Job Overview


About the Agency

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice; under this recruitment procedure, each location identified in this Public Notice will accept applications and make selections for vacancies as they occur. There may or may not be an actual vacancy at the time you submit your application.

Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.

A one year probationary period will be required under the Direct Hire Authority unless you are a current Department of Commerce employee and are in the same line of work and with no more than a 30 day break in service.
Category Rating, Veterans Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this Public Notice.
CTAP/ICTAP applicants must identify themselves by placing "CTAP/ICTAP" in the subject line of the email when they apply.

This position is located in the Acquisition and Grants Office (AGO), a staff office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). AGO acquires products and services and awards the financial assistance necessary to meet the mission of NOAA. Through the award of contracts and grants, AGO administers more than half the NOAA outlay each year. AGO plans, designs and coordinates acquisition and grants standards, practices, and procedures for all NOAA offices and their subordinate entities. It provides program direction and guidance to the NOAA headquarters and field procurement and grants organizations. AGO provides acquisition and financial assistance services to DOC operating units and services other Federal agencies on a reimbursable basis.

Salary ranges will vary based on the location. The Salary listed is BASE salary only and does NOT include locality. Please visit: OPM Salary Charts for specific salary information related to a specific location.


At the full performance level, GS-12, the individual selected for this position will:

  • Manage assigned contracts, leases, grants and interagency and cooperative agreements within NOAA and Department of Commerce;
  • Audit or review major acquisitions presenting findings, recommend corrective actions and policy or procedure improvement;
  • Conduct meetings with contractors on sensitive and/or acquisition related issues as contractual representative when warranted; and
  • Advise next level management on the status of procurement actions, including problems encountered and propose solutions.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No