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    WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER (OCPO) OFFICE OF THE CHIEF PROCUREMENT OFFICER (OCPO) DIVISION: Procurement contracting professionals deliver quality service and support throughout the acquisition life cycle, from planning to close out. Procurement’s goal as business advisers and partners is to help create agile and innovative contract solutions to ensure the IRS can meet its mission of effective tax administration. 

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    WHAT DOES A CONTRACT SPECIALIST DO? As a Contract Specialist you will be responsible for a full range of planning, directing and administering complex acquisitions which are often Servicewide in scope and for pre-award and/or post award.

    As a Contract Specialist you will:

    • Assist customers in developing statements of work and procurement strategy. Develop evaluation plans, pricing methodologies, and administration plans.
    • Recommend streamlining initiatives; utilize the use of innovative principles to improve procurement operations and customer service.
    • Serve as an advisor on acquisitions for complex equipment, supplies and services, which have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the entire tax system nationwide.
    • Solicit contractual proposals, negotiate, execute, administer and terminate public contracts for the Service.
    • Perform contract administration function, such as verifying evidence of contractor's progress, negotiating modifications, issuing termination notices, reviewing contract claims, approving payments, and conducting contract closeouts.
    • Insure that all requirements of law, executive orders, regulations and other applicable procedures have been met and report all unlawful behavior.

      If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

    WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OTHER IRS CAREERS? If you want to find out more about IRS careers, visit us on the web at www.jobs.irs.gov.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    1102 Contracting

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