Contract Specialist – IRS Recruitment

Website Internal Revenue Service

Job Description:

As an IRS employee, you will feel proud knowing you helped make America stronger while working at one of the world’s biggest financial institutions. You will be part of an organization that collects over $2 trillion in revenue and processes over 200 million tax returns annually. We are proud of how we apply the tax law with integrity and fairness to all. The IRS hires talented and dedicated individuals from many backgrounds, including accounting, business, finance, law enforcement and information technology. You will be challenged & supported on a daily basis. Whether you are just starting out or looking for a new opportunity, consider an IRS career.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plans, establishes, and coordinates operating methods and procedures for accomplishing acquisitions. Establishes a system to review, control, and report on acquisition status. Conducts in-depth analysis of acquisition data, requirements, and effect on overall achievement goals. Identifies problem areas/trends and determines best approach for addressing and resolving. Initiates briefings and prepares comprehensive reports to keep managers and executives fully apprised of acquisition plans and progress, and to communicate findings and recommendations.
  • Manages complex, sensitive, critical, and precedent-setting IRS procurement programs and initiatives that serve as a guide for other IRS procurement activities; assists primary customers in developing statements of work and procurement strategy; and, develops evaluation plans, pricing methodologies, and major contract administration plans.
  • Takes a leadership role in coordinating and representing top management’s position on complicated and controversial acquisition issues with all impacted parties. Articulates authoritative information in policy areas ensuring all requirements of law, executive orders, regulations and other applicable procedures including clearances and approvals have been met as required with contracting policies and procedures. Serves as a key point in facilitating the resolution of controversial/sensitive issues through creative methods and techniques.
  • Utilizes the full range of project management skills in the accomplishment of work assignments. The incumbent is responsible for training the workforce and bridging the skill gap in the area of contract work which includes writing policy and providing authoritative recommendations to improve procurement operations and customer service; and developing or presenting training on procurement-related topics.
  • Serves as project leader for the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of very broad and complex OITA projects that impact MITS and other business units. As the resident expert relating to all aspects of project planning and implementation, the incumbent serves as an expert in the field of acquisition and the primary point of contact for program officials on all acquisition and administrative matters affecting the major procurement of supplies, services (including information technology, architectural and engineering, or research and development) using formal advertising or negotiation procedures; the evaluation of the most important contract price proposals; and administration or termination and close out of major contracts.

Job Requirements:

  • Provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. (Birth certificate showing birth in the U.S; Unexpired U.S. Passport; Certificate of Citizenship or Naturalization; or Report of Birth Abroad of a U.S. Citizen (Form FS-240))
  • Must successfully complete a background investigation, including a FBI criminal history record check (fingerprint check).
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • A 1-year probationary period is required.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9. Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S. These documents must be unexpired original or certified copies.
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency.
  • Undergo an income tax verification and review of prior performance/conduct.

Qualification & Experience:

  • You must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-14 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: Acquisition planning, contract formation, partnering with government and industry, administration, and resolution of disputes and claims, and providing procurement advice and counsel to agency program managers and executives; Responsible for overseeing the development and execution of the contracting portion of project management plans; Ensuring the award and administration of contracts complies with applicable contracting laws, directives, and policies; Managing the procurement of all types of equipment, supplies and/or services using multiple acquisition strategies including competition or contracting by negotiations, settlement of terminations for convenience and default, claims for delay and disruption, and resolution of contractor performance issues.

Job Details:

Company: Internal Revenue Service

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Florence, SC, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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