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Supervisory Supply Technician

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Indianapolis , IN 46218

Posted 2 months ago

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The primary purpose of this position as a Supervisory Supply Technician is to ensure that supplies and material are distributed to all areas serviced by Logistics. Responsibilities include directing, supervising and managing the primary inventory point that receives stores and issues supplies and material. In addition, this position supervises a team of supply technicians in the distribution area to provide supplies and material to the VA Health Care System and supported catchment area.

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Specific duties include, but is not limited, to the following:

  • Oversees the maintenance of stock at primary and secondary inventory locations for all clinical and administrative services.

  • Ensures the monitoring of expiration dates, rotating stock to limit outdates and removes items from use as required by outdates.

  • Ensures items are delivered in a timely and accurate manner and in sterile and operational condition.

  • Oversees the performance of daily inventory of primary and secondary inventory points using bar coding equipment on a predetermined schedule that will allow for timely replenishment orders.

  • Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work.

  • Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.

  • Serves as the rating official on evaluations, recommends awards or bonuses for personnel and changes in position classification.

  • Assesses the training needs of various groups and individuals and develops, conducts and evaluates the effectiveness of training plans, sessions, and materials.

  • Works with vendors, contractors, managers, supervisors and staff throughout the medical center and from other agencies on logistics issues.

  • Makes sound recommendations concerning standard commercial items and other associated terminologies for effective procurement actions.

Work Schedule: Sunday thru Thursday, 7:00am

  • 3:30pm

Compressed/Flexible: Not available

Telework: Not available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Position Description/PD#: 5057

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not available

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    2005 Supply Clerical And Technician

  • Requirements

HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

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

  • You may be required to serve a probationary period

  • Subject to background/security investigation

  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 10/10/2018.

Time-In-Grade Requirement: 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 by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience as described below:

  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-5 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level. Examples of specialized experience includes, but is not limited, to the following: Ensuring the monitoring of expiration dates, rotating stock to limit outdates and removes items from use as required by outdates; ensuring items are delivered in a timely and accurate manner and in sterile and operational condition; planning work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets and adjusts short term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work; giving advice, counsel, or instruction to employees on both work and administrative matters; works with vendors, contractors, managers, supervisors and staff throughout the medical center and from other agencies on logistics issues; and, making sound recommendations concerning standard commercial items and other associated terminologies for effective procurement actions, etc.

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

  • Technical Competence
  • Uses knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience to perform one's job; works with, understands, and evaluates technical information related to the job; advises others on technical issues.
  • Managing Human Resources
  • Plans, distributes, coordinates, and monitors work assignments of others; evaluates work performance and provides feedback to others on their performance; ensures that staff are appropriately selected, utilized, and developed, and that they are treated in a fair and equitable manner.
  • Customer Service
  • Works with clients and customers (that is, any individuals who use or receive the services or products that your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations; knows about available products and services; is committed to providing quality products and services.
  • Technology Application
  • Uses machines, tools, or equipment effectively; uses computers and computer applications/systems to analyze and communicate information in the appropriate format.
  • Reasoning
  • Identifies rules, principles, or relationships that explain facts, data, or other information; analyzes information and makes correct inferences or draws accurate conclusions.

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; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: 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.

Physical Requirements:
The work requires standing and walking during the entire workday, and frequent reaching, bending and lifting of supply packages (occasionally weighing as much as 50 pounds). Work requires pushing loaded carts of medical supplies (weighing in excess of 100+ pounds). With proper assistance, moves heavier items' weighing over 40 pounds.


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

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: 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.

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Supervisory Supply Technician

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Department Of Veterans Affairs