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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Procurement Technician in Ames, Iowa

Summary As a purchasing technician, you will work with the Supervisory Procurement Support Specialist over the Procurement Section to provide support and facilitate procurement office operations. You will purchase specific commodities or services for the National Centers for Animal Health (NCAH) which has a national and international impact. Responsibilities The duties may include, but are not limited to: Conducts micro purchasing for supplies and services and other simplified purchasing procedures of the Federal Acquisition Regulations. Serves as primary requisition contact for Diagnostics and Biologics utilizing Integrated Acquisition System. Works with customers to establish Requisitions Package by obtaining required documentation to include sole source justifications. Assist in tracking expenditures, maintaining and creating balance sheets, and creating closeouts. Coordinates discrepancies with Budget unit to maintain data integrity and appropriate expenditures are aligned. Maintains proficiency with purchasing software. Completes procurement transactions by receipting all purchase orders; verifying information on packing slip with purchase order. Monitors unliquidated obligations and, when needed, researches status through contacting the vendor, and the Contracting Officer's Representative. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement, including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below. FOR THE GS-06 LEVEL: Applicants must have one year of specialized experience (equivalent to the GS-05 level) that may have been obtained in the private or public (local, county, state, Federal) sectors which demonstrates: Procuring goods or services using a purchase card. Utilizing purchasing software. Keeping electronic records (storing, retrieving and researching data). Operating a personal computer and related equipment. Managing and completing a variety of tasks and adjust to frequently changing priorities/deadlines. Note: There is no education substitution for this grade level. 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 and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education This position does not have an education qualification requirement. Additional Information Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100. First time hires to the federal government normally start at the lowest rate of the salary range for the grade selected. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. Any travel, transportation, and relocation expense associated with reporting for duty will be the responsibility of the selected employee. This position is represented by a collective bargaining unit (union), specifically the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE) Local 2315. Worksite Information: This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements. Additional information regarding ad hoc, occasional, or reoccurring telework may be obtained at a later time from the hiring manager or program during the hiring process.