THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
This National Guard position is for a PURCHASING AGENT, Position Description Number D2272000 and is part of the WY United States Property and Fiscal Office, National Guard.Learn more about this agency
The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the procurement of standard or specialized service; supply; and/or construction items, services, and/or materials primarily through formal advertising, or through limited use of negotiation techniques.
(1) Performs detailed review of purchase requests for specialized supplies, equipment, services, or commercial requirements in terms of adequacy, consistency, un-restrictiveness of specifications or descriptions, compliance with administrative requirements, and certification of funds.
(2) Determines procurement source and method. Obtains or develops source list of responsible contractors. Coordinates with Small Business Specialists.
(3) Solicits oral or written quotes. If using open market procedures, obtains oral or written quotes. Calls vendors to get oral quotes when delivery is urgent or items are well known.
(4) Receives and reviews formal bids and quotes. Review quotes for price reasonableness and determines if requirements for competition have been met. Evaluates quotes in terms of price, item, discount, transportation, costs, and delivery time and determines offer most advantageous to the government.
(5) Prepares award documentation and performs post award follow-up. Selects and uses the appropriate method to confirm or place the order primarily by using a purchase order or may occasionally use a delivery order on purchases against an established contract; a blanket purchase agreement for contracts negotiated and agreed to in advance for repetitive needs; and government credit card procedures when applicable.
(6) Provides clerical assistance to Government Purchase Card Agency Program Coordinator as needed.
** This is NOT an all-inclusive list of duties. **
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
Conditions Of Employment
Open to US Army, Army Reserves, and Army Nat'l Guard military mbrs only
Must be assessed into WY ARNG before appt. May take up to 120 days.
Must become a member of the Wyoming Army Nat'l Guard before appt.
Must submit ERB or DA Fm 2-1 with application.
Refer to Required Documents section for additional details and links
May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
Federal employment suitability as determined by a background investigation
Technicians are paid through Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer (DD/EFT).
The Selected applicant must complete an "I-9, Employment Verification", "OF-306, Declaration of Federal Employment", and a "Declaration of Relatives in the Wyoming Military Department" prior to the appointment date.
Military Technicians are ineligible for military enlistment, retention, and student loan repayment bonuses.
Acceptance of a Technician position will terminate these military incentives.
Acceptance of a permanent or indefinite position will cause termination from the Selected Reserve Incentive
Program (SRIP) and TRICARE Reserve Select (TRS).
Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government unless noted in the Announcement.
Military Technicians in the excepted service will wear the appropriate uniform while performing as a
Veteran's preference does not apply to National Guard Technician positions in accordance with Title 32 USC 709(f).
Enlisted applicant's military grade cannot exceed the maximum military grade authorized. Over-grade applicants must provide a written demotion statement of understanding with application, willingness to be administratively reduced in grade (state specific grade - E6) if selected for this position. A Demotion Statement of Understanding is located at: https://go.usa.gov/xEeWG
Applicants' under-grade or over-grade (without a written demotion statement of understanding) will not be considered for this vacancy. Acceptance of this position does not in any way constitute a military promotion.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
Work involves purchase, rent or leasing of supplies, services, and equipment through informal open-market methods and formal competitive bid procedures and to ensure the rapid delivery of goods and services in direct and indirect support of operational requirements.
Must possess experience education or training in clerical, administrative or technical work which demonstrated knowledge of purchasing procedures, practices, or regulations; or experience which demonstrates ability to meet and deal satisfactorily with others.
Applicant must possess at least 12 months experience, education or training using a variety of purchasing procedures to acquire supplies, services, furniture and equipment; experience with awarding and signing routine purchase contracts; and experience applying previously acquired procurement training to make open market awards for supplies and services.
NOTE: Minimum Requirements and Specialized Experience will be used to determine qualifications for the announced position. Applicants must provide from (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) dates and hours worked per week with description of your specialized experience on the resume.
MILITARY REQUIREMENTS: Selected candidates will be required to be in a compatible military grade and assignment prior to the effective date of placement.
COMPATIBLE MILITARY ASSIGNMENTS:
Enlisted: 36B, 42A, 51C, 92A, 92Y, 92Z
Applicants must complete DAWIA Level I Certification in Purchasing within one year of hire.
Must possess a valid state's driver's license.
Applicants must have at least 32 semester hours of undergraduate credit work with emphasis in business.
*** College transcripts must be submitted with application.
If you are a male applicant who was 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 (www.sss.gov/RegVer/wfRegistration.aspx)
The Wyoming Military Department's (WYMD) 335, Personnel - General Merit Placement & Promotion Plan, 15 February 2018, is available at:
Please do not send/fax/courier/email any applications or resumes to the Wyoming National Guard Human Resource Office, you must apply on-line via www.USAJOBS.gov. The Human Resource can only process materials received through USA Jobs.
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.
How You Will Be Evaluated
Once the announcement has closed, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you meet the qualifications listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application package, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this position. If you are found to be among the top qualified candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
- Arithmetic/Mathematical Reasoning
- Customer Service
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your resume which includes:
* Your full name, mailing address, email address, and phone numbers where you can be reached
* A narrative of your work (paid or unpaid), training, education, and/or other experiences that may be related to this vacancy
* Show actual begin and end dates (e.g. 02/2014 - 03/2016 or Feb 2014 - Mar 2016) format and hours worked per week for all work experience submitted.
* List all pertinent civilian and military experiences
* Describe your duties (work experience) in your own words. Do not submit copies or official position descriptions.
2. Other supporting documents:
*** Records Review
* US Army, US Army Reserves, and Army National Guard members must submit an Enlisted Records Brief (ERB) or DA Form 2-1 with application.
*** College transcripts must be submitted with application showing possession of at least 32 semester hours of undergraduate credit work with an emphasis in business.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification 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.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online application/Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. To view the Occupational Questionnaire, click the following link: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10456608
A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement to receive consideration.
To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.
Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
Agency contact information
AddressWY United States Property and Fiscal Office
5410 Bishop Blvd
Cheyenne, WY 82009
THIS IS A NATIONAL GUARD TITLE 32 EXCEPTED SERVICE POSITION.
The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your states and your community!
WYOMING ARMY NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is a Title 32 Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the Wyoming Army National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the Wyoming Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the Wyoming Army National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
AREA 6: NATIONWIDE JOB OPPORTUNITY DUAL STATUS TECHNICIAN - MERIT PROMOTION: Open to current military members of the US Army, Army Reserves or Army National Guard and eligible to transfer to the Wyoming Army National Guard.
Posn Series/Grade: GS-1105-7
Pon Descr #: D2272
Para/ Line #: 1624 / 235
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