FSL OTI/M/OAA Contract Officer – Remote (FS-03) (FL-03 – OTI #22-03CCC)

  • Contract
  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year
  • Salary: TBD

US Agency for International Development

The OTI/M/OAA Contract Officer is a full-time Foreign Service Limited (FSL) position at the FS-03 level and located Remotely. Applications for this position are due no later than January 20, 2023 at 11:59 pm Eastern Time. For full information about this position, as well as instructions on how to apply, please read the entire solicitation at www.OTIjobs.net.


USAID’s Bureau for Management, Office of Acquisition and Assistance (M/OAA) creates award packages that attract effective development partners, negotiates for the best services and goods at reasonable cost, and efficiently secures and allows USAID to administer awards to meet its mission. CPS/OTI seizes emerging windows of opportunity in the political landscape to promote stability, peace, and democracy by catalyzing local initiatives through adaptive and agile programming.


As an expert in the contracting support for a rapid response office such as OTI, the Contract Officer:

  • Provides acquisition and assistance (A&A) operational support to client offices;
  • Uses the knowledge of regulations and policies (FAR, AIDAR, ADS, etc.) as a business advisor to client offices in furtherance of development objectives;
  • Perform a full range of complex procurement activities for contracts, grants, cooperative agreements and personal services contractor (PSC) contracts in support of CPS/OTI;
  • Participate in strategy and planning phases, preparation and publication of solicitation documents, evaluation of offers, cost analysis, negotiations, contract award, and contract administration;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Must be a U.S. citizen.
  • Must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, FSL-04 or GS-12, of this position. Specialized experience must include:
  1. Demonstrated Work experience directly related to contracting work, such as issuing or responding to solicitations for cost reimbursement or time and materials contracts, negotiating cost/price, terms or other elements of such contracts to detail;
  2. Leading a competitive Request for Proposal (RFP) or for a competitive Request for Application (RFA)/Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), or an equivalent/similar process.
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree (BA or BS), or Master’s Degree (MA) with the following years of work experience: BA/BS: 8 years work experience; Master’s: 6 years work experience.
  • FAC-C certification is desirable.
  • Must be eligible to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Current or recent USG security clearance desired.

Please direct questions about this position or the offer process to the OTI Recruitment Team at [email protected].

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit (in .pdf or Microsoft Word Format):

  • Resume/CV;
  • Cover letter (one page or less) expressing a statement of interest, including one paragraph (250 words or less) that describes where in the resume the applicant meets the specialized experience qualifications;
  • Three professional references with at least one current or former supervisor;
  • Stated veterans’ preference, if applicable;
  • Stated security clearance level, if applicable;
  • Stated U.S. citizenship (if citizenship is not stated, application will not be considered).

Please submit your application package to[email protected]. Please use the subject line: “FSL APPLICATION: Contract Officer – FL-03 – OTI #22-03CCC.” Application submissions are required by 11:59 p.m. EST on 01/20/2023. Packages not submitted by the deadline with the specified subject line—or incomplete packages—will not receive consideration.

Closing date: 20 Jan 2023