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Purchasing Agent (Oa)

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Drug Enforcement Administration San Diego , CA 92101

Posted 2 months ago




Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA!

It's tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.


This position is located in the San Diego Division, San Diego, CA.
The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Processes requests to purchase a wide variety of office and law enforcement equipment, supplies, and services. Reviews purchase requests for completeness and accuracy, ensuring available funds, determining the appropriate purchase method in accordance with FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) Parts 8 & 13.
Requests quotes, selects vendors, resolves problems, negotiates modifications to original agreements, and maintains required documentation. Annually establishes and prepares the unit's (Blanket Purchase Agreement) or awards.
Develops purchasing/solicitation strategy by analyzing a variety of information, such as specifications, FAR parts, history files, market conditions, item characteristics, or catalogs.
Analyzes various tradeoffs, such as cost of renting versus purchasing, free services included, vendor reputation or previous performance, etc. Determines whether or not requirements can be met from government-owned, used, excess, or surplus property.
Develops initiation for bid or request for quotation packages that include all necessary clauses, terms, and conditions.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Job family (Series)


Conditions of Employment

Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
Drug testing designated position
Successful completion of an one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).


GS-7: Must have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: employing a number of conventional methods to resolve a variety of purchasing problems; assisting in the development of solicitation strategies among open markets; establishing blanket purchase agreements; requesting quotes and negotiating modification of terms and conditions.

GS-8: Must have at least one year specialized experience equivalent to the GS-07 grade level in the federal service. Specialized experience is defined as: performing complex purchasing work procuring equipment and supplies for a government agency; negotiating blanket purchase orders and Memoranda of Understanding for reimbursable services given or received from other agencies; initiating modifications to original terms for substitution of products/services, price changes, and delivery date/price changes and initiating terminations for inability to perform or lack of need or forms; and performing comprehensive cost analysis on goods and services.

Competencies: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:

Customer Service
Oral Communication

Proficiency requirement: must be able to type at least 40 WPM with three errors or less.



Additional information

Direct Deposit: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

A recruitment incentive may be authorized

All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana.

Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.

It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process.

You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click to access the Drug Questionnaire.

To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the "How to Apply" section of this announcement.

Click the below links for additional information.

Selective Service: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.

The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program . E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.

If you experience technical issues with completing your online application, you may review online help resources or submit a ticket to the Help Desk by accessing the 'Help Center' (upper-right of your screen, next to the question mark icon).

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on .

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category Rating and Selection Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement.

If you are basically qualified for this job, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses on the Occupational Questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Your application will then be placed in one of three categories; Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.

Names of all candidates in the best qualified category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Candidates within the best qualified category who are eligible for veteran preference will receive selection priority over non-veteran preference eligible.

Although veteran preference points are not assigned under the category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be Evaluated," veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified. In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest quality category(i.e. Best Qualified).

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required


Required Documents

Failure to provide all required documents and information requested by the closing date will result in your application not receiving full consideration.

To apply for this position, you must submit a complete Application Package which includes:

Your rsum showing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed.
Required Documents:
Other supporting documents:
Cover Letter, optional
College Transcript(s), if qualifying based on education
Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service, SF-15 Form and related documentation, VA letter, etc.)
Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.)
Transcripts: 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 official transcripts or an unofficial transcript of college courses which includes course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned.

NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined in the guide.

This job originated on . For the full announcement and to apply, visit . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

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