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Acquisition and Utilization Specialist

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

Job Description:

The Central Texas Health Care System is recruiting for a highly qualified Acquisition & Utilization Specialist for our Supply Chain Management Service located in Temple, Texas. He/she will develop procedures, policies, and supporting artifacts to ensure procurement activities are consistent with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), VA Acquisitions Regulations (VAAR) and other federal procurement laws and regulations. [ "The Acquisition & Utilization Specialist serves as the Medical Center liaison and advisor on contract related services focusing on critical clinical and healthcare services, product acquisition and support services required by project managers, program managers, upper management and stakeholders on all aspects of procurement for a wide variety of items to include specialized services. Renders expert contract pre-award and post award expertise to all Administrative and Clinical Service lines within the VA Healthcare System (HCS) and supported catchment area. These duties include work associated with contract planning, implementation, oversight and close outs and may include Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) responsibilities. The Acquisition Program Specialist is a VA HCS subject matter expert in the acquisition process. Develops procedures, policies, and supporting artifacts to ensure procurement activities are consistent with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), VA Acquisitions Regulations (VAAR) and other federal procurement laws and regulations. Coordinates with Network Contracting Activity (NCA) and VA HCS leadership, clinical service customers, Contracting Officers Representatives (CORs), logistics staff, and other stakeholders to develop and execute acquisition strategies. Conducts analyses and recommends courses of actions to ensure that various clinical and administrative service requirements have addressed considerations such as construction, budgeting, supporting manpower and other factors. When established guidelines are unclear or conflicting, develops local policies, procedures, SOPs, and associated training materials ensuring they align with federal procurement laws and regulations. Provides training to the facility CORs on procurement policies and new processes procedures related to procurement within the Federal government. Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday - 7:00 am - 3:30 pm; holidays and on-call\nCompressed/Flexible: Available\nTelework: Available\nVirtual: This is not a virtual position.\nPosition Description/PD#: Acquisition and Utilization Specialist/PD08184A\nRelocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized\nFinancial Disclosure Report: Not required" ]

Keywords: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Temple , Acquisition and Utilization Specialist, Other , Temple, Texas

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