About the Agency
This National Guard position is for a PURCHASING AGENT, Position Description Number D2272000 in SPMD 1624and is part of the MO United States Property and Fiscal Office.
APPOINTMENT FACTORS: This is an Indefinite-Reimbursable Excepted Service position. Employment can be terminated with a 30 day notice. This position is authorized to be filled as long as reimbursable funds are available. In the event a permanent (Tenure 1 or 2) employee is selected, and is willing to accept the indefinite appointment, that employee will relinquish permanent status. Under an indefinite appointment, the employment is subject to a 30 day termination notice. This is a bargaining unit 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!
NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED: This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in a compatible military assignment in the National Guard. Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not currently a member of the National Guard must be eligible for immediate membership and employment in the National Guard in the military grade listed in this announcement.
Performs detailed review of purchase requests for specialized supplies, equipment, services, or commercial requirements in terms of adequacy, consistency, unrestrictiveness of specifications or descriptions, compliance with administrative requirements, and certification of funds. Reviews purchase request for specialized requirements such as components needed for repair, specialized equipment such as engineering equipment, or alterations and repairs to roads and buildings. Determines procurement source and method. Obtains or develops source list of responsible contractors. May be required to conduct extensive search to initially locate potential suppliers when buying specialized items. Determines procurement methods based on procurement history, estimated cost, urgency of need, proprietary consideration, availability of competitors, and applicable directives. Solicits oral or written quotes. Issues amendments as required involving specifications, delivery procedures, or time frames to encourage vendor response. May have to attend technical review committees, pre-award conferences, and walk-through for service or construction purchases. Consults with supervisor on unusual situations. Receives and reviews formal bids and quotes. Negotiates with vendors on a variety of issues, such as price breaks for items ordered before a sale date, accelerated delivery, reduction of service charges, and similar agreements. 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. Maintains accurate purchase information in the procurement automated system on purchasing information. Codes and inputs revised unit prices, purchase description changes, revised delivery dates, and cancellation data so that accurate information is available to users. Performs other duties as assigned.