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Procurement Specialist

Idaho National Laboratory

Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 2 - 5 years
Date Posted: November 21, 2022
Reference Code: 18735
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Material Acquisition group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Procurement Specialist.
Our team works an on-site 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off!
Responsibilities Include:
The Procurement Specialist has the authority to contribute the company up to a delegated authority by providing acquisition support for the issuance of purchase orders and subcontracts of growing complexity generally valued at More complex transactions are accomplished with oversight from more senior staff or Procurement Management.
Primary position roles are as follows:
  • Procure mostly commercial goods and materials of simple to moderate complexity
  • Function as a single point of contact for assigned commodities and become a SME for those commodities
  • Initiate and coordinate simple fixed-price service acquisitions
  • Evaluate suppliers on the basis of price, quality and delivery
  • Establish strategic partnerships between customers and suppliers
  • Manage the entire procurement cycle ("cradle to grave") as follows:
  • Coordinate the identification, specification and sourcing of materials
  • Determine the most appropriate contracting instrument
  • Review requisition information including specifications
  • Solicit vendors and negotiate fair and reasonable prices, delivery and other terms with suppliers
  • Resolve receiving and accounting discrepancies (open order tracking) including expediting suppliers
  • Resolve discrepant order processing (snag list)
  • Close and archive procurements as required
The Procurements Specialist shall:
  • Know, understand and follow INL policies and procedures applicable to the procurement process
  • Maintain detailed documentation to justify decisions, conclusions, findings or recommendations
  • Provide mentorship and direction to customers and suppliers regarding development of requisition documentation and other procurement-related issues
  • Manage multiple tasks and projects
  • Provide feedback, support and solutions to Procurement Management
  • Participate in pre-procurement planning with programs to help develop requisition documentation and assist Requestors as needed


Minimum Requirements:
  • PR0100: Bachelor's degree
  • PR0200: Bachelor's degree plus at least 2 years of business-related experience preferred
Preferred Requirements:
  • Degree in business related field preferred
Job Information
  • Level 1: Salary Grade 160 ($48,192 - $77,100)
  • Level 2: Salary Grade 170 ($54,192 - $86,760)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills.
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
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INL Mission
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information
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INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation
We have an extremely competitive salary structure and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.