27969 - Contract Specialist/Contracting Officer/Grants Officer - GS-15

McLean, Virginia
Nov 08, 2019
Nov 17, 2019
Full Time


The office of the ODNI CFE oversees the management of the ODNI budget, and advises the PDDNI and COO on all ODNI resource, procurement, and financial matters. The CFE implements and aligns program/budget decisions and ensures funds are legally executed. The CFE is responsible for financial operations that include accounting, audits, financial statements, and internal controls. The CFE exercises the DNI and Director, CIA procurement authorities for contract and procurement activities.

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

Major Duties and Responsibilities (MDRs)
  • Award and administer FAR and non-FAR based contracts (Other Transaction Agreements) and Federal Assistance agreements (grants and cooperative agreements) as may be required to support research and development and other ODNI requirements.
  • Serve as a Contracting Officer in managing competitive and non-competitive requirements supporting the ODNI including solicitation, source selection; preparation, negotiation, and award of contracts through various methods of negotiation.
  • Perform detailed cost and price analysis to ensure cost/price reasonableness and provide expertise and guidance to top management. Provide the development of alternatives to produce best value supplies and services.
  • Collaboratively work with Program Managers to plan, develop and establish strategies for obtaining each requirement emphasizing flexibility while ensuring sufficient rigor to enable program success.
  • Assist and advise Program Managers in defining their requirements, resolving complex issues including, transfer and disposition of United States Government and intellectual property, data rights, export control concerns, organizational conflict of interest concerns, sub-contract issues, and unique provisions.
  • Manage all contract and grant and cooperative agreement administration to include performance monitoring, changes and modifications; ensuring compliance with terms and conditions; resolving issues and disputes; and ensuring contract/agreement closeout.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

Desired Requirements
  • DAWIA or FAC-C Certification in Contracting
  • Experience with commercial contracting
  • Experience with R&D contracting and Intellectual property
  • Experience in acquisition or assistance policy


Mandatory and Educational Requirements
  • A 4-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's Degree with a major in any field; and at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, organization and management. Specialized Experience
  • Progressively responsible experience that provided knowledge of 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 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards, Subtitle A- Office of Management and Budget Guidance for Grants and Agreements. Recent experience with the Federal Grants process.
  • Currently serves as a Warranted Contracting Officer or has served as a Warranted Contracting Officer within the last 2 years, with proven technical competencies to conduct a wide range of acquisition life cycle activities from acquisition planning through contract award and subsequent closeout activities.



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-EEOD-RA-ACF@exchange.cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNI-EEOD@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-874-8360, by TTY at 703-874-8554, or by FAX at 703-874-8651. 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 BELOW.

JOB INTERVIEW TRAVEL: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview.

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 or email at 703-275-3799 or Recruitment_TeamA@dni.gov.

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