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- Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO). Incumbent is warranted with unlimited signatory authority as defined in FAR 42.302 and DFAR 242.302.
- Responsible for contract administration of contractors involved in the production of one or more major defense systems (MDSs) 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).
- Responsible for communication with external and internal DoD partners, including Procurement Contracting Officers, Program Managers, Auditors, Inspector General representatives, Cost Monitors, and Government/Contractor Executive Senior leaders.
- Establish and negotiates government position, and reviews contractor's practices and proposal pertaining to government contracts.
Occasional travel – You may be expected to travel for this position.
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.
- The incumbent must obtain and maintain a Contracting Warrant (Unlimited) with signature authority IAW DCMA's Acquisition Warrants and Appointments policy.
- DAWIA Level II or Level III Certification in Contracting is required within 24 months of EOD. Unlimited Warrant must be obtained within 12 months.
To 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 and Contracting Officer Requirements 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:
- 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.
- Administering efforts affecting the costs and profit of the contractor through price adjustments and negotiations.
- 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.
- Recommending and submitting documents for contract close out review by Contracting Officer.
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.
GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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.
- 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
- Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period.
- Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Bargaining Unit: Yes
Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level II (GS-12) or III (GS-13) 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).
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. You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to:
- 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 Award actions are not acceptable)
- Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
- 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.