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PROCUREMENT CLERK
OCCUPATION CODE: 1106-01XX
JOB LEVEL: P7-06
BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD
Q1106

(1106-01XX) PROCUREMENT CLERK





DOCUMENT DATE:
September 8, 2009

FUNCTION:
Makes local cash purchases within delegated authority and requisitions items, parts, supplies, fuels, and lubricants for a post office, its stations and branches, or for a motor vehicle maintenance facility, through the area supply center, by purchase in the local market, or by purchase of common use items from General Services Administration.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

REQUIREMENTS:


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must have two years of general experience.

Note:
The required amount of experience will not in itself be acceptable as proof of qualification. The applicant's record of experience and training must show the ability to perform the duties of the position.

SUBSTITUTION OF EDUCATION OR TRAINING FOR EXPERIENCE:
1. Successful completion of a full 4-year high school course, which included credits in commercial or business subjects such as general business education, business arithmetic, and office practices may be substituted for one year of general experience. 2. Study completed in a business or secretarial school above high school level may be substituted on the basis of 36 weeks of study for one year of general experience. Credit will be allowed for full-time or part-time study at the rate of 20 class hours of instruction for one week of study in such subjects as business English, office machines, filing and indexing, office practices, business mathematics, accounting, or bookkeeping.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIREMENTS:
This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at least minimum competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying. 1. Knowledge of the regulations and procedures of the Procurement Clerk position. 2. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports. 3. Ability to understand and follow both written and oral instructions. 4. Ability to perform simple arithmetic computations and complete a variety of forms. 5. Ability to assign work, establish work schedules, and utilize personnel effectively. 6. Ability to instruct and train new employees. 7. Ability to work effectively with others. 8. Ability to analyze, explain and apply regulations, rulings, policies, and procedures pertinent to the work to be performed. 9. Ability to edit and review supply requests, and warehousing and/ore inventory control of procurement functions.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to key data on a computer terminal at a rate of 35 correct lines within five minutes. This must be demonstrated by successful completion of Postal Service Test 714 at the high standard.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position. Applicants must have vision of 20/40 (Snellen) in one eye and the ability to read without strain printed material the size of typewritten characters is required. Corrective tenses are permitted. Applicants will be required to hear the conversational voice. Hearing aids are permitted.

  Occ Code: 1106-01XX

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