About the Agency
This position is located in the United States Mint, Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Procurement and Support Services Division. The Procurement and Support Services Division (PSSD) directs all Headquarters procurement operations; oversees and provides technical supervision of field and Departmental procurement activities; interfaces with the Department of the Treasury on procurement matters; performs staff procurement functions; and, develops and implements policies and procedures. PSSD provides oversight and quality control of headquarters, strategic business units, and field office programs including advice, assistance, and inspections; performs cost and price analyses; manages office administration functions including staffing, personnel, budget, and reporting; oversees operation and improvement of automated systems, develops annual and long-range acquisition plans and forecasts; and, operates special programs, such as Small Business, competition, AbilityOne, Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) certification, contracting staff certification, and career programs.
As a Contract Specialist, you will:
- Conduct procurement activity for major and complex systems (e.g., nationwide complex services and systems) where little or no contractual precedent exists to serve as guidance; develop and modify procurement strategies or pricing structures based on sound business judgment in the best interest of the Government.
- Initiate and conduct appropriate coordination between HQ and field site Acquisition personnel to implement United States Mint wide strategic sourced procurements actions.
- Manage all contractual aspects of a major program involving coordination of numerous contracts, long-range procurement planning based on a thorough knowledge of the program objectives and interrelationships with other programs, and skill in interpreting policies to solve unprecedented problems.
- Procure extensive technical services, which involve use and accountability for large amounts of Government owned property, numerous subcontractual arrangements, and accommodation of continuous contractual changes.