Purchasing Agent (OA)
ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 100 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 100 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 100. We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached. This position is located in the Office of Protection Services (OPS). The employee provides a full range of administrative support which includes assisting in purchasing and/or procurement of a wide variety of services, products, supplies, and/or equipment, preparing office supply requests and distribution of supplies, tracking service and supply requests, handling customers in person, by phone and/or email.
- Not Required
Experience: You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-6 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system. For this position Specialized experience is defined as making competitive or sole-source small purchases by collecting data to determine price reasonableness, preparing written solicitations, and tailoring special terms and conditions; determining if quotations are responsive, if substitutions are acceptable, and selecting or tailoring for special handling items; discussing equitable price adjustments for modifications; and determining whether to recommend a termination of an accepted purchase order.
TYPING PROFICIENCY: Applicants must indicate evidence of typing proficiency (speed) of at least 40 words per minute. Applicants who do not provide a statement of typing speed on their resume or in response to any online questionnaire will not receive further consideration.
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.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Or Education: A bachelor's or higher degree from an accredited college or university is fully qualifying at the Grade 5 grade level. Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.
Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
For information on qualification requirements, see Qualification Standards Handbook for General Schedule Positions viewable on the web at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications.
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