Supervisory Contract Specialist (Public Notice Flyer)

Washington, D.C
Oct 26, 2020
Nov 03, 2020
Full Time


Do you have a passion for public service? The United States Secret Service (USSS) is looking for you! The USSS is a premier law enforcement organization with two (2) critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations.

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You will serve as an Assistant Chief in the Procurement Division performing such duties as:
  • Collaborates with the Division Chief and Assistant Chiefs in planning and executing of an enterprise-wide procurement program in support of Secret Service operations
  • Manages a centralized procurement operation enterprise-wide through subordinate supervisors
  • Procures unique, time sensitive, high dollar value and mission critical products and services
  • Provides authoritative interpretations, instructions and guidance relative to all phases of procurement management. Makes major decisions and/or provides authoritative advice/recommendations to senior officials of the Secret Service
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, conducts and/or reviews complex projects or studies that are related to or impact the procurement program
  • Establishes and maintains liaison with a wide range of officials including top management and operating officials of the Secret Service, the Department of Homeland Security, other government agencies and private sector.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

Obtain and maintain a Tier 5 Top Secret security clearance
  • Pass a drug test (urinalysis)
  • Certify you have registered with the Selective Service System if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, or certify you are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.


You must demonstrate at least one (1) year of the defined specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level and meet the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR).

Specialized experience is defined as:
  • GS-15: performing duties such as: directing and managing a procurement operation through subordinate supervisors; planning, directing, and coordinating a procurement team providing the full range of contracting services for the acquisition of a wide range of services and supplies; and advising and making recommendations to high level management officials on procurement programs.

OPMs Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) is defined as:

Certifications Required: Level III Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C Level III)


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Additional information

Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crimes or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the USSS we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity, and courage.

The Office of the Enterprise Readiness, Procurement Division, is responsible for assisting the agency in procuring quality goods and services timely. The primary goal is to provide the best procurement services to customers within the scope of the laws and regulations; promote partnership between staff and customers; provide solutions to client and customer needs; and to ensure that assets and resources and wisely managed.

**Student Loan repayments, recruitment bonuses and relocation bonuses may be available**

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required

Required Documents

See How to Apply section.

You must submit a copy of your college transcripts.

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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