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Procurement Analyst (Direct Hire Open Continuous 12 Months)

US Department of the Treasury

Location: Mankato, Minnesota
Type: Temporary (unspecified), Non-Remote
Posted on: June 19, 2024
Procurement Analyst (Direct Hire Open Continuous 12 Months)
Duties
WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER THE DIVISION?
A description of the business units can be found at: https://www.jobs.irs.gov/about/who/business-divisions
MAJOR DUTIES
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level of GS-13 BU:
• Negotiates settlements of disputes, proposals, and executes modifications.
• Requests changes or exceptions to federal procurement regulations.
• Prepares report/correspondence for submission to upper management regarding review of new or changed regulations and the impact of the regulations will have on the IRS procurement function.
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level of GS-14 BU:
• Conducts detailed reviews of complex and high value procurement actions to ensure compliance with federal acquisition regulations, internal operating policies and procedures, and to influence new and/or revised procedures that improve OCPO operational efficiencies.
• Collaborates and guides stakeholders through the process and execution of Assignment of Claims, Novation Agreements, Protests, and Terminations to determine and ensure compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Department of the Treasury Acquisition Regulation (DTAR), Department of the Treasury Acquisition Procedures (DTAP), and Internal Revenue Service Acquisition Policy (IRSAP) supplemental regulations.
• Serves as an Office Director's representative on cross-functional task forces or committees. Serves as Lead Coordinator 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.
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level of GS-13 NBU:
• Initiates, develops, and recommends contracting policies, procedures and guidance throughout the region.
• Provides regional oversight by analyzing, evaluating, reporting, advising, and promoting improvements in existing procurement/contracting methods, standards, guidelines, procedures, and practices.
• Serves as the technical expert on all procurement actions and prepares or assists subject-matter experts in the field in preparing acquisition documents.
The following are the duties of this position at the full working level of GS-14 NBU:
• 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 Procurement and Services 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 Procurement's executive with status updates as required.
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Conditions of Employment
• Telework Eligible Positions: Telework eligible positions do not guarantee telework. Employees must meet and sustain IRS telework eligibility requirements (e.g., reporting at least twice a pay period to your assigned Post of Duty (POD)) and supervisor's approval to participate in the IRS Telework Program. Employees must also be within a 200-mile radius of their official assigned post-of-duty (POD) while in a telework status. 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 http://www.irs.gov/(https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript) 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.
• The Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act prohibits the Department of Treasury and its bureaus from requesting an applicant's criminal history record before that individual receives a conditional offer of employment. In accordance with 5 U.S. Code
• 9202(c) and 5 C.F.R
• 920.201 certain positions are exempt from the provisions of the Fair Chance to Compete Act. Applicants who believe they have been subjected to a violation of the Fair Chance to Compete for Jobs Act, may submit a written complaint to the Department of Treasury by email at, FairChanceAct@treasury.gov. To learn more, please visit our page at: Treasury.gov/fairchanceact.
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 losing date of this announcement OR time of referral:
Basic Requirement:
(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. When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision-making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.
In Addition To Meeting The Basic Requirement Above, To Qualify For This Position You Must Also Meet The Qualification Requirements Listed Below:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE Grade 13: In addition to the basic requirement, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 which is the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. 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 accomplishment of planning, directing, and administering complex acquisition project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge 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 (i.e., sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple forms (i.e., simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), multiple needs (i.e., services, supplies, equipment), and multiple portions of the process (i.e., pre-award, post-award, policy, price analysis).
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE GRADE 14: In addition to the basic requirement, to qualify for this position you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-13 which is the next lower grade level of the normal line of progression of this position in the Federal government. 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 accomplishment of the full range of planning, directing, and administering complex acquisition project assignments that required a wide range of knowledge 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 (i.e., sole source, 8a, limited competition, full and open competition), multiple forms (i.e., simplified acquisitions, GSA Schedule competitions, negotiated and/or sealed bids), multiple needs (i.e., services, supplies, equipment), and multiple portions of the process (i.e., pre-award, post- award, policy, price analysis).
For more information on qualifications please refer to OPM's Qualifications Standards.
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.
• Tour of Duty: Day Shift, Start and Stop times between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
• Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
• Alternative work schedule, staggered work hours or telework may be available.
• In the event that a building is closed due to rent management, new hires may be placed in a local commuting location.
• If this position is designated as hard to fill and you were referred by an IRS employee, the employee may be eligible to receive a bonus for referring you under The Employee Referral Bonus Program (ERBP), recruiting strategy.
• This Vacancy will be used to fill Non-Bargaining and Bargaining unit positions, which will be determine at the time of selection.
This is an open continuous announcement which allows applicants to apply up to the closing date of the announcement, 01/28/2025. 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. Cutoff date(s): 1st cut-off 4/9/2024, 2nd cut-off 8/2/2024, 3rd cut-off 11/1/2024, 4th cut-off 1/29/2025. This announcement may be amended to include additional cut-off dates within the 12-month period if needed, not later than 10 days prior to the additional cut-off date(s). Eligible applicants who apply by the initial cut-off date, will be referred in score order. If additional vacancies exist, remaining applicants will be considered in score order as needed. Selections from this announcement may be made no later than (NLT) Final cut-off Date 04/29/2025.
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