“The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is the principal advisor to the Under Secretary and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on the application of Information Technology (IT) to support and improve the Agency’s business processes. The Program Administration Office (PAO) is responsible for the management of the overall USPTO Information Technology program, providing service & support for OCIO customers. The Vendor Management Division (VMD) manages acquisitions and contracts for new IT hardware and software products and for services needed to develop, modify, maintain, and enhance the automated information systems and infrastructure in use by the agency. The VMD performs Contracting Officer Representative (COR) functions delegated by the Contracting Officer (CO) for agency-wide IT contracts, providing timely feedback on contract and Task Order Management (TOM) performance to other OCIO organizations.”
As a Lead IT Acquisitions Specialist, you will perform the following duties:
- Leading a team of Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) for acquisitions and contracts for IT hardware; system development and integration; infrastructure design, engineering architecture and integration.
- Communicating recommendations to senior leadership on short-term and long-range acquisition program activities, including proposed solutions that reduce total cost while meeting customer requirements.
- Maintaining an arms-length relationship with the contractor in the interest of procurement integrity as well as sound contract management.
- Ensuring that the Contractor is performing the technical requirements of the contract in accordance with the contract terms, conditions, and specifications.
- Leading the team in identifying, distributing and balancing workload and tasks among employees in accordance with established workflow, skill level and/or occupational specialization.
- Making adjustments to accomplish the workload in accordance with established priorities to ensure timely accomplishment of assigned tasks.