Job Overview

Summary

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RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL NOT BE PAID.

NOTE: This vacancy is also currently advertised under the following announcement:

Merit Promotion (applicants with status as current or former federal employees or applicants eligible under special hiring authority): Job Announcement UK939616ARS-CH at the GS-1105-5/6.

Complete applications must be received for each job announcement applied to; additional information about who may apply can be found in each job announcement.

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) works to ensure that Americans have reliable, adequate supplies of high-quality food and other agricultural products. ARS accomplishes its goals through scientific discoveries that help solve problems in crop and livestock production and protection, human nutrition, and the interaction of agriculture and the environment.

Duties

This position serves as a Purchasing Agent for US Meat Animal Research Center.  This position performs a wide range of purchasing and contracting functions which include but are not limited to negotiating and recommending awards on the open market or under government contract. Work is conducted and completed within the scope of the assigned agency procurement authorization.  When work exceeds the procurement authorization, prepares and submits purchase orders and service contracts to the Area office for signature.  This position may serve as the purchase card and/or government purchase card program coordinator, and accountable property officer.