Purchase Card Program Manager
25% or less - You may be expected to travel 1-5 nights per month for this position.
Relocation expenses reimbursed No
You must be a US Citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for all males born after 12/31/1959.
Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure Report.
Physical Requirements: The subject position is primarily of an administrative nature in an office setting, however where travel to work sites is required there may be light physical work required, such as walking over uneven surfaces, or assisting technical personnel in taking measurements or elevations. Government travel for training, meetings, or customer interactions will be required in the position.
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees or who have held a GS grade anytime in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11 level.
Specialized Experience GS-12
Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade (GS- 11) in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Exercising supervisory authorities and responsibilities involving work program oversight and review of the Purchase Card Program, as well as the administrative and personnel management function relative to the staff supervised. Reviewing the work of Purchase Card Program Coordinators (PCPC) at various stages of completion, to assure compliance with Federal and Acquisition Regulations, Policies, Directives, information Letters, and Standard Operational Procedures. Establishing guidelines and performance expectations for staff, which are clearly communicated through the formal employee performance management system. Developing and standardizing training and materials to provide to Purchase Card Program Coordinators (PCPC) for facility training. Conducting detailed reviews/audits of purchase card program activities. Ability to analyze financial related data, interpret guidance, and present results of inquires orally or in writing in order to evaluate existing purchase card programs and resolve problem transactions. Operational knowledge of Federal and VA acquisition policies and regulations. Skill in providing comprehensive, data driven reports, applying analytical tools to identify trends, problems and to recommend and formulate specific resolutions to complex issues.
Additional information on the qualification requirements are outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review on OPM's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/
Preferred Requirements: Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting. FAC link www.fai.gov/drupal/certification/contracting-fac-c
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications (particularly positions with a positive education requirement). Therefore, applicants must report attendance and/or degrees from only these schools. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following websites: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html and http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
Foreign Education: To receive credit for education completed outside the United States, you must show proof that the education has been submitted to a private organization that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational credentials and such education has been deemed at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp.
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
Competency 1 - Comprehensive knowledge of acquisition regulations, financial principles, concepts, policies and objectives.
Competency 2 - Ability to analyze financial related data, interpret guidance, and present results of inquiries orally or in writing in order to evaluate existing purchase card programs and resolve problem transactions.
Competency 3 - Skill in written and verbal communication.
Competency 4 - Ability to exercise supervisory and managerial authorities and responsibilities involving work program oversight and review of the Purchase Card Program.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
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.