PURCHASING AGENT (OA)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 18, 2019
Closes
Jan 18, 2019
Hours
Full Time
TRAVEL REQUIRED:

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.


RELOCATION AUTHORIZED:
Relocation expenses reimbursed No


KEY REQUIREMENTS:
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  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA). You must be certified as a Career Field Purchasing Level 1. Certification is required within 24 months of appointment.
  • You will be required to complete ethics orientation within three months of appointment and submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of appointment.
  • For NC-02: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-1/4) or pay band (NC-01) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: 1) Placing delivery orders for supplies and services; 2) Reviewing purchase descriptions for completeness; 3) Entering and retrieving information into/from purchasing systems and databases; 4) Interpreting current regulations governing purchasing and procurement; and 5) Assisting more senior personnel with purchasing and procurement related duties.
    For NC-03: Applicants have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-5/7) or pay band (NC-02) in the federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector performing most or all of the following duties: 1) Ensuring purchase descriptions for services and equipment are complete and adequate for competitive bidding; 2) Determining if source justifications are adequate and priced fairly; 3) Completing purchase requests for scientific materials and services; 4) Procuring supplies and services by applying federal regulations using Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) or similar operating procedures; and 5) Operating purchasing systems and databases to compile, synthesize, and generate information on contracts and procurements.
    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:
    https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/#url=GS-CLER.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

    This position requires the ability to type at least 40 words per minute at the NC-02 level. Your response to the typing skill question on the Occupational Questionnaire will be used in your qualification determination

    Substitution of Education for Experience at the NC-02 level only:
    Successfully completed four years of education above high school; OR, a combination of experience and education as described above that equates to one year of experience is sufficient for meeting the minimum qualification requirements for this position.

    This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

    Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

    A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

    If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

    Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

    To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following competencies:

    • CONTRACTING AND PROCUREMENT
    • FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    • ORAL COMMUNICATION
    • PROBLEM SOLVING
    • READING AND INTERPRETING REGULATIONS


    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

    If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

    Read more Security clearance Secret

    Drug test required No


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