Overview

Summary The Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) Chief Operating Officer (COO) administers the Director of National Intelligence (DNI’s) vision and direction to the ODNI enterprise. This includes synchronizing policy, plans, procedures, and cross-functional issues. The COO oversees all ODNI business operations, including such areas as human resources, diversity & inclusion, finance and budget, information technology, security, facilities, and information management. Responsibilities The Chief Financial Executive executes, manages, and leads ODNI’s financial and contract operations to support informed corporate decision making and uphold the trust that Congress and the American people have placed in ODNI as an honorable steward of taxpayer’s dollars. *Oversee the identification, analysis, and participation in the development of acquisition strategies based on requirements (e.g., technical, management, cost, past performance) and establish initial contracting documentation (e.g., Acquisition Plan, source selection plan, Statement of Work) consistent with laws, regulations, policy, and other guidelines. Lead team to finalize pre-award documentation packages and solicitations consistent with requirements documents and amend solicitations when it is in the best interest of the Government. Plan the review and evaluation responses to solicitations against the criteria established in the solicitation to make source selection decisions considering factors such as cost, technical/management approach, schedule, security, and past performance. Engage relevant parties to prepare negotiation strategies and positions and lead a team to reach agreements on cost/price, and terms and conditions during pre-award and contract administration. Lead the execution of the award, provide notifications, conduct debriefings to offerors, defend protests, and designate a CO(T)R. Manage contractor performance monitoring and manage compliance with the agreed upon terms and conditions of the contract to include managing and executing contract modifications and changes. Manage the financial aspects of contract administration such as cost/pricing remedies, authorizing payments, recovering debts, and detecting fraud. Ensure all contract requirements have been completed, settle outstanding actions, perform contract closeouts, and archive records. Requirements Conditions of Employment Applicants may be considered for this position as a reimbursable detailee, if endorsed by the employing agency. Applicants must have current TS/SCI clearances with polygraph or have the ability to obtain one. The ODNI does not conduct polygraphs or provide security clearances for detailees. Qualifications *Served as a Warranted Contracting Officer with proven technical competencies to conduct a wide range of acquisition life cycle activities from acquisition planning through contract award and subsequent closeout activities. “Cradle to grave”, cost plus, cost reimbursement, indefinite delivery indefinite quantity, security requirements to source selection, firm fixed price contracts cost and price analysis and negotiation experience. Expert knowledge and familiarity with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) principles, concepts, and practices, reform initiatives, and developing procurement policies and procedures, and superior ability to effectively apply these laws (e.g. CICA, FASA, Clinger-Cohen), regulations and procedures to determine contracting methods, types of acquisition instruments, business and negotiation strategies, techniques of cost analysis, and determination of contractor responsibility, methods of monitoring the performance of long term contracts and agreements with multiple partners, and contract and agreement administration. Expert knowledge of Agency products and services. Expert knowledge of Agency and IC missions. Superior customer service and business advisory skills. Expert knowledge of sharing networks and building alliances to identify opportunities to increase information sharing, as appropriate, with customers, colleagues, stakeholders, and others within and across the IC. Expert knowledge of contract price analysis/cost analysis techniques sufficient to perform basic and or complex analysis to evaluate and assess bid responsiveness, contractor responsibility and contractor performance for all contract types when historical pricing data and precedents are applicable in order to prepare pre-negotiation objectives. Desired Requirements At least two years of progressively responsible professional contracting experience comparable to next lower level in this occupation. 10 years of full lifecycle acquisition experience. Employees hired from outside of the Agency may substitute applicable progressively responsible contract management experience for the Agency’s Level II Contracting Officer Certification. Successful completion of the Agency’s Level II Contracting Officer Certification Program or equivalent standards (e.g. Certified to Level 3 according to DAWIA, Certified Contracting Officer). Program Management Level 3 Certification or 10 years of full lifecycle acquisition experience. Education Bachelor’s degree or higher in any field that includes or has been supplemented by, at least 24 semester hours of coursework in Business Administration, Accounting, Contract Administration, Finance, Law, Purchasing, Economics, Industrial Management, Marketing, Quantitative Methods, Organization and Management, or a closely related field of study or the possession of a Certified Professional Contracts Manager Certificate. Additional Information Job Interview Travel: Candidates from outside the Washington, D.C., area may be selected for a telephone, teleconference, or in-person interview. If selected for an in-person interview, any travel or lodging will be at the applicant’s personal expense. A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at his or her current grade and salary. A current Federal Government employee, selected for a detail, will be assigned to the position at their current grade and salary. Reasonable Accommodations: The ODNI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the Reasonable Accommodations Officer by classified email at dnireasonableaccommodationwma@cia.ic.gov, by unclassified email at DNIDRA@dni.gov, by telephone at 703-275-3900 or by FAX at 703-275-1217. Your request for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION TO THE EEOD EMAIL ADDRESS. THIS EMAIL IS FOR REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS ONLY. PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION VIA THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED IN THE ‘HOW TO APPLY’ SECTION ABOVE. COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To ensure compliance with an applicable nationwide preliminary injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the federal government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for federal employees. Therefore, to the extent a federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine. The ODNI is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations.