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Jerri Smith

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4017

 

Telephone: 301-497-5655

Fax: 301-497-5576

Email: Jerri_Smith@USGS.Gov 

Purchasing Agent & Credit Card Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities: 
Implements policies and procedures for procurement activities to facilitate the work at Patuxent Wildlife Research Center (PWRC) and its field stations and provides procurement support for the Analytical Control, located at PWRC.  Purchase supplies, equipment, professional services, construction, construction, computer equipment, serial subscriptions and associated services, employee training services, and maintenance services using simplified Acquisition method through open market method.  Establishes Blanket Purchase Agreements with vendors.  Prepares instructions for Center and Field Staff explaining the desired format for acquisition request, including necessary specifications, justifications, and approvals.  Reviews requisition descriptions, i.e., statements of work and specifications, to suggest improvements, as appropriate, and make recommendations regarding prospective sources; ensuring that appropriate justifications and clearances have been obtained in order to proceed with acquisitions.  Serves as Credit card coordinator for PWRC and  its field stations.

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