Purchasing Agent
Department of the Navy 12,397 reviews - Crane, IN

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The selectee utilizes regulations, directives, policies, guidance and procedures to accomplish work involving the evaluation of contract price, proposals, and/or advertising, negotiating, administering, and terminating contracts for supplies, services, and/or Research and Development (R&D) in accordance with law, applicable regulation, and policy and procedures.


You must be a US Citizen.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

You must obtain and maintain a confidential security clearance.

If you are claiming Veterans Preference you MUST submit documentation.

At the full performance level, the selectee will:
Negotiates and awards unilateral and bilateral purchase orders for technical and professional services, such as equipment overhaul/repairs, basic engineering and design services, short-term study or research projects and services to be carried out by contractors and/or universities.

Purchases complex special purpose items, such as special machine parts, special modifications of standard supplies and equipment, computer hardware, software or time, license agreements, special purpose test equipment, explosives/firearms and hazardous material.

Administers orders and negotiates modifications to revise pricing, extend delivery schedules, changes specifications or other terms and conditions (if required), and terminates orders for default/convenience of the government after consulting with legal counsel. · Interprets procurement regulations and policies.

Writes activity operating procedures implementing procurement policy issuances.

Processes receipt documentation for procurement and initiates acceptance for payment which enables Comptroller to certify invoices.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-07: Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Specialized experience is

working with purchasing regulations, methods, and procedures to procure goods and services;

conduct price analysis in purchasing supplies through open market methods;

resolve conflicts that affect products, price, or delivery of purchase order.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE FOR GS-08: Applicants must have one or more years of progressively related experience. Specialized experience is

working with purchasing regulations, methods, and procedures to procure goods and services;

evaluate contract specifications to ensure vendor compliance throughout the purchasing agreement;

identify price analysis factors to determine appropriate vendor quotes for goods and services; prepare modifications to the terms and conditions of purchase orders thru solicitation of price quotes.


This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the Purchasing Career Field and be certified at Level II at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://www.dau.mil/pubscats/PubsCats/catalog/Appendix%20B%20Mar%2021_07.pdf

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

A confidentail security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Males born after December 31, 1959 will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:


Price Analysis


You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. A pplicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Highly Qualified- Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.

Qualified - Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.

If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses not authorized.

Recruitment incentives may be offered.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

Federal Annuitant Information:
The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information:

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