Contract Administrator

Herndon, Virginia
Jun 20, 2017
Jun 30, 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 the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and appoint qualified individuals directly into shortage category or critical need acquisition positions.

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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 10% of the time.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: 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, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-12). Specialized experience is defined as: experience in analyzing and evaluating incurred cost claims, as well as, reviewing forward pricing, final overhead, and direct labor rates. In addition, experience in supporting a contracting officer during price/cost negotiations and knowledge of business systems as described in DFARS. Familiarity with serving as work leader while providing guidance and technical expertise to a team of cost/price analysts for the purpose of cost monitoring and developing negotiation positions.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience. 

    Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as 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:

    ·The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.

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

    ·CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION. This is a designated Critical Acquisition Position. Individuals selected must either be an acquisition corps member or be eligible for a waiver prior to 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 may be filled from this announcement.

    ·May require overtime work.

    ·Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.

    ·Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

    ·Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

    ·Rotation Agreement will be required.

    ·All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.

    Conditions of Employment:

    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Must file an annual financial statement.
    • This position serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer. As a condition of employment, the selectee will be required to pass a Contracting Officer Board of Review and obtain a Contracting Officers Warrant.
    • Mobility Agreement is required.


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