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Contracting Officer

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $61,098 – $126,062*
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

*Higher starting salary possible depending on experience level.

As a Contracting Officer for the CIA, you will be part of a highly motivated team that provides critical support to US national security. Working alongside Agency and other Intelligence Community colleagues, you will apply your business skills to diverse programs for technical collection systems, construction projects, information technology initiatives and more.

At the CIA, only the Contracting Officer is legally authorized to financially obligate the US Government to acquire its products and services. Working in a team environment, you will learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. You will also negotiate and manage a wide variety of unique and complex contract types, such as fixed-price and cost-reimbursement contracts, to obtain the best value on behalf of the US Government.

Contracting Officers are hired at various experience levels, from entry to full performance positions. OPE is committed to you and your development, and provides progressively more complex on-the-job experiences and related training and development programs, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs. 

A 5-year Contract Term Agreement may be required in this position.  Click here to learn more about the Contract Term Agreement.

Enterprise Functions at the CIA – Office of the Chief Financial Officer

The Office of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is part of the CIA’s Enterprise Functions, which provides governance and oversight to the business of intelligence effort across the Agency at Headquarters and in locations worldwide. The CFO leads end-to-end program planning and is responsible for the Agency’s budget formulation and execution.

Life at CIA:

In addition to a comprehensive benefits package, the CIA offers exciting career opportunities and a dynamic environment. We're on the forefront of world-altering events - as they happen. So working here isn't just a job, it's a mindset and a lifestyle.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
    • Management
    • Finance
    • Economics
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Accounting
    • Pre-law
    • English
    • Communications
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Strong analytic and critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional customer service skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Attention to administrative detail
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Business, Public Administration or Law
  • Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contracting
  • At least one of the following designations:
    • Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM)
    • Certified Commercial Contracts Manager (CCCM)
    • Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM)
    • Defense Acquisitions Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) certification
  • Federal or military contracting experience
  • Experience conducting a wide range of acquisition lifecycle activities, including:
    • Acquisition planning
    • Contract awarding and closeout activities
    • Source selection
    • Firm fixed-price contracts
    • Cost and price analysis and negotiation experience
    • Cost plus and cost reimbursement

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):

  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts for all degrees
  • A cover letter in which you specify your qualifications for this position.  Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants

ALL POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

All applicants must successfully complete an on-line occupational and cognitive test, a writing sample, a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

To Apply:

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 07:02 PM
Last Updated: Feb 06, 2018 02:08 PM

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