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Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcementLearn more about this agencyHelpOverviewAccepting applicationsOpen & closing dates09/29/2022 to 10/11/2022Salary$89,834 - $138,868 per yearPay scale & gradeGS 12 - 13HelpLocation1 vacancy in the following location:Chantilly, VARemote jobNoTelework eligibleYes-as determined by the agency policy.Travel RequiredNot requiredRelocation expenses reimbursedNoAppointment typePermanent -Work scheduleFull-time -ServiceCompetitivePromotion potential13Job family (Series)1102 ContractingSupervisory statusNoSecurity clearanceSecretDrug testNoAnnouncement numberDCMA-P6-22-11599043-DHControl number680449500HelpThis job is open toMilitary spousesThe publicU.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the US Clarification from the agencyThis announcement is open to All US Citizens, and is being filled under the Direct Hire Authority (DHA) for Certain Personnel of the Department of Defense.HelpDutiesIf selected at the GS-12 level, duties will be performed in a developmental capacity.Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) warranted with unlimited signatory authority as defined in FAR 42.302 and DFARS 242.302.Administers contracts for either major defense systems/subsystems or a series of complex contracts, grants, and other transactions.Administers short-term cost, long-term cost, incentive, re-determinable, flexibly priced, and firm fixed-price contracts.May require separate appointments as an Administrative Grants Officer (AGO) and/or Administrative Agreements Officer (AAO).Principal contact for external and internal DoD partners such as Procurement Contracting Officers, Program Managers, Auditors, Inspector General representatives, Cost Monitors, and senior executive leaders.Negotiates contracts on behalf of the government, and reviews contractor practices/proposals.HelpRequirementsConditions of EmploymentMust be a US citizenSecurity Requirements: Non-critical Sensitive with Secret accessAppointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant (Unlimited) with signature authority IAW DCMA's Acquisition Warrants and Appointments policy.DAWIA Certification in Contracting is required within 24 months of entrance on duty. Unlimited Warrant must be obtained within 12 monthsQualificationsTo qualify for a Contract Administrator your resume and supporting documentation must support: A. Basic Contracting Requirement:A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees ORA current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "1" above.AND B. Contracting Officer Requirement: Must possess at least two years of experience in a contracting position. AND C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. To qualify at the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military, or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: GS-13: Applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), contract administration principles and policies to administer a group of contracts; determining approach to be taken and methodology to be used to negotiate significant contract administration issues; monitoring and evaluating contractor performance by negotiating and executing contract changes, authorizing payments, and resolving post award issues; and administering efforts affecting the costs and profit of the contractor through price adjustments and negotiations. GS-12: Assisting with applying Federal statutes, the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) to administer a group of complex contracts; Assisting with negotiation techniques in order to conduct post award negotiations and a variety of contractual agreements; Assisting with cost and price analysis techniques sufficient to compare proposals; Assisting with business and industry practices to identify factors affecting contractor's costs; to understand commercial pricing policies, use of catalogues, comparative analysis, and price based techniques; and to conduct on-site surveys to assess contractor's ability to perform; and Assisting with cost accounting standards and accounting practices in order to review and draw accurate conclusions on contract provisions.EducationSubstitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims. The transcripts must include your name, the name of the college or university, class/course list, completed number of credits/hours, and the date degree conferred (if applicable). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education. Licenses must be current at time of application.GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited US education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a US accredited college or university.Additional informationThis position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdfTour of Duty: FlexibleFLSA: ExemptBargaining Unit: YesSelectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive maybe authorized at Management's discretion.Financial Disclosure RequiredAcquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT) NON-CAP: Position requires DoD Acquisition Contracting Professional certification within required timeframes. Selectee must also achieve 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every 2-years. Click here for more details and Resources.COVID19 - To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you will be required to report to the official duty location and may be expected to temporarily telework. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within a specific period of time determined by your supervisory chain. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy. Read moreHelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score. Direct Hire Evaluation: Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. This vacancy will be filled through OPM's Direct Hire Authority. All applicants who meet the basic qualification requirements will be forwarded to the Selecting Official for consideration. The rule of Three, Veteran's Preference and traditional rating and ranking of applicants do not apply to this vacancy. We will evaluate your application for basic eligibility and to determine if your experience meets the basic qualification requirements described in the announcement. All applicants who meet the qualifications and other basic requirement are eligible for referral and selection consideration. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.HelpA career with the US government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (eg, applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility: https://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/DoDGenAppInfo%2012-1-2020.pdf?ver=ECNbdsHtGilTd3OENN4A0Q%3d%3d As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further. 1. Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:If Using Your Education to Qualify: To meet basic qualifications or substitute education for experience, you MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims.For Current/Former Military Members: Disabled Veterans: You are required to submit a letter from the Department of Veteran's Affairs certifying your overall service connected disability percentage AND character of service.Future Military Retirees: Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense require a waiver if appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement. You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Future Separation from the Military: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD-214 (which indicates character of service), OR certification document, OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is signed. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (ie honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.Helpful Information: To obtain a copy of your DD214 or your combined Disability Rating (VA Civil Service Preference Letter) visit https://www.ebenefits.va.gov/ebenefits-portal/ If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the US Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees fromschools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the US Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.