indicated in this announcement reflects the minimum locality pay up to maximum locality pay for all duty locations listed. The range will be adjusted for selected duty location. General Schedule locality pay tables may be found under Salaries & Wages.
* This Vacancy will be used to fill Non-Bargaining and Bargaining unit positions, which will be determined at the time of selection.
* Tour of Duty: Day Shift - Start and stop times between 6:00am and 6:00pm
* Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
* Relocation expenses - NO

This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 10/10/2023. This announcement will establish an inventory of applicants. Contingent upon funding and space requirements, one or more vacancies may be filled at the locations listed in this announcement as they come available.

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