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Acquiring critical goods and services for TSA

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Victor Martinez (right) meeting with Justin Zerbato. Photo by Allison VeasleyVictor Martinez joined TSA in 2009 as part of the inaugural class of the TSA Resident Program – an entry-level, full-time career development two-year program at TSA headquarters.

Since graduation Martinez has worked as a Contract Specialist in the Office of Acquisition where he provides contract support to the offices of Civil Rights and Liberties, Security Policy and Industry Engagement, Intelligence and Analysis, Information Technology and Global Strategies.

Martinez participates in the solicitation, evaluation, negotiation and award of contract actions ranging from tens of thousands to hundreds of millions of dollars; including, most recently, the award of TSA’s Operational Application Support and Information Services II (OASIS II) contract.

What I Do Matters because I play an integral role in the acquisition of critical goods and services needed to accomplish TSA’s mission. I believe that my work as a Contract Specialist and business advisor has a direct and positive impact on the day-to-day operations of TSA.        

My job is challenging because I’m responsible for ensuring tax dollars are spent effectively, efficiently and in accordance with federal policies and regulations. This means staying current with acquisition regulations at a federal, departmental and agency level.     

The most rewarding part of my job is closing a deal. After months of work, knowing that I met TSA’s needs and taxpayers are getting the best value for their money, gives me a lot of satisfaction.  

From the Office of Strategic Communications/Public Affairs

Latest revision: 27 September 2013