Job Overview

Summary

USAID is an independent Federal Government agency that receives overall foreign policy guidance from the Secretary of State.  With headquarters in Washington, D.C., USAID fosters transformational development around the world.  Our work supports economic growth and trade; agriculture and the environment; education and training; democracy and governance; global health; global partnerships and humanitarian assistance.  

We operate in four regions of the world:  Sub-Saharan Africa; Asia and the Near East; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe and Eurasia.  USAID employees in the Civil Service and Foreign Service, as well as individuals employed through Personal Service Contracts, must adhere to our Counter Trafficking in Persons Code of Conduct.  For information on the effort to counter all forms of human trafficking, including the procurement of commercial sex acts and the use of forced labor, visit http://www.state.gov/g/tip

 

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for exercising delegated supervisory authority and management of the assigned Teams including the planning, directing the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, awards, administration and terminations of direct contracts as it pertains to the assigned areas of responsibilities. The incumbent also serve as Contracting Officer with unlimited signatory authority to obligate the Government and commit the Agency on procurement matters which support the USAID worldwide assistance programs.

 

This position is located in the Bureau for Management/Office of Acquisition and Assistance, the incumbents of these positions, are stationed in various units within the Operations Divisions”

Duties

As a Supervisory Contract Specialist you will be assigned to Bureau of Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance, the incumbents of these positions, are stationed in various units within the Operations Divisions providing acquisition and assistance services. The incumbent will serve as Supervisor of an established Team, supervising a group of employees performing work in journeymen positions up to the GS-13 level. Providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.  Incumbent plans, directs, implements and monitors the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, awards, administration, and termination of USAID direct contracts and interagency agreements for the procurement of services and equipment.   Conducts in-depth analyses of contractor's financial and management systems and facilities for their ability to perform and to comply with Federal regulatory requirements.  The incumbent is responsible for promoting the goals of equal employment opportunity (EEO) by taking positive steps to assure the accomplishment of affirmative action objectives and by adhering to nondiscriminatory employment practices in regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or handicap. Plans, directs, implements and monitors the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation, awards, administration, and termination of USAID direct contracts and interagency agreements for the procurement of services and equipment. Assure that all facets including regulatory and legal requirements of the process are considered and complied with. Reviews completed procurement packages for technical sufficiency and accuracy prior to the execution of the contract on behalf of the Government. In cases of termination, ensures that all documentation is prepared which supports and justifies the termination decision. Coordinates the review and analysis of findings and recommendations in pre-award surveys and audit reports.