Tour of Duty: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Procurement Technician (Purchase Card Coordinator)/ PD#16038-A
Compressed/Flexible Schedules: Available
Virtual Position: No
This recruitment is for one position with the Service Area Office (SAO) Central, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 located in Ridgeland, MS, and one position located in New Orleans, LA. Indicate which duty location (s) you are interested in on your application.
Procurement Technician (Purchase Card Program Coordinator)/PD# 16038-A
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Procurement Technician (Purchase Card Program Coordinator)/PD# 16038-A
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
You must be a US citizen to apply for this job.
Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The work may require some physical effort such as standing, walking, bending, or sitting. There are no special physical demands.
The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at
Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position:
Competency 1 - Knowledge of financial and acquisition credit card regulations, principles, policies and procedures.
Competency 2 - Ability to effectively work individually or as a team member to perform independent duties involving auditing, training and developing new procedures when needed.
Competency 3 - Skill in communication and techniques to conduct regular audits, training and resultant actions stemming from violations of regulations and policy.
Competency 4 - Experience working with different of levels of staff and management on a one-on-one basis by telephone, in writing, in person, or in a small group to resolve program issues.
Competency 5 - Knowledge of variety of computer software programs such as IFCAP, FileMan, Excel, Word, Outlook, SharePoint, etc, to conduct data gathering and data analysis in support of program operations and produce a variety of documents such as letters, reports, spreadsheets, and databases.
If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to: responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume/application does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 10/24/2018
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified, you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about CTAP and ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:Resume
The following documents are required:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
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