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Job opening: PURCHASING AGENT

Salary: $54 292 - 70 578 per year
Published at: Mar 26 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Pine Ridge Agency, Superintendent - Pine Ridge Agency, Office of the Superintendent in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. This is a Bargaining Unit position, for more information see What are bargaining units? NOTE: TRAVEL AND RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE AUTHORIZED. ANY RELOCATION EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH REPORTING FOR DUTY WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE SELECTED EMPLOYEE.

Duties

Purchasing Agent purchases supplies, services and equipment through competitive open-market methods and formally advertised and negotiated contracts. Serves as a buyer and point of contact for a variety of difficult procurement transactions utilizing SAP within the simplified acquisition threshold. Performs tasks of balances and distributes simplified acquisition workload in the Group, Region and/or Bureau. Coordinates, prepares, and submits special reports at the request of the supervisor and reports supporting socio-economic programs. Coordinates the installation, training, updates, and maintenance of simplified acquisition computer applications. Assists the operating offices with technical problems and with purchases over their warrant levels. Assists the Group, Region and/or Bureau with interpreting guidelines and deciding upon approaches for non-standardized simplified acquisition work.

Requirements

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Form BIA -4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference.
  • You will be required to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit
  • You may be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • If you are a male applicant born after 12/31/1959 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.
  • Incidental Operator position. If you are required to operate a motor vehicle in order to properly carry out assigned duties, the 25 IAM 4 Motor Vehicle Safety Program Policy applies. A Link is provided in the Additional Information Section.
  • Will be required to file an OGE-450, Confidential Financial Disclosure Report Form in accordance with 5 CFR Part 2634, Subpart I.

Qualifications

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: (OPM Operating Manual, Qualification Standards for One-Grade Interval Clerical and Administrative Support Positions, GS-1105). GS-8: One year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 grade level in the Federal service that includes determining purchasing methods and strategies applied based on cost, urgency and availability of supplies and use of mandatory schedules. Identify qualified suppliers. Collaborate with bidders, obtain price quotes, evaluate offers, and negotiate terms and conditions with vendors. Provide guidance within organization defining concise purchasing requirements. Serves as technical advisor; independently identifies and addresses problems and issues. Extensive knowledge of procurement regulations, policies, principles, methods and practices applicable to purchases of specialized supplies, services and equipment. Specialized Experience (All positions except Reporting Stenographer, Shorthand Reporter, and Closed Micro-phone Reporter)--Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472). Additional selections may be made from this announcement if identical vacancies occur in the same location within 90 days from the closing date.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Contacts

  • Address BIA Center for Recruitment Anadarko P.O. Box 1487 Anadarko, OK 73005 US
  • Name: BIA Human Resources
  • Phone: 405-247-1600
  • Email: [email protected]

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