Contract Administrator

Chantilly, Virginia
Jan 01, 2017
Jul 03, 2017
Full Time

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The Defense Contract Management Agency serves as the independent eyes and ears of the  Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners, delivering actionable acquisition insight from the factory floor to the front line around the world. We are an independent combat support agency within the DoD. We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.

About the Position:

Defense Contract Management Agency uses Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and appoint qualified individuals directly into shortage category or critical need acquisition positions.

This is an open-continuous announcement.  The first cut-off date will be 10 days from the opening date of the announcement; subsequent cut-offs will be determined based on the needs of the Agency.


Who May Apply:

  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible

  • Occasional Travel
  • Business travel required 20% of the time

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
  • In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

    Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job.

    Specialized experience: To qualify at the GS-09 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-07. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience in contract negotiation and using cost and price analysis techniques.

    To qualify at the GS-11 level, applicant must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent at the GS-09 grade level.  Specialized experience is defined as: experience in contract negotiation and using cost and price analysis techniques.  Experience using business and industry practices to assess contractor's ability to perform and experience using cost accounting standards to draw conclusions on contract provisions.

    Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

    Basic Requirement:

    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND 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. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree or in addition to the degree).


    NOTE: Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102 positions or contracting positions with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold in an Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000 are exempt from meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupied a similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or before September 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.


    Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - and


    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

    Other Requirements:

    ·This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II  within 24 months of entrance on duty.

    ·Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

    ·Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

    ·Multiple positions will be filled from this announcement.

    ·May require overtime work.

    ·Management may select at any grade level announced.

    ·Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized.

    ·Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

    ·Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    ·Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

    Conditions of Employment:

    Personnel security investigation required.


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