The IRS has announced that its Procurement office is set to hire 80 acquisition professionals nationwide, many of whom will be contract specialists.
The office said it is searching for individuals who are “interested in providing America’s taxpayers top quality service”.
The IRS Procurement office provides acquisition services for IRS business units, Treasury departmental offices and Information Technology for the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. The office administers all aspects of the acquisition process from planning, contract award, management and closeout.
According to the IRS Procurement office, its goal is to “create agile and innovative best value contract solutions to ensure the IRS meets its mission”.
Contract specialists are responsible for a full range of planning, directing and administering complex acquisitions.
Contract specialists will also:
- Assist customers in developing statements of work and procurement strategy.
- Develop evaluation plans, pricing methodologies and administration plans.
- Recommend streamlining initiatives and utilize the use of innovative principles to improve procurement operations and customer service.
- Serve as an advisor on acquisitions for complex equipment, supplies and services, which have a significant impact on the effectiveness of the entire tax system nationwide.
- Solicit contractual proposals, as well as negotiate, execute, administer and terminate public contracts for the Service.
- Perform contract administration functions, such as verifying evidence of contractor’s progress, negotiating modifications, issuing termination notices, reviewing contract claims, approving payments and conducting contract closeouts.
- Ensure that all requirements of law, executive orders, regulations and other applicable procedures have been met and report all unlawful behavior.
All prospective employees must be U.S. citizens, pass an FBI fingerprint check and tax compliance verification, and meet the mandatory education, training and experience qualification requirements.
Shanna Webbers, IRS chief procurement officer, said: “It’s an exciting time to work for IRS Procurement. Our culture shift of embracing innovation, agility and speed means our procurement professionals are empowered to think outside the box and take intelligent risks.
“Integrity in the procurement process is of utmost importance and leveraging Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) flexibilities allows us to be bold in enabling the IRS mission. We’re looking for the “best of the best” to join Team Procurement.”