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    The position serves as a Purchasing Agent for the Logistics Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS) and supported catchment area.

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    Duties include:

    • Creating 2237s
    • Complete Purchase Orders
    • Verify vendors in the VHA system of record prior to placing an order
    • Provide general guidance to potential vendors on requirements and information needed to be entered into the VHA's local vendor file
    • Utilize various web-based portals to order items from awarded contracts
    • Ordering, tracking and monitoring procurement transactions
    • Review Fund Control Points
    • Running balances to ensure procurement obligations are complete and approved prior to placing orders
    • Provides administration and oversight on orders and services.
    • Represents the VA in discussions with vendors/contractors to obtain agreement on micro purchases and vendor/contractor compliance.
    • Monitor vendor performance through personal contact, review progress reports, and discuss reasons for delays, failures, or price changes.
    • Tracks obligations/commitments and monitors expenditures to support recurring budget forecasts and identify potential fraud, waste and abuse based on procurement history and purchase trends.
    • Researches, reviews, develops spreadsheets, and prepares reports
    • Ability to compile, consolidate, organize, and summarize specific procurement information
    • Performs work in support of general management and/or program analysis function
    • Applies conventional practices to solve any problems in the procurement transaction.
    • Provides excellent customer service to medical staff, customers, vendors, and contractors and resolves issues in an expeditious manner
    • Resolves minor disputes and informal complaints among medical staff and customers and refer formal complaints to the immediate supervisor.
    • Communicates in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of individuals with diverse backgrounds and levels of understanding.
    • Supports other functions of the Logistics Service as required, including distribution of procured supplies and material.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Work Schedule: FT Monday-Friday 8am-4:30pm
    Compressed/Flexible: Not available
    Telework: Not available
    Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
    Position Description/PD#: Purchasing Agent (Logistics)/PD99896A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel to the CBOC's

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1105 Purchasing

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/588573700. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.