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Purchasing Agent

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Department Of Health And Human Services Window Rock , AZ 86515

Posted 3 months ago

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This is a Delegated Examining (DE) announcement Not-To-Exceed 2 years with the possibility of an extension for an additional 2 years. This announcement is for an Purchasing Agent for the Indian Health Service within the Navajo Region. The Navajo Region Indian Health Service provides health care and community health services though a network of health care facilities on the Navajo Nation. Facilities are located within Northeastern Arizona and Northwestern New Mexico.

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  • Incumbent procures commercial or specialized supplies, general and specialized services, professional medical services, and construction projects.

  • Purchases various commercial and/or specialized requirements from preferred and open-market sources.

  • Incumbent performs duties such as preparing, distributing, and tracking administrative documents such as requisitions, purchase orders, delivery orders, task orders, and Government purchase card actions.

  • Incumbent participates in the planning, development, and execution of simplified purchases procurement policies and procedures from the initiation to the final approval and close out.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    1105 Purchasing

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 10/09/2018


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:

Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level (GS-4). Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to:

  • Procuring supplies and services to meet the purchase, rental, or lease needs of an organization;

  • Purchasing various equipment, supplies, and services through the use of a purchase card;

  • Utilizing a variety of automated systems to enter, update, revise, sort, and calculate data and perform price analysis;

  • Utilizing different ordering, reporting procedures, and purchasing methods.

Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you must have completed 4 years above high school. (Transcript Required).

Combination: Applicants may also combine education and experience to qualify at this level. You must have an equivalent combination of specialized experience and education beyond 2 years above high school to meet the total requirements. (Transcript Required)

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Knowledge of simplified purchasing procedures to ensure compliance with federal procurement policies and procedures.

  • Ability to identify priority sources of supply to purchase supplies, equipment, or services to meet service program requirements using a Government purchase card.

  • Ability to determine price reasonableness based on market research to ensure the government is getting the best value on procurements.

  • Skill in oral and written communications with a variety of professional and administrative staff within the agency and vendor representatives.

  • Ability to use Microsoft applications, web based applications, Unified Financial Management System (UFMS), and other various Indian Health Service systems to schedule meetings, prepare reports, and organize electronic and hard copy files and documents.

You must meet all qualification requirements within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.


When there is a positive education requirement, or you are using education to qualify as a substitution for experience, transcripts (unofficial) are required at the time of application to verify that you meet the educational requirement or substitution.

Only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be credited. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website:

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Purchasing Agent

Expired Job

Department Of Health And Human Services