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Senior Contracting Officer

Chesapeake, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 8, 2023

This position is responsible for performing cradle-to-grave contracting functions (pre-award, source selection, post award, and contract close-out) in support of the Morale, Well-being, and Recreation (MWR) program and other non-appropriated fund instrumentalities (NAFIs) acquisitions. Applicant performs unlimited warrant authority for acquisitions of supplies, equipment, construction, and services supporting the MWR program requirements and obtaining necessary architectural and engineering (A&E) services, Project Validation Assessments (PVA's) and other related consultant services through orders placed against pre-existing contracts.


Conditions of Employment .


  • You must have a four (4) year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university. OR At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management from an accredited college or university. OR Exemption: You are exempt from the education requirements above if (A) you are a current civilian employee in DoD who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000; OR (B) you are a current military member who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS (or equivalent)-1102 on or before September 30, 2000.
  • Demonstrated expertise in general and/or construction contracting within appropriated fund (APF) and non-appropriated fund (NAF) procurement environments with requisite knowledge of applicable policies and practices.
  • Extensive experience in contract negotiations and rules and regulations governing APF/NAF acquisition, laws, regulations, and policies, including precedent setting legal decisions. These include the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and a wide variety of DHS, DOD and DON appropriated and non-appropriated laws and regulations.
  • Acquired analytical skills sufficient to evaluate, certify and audit contract proposals, awards and disbursements, acquisition reviews, inspections, and field assistance visits.
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills, enabling the crafting of contractually effective documents and agreements; ability to present sensitive recommendations to high authorities; and obtain concurrence with recommended approaches to managing issues. Ability to make effective presentations to both senior and subordinate staff levels and advise leadership on a variety of matter of highly technical or general acquisition nature.
  • Preferred (in addition to the minimum):
  • Preferred are those candidates who possess a bachelor's degree, NAF Contracting Certification, Certified Procurement Contracts Manager (CPCM), Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) II/III, or other applicable professional certification.
  • This position is covered under Federal Acquisition Institute (FAI) or Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) with Level III certification or able to obtain them within two years after hire.
  • Two-year cradle-to-grave construction contract experience.

  • Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    By choosing to work for the Coast Guard Community Services Command, you will enjoy one of the best benefit packages available anywhere:
    • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
    • Holiday Pay
    • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Flexible/Dependent Spending Account
    • Pension Plan
    • 401k Savings Plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term/Long Term Disability
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Paid Parental Leave
    *Benefit offerings are subject to applicable worker categories (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent), location, position, and length of time in service.

    • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
    • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378. Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status unless he is exempted by this statute.
    • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check.
    US Citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the US, must have lived in the US for three of the last five years, and meet residency requirements set forth below:
  • Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations).
  • Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or
  • Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.
  • Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Applicants must provide this information with their application for employment.

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