National Protection and Programs Directorate Management Analyst (Procurement) in Arlington, Virginia

Job Overview

Job Overview

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

The Office of the Under Secretary (OUS) means overseeing Department of Homeland Security )DHS) efforts to encounter terrorism and enhance security, administrative performance, operational programs, and other pertinent management information.

Joining the DHS Office of the Under Secretary (OUS) will allow you to use your expertise to assess present and future homeland security threats. This management analyst (procurement) position starts at a salary of $112,021 (GS-14 grade level), with promotion potential to $145,629 (GS-14 grade level). Apply for this exciting opportunity to strengthen the Department's and our partners' ability to perform their homeland security functions by accessing, integrating, analyzing, and sharing relevant intelligence and information.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

Relocation expenses not authorized. Other recruitment incentives may be authorized.

Who May Be Considered:

  • Current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employees
  • Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)
  • DHS Component Interchange Agreement
  • Land Management Eligibles under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act.
  • View common definitions of terms found in this announcement. Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Merit promotion and/or non-competitive referral lists may be issued based on the needs of the agency.

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

Appointments are subject to the availability of funds.


In this position, you will conduct contracting, procurement, and acquisition needs in line with the organization's mission. Typical assignments include:

  • Serving as Team Lead of the Contracting Officer Representative (COR), you will develop, analyze, evaluate, and advise on the effectiveness of work methods, procedures,organizations, and staff utilization.
  • Revising and analyzing quality assurance plans, accumulating cost and workload data, conducting management studies and instituting and monitoring procedures to assure total quality management and continuous quality improvement.
  • Assisting in planning, development and implementation of major procurement staffing and clinical projects that impact the agency's mission.
  • Developing detailed plans to ensure long term and short term goals and objectives of the organization are met.
  • Provides executive management for assigned NPPD sub-components.
  • Prepare consolidated acquisition requirements packages, which include the acquisition plan, the Statement of Work (SOW), Independent Government Cost Estimate (IGCE), Market Research, Contract Data Requirements List (CDRL), source selection criteria, and special provisions/requirements.
  • Serve as Contracting Officers Technical Representative (COTR) to conduct investigation and resolution of contractor delays, contractor performance appraisal, surveillance, invoice processing, and similar matters.
  • Direct, perform, and participate in all phases of acquisition process from requirements definition, acquisition planning, procurement requests, documentation preparation, and proposal evaluation.
  • Assist with contract negotiations and contract administration.
  • Provide direction and advice to subcomponents of NPPD in areas of planning, contractual strategy, and execution of their acquisition programs
Travel Required
  • 50% or Greater
  • 6 to 10 nights per month
Relocation Authorized
  • No

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation
  • Selective Service registration required
  • Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements
  • You must be able to obtain and hold a Secret security clearance
  • Selectee will be required to submit a financial disclosure form (OGE-450)

You qualify for the GS-14 grade level (starting salary $121,021) if you possess one year of specialized experience at the GS-13 grade level performing duties such as:

1) evaluating the procurement program effectiveness and efficiency related to mission-oriented goals; 2) performing complex administration including performance of modification actions; termination actions; and initiates closeout actions for contract in accordance with Contracting Officer guidance; 3) and serving as senior advisor on all aspects related to procurement and contracting.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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.

Qualifications Must Be Met The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-in-Grade Current federal employees must have served 52 weeks at the next lower grade level or equivalent grade band in the federal service. The time-in-grade requirement must be met by closing date of this announcement.

Your Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50). Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action that demonstrates your eligibility for consideration, e.g., length of time you have been in your current/highest grade (examples of appropriate SF-50s include promotions, with-in grade/range increases); your current promotion potential; proof of permanent appointment if applying based on an interchange agreement; etc.

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

New employees must serve a one year probationary period.

Candidate must have or be capable of obtaining a Secret security clearance.

Financial Disclosure is required for this position.

Certification Requirement: Must obtain/maintain a Contracting Officer Representative Level III certification within 90 days of EOD.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once you submit your application, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best-qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information." We expect to make a job offer within 30-60 days after the deadline for applications. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation.

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Thank you for your interest in the Department of Homeland Security, National Protection and Programs Directorate!


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Other Information

DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniform allowance; health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to the DHS Careers website and select Benefits. Disabled veteran leave will be available to any Federal employee hired on or after November 5, 2016, who is a veteran with a service-connected disability rating of 30 percent or more.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position has been designated exempt from bargaining unit representation under the national security provision of 5 USC Section 7112(B)(6).

All employees are required to participate in Direct Deposit/ Electronic Funds Transfer for salary payments.

E-Verify DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

You are encouraged to apply online. If you are unable to apply online, please use the Alternate Application link listed in the Other Information section of this vacancy announcement. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online if at all possible. Applying online, through your USAJOBS account, will expedite the application process and allow you to check your application status as well as verify the documentation submitted with your application. If you utilize the Alternate Application method, your USAJOBS account will not display this application and you will not receive status updates.

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Salary Range: $112,021.00 to $145,629.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-0343-14/14

Promotion Potential: 14

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: Current DHS Agency employees, CTAP, Persons eligible under a DHS Component Interchange Agreement and certain Land Management Eligibles. You MUST submit an SF-50 that shows you currently work for DHS/Land Management agency.

Control Number: 472127100

Job Announcement Number: IMP-10012155-17-AM