National Park Service Procurement Technician in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Philadelphia, PA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (4 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/24/2016 (2 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

One or more vacancies may be filled.

This position is located at the National Park Service, Northeast Region in Philadelphia, PA. The purpose of the Procurement Technician work is to initiate the procurement and/or financial assistance process by entering requisitions in the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) and subsequent entry of receiving reports.


Information on appointments and types of employment can be found at


The Procurement Technician (FBMS Requisitioner) performs a variety of support duties involving the use of different and unrelated procedures and methods. Serves as the primary requisitions point of contact for the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS) and Applications and Products (SAP) coordination among the program offices and the Major Acquisition Buying Office (MABO) for financial assistance. Works with customers to establish clear requirements in a proper format for entry into Applications and Products (SAP) as a purchase request (PR); works with program offices to assist with identification of specific requirements to articulate needs in such a manner that they can be acquired through financial assistance; works with budget/finance staff on identifying the appropriated account number, fund, object class, and related financial data. Determines when requirements submitted by program offices are complete for entry as purchase requests into Applications and Products (SAP) and inputs the information accordingly. Coordinates and tracks the purchase request approval process to ensure it flows through the system timely. Monitors the progress of financial assistance agreements, usually through reports and personal contacts; assists in resolving payment issues; runs and compiles data and reports on Applications and Products (SAP). Upon completion of the financial assistance, works with the program personnel and financial assistance personnel to assist in the close-out process. Provides administrative support to the MABO. Provides technical assistance to park employees in the use of the Financial and Business Management System (FBMS).

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel to meetings may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the person selected for the position is from outside the local commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Appointee may be subject to a one year probationary period

In order to qualify for a Procurement Technician, GS-1106-7 position, you must possess:


One year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-6 level in the Federal Service. Specialized experience is defined as experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs), competencies to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and includes: preparing, controlling, abstracting and reviewing moderate to complex procurement or grants/cooperative agreement documents and reports (i.e., requisitions, cooperative agreements, task agreements, close-out, and/or scopes of work); creating and maintaining procurement logs and files; preparing financial and accounting information used for closing out contracts; correcting financial assistance data in automated or manual records that enable others to base decisions on accurate information; assembling orders according to well-defined and precise program procedures and regulations; and/or using well-defined procedures to ensure the inclusion of necessary information used to assemble financial assistance documents such as requisitions; processing a wide variety of financial assistance transactions through use of a complex financial award system; and using conventional practices to resolve a variety of agreement and requisition transaction problems (e.g., insufficient information in the files, or the need to change processing procedures to more efficiently process transactions).

You will not receive any credit for experience that 1) does not note the month and year in which employment/volunteer work began and ended and 2) the exact number of hours worked/volunteered per week. Your description of experience, education and volunteer experience must be able to support any claim for qualifying for this position. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. We may not make any assumptions regarding your experience. If your resume does not support your questionnaire answers, we will not allow credit for your response. Please limit your resume to no more than 5 pages. To view a sample resume visit:


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, Ameri Corps) 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 qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Only experience obtained by Monday, October 24, 2016 of this announcement will be considered.

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. You check your status, please visit:

All Federal employees are required by Public Law 104-134 to have federal payments made by Direct Deposit.

Any other conditions of employment not listed in the key requirements section

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. An evaluation of your complete application will be made and you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.

For additional information regarding this announcement or how to apply, please contact the HR Office at number or email provided above. For specific questions pertaining to the position being advertised, please contact Keith Zotti at or 215-597-9153. Email is the preferred method of inquiry as it provides the fastest response time. When inquiring by email please include the job announcement number ( GETT-16-157DEU ) in the subject line.


The National Park Service offers a variety of benefits available to Federal service employees including annual leave, sick leave, health benefits, life insurance, and retirement plans. You can review our benefits at:

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP):For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see: To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

This announcement can be used to fill additional similar vacancies, if necessary.

Salary Range: $42,788.00 to $55,625.00 / Per Year

Series & Grade: GS-1106-07/07

Promotion Potential: 07

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 452932100

Job Announcement Number: GETT-16-157DEU