PURCHASING AGENT

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 21, 2023
Closes
Jan 28, 2023
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • The incumbent purchases materials, supplies, services, construction, and/or equipment under the provisions of the Simplified Acquisition Program (SAP).
  • Utilizes various methods of solicitation and various methods of purchase.
  • Analyzes information for pre-solicitation packages and, through independent research, uses specialized technical knowledge to validate the accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness of pre-solicitation packages.
  • Collaborates with program offices to assess and develop the acquisition plan.
  • Prepare and posts solicitations, compiling applicable clauses and ensuring accuracy.
  • Uses specialized experience to review and identify discrepancies in bids, prices offered, and shipments.
  • Negotiates with vendors to the full extent of the small purchases threshold. And, conducts analysis to determine fair and reasonable prices.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US Citizenship is required.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Selective Service registration is required for male applicants, unless exempt.
  • Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).


Qualifications

At the GS-07 level, you must meet the following qualification: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 level. Specialized experience is that which has equipped the applicant with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience for this position includes but is not limited to procure materials, supplies, equipment, and services within the small purchase limitations; assist in the solicitation of quotes from suppliers; draft invitations for bid or requests for quotations to potential suppliers; review responses to quotes/bid solicitations; compile bidder's lists; prepare technical correspondence; and maintain records related to procurement processes.

Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

TIME-IN-GRADE: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

A written test is not required.

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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Additional information

Career Transition Assistance Programs: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors; education, and experience requirements), score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/career-transition/

Appointment Authorities: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A
Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities

Telework:

The duties of this position may be suitable for core or situational telework, use JFKC guidance during an emergency or natural disaster.

Stipulations of Employment:

Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.

Work Schedule:

This position allows for a flexible work schedule.

Miscellaneous:

This position is covered by the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), Local 2463.

KC uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify .

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https://help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 90 days.