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Purchasing Agent Lrt

Company name
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation

$37,584.00 to $54,295.00

Boulder City, NV

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$37,584 to $54,295 per year

Pay scale & grade

GS 06 - 07

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Appointment type



2 vacancies in the following location:

Boulder City, NV

2 vacancies

Relocation expenses reimbursed


This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)



Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses


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Further information on eligibility identified under Who May Apply:

Former Federal employees:


VEOA/30% Disabled Veterans:

Persons with disabilities (Schedule A):

Military spouses under executive order 13473:

Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Purchasing Agent. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Office of the Regional Director, Acquisition and Assistance Management Office, Boulder City, NV.

Boulder City is a short drive from the Las Vegas Metropolitan area. For living conditions visit:

Boulder City, NV:

Henderson, NV:

Las Vegas, NV:

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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Serves as a Purchasing Agent responsible for a wide variety of complex materials, supplies, services, construction and equipment using SAP.

Analyzes information for pre-solicitation packages and, through independent research, uses specialized technical knowledge to validate the accuracy, completeness, and reasonableness of pre­solicitation packages.

Prepares and posts solicitations, compiling applicable clauses and ensuring accuracy.

Conducts contract administration to ensure proper fulfillment of the obligation and has extensive oversight of contract performance through frequent contact with Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) and contractor.

Performs Contract Close Out activities such as reviewing completed official contract file to ensure that all contractual actions are satisfied, no litigation actions are pending, and the contract is completed in every aspect.

Analyzes administrative requirements and identifies and executes modifications as necessary.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel 1-2 days per month may be required for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current Federal Employees serving under a career or career conditional appointment in the competitive service; and those eligible under the following: former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP Applicants; Veteran's Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA); Persons with disabilities (Schedule A), 30% Disabled Veterans and military spouses under executive order 13473.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job family (Series)

1105 Purchasing



Conditions of Employment

U.S. Citizenship or National.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation

You must apply online to be considered for this position.

Position requires filing a financial disclosure report.

Resumes must include dates of employment, specifically year, months & hours

You must meet all qualification requirements, including time-in-grade restrictions and any selective factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Time-In-Grade: Current career or career-conditional employees of the Federal government, or former career or career-conditional employees, who have a break in service of less than one year, are required to meet the time-in-grade restriction of one year of Federal experience at the next lower grade, with few exceptions as outlined in 5 CFR 300.603(b).

Time in Grade must be met before an application is reviewed for qualifications. There is no education substitution for Time in Grade requirements.


GS-06: In order to qualify for the GS-06 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 grade level in Federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-06: Defined as experience processing purchase requests utilizing automated software.

GS-07: In order to qualify for the GS-07 grade level, your resume must reflect one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-06 grade level in Federal service.

Specialized Experience for GS-07: Defined as experience procuring a variety of supplies on the open market and reviewing and processing purchase requests utilizing automated software.

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.


Additional information

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit:

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period unless you have previously completed one.

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit

Financial Disclosure: If selected for this position, you will be required to file a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report, OGE-450, within 30 days of entrance on duty and annually thereafter.

Optional Form 306 (OF-306):Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Background Investigation/Security Clearance: If selected, you will be subject to a background investigation as a condition of placement/retention in this position. A background investigation will be required for all new hires AND current employees who are not currently covered by a satisfactorily adjudicated Federal background investigationcommensurate with the sensitivity designation of this position.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. Full time telework is not available for this position.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes, supporting documents and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)” through your resume and responses to the online questions.

KSA# 1. Knowledge of solicitation and purchasing methods to make competitive or sole source small purchases.

KSA# 2. Knowledge of post award procedures to discuss equitable price adjustments for modifications to a purchase order, determine whether to recommend termination of an accepted purchase order for convenience, or perform similar actions.

KSA# 3. Skill in analyzing descriptions that have unique aspects and many critical characteristics to identify problem areas in specifications or work statements, determine if quotations are responsive, or decide if substitutions are acceptable or should be referred to other personnel for further review.

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training, you will be rated ineligible.

You must be clear when describing your experience, we may not make assumptions in determining qualifications. If your resume does not clearly reflect all of the above experience, your application will be marked as ineligible.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Not Applicable

Required Documents

Required Documents

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of employment; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Resume: For qualifications determinations, your resume MUST contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment identified in months and years. If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position. The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:

SF 50, Notification of Personnel Action: If you are applying as a career or career-conditional status federal employee as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your most recent, non-award SF-50 (Notification of Personnel Action), which documents your federal career or career-conditional status in the competitive service. The Human Resources Specialist needs this document to verify that you are eligible to be considered, and failure to submit this form will result in your application being marked as incomplete.

If you are applying as a reinstatement eligible as outlined in the “Who May Apply” section of this announcement, you are REQUIRED to submit a copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, documenting permanent competitive civil service status (block 24) Tenure coded 1 or 2 and (block 34) Position Occupied coded 1.

If applicable, please also submit an SF-50 supporting the highest grade level held on a permanent basis in the competitive service.

CTAP/ICTAP: Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF 50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements and score at least (90) on the assessment questionnaire as established.

VEOA: Applicants must submit a copy of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 Copy).

People with Disabilities (Schedule A): Applicants must submit Proof of Disability: This proof may be in the form of documentation obtained from licensed medical professionals, state or private vocational rehabilitation specialists, or any Government agency that issues or provides disability benefits. Your medical documentation should distinguish between disabilities that are temporary, or transient, versus disabilities, which are chronic, permanent, on-going, or unresolved with no end in sight.

30% or More Disabled Veterans: Applicants must submit 1) a copy of the DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, (Member 4 Copy); 2) Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference; and 3) Documentation of Service-Connected Disability, dated 1991 or later from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces.

Military Spouses: If you are applying under this non-competitive hiring authority, you must provide documentation to verify your marital status (i.e., marriage certificate or other legal documentation verifying marriage). In addition, if you are applying: 1) Based on Active Duty Spouse Permanent Change of Station (PCS), you must submit a copy of the military orders reflecting you as the spouse; 2) Based on 100% Disability, you must submit a copy of your spouse's DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy) and Documentation of Service-Connected Disability from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces; 3) Based on Service Member’s Death, you must submit documentation to show your spouse was released or discharged from active duty due to his or her death while on active duty; documentation verifying the member of the armed forces was killed while serving on active duty; and a statement certifying that you are the un-remarried widow or widower of the service member.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

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. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.



A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications (resume, supporting documents, and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on this page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure their application package is received. Applicants may call the HR Representative listed or check their application status at under my applications. A complete application package will reflect application received. If your status reflects a different status, please resubmit your application or contact the HR Representative listed on the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date of the announcement.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision to grant reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Agency contact information

Lisa Tate-Jones








P.O. Box 61470

Boulder City, Nevada

United States

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Next steps

After application packages have been received, resumes, and transcript(s), if applicable, will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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