The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Purchasing Agent (OA) in Memphis, Tennessee Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Purchasing Agent (OA) – Memphis, Tennessee
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 110980Start Date: 06/20/2019End Date: 07/10/2019
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/10/2019. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Not applicable. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: performing clerical and/or administrative duties in an outpatient setting (i.e. scheduling appointments, preparing documents, assisting customers); knowledge of medical terminology; knowledge of procurement procedures and support prosthetic equipment and/or appliances in the rehabilitation process. OR, Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have Bachelor’s Degree. OR, Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an combination of specialized experience and education beyond an Associate’s Degree. 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The work requires some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending or sitting. There are no special physical demands. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management’s website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.
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