7 USPS Supplying Practices General Practices

7-1 Appointment and Selection of Contracting Officers

7-1.1 Contracting Officer Levels

Contracting officers (contracting officers) are appointed by the VP, SM, and by individuals delegated appointment authority. Appointees to the position of contracting officer levels I through V must be career employees in good standing and must meet the qualifications for the particular level (see below). Generally, contracting authorities are grouped by contracting officer level. There are five levels of contracting officers. Individuals delegated appointment authority by the VP, SM may provide up to the amount stated for each contracting officer level below: