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. In addition to contracting and procurement services, OCP’s Surplus Property Division collects, manages, and reuses District-owned and federal surplus property.
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.
The candidate will lead a procurement bureau that consists of leading entry level to experienced contract specialists charged with meeting the procurement needs of a District agency. This person will be able to successfully develop procurement strategies for the bureau and provide leadership of the procurement process from cradle to grave.
This recruitment will be used to place a Supervisory Contract Specialist (Manager) incumbent supporting the Health & Human Services Cluster (HHS). This position will provide dedicated onsite support to the Department of Department of Behavioral Health(DBH) with community-based prevention, intervention and treatment services for children, youth and adults with mental and/or substance use disorders including emergency psychiatric care through in-patient, outpatient and residential services. DBH operates Saint Elizabeth’s Hospital which is the District’s inpatient psychiatric facility.
Duties and Responsibilities
The Supervisory Contract Specialist partners on the procurement and contracting operations and supervising the supporting staff of the servicing agency assigned. 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 contract modifications; including assisting the CCO with the development, preparation and administration of innovative solutions for unique contract challenges. 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. Analyzes quotes, bids, and proposals. Conducts technical evaluations. Reviews solicitations, contracts, justifications and approvals, determinations and findings, and other contractual documents for conformance to established statutes and regulations, in accordance with applicable regulations. Previous knowledge of information technology procurements to include system requirements/developments along with knowledge of working with professional and business licensing services are highly preferred.
Incumbents that serve in the Management Supervisory Service series is responsible for the supervisory, leadership, coaching developing, ad hoc training and motivation of assigned employees. The incumbent evaluates employee's work performance and coaches and develops the team for maximum results. Participates on interview panels and makes recommendations for appointments, promotions, status changes, awards, disciplinary actions, separations, reassignments, etc.
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 successfully perform the duties of the position such as, analyzing, interpreting, and preparing budget documents, or performing similar work.
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.
Preferred knowledge: Experience with working in social services, behavioral health or health/hospital sectors.
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.
Preferred Certifications: Certified Professional Contracts Manager (CPCM); Certified Federal Contracts Manager (CFCM); or Defense Acquisition University (DAU) CON Level 3.
The work is sedentary, but there is some walking required during visits to contractor facilities.
Other Significant Facts
First Screening: November 30, 2020 (and every two weeks thereafter until position is filled).
Tour of Duty: Monday – Friday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm (negotiable)
Pay Plan, Series, Grade: MS-1102-15
Promotion Potential: No Known 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: Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) Headquarters, 441 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001
This announcement is for both current and future vacancies. The positions are in various offices, units and/or procurement services bureaus of the Office of Contracting and Procurement and work under the direct supervision of the Supervisory Contract Specialist.
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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About Government of the District of Columbia
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. In addition to contracting and procurement services, OCP’s Surplus Property Division collects, manages, and reuses District-owned and federal surplus property. 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.