Contract Officer Representative

Washington, D.C
Jun 26, 2022
Jul 04, 2022
Full Time

As part of the Business Operations team within the Office of the Chief Human Capital Officer (OCHCO), this position provides contract officer representative (COR) support, facilitates Inter-agency Agreements (IAAs), liaises with the Office of Procurement Operations (OPO) to formulate and manage OCHCO acquisitions. The following are key duties of the position:
  • Provide contracting technical guidance and assistance to all organizations within OCHCO
  • Serve as a contracting advisor to the Program Manager or the Program Executive Officer throughout the acquisition process
  • Coordinates with the OCHCO Budget team to ensure current funding and out year funding requirements are planned
  • Ensure for pre-award and post-award functions involving highly specialized procurements of significance and sensitivity
  • Collaborate with the OCHCO Budget and Acquisitions team to develop best practices and improve standard operating procedures


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a current permanent Federal employee
  • Must have supervisory approval to apply to the Joint Duty Assignment. DHS 250-2 Application Form under "required documents" section.
  • Must NOT have any pending/outstanding disciplinary actions
  • Must have achieved a minimum of "meet expectations/proficiency" on latest performance appraisal/evaluation
  • Must be currently at the grade level of the detail. *No Temporary Promotion Opportunity*
  • The program does not apply to members of the Military service or contractors.


Qualifications required:

At least three (3) years of relevant experience with a wide variety of contract types; preparing, managing solicitations and negotiating contracts.
  • Strong customer service skills and ability to collaborate and work with others.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and an ability to function and drive to clarity in an environment of flexibility, creativity and sometimes ambiguity.
  • Knowledge of PRISM contract writing system

  • Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
    It is your responsibility to ensure that you submit appropriate documentation prior to the closing date. Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant experience as it relates to this Joint Duty assignment opportunity announcement.

    Be clear and specific when describing your work history since human resources cannot make assumptions regarding your experience. Your application will be rated based on your resume.

    Please ensure EACH work history includes ALL of the following information:
  • Job Title (Include series and grade of Federal Job)
  • Duties (Be specific in describing your duties)
  • Name of Federal agency
  • Supervisor name, email, and phone number
  • Start and end dates including month and year (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)

  • Education

    EDUCATIONAL SUBSTITUTION: There is no educational substitution for this position.

    Additional information

    **DHS does not offer any additional benefits beyond that which the Federal employee is already receiving.

    If the position requires a security clearance, employees must have a SECRET or TOP SECRET clearance to placement AND must maintain that level of clearance while performing in the position.

    Selected applicants for a JDA are requested to fulfill the items below during the JDA:
  • Complete the DHS Training Course 15 days prior to the arrival to the JDA.
  • Complete the DHS Joint Duty Assignment Progress Plan to include:
    • Phase 1: Establish assignment objectives within the first 30 days of the JDA.
    • Phase 2: Complete a self-assessment of the duties performed at the mid-point of the JDA.
    • Phase 3: Complete a final review within the last 30 days of the JDA.
  • Complete 12 hours of professional development using Skillsoft courses, videos, and books in conjunction with the established assignment objectives for the JDA.
  • Attend each of the DHS Joint Duty Program Director's quarterly webinars (1 hour per quarter).