To qualify for this position at the GS-5 level, you must meet one of the following minimum qualifications:
EXPERIENCE: You must have one (1) full year of specialized experience that has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the position of Purchasing Agent - Prosthetics. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience may include but are not limited to: making small purchases that involve the collection of data to determine price reasonableness, preparing written solicitations, tailoring special terms and conditions, utilizing price analysis techniques to evaluate prices or costs for requirements, negotiating for services and/or supplies, maintaining detailed and accurate accountings of all actions taken and maintaining accurate financial records of purchases. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your resume' and must include the job title, duties, month & year AND hours worked per week. -OR-
EDUCATION: You must have successfully completed four (4) years above high school in any field for which high school graduation or the equivalent is the normal prerequisite. The level of course work must have been equivalent to at least the junior- and senior- year level of a baccalaureate program. This education must have been obtained in an accredited business, secretarial or technical school, junior college, college, or university. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation. -OR-
COMBINATION: You must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed post-high school education (beyond the second year) and specialized experience, as described above. NOTE: If you select this option, you must submit a copy of your transcript with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- ABILITY TO BE SELF-DIRECTED AND EXCEL WITH MINIMUM SUPERVISION
- SKILL IN INTERPERSONAL INTERACTIONS
- SKILL IN USE OF COMPUTERS AND SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS
- ABILITY TO COMPLETE WORK WITH ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS AND MEET DEADLINES
- ABILITY TO WORK AS AN EFFECTIVE TEAM MEMBER
PHYSICAL DEMANDS & WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work requires walking through the Medical Center, standing, bending, sitting, reaching, lifting up to fifty pounds, and climbing associated with stocking and working the prosthetic equipment. The work environment involves everyday risks requiring normal safety precautions typical of an office environment.For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
APPLICANTS PLEASE NOTE: 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. Please refer to this checklist to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed " SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference," (go to http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/veterans.aspx.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:
- Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;
- Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
- Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and
- Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.
After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.