CO002 - Contracting Specialist/Contracting Officer/Grants Officer

McLean, Virginia
Nov 07, 2019
Nov 15, 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.**

Work 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.

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

Assist with 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.

Work, as part of a team, on contract administration to include critical review of proposed changes; ensuring compliance with contract terms and conditions; resolving delays and disputes; and ensuring contract completeness in preparation for contract closeout.

Assist with the building and maintenance of 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

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.

Employees 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.


Knowledge and familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations principles, concepts, and practices, reform initiatives, and policies and procedures, and demonstrated ability to effectively apply 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.

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

Knowledge of the organization's budgetary process, federal fiscal, funding practices, and legal requirements.

Knowledge of common acquisition business and industrial practices.

Customer service and business advisory skills.

Knowledge of requirements sufficient to work with technical representatives in defining needs.



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 and, by unclassified email at, 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

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