Fort Meade, SD
Employee will serve as a Supply Technician within the Material Management Section of Logistics Service at the Black Hills Health Care System (BHHCS), at Ft. Meade and Hot Springs SD, that involves inventory management, determining requirements, initiating procurement, and storage and distribution of medical supplies. Duties include, but may not be limited to: Establishes and manages Primary and Secondary Generic Inventory Program Points (GIP) utilizing the bar code technology. Makes complex purchases using federal supply acquisitions regulations and business practices. Maintains inventory levels and reorder points in the program to ensure total accountability of supplies. Procures hospital, medical and general supplies to assure rapid delivery of goods and services in direct support of the hospital and clinics. Performs the full range of procurement duties using automated procurement systems such as, but not limited to, placement of purchase orders, distribution and filling of orders. Prepares, controls, verifies and abstracts procurement documents and reports. Determines appropriate procurement in support of socioeconomic programs such as small business set asides, labor surplus area procurement, minority and socially disadvantaged.
Location: Logistics Service Line, one position at Fort Meade, SD and one position at Hot Springs, SD campus
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30am - 4:00pm Position Description Title/PD#: GS-6 Supply Technician 20034-0, GS-7 Supply Technician 20032-0
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
You must submit all required documents listed in the "How to Apply" section of this job announcement. Incomplete applications will not receive consideration.
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise - "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The VA Black Hills Health Care System (VA BHHCS) is located in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota, where we are known for our blue skies, pine forests, rich history, moderate climate and friendly western hospitality. The VA BHHCS provides primary, surgical, behavioral health, community living center (nursing home care), and domiciliary (residential rehabilitation treatment program - RRTP) care for Veterans residing in western South Dakota and portions of Nebraska, North Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Care is delivered through the Fort Meade (near Sturgis) and Hot Springs VA Medical Centers, as well as through a number of community-based outpatient and rural outreach clinics. VA Black Hills is part of VA Midwest Health Care Network (VISN 23).
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more
Qualifications & Evaluations
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement
Time-in-grade: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements. (If you have not held a GS grade at any time in the past 52 weeks, this does not apply to you) For the GS-6 grade level, applicants must have held the GS-5 grade or higher for one year in order to meet this requirement. For the GS-7 grade level, applicants must have held the GS-6 grade or higher for one year in order to meet this requirement. The grade may have been in any occupation but must have been held in the Federal service.
Specialized Experience: GS-6: Requires One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-5 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to this Supply Technician position to be filled. Specialized experience includes: maintain inventory levels; making purchases involving requirements that are complex, placement of purchase orders, distribution and filling of purchasing orders; procuring hospital, medical and general supplies; and preparing, controlling, verifying and abstracting procurement documents and reports. (A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.)
GS-7: Requires One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA's) to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to this Supply Technician position to be filled? Specialized experience includes: maintain inventory levels; making purchases involving requirements that are complex, placement of purchase orders, distribution and filling of purchasing orders; procuring hospital, medical and general supplies; and preparing, controlling, verifying and abstracting procurement documents and reports. ( A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.)
There is no educational substitution.
Physical Requirements: Employee will usually stand and move from one part of the room to another while performing duties. Requires dexterity and strength in lifting medical supplies weighing 50 pounds. Requires pushing loaded carts weighing several hundred pounds, in sometimes crowded quarters, and works them over slight rises such as door sills.
You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) based on your application for this position.
Ability to apply supply regulations and procedures.
Ability to analyze and interpret instructions and directives and work independently.
Ability to communicate with a diverse population of varying backgrounds.
Ability to work with multiple databases.
For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications .
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).
Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Benefits & Other Info
VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:
How to Apply
HOW TO APPLY: All applicants are encouraged to apply online.
To apply for this position , you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 to receive consideration.
1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
2. Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
Agency Employees Only
PLEASE NOTE: 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 (particularly positions with a positive education requirement.) Therefore, applicants must report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
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.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
All applicants are required to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
OF 306 Declaration for Federal Employment must be signed and dated within one year.
- Cover Letter
- Other Veterans Document
Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible. If you completed the occupational questionnaire online and are unable to upload supporting document(s): 1. To fax your documents, you must use the following cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf and provide the required information. The Vacancy ID is 994560. 2. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. If you cannot complete the Application Package online, you may fax all of your materials. If you cannot complete the Application Package online , you may fax all of your materials. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Wednesday, December 04, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed. To complete the occupational questionnaire and submit via fax: View Occupational Questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 2. Print the 1203FX form (http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdfimage/opm1203fx.pdf), follow the instructions and provide your responses to the occupational questionnaire items 3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
2005-Supply Clerical And Technician
15668-Agency Employees Only
After the vacancy announcement closes and a referral certificate is issued, an electronic notification letter - or e-mail - will be sent to applicants who provide an e-mail address. Otherwise, you will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service within 2 to 4 weeks.
15511-Agency Employees Only
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