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The Defense Contract Management Agency serves as the independent eyes and ears of the Department of Defense (DoD) and its partners, delivering actionable acquisition insight from the factory floor to the front line around the world. We are an independent combat support agency within the DoD. We are the Department's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs, supplies, and services are delivered on time, within cost and meet performance requirements.
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.
Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles
Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) responsible for the administration of a group of contracts such as fixed-price; fixed-price with incentives; cost-plus fixed fee; basic ordering agreements (BOA); commercial contracts; and hybrid contracts containing a mixture of types and provisions.
Organizes ACO team members' duty assignments to assure overall mission accomplishment. 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, reviewing and making recommendations on pricing reports; reviewing and negotiating spare parts orders; reviewing and providing recommendations on contractor proposals; or negotiating and monitoring contractor's compliance with contract, regulatory, and statutory provisions. Moreover, performs final closeout of assigned contracts; e.g., assures delivery, inspection and acceptance of contractual end items and that all administrative and reporting actions have been resolved before approving final closeout of the contract. Works to resolve disposition of funds listed on the canceling funds report.
Performs analysis and uses risk management techniques to establish a plan for monitoring contract performance and to provide appropriate insight into selected contractor systems or procedures. As authorized, negotiates overhead rate agreements, forward pricing rate agreements, and advance agreements; resolves disagreements between auditor and contractor involving audit determined rates; and negotiates prices for unpriced orders under basic ordering agreements.
Negotiates prices and executes supplemental agreements for services, spare parts, provisioned items, and repairs.
Assures contractor compliance with cost accounting standards via a review of disclosure statements and analysis and negotiation of cost impact of accounting system changes. Determines compliance/noncompliance based on information provided by the auditor/financial services element and determines allow ability and allocability of costs.
Conducts initial conferences with the contractor to provide information and clarify standard and special provisions of the contract.
25% or less - Business Travel required 25% of the time.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
Tour of Duty: Full Time
Bargaining Unit: Yes
Position has positive education requirement
This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level II within 24 months of entrance on duty.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
May require overtime work.
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
All selections under an announcement must be made within 6 months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
Selectee will be subject to a 10-year security reinvestigation.
Selectees for E-E positions are required to be exempt from recall to the military Reserves or recall to active duty for retired military.
**Tentative offer for employment will be rescinded if the selectee does not meet conditions of employment.
Must be able to possess and maintain a Government Travel Card.
Schedule tour of duty will require evenings, weekends and holiday work hours, and overtime.
Position is designated as Emergency Essential.
Must file an annual financial statement.
Must obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
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.
To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as: Experience equivalent to the GS-11 level in the federal service which includes experience reviewing contract proposals to ensure compliance with regulatory and statutory provisions; monitor contract performance; and provide oversight and guidance regarding contract administration functions.
Education can NOT be substituted for experience.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Contract Performance Management
Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.
About the Position:
Individuals in this four-year Emergency-Essential (deployable) status can expect repeated deployments to combat locations overseas in support of contingency operations as mission requirement are determined. These locations are typically in a designated combat zone. Generally, the deployed work locations have power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. The living conditions will vary widely: ranging from having all basic amenities such as light, power, water, refrigeration, to not having one or more of these amenities.
Environmental conditions at work locations may range from excessive heat and humidity to extreme cold and rainy.
Selectees must pass a medical exam, which includes vaccinations (e.g. anthrax, smallpox and malaria).
Physical demands during deployment include: Lifting a minimum of 45 pounds, ability to hear and wake up to warning alarms and hear instructions in the absence of visual cues, live in austere working and sleeping environments, and the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective masks, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.
Prior to placement, selectees must sign Contingency Response Force (E-E) Conditions of Employment, obtain a Secret Security Clearance, meet medical standards, sign DD Form 2365. DoD Civilian Employee Overseas E-E Position Agreement DD Form 2365, DoD Civilian Employee Overseas E-E Position Agreement can be viewed at
**NOTE** These positions are designated Emergency-Essential (E-E). In event of a crisis situation, incumbent will be subject to deployment on a TDY basis to overseas duty location(s) to perform assigned duties particular to the deployment. Failure to deploy when required and/or meet the medical requirements of deployment status may result in separation from Federal Service. Additional information on E-E positions may be found in DoD Directive Type Memorandum 17-004, Subject: Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees (
) Interested applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to review this Directive prior to applying.
Applicant must pass Pre-Employment Medical and Dental examination, in accordance with USCENTCOM MOD THIRTEEN TO USCENTCOM INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION AND INDIVIDUAL and USCENTCOM MOD THIRTEEN - TAB A - AMPLIFICATION OF THE MINIMAL STANDARDS along with an Immunization screening is required. Applicants may learn more about the medical requirements for this position in
The employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time off as established in 5 CFR 550.106
Upon deployment will receive danger pay and foreign post differential as authorized for overseas location to which deployed Selectee will be assigned to EE position for period of four years; after which will be placed in a non-EE position.
**Selectees will be hired at the GS--12 grade level and will be TEMPORARILY PROMOTED TO THE GS-13 GRADE LEVEL UPON DEPLOYMENT TO AN OVERSEAS CONTINGENCY OPERATIONS LOCATION, subject to meeting applicable Qualification and Time in Grade requirements. Upon completion of the deployment, the employee will be returned to the non-deployed position, at the non-deployed grade level. This announcement serves as competition for the GS-13 temporary promotion
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: 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.
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at -
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:
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:
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
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
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 at
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
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 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.
For additional information see:
What to include in your resume
You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package. These documents may include, but are not limited to: For current employment verification, SF-50, DD3434 or other federal agencies official "Notification of Personnel Action" equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies "Request for Personnel Action" is not acceptable); For MSP claims PCS orders and marriage certificate; For verification of Veteran status, DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letter and/or Activation/Deactivation orders.
Cover Letter, optional
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.
Special Employment Consideration:
DCMA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit
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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