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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Supply Technician in Tucson, Arizona


The Supply Technician GS-6 position in the Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP) located at VA Station 762 Southwest CMOP in Tucson, Arizona. The incumbent provides property accountability related duties, receiving activities, and inventory management related duties.


Major Duties Include (but are not limited to): Performs property accountability duties or the more routine phases of property management including inventory of non-expendable property and reporting excess property; Assists with limited segments of management studies on property utilization, such as studies of special supply levels for equipment or excess property; Makes informal recommendations based on data developed; Uses knowledge to conduct extensive and exhaustive searches for required information; Performs reconstruction of records for complex supply transactions; Prepares item descriptions for new items entering supply channels or performs work involved in the publication of stock lists; Processes clearly defined requests for new items into the supply system when there are similar items already cataloged in the system; and Provides supply operations support for activities involving specialized or unique supplies, equipment, and parts such as special purpose laboratory or test equipment, prototypes of technical equipment, and parts. Promotion Potential: This GS-6 position is announced at the full performance level.

Work Schedule: M-F, 8 hour shift between 5AM-Midnight (1st and 2nd shift)

Telework: Not Available

Virtual: This is not a virtual position. This position is physically located onsite.

Position Description/PD#: Supply Technician/PD040120

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized

Financial Disclosure Report: Not required


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/18/2020. Time-In-Grade Requirement (GS-6): 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-6 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-5 level. 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 VA employees applying for reinstatement with CTAP eligibility. You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below. Specialized Experience (GS-6): 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 includes (but are not limited to): 1) Processes supply transactions such as receipt, shipment, and/or adjustment documents

2) Processes supply transactions for urgent, critical shortage items, or special handling items when established procedures are not always applicable

3) Performs inventory management related duties including elements of item management, material coordination, and inventory control

4) Maintains inventory for critical or shortage items requiring special handling, such as production, maintenance, or other special operations

5) Provides supply operations support for activities involving equipment requiring unusual degrees of protection in shipment and storage You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:

Acquisition StrategyFinancial ManagementManages ResourcesProduction and Processing 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 some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching; or similar activities. This level of physical demands occurs, for example, when employees are regularly assigned to activities such as tracing misplaced items or conducting physical inventories in warehouses, depots, and other storage areas, or when they are regularly involved in stocking and retrieving items from shelves and cabinets. For more information on these qualification standards, please visit the United States Office of Personnel Management's website at


There is no educational substitution at this grade level.

Additional Information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified for this vacancy. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the required competencies of the job. Information about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. For more information on the 'Who may apply' eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.