Contracting Officer I

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority - Headquarters, WA4.1

13 days agoFull-time$31 - $45 an hour
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As a Contracting Officer I, you will enhance your knowledge, experience, and training that may lead to becoming a full performance Contracting Officer, while performing a wide range of pre-award and post award functions.

Contracting Officer I

This is a developmental level position and may lead to the next level of the Contracting Officer career ladder.

After 12 months of successful performance and demonstrable ability to review and edit Statements of Work and Evaluation Criteria, and close out contracts, a one grade increase may be awarded non-competitively and the incumbent remains on this job description (SCONCO1).

After a total of 24 months of successful performance, and upon obtaining the required certification listed in that Job Profile, the full performance level of work (SCONCO2) is intended.

Serves in the Procurement and Contracts Department of the Office of Supply Chain Management at the Headquarters Office.

Performs progressively complex and responsible Contracting Officer functions, under direct supervision, to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform a wide range of Contracting Officer functions, from pre-award to post-award. Assists in reviewing plans, solicitations, evaluating, awards, and administering procurements and contracts. Procurements and contracts cover Architecture/Engineer (A/E) and construction projects, goods and service contracts, leasing and maintenance agreements, and concession contracts. Performs related functions.


Participates in program reviews and pre-negotiation conferences.

Assists in the review of procurement documents.

Assists in selecting contract type based on a variety of considerations. Determines appropriate method of procurement and plans the procurement schedule.

Assists in the preparation of solicitation documents.

Conducts market research under the direction of the Contracts Manager to identify potential offerors who can satisfy solicitation requirements and meet socioeconomic goals and requirements (e.g., Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [LDBE], Women’s Business Enterprise [WBE], Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [DBE], and Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [ACDBE]).

Assists in the preparation of price or cost analysis and attend negotiations with senior staff, as appropriate, to develop an understanding of processes and negotiations skills.

Assists in conducting reviews of submitted proposals.

For construction contracts, assists in coordinating the solicitation process from pre-construction/pre-performance conference through Notice to Proceed and Contracting Officer’s Technical Representative (COTR) letters.

For concessions contracts, assists in developing solicitations with the COTR and assists in the issuance, review and award of concession contracts.

Assists in performing contract administration.

Keeps abreast of the organization’s strategic priorities.

Participates in mandatory and voluntary formal training.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Three years of experience in business administration, acquisition and contracting or other related work.

Included in the three years of experience must be one year of direct experience in procurements and contracts.

Knowledge of and ability to learn various types of contracts and methods of contracting for goods and services, A/E projects, or concessions.

Knowledge of and ability to learn to apply contracting principles, policies, and procedures to pre-award and post-award actions.

Knowledge of and ability to ensure compliance with requirements, procedures, and special programs (e.g., Local Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [LDBE], Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [DBE], Airport Concession Disadvantaged Business Enterprise [ACDBE] and Owner Controlled Insurance Program [OCIP]).

Ability to make detailed analyses of data and information and make recommendations.

Ability to speak and write effectively.

Skill in using a computer and office suite software, with emphasis on database and spreadsheet software.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Acquisition and Contract Management, Business Administration, Public Policy, Contract Law, or related field.

Public sector procurement and contracting experience.

Experience using an automated procurement processing system covering supply chain management.


A Bachelor’s Degree in any field.


Certification by a national or federally recognized procurement certification/credentialing organization within two years of hire, promotion, or placement in the job.


Must meet in-service and continuing education/training requirements.

Work is typically reviewed in progress and upon completion for quantity, quality, timeliness, teamwork, customer service, and other factors.

May be subject to potential hazards common to the airport environment and construction industry when performing site visits. Wears personal protective gear, as necessary.


A background security investigation will be required for all new hires.

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.