Procurement Technician (OA)
The location of this position is in the Research and Development Service at the Durham VA Medical Center, Durham, NC.
The Procurement Technician provides procurement and financial support to a group of Principal Investigators that directly impacts the execution of the organizational budget and promotes effective/efficient revenue and expenditures and are being used in an appropriate and timely manner.
Duties Include but are not Limited to the Following:
1. Views source documents and verifies all required budgetary and accounting information is correct.
2. Monitors and records obligations, expenditures and performs transfers of funds.
3. Prepares statistical reports and briefing materials for supervisor.
4. Provides guidance and assistance related to budget regulations, policies, and procedures.
5. Procures a wide variety of general purpose and research specialized supplies and services.
6.Processes requisitions for credit card transactions and coordinates with management to resolve any issues.
7.As back up Supply Clerk, requires involvement with the supply warehouse and the receipt and delivery of emergency/radioactive or cold packages.
8.Performs other related duties.
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pmPosition Description Title/PD#: Procurement Technician (OA) GS-1106-06 PD#6302
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement
This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to - and essential for - satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position. Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration.
The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Working experience in a medical or research environment using knowledge of financial management regulations and procedures and performing the requirements of budget execution for various research accounts. (Details of this experience must be supported on your resume)
In addition to meeting the Selective Placement Factor, applicants must possess one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least next lower grade level (GS-5) in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to this Procurement Technician (OA) position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: monitoring and recording obligations, expenditures and transfers of funds; adjusting funds to reflect effects of budgetary transactions; resolving disputes of purchase card charges; procuring general purpose and specialized research supplies and services; preparing reports and reviewing/verifying that all budgetary and accounting information is correct and is in compliance with applicable budgetary policies and procedures. Experience working in a medical or research environment assisting in the development and preparationof acquisitions/purchases; contacting/negotiating with vendors; monitoring and recordingobligations, expenditures, and transfer of funds; balancing funds accounts and adjustingdiscrepancies; verifying budgetary and accounting information is correct and in compliance withapplicable budgetary policies and procedures; using a computer to perform a variety of procurementand administrative duties.
Typing Proficiency: This position requires the skills of a qualified typist. In addition to meeting the experience and/or education requirements, you must be able to type at least 40 words per minute.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-05 level.
Skill in monetary tracking.
Knowledge and skill using procurement methods and procedures.
Knowledge and skill using financial management regulations and procedures.
Knowledge and skill in processing requisitions for credit cards.
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: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Physical Requirements: The work is primarily sedentary. Some walking, stooping, and bending is required. The employee often carries files and documents weighing up to 10 pounds from the office to other locations throughout the building. Requires involvement with the supply warehouse and receipt and delivery of emergency/radioactive or cold packages.
Time-in-grade: 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. For a GS-06 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-05 level.
BENEFITSVA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.
VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.
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 (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
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.
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.