Serves as the Medical Center liaison and advisor on contract
related services focusing on critical clinical and healthcare
services, product acquisition and support services required by
project managers, program managers, upper management and
stakeholders on all aspects of procurement for a wide variety of
items to include specialized services.
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- Develops procedures, policies, and supporting artifacts to
ensure procurement activities are consistent with Federal
Acquisition Regulations, VA Acquisition Regulations and other
Federal procurement laws and regulations.
- Establishes, expedites, and reviews consolidation of, all
procurement packages, including unique, emergent, and complex
requirements, to meet timely and technical needs of assigned
- Develops sole source justifications in relation to cost,
limited availability or unusual nature, when the health care
resource need is either unique in the medical community, or is
subject to maximum utilization only through health care resources
contracting, and identifies other alternative sources that exist
within the local, regional or national geographical areas.
- Develops and implements processes and procedures as changes are
made to the VHA Procurement Manual.
- Develops and conducts presentations/recommendations to VA HCS
senior leadership as well as other internal and external
- Directs facility-wide procurements as assigned through the
facility Equipment Committee in support of the three to five year
strategic acquisition plan.
- Manages all tactical/operational responsibilities from procure
to pay pertaining to the designated contracts.
- Establishes and maintains controls to ensure that contracts are
executed in accordance with terms.
- Works independently with various personnel to resolve problems
occurring in the administration of the contract.
- Monitors quality assurance surveillance plans to ensure that
contracted services meet the expectations and needs of the
- Conducts discussion as necessary with contractors and assists
project managers with their discussion of contract issues.
- Monitors contract expenditures requiring funds control (e.g.
monitoring labor hour contracts to ensure funding levels are not
- Produces required documents for internal and or external audits
of contracts by the Joint Commission, financial consultants, OIG,
GAO, VISN, congressional inquiries, etc.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: 08:00 am to 4:30 pm
Telework: Not Available
Virtual: This is not a virtual position.
Position Description/PD#: Acquisition & Utilization
Specialist/PD99810S and PD99810S
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
1101 General Business And Industry
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
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to background/security investigation
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all
requirements by the closing date of this announcement,
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-11 position you must have served 52
weeks at the GS-09. 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. If the most recent SF-50 has an effective
date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you
possess one-year time-in-grade, as required by the announcement. In
this instance, you must provide an additional SF-50 that clearly
demonstrates one-year time-in-grade.
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)
You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as
- Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized
experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-09 in the
normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.
Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are
not limited to: applying Federal, departmental, and agency
contracting laws, regulations, principles, and procedures,
contracts and provisions, financing, and methods of contracting
applicable to the acquisition and management of services,
construction, supply, and miscellaneous contracts to help the
medical facility and its affiliates to develop, negotiate and
manage the different types of contract vehicles.
- Education: Applicants may substitute education for the required
experience. To qualify based on education for this grade level you
must have successfully completed a Ph.D or equivalent doctoral
degree or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate
education leading to such a degree in a field which demonstrates
the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the work
of the position. (Note: You must attach a copy of your
- Combination: Applicants may also combine education and
experience to qualify at this level. A combination of education and
experience may be used to qualify for this position as long as the
computed percentage of the requirements is at least 100%. To
compute the percentage of the requirements, divide your total
months of experience by 12. Then divide the total number of
completed graduate semester hours (or equivalent) beyond the second
year (total graduate semester hours minus 36) by 18. Add the two
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this
- Control of Funds
- Technical Competence
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: Work is primarily sedentary in nature.
Requires occasional travel to conduct inspections of contract
facilities or motor vehicles providing contracts for healthcare
resources to ensure joint commission and safety requirements are
met. Work is performed primarily in an office setting with adequate
lighting, heating, and ventilation.
For more information on these qualification standards, please
visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at
A transcript must be submitted with your application if you are
basing all or part of your qualifications on education.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
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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