Contract Price/Cost Analyst

Washington, D.C
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 09, 2023
Full Time

The closing date of this vacancy has been extended to 2/8/2023.

As a Contract Price/Cost Analyst:

  • Performs cost and/or price analysis of data contained in a variety of contract proposals to determine reasonableness of cost elements. Requirements range from building services to architect engineering and construction contracts which are subject to design or specification changes and other contract modifications.
  • Analyze and evaluates estimated cost for allowability, allocability and reasonableness, reviewing in detail the significant direct/indirect cost elements of material labor, overhead, general and administrative expenses, facilities, engineering and other costs that extend over the life of the contract. Provides detailed documentation on the\contractor's methodology in arriving at the proposed cost. Analysis will generally establish the basis for the final price negotiation.
  • Analyze and evaluates findings contained in requested audit reports, including various cost elements/items
    questioned or unresolved. As required, supports recommendations with detailed analysis of each cost element.
  • Evaluates contractor responsibility, analyze past performance and costs of previous procurements, and will compare standards
    or other techniques for the same or similar work. Assess the contractor's experience, technical ability, financial position,
    and capability to perform contractual requirements.
  • Establish the pre-negotiation pricing position, assist the contracting officer during negotiations, present reasons for arriving at determinations of allowable costs and/or conduct the final price negotiation as requested.
  • Review requests for procurement, recommend revisions to the statement of work or specifications, and decides the type of contract, milestones and procurement plan. Ensures that solicitation documents are prepared and solicit proposals. Negotiates with potential contractors and awards within warranted authority.


Conditions of Employment

  • US Citizenship or National (Residents of American Samoa and Swains Island)
  • Meet all eligibility criteria within 30 days of the closing date
  • Register with Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/1959
  • Meet time-in-grade within 30 days of the closing date, if applicable

If selected, you must meet the following conditions:
  • Receive authorization from OPM on any job offer you receive, if you are or were (within the last 5 years) a political Schedule A, Schedule C or Non-Career SES employee in the Executive Branch.
  • Serve a one year probationary period, if required.
  • Undergo and pass a background investigation (Tier 2 investigation level).
  • Have your identity and work status eligibility verified if you are not a GSA employee. We will use the Department of Homeland Security's e-Verify system for this. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of continued employment.


For each job on your resume, provide:
  • the exact dates you held each job (from month/year to month/year)
  • number of hours per week you worked (if part time).

If you have volunteered your service through a National Service program (e.g., Peace Corps, Americorps), we encourage you to apply and include this experience on your resume.

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The GS-12 salary range starts at $94,199.00 per year.

If you are a new federal employee, your starting salary will likely be set at the Step 1 of the grade for which you are selected.

Basic Requirements: You must have either
  • A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with a major in any field;

  • At least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management.

  • In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level or higher in the Federal service.

    Specialized Experience is defined as experience using contract cost/price analysis principles and procedures to analyze and evaluate the cost elements on contracts. Experience must include statistical, financial, and accounting analysis and experience in contract negotiation and price analysis.

    This position has a positive education requirement: Applicants must submit a copy of their college or university transcript(s) and certificate by the closing date of announcement to verify qualifications. If selected, an official transcript will be required prior to appointment.


    "Please see Qualifications"

    Note: If you are using foreign education to meet qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education. For further information, visit:

    Additional information

    Bargaining Unit status: This position is eligible for the bargaining unit.

    Relocation-related expenses are not approved and will be your responsibility.

    Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement as needed; through other means; or not at all.


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