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Purchasing Agent

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Brockton
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

These positions are located at the Jamaica Plain, MA campus as part of the Logistics service line. All current and former Federal employee applicants must submit a copy of their latest SF50 and resume [ "This position serves as a Purchasing Agent for the Logistics Service within the VA Health Care System performing work to acquire supplies, services, and construction by purchase, rental, or lease through (a) delivery orders and/or (b) small purchase procedures. This position utilizes knowledge of policies and procedures for delivery orders and small purchases and knowledge of commercial supply sources and common business practices related to sales, prices, discounts, units of measurement, deliveries, stocks, and shipments. The Purchasing Agent maintains responsibility for work leading to the purchase of a wide variety of complex and highly specialized services, supplies, equipment, and systems that support the full range of programs and activities. Major duties and responsibilities include:\nPurchasing Support - Conducts purchasing under the micro purchase threshold; reviews and edits purchase requests; resolves issues to ensure requests and bills are processed accurately and in a timely manner; identifies needs or problems and determines corrective action; utilizes federal and agency acquisition regulations to identify possible sources and other pertinent information related to purchases; tracks obligations/commitments and monitors expenditures to support recurring budget forecasts and identify potential fraud, waste and abuse based on procurement history and purchase trends; and,\nProcurement Support - Procures supplies and services to meet the purchase, rental, or lease needs of the organization; develops unique selection criteria for each purchase; Prepare and issue contract modifications for changes in delivery schedule and sends formal correspondence to a variety of customers such as inventory management specialists, other service line contacts, and contracting officers as appropriate for the purposes of auditing documents, processing receiving reports, and payments.; conducting open market research and sole source small purchases for highly specialized medical items with critical product requirements; and,\nAdministrative Support - Serves as the first line of contact for medical staff and customers in regard to procured items; develops reports and spreadsheets, obtains, organizes, files and retrieves reports for briefing and presentation purposes; performs a variety of receptionist, timekeeping, record keeping and miscellaneous duties in medical facility.\nPerforms other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Full Time Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm\nTelework: Available after training as determined by agency policy\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: / 99896-A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required NOTIFICATIONS\n-This positions are NAGE Bargaining Unit positions.\n-These positions are covered by locality-based comparability pay.\n-Selectees may be required to work at any Boston Healthcare System campus, as needed.\n-Time-in-Grade Restriction - 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. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.\n-Incomplete applications will not be considered.\n-Current permanent VA Boston Healthcare employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted)." ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Brockton , Purchasing Agent, Other , Brockton, Massachusetts

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