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.
The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule grades equivalent to GS-12/13.
Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities.
Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) with unlimited signatory authority responsible for the administration of a variety group of contracts .
Organizes ACO team members' duty assignments to assure overall mission accomplishment. Reviews, amends, and accepts/rejects the completed work of team members.
Advises, counsels, and provides technical guidance/instruction to team members regarding contract administration functions.
Performs required contract administration functions, such as determining eligibility and verifying evidence of contractor's progress for approval of contract financing, progress payments, and performance based payments.
Conducts final contract closeout of assigned contracts.
Reviews and makes recommendations on pricing reports; reviewing and negotiating spare parts orders.
reviewing and providing recommendations on contractor proposals.
Negotiating of various agreements, resolving disagreements between auditor and contractor.
Monitoring contractors compliance with contract, Cost Accounting Standards (CAS), regulatory, and statutory provisions.
Monitors expenditures on cost, incentive, and certain fixed price contracts requiring funds control; reports on anticipated over/underrun of estimated costs; and participates in preaward surveys.
Conducts pre and post award conferences with the contractor to provide information and clarify standard, and special provisions of the contract.
Maintains close liaison with buying activity personnel and Procuring Contracting Officers (PCOs).
recommending or issues changes to contracts, highlighting conditions that could jeopardize contract performance.
25% or less - Business Travel Required 15% of the Time.
Job family (Series)
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 Top Secret security clearance.
Must file an annual financial statement.
Selectee will be required to pass a Contracting Officer Review Board.
This position requies a random Counter-Intelligence Scope Polygraph examination.
All applicants tentatively selected for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis testing to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment.
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
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.
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, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02. Specialized experience is defined as: Experience of administration of a various group of contracts to include fixed-price, cost-plus fixed, basic ordering agreements (BOA), commercial contracts, and hybrid contracts. Experience administering various contract functions including monitoring cancelling, closeouts, determining eligibility and verifying evidence of progress. Experience in negotiation resolution of prices, various overhead rate agreements, forward pricing rate, and advance agreements. Compliance with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), or Department of Defense Directives related to acquisition/contracts.
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 (Contracting Series):
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.
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.
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:
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:
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 has a positive education requirement.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
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 may be authorized.
Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) may 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.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Critical-Sensitive (CS)/High Risk
Trust determination process
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.
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.
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.
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