Procurement Analyst

US Government Other Agencies and Independent Organizations Jackson, MS
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

This is a Bargaining Unit position.

This is not a drug testing designated position (TDP).

This position is located in the Small Business Administration, GCBD-Area 3-Atlanta, with a post of duty in Jackson, Mississippi.

Serves as Procurement Center Representative (PCR) reviewing and coordinating procurement operations and actions of the federal procurement centers/installations to which assigned in an effort to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interest of small business.

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* Serves as the SBA resident or liaison procurement center representative (PCR) for one or more major Federal and/or military procurement installations 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.

* Participates in high level conferences with commanding officers/senior executives/heads of contracting activities to advocate for increased opportunity for small business and to provide a strong acquisition climate for eligible small businesses.

* Reviews all procurements over the simplified acquisition threshold not set-aside by the agency, including bundled requirements, for the potential of initiating a small business set-aside.

* Counsels small business concerns and advises them on how to market and sell their products and/or services to federal procurement agencies.

* Reviews subcontracting plans from assigned activities to ensure plans contain aggressive subcontracting goals for small business, small disadvantaged business, woman-owned small business, veteran owned small business and HUBZone firms.

* Works closely and cooperatively with the SBA District Office(s) in the area of geographical coverage to promote SBA's programs and SBA resource partners and stakeholders.

* Conducts periodic training seminars for procuring activity personnel to keep them abreast of changes in the procurement process that impact small business, including small disadvantaged business, 8(a), woman-owned small business, veteran owned small business and HUBZone firms.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* You must be a U.S. Citizen

* You must successfully complete a background investigation.

* You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.


This position has a positive education requirement. Basic requirements are as follows:

Specialized Experience

GS-13: At least four (4) years of experience in contracting or related positions that include one (1) year of specialized experience (equivalent to at least the GS-12 grade level in the Federal service) obtained in either the private or public sector which demonstrates the ability to work 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

Positive Education Requirement:

In addition to the basic/specialized experience you MUST have a 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.

You must submit a copy of your transcripts with your application package. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating and you will lose further consideration under this vacancy.


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 qualification/education requirements, you must possess a current Level II Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Initiative Act (DAWIA) Certification for Contracting (Level II) or any successor certification.

Additional information on the required courses can be found at:

You MUST submit a current/valid copy of your LEVEL II FAC-C/DAWIA Contracting (or any successor) certification with your application package. Failure to do so will result in an ineligible rating and you will lose further consideration under this vacancy.

NOTE: In accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY16, you must have successfully completed ALL of the mandatory training requirements to obtain Level III FAC-C, DAWIA (or any successor) Contracting certification within 1 year after the date you were appointed to the position. You will be required to sign a training agreement.

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.

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.

TIME-IN-GRADE: If you are a current career or career-conditional federal employee applying for promotion under Merit Promotion you must have completed a minimum of 52 weeks in positions at the next level lower than the position being filled.One year at the GS-12 grade level is required to meet the time-in-grade requirements for the GS-13 grade level.

All qualification requirements must be met by 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on of this vacancy announcement.


Education cannot substitute experience for this position

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