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Posted by: Central Intelligence Agency on Mar 02, 2023


Washington , DC

Job Description:

Contracting Officers streamline the acquisition process, maximize resources, and negotiate and manage complex contracts such as fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracts.

This job is open to the public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency:
U.S. citizens (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible). This job requires a Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance.

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.

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/

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
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

Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
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/

Education Level:

Bachelors degree or higher

Pay Rate:

Commensurate with experience

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Security Clearance:


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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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