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    The Contracting Program Manager/Contracting Officer (CPM/CO) is a senior position within the Udall Foundation's Finance and Operations team. The CPM/CO is the agency's leader for all contracting and interagency agreement activities in support of its Environmental Conflict Resolution and Education programs.

    This job is located in Tucson, AZ. Alternate duty stations are not permitted.

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    The CPM/CO formulates and establishes internal policies and procedures for contracting actions, interagency agreements, and associated operational requirements, and makes strategic recommendations to agency leadership to ensure organizational excellence and effective management of contracts and interagency agreements. The CPM/CO reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and supervises the Udall Foundation Contracting Officer's Representative.

    Major Duties

    • The CPM/CO serves as the subject matter expert for the lifecycle of all agency contracting actions, and maintains an unlimited contracting warrant to facilitate contracts and interagency agreements.
    • Is responsible for contracting processes including but not limited to acquisition planning, contract award, contract management and closeout activities, source selection, firm fixed-price contracts, time and materials contracts, cost and price analysis and negotiation, and cost plus and cost reimbursement.
    • Designs and establishes processes and procedures for a contracting program within the agency including assessment and determination of the appropriate contract management software to utilize.
    • Maintains acquisition program structure and staffing to effectively accomplish the organization's goals and objectives, and oversees training, supervision, and evaluation of the Contracting Officer's Representative.
    • Manages ongoing working relationships and expectations with agency partners, stakeholders, and decision authorities throughout the acquisition life cycle. Reviews and directs the progress of contractors in meeting the terms and conditions of contracts. Promotes the effective and efficient design and operation of acquisition management processes.
    • Establishes, monitors, and assesses the performance of acquisitions in support of program accomplishments based on appropriate measures.
    • Reviews acquisition packages for adequacy, consistency, and compliance with administrative, regulatory, and procedural requirements.
    • Prepares and issues solicitation documents selecting appropriate clauses, ensuring clear and complete specifications, and any necessary supplemental stipulations.
    • Evaluates solicitation methods and responses.
    • Reviews all agency procurement contracts; coordinates contract compliance, change orders, and problem resolution in conformance with contract law and policy; and consults with legal counsel as required.
    • Provides signatory authority and executes contract awards within unlimited warrant authority.
    • Drafts agreements with Federal and non-Federal agencies and organizations to provide environmental conflict resolution services, educational programming, and related services.
    • In coordination with management and using pre-approved templates, prepares interagency and project funding agreements between the Udall Foundation and Federal, State, or Local agencies, Tribes, or other funding partners that define work performed and transfers of funds from the partner to the Udall Foundation for services.
    • Ensures all funding agreements for agency projects contain the most up to date information and that all agency invoices are accurate.
    • Works closely with the Udall Foundation General Counsel and other senior staff to address questions or issues that arise concerning agreement language or implementation.
    • Serves as the main point of contact with Environmental Conflict Resolution and Education program funding partners regarding the creation, modification, and closure of all agreements, and closes out interagency agreements internally within the established closeout procedures and timeframes.
    • Reviews, evaluates, and recommends improvements to agency operational processes, procedures, and systems to successfully executive and manage contracts and agreements.
    • Coordinates with agency Information Technology staff to ensure proper protocols are in place for regulatory compliance, including report generation and information maintenance.
    • Serves as the subject matter resource for agency leaders and staff regarding contracts and interagency agreements and works across agency programs to identify and resolve issues as they arise.
    • All Udall Foundation employees are full-time, permanent, excepted service positions within the Federal workforce.
    • The CPM/CO position is equivalent to a GS-14 General Schedule position with a salary range beginning at $108,960. Relocation expenses will not be paid.
    • The CPM/CO position is located at the Udall Foundation's Tucson, AZ headquarters; alternate duty stations are not permitted.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    14 - AD-14.

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