Purchasing Agent, GS-1105-7/8/9

Department Of Homeland Security Baltimore, MD
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

Apply for this exciting position to support the CG missions of safeguarding our Nation's maritime interests in the heartland, in the ports, at sea, and around the globe.

For over two centuries The U.S. Coast Guard has protected the maritime economy and the environment, we defend our maritime borders, and we save those in peril. This history has forged our character and purpose as America's Maritime Guardian - Always Ready for all hazards and all threats.

This position is located in the Department of Homeland Security, United States Coast Guard, Surface Forces Logistics Center, Contracting and Procurement Division, Baltimore, MD.

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

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Responsibilities

The role of this position, at the full performance level, is to purchase technical complex supplies and services, using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The incumbent will handle simplified acquisitions up to $150K as determined by the supervisor.

Being a Coast Guard civilian makes you a valuable member of the Coast Guard team. Typical work assignments include:

* Analyzing all assigned requests for procurements received for adequacy, competition and making determination methods of procurement.

* Contacting originating office for additional information as necessary or returning procurement request to originating office for correction as appropriate.

* Preparing solicitations to comply with regulations and ensuring that the requirement for adequate competition is satisfied.

* Monitoring contract administration until final delivery and payment are completed and the contract is closed and retired.

The same duties are performed at the GS-7 and GS-8 grade levels under closer supervision.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 1 - 5 days per month.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

09

Who May Apply This job is open to… Merit Promotion, Status Candidates, Current Federal Employees, Former Federal Employees, Overseas Employees, Former Overseas Employees, CTAP, ICTAP, VRA, VEOA, 30% Disabled, Schedule A, Individuals with Disabilities, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, Americorps, Vista

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* Job family (Series)

1105 Purchasing

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship is required.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement. This includes Time-In-Grade requirements for current status employees applying through merit promotion procedures. Status applicants applying for a promotion must have 52 weeks of service at the next lower grade.

Qualifications

Candidates at the GS-09 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-08 level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience for the GS-9 level include procuring materials, supplies, equipment, and services within the small purchase limitations; soliciting quotes from suppliers and negotiating with them by phone; writing invitations for bid or requests for quotations to potential suppliers; adapting special clauses and regulatory requirements to purchases above a predetermined dollar amount; evaluating responses to quotes/bid solicitations; ensuring that requests for procurements are clear and precise; compiling bidder's lists; performing procurement research for requisitioners; preparing technical correspondence; locating technical or hard-to-find items; initiating follow-up actions; and issuing orders against Federal Supply Schedules and term contracts. Candidates at the GS-08 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience for the GS-8 level include procuring materials, supplies, equipment, and services within the small purchase limitations; soliciting quotes from suppliers and negotiating with them by phone; drafting invitations for bid or requests for quotations to potential suppliers; evaluating responses to quotes/bid solicitations; compiling bidder's lists; performing procurement research for requisitioners; preparing technical correspondence; and issuing orders against Federal Supply Schedules and term contracts. Candidates at the GS-07 level must have at least one full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level in the federal service. Examples of specialized experience for the GS-7 level include procuring materials, supplies, equipment, and services within the small purchase limitations; assisting in the solicitation of quotes from suppliers; drafting invitations for bid or requests for quotations to potential suppliers; reviewing responses to quotes/bid solicitations; compiling bidder's lists; and preparing technical correspondence. Specialized experience is experience that has equipped you with the particular ability, skill, and knowledge to successfully perform the duties of this position and is typically in or related to this line of work.

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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; religious; 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.

Education

This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here