Job Overview


TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans. 

Do your career "Justice" by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation's law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants' qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, the unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.





This position is located in the Caribbean Division, Office of the ASAC III, Administrative Support  Unit, Guaynabo, PR.   

Incumbent processes requests to purchase a wide variety of office and law enforcement equipment, supplies, and services by reviewing the request for completeness and accuracy, ensuring available funds, determining the appropriate purchase method in accordance with FAR Parts 8 & 13, requesting quotes, selecting a vendor, resolving problems, negotiating modifications to original agreements, and maintaining required documentation.  Examines requests to ascertain their adequacy and restrictiveness of conditions, terms and specifications before action is taken.  Annually establishes and prepares the unit's BPAs or awards. 

Processes purchase requests through delivery orders, government purchase card, purchase orders, blanket purchase agreements, and memoranda of understanding.  Develops purchasing/solicitation strategy by analyzing a variety of information, such as specifications, FAR parts, history files, market conditions, item characteristics, or catalogs, and analyzing various tradeoffs, such as cost of renting versus purchasing, free services included, vendor reputation or previous performance, etc.  Determines whether or not requirements can be met from government-owned, used, excess, or surplus property.  Determines adequacy and completeness of item or service description through research of various manuals and catalogs or through discussion with manufacturer's representatives or requisitioning sources.  Develops initiation for bid or request for quotation packages that include all  necessary clauses, terms, and conditions.