DEPUTY HEAD OF THE CONTRACTING ACTIVITY (DHCA)/ DEPUTY DIVISION CHIEF
Federal Leadership * Procurement * Government Policies & Procedures * Budgeting & Cost Control * Project Management * Process Improvement * Contract Administration
Federal Leadership * Procurement * Government Policies & Procedures *
Budgeting & Cost Control * Project Management * Process Improvement * Contract Administration
February 2008 to January 2016United States Secret Service － Washington, DC
Deputy Head of the Contracting Activity (DHCA)/ Deputy Division Chief February 2008 to CurrentUnited States Secret Service － Washigton, dc
Direct oversight of Procurement Division operation and policy execution in support of Secret Service procurement of services and commodities.
Oversee day-to-day operations of the Division managing the technical and professional staff within the Directorate.
Manage and examine internal Secret Service and DHS management directives; data calls; policy directives, proposals and other critical information from higher level agencies, including DHS, OFPP, and OMB.
Supervise and direct the activities of the Division through the direction of subordinate supervisors (four Branch Chiefs (GS-14s).
Ensure compliance with EEO regulations.
Engaged in briefings with DHS procedures and processes.
Meet on a monthly and quarterly basis with DHS Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) and senior official to brief on the status of the Secret Service's Strategic Plan Initiatives and upcoming high visibility projects.
Review inquiries and formulate responses in coordination with Secret Service Government Public Affairs Office to Congressional Inquiries as well as OMB pass-backs.
Develop and regularly assess training and developmental needs for Secret Service personnel in area of acquisition and procurement regulations and policies Review and refine procurement policies used in the acquisition of goods and services to enhance operational efficiency.
Advise and assess the Division's performance and customer service to execute appropriate steps to ensure that the interests of the Service are maintained in the Services contractual relationships.
Continually implement process changes to streamline and improve operations and manage through Directorate's policies and programs.
Participate fully with the Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) in planning and executing Service-wide procurement programs and directing short and long range program planning and projections, including Department wide Strategic Sourcing Initiatives.
Direct responsibility for budget formulation and budget forecast activities.
Continuously engaged in budget and fiscal year initiatives.
Conduct comprehensive evaluation and review of the Division's goals to ensure metrics are met.
Due to diligence, in the area of Small Business Goals, the Division has been recognized by DHS Small Business Utilization for meeting and exceeding goals.
Coordinate with DHS on the Strategic Sourcing Initiative for Tactical Communications Equipment.
This initiative was the first project where USSS Procurement Division was the Executive Agent.
Directly responsible for coordinating staffing plan for Division of thirty professional staff members.
Coordinate component's initiative to hire through the Agency Acquisition Professional Career Program selections that allow for streamlined hiring and ensuring a diverse and motivated workforce.
Subject matter expert in a variety of financial, acquisition and procurement systems.
Participating member of component program reviews for the three USSS programs on Master Acquisition Oversight list, two Level Two and one Level Three.
Participating member for USSS IT and non-IT related program reviews, providing guidance on regulations.
Working Group Member for DHS CPO Strategic Plan Initiative as well as numerous program reviews and progress meetings Representative with Office of Administration (ADM) in USSS Governance process, including Resource Allocation Plan (RAP), defining integrated acquisition criteria Clearance Level is TS/SCI last updated May 2014 Review and analyze Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) cases and formulate the Secret Service response, supporting concurrence or non-concurrence.
Branch Chief January 2005 to January 2008United States Secret Service
Directly supervised staff of seven contract specialist professionals ranging from grade level GS-7 to GS-14.
Responsible for all actions for the Office of Office of Protective Operations and Office of Human Resources and Training, Office of Government and Public Affairs and the Office of the Director from acquisition planning, execution, administration and close out.
This constituted a budget of over $47 million dollars in FY 2006 and $67 million in FY2007.
Mentored and guided staff in interpreting Federal Acquisition Regulation and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regulations, policies, and initiatives.
During tenor as Branch Chief, responsibilities expanded to include managing all acquisition requirements for the JJRTC Acquisition, construction, improvements, and related expenses (ACIRE) fund.
This included all actions related to operation and management of JJRTC to include management services and supplies; janitorial services; repair and maintenance to all buildings and fixtures.
Successfully, initiated a facility-wide Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for maintenance services.
Participated on special projects, including, advisor to program office on DHS-wide Commodity Council Initiatives.
These efforts provided staff ability to see 25% decreases in duplicative procurement actions.
Successfully negotiated contracts in support of Campaign 2008, including providing technical expertise for National Special Security Events (NSSEs).
One of three Administrative and Professional and Technical employees accepted to US Secret Service Executive Development Program with Johns Hopkins University.
Lead budget briefings on program and acquisition strategies with Directorate personnel to ensure understanding of Federal Acquisition Regulations, the DHS supplement; recent Comptroller General Decisions; and Office of Procurement Policy (OFFP) policy.
Team Leader GS-14 July 2001 to January 2005US Customs and Border Protection
Team leader for the Treasury Seized Property Branch within the Mission Support Section of Office of Procurement.
Lead team of four specialists, directly responsible for all pre-award and contract administration duties for the Treasury Executive Office of Asset Forfeiture (TEOAF) contracts under the purview of CBP as the executive agent.
Negotiated and award of the follow-on personal property contract; assessing, analyzing and assigning the workload for all contract administrative functions to the team members; supporting and advising the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) Participating in oversight and review of contractor sites on the existing personal property contract; reviewing and approving contract actions; serving as the program liaison and advisor for the Treasury bureaus and other government agencies on contractual issues for both the real and personal property contracts.
Prepared and briefed Senior Executives within the U.S.
Customs Border Protection (CBP) and Department of Treasury on program changes which were a result of the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in 2003.
I assisted in the drafting of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of the Treasury, CBP and Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), to address the transfer of ATF from Department of Treasury to Department of Justice (DOJ).
This initiative successfully allowed for interagency utilization of seized property and assets.
Responsible for reviewing and approving claims and disputes; negotiating proposals for contract changes; Tracking contract expenditures and preparing and briefing Department of Treasury senior leadership on status of funds and activities related to high risk program initiatives.
Respond and authorize all correspondence related to contractual issues for both seized property and real property contracts to include inquiries from auction attendees; Freedom of Information Act and Congressional inquiries.
Coordinated with transfer of the Government-owned and Contractor Operated facility located in San Diego, California with Customs and Border Protection (formerly US Customs Service) and Department of Justice (DOJ) representatives.
This initiative allowed for a cost savings of 25% of contract costs and was recognized as successful coordination during formation of DHS.
Recognized by US Department of Treasury for Exemplary Performance and Dedication to the Treasury Forfeiture Program.
Initiated revisions for auction terms which allow for efficiencies for CBP contractual savings as well as for auction attendees.
Bachelor Of Science : Psychology Business Management, 5/1989Old Dominion University － VirginiaPsychology Business Management
Master of Science : Management, 5/2009Johns Hopkins University － Baltimore, MarylandManagement
Level III Certified Acquisition Professional since July 2005
National Contract Management Association Member
HONORS AND AWARDS
Performance Recognition Awards 2000-present
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