Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Purchasing Agent in Walla Walla, Washington
The position serves as a Purchasing Agent for the Logistics Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS) and supported catchment area. The position is located at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center in Walla Walla, WA.
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 01/28/2021. 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. 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. 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. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below: Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: knowledge of VA and Federal Acquisition Regulations, Public Laws, published guides, directives, and procedures; knowledge of Fiscal Fund Control Points and budget balances to ensure procurement obligations are complete and approved prior to procurement activity; knowledge of agency budgetary processes and procedures for transactions involving appropriated funds and /or revolving fund accounts; knowledge of solicitation or purchasing methods; knowledge of purchase card regulations and policies, socioeconomic goals, and priority sources of supply; knowledge of price analysis techniques; knowledge of various acquisition clauses. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
Customer ServiceDecision MakingManages and Organizes InformationManages ResourcesReasoningTechnical Competence 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: Requires some physical effort such as standing, sitting, walking, or bending. There are
no special physical demands. Work Environment: The work is performed in an office setting involving everyday risks or discomforts. Normal safety precautions are adequate. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/.