Contracting Officer Representative Advocate
Department Of Housing And Urban Development
 Washington, DC
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This opportunity is also open to Status eligibles under Announcement 20-HUD-291. Please refer to that announcement for details on open period, eligibility, and how to apply.

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As a Contracting Officer Representative Advocate, you will:

  • Serve as a primary interface point between CORs/GTRs, program experts, and OCPO during all phases of the acquisition process, with most support occurring in the program requirements definition phase.
  • Apply knowledge of Federal acquisition regulations and policy to provide support and expert guidance to CORs/GTRs and program experts in the preparation of acquisition and requisition documents, e.g., conducting and documenting market research, writing Performance Work Statements (PWS's) and Statements of Work (SOWs), developing Quality Assurance Surveillance Plans (QASPs), and preparing Independent Government Cost Estimates (IGCEs).
  • Develop, distribute, and execute routine internal training, best practices, lessons learned, templates, and samples associated with pre-award and post-award COR/GTR responsibilities.
  • Apply knowledge of Performance Based Services Acquisition concepts in assisting to move CORS/GTRs and program experts to more performance-based contracting. Ensure requirements reflect that no personal services or inherently governmental functions are contracted for.

Travel Required

25% or less - Possibly 1 or 2 times per quarter

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


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Conditions of Employment

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The experience may have been gained in either the public, private sector or volunteer service. One year of experience refers to full-time work; part-time work is considered on a prorated basis. To ensure full credit for your work experience, please indicate dates of employment by month/day/year, and indicate number of hours worked per week on your resume.

The Office of Housing provides vital public services through its nationally administered programs. It oversees the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the largest mortgage insurer in the world, and regulates important parts of the housing industry. The Office of Housing also helps ensure consumers can access housing counseling and provides affordable rental housing through its Multifamily housing program. The Office of Housing is committed to helping all Americans obtain safe, decent affordable housing.


You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

For the GS-14, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-13 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  • Interpreting and applying acquisition policies, procedures, and regulations for an organization; AND
  • Serving as an advisor or lead in the training, planning and execution of contractual actions and phases for an organization.