Purchasing Agent (Prosthetics) Job in Dallas, 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 (Prosthetics) in Dallas, Texas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!

Purchasing Agent (Prosthetics) – Dallas, Texas
Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 519978
Start Date: 10/06/2021
End Date: 10/28/2021

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/27/2021. 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5 and for a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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. GS-6 Experience: Have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position would typically include, but are not limited to: In-depth or broad knowledge of a body of purchasing regulations, methods, procedures, and business practices to make purchases involving (1) specialized requirements and/ or (2) commercial requirements that have unstable price or product characteristics, hard to locate sources, many critical characteristics, or similar complicating factors; Background in purchasing or inventory management; Medical background. GS-7 Experience: Have at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in Federal service. Examples of specialized experience for this position would typically include, but are not limited to: In-depth or broad knowledge of a body of purchasing regulations, methods, procedures, and business practices to make purchases involving (1) specialized requirements and/ or (2) commercial requirements that have unstable price or product characteristics, hard to locate sources, many critical characteristics, or similar complicating factors; Background in purchasing or inventory management; Medical background. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Contracting/Procurement Planning and Evaluating Communications Computer Skills Medical Information 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 purchase functions for PSAS, 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 is necessary. Incumbent may carry/lift items weighing up to 25 lbs. Normal safety precautions are adequate. The work involves moderate discomfort when visiting sites away from the office. At times the employee may be required to wear protective clothing when visiting Prosthetic and Sensory Aid Fabrication laboratory. Often, walking between the main medical center and other parts of the Prosthetics service to conduct professional duties. 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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