Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: AcqDemo

This position is part of the Missile Defense Agency.

FIRST CUT OFF: The first cert list will be pulled 2 weeks after the JOA opens and thereafter as management deems needed.
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This position is being filled under DoD Modified Direct Hire Authority, Section 1109; PL, 116-92, dated 12/20/2019.

As a CONTRACT OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE at the NH-1101-4 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Serves as an expert in acquisition primarily responsible for inspection, review and verification of contractor's work efforts, deliverable products and services, reports, plans and invoices under assigned contracts. Contracts are for complex MDA requirements with high risks to cost, schedule and/or performance.
  • Provides post-award support to the Procuring Contracting Officer (PCO) and program office for surveillance of contractor performance and other COR duties as delegated.
  • Provides guidance to the contractor and initiates corrective action with concurrence of the PCO to ensure all defects and omissions are corrected and completed.
  • Serves as liaison between contractors and the PCO to identify and resolve issues.
  • Critically analyzes Earned Value Management System (EVMS) data, cost performance reports, integrated master plans/schedules and other relevant program data.
  • Provides support and guidance concerning all aspects of acquisitions, consisting of acquisition planning, pre-award, post-award, source selection, cost-reimbursement contracts, award fee, and incentive contracts.
  • Ensures successful contract completion consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements.
  • Provides guidance, evaluation criteria, planning, coordinating, and supporting negotiation of multiple contracts and research and development procurements.
  • Provides direction, guidance, and coordinates required Contractor Performance Assessment Rating (CPAR) and acts as a liaison between the contractor, the PCO and the program office to ensure timely completion.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Occasional Travel
  • Work Schedule: Full-time
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment/Relocation incentive may be authorized up to $10K
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is telework eligible
  • Incumbent required to obtain and maintain a Top Secret (SCI) Security Clearance.
  • Pre-employment urinalysis testing and random testing required.
  • Selectee must complete 80 continuous learning points every two years.
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information


Please limit your résumé to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the
first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.

NOTE: The limit does not apply to cover letters, eligibility documents such as Standard
Form (SF) 50, Military Spouse, DD Form 214, transcripts, etc.

You may qualify at the NH 04 , if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS-13 grade level in the Federal service as listed below:
  • Experience applying knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation and the DoD supplement.
  • Experience managing complex Federal contracts.
  • Experience applying expert knowledge of acquisition and performing oversight of contracts, to include contracts with high risk relative to cost, schedule and/or performance.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Other Notes:

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, please review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the federal service in this critical acquisition position.

ACQUISITION POSITION: This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III in Contracting or Program Management. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

This position DOES NOT meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

All applicants must meet qualifications and eligibility criteria by the closing date of the announcement.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information:

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your resume and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified below, required for this position.

  • Acquisition Strategy - Knowledge of the principles and methods for developing an integrated acquisition management plan that describes the business, technical, and support strategies, including the relationship between the acquisition phases, work efforts, and key program events (for example, decision points, contract awards, test activities).
  • Contracting/Procurement - Knowledge of various types of contracts, techniques, or requirements (for example, Federal Acquisitions Regulations) for contracting or procurement, and contract negotiation and administration.
  • Traditional rating and ranking of applications does not apply to this vacancy. Your application (resume and supporting documentation) will be evaluated to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications required as listed on the announcement under qualification requirements.

    Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

    For information on entitlement see

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process

    Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).

    Your complete application includes your COMPLETE 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.

    The following documents are REQUIRED
    1. Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format. It must include your name and contact information and support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain the number of hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e.," HRS per week and month/year" or "HRS per week and month/year to present").
    • Please limit your résumé to five pages. If more than five pages are submitted, only the
      first five pages will be reviewed to determine your eligibility/qualifications.

      NOTE: The limit does not apply to cover letters, eligibility documents such as Standard
      Form (SF) 50, Military Spouse, DD Form 214, transcripts, etc.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Veteran's Documents
    • If applying using veteran's preference or under a Veteran's hiring authority you must submit the following documents:
    • DD214 showing character of service, SF-15 Form and VA letter showing final percentage, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. 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.

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