Veteran Health Administration Supply Technician in Dallas, Texas

Announcement Number: AH-16-LTB-1798239-BU

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Position Info: Full Time

Location(s): Dallas, TX

Open Period: 2016-09-12 to 2016-09-30

OverviewWho May Apply

Open to all Status Eligibles

Appointment Duration


Job Status

Full Time

Agency Marketing Statement

Job Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1798239

The initial area of consideration will be current, permanent employees of VANTHCS


VA North Texas Health Care System is the second busiest VA system in the nation and we are growing! Comprised of the Dallas VA Medical Center, Sam Rayburn Memorial Veterans Center in Bonham, Fort Worth Outpatient Clinic and Tyler VA Primary Care Clinic, VANTHCS is an integrated health care system with approximately 4,600 employees and over 1,600 volunteers and clinical trainees. VANTHCS also coordinates a Community Based Outpatient Clinic program throughout its 40-county primary service area to improve access to care for veterans throughout 38 North Texas and 2 in southern Oklahoma. Through these four distinctive facilities and relationships with other agencies, VANTHCS provides a continuum of health care services to a veteran population of approximately 110,000.

Housed on an 84-acre campus, Dallas VA Medical Center is the corporate headquarters for VANTHCS and serves as the tertiary referral center. Through its partnership with The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern), it also has emerged as a major teaching and medical research center. Primary care and multi-specialty outpatient clinics are also provided, making VANTHCS the 2nd largest health care system based on number of patients seen.

VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

Key Requirements

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.

  • You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation.

  • Time In Grade Requirement must be met

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

DutiesMajor Duties

Incumbent serves as a Supply Technician for the Logistics Service. The incumbent will provide inventory management services and support as it is related to the control and distribution of expendable medical supplies, medical equipment and disposable medical/surgical instrumentation to assigned clinical and patient care areas of the medical center and outlying clinics. Other duties will consist of:

  • Provides inventory management services and support as it is related to the control and distribution of expendable medical supplies, medical equipment and disposable medical/surgical instrumentation to assigned clinical and patient care areas of the medical center and outlying clinics.

  • Ensures that all medical equipment is properly cleaned and / or decontaminated after each use and performs inspection of equipment to ensure it is functional and safe for use before issuing to medical staff.

  • Reviews distribution methods and solves problems to afford equitable distribution of supplies within available storage space and available resources

  • Assures that an appropriate par level of stock is maintained for customer use focusing on efficiency of delivery, cost control, and ease of visually locating and retrieving the items needed

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Supply Technician/549-7838-A (Dallas)

Qualifications And EvaluationQualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: GS-06: To qualify for this position you must have at least one (1) full year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-05 grade level in the Federal Service. Experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of Supply Technician and that is typically in or related to the work of a Supply Technician. Examples of Specialized Experience are maintaining, issuing, and inspecting medical prior to use. Utilizing the automated equipment tracking program to receive and fill requests for medical equipment.

There is no educational substitution for the GS-06 level.

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.


Education is not applicable at GS-6 Level.

PLEASE NOTE: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S. Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities, schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal employment. You can verify your education here: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The majority of the work requires extensive physical exertion such as bending, stooping, walking, pushing carts and standing for long periods of time. The incumbent may be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds. Heavier items are handled with assistance from others or by using material handling equipment. The noise and distractions associated with an open work environment make it difficult to concentrate and to complete a task without interruption.

Time-in-grade: 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.



You will be rated on the following competencies based on your application for this position.

  1. Ability to enforce standardization and other sound inventory management concepts without negatively impacting program operations.

  2. Knowledge of the realistic cost of the various items used in the areas to take necessary precautions with costly material and equipment.

  3. Knowledge in prioritizing work, how to recognize, define, and analyze problems and then collect applicable data and make recommendations for a solutions.

  4. Knowledge of medical and surgical terminology, therapeutic procedures and of human anatomy and physiology to understand material equipment and to explain the availability of resources to medical personnel.

If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.

Your résumé and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration.

How To Apply InformationHow To Apply

All applicants are encouraged to apply online.

To apply for this position, you must complete the:View Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on:Friday, September 30, 2016 to receive consideration.

  1. To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.

NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account,, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

Required Documents

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) and/or documentation related to your active duty service which shows dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), or dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veterans Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. For more information, please review the information for disabled Veterans in the applicationchecklistor visit

Faxing Applications or Supporting Documents: You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application. If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents to your online application, follow the directions located at the following site: Fax Options. The Vacancy ID of the job opportunity announcement is:1798239.

NOTE: If you applied online and your application is complete, do not fax the paper application (1203-FX) as this will overwrite your prior online responses and may result in you being found ineligible.

What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may check the status of your application at any time by logging into your USAJOBS account and clicking on “Application Status.” For a more detailed update of your status, click on “more information.” Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

Benefits And Other InformationBenefits

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides is an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 90 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information on about CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website

Other Information

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.