Procurement Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Hampton, Virginia
Posted
May 14, 2021
Closes
May 22, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Procurement Technician/ PD#60042A
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Authorized
Telework: Authorized
Virtual Position: No

This recruitment is for one position with the VHA Regional Procurement Office East, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 6located at 100 Emancipation Drive, Hampton, VA 23667.
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Responsibilities

Procurement Technician/ PD#60042A
The incumbent serves as a Procurement Technician performing a wide variety of procedural, technical and administrative work in support of contract specialists, officers and administrators. Work typically involves a variety of contract types such as fixed price, task orders, blanket purchase agreements, and basic ordering agreements. Activities include (but are not limited to) monitoring/generating contract correspondence; monitoring/executing routine contract administration actions (such as payments, procurement requests, coordination with CORs); tracking and updating contract milestones; establishing contract files; scanning and maintaining e-CMS file documents; preparing work load reports; and coordinating contract reporting within the program/network.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel up to 1-5 nights per month for this position.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Position requires filing a Financial Disclosure report
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work may require some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending, or sitting. There are no special physical demands.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation.

Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the application checklist or visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/ vetpref /index.aspx.

Qualifications

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-07 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05. 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.

Specialized Experience GS-07:

Applicants must have One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-05 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: Works within established policies and procedures to complete a wide variety of administrative tasks (e.g., constructing new contract files, reconstructing incomplete contract files, reviewing contract files for completeness against established indexes and checklists, etc.). Works within established policies and procedures to complete a wide variety of administrative tasks (e.g., performing market research, pre-award surveys, past performance reference checks). Gathers and organizes contract information as requested by the procurement staff (e.g., documentation required to respond to protests, claims, inquiries, freedom of information act requests, etc.). The incumbent provides technical support and assistance to contracting personnel. performs a full range of administrative functions in support of the NCO within the NCO along with support to the customer base with continuing responsibilities for ensuring that the daily operational functions are carried out as efficiently and effectively as possible. The incumbent provides technical support. Update order status in all appropriate electronic contract systems. and assistance to contracting personnel.

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/classifying-general-schedule-positions/ .

Education

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.

Additional information

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 .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 - Ability to communicate with a wide range of contacts including internal and external customers to provide guidance on procurement related issues, obtain pricing information and quotes, and follow-up on delinquent deliveries.

Competency 2 - Knowledge of computer systems, VISTA, Electronic Contracting Management System (eCMS), Financial Management, (FMS), IFCAP, Fedbizopps, Microsoft Office programs, including the use of these programs to develop statistical reports.

Competency 3 - Ability to independently perform numerous tasks and assignments to completion simultaneously

Competency 4 - Ability to research and resolve purchasing problems.

Competency 5 - Ability to read and interpret regulations and written policies
related to procurement activities.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

The following documents are required:
  • Your Résumé (Must include series, grade, step, starting and ending dates of employment, month and year, and hours worked per week, and salary information).
  • If you are a current or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your last or most recent signed Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) showing your position, title, series, grade and eligibility. Applicants who fail to submit this form will be rated INELIGIBLE (SF-50 must be in PDF format; text format will not be accepted). Note: 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. Award SF-50's do not provide sufficient information and will not be accepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade. Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:
    • Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or
    • Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or
    • SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective date more than one year old.
  • Copy of unofficial transcripts. Must show name of college to determine accreditation. If qualifying based on degree, or for positions requiring a degree, the transcript must show date the degree was conferred. If selected, you must provide official transcripts. NOTE: Transcripts should state degree conferred, and have a date.
  • Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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