Contracting Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Loudoun County Government Procurement Division
Location of position: 
Leesburg, VA
Up to $90,000 DOQ
Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, July 27, 2019
Job Description: 

Do you enjoy working in a collaborative and fast paced work environment with a focus on problem solving, innovation, and high-impact infrastructure projects? Do you have a passion for public service? If this sounds like you, then consider being a Contracting Officer for Loudoun County Government. Loudoun County's national award-winning Division of Procurement is seeking highly motivated applicants for Contracting Officer positions. These new positions were created to provide continued support to multiple County departments and agencies with their capital and facilities related procurement needs. These Contracting Officers will solicit for a wide variety of construction and professional (architectural and engineering) services, to include building construction, major renovations, highway construction and maintenance, in compliance with the Virginia Public Procurement Act and the County’s Procurement Resolution. These positions will be responsible for performing all steps in drafting, issuing, evaluating, negotiating and awarding Invitations for Bid and Requests for Proposals. Contracting Officers collaborate with staff at all levels of the organization and must prepare and present contract award recommendations to department heads, committees, and the Board of Supervisors. Excellent written and oral communication and public presentation skills are necessary for these challenging positions. Additionally, attention to detail, good organization skills, resourcefulness, and excellent computer and research skills are essential to be successful. Loudoun County offers a competitive salary and benefits package to include health, dental, VRS (retirement), annual, personal, and sick leave Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in procurement, business administration, construction, engineering or related field with four years of experience in contracting of professional and non-professional services. Previous construction and design procurement experience is highly preferred. Considerable project management experience and experience using web-based systems is required. Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) certification preferred. Knowledge of the Virginia Public Procurement Act is preferred, but training will be provided. Experience in governmental procurement (federal, state or local) is highly preferred. This position is FLSA exempt and may be required to work beyond the normal workweek, to include occasional attendance at evening Board and Board committee meetings. Criminal background, credit and background check and DMV record check will be conducted on the successful candidate. Hiring Range: Up to $90,000 DOQ. This position may be under filled at S3 level with a salary Up to $80,000 DOQ. Recruitment #19-S4-1975. Apply immediately. Visit our on-line employment center at for more information and to apply. EOE