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Contracting Officer

Bethesda, Maryland
Closing date
Nov 25, 2023

Advise on matters pertaining to day-to-day operations and the full life-cycle of contracting from planning and execution to contract administration and support of core mission functions.

Lead the development and implementation of effective Intelligence Community (IC) contracting and procurement policies, procedures, and guidance that results in the flexible and responsive acquisition of capabilities, services, supplies, and research and development.

Lead, develop, and implement formal programs and activities to increase the effectiveness of the recruitment, retention and professional development of the contracting and procurement workforce across the IC.

Lead the identification and adoption of innovative, flexible acquisition policies, procedures and tools for the IC Procurement Enterprise; lead and conduct reviews of contracting and procurement functions and activities within IC agencies and advocate for the identification and implementation of improvements.

Lead and direct the identification of IC contracting and procurement best practices and communicate findings across the IC; ensure that IC contracting and procurement policies and practices complement existing federal and Department of Defense regulations.

Lead, initiate, cultivate, and maintain productive working relationships within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) and throughout the procurement offices of the IC Elements to ensure continuing dialogue and active insight into planned and ongoing procurement activities; represent ODNI at meetings, conferences, and other public forums regarding IC procurement and contracting issues or topics.

Lead and participate in outreach activities with industry and academia to develop information and programs that will improve the performance of IC procurement organizations.

Lead the preparation and coordination of the DNI's responses to Congressionally Directed Actions and actions from the Office of Management and Budget regarding major IC contracts and procurement efforts; as required, meet with members of Congress and their staffs to discuss, promote, and/or justify procurement programs, policies, and/or procedures.

Support the governance and stewardship of IC Services of Common Concern (IC SoCC) IAW applicable policies and procedures.

Oversee the identification, analysis, and participation in the development of acquisition strategies based on requirements (e.g., technical, management, cost, past performance) and establish initial contracting documentation (e.g., Acquisition Plan, source selection plan, Statement of Work) consistent with laws, regulations, policy, and other guidelines.


Conditions of Employment

Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees.


Mandatory Requirements:

Superior ability to prepare briefings to senior managers on procurement topics.

Superior ability to apply analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills to determine procurement strategies, evaluate contract performance, and improve the performance of the ODNI and the IC's contracting programs.

Expert knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and statutes, principles of contract law and contract formation, acquisition and funding strategies, appropriated funds procedures, appropriations law, government contract administration, Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) responsibilities, FAR, DFARS, market research, and source selection procedures.

Expert knowledge of all types of contracts including fixed price, firm fixed price, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity, cost reimbursement contracts, special purpose contracts, and others.

Decisive with less than complete information and no precedence, based on knowledge and experience in contracting.

Expert knowledge of the mission, charter, roles, and responsibilities of individual IC agencies as well as their unique contracting and procurement programs and practice.

Expert organizational and interpersonal skills including a superior ability to represent the ODNI and IC when meeting with commercial enterprises and other entities involved in providing services within the IC.

Superior facilitation and negotiation skills and the expert ability to prepare unbiased assessments and recommendations.

Superior oral and written communication skills, including an expert ability to lead, plan, and direct major procurement programs and the ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels and from different organization cultures.

Superior ability to lead the development of consensus recommendations and to solicit input from colleagues and peers; proven ability to remain open-minded and change opinions on the basis of new information and requirements.

Superior ability to set priorities, organize and utilize time and resources efficiently and effectively to achieve the desired results, consistent with the organization's goals and objectives.

A minimum of twelve years of progressively responsible experience as a recent (within last 5 years) government Contracting Officer within an element of the IC or the Executive Branch.

Superior ability to lead and achieve success in a variety of Contracting Officer assignments such as policy review and development, strategic planning, etc.

Certification as a DAWIA Level III or FAC-C Level III in Contracting or IC Agency equivalent.

Desired Requirements:

Certifications in other acquisition fields.


Bachelor's degree.

Additional information

Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C. area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

Salary Determination: A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary.

Other Information
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to otherwise qualified applicants with disabilities. IF YOU NEED A REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodation Office Representative by classified email at, by unclassified email at, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217 . Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY.

The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.

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