Job Overview


Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS PUBLIC VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. This vacancy is being advertised under Direct Hire Authority for positions with a critical hiring need. This vacancy is also being advertised for status applicants at the GS-14/15 grade levels under 13-1596-SE-AM-M-A. Applicants who wish to be considered under both public and status procedures MUST apply to both vacancy announcements. NOTE: YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT WILL ONLY ALLOW CONSIDERATION FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. WE CANNOT ELECTRONICALLY OR MANUALLY MOVE YOUR APPLICATION TO THE CONCURRENTLY ADVERTISED MERIT PROMOTION ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE ENSURE YOU ARE APPLYING UNDER THE CORRECT ANNOUNCEMENT.


This position is located in U.S. Coast Guard, Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center, Chief of Contracting Office (COCO), Base Support & Services, Norfolk, VA


The incumbent serves as the Chief of the Contracting Office who exercises unlimited contracting authority to commit the Coast Guard and acts as a senior advisor, consultant, and liaison to top management officials in the Federal, state, local, and tribal Governments, top policy makers, non-governmental organizations and institutions on challenging, new developments in contracting/procurement initiatives which are Coast Guard-wide in scope. The Shore Infrastructure Logistics Center (SILC) Base and Support Services Division is responsible for development and implementation of acquisition strategy for the design, support services including contingency operations, emergency procurements, and routine support services for some of the most diverse and significant activities in the Coast Guard.

Being a CG civilian makes you a valuable member of the CG team. Typical work assignments include:

* Serving as the official government representative and approving authority on all matters pertaining to contract proposals, invitation for bids, contract awards and contractor performance.

* Exercising unlimited contracting officer authority to commit the Coast Guard for all contracts under his/her supervision without further review except for those acquisitions that require higher level review as required by regulation or law.

* Providing technical oversight and guidance to subordinate supervisors and contracting specialists responsible for the SILC Base and Support Services procurement function.

* Administering an effective, sound position management program in a manner that achieves a balance between economy and effectiveness. Carries out EEO policies and communicates support of these EEO policies to subordinates. Assures quality in determining qualifications, selection, assignments, training, promotions, details, discipline and awards to employees.