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    As a Contracting Specialist for the Office of the Chief Financial Officer, Office of Procurement you will be responsible for:

    • Serving as a Team Lead and Contracting Officer for the designated Division on a broad range of complex, high dollar value acquisitions for products and services necessary to meet the United States Patent and Trademark Office's (USPTO) mission requirements.
    • As as a principal representative of the USPTO Office of Procurement to customers within USPTO.
    • Conduct negotiations and meetings with contractors on senstitive and/or controversial issues as an authoritative contractual representative.
    • Advise senior level management on the status of procurement actions, including problems encountered and proposed solutions to program difficulties.
    • Providing technical guidance to junior and senior Contract Specialists on all aspects of pre and post award acquisitions and contract activities.
    • Serving as a resource for other specialists on contracting and acquisitions policies and procedures, provides necessary on the-job training, and assists specialists in dealing with various government personnel, contractors, and others from the public.
    • Assists in the preparation of and maintains current acquisition plans, appropriate milestone charts, and related schedules.
    • Assists in the preparation of justifications (e.g. sole source, brand name, limited sources).
    • Advises program officials of the procurement objectives to be used, and assists in the preparation of performance work statements, statements of work, and statements of objectives.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/518277200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.