Contracting Officer

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Posted by: Central Intelligence Agency on Aug 20, 2020


Washington , DC

Job Description:

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.

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. 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. Learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.

US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.

Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
Supply Chain Management
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

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

A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

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About Central Intelligence Agency

The CIA is an independent agency, responsible to the President through the DCI, and accountable to the American people through the intelligence oversight committees of the U.S. Congress. CIA's mission is to support the President, the National Security Council, and all officials who make and execute the U.S. national security policy by: Providing accurate, comprehensive, and timely foreigh intelligence on national security topics; and Conducting counterintelligence activities, special activities, and other functions related to foreign intelligence and national security, as directed by the President.

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