Contracting Specialist (MPA) - CSEA Awareness Campaign

Wallops Island, Virginia
Dec 02, 2022
Dec 10, 2022
Full Time

The primary purpose of this position is to provide technical and strategic contract advice and oversite in support of an upcoming DHS campaign to educate the public on the dangers of online child sexual exploitation and abuse. This position will report directly to the Campaign Administrative Officer and work closely with campaign leadership and contracting staff.

Assignment responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Support the development and launch of a national public awareness campaign by serving as the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) level III to provide programmatic and technical contracting expertise to the campaign team.
  • Plan and establish work schedules, deadlines, and performance standards for acceptable work products/deliverables for contract employees.
  • Evaluate price, terms, and conditions as well as preparation of price negotiation memorandums pursuant to limitations and scope of basic contracts or agreements.
  • Prepare contracting documents to justify contractual costs or negotiation decisions.
  • Assess contracts to negotiate delivery schedules, price adjustments, payment terms and other modifications to the original contract terms and conditions.
  • Represent the campaign on inter-agency working groups and at stakeholder engagements.
  • Support the review and clearance of campaign contract materials and communications to ensure consistency with related statutes, regulations, and policies.
  • Prepare comprehensive reviews, briefings, proposed legislation, talking points, policy studies, and special reports to lead and direct program reviews and campaign products as it relates to contract and procurement activities.


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:
  • Possess an active COR level III certification in accordance with the Federal Acquisition Institute Training Application System (FAITAS)
  • Working knowledge of contract administration principles, contractor onboarding/exiting practices, and contracting regulations.
  • Experience with direct contract management and oversight for all acquisition strategies, plans, procedures, and contracts from development through final closeout (e.g., solicitation documents and justifications, acquisition plans, source selection plans, final contract specifications, recommendations for pre-award and post-award reasons for decisions)
  • Possess the ability to establish, conduct, and monitor scheduled contract deliverables and audit services (if deemed necessary by the Contract Officer).
  • Experience with consultation services concerning financial principles, standards of conduct, progress reporting, and future acquisition planning.
  • Skilled in written and oral communication sufficient to prepare reports, to prepare and present findings and recommendations, and to develop policies and procedures.
  • Experience in knowledge management and organizational efficiency.
  • Skilled in organizing or facilitating partnerships with external stakeholders.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet competing deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate with senior leadership and represent DHS with external partners.
  • 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.