Governmental Agencies 2022-04-30 2022-06-04

Supervisory Contract Specialist (Education)

Government of the District of Columbia
Washington, District of Columbia

Job ID: 142608
Job Status: Full-time

Join a dynamic public agency proudly serving the over 700,000 residents of the District of Columbia. The DC Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) provides contracting services for client agencies and offices in the District. The mission of OCP is to partner with vendors and District agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost, while ensuring that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly and impartially. OCP manages the acquisition of over $5.7 billion in goods, services, and construction annually on behalf of 78 District agencies. OCP is powered by a diverse team of innovative professionals committed to helping our client agencies reach their goals and accomplish their missions.

OCP’s most important resource is our people. We are committed to attracting the best and brightest talent and support them by creating an environment that allows them to do their best work.

OCP is currently seeking to hire business advisory minded professionals to serve as Supervisory Contract Specialists to support the Education Cluster in a collaborative, fast paced environment, that manages and oversees professionals in cradle-to-grave procurement actions for a wide range of commodities and services. More interestingly, incumbent in this position will have prominent exposure to the political climate while interfacing with the stakeholders of DC Government such as the Office of the Mayor, City Administrator and the Wilson Building. This position will work onsite with the client supporting the Department of Employment Services (DOES). For this position, it would be helpful if the incumbent has experience managing a team of contract & procurement professionals, possess specific knowledge of DOES enterprise services, systems as well as customer base. The mission of DOES is to connect District residents, job seekers, and employers to opportunities and resources that empower fair, safe, effective working communities.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Supervisory Contract Specialist will manage and supervise the operations of the office. The incumbent directs the development, coordination, facilitation, management and planning of the annual acquisition of goods and services through contracts, and procurement. In addition, the incumbent advises the Director of OCP and the Chief Contracting Officer (CCO), with respect to all contract and procurement issues and the nature of corrective actions; including assisting the CCO with the development, preparation and administration of the annual budget for the office. Specifically, the incumbent of this position will perform the following:

  • Plans acquisitions and determines acquisition strategies. Conducts analyses of requirements. Coordinates and advises senior level program office personnel on the submission of procurement documents such as specifications and statements of work, in-house cost estimates, Government versus contractor performance analyses, Justifications for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC), Information Technology (IT) requirements analyses and acquisition plans, source lists and offers evaluation plans. Coordinates and participates in the rewriting of statements of work and specifications.

  • Develops individual procurement strategies and prepares solicitations. Determines methods of acquisition, contract types and creates the Request for Proposal/Quotations or invitation for bids. Prepares, obtains reviews and approvals for, and issues procurement plans, wage determination requests, IT agency procurement requests, and all other pre-solicitation and solicitation documents. Issues and publicizes solicitations. Conducts industry briefings, site visits and pre-proposal conferences; responds to inquiries relating to acquisitions; and controls the distribution of solicitations to eligible offerors.

Qualifications and Education
Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher-level contracting positions, including at least 4-years’ experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position.


A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

Licenses and Certifications
Supervisory Contract Specialists in this grade will be required to achieve The Office of Contracting and Procurement's Tier I District Procurement Certification (OCP-DPC I), Tier II District Procurement Certification (OCP-DPC II), Tier III District Procurement Certification (OCP-DPC III) within one (1) year of hire. The Chief Procurement Officer has the authority to waive this requirement.

Working Conditions/Environment
The work is sedentary, but there is some walking required.

Other Significant Facts

Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (negotiable)

Pay Plan, Series, Grade: MS-1102-15

Promotion Potential: No Know Promotion Potential.

Collective Bargaining Unit: (Non-Union): This position is not in a collective bargaining unit.

Duration of Appointment: Management Supervisory Service (MSS)

MSS At-Will Statement: Positions in the Management Supervisory Service (MSS) serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority and may be terminated at any time with or without cause.

Vacancy: One (1)

Servicing Agency/Work Location: DC Department of Employment Services (DOES), 4058 Minnesota Ave NE, Washington, DC 20019.

This announcement is for both current and future vacancies. The position is in Education Cluster of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and work under the direct supervision of the Chief Contracting Officer.

Proof of Education: Candidates are required to provide proof of education in order to advance through the selection process. To expedite the review of your application materials, feel free to upload a copy of your COLLEGE TRANSCRIPT(S) that demonstrate possession of the required educational credential(s) listed above.

Starting salary: Commensurate with experience and education

Position Security Designation: These positions have been deemed Security-Sensitive under the guidelines of the DC Personnel Manual. Incumbents of this position are subject to enhanced suitability screening pursuant to Chapter 4 of DC personnel regulations. Accordingly, applicants must successfully pass a criminal background and consumer credit check as a condition of employment and will be subject to periodic criminal background checks for the duration of their tenure.

Residency Requirement: If the position you are applying for is in the Career, Management Supervisory, or Educational Service at an annual salary of one hundred fifty thousand dollars ($150,000) or more, you must establish residency in the District of Columbia within one hundred eighty (180) days of the effective date of the appointment and continue to maintain residency within the District of Columbia throughout the duration of the appointment.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

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