Purchasing Agent Job in Austin, Texas – Department of Veterans Affairs

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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 in Austin, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Purchasing Agent – Austin, Texas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 312814
Start Date: 08/24/2020
End Date: 09/14/2020

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/14/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. For a GS-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-06. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-year time-in-grade 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, GS-5 Level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-4) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes but not limited to: Familiar with the Federal Acquisitions and purchasing procedures; Maintains continuous liaison with vendors, professionals and staff to ensure timely acquisition and provision of items/services; Understands the government fiscal programs specifically the purchase card program and the purchase order reconciliations process.
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Education Substitution, GS-5 level: Successfully completed education 4 years above the high school level in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite is creditable.
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Combination of Education and Experience, GS-5 level: Only education in excess of the first 60 semesters hours (i.e., beyond the second year) is creditable toward meeting the specialized experience requirement. One full academic year of study (30 semester hours) beyond the second year is equivalent to 6 months of specialized experience. (Transcripts Required) GS-6 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-5) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: Familiar with the Federal Acquisitions and purchasing procedures; Maintains continuous liaison with vendors, professionals and staff to ensure timely acquisition and provision of items/services; Understands the government fiscal programs specifically the purchase card program and the purchase order reconciliation process; Functions as an independent employee, with minimal supervision; has experience organizing one’s own workday; displays organizational skills and appropriate filing methods; GS-7 level: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS-6) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Specialized experience includes but is not limited to: Familiar with the Federal Acquisitions and purchasing procedures; Maintains continuous liaison with vendors, professionals and staff to ensure timely acquisition and provision of items/services; Understands the government fiscal programs specifically the purchase card program and the purchase order reconciliation process; Functions as an independent employee, with minimal supervision; has experience organizing one’s own workday; Displays organizational skills and appropriate filing methods; Researches information on prosthetic appliances, services, and medical equipment from local and national sources; Uses judgment and independent action, prioritizing duties to ensure accurate follow-up relating to multiple demands. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Computer SkillsCustomer ServiceQuality AssuranceStandardsWriting 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: Work is primarily sedentary when conducting purchasing functions for the service, however while conducting inventory management functions, the incumbent may work comfortably in a warehouse environment, sitting, standing, walking, bending, lifting, carrying, retrieving and managing inventory. Prolonged periods of working at a computer terminal is required. Ability to retrieve equipment from a storage room is required. Climbing associated with stocking of equipment and other items in storage areas are necessary. Incumbent may carry/lift items weighing up to twenty-five(25) pounds. Normal safety precautions are adequate. The work involves moderate discomfort when visiting sites away from the office. At times the employee may be re3quired to wear protective clothing when visiting the Prosthetic and Sensory Aids Fabrication Laboratory. 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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