Chief Procurement Officer

Washington, DC
Full Time
Senior Manager/Supervisor

POSITION:  Chief Procurement Officer

OPEN:  May 1, 2023

CLOSE: Open until filled

SALARY RANGE/GRADE:    Executive Service DX4 ($141,640 to $212,127)


There is a legal requirement that each new appointee to the Excepted and Executive Service either: (1) be domiciled in the District of Columbia at the time of appointment; or (2) establish District domicile within one hundred eighty (180) days of appointment.  The law also requires that Excepted and Executive Service employees maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment.  Failure to maintain District domicile during the period of the appointment will result in forfeiture of employment.

The DC Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP), under the direction of the Chief Procurement Officer, was established by DC law in 1997 and provides contracting services for selected agencies and offices in the District. The mission of OCP is to partner with vendors and District agencies to purchase quality goods and services in a timely manner and at a reasonable cost while ensuring that all purchasing actions are conducted fairly and impartially.

OCP manages the purchase of $5.7 billion in goods, services and construction annually, on behalf of over 78 District agencies. In its authority under the Procurement Practices Reform Act of 2010 (PPRA), OCP is responsible for both establishing procurement processing standards that conform to regulations and monitoring the effectiveness of procurement service delivery. Procurement processing and management is executed by procurement professionals who are assigned to agency worksites to directly collaborate with program staff throughout the entire procurement process. OCP core services include the DC Supply Schedule, Purchase card (P-Card) program, and the surplus property disposition and re-utilization program. OCP’s learning and certification programs support on-going development of staff proficiency and procurement service quality.

The DC Office of Contracting and Procurement (OCP) is organized in to the following divisions:

Procurement procures goods and services on behalf of the agencies and programs under OCP’s authority according to District laws and regulations. The procurement staff is organized into the following units:  

  • Government Operations
  • Public Safety
  • Health Services
  • Human Services
  • Homeless/Youth Human Services
  • Transportation Infrastructure
  • Information Technology
  • Public Works and Fleet Services
  • Simplified/DC Supply Schedules
  • Procurement Operations
  • Acquisition Management


The Chief Procurement Officer leads the Office of Contracting and Procurement is responsible to the Mayor, and is a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet; the incumbent participates in the highest level of policy making. The Director reports to the City Administrator and the Deputy City Administrator for Public Management on routine or regular matters.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for efficient and effective program management and is expected to apply a very high degree of initiative, foresight, creative thinking and judgment, as well as objectives.
  • The CPO has full responsibility for directing and coordinating, all the activities, operations and programs which are generated as a result of the functional responsibilities of the Office of Contracts and Procurement for the District Government.

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