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Supervisory Contract Specialist

Operations - Procurement
Closing date:
Washington, DC
60 See information on grades and base pay ranges
Who may apply:
Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)


This position is located at Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, PROCUREMENT. The incumbent serves as a senior contract specialist in the Procurement Office performing actions associated with developing and awarding the full range of contracts, including multi-million-dollar contracts for goods and services; and provides technical advice, guidance.

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As a/an Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will:

  • Independently manages the day-to-day operations of CFPB's the team. Responsible for unit's successful performance. Identifies operational problems and/or issues and resolves such problems or issues.
  • Serves as a Senior Contracting Officer for the agency; and a recognized expert on Federal acquisition and contracting issues to include acquisition planning, source selection, cost/price analysis, and contract administration.
  • An expert on acquisition and contracting issues and the laws and regulations controlling these functions.
  • Helps the SPE attain socioeconomic goals including minority and women owned goals by negotiating and awarding contracts representing these goals and programs.
  • Ensures non-pay spending across CFPB is in line with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) competition goal(s) and the small business set-aside goal(s), to include any specific Office of Minority and Women Inclusion (OMWI) goals and/or mandates as applicable, including the socio-economic goals for women- and minority-owned businesses.
  • Directs, plans, and coordinates work to be accomplished by subordinates, sets, and adjusts short-term priorities, and prepares schedules for completion of work

Travel Required

  • Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory Status

  • Yes

Promotion Potential

  • None

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Open to status candidates (Competitive service - Permanent)

Current Federal employees on career or career-conditional appointments and reinstatement eligible. Current federal employees on permanent competitive service appointments (including current CFPB employees on such appointments), or former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; or ICTAP Eligibles; or Eligible under special hiring authorities (e.g., individuals with disabilities, covered by an interchange agreement, or Eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act). Current CFPB employee should check their appointment type before applying to an announcement.

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