Job Overview

Summary

Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan," - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans.

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Every job at the VA impacts the Veterans that we serve. You can be part of that team, helping to make sure that our Veterans receive the top-quality care they deserve.

Location: This position is within the Pharmaceutical Branch of National Contract Service in Hines, IL.

Area of Consideration: To be eligible for this position, you must currently be an employee of the NAC and have an eligibility listed below.

Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • Transfer eligibles: current VA National Acquisition (NAC) employees with career or career-conditional appointments in the competitive service that hold, or have held a career or career-conditional position at a lower grade level as the position being announced. An SF-50 must show appointment in the competitive service.
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles who are currently employed by NAC.

Non-Competitive Merit Promotion:

  • CTAP eligibles
  • Disabled veterans receiving 30% or more disability compensation from the VA that are currently employed by NAC
  • Individuals with severe disabilities (eligible for Schedule A appointments) that are currently employed by NAC
  • Individuals eligible under other non-competitive appointment authorities such as: Military spouses under E.O. 13473; Certain former overseas employees; Present and former Peace Corps, Vista or Action volunteers; Former White House staff; Present and former Foreign Service officers and employees; Certain National Guard technicians that are currently employed by NAC
  • Current NAC transfers that hold, or have previously held a career or career-conditional position at the same or higher grade level with the same or higher promotion potential as the position being announced.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e. intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities) and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more.

Duties

Major Duties:

  • Performs the full range of contracting functions from the initial customer inquiries, to market research, to development of solicitations, proposal evaluation, contract award, through contract administration and contract close-out. 
  • Negotiates with offerors/contractors for best prices, terms and conditions, and explores new and innovative approaches to contracting. 
  • Prepares reports on status of the various programs. 
  • Implements program changes and provides advice on policy and regulations. 

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Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • 5%

Relocation Authorized

  • No