Contract Administrator

Defense Contract Management Agency | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 8/09/2019
Description 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:
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
  • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or 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.

GS-12
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 applying contract administration principles to monitor contractor performance and to solve problems relating to contract modifications, progress payments or other payments. Use negotiation and communication techniques to conduct or serve as project leader for postaward negotiations. Experience applying specific contractual requirements, terms, conditions and pricing provisions necessary to evaluate costs. Develop positions for negotiating fair and reasonable settlements.

GS-13
To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-12. Specialized experience is defined as: experience monitoring contracts for compliance with contract data reporting requirements. Maintain funds status to insure that over-obligation does not occur. Ensure all administrative and reporting requirements have been resolved before submitting file for final closeout. Make final decisions on a variety of issues, such as cost and price allow ability, negotiation settlements, resolution of legal and technical problems and approving or disapproving expenditures.

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.

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.

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