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USAC Procurement Associate in Washington DC, United States

We are currently seeking a dynamic and collaborative professional to serve as a Procurement Associate within our Procurement Team. Reporting to the Supervisor of Procurement you will be:

  • responsible for purchasing equipment, supplies, and basic services from vendors.

This is an outstanding career opportunity for an individual interested in a genuine professional challenge in support of a public-spirited mission.

Working in a creative and fast-paced environment, the Procurement Associate will support internal customers by, writing requirements statements and evaluating vendor quotations and proposals to determine the best supplier for each project.

  • Follow established procurement policies, programs, and procedures that enhance operational efficiencies

and promote cost effectiveness including standardization where possible.

  • Assure and maintain a smooth procurement process from initial request to invoice payment.

Facilitate small sized purchases.

  • Participate in negotiations conducted with vendors to develop the contract price and terms for small sized

purchases.

  • Utilize the corporate credit card program.

  • Collaboratewith others to implement process improvements.

  • Participate in implementation of strategic initiatives.

  • Function as the business interface with USAC’s internal customers.

Participate in the preparation of request for quotes for potential and existing suppliers, as applicable.

  • Other duties, as assigned.

About You

The successful candidate will excel at operating in a diverse and fluid environment, and will be crucial for the success of the Procurement Division.

  • You have a High School to Bachelor Degree with no preferred certification.

  • You have Zero (0) to Two (2) years of directly related experience.

  • You are detail oriented and organized.

  • You are able to handle confidential data.

  • You have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.

  • You are able to multi-task and prioritize work to meet deadlines.

  • You have excellent analytical and proven problem solving skills.

  • You are proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

  • You are able to work well individually and in teams to share information, support colleagues and encourage

participation.

Through its administration of the $10 billion Universal Service Fund (USF) programs on behalf of the FCC, USAC works to promote the availability of quality services at just, reasonable and affordable rates and to increase access to advanced telecommunications services throughout the nation. Specifically, the USF programs provide funding for the expansion of telecommunications and broadband access to rural communities and health care facilities, schools and libraries across the country, and low income households. Through program administration, auditing, and outreach, USAC works with contributors, service providers, and program beneficiaries to achieve the program goals articulated by the FCC for each of these programs.

The FCC has reformed the USF to support further investment in and access to evolving broadband infrastructure, making the programs a primary vehicle to support this critical national priority. USAC, as the administrator of the USF, plays a critical role in supporting the ambitious vision to ensure that all citizens in the United States have access to high-speed broadband. The organization has approximately 500 employees with an operating budget of more than $200 million. USAC works in close partnership with the FCC and other federal and state partners to support the achievement of the USF program goals.

USAC administers the USF programs—High Cost, Lifeline, Rural Health Care, and Schools and Libraries. USAC strives to provide efficient, responsible stewardship of the programs, a key national asset in making important telecommunications and Internet services available to consumers, health care providers, schools, and libraries throughout the United States. The program divisions are supported by additional USAC personnel in Finance, General Counsel, Information Systems, Internal Audit, the Enterprise Program Management Office and Human Resources. Consistent with FCC rules, USAC does not make policy for or interpret unclear provisions of statutes or the FCC’s rules.

Universal service is paid for by contributions from telecommunications carriers, including wireline and wireless companies, and interconnected Voice over Internet Protocol providers, including cable companies that provide voice service, based on an assessment of their interstate and international end- user revenues. These contributions are most typically passed through to consumers through a universal service fee line item on their telephone bills.

Additional information on USF programs can be found at: http://www.usac.org/about/about/who-we- are/default.aspx

USAC offers a comprehensive benefits package, ongoing professional development opportunities, including vacation and sick leave.

USAC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Only principals will be accepted. No agencies please.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume, click the “Apply For This Job Online” button.

USAC employees are passionate about our mission. Our work contributes to the success of all Americans. We’ve worked together to build a culture that is collaborative, ambitious, outcome-oriented, and feedback-focused.

ID: 2020-2518

Level: Junior Professional

External Company Name: Universal Service Administrative Company

Street: 700 12th St. NW

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