Contracting Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jan 13, 2022
Closes
Jan 21, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Contracting Officer for CIA, you will be part of a highly motivated team that provides critical support to U.S. 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.

At CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the U.S. 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 U.S. Government.

Contracting Officers are hired at various experience levels, from entry to full performance positions. You will be provided with progressively more on-the-job experiences and related training and development programs, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs.

This position may require a 5-year Contract Term Agreement.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Accounting
    • Communications
    • Economics
    • English
    • Finance
    • Management
    • Pre-Law
    • Supply Chain Management
  • At least a 3.0 GPA 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
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation

Desired Qualifications
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and U.S. 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
  • Advanced degree in Business, Public Administration or Law
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service


Education

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


Additional information

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

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/

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