Job opening: Program Specialist
Salary: $51 726 - 82 249 per year
Published at: Sep 22 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
The position serves as a Program Specialist for the Logistics Service in the Office of
Integrated Veteran Care and supported catchment area. This position is responsible for providing
tracking, and obligating procurement actions below the micro purchase limit. This position is also
responsible for preparing various reports and providing recommendations and interpretive
guidance per the reports. This position acts as the Departmental LEAF administrator.
Duties include, but may not be limited to:
Provide administration and oversight on orders and services; represents the VA in discussions with vendors/contractors to obtain agreement on micro purchases and vendor/contractor compliance.
Monitor vendor performance through personal contact, review progress reports, and discuss reasons for delays, failures, or price changes.
Research, review, develop spreadsheets, and prepare reports for procurement under the micro- threshold to address departmental needs from the Supervisor and compile, consolidate, organize, and summarize specific procurement information to support efforts related to annual budget estimates and a variety of onetime and recurringreports.
Coordinate with the using services representatives regarding sources of supplies and acceptable substitutions when the standard items are in short supply or unavailable from the normal source of supply.
Provides excellent customer service to staff, customers, vendors, and contractors and resolves issues in an expeditious manner to ensure requests and bills are processed in a timely and accurate manner.
Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.
Work Schedule: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Flexible
Position Description Title/PD#: Program Specialist/PD890860A and PD890860
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/06/2023.
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. 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 must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. 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/Working Conditions: The work is relatively sedentary.
There is no educational substitution at this grade level.
- Address Workforce Management - Community Care
120 SE 6th Street Suite 102
Topeka, KS 66603
- Name: VHA National Recruitment Center
- Phone: (844)456-5208
- Email: [email protected]