This position is located in the Department of Labor (DOL), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), the Office of the Senior Procurement Executive (OSPE).

– This position is inside the bargaining unit.

 *This position requires incumbent to currently hold a FAC-C/DAWIA Level III certification.

Major Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides oversight and definitive guidance to DOL personnel managing acquisitions and grants.
  • Develops and reviews DOL Acquisition Regulation and other acquisition and grant policies.
  • Develops and communicates policy and procedures to meet the requirements of the new Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) legislation. Executive Orders, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars, etc.
  • Provides technical assistance in the acquisition/grant areas by reviewing activities, answering acquisition/policy-related questions serving as a Subject Matter Expert or offering solutions to problems encountered within DOL acquisition and program offices.
  • Develops techniques for measuring the effectiveness of DOL acquisition and grant operations by reviewing contract and grant operations.
  • Serves in a liaison SME capacity on intra-department and inter-department committees and/or working groups, as required, to collaborate on acquisition and grant issues.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be at least 16 years old and a U.S. Citizen.
  • Candidate required to obtain the necessary security/investigation level.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Subject to financial disclosure requirements.
  • Currently holds FAC-C/DAWIA Level III certification

If applicable, applicants must meet the eligibility requirements of time-in-grade (52 weeks at the next lower grade), time-after-competitive-appointment (90 days), and minimum qualifications (52 weeks equivalent to the next lower grade in federal service). These requirements must be met within 30 days of the announcement closing date.

Federal Employees Please Note: Your SF-50 must include enough information to be able to determine that time-in-grade requirements have been met and reflect your position title, pay plan/series/grade, tenure, and the type of appointment (i.e. competitive/excepted). In some cases, you may need to submit more than one SF-50.

Reference the “Required Documents” section for additional requirements.



A. 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. 


B. Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.

Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for position they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver.

Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action.

In addition to the Basic Requirements listed above, applicants must also meet the following:

*For the GS-13: Applicant must have 4 years experience in contracting or related positions; 52 weeks of which must be specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower graded level, GS-12, in the Federal Services.

Specialized experience is defined as experience that demonstrates research of applicable laws and regulations, knowledge of acquisitions policy guidance, reporting and analysis, drafting and interpreting procurement policies and procedures, providing training and making recommendations to leadership and discussing procurement related issues. Examples of this experience must include:

  • Develops procurement regulations, policies, procedures (including Standard Operating Procedures), templates, guidance and best practices, for implementation across the Department.
  • Provides oversight of procurement management and operations.
  • Represents the Department authoritatively on selected procurement issues internally and externally in high level venues.
  • Reviews and analyzes data extracted from various reporting systems and communicates results.
  • Develops baseline performance measures for the acquisition system.
  • Develops new methods, approaches, or procedures used by other contracting personnel in solving procurement problems.
  • Knowledge and understanding of analytical and evaluative methods, information gathering, documentation, and problem identification techniques.
  • Reviews proposed acquisition strategies for accuracy and Federal procurement policy, regulation, statutes, and guidance compliance.
  • Develops and trains, guidance or briefing material for the acquisition community.

*Education cannot be used for substitute for experience at this grade level.


Any applicant falsely claiming an academic degree from an accredited school will be subject to actions ranging from disqualification from federal employment to removal from federal service.

If your education was completed at a foreign college or university, you must show comparability to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States and comparability to applicable minimum course work requirements for this position. Click Evaluation of Foreign Education for more information.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, including submission of the required documentation specified in the “Required Documents” section.

Follow the steps below to apply. Your application and ALL required supplemental documents MUST be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Time (ET) on the vacancy closing date to receive consideration. Paper applications and supplemental documents submitted in any other manner without prior approval from the vacancy contact will not be considered. Click here for information on Reasonable Accommodations.

SAVE your information before the 30 MINUTE TIMEOUT! For help, go to USAJOBS Help Center.

STEP 1 – Create USAJOBS Account on, including Resume and Saved Documents Your resume must provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses to the self-assessment vacancy questions. If not, HR may amend your responses to more accurately reflect the competency indicated by resume content. FOR EACH EMPLOYMENT PERIOD, include: start/end month & year and note full-time or part-time (if part-time, include # of hours worked per week); otherwise, your application may be considered incomplete.

STEP 2 – Complete the 1st part of the application process (USAJOBS) Once you have identified a job on USAJOBS that you wish to apply for, click on the title and click the “Apply”  button. For questions about the vacancy, contact the Agency Contact at the bottom of the announcement. Click “Start Application” and proceed through the 5 steps noted at the top of the USAJOBS page. You will be able to select a resume and documents from your USAJOBS Account that you can submit as a package as part of your DOL application. At Step 5, click “Continue to Agency Site”.

STEP 3 – Complete the 2nd part of the application process (DOL) On the Department of Labor (DOL) page, create a DOL Account if you have not already and click “APPLY TO THIS VACANCY”. Continue through the 7 progress steps indicated by circles at the top of the DOL page. The 3rd progress step is where you answer the vacancy specific questions. The 4th progress step “Documents” is where you submit required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the “Required Documents” section of this vacancy. If you submit a document using the same document title, the 2nd submission will OVERWRITE the 1st submission.

STEP 4 – On the “Review and Submit” step, click “Submit Application” The last “Confirmation” step will turn green noting that your application was submitted successfully.

STEP 5 – Edit Application as needed by 11:59 pm ET of Closing Date by returning to USAJOBS, clicking the vacancy, then “Update Application”.