Procurement Analyst – Department Of State, Washington, DC

JOB SUMMARY:

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This position is located in the Bureau of Administration, Office of the Executive Director, Procurement and Administrative Services Division (A/EX/PAS), within the Department of State, where the employee serves as a Procurement Analyst.

The Procurement Support Services Division is responsible for establishing, developing and managing all procurement activity within the Bureaus of Administration and IRM; planning and developing strategies and standards for Administration and IRM program offices to comply and evaluate individual transactions. This responsibility includes coordinating the development of Administration’s and IRM’s acquisition and financial plans, coordinating management/feasibility studies, planning and developing requests for proposals to meet requirements and developing standard operating procedures to ensure conformance to regulatory requirements government-wide.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Relocation expenses will NOT be paid.
  • One year probationary period, unless excepted by regulation.

DUTIES:

The incumbent’s major duties and responsibilities include:

Assisting in providing guidance and advice to IRM or Administration organizations or Program Managers engaged in procurement activities and reviews assigned contracting action in support of the responsibilities of the Bureau.

Assist the Administration and IRM Bureaus operating officials as pertains to procurement planning, programming, policies, objectives, methods and requirements. Maintains an awareness of procurement policies, regulations and procedures emanating from the Department of State and the Bureaus. Assists in providing advice during the development, preparation and submission of prescribed procurement plans.

Assists higher grade procurement analysts in reviews assigned procurement requirements for the Bureau and recommends procurement approach on a variety of acquisitions for supplies and services ranging in dollar value up to $10 million.

Analyzes procurement requirements, objectives and cost estimates, based on coordinated funding and requirements guidance, to recommend whether a reasonable procurement price may be negotiated and to recommend whether the planned method of total acquisition will accomplish the objectives.

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