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Contracting Officer

Career Description

Airmen need reliable, durable, high-quality supplies and equipment at the right time and the right place to complete their missions successfully. Securing these necessities and skillfully negotiating the sale is the job of Contracting Officers. They help ensure our units are well-stocked by managing contracts for commodities, services and construction. They also follow marketing trends, evaluate offers, gather supply sources and share their findings so they can maximize efficiency and set appropriate terms in their contracts. A Contracting Officer ultimately ensures that the system is responsive to mission needs and is in keeping with regulatory requirements.

Career Tasks

  • Plan and organize contracting operations
  • Establish organizational structure and personnel
  • Select contract sources, negotiate and ensure compliance

Relevant Interests & Skills

You might like this position if you have interests in these areas:

  • Law
  • Business, Operations and Administrative

Becoming an Officer

To become an officer in the Air Force, you'll enter a rigorous nine-week Officer Training School that will challenge you physically and mentally while preparing you to be a leader.