Job Overview


About the Agency

Begin a challenging career with the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.  EPA leads the nation’s environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts and works to develop and enforce regulations that implement environmental laws enacted by Congress. 

This is an exciting and rewarding Senior Executive Service (SES) position in the Office of Acquisition Management within the Office of Administration and Resources Management. The incumbent serves as the Deputy Director and with the Director manages the planning, awarding, and administering of contracts and procurement policy for the Agency. In addition, the incumbent assists the Director in developing, implementing and coordinating the Agency-wide contracting strategy including strategic sourcing, the superfund long-contracting strategy, and ensuring aggressive implementation of acquisition policies and procedures resulting from legislation, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the General Accounting Office, and other mandates.

If you are selected, travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid by EPA according to applicable rules.  You can read more about these expenses on this web site:


1. Program Planning - Monitors the planning and other related staff work involved in the review, development, and execution of new or modified procurement and contract management plans, programs, and procedures of the office. Manages the procurement planning process for the Agency.
2. Program Organization - Monitors the actions involved in the OAM organization. Receives input from division directors and the administrative staff and determines the allocation and utilization of resources required to accomplish the OAM program within the parameters established by legislation and Agency policy.
3. Program Direction - Develops, implements, and coordinates the Agency-wide contracting strategy including the Superfund long-term contracting strategy. Ensures aggressive implementation of acquisition policies and procedures resulting from legislation, the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, the General Accountability Office (GAO), and other mandates.
4. Program Coordination - Monitors the actions involved in coordinating the Agency's procurement and contract management program with internal and external organizations. Maintains liaison with and meets with key officials of EPA, other agencies, Congress, private industry, associations, and environmental organizations.
5. Program Control - Holds an unlimited contracting officer's warrant authority. Oversees all major procurement actions including the large multi-million dollar Superfund and ADP actions that are extremely complicated in nature and which require the highest degree of professional knowledge and experience to ensure decisions that are beneficial to the implementation of the Agency's mission.
6. Program Forecasting - Monitors actions to determine the effect of proposed or enacted Federal legislation, new or proposed technical requirements, new or improved technology, curt decisions, and the like on Agency contracting operations. Initiates plans to implement the effects of these forecasts upon OAM.
7. Program Operations - Ensures that contracting and project officers throughout the Agency are provided with consistent policy guidance and technical assistance. Directs the day-to-day operations of the program. such as by interpreting policies to subordinates and EPA management officials.
8. Program Management - Supervises EPA employees organized into divisions headed by subordinate supervisors. Plans for staff development including assessment of training needs, and filling of positions, the promotion and assignment of personnel, the development of performance agreements and evaluation of subordinates, the provision of employee relations services, the taking of disciplinary and other actions, and the administration of personnel management and equal employment opportunities programs.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • In accordance with Federal and Agency travel regulations, the candidate selected for this position will be reimbursed for travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty to this position.