Vacancy Announcement: Procurement Agent

Vacancy Announcement

U.S. Mission                                Ulaanbaatar

Announcement Number:            UB-2021-21

Position Title:                              Procurement Agent

Opening Period:                          November 24, 2021 – December 8, 2021

Series/Grade:                              LE 0810/7

For More Info:                             Human Resources Office:

Mailing Address:

  • U.S. Embassy
    Human Resources Office
    .O. Box 20-341

Who May Apply:                          For USEFM – FP is 07.  Actual FP salary determined by Washington, D.C. All Interested Applicants / All Source

Security Clearance Required:   Local Security Certification

Duration Appointment:              Indefinite subject to successful completion of probationary period

Marketing Statement:                We encourage you to read and understand the Eight (8) Qualities of Overseas Employees before you apply.

Summary:                                   The U.S. Embassy in Mongolia is seeking eligible and qualified applicants for the position of Procurement Agent.

The work schedule for this position is:  Full Time work (number of hours per week – 40 hours)

Start date:  Candidate must be able to begin working within a reasonable period of time of receipt of agency authorization and/or clearances/certifications or their candidacy may end.

Supervisory Position:  No


Procures a wide variety of property and services for U.S. Embassy Ulaanbaatar in accordance with relevant statutory and regulatory guidance. Executes procurement actions utilizing a variety of procedures including but not limited to Purchase Orders, Impress Fund (Petty Cash), Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPA), and Purchase Card, MSR (materials stock request) and Acquisition Management (AQM) requisitions. Surveys markets in Mongolia and other countries to locate most competitive suppliers. Solicits bids, reviews bidding, advises the General Services Officer (GSO) in selection of vendor/supplier. Prepares all necessary procurement documentation, places orders and instructs vendors on method of delivery. Coordinates with Receiving and the Budget and Finance Office when required for purchase order close out.


Qualifications and Evaluations:

EDUCATION:  Completion of two years of College or University studies is required.



  • A minimum of 2 years of progressively responsible experience in contracting, procurement, or purchasing work is required.


  • Good working knowledge of administrative policies and procedures, and a working knowledge of sources (local and overseas) of supply for a wide range of commodities.


LANGUAGE:  Level 3 (good working knowledge) English and Mongolian are required.  (This will be tested.)


  • Impeccable ethical integrity. Extensive knowledge of local market practices, and the capability/reliability of local suppliers as well as local pricing customs and practices. Good working knowledge of mathematics. Strong communication and service-oriented interpersonal skills are required. Ability to work under pressure, set priorities, coordinate a variety of work assignments, and meet time-sensitive deadlines. Must be tactful and possess sound judgment and be able to identify and resolve problems with minimum supervision.

Qualifications:  All applicants under consideration will be required to pass medical and security certifications.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (EEO):  The U.S. Embassy 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.

Other information:

HIRING PREFERENCE SELECTION PROCESS:  Applicants in the following hiring preference categories are extended a hiring preference in the order listed below.  Therefore, it is essential that these applicants accurately describe their status on the application.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not eligible for a hiring preference.


(1)        Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) / U.S. citizen Eligible Family Member (USEFM) who is a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran*

(2)        AEFM / USEFM

(3)        Foreign Service on Leave Without Pay (LWOP) and Civil Service (CS) with reemployment rights**

* IMPORTANT:  Applicants who claim status as a preference-eligible U.S. Veteran must submit a copy of their most recent DD-214 (“Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty”), equivalent documentation, or certification.  A “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant.  The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service.  Acceptable documentation must be submitted in order for the preference to be given.

** This level of preference applies to all Foreign Service employees on LWOP and CS with re-employment rights back to their agency or bureau.

For more information (i.e., what is an EFM, USEFM, AEFM, MOH, etc.?) and for additional employment considerations, please visit the following link:

How to Apply:  All candidates must be able to obtain and hold a Local Security Certification clearance.  Applicants must submit a Universal Application for Employment (DS-174) which is available on Embassy Website.

To apply for this position, applicants should submit the documents listed below by mail.

Required Documents:  Please provide the required documentation listed below with your application:

  • DS-174
  • Residency and/or Work Permit
  • Copy of Degree Diploma with transcript
  • DD-214 – Member Copy 4, Letter from Veterans’ Affairs, or other supporting documentation (if applicable)
  • Letter(s) of recommendation

What to Expect Next:  Applicants who are invited to take a language or skills test, or who are selected for an interview will be contacted via phone.
The complete position description listing all of the duties, responsibilities, required qualifications, etc. may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources office.
Thank you for your application and your interest in working at the U.S. Embassy in Mongolia.