Purchasing Agent

Defense Logistics Agency | New Cumberland Defense Logistics Center, PA

Posted Date 6/30/2020
Description See below for important information regarding this job.To qualify for a Purchasing Agent, your resume and supporting documentation must support:

A. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-07 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-06 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
  • Preparing contract modifications, identifying the circumstances prohibiting modification, and applying procedures for completing modifications in accordance with existing regulations and sound judgment;
  • Determining what constitutes an acceptable delay and coordinating associated corrective actions; and
  • Interpreting and applying current Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR).
B. Education: As a general rule, education is not creditable above GS-5 for most positions covered by this standard; however, graduate education may be credited in those few instances where the graduate education is directly related to the work of the position.

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, 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.

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