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Defense Information Systems Agency Purchasing Agent in Scott AFB, Illinois

Summary

These positions are for the Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization's offices at Scott Air Force Base, IL (approximately 25 miles east of St. Louis, MO). -Initial review of applicants will occur 7 days after the announcement opens. -Additional reviews of applicants will occur at the 30 and 60 day cutoff and the closing date of the announcement.

Responsibilities

Purchase supplies, services and/or equipment.

Research existing catalogs and intergovernmental contracts to make initial determinations regarding procurement method.

Review purchase requests to ensure that the specifications are adequately stated, funding and appropriate approvals are documented, and to determine the type of priority action required to meet deadlines.

Receive all incoming procurement documents and correspondences and distribute to appropriate Contracting office.

Make proper and timely distribution of contractual documents.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

Time-in-Grade Requirements: For entry at the GS-05 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-04 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

For entry at the GS-06 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-05 or higher grade in the Federal Service.

For entry at the GS-07 level, status applicants must have served 52 weeks as a GS-06 or higher grade in the Federal Service. Specialized Experience: For the GS-05, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-04 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience in receiving all incoming procurement documents and correspondence. For the GS-06, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience in reviewing purchase request to ensure that the specifications are adequately stated, funding and appropriate approvals are documented, and determine the type of priority actions required to meet deadlines. For the GS-07, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-06 grade level in the Federal Service, Military, or Private Sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience in reviewing procurement request for accuracy, completeness of the customer requirements and prompt payment of invoices; and resolving customer problems relating to procurement. In addition to meeting the specialized experience requirements, qualified applicants must also possess the quality of experience as it relates to how closely or to what extent an applicant's background, recency of experience, education, and training are relevant to the duties and responsibilities of the announced position. Candidates must clearly demonstrate the possession of competencies necessary to successfully perform the work of the position at the appropriate level to be qualified for the position. Applicants must describe how their experience meets the competencies within the body of the resume. No separate statements addressing competencies are required. Competencies: Administration and Management, Contracting/Procurement, and Customer Service Qualification and time-in-grade requirements must be met within 30 days of application package submission.

Education

Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-05 grade level: Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in an accredited college or university may be substituted for the experience required. Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-06 grade level: Successful completion of six (6) months of graduate education that may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement when education is directly related to the position. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Substitution of education for the specialized experience requirement at the GS-07 grade level: Successful completion of one (1) year of graduate education that may be substituted to meet the specialized experience requirement when education is directly related to the position. Equivalent combinations of successfully completed graduate level education and experience may be used to meet total experience requirements. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services at the time of application. National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

Additional Information

A two year probationary or trial period may be required. Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination Management has the prerogative to select at either grade level. This recruitment provides promotion opportunity to target position without further competition when selectee is eligible and recommended by management. However promotion is not guaranteed and no promise of a promotion is implied. We may use this announcement to fill additional vacancies within 90 days of the closing date. Moving costs MAY be paid. They MUST be paid if a DISA employee is selected for the position. Recruitment, relocation, or retention incentives MAY be authorized. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 makes certain reimbursements/payments taxable. For information on these changes and the Relocation Income Tax Allowance (RITA), for which some appointees are eligible, click here. This is a DISA acquisition workforce DAWIA position in the Purchasing career field. Selectee must be Level I certified (or eligible for certification within 24 months of appointment) in the Purchasing career field. DAWIA certification is a condition of employment. Failure to fulfill the certification requirement may lead to a non-disciplinary adverse action, which can include dismissal. For more information on veterans' preference click here. Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (to verify your registration status click here). The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants issued March 18, 2004 will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. It is applicable to former Federal civilian employees receiving a retirement annuity from the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund that are hired within the DoD on or after November 24, 2003. The policy also applies to annuitants (appointed in DoD on/or after November 24, 2003) who move from one position to another within DoD through voluntary reassignment, promotion, change to lower grade or transfer between military departments. This position is subject to the limitations imposed by the DOD Priority Placement Program. Priority Placement Program (PPP) Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only. For more information regarding qualifications requirements please click here. You may submit a cover letter which will be forwarded to the selecting official with your resume. Your cover letter will not be used to verify your qualifications or eligibility. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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