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Job opening: Procurement Analyst

Salary: $112 015 - 145 617 per year
City: Rosslyn
Published at: Sep 21 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The position is located in the Contracting and Procurement Division, Office of the Executive Director, Bureau of Diplomatic Security. You will be responsible for coordinating the delivery of contracting and procurement services. This serves as public notice for the use of OPM's Direct Hire Authority. Applicants who meet the qualification requirements will be forwarded for consideration. We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.


Provides technical advice to managers Bureau wide; encompassing contract administrations, purchase of retail supply items and procurement. Participates in the development of new and revised contracting and procurement policies. Drafts Requests for Proposals (RPFs) and Requests for Quotations (RFQs) in consultation with the purchasing organization. Ensures that RPFs and RFQs contain complete and accurate descriptions of services, equipment or supplies required. Provides expert advice and guidance to Bureau management and serves as the coordinator between assigned Bureau organizations and the Office of Procurement Executive (A/OPE) on all contracting and procurement activities. Serves as a liaison between the contracting officers and the contracting officer’s representatives. Prepares final contracts to be awarded including all supporting documentation.


  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit: www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/
  • Statement of Employment & Financial Interest required prior to appointment.


Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements described below by the closing date of this announcement. If you are qualifying based on education OR if there are mandatory education requirements listed below, you MUST submit a copy of your college transcript with your application.  Applicants applying for the GS-13 grade level must meet one of the following requirements to qualify for this position: IN ADDITION to the requirements below, all applicants must be Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) (Professional) certified, as outlined on the Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) website (https://www.fai.gov/certification/fac-c) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Contracting (Professional) certified, as outlined on the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) website (https://icatalog.dau.edu/onlinecatalog/CareerCertGuides.aspx?lvl=4&cfld=3). Applicants must also have completed 80 Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every two years. The 80 CLPs every two years must be from the issuance date of certification and valid through the closing date of the announcement. Applicants must submit the following documentation: Copy of initial FAC-C (Professional) certification or DAWIA Contracting (Professional) certification. AND A screen shot from the Federal Acquisition Institute Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD) system (https://www.fai.gov/page/fai-cornerstone-ondemand-csod-faqs#latestInfo) showing the applicant’s certification status as Certified; OR a screen shot from the Defense Acquisition University’s Virtual Campus showing the applicant’s certification status as Certified. AND A. In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C (Professional) or DAWIA Contracting (Professional) training requirements, you must have at least 4 years of experience in contracting or related positions AND at least 1 full year of this experience is specialized and equivalent to at least the GS-12 level in the Federal service AND completed a 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor’s degree with a major in any field from an accredited college or university AND this degree included or was supplemented by 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 B. In addition to completing the mandatory FAC-C (Professional) or DAWIA Contracting (Professional) training requirements, you have occupied your position, which is classified in the GS-1102 series, since January 1, 2000 AND have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level in the Federal service that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of the position as described in paragraph A above under qualifying specialized experience. Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following: Experience evaluating current contracting methods/practices in order to make recommendations to management officials on the best procurement approaches and acquisitions.  Experience ensuring contracting and procurement laws, policies and regulations to ensure that procurement activities comply with regulatory requirements. Experience developing procurement policies, methods and operating procedures. Note: All applicants WILL BE required to submit transcripts and/or training certificates as verification of educational requirement. If you fail to provide requested information, or the information you submit is insufficient to verify your eligibility, you will be rated ineligible for this position.


See the qualifications section of this vacancy announcement for education requirements.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the education requirements if you can show that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. For a list of accredited organizations recognized as specializing in interpretation of foreign education credentials, visit: www.naces.org/members.php.


  • Address U.S. Department of State 1801 N. Lynn St SA-20 9th fl Rosslyn, Virginia 22091 United States
  • Name: Alison Scribben
  • Phone: 571-345-2184
  • Email: [email protected]


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