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. You will be provided with progressively more on-the-job experiences and related training and development programs, enabling you to achieve your career goals while supporting mission needs.
ENTERPRISE FUNCTIONS AT THE CIA - OFFICE OF THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
The Office of the 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.
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.
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Bachelor's degree in one of the following fields or related studies:
Supply Chain Management
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point 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
Advanced degree in Business, Public Administration or Law
Demonstrated experience with and knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) guidelines and US Government contracting
Experience conducting a wide range of acquisition lifecycle activities, including:
Contract awarding and closeout activities
Firm fixed-price contracts
Cost and price analysis and negotiation experience
Cost plus and cost reimbursement
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
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Important application instructions for this position:
The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
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
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