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Inventory Management Specialist (Non-Expendable)

Company: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Aurora
Posted on: June 5, 2021

Job Description:

This position serves as an Inventory Manager in the Commodity Management Division of the Logistics Service in a Veteran Affairs Health Care System (VA HCS) and supported catchment area, with responsibility for the inventory management of all non-expendable supplies and durable medical equipment (DME) in the assigned area(s). [ "Duties include but are not limited to the following: Conducts short, mid and long-term advanced planning for new and replacement NX assets, utilizing enterprise-wide computerized planning tools. Analyzes data to include projected lifecycle, down time, repair rates, lost workload, cost, depreciation, trade-in value and other factors which impact procurement decisions. Advanced planning requires significant interaction and coordination with service lines, biomedical engineering, and other stakeholders to balance competing priorities including clinical requirements, technological enhancements, and budget constraints. Computes requirements for equipment inventory items. Utilizes a range of well-established and commonly applied inventory principles, standard and non-standard methodologies, and concepts to determine need to intervene in the supply system in response to fluctuations in rates of usage, cost, availability for established suppliers, alternative sources of supply and other similar conditions. Participates in VISN and facility strategic planning to support major and minor construction projects, activation of new facilities, and reuse of existing space involving multi-million dollar projects. Develops and supports the creation of acquisition strategies and standardization initiatives to acquire and purchase high-tech, high-cost medical devices, surgical equipment devices and major classes of materials, displaying familiarity with contracting laws and regulations with industry practices. Supports customers and acquisition personnel in developing requirements, utilizing mandatory sources and standardization of sources. Exercises Ordering Officer Authority in determining best value and contract sourcing. Conducts data/information analysis for acquisition planning associated with materials and/or capital equipment. Assists customers in the creation of Performance Work Statements for equipment procurement. Researches alternative sources for equipment procurement. Independently determines the best purchasing and payment method to utilize; i.e. purchase card order, contract document, etc. Decisions regarding procurement methods are made in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the VA Acquisition Regulations (VAAR) for competition and formal advertisement. Analyzes and advises the customer on equipment purchase recommendations utilizing the \"best value\" approach, which may include criteria such as special features of the supply or service that are required in effective program performance that is not provided by a comparable supply or service; tradein considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; maintenance availability; past performance; and environmental and energy efficiency considerations. Conducts market research on product pricing and performance. Identifies equipment items that offer the greatest potential for standardization. Reviews and reports back to Fiscal on listings of delinquent payments and receipts of equipment purchase orders. Corresponds with procurement officials, vendors, project engineers and other stakeholders to resolve issues, such as inspections, installation, training and deployment of equipment. Coordinates final disposition of NX assets, including the reutilization program; organizes requirements of hazardous materials disposal, IT sanitization control; and appropriate shipment and transfer method. Implements Federal and Agency programs to promote maximum utilization of excess generated within the VA and to enable the economical acquisition of other Federal Agencies' excess property. Disposes of surplus or excess property in accordance with specific agency directives and procedures. Acts as the Custodial Official for VA during the sale process and until property is removed from the assigned area. Supports other elements of the organization and performs other duties as assigned. Other Duties as Assigned Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 am to 3:30 pm (May include weekends and holidays)\nTelework: Not available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Inventory Management Specialist (Non-Expendable)/PD00069A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Aurora , Inventory Management Specialist (Non-Expendable), Other , Aurora, Colorado

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