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Procurement/Contracting Officer

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

Responsible for the overall procurement and contracting activities of the Commission, including the development of new contracting policies and procedures, acquisition requirements, and contracts administration. Serve as a technical advisor to the Director of Finance and Administration on procurement and contracting matters, including the application of Federal contracting standards, establishing new and improving current internal policies and procedures, and automating contracting information and accessibility. This position reports to the Division Director.

  • Adept knowledge of commonly used contracting methods and contract types related to pre-award, post-award, and/or price/cost analysis functions in accordance with Federal and Institute procurement/acquisitions regulations.
  • Demonstrated experience with knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and U.S. Government contracting and setting up new contracting policies and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulations and Federal Supply Schedule Contracts or the GSA Schedules Program.
  • Well-versed knowledge of governmental contracting principles.
  • Experience in use of contracting information systems and tools, including databases and spreadsheet applications (e.g., Momentum, QuickBase, Microsoft Excel).
  • Ability to interpret Federal contracting principles, practices, and standards to recommend alternatives and solutions.
  • Possess or can acquire contracting designations including, but not limited to, certified federal contracts manager (CFCM), Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM), Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)., Program and Project Managers (FAC-P/PM), and Contracting Officer's Representative (FAC-COR).
  • Knowledge of basic procurement/acquisitions procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to use judgment when selecting, interpreting, adapting, and applying guidelines and when developing recommendations for alternatives or solutions.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to liaison with internal departments, external partners, and vendors.
  • Effective at communicating with audiences in diverse situations; listening actively and asking questions to understand other perspectives or confirming understanding; awareness of and responsive to verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • Core competencies: accountability, adaptability, collaboration, communication, and critical analysis.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and bring an energetic and innovative approach to their work.


Conditions of Employment

  • Prior to hire, the selectee must successfully complete and maintain a background check/investigation.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Ability to travel (up to 10%) and must possess a valid driver's license.


  • A bachelor's degree and equivalent experience in a related field is required.
  • Four years of related contracting experience and/or contracting systems experience required.


Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

ARC is an equal employment opportunity employer and endeavors to make reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of qualified applicants with a disability unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of ARC's business. If an applicant believes he or she requires such assistance to complete the application or to participate in an interview, he or she should contact Human Resources. If an applicant has any questions or concerns, he or she should reach out to contact Lisa Pansegrouw, Director of HR at 202.884.7770 or at

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