Purchasing Agent, FSN-6*, FP-8**
DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012
OPEN TO: All Interested Candidates
POSITION: Purchasing Agent, FSN-6*, FP-8**
OPENING DATE: Sunday, November 18, 2012
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2012
WORK HOURS: Full, 40 hours/ week
SALARY: *Ordinarily Resident (OR): OMR 8,402.000 p.a. (Starting salary including allowances)
**Not-Ordinarily Resident (NOR): USD 35,753 p.a. (Starting salary)
NOTE: ALL ORDINARILY RESIDENT APPLICANTS MUST HAVE THE REQUIRED WORK AND/OR RESIDENCY PERMITS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CONSIDERATION.
ONLY QUALIFIED APPLICANTS who have submitted the application form (DS-174) WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR AN INTERVIEW.
APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE CLOSING DATE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. ____________________________________________________________________
The U.S. Embassy in Muscat is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Purchasing Agent in the General Services Office in the Management Section.
BASIC FUNCTION OF POSITION:
The Purchasing Agent procures from the local market a variety of off-the-shelf commodities for the Embassy and other agencies. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, generating purchase orders, maintaining files on procurements, and updating reference materials on various sources of procurement both on and off shore.
NOTE: All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.
- Education: Must have two (2) years of college study in a management or finance-related field.
- Prior Work Experience: Mandatory three (3) years in a purchasing, finance, or acquisition-related field.
- Language Proficiency: Level III English (good working knowledge in speaking, reading, and writing) is mandatory.
- Knowledge: Comprehensive knowledge of local market conditions and vendor pricing for a large variety of products and services.
- Abilities and Skills: Local driver's license required. Good customer service and interpersonal skills required. Proficient in Microsoft Office applications. (Word and Excel are mandatory.)
When equally qualified, U.S. citizen Eligible Family Members (USEFMs), Members of Household (MOHs), and U.S. Veterans will be given preference. Therefore, it is essential that the candidate address the required qualifications above in the application.
ADDITIONAL SELECTION CRITERIA:
- Management will consider nepotism/conflict of interest, budget, and residency status in determining successful candidacy.
- Current employees serving a probationary period are not eligible to apply.
- Current Ordinarily Resident employees with an Overall Summary Rating of Needs Improvement or Unsatisfactory on their most recent Employee Performance Report are not eligible to apply.
- Currently employed U.S. Citizen EFMs who hold a Family Member Appointment (FMA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment.
- Currently employed NORs hired under a Personal Services Agreement (PSA) are ineligible to apply for advertised positions within the first 90 calendar days of their employment unless currently hired into a position with a When Actually Employed (WAE) work schedule.
Interested candidates for this position must submit the following for consideration:
- Universal Application for Employment as a Locally Employed Staff or Family Member (DS-174);
- For candidates who claim U.S. Veterans preference, a copy of their Form DD-214 with their application. For candidates who claim conditional U.S. Veterans preference, documentation confirming eligibility for a conditional preference in hiring.
- Any other documentation (e.g., essays, certificates, awards) that addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed above.
SUBMIT APPLICATION TO:
Embassy of the
Attention: Human Resources Officer
Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos, Muscat Sultanate of Oman
POINT OF CONTACT:
CLOSING DATE: Sunday, December 2, 2012
The U.S. Mission in Muscat provides equal opportunity and fair and equitable treatment in employment to all people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, marital status, or sexual orientation. The Department of State also strives to achieve equal employment opportunity in all personnel operations through continuing diversity enhancement programs.
The EEO complaint procedure is not available to individuals who believe they have been denied equal opportunity based upon marital status or political affiliation. Individuals with such complaints should avail themselves of the appropriate grievance procedures, remedies for prohibited personnel practices, and/or courts for relief.