Contracting Officer

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Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Nov 08, 2019
Closes
Nov 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Contracting Officer for the CIA, you will be part of a highly motivated team that provides critical support to US national security. Working alongside Agency and other Intelligence Community colleagues, you will apply your business skills to diverse programs for technical collection systems, construction projects, information technology initiatives and more.
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Responsibilities

At the CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the US Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, you will learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. You will also negotiate and manage a wide variety of unique and complex contract types, such as fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracts, to obtain the best value on behalf of the US Government.

Contracting Officers are hired at various experience levels, from entry to full performance positions. OPE is committed to you and your development, and provides progressively more complex on-the-job experiences and related training and development programs, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs.

This position requires a 5-year Contract Term Agreement. Learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/contracting-officer-developmental.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Management.
    • Finance.
    • Economics.
    • Supply Chain Management.
    • Accounting.
    • Pre-law.
    • English.
    • Communications.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Attention to administrative detail.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
Desired Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in Business, Public Administration or Law.
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contracting.
  • At least one of the following designations:
    • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM).
    • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM).
    • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM).
    • Defense Acquisitions Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification.
    • Federal or military contracting experience.
  • Experience conducting a wide range of acquisition lifecycle activities, including:
    • Acquisition planning.
    • Contract awarding and closeout activities.
    • Source selection.
    • Firm fixed-price contracts.
    • Cost and price analysis and negotiation experience.
    • Cost plus and cost reimbursement.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/contracting-officer-developmental.html

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Management.
    • Finance.
    • Economics.
    • Supply Chain Management.
    • Accounting.
    • Pre-law.
    • English.
    • Communications.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

Benefits

Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. To learn more about CIA benefits, click the following link: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

Other Information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/contracting-officer-developmental.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees.
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.


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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