Small Business Administration Procurement Analyst in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Summary This is a bargaining unit position. This is a (drug) testing designated position (TDP). This position is located in the Small Business Administration, GCBD-Area 4 in Ft. Leavenworth, KS. This Procurement Analyst has a working title of Procurement Center Representative (PCR) implementing the Prime Contracting Program to ensure that small businesses are afforded an equitable opportunity to compete for federal procurement opportunities. Responsibilities Serves as the SBA resident or liaison procurement center representative (PCR) for one or more major Federal and/or military procurement centers that have acquisition responsibility for major end items and assemblies, spare or replacement parts, systems, services, or end products procured for both military and civilian federal agencies. Performs compliance and capability reviews that support SBA's Surveillance Review Program and Certificate of Competency Program. Performs analysis of Federal procurement data and small business goaling achievements as they relate to participation of small business concerns, small, disadvantaged business concerns (including 8(a) Business Development concerns), economically disadvantaged/women-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns, and qualified HUBZone concerns in acquisitions relating to Federal buying. Participates in high level conferences with commanding officers/heads of contracting activities to advocate for increased opportunity for small business and to provide a strong acquisition environment for eligible small businesses. Works closely and cooperatively with the SBA district office(s) in geographical proximity to promote SBA's programs and those of SBA resource partners and stakeholders. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications GS-13: At least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions. At least one (1) year of that experience must have been specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service, obtained in either the private or public sector, working independently: applying and interpreting knowledge of federal procurement small business laws, regulations, policies and procedures to support businesses for compliance with regulations pertaining to federal contracts or subcontracts and reach conclusions that small businesses are eligible to compete for federal related contracts (i.e. contract development, supplier training, supplier development). These qualifications must be clearly referenced in your resume. AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENT: A four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree that includes 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. Transcripts (official or unofficial) must be submitted with your application to support this requirement. If selected, official transcripts will be required. SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: This position requires a special qualification that has been determined to be essential to perform the duties and will be used as a screen out element. Those who do not provide evidence they possess the following selective factor(s) will be rated not qualified. In addition to meeting the aforementioned qualification/education requirements, you must have successfully completed ALL mandatory training requirements to obtain Federal Acquisition Certification (FAC-C) in Contracting (Level II) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Initiative Act (DAWIA) Certification for Contracting (Level II) or Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Certification. You MUST submit a copy of your current and valid level II or higher FAC-C/DAWIA/DAU Certification with your application package. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating and you will lose further consideration for this vacancy. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's Qualifications web site: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/1100/contracting-series-1102/ 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on the closing date of this vacancy announcement. Education Education may not be substituted for experience for this position. APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Verify School accreditation. All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. * If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. * For further information, click on: Foreign Education. Additional Information SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background investigation may be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination. Career and InterAgency Career Transition Assistance Programs: If you are applying for a special selection priority under SBA's Career Transition Assistance Plan (open to surplus SBA employees only) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (open to surplus and displaced Federal employees), you must: meet CTAP eligibility criteria; be rated well-qualified for the position with a rating of 85 or above based on the competencies listed above; and submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP eligibility. For more information: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For additional information visit www.sss.gov. Consistent with work requirements and current SBA Policy, and all applicable provisions of the collective bargaining agreement with AFGE the SBA offers employees opportunities to perform work at an alternative location (e.g. home). Telework may be available. For information on Telework visit: http://www.telework.gov/ Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement if additional vacancies occur within 180 days of the date the certificates were issued.