Acquisition Analyst

Department Of Defense Aberdeen Proving Ground , MD 21005

Posted 2 months ago

  • Duties




The incumbent is the recognized acquisition expert within the organization responsible for the analysis, evaluation, approving or redirecting of the strategy, plans, and techniques of pre-award and post-award functions involving highly specialized procurements for weapons systems, subsystems and/or related mission support equipment programs/projects that have been determined by the Department of the Army to be of such significance that they require intensive management.

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  • Assess and provides strategic direction.

  • Conduct, reviews of contract requirements or contract changes.

  • Analyze the strategy, plans, and techniques of pre-award and post-award functions.

  • Develop new or innovative contracting approaches.

  • Present organizational briefings.

  • Provide assistance to contracting officer and managers.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

1101 General Business And Industry

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires a Secret security clearance.

  • This position requires a Financial Disclosure Statement OGE Form 450.

  • This position requires the incumbent to travel away from the duty station up to 25% of the time.

  • This critical acquisition position requires level SENIOR LEVEL III certification in the acquisition career field of CONTRACTING.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • External Recruitment Military Spouse Preference

  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.

Specialized Experience:

One year of specialized experience which involves: contracting activities for a major systems acquisition program. Manage all facets of contract requirements from cradle to grave with minimal supervision; prepare contracts requirements packages including development of acquisition plans, acquisition strategies, performing market research, justifications and approvals and other acquisition related documents; coordination with requiring elements and Army Contracting Command for expeditious management and award of contract actions; coordination with cost and finance for IGCE completion and administration of funding. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower pay band or grade/level position in the federal service NH-03 or GS-13 or above. Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Acquisition Strategy

  • Communications and Media

  • Contracting/Procurement

  • Negotiation

  • Problem Solving


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Acquisition Analyst

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