Job Overview

Summary

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the U.S. government through exceptional accounting, borrowing, collections, payments, and shared services. This position is located in one of the Branches of the Division of Procurement in the Office of Administrative Services. As Contracting Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the planning, negotiation, administration, and termination of contracts.  In addition, the incumbent is responsible for the review, analysis, and recommendation of contracting procedures or policy revisions covering a variety of contracting issues.

Key Information:   
- We offer opportunities for flexible work schedules.
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Who May Apply:   
1. Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional (permanent) appointments in the competitive service, or former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or
2. CTAP/ICTAP eligibles from the local commuting area; or
3. Individuals eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement,

4. Individuals who are eligible for appointment under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act.

Duties

As a Contract Specialist (Contracting Officer), you will:
* Review requisition requirements; ensures compliance with Government regulations and specifications, market conditions, ability of industry to modify existing equipment, and urgency of delivery requirements; determines proper procurement strategy. Make necessary changes for specific changes or unclear statement of work language. 
* Prepare or direct the preparation for requests for proposals or invitation for bids. Ensure their contractual sufficiency and responsiveness to the Government's requirements.
* Explain Public Debt's procurement process, and channels of communication to offerors who are developing a proposal for meeting Public Debt's needs. Coordinate pre-proposal conferences with prospective offerors to ensure an understanding of requirements under a solicitation. 
* Evaluate proposals to determine compliance with regulations, adequacy in meeting Public Debt's needs, and reasonableness of cost or price to the Federal Government; prepares contracts for award. Recommend or establishes competitive range and pre-negotiation objectives, if appropriate.  Negotiate with offerors and requests revised proposals. Evaluate revised proposal and prepares appropriate documentation to support award recommendation.
* Determine whether bids are responsive to Public Debt's requirements and whether the bidder is responsible and capable of providing the product or service and reasonableness of price. Prepare documentation supporting award recommendation.
* Interact with manufacturers, representatives and distributors, or other suppliers to negotiate contractual agreements, and provides guidance to contractors and suppliers on procurement regulations and procedures.