Contract Administrator

    Duties Summary

    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.

    Responsibilities
    • Organizes Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) team members' duty assignments to assure overall mission accomplishment.
    • Reviews, amends, and accepts/rejects the completed work of team members.
    • Provides initial data to the responsible supervisor concerning performance, commendation, future work plans, and further training and development needs of team members.
    • Advises, counsels, and provides technical guidance/instruction to team members regarding contract administration functions.
    • Identifies potential areas of production difficulties, excess funds, remaining funds, cancelling funds, cost overruns, need for future funding requirements, and contract closeout challenges.
    • Performs final closeout of assigned contracts.
    • Maintains cognizance over a series of complex contracts, grants and other transactions.
    • Performs required contract administration functions, such as determining eligibility and verifying evidence of contractor's progress for approval of contract financing.
    • Assures contractor compliance with 19 Cost Accounting Standards (CASs) and other applicable laws and regulations.
    • Conducts pre and post award conferences with the contractor.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 15% of the time.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Appointment may be subject to suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
    • Must file an annual financial statement.
    • Selectee will be required to pass a Contracting Officer Review Board.
    Qualifications
    Who May Apply:
    • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
    • External Recruitment Military Spouse Preference

    QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

    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 required:
    To qualify at the GS-12, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-11. Specialized experience is defined as: experience performing various contract administration functions, including monitoring cancelling funds, performing reconciliation, conducting contract closeouts. Experience negotiating contract prices and terms with contractors and resolving contractor schedule and delivery; and experience interpreting and giving technical advice on acquisition policies, regulations and/or practices.

    To qualify at the GS-13, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as: extensive experience with contract administration policy, procedures, and techniques. Experience with long term cost, incentive, re-determinable and complex firm fixed price contracts. Experience distributing and scheduling work for team members. Experience monitoring prime and subcontractor performance on complex, long term contracts covering major systems or extensive programs.

    Education cannot be substituted for experience.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Contract Performance Management
    • Initiation of Work
    • Proposal Evaluation (Contracting by Negotiation)
    • Terms and Conditions


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

    BASIC EDUCATION 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: You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts which shows your degree awarded and/or conferred and 24 hours as listed in the combination above. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. This information will not be accepted if only shown on resume.

    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.
    Education

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show 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 U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
    http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

    Additional information
    • U.S. Citizenship is required. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
    • Tour of Duty: Full Time.
    • FLSA: Exempt.
    • Bargaining Unit: Yes.
    • May require overtime work.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at: www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf
    • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)
    • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
    • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.
    • Position has a positive education requirement.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Management may select at any grade level announced.
    • Non-competitive promotion potential to target grade.
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • This position is designated as an Acquisition position and is subject to the provisions of the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and associated DoD and DCMA policies and guidelines. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level III in Career Category Contracting within 24 months of entrance on duty.
    • DAWIA Level III Certification in Contracting is required within 24 months of EOD and prior to applying for a warrant.
    • The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant (Unlimited) with signature authority IAW DCMA's Acquisition Warrants and Appointments policy.
    • The incumbent has up to 12 months of the EOD to obtain a Contracting Warrant (Unlimited) with signature authority IAW DCMA's Acquisition Warrants and Appointments policy.
    • Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
    • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.
    • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible candidates will receive priority consideration at the full performance level only.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

    Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

    Background checks and security clearance
    Security clearance

    Secret

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

    Trust determination process

    National security

  • Required Documents

    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).

    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. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    • Applicants with Veteran status should submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.

    Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy of your retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

    Future Separation from the Military*: You are required to submit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certification document** OR a copy of your most recent active duty orders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

    *Active duty military members who are selected may not be appointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from the armed forces.

    ** The "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 submitted. 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 (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

    NOTE: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.


    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.
    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.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. 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. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility 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.

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