Contracting Officer (S18)

Arlington, Virginia
Apr 25, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Full Time
Contracting Officer (S18) - (MWAA-17-11914) Job Requisition ID: MWAA-17-11914 Job Title: Contracting Officer (S18) Job Type: F/T Permanent Location: Crystal City, VA Post Date: 08/02/2017 Job Description:


The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority

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Position Title

Contracting Officer (S18)

Announcement No.


Salary Range

S18, $60,777 - $88,126

Position Type

FT Permanent


Crystal City, Procurement & Contracts – MA29

Opening Date

April 24, 2017

Closing Date

 Open Until Filled

This position will be filled at Position Grade S18.  There is promotion potential to Position Grades S19 and S20.




Have you ever wondered who runs Reagan National Airport? Or Dulles International Airport? Or the Dulles Toll Road? We do! We’re the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and we’re looking for talented, enthusiastic people to help us continue our tradition of outstanding service to travelers in the Washington Metropolitan area. In 2016 alone, we served more than 44 million air passengers. We offer an array of benefits programs, including vacation, retirement, and health benefits. Whether you are traveling the world or plotting your career path, your journey begins with us.   




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Serves as Contracting Officer (CO) in the Procurement and Contracts Department (Department), Office of Supply Chain Management, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (Airports Authority).  Performs a variety of CO functions, from pre-award to post award: reviews, plans, solicits, evaluates, awards, and administers procurements and contracts, typically over the simplified acquisition threshold.  This is a developmental job at the ‘first rung of a career ladder’ that is intended to lead to the full performance level work; the work typically involves learning while performing a range of CO duties and involves acquiring and improving knowledge and skills.  As experience is gained and ability to handle more complex assignments is demonstrated, more complex/varied work is assigned and independent purchasing/contracting authority is increased.  Performs related functions.


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Please note:  You should review this job description, in particular the knowledge, skills, abilities, and other (KSAOs) requirements listed. Please reply to KSAOs one (1) through (4) only.  The rest of the KSAOs will be assessed during the application process.


In the application process, you will be asked to relate your experience, training and education to the KSAOs in a narrative format. We would suggest that you prepare your responses off line and paste them into the assessment questionnaire. If the required information is provided in your resume, please direct the reviewer to the specific section of the document where this information can be found.



To be rated qualified for this job, an applicant must meet all of the MQs listed below at the time of vacancy announcement closure.


1.      A Bachelor's Degree in any field providing a strong foundation for successful performance of the DUTIES in this job description, or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training that totals four years.


2.      Three years of progressively responsible experience in procurement and contracting that includes substantive work in most of the DUTIES in this job description, including, but not limited to, (a) selecting contract type (such as firm-fixed-price and fixed unit price, indefinite delivery, work order, incentive, and cost-reimbursement) and of methods of contracting (such as RFP, RFQ, and IFB), altogether to plan appropriate strategies to contract for construction, A&E projects, or goods/ services, evaluate contract offers for responsiveness, and negotiate modifications and claims, (b) identifying sources to identify potential offers that can satisfy the technical pricing and delivery requirements and meet socio-economic (and other types of special programs) requirements/goals, (c) responding to questions from COTRs and contractors, attempting to resolve problems, evaluating and negotiating contract changes which require adjustments to the contract price and scope, and overseeing modifications to the contract, and (d) participating in procurement planning and other administrative activities.


A master’s degree in any field providing a strong foundation for successful performance of the DUTIES in this job description may be substituted for two years of these three years of experience.


3.      A Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Procurement Certification, or another nationally or federally recognized procurement certification/credential or ability to obtain a Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Procurement Certification or another nationally or federally recognized procurement certification/ credential within two years from the date of the Final Offer Letter.




The qualifications listed below (if any) are preferred and may be considered in the selection process, but are not required to be rated qualified for this job.


1.      A Bachelor’s Degree with concentration in procurement, business administration, public policy, contract law, or another field directly related to the DUTIES in this job description.


2.      Public sector procurement and contracting experience.


3.      Experience using an automated procurement processing system, such as enterprise resource planning (ERP), covering procurement-supply chain management.


4.      A Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) Procurement Certification.



Once the application process is completed, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be done to determine if you meet the basic qualification requirements. There is an Assessment questionnaire(s) that you must complete. Your resume and supporting documentation will then be compared to your responses to the assessment questionnaire(s).  If a determination is made that your application does not support your responses, which you provided in the assessment questionnaire, your application will not receive further consideration for this announcement.



A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.