Los Alamos National Laboratory Acquisition Operations Specialist 2 (Purchase Card Associate) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

The Purchase Card Program, Procurement Group and ASM Division are team environments that require excellent customer service skills, a high level of productivity, attention to detail, and accuracy from all employees. Successful performance of this position includes:

  • Providing in-depth customer service support through policy interpretation and procedural guidance, redirection and recommendations on the utilization of various alternate Procurement options when indicated, and counseling of cardholders through transaction/policy infractions and resulting remedial action

  • Independently conducting thorough monthly cardholder desktop audits and participating in quarterly program audits

  • Making decisions on issues such as allow-ability of cost where guidelines may be vague or presenting problems have unique or somewhat complex variables; making the initial determination to initiate sanction procedures when infractions have occurred; and participating in report generation, inquiry response, and/or data calls for internal and external stakeholders.

  • Conducting institutional training for cardholders and approving officials, and, within the scope of this position’s assigned authority, write, recommend and/or implement various operational policies and procedures, particularly those that assure adherence to organizational and institutional internal control and CQI/Process Improvement initiatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of Procurement principles and practices.

  • Demonstrated successful experience in policy interpretation, auditing of transactional or similar type of program, and high-level customer support.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  • Proven success in and ability to prioritize work assignments, meet established deadlines, and work with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated experience maintaining and utilizing a high degree of judgment and discretion.

  • Proven record of teamwork and consensus building.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of Laboratory or Federal procurement requirements and programs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Laboratory purchase card policies and procedures and experience/proficiency with the Laboratory’s Purchase Card System.

  • Working knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices.

Education:Bachelor’s degree in business administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Typically requires a minimum of 5 years of related experience or degree commensurate with required experience.

Notes to Applicants: Please provide a comprehensive cover letter that details how you meet the qualifications for this position.

Additional Details:

Clearance: Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements* for access to classified matter.

*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Regular position:Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants:Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

Equal Opportunity:Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work_

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Our employees are our greatest asset, which is why we provide a comprehensive benefits package that offers health coverage for you and your eligible family members today and retirement plans for a brighter tomorrow. A healthy workforce is paramount to a successful organization. We offer an incentivized wellness plan and preventive care to encourage and reward good basic health choices. Also, for your financial wellness, we provide a tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan, with a company match and service based contribution.

The Acquisition Services Management Division, which is a part of the Business Innovation Directorate, partners with employees, managers, and senior leaders to foster a work environment that attracts, retains, and motivates employee excellence in support of the LANL mission.

Maximum Salary: 105700

Minimum Salary: 66600

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-1683

Contact Name: Tedder, Billie Jo (BJ)

Organization Name: ASM-AO/ Acquisition Operations

Email: bjtedder@lanl.gov

Job Title: Acquisition Operations Specialist 2 (Purchase Card Associate)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69042