Procurement Technician

Bethesda, Maryland
Jun 17, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Procurement Technician to independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Office of Research Services.  This is a full-time, on-site opportunity in Bethesda, MD.  

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Prepare and track requests and justifications for the purchase of materials, supplies and office equipment; follow up on purchase and procurement requests; review receiving documentation and reconcile all receiving problems; maintain records and spreadsheets of all requests.
  • Process supply orders via the POTS system with government approval; coordinate with vendors to ensure proper delivery of items.
  • Process NED actions for new employees and contractors assigned to DATS.
  • Process and track purchasing of office supplies online.
  • Schedule and maintain tracking system for all activities, including documentation; create database when necessary.
  • Prepare purchase requests for a variety of equipment, supplies, and services; prepare supporting documentation.
  • Maintain all purchase order files, both current and closed.
  • Organize and maintain purchase order files.
  • Review purchase requests submitted by end users, ensuring accuracy in completion of order requests in NIH ordering system (i.e., POTS).
  • Ensure that all files are complete and in order and final payment has been made before closing out.
  • Research, distribute and file packing slips of orders that have been placed by purchasing agents as they come in.
  • Follow up on purchase and procurement requests; review receiving documentation and reconcile all receiving problems.
  • Prepare receiving documentation upon receipt of supplies, equipment, or services and promptly forward to administrative staff to insure prompt payment to vendors.
  • Ensure the resolution of unpaid invoices by researching missing and incomplete orders.
  • Enter all data into reporting systems in accordance with regulations.
  • Enter data into spreadsheets for purchasing files, utilizing Microsoft Excel.
  • Distribute invoices, input data into Invoice Log.
  • Track the status of reports and deliverables; prepare status reports.
  • Prepare paid and unpaid invoice reports.
  • Follow-up to assure receiving is entered timely and invoices are paid promptly.
  • Troubleshoot invoice problems; correspond with OFM for resolution of issues.
  • Contact vendors to clarify various questions on invoices, ACH information, and discrepancies in shipments and receiving documents.
  • Work with purchasing agents with the reconciliation cycle of their purchase cards.
  • Assist Purchasing Agents with preparation of statement of work, justifications, and post solicitations on FedBizOps.
  • Work with staff on creating, reviewing, formatting, editing, tracking, and maintaining associated files related to purchases (i.e., acquisition packages, contract files, etc.).
  • Work with staff on the preparation and verification of purchase orders.
  • Perform quality assurance on data related to procurements.
  • Make recommendations for improving record keeping, data tracking and data utilization.
  • Maintain and organize signature file and route documents to appropriate staff member; distribute updated information to staff.
  • Work with staff to prepare and process travel orders; make reservations; maintain copies of all travel orders, authorizations, leave forms and vouchers in established office file.
  • Maintain logs of vehicle use and service and management of key administered.
  • Provide support for timekeeping duties; update and maintain timekeeping records for audits.
  • Perform a variety of typing tasks, including letters, memoranda, reports, agendas, schedules.
  • Coordinate the procurement and administration of maintenance and support contracts.
  • Provide property accountability, including preparing and processing of property documents covering the acquisition, transfer, clearance, and loan of property; decal all accountable property; conduct property inventories; update and maintain property lists.
  • Monitor operation of office equipment, maintenance and repairs as needed.
  • Coordinate meeting logistics, including room and audiovisual reservations; communicate with meeting attendees to solicit agenda items; prepare background materials and folders; review folders/notes for required follow-up.
  • Maintain documentation of staff training.
  • Receive, review and process correspondence and internal documents received from NIH electronic correspondence system.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and Administration or an Associate’s degree
  • Certified NIH POTS Procurement System User
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
  • Supply and equipment requisitions/acquisitions
  • Tracking and reconciliation
  • Invoice management
  • MS Office
  • NIH Property Management System
  • Digital Purchase Order System
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