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Supervisory Supply Technician

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Department Of Veterans Affairs Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago

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Work Schedule: The work schedule will be determined based on the needs of the Medical Center. The Providence VA Medical Center is an acute care facility operating 24 hours a day 7 days a week. While most tours of duty are scheduled during the day, the possibility of working evenings, nights and weekends does exist. Shift changes will be considered based on patient and facility needs.

Telework: Not Available.

Virtual: This is not a virtual position.

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required.

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    • Planning work to be accomplished by subordinates; setting and ajusting short term priorities, and preparing schedules for completion of work based on priorities.
    • Advising, counseling and instructing employees on work and administrative manners, such as complaints, grievances, etc.
    • Finding and implementing ways to eliminate or reduce significant bottlenecks and barriers to production.
    • Providing guidance and evaluating work involving new, complex or unusual situations and those without clear prescedence.
    • Overseeing the receipt and distribution of supplies and material into the medical center.
    • Ensuring supplies are unpacked and properly stored within the guidelines of clean and sterile supply storage regulations.
    • Analyzing and resolving difficult issues and problems in order to plan effectively and render equitable and reliable decisions.
    • Conducting market research on all new products and ensuring they are recorded in the automated inventory system.
    • Ensuring availability of recurring supply items which are managed and distributed through the computerized inventory system.
    • Analyzing management reports in order to manage and control the fund control point limitations and identify trends, correct errors, and resolve problems.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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    2005 Supply Clerical And Technician

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

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

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • 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

  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 10/12/2018.

One (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in Federal service that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this Supervisory Supply Technician (Medical) position. Specialized experience includes: planning and coordinating work to be accomplished by other staff; establishing priorities for a department; overseeing the receipt and distribution of supplies and materials for a complex medical center; maintaining stock at inventory locations; monitors expiration dates; ensure supplies are delivered timely; training new employees and answering questions on local processes and procedures; ensuring proper storage of supplies and materials; resolving problems and providing guidance to others on logistics activities; and making recommendations on improvement of work production and quality of work.

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 within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-7 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-6. 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 will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

  • Customer Service

  • Manages Human Resources

  • Reasoning

  • Technical Competence

  • Technology Application

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.

Supervisory Position: Selectee will be required to serve a one-year probationary period for supervisors if not previously served.

Position Description/PD#: Supervisory Supply Technician/650-02048-0

Physical Requirements:
Work is normally accomplished within a supply office and supply distribution points with the majority of time utilizing the automated inventory system for inventory management, processing orders, distributing supplies, conducting physical inventories in the warehouse and various supply points. Responsible for the storage and distribution of supplies to both primary and secondary inventory points, as well as within the bulk supply areas. This may include movement of stock to assist in counting, storing, rotating, and retrieving items from shelves and cabinets. Physical exertions and demands include standing, walking, bending, stretching, reaching, and pushing/pulling supply carts and lifting supplies up to 50 pounds are required.

Works primarily in a supply office and supply distribution points that support the Storage and Distribution of supplies. Multiple interruptions are experience throughout the day resulting from telephone and personal contacts with individuals requiring information, guidance, or problem solving. Protective and special clothing is worn to prevent exposure to dangerous materials; hair covers, shoe covers, and gloves are worn as required when delivering supplies into clean/sterile areas and managing verification of inventory stock levels within the primaries. Physical dispersion of the facility may make it necessary to make deliveries over uneven terrain and/or in adverse weather conditions.


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

Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs