30379-Contracting Specialist/Contracting Officer/Grants Officer

McLean, Virginia
Oct 16, 2019
Oct 23, 2019
Full Time


The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Chief Operating Officer (COO) has the responsibility and authority for supervising, coordinating, providing guidance, and administering the Director of National Intelligence's (DNI) direction to the ODNI, as well as providing guidance to the ODNI centers. This includes integrating and synchronizing policy, plans, positions, procedures, and cross-functional issues.

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Please Note: The duty location for this position can be in either McLean or Bethesda site.

***OPEN UNTIL FILLED: This announcement will be open until the position is filled. Cut-off points are scheduled in two-week intervals. After each cut-off point, all compliant applicants received during the previous two weeks will be reviewed for consideration.***

Advisor 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 efficient organizational operations and institute effective contracting principles, techniques, and procedures by comprehension of Agency strategic vision.

Lead detailed cost and price analysis of contract requirements to provide expertise and guidance to top management. Provide the development of alternatives to produce best value supplies and services.

Serve as a Contracting Officer in managing competitive, non-competitive and independent contracts supporting the execution of efforts, including competitive and non-competitive source solicitation and selection; preparation, negotiation, and award of contracts through various methods of negotiation.

Build and maintain current and relevant knowledge and expertise on contracts, grants, consortia partnerships, prize competitions, and other mechanisms to support programs where innovative or special contractual arrangements are desired.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment


At least two years of progressively responsible professional contracting experience comparable to next lower level in this occupation. Demonstrated experience in Key COTR Competencies for 1 year as a Level 1 COTR.


Bachelor's degree or higher in any field that includes or has been supplemented by, at least 24 semester hours of coursework in Business Administration, Accounting, Contract Administration, Finance, Law, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Organization and Management. Employee's hired from outside of the Agency may substitute applicable progressively responsible contract management experience for the Agency's Level II Contracting Officer Certification. CAT-II or equivalent course from another agency. 24 hours of Program Management training or equivalent.


Successful completion of the Agency's Level II Contracting Officer Certification Program or equivalent standards (e.g. Certified to Level 2 according to DAWIA, Certified Contracting Officer and are designated procurement authority based on the requirements of the particular contracting situation.


Extensive knowledge and familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations principles, concepts, and practices, reform initiatives, and policies and procedures, and demonstrated ability to apply effectively these laws, regulations and procedures to determine contracting methods, types of acquisition instruments, business and negotiation strategies, techniques of cost analysis, and determination of contractor responsibility, methods of monitoring the performance of long term contracts and agreements with multiple partners, and contract and agreement administration.

Extensive knowledge of contract vehicles to include, independent contractor, commercial item acquisitions, firmed fixed price, and indefinite delivery indefinite quantity, and cost reimbursement.

Demonstrated writing skills sufficient to draft memoranda and policy papers pertaining to Procurement and/or Directorate policies and procedures.

Demonstrated customer service and business advisory skills.

Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment to make effective decisions based on the interpretation of contracting regulations and practices which affect various organizational units and at various levels.

Extensive knowledge of contract price analysis/cost analysis techniques sufficient to perform basic and or complex analysis to evaluate bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance for all contract types when historical pricing data and precedents are applicable in order to prepare pre-negotiation objectives.



Additional information

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

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 Intelligence Community Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Office Representative by classified email at DNI_Reasonable_Accommodation_WMA@cia.ic.gov and DNI_Diversity_WMA@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI_DRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3799 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. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE 'HOW TO APPLY' SECTION ABOVE .

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant's personal expense.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants are encouraged to carefully review the position description and required MDRs and then construct their resumes to highlight their most relevant and significant experience and education for this job opportunity. The description should include examples that detail the level and complexity of the work performed. Applicants will also be evaluated on their narrative responses to the MDRs. The best qualified applicants will be further evaluated through an interview process.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Sensitive Compartmented Information

Drug test required

Required Documents

All Applicants:


Your application MUST be received by midnight on the closing date of this announcement. Applications received after the closing date will NOT be eligible for consideration. To verify receipt of your application package ONLY, you may call 703-275-3799 or email at Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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