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.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services secures America's promise as a nation of immigrants by providing accurate and useful information to our customers, granting immigration and citizenship benefits, promoting an awareness and understanding of citizenship, and ensuring the integrity of our immigration system. Visit us at

Every day, our Supervisory Contract Specialists are responsible and accountable for the management, administration, and technical direction of the Contracting Branch with the USCIS Contracting Office; assign work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements assignments and the capabilities of employees and continually observe and evaluate effectiveness of operations.


This position of SUPERVISORY CONTRACT SPECIALIST (ASSOCIATE CHIEF, MISSION SUPPORT ACQUISITIONS) starts at a salary of $96,690.00(GS-14 step 1), with promotion potential to $125,695.00 (GS-14 step 10).  Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Office of Contracting, Williston, VT within DHS US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

This announcement is issued under the Direct Hire Authority to recruit for positions for which the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Office of Contracting has a critical hiring need.


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USCIS will not pay relocation expenses.
This position is not in the bargaining unit.
This position is considered "essential" for purposes of reporting to work when the facility might otherwise be closed.

Note: USCIS may fill one or more positions using this vacancy.


As a Supervisory Contract Specialist (Associate Chief, Mission Support Acquisition Division), you will supervise a staff of contract specialists responsible for the acquisition of equipment and services of significant importance to the agency. You will:

  • Review contract actions with estimated value of $3K - $5M
  • Provide administrative and technical supervision for a team of mostly junior contract specialists
  • Oversee a high volume of small dollar actions which support both field office and headquarters requirements
  • Serve as primary Contracting Officer for the 1st line staff consisting of both pre-award and contract administration functions
  • Provide contracting support to several customers and program offices on numerous requirements