New job Contract Administrator in Pennsylvania
Company : US Defense Contract Management Agency
Salary : $77,488 - $119,787 a year
Location : Pennsylvania
See below for important information regarding this job.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.
Salary by grade:
- Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO).
- Responsible for administration of multiple contractors and/or contractors involved in the production of major defense systems or major subsystem or an ACO who maintains cognizance over a series of complex contracts, grants and other transactions.
- Contracts administered may have complex short or long-term cost, incentive, re-determinable, flexibly priced, and complex firm fixed-price type contracts.
- Grants/Agreements may require separate appointments as Administrative Grants Officer (AGO) and/or Administrative Agreements Officer (AAO).
- Principle individual responsible for communication with external and internal DoD partners.
- Examples include but are not limited to; Procurement Contracting Officers, Program Managers, Auditors, and various Inspector General representatives, Cost Monitors, and Government and Contractor Executive Senior leaders.
- Establish and negotiates government position, and reviews contractors practices and proposal pertaining to government contracts.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
- Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
- Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
QualificationsTo qualify for a Contract Administrator, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
A. Basic Contracting Requirement: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR B.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "A" above.
B. Contracting Officer Requirement: Must possess at least two years of experience in a contracting position.
C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-13 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify for the GS-12 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
- GS-12: Monitoring and evaluating the progress and performance of contractors during the life of the contracts; applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), contract administration principles and policies to administer a group of contracts; monitoring contractor performance for compliance with contractual requirements; and recommending and submitting documents for contract close out review by Contracting Officer.
- GS-13: Applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), contract administration principles and policies to administer a group of contracts; determining approach to be taken and methodology to be used to negotiate significant contract administration issues; monitoring and evaluating contractor performance by negotiating and executing contract changes, authorizing payments, and resolving post award issues; and administering efforts affecting the costs and profit of the contractor through price adjustments and negotiations.
Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.
If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims.
- This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
- Tour of Duty: Flexible
- FLSA: Exempt
- Bargaining Unit: Yes
- Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
- Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized at Management's discretion.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses may be paid in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction/ for more information.
- Financial Disclosure Required
- Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
The assessments for this job will measure the following Competencies:
- Contract Performance Management
- Initiation of Work
- Proposal Evaluation (Contracting by Negotiation)
- Terms and Conditions
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and/or score.
Once the application process is complete, a manual review of your resume and supporting documentation will occur to determine if you are eligible and among the best qualified as determined by the predetermined cutoff score. Your score is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (e.g., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc).
PLEASE REVIEW THE BELOW LINK FOR OTHER SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS needed for proof of eligibility:
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.
- For current DCMA employees:
- You must provide SF-50, or other equivalent official "Notification of Personnel Action" (Note: Request for Personnel Action (SF-52) and Awa rd actions are not acceptable)
- If Using Your Education to Qualify: Some positions require education to meet basic qualifications or allow you to qualify substituting education for experience. You MUST provide a complete copy of transcripts, licenses, etc. to support your educational claims. The transcripts must include your name, the name of the college or university, class/course list, completed number of credits/hours, and the date degree conferred (if applicable). Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Licenses must be current at time of application.
- Time-in-grade documentation: For current federal employees, or individuals who have served in a General Schedule (GS) graded position in the previous 52 weeks, your application must demonstrate you have met the one year time-in-grade requirement by the closing date of this announcement.
- For Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You must provide a signed Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist, PCS orders/verification of duty location assignment, a copy of marriage certificate or license and documents as listed on the Military Spouse PPP Self-certification Checklist.
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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This job is open to
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
Internal to agency means current permanent DCMA employees in the East region only. Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles may also apply.