[New Job Opening] Chief Procurement Officer job Vacancy in Washington, DC 20515

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Job Details:
Position Name :
Chief Procurement Officer
Washington, DC 20515
Job ID :
Description : Office of the Chief Administrative Officer
Position Available: Chief Procurement Officer
Vacancy Announcement Number: CAO-Req364
Office/Location: U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C.
Closing Date: Until Filled
Salary Level/Range: $185,387
Proposed Starting Date: Immediate
Job Summary:
The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) provides operations support services and business solutions to the community of 10,000 House Members, Officers and staff. The CAO organization comprises more than 600 technical and administrative staff working in a variety of areas, including information technology, finance, budget management, human resources, payroll, child care, food and vending, procurement, logistics and administrative counsel.
This position is located in the Immediate Office, Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), U.S. House of Representatives (House). This position serves as the Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and is responsible forthe comprehensive strategic and long-term planning for the Office of Acquisitions Management (OAM), which acquires and ensures the supply of goods and services for the House at the best possible value.
Major responsibilities include: the overall/comprehensive executive level management of the Acquisitions Management Business Unit (approximately 25 employees), program requirements, as well as personnel, while also providing general assistance, coordination, guidance, and recommendations to the CAO, CAO senior management team, and other House officials and staff regarding sensitive and confidential procurement related issues.
Grade level at time of appointment is determined by experience and designated level of responsibility. The position has day-to-day supervisory/managerial responsibilities.
This position has access to Personally Identifiable Information (PII).
Primary Duties/Responsibilities:
Responsible for the overall/comprehensive executive level management in the areas of procurement, purchasing and contracts administration. Acts as an advisor to the CAO and the House of Representatives on issues related to procurement, purchasing, contracts and contract administration. Responsible for the development and implementation of policies and procedures governing House procurement, purchasing and contracting; ensuring proper service is provided, as well as, ensuring that all information and materials provided to House offices, vendors, or bidders are accurate, up-to-date, and understandable.
Provides direction in contract formation, contract negotiations and contract administration pertaining to the procurement of goods and services for the House of Representatives. Responsible for providing technical direction and guidance as needed to program offices and Unit staff in the preparation of procurement plans and on all aspects of contract formation to include solicitation, source selection and contract documents, and the review, analysis and technical evaluation of bids or proposals. Exercises contracting officer signature authority.
Monitors, evaluates, and assesses procurement, purchasing and contracts administration effectiveness and activities, and develops recommendations for continuous improvement. Oversees the Unit’s procedural development, training, contract tracking, and monitoring vendor performance. Assesses current procurement, purchasing and contract administration/compliance function, recommending to the CAO and CHA as appropriate, policy and procedural changes for streamlining and rationalizing the procurement system as well as promoting open and full competition.
Responsible for executive level management of personnel, to include hiring and personnel action recommendations, providing the timely review of, and feedback on all applicable individual performance plans and evaluations, Unit wide employee coaching and mentoring as able and/or necessary, and appropriately addressing employee conflicts and disciplinary actions. Responsible for the general day-to-day management and supervision of subordinate managers and other assigned staff.
Responsible for planning, securing approval of, and following through on comprehensive long term goals, objectives, and operational needs. Monitor projects, initiatives, and day-to-day functions and responsibilities controlled by, assigned to, or associated with Unit. Provide recommendations for improvements, modifications and/or enhancements to assure responsiveness to changing requirements. Assign, oversee, and monitor the development, implementation, and modification of internal workplace policies, standards, procedures, practices, and communication programs.
Responsible for the executive level management of new and ongoing projects/programs, to include the implementation, tracking, measurement, and quality controls thereof. Appropriately assign and monitor the progress of special limited term projects and initiatives assigned to the Unit through their completion. Ensure that appropriate after action reviews are conducted and corresponding program enhancements are made.
Perform other official duties as required by the CAO.
Master’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or business administration, or a Bachelor degree and at least 15 years of professional work experience in the previous disciplines.
Minimum 15years’ experience in professional, executive level procurement, purchasing and contracts administration including knowledge of contract types, methods and techniques, as well as contract administration and termination methods. Proven experience negotiating disputes and settling claims.
Minimum 15 years experience in progressive managerial/supervisory positions including effective use of employee performance plans and evaluations, coaching and mentoring techniques, and addressing employee conflicts and disciplinary actions. Proven experience at the executive leadership level.
Knowledge of contract administration and formation, including contract types, methods, and techniques.
Knowledge of source selection techniques sufficient to conduct a selection.
Analytical skill and ability to review and evaluate contractor proposals/bids.
Knowledge of negotiation techniques, skill in conducting negotiations, and the ability to select and establish negotiation objectives.
Skill in planning, project management, budget formulation (personnel and program), and procurement systems.
Knowledge of procurement methods, techniques, policies, and regulations.
Knowledge of acquisitions regulations.
Skill in consultation, coordination, training, and reporting.
Ability to establish and maintain administrative, internal control, quality control, and measurement criteria and processes.
All employees within CAO are expected to demonstrate the following general competencies: Accountability, Adaptability, Collaboration, Communication, Customer Orientation, Knowledge of Relevant Policies, Procedures, and Processes, Priority Management, and Problem Resolution.
All employees in leadership positions within CAO are expected to demonstrate the following leadership competencies: Coalition Building, Decision-Making, Leading People, Results Orientation, and Strategic Planning.
Applicant Instructions:
Qualified candidates please submit your resume online by following the instructions in this link: https://house.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/364?c=house
For information concerning the CAO’s collection of personal information, please see http://cao.house.gov/privacy.
Hiring for this position is governed by the Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act. Applicants seeking veterans’ preference consideration should contact a CAO Human Resources representative at CAOHumanResources@mail.house.gov for further information.
All applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), disability, or age.
Continued employment is contingent upon satisfactorily completing a criminal history records check (or other applicable security clearance) and pre-employment drug-test (pre-identified position only).
Title 1 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, as amended (5 U.S.C app§ 101 et seq.) requires certain House employees to file Financial Disclosure Statements. For information please visit http://clerk.house.gov/public_disc/index.aspx.
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