Contracting Officer II

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Salary:  $87K – $126K

Close Date: February 3, 2023


Join our team as a Contracting Officer II, you will exercise delegated contracting authority for assignments, subject to established approval and review procedures. Your work will directly and significantly impact fair and open competition and the cost, quality, and consistency of construction, and goods and services.

This is the full performance position in the Contracting Officer series.

Serves in the Procurement and Contracts Department in the Office of Supply Chain Management at the Headquarters Office or Washington Dulles International Airport.

Performs a wide range of Contracting Officer functions, from pre-award to post-award. Reviews, plans, solicits, evaluates awards, administers, and closes out procurements and contracts. Procurements and contracts cover Architect/Engineer (A/E) and construction projects, goods and service contracts, leasing and maintenance agreements, and concessions contracts. Performs related functions.


Participates in program reviews and pre-negotiation conferences.

Reviews procurement documents.

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

Prepares solicitation documents.

Conducts market research 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]).

Works to identify new sources or methods to stimulate small or disadvantaged business participation.

Acts as the sole point of contact to potential offerors during the pre-award period.

Conducts commercial review of submitted proposals.

For construction, professional services, and other service contracts, independently manages, with little or no supervision, the procurement process from solicitation issuance, through evaluation, to contract award.  Prepares price or cost analyses and conducts negotiations, as appropriate, to obtain the best price and other terms and conditions most advantageous to the Airports Authority.

Performs contract administration.

May assist in the training of developmental level Contracting Officers as well as COTRs.

Participates in mandatory and voluntary formal training.



A Bachelor’s Degree in any field.

Five years of progressively responsible experience in procurements and contracts.

Knowledge of and ability to implement various types of contracts and methods of contracting for construction and A/E projects or goods and services.

Knowledge of and ability 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) and Owner Controlled Insurance Program [OCIP]).

Knowledge of and ability to plan the procurement process.

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


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

Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer.| Follow us on Twitter @MWAAcareers.

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