Supervisory Contract Specialist (Public Flyer Notice)

Washington, D.C
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

The U.S. Secret Service, Office of Enterprise Readiness, Procurement Division is responsible for for procuring goods and services, preparing and administering sound contracts, to include, but not limited to such functions as; preparing and posting contract solicitations, proposal evaluations, contract negotiations, awards, contract performance evaluations and contract administration.

Duties may include the following:
  • Collaborate with the Division Chief and Assistant Division Chiefs and other Branch Chiefs on the formulation of short and long-range Branch plans, goals, objectives, and manpower and requirements.
  • Conduct periodic and comprehensive evaluations of the Branch's responsibilities with respect to progress in attaining planned program accomplishments, goals and objectives. Continuously analyze the contract process to identify areas where improvement is needed.
  • Assist the Division Chief and Assistant Division Chiefs in exercising program direction over the contracting/procurement process and ensures that resources are effectively and efficiently utilized, and the Service's procurement objectives and activities follow all regulating policies, procedures and laws.
  • Provide authoritative interpretation of the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Treasury, General Services Administration, the Office of Management and Budget and all Federal Acquisition Regulations and procedures on implementation of those policies.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with Secret Service management to better tailor product and service procurements, to stay abreast of management's attitudes toward procurement activities and budget concerns, and to ensure the offices are receiving appropriate and timely financial information in support of their programs.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. citizenship is required.

As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment or onboarding with the agency, if after November 22, 2021. We will provide additional information regarding which forms of documentation will be accepted to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement.

Due to COVID-19, U.S. Secret Service is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 30 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

If selected for this position, you will be required to:
  • Obtain and maintain a Top Secret (Tier 5) clearance. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page .
  • Certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so, if you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959.
  • Submit to a drug test prior (Urinalysis) to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.

NOTE: The person selected for this position may be subject to a one-year probationary period for supervisors/managers.


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-14: performing duties such as preparing/reviewing comprehensive recommendations regarding the development and or modification of Branch policies and procedures to enhance operations efficiency; establishing procurement and procurement-related policies and procedures for the Procurement Division and the Secret Service; planning, directing, coordinating and supervising approximately 4 - 10 contracting officers, contract specialists, or procurement analysts; and conducting continuing evaluations of the effectiveness and adequacy of Branch programs, operations work methods, and techniques.


Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) is defined as:

Certifications Required: Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III in Contracting (DAWIA Level III) and/or Federal Acquisition Certification in Contracting (FAC-C Level III)

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.


Please see the Individual Occupational Requirements (IOR) referenced in the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.

Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.

E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.

It is federal government policy not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties through no fault of their own. For more information on this subject click here.

If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment , and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.

This position may require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

Positions may be eligible to receive Administratively Uncontrollable Overtime (AUO) added to base pay at a rate between 10-25%, based on management approval.

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

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