Tuesday, July 28, 2015

CIA Contracting Officer Positions for Recent Grads

Contracting Officers serve as members of a team of highly motivated professionals that provide critical support to US National Security. CIA acquisition professionals have the opportunity to apply their business skills to diverse programs such as those for technical collection systems, construction projects and information technology initiatives. Contracting Officers at CIA serve in various program offices alongside their Agency and other Intelligence Community colleagues, working to enable the mission of intelligence. The CIA is a member of the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

At 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, our Contracting Officers learn and utilize innovative business practices to streamline the acquisition process and maximize resources. The Contracting Officer manages a wide variety of unique and complex contract types to obtain “best value” on behalf of the US Government.

Our Contracting Officers follow a training and development program specifically geared toward their growth and advancement in the field of contracting at the Agency. With a mix of paced, on-the-job experiences and successful completion of related training, our Contracting Officers may obtain technical certifications that enable them to apply for positions of increased responsibility and professional advancement. This career development program enables our Contracting Officers the opportunity to immediately contribute to the mission of the CIA.

At the entry level - Learn and use innovative acquisitions business practices while gaining contracting experience. Under close supervision, duties include: pre-award planning and documentation; soliciting, planning, negotiating, administration and closeout; acquiring products and services in an efficient, cost-effective manner; and providing administrative support on contracts while developing technical expertise.

Entry-level officers generally have little to no acquisitions experience or are new college graduates. The applicant's cumulative GPA 3.0 or above. General administrative duties are required, and attention to administrative detail is a must. Business internship or business work experience is highly desirable.

Click here to read more about career progression and for application instructions.