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The incumbent serves as the Prosthetic Treatment Center’s Lead Purchasing Agent and is responsible for all procurement functions of the Prosthetic Patient Services section and for insuring that all patient prosthetic orders are procured within the time frame established by VACO. Incumbent is the Prosthetic Treatment Center’s responsible authority on all areas involving purchasing prosthetic appliances, equipment and services for patients. Incumbent independently checks purchases performed by the purchasing staff to ensure that proper and legal procurement procedures are being followed and that established mandatory deadlines are being met. He/she will review daily workload needs, establish expected time of completion of work and assign/distribute the work to appropriate purchasing staff based on job specialization and work flow.The incumbent will maintain frequent contact with prosthetic purchasing agents to assure work assignments are being accomplished and redistributes workload as necessary to assure required deadlines are met. He/she will inform the PTC management of any issues impacting the ability of the section to meet the daily needs. Included will be recommended actions for resolution.
Work Schedule: 7:45 am to 4:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Lead Purchasing Agent/#10033A
Supervisory status No Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. Subject to a background/suitability investigation. Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Physical Requirements: Work is primarily sedentary and is carried out in an office setting. There is prolonged periods that you will be working at a computer terminal. Ability to retrieve equipment from a storage room is required. Climbing may be required to reach equipment. May be required to carry items up to 50 pounds or wear protective clothing.
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.
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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:Comprehensive knowledge of problem solving, managerial skills, and conflict management. Knowledge of medical terminology. Knowledge of Procurement procedures and support prosthetic equipment and/or appliances in the rehabilitation process.
There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level.
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.
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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.
Location/Region: Johnson City, TN (US)