Department of Veterans Affairs - Hines, IL

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This position serves as a Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist of the Personal Property Management (PPM) Division at the Edward Hines Jr., VA Medical Center located in Hines, IL. The Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist is responsible for the administration of both property management and inventory management programs which include, but are not limited to, planning and determining current and future customer requirements, both quantitative and monetary; analyzing historical data and forecasting effect on planned programs; determining, initiating and coordinating necessary actions to insure appropriate supply support. As Supervisor PPM Division the selectee is responsible for the efficient and effective organizational structure of the Division.

The major duties include:
Accurate maintenance of personal property records;

Organizing, scheduling, guiding, surveying, and analyzing results of all inventories;

Preparing and administering the Hospital’s non-expendable property plans, both additional and replacement;

Disposition of excess and/or replaced personal property;

Directing, evaluating, and reviewing the functionality and process of the integrated Supply LOG, ISMS, and IFCAP control systems;

Reviewing and analyzing technical data to determine economic acquisition quantities;

Developing and revising replenishment plans in order to maintain effective material support;

Developing, managing, and analyzing the supply fund budget plan;

Conducting special supply and demand studies, such as work measurement studies, use standard studies, problematic inventories, silver recovery program, etc.;

Performing quality assurance and review functions;

Supervisory duties to include directing the work of subordinates, evaluating performance, providing instruction and/or counsel, active participation in interviews for vacancies, recommending selections, resolving grievances, and initiating disciplinary actions; and

Performing all other related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule:
Monday through Friday, 8:00AM - 4:30PM.



You must have one full year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities required to successfully perform the duties of Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist. Typically we would find this experience in work within this field, or a field that is directly related to the work of this position.

Specialized experience is demonstrated work experience that involved expert level property management and inventory control for a hospital or medical center; experience directing a property program of identification, cataloging, issuing, control utilization and inventory of all property needed to carry out the mission of a Hospital; demonstrated supervisory experience that included directing the work of subordinates, managing performance, initiating disciplinary actions, etc.; and expert level communication skills evidenced by a previous experience advising others, negotiating one’s position, providing training to subordinate staff, and communicating with higher level officials. NOTE: Experience must be fully documented on your Resume' and must include job title, duties, month & year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.


You must have completed at least 2 ½ full years of progressively higher level graduate education toward a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree? Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to do the work of a Supervisory Inventory Management Specialist - Supply, Processing and Distribution. To receive credit for education, academic transcripts (unofficial) must be submitted with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.


You must have equivalent combinations of successfully completed doctoral-level education and specialized experience which meet the total experience requirements for this grade level? Only graduate-level education in excess of the master's degree (or 2 years) is applicable. To receive credit for education, academic transcripts (unofficial) must be submitted with your application. Education cannot be credited without documentation.

You will be rated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other characteristics (KSAOs) as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:





For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


Physical Requirements:
The work of this position is normally accomplished in an office setting; however, physical demands of the position can include such physical exertion as standing for long periods of time; walking throughout the Hospital and to and from out-buildings; stretching and bending; lifting up to 60 pounds while conducting physical inventories in storage rooms and while stocking and retrieving items from shelves and cabinets.

IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE MAY NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response(s).

A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours 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 per week spent in such employment.

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. Please refer to this


to ensure proper accreditation and for foreign education requirements.

Veteran's Preference:
When applying for Federal jobs, eligible veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of DD-214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability. If the military member is within 120 days of separation and does not yet have a DD214, the member may instead submit any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed.

Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as-well-as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed "

SF15, "Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference

," (go to

) and required documentation with your application materials. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit


Applicants will be ranked based on four quality groups, as follows:

Best qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job and can perform effectively in the position;

Highly qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;

Well qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the job; and

Qualified - applicants possessing experience and/or education that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors.

After the vacancy announcement closes, reviewed applications are evaluated against the questionnaire responses and placed in the appropriate quality group. Qualified veterans will be afforded preference by being placed at the top of the appropriate quality group. Qualifying veterans with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be placed at the top of the best qualified group. The best qualified group is the first to be referred to the hiring facility for further consideration and possible interview. The remaining groups may be referred based on the number of applicants available.

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:


The Federal Government has special appointing authorities for persons with qualifying disabilities (go to

). For additional information on these, and other special appointing authorities, refer to this


or contact the hiring Human Resources Management Service

at: 5000 West National Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53295

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members:
Please visit the

VA for Vets

site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.


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 (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at


VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees 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.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

You may be required to serve a probationary period.

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