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Job opening: Administrative Officer

Salary: $59 966 - 77 955 per year
City: Memphis
Published at: Jan 24 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
Serves as the Administrative Officer for the Logistics Service in a VA Health Care System (VA HCS) and supported catchment area. The position has administrative responsibility, accountability, and oversight for the Logistics programs and activities across the full jurisdiction of the health care system. The Administrative Officer coordinates and implements all the administrative activities of the service. The position reports directly to the Facility Chief Supply Chain Officer (CSCO).


Provides for the overall administrative management of the Logistics Service. Exercises independent and creative judgment in accomplishing major duties. This may include interpreting administrative policies, developing local polices, defining administrative requirements, and/or providing advice to the Chief on related issues. The Administrative Officer provides substantial input into policies and action plans to ensure Logistics is in compliance with VA Central Office (VACO), VISN, Joint Commission, and other entities as appropriate regarding all phases of performance improvement and quality management programs. Interacts frequently with VA HCS management and personnel, VACO, VISN and community officials to keep abreast of substantive service issues within the organization. Monitors performance, suspense actions, and enforces the directions of the CSCO to ensure issues are brought to closure. Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: Administrative Management: provides overall administrative management for the service; interprets administrative policies, develops local policies, and defines administrative requirements; provides advice to supervisors; monitors performance and suspense actions; monitors training completion and accomplishments of all staff; coordinates security clearances and access for visitors and contractors as necessary. Human Resources/Personnel Management: oversees all aspects of human resources requirements; provides advice pertaining to the procedures, laws, regulations and policies dealing with recruitment, employee/labor relations, training and other human resource functions; prepares and reviews position descriptions to ensure accuracy and adequacy; tracks current and projected personnel actions; completes and reviews reports and identifies deficiencies or discrepancies; ensures performance ratings are completed and submitted accordingly; Budget/Fiscal: manages budget formulation and execution for a changing budget of administrative expenses; serves as a purchase card holder and approving official for equipment and commodities procured; prepares budget estimates and identifies changes as needed. Space Planning, Property Management, Procurement and Supply Administration: acts as the Contracting Officer Representative for multiple short and long term service contracts; prepares procurement request and evaluates proposals for work; maintains records; establishes and oversees procedures for the receipt, review and follow-up on requisitions for purchases; responsible for space request and coordinates movements with other offices when necessary; ensures the service is adequately stocked with office supplies; Performs other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Virtual: This is not a virtual position. Telework: ADHOC Position Description/PD#: Administrative Officer/PD99842S Financial Disclosure Report: Not required



To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/07/2024. 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-09 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-07. 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: One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-7 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of an Administrative Officer, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position. Specialized experience includes: Coordinating and monitoring the functions of administrative services within an office; managing budget activities; assisting with contracting functions and managing procurement; assisting with human resources functions to include recruitment, position classification, performance, training, etc.; preparing letters, reports and presentations; retaining procurement records and reconciliations; making space utilization recommendations. NOTE: 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. ~OR~ Education: Have successfully completed a master's or equivalent graduate degree, or 2 full years of progressively higher-level graduate education leading to such a degree, or an LL.B. or J.D. in a related field that demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of this position. NOTE: Transcripts must be submitted with application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. ~OR~ Combination:Possess equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education (in excess of the first year or 18 semester hours) and specialized experience to meet total experience requirements. NOTE: If using education combined with specialized experience to qualify, a copy of your transcript is required. You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Administration and ManagementAttention to DetailCommunicationDecision MakingInformation ManagementProblem SolvingReading Comprehension 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: The work is primarily sedentary and is usually accomplished while seated at a desk or table, typically in an adequately lighted and climate-controlled office. Some standing, walking, bending, and lifting (up to 40 lbs.) is required. Physical exertions including stretching, reaching, and pulling or pushing cares occurs when assisting with inventories or activities involving retrieving items from shelves and cabinets. 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/.


A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are basing all or part of your qualifications on education.

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. For further information, visit: https://sites.ed.gov/international/recognition-of-foreign-qualifications/.


  • Address Memphis VA Medical Center 1030 Jefferson Avenue Memphis, TN 38104 US
  • Name: Lewis Forester
  • Phone: 407-669-8072
  • Email: [email protected]


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