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Purchasing Agent – Affton, Missouri
National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Job ID: 298524Start Date: 08/07/2020End Date: 08/14/2020
All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement unless otherwise stated in this vacancy announcement. Credit will be given for all appropriate qualifying experience. To receive credit for experience, your resume MUST clearly indicate the nature of the duties and responsibilities for each position, starting and ending dates of employment (month/year), and the resume must reflect full and/or part-time or total number of hours worked (i.e., work 40+ hours a week, rather than indicating full-time). If part-time, the hours must be annotated to be able to pro-rate the amount of qualified specialized experience. To qualify for this position at the GS-05 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: contacting customers to obtain clarification or additional information on requisitions submitted with incomplete information. Researching all mandatory Government sources of supply to determine item availability. Conducting market research necessary to determine whether a purchase is sole source or competitive. Preparing purchase or delivery orders for signature. Maintaining close contact with the customer to ensure products offered meet their minimum requirements. Issuing unilateral and bilateral written changes in the specification, delivery point, rate of delivery, contract period, price, quality, or other provisions of existing contracts. You must include hours per week worked.
EDUCATION: Successful completion of at least 4-years above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college or university. One year of full-time academic study is defined as 30 semester hours, 45 quarter hours, or the equivalent in a college or university, or at least 20 hours of classroom instruction per week for approximately 36 weeks in a business, secretarial, or technical school. You must include transcripts.
Successful completion of a combination of education and experience as described above. You must include transcripts. To qualify for this position at the GS-06 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: Conducting extensive market research to obtain “hard-to-find” supply items. Conducting pre-award discussions/fact finding with contractors and customers to clarify specifications. Performing open market research to identify possible sources able to provide the supply or service on the open market. Reviewing purchase requisitions for completeness and clarity. Negotiating contract changes and determining price reasonableness on the contract administration actions to ensure fair and reasonable prices. To qualify for this position at the GS-07 grade level, you must possess at least one of the following minimum qualifications by close of the announcement: EXPERIENCE: At least one full year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal service (obtained in either the public or private sectors). This experience includes activities such as: Applying a variety of procurement regulations, procedures, and policies related to the various procurement functions required to accomplish purchase orders and/or post-award administration. Performs procurement planning, prepares and assembles solicitation documents, evaluates proposals, performs negotiations and makes a determination of fair and reasonable prices and/or post-award administration. 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.
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