The temporary assignment is located in the Office of the Chief Medical Officer (OCMO), Office of Operations Support (OS), within the United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The primary purpose of the temporary assignment is to serve as an OCMO Contracting Officer's Representative having Level II or Level III (COR II/COR III) certification and Tier 4 Background Investigation, and Secret clearance to support the Chief Medical Officer (CMO). This assignment is to provide contract and procurement assistance to effectively acquire and oversee the performance deliveries of OCMO systems, services, equipment, and supplies supporting CBP operational units on a range of medical services contracts, to include technical contract administration, performance monitoring, inspection, and improvements.
Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
RequirementsConditions of Employment
- Define and coordinate requirements to administer procurements and contract activities to support identified gaps and operational needs.
- Evaluate contractor performance within the technical provisions of the contract, order, or agreement in accordance with the terms, conditions, and specifications.
- Review and analyze contractor deliverables, services, and management reports to verify services deliveries to contracted commitments and for prompt payment, to include use of structured quality surveillance practices and methods to effectively monitor the completeness and timeliness of goods and services supporting CBP operations.
- Identify gaps, risks, and deficiencies to administer and coordinate on proper actions and continuous improvements in reporting and resolutions to the contracting officer.
- Submit complete and timely contractor past performance evaluations within the government-wide Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System.
QualificationsQualifications required: Advanced knowledge of Federal acquisition regulations, policies, and procedures including types of contracting authority, contract types, and the essential elements of a contract to administer a range of unique and complex contract requirements. Proficient knowledge and skills in applying procurement and acquisition strategies to advance contracting principles and innovative practice techniques for effective quality assurance, surveillance, and performance monitoring. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with progressive proficiencies in communicating and interacting across teams and program personnel to maintain efficient and effective flow of contract information, services, and problem resolution to meet mission and operational objectives. Knowledge and skills with DHS/CBP systems to achieve OCMO operational objectives and program goals to assist CBP in achieving mission milestones and mitigating contract risks affecting agency priorities. Knowledge and skills to communicate and identify deficiencies and resolve problems to sustain effective and efficient administration of contracts for compliance and performance. Knowledge of standard contract data and management practices to monitor project progress, identify and address potential issues, keep stakeholders informed, and manage resources to accomplish the goals of the project. Ability to interpret terms and conditions of the contract to manage project information for invoicing, financial monitoring, and records management; administer controls on government furnished equipment, systems, property, and information; and assist with contract closeouts. Holds a minimum of an active FAC-COR Level II and in progress towards a FAC-COR Level III or having a FAC-COR III certification. Occasional travel may be required. CBP employees are required to utilize their CBP issued laptops and cell phone (if necessary) for the duration of the assignment. Non-CBP employees should coordinate with their Local Property Officer to ensure the availability of laptop/phone, if selected. Non-CBP employees must ensure they hold a Tier 4 Background Investigation (BI); interested participants should reach out to their agency's local Security Officer, prior to applying, to ensure they hold a Tier 4 BI. Please read the following important information to ensure we have everything we need to consider your application:
- 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.
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) EducationEDUCATIONAL 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.