This Position Is No Longer Available

Job Title:Contract Administrator

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:SWH812KS588473

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,315.00 to $59,704.00 / Per Year


Monday, January 9, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012




Full Time - Agency Employees Only




01 vacancy - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United States
02 vacancies - Santa Ana, CA United States
01 vacancy - Palmdale, CA United States
03 vacancies - Saint Louis, MO United States
03 vacancies - Cedar Rapids, IA United States
More Locations  (46)


Exclusive Posting - Will Not Appear on USAJOBS or Intranet


The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (DoD).  We are the DoD's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs (systems, supplies, and services) are delivered on time within projected cost or price, and meet performance requirements.

Great Benefits Package:   paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance, and an excellent retirement package!




The position of Contract Administrator (Intern) is a position in the DCMA Keystone Program. DCMA uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and attract exceptional individuals into the Federal Workforce. The DCMA Keystone Intern program is generally a three-year developmental program.  

Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.

NOTE:   During the Keystone Intern Program, participants will receive specialized formal classroom training, computer-based training, and on-the-job (OJT) training.  The training program will consist of the following:

  1. Report initially to CMO/Center for at least 2 weeks.
  2. Travel TDY for four weeks to attend training at a DCMA Learning Center (DLC).
  3. Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
  4. Return possibly to the DLC for 1 week assessment/update training.
  5. Return to the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
  6. Return as necessary to the DLC throughout the 2nd year for additional training.

    Application Cut Off Dates:


    Applications received by the cut-off date will be considered first. Applications received after the cut-off date and prior to the closing date will only be considered if the supply of candidates is exhausted and/or there are additional vacancies to fill.  

    1st Cut-Off Date – 18 Jan 12

    2nd Cut-Off Date – 25 Jan 12

    3rd Cut-Off Date – 1 Feb 12

    4th Cut-Off Date – 8 Feb 12

    5th Cut-Off Date – 22 Feb 12

    6th Cut-Off Date – 29 Feb 12

    7th Cut-Off Date – 7 Mar 12

    8th Cut-Off Date – 14 Mar 12

    9th Cut-Off Date – 21 Mar 12


  • Position may be filled at the GS-05 or GS-07 grade level.
  • Salary does include applicable locality pay.
  • PCS and Agency Recruitment Incentives may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
  • DNRP: Defense National Relocation Program is not authorized.
  • This is an acquisition position.
  • This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position.
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • This position is not subject to a Financial Disclosure Statement.   
  • The Full Performance Level: 11
  • DCMA Keystone Program


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must Be Able to Obtain and Maintain a Security Clearance
  • Drug Testing May Be Required
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) is 25%
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (See Other Information)



  • Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge of the duties inherent in the administration of firm-fixed-price contracts and other contracts of similar complexity or of specific phases of more complex contracts such as overhaul and repair, facilities, cost-plus-fixed-fee, etc.
  • Monitors contractor performance for compliance with applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, contract and date reporting requirements.
  • As necessary, contacts contractors to clarify issues on contractual requirements, participate with the Administrative Contracting Officer in conferences with other Government and buying activities such a post-award conferences and meetings to resolve technical problems.



Applicants must meet the DoD Basic Requirements for Contracting (1102) positions.

NOTE: The education requirements listed below apply only to individuals entering DoD 1102 positions on or after October 1, 2000. 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 DoD on or before September 30, 2000, are exempt from meeting this requirement

Basic Education Requirements:

·         A.  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees; AND

·         B.  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).


You may start at the GS-05 if you have the following qualifications:  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.

You may start at the GS-07 if you have the following qualifications: One (1) full academic year of graduate education, law school, or superior academic achievement; OR one (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level. 

Specialized Experience is described as:

  • Procuring supplies or services through formal advertising, or through use of negotiation techniques
  • Evaluating bids or proposals for compliance with specifications or purchase descriptions and applicable clauses
  • Reviewing requisitions to determine that proper specifications or purchase descriptions are included in solicitation documents
  • Maintaining, interpreting, and applying contracting policies
  • Preparing solicitation documents
  • Recognizing and responding to evidence of fraud, waste, or mismanagement
  • Knowledge of inspection/acceptance procedures, requirements, and practices
  • Determining the validity of claims and establish the amount of equitable adjustment
  • Implementing contract closeout actions for simplified acquisition procedures
  • Knowledge of business and industry practices and market conditions

Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through:  (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum;  or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

Graduate Education:  To qualify for GS-1102 positions on the basis of graduate education, graduate education in one or a combination of the fields identified in (B) above is required.



Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet position education requirements or to substitute education for experience.  For additional information, please go to the U.S. Department of Education web site at:   



If applying for:


Fort Wadsworth, NY – Select Garden City, NY

Harmans, MD – Select Baltimore, MD

Hazelwood, MO – Select Saint Louis, MO

Hurst, TX – Select Fort Worth, TX

Lathrop, CA – Select Stockton, CA

Ridley Park, PA – Select Philadelphia, PA

Waterton, CO – Select Denver, CO


How You Will Be Evaluated:

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications from the responses you provide to the assessment questionnaire located under the “How to Apply” section in this vacancy announcement.  The Assessment Questionnaire evaluates your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.  The questions cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies required of the position.


Benefits Package:

Working for the DoD offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.  To find out more click here:


Other Information:

1.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  If selected, you will be required to show proof of U.S. Citizenship.  You may access an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form via to see what documents are acceptable.

2.  If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, please visit:

3.  If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

4.  If you are a Veteran with preference eligibility, and you are claiming 5-point Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point Veteran’s Preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  Failure to provide this information will result in your score being adjusted to exclude veteran’s preference points.




To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:


  1. Your Resume
  2. A Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting and Required Documents

You May Either: 1) Apply On-Line  OR  2) Fax Your Completed Application Package.


To Apply Online:

Click the apply online button to create an account or to log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


NOTE: To return to a previously Save or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 588473.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If You Cannot Apply Online (Fax Instructions):

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire
  3. Fax the complete 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission (be sure the Form 1203FX is on top of any other documents).

The complete Applicant Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Friday, March 23, 2012


Required Documents:

Please be sure to include all required documents (i.e. resume, transcripts, Veteran’s Preference documentation) or you will not be considered for this vacancy.

Submit the following documents (if applicable):

  • Resume (required)
  • Transcripts (required if qualifying based on education)
  • Qualifications (ie: licenses or other documents related to qualifications)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation
  • Miscellaneous (ie: SF-50 if you have current/prior Federal Service)

Note:  All documentation must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) of the closing date of the announcement to be considered for the position.  No hard copy applications will be accepted at the Army Servicing Team, Ft. Riley, KS. 


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
DCMA Headquarters
6350 Walker Lane
Alexandria, VA


What to Expect Next:

Upon receipt of the assessment questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Once your completed application package is reviewed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral status.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

Additional Duty Location Info

01 vacancy - Wright-Patterson AFB, OH United States
02 vacancies - Santa Ana, CA United States
01 vacancy - Palmdale, CA United States
03 vacancies - Saint Louis, MO United States
03 vacancies - Cedar Rapids, IA United States
02 vacancies - Dallas, TX United States
03 vacancies - Fort Worth, TX United States
05 vacancies - Baltimore, MD United States
01 vacancy - Stratford, CT United States
01 vacancy - El Segundo, CA United States
01 vacancy - Orlando, FL United States
03 vacancies - Huntsville, AL United States
03 vacancies - Denver, CO United States
01 vacancy - Ontario, CA United States
01 vacancy - Sacramento, CA United States
02 vacancies - Syracuse, NY United States
03 vacancies - Philadelphia, PA United States
01 vacancy - Picatinny Arsenal, NJ United States
01 vacancy - Oshkosh, WI United States
01 vacancy - Akron and Canton, OH United States
01 vacancy - Seattle, WA United States
01 vacancy - Windsor Locks, CT United States
02 vacancies - Indianapolis, IN United States
01 vacancy - Tucson, AZ United States
01 vacancy - Manassas, VA United States
01 vacancy - Williston, VT United States
Few vacancies - Marietta, GA United States
01 vacancy - Birmingham, AL United States
02 vacancies - Boston, MA United States
02 vacancies - Lynn and Salem, MA United States
01 vacancy - McKinney, TX United States
01 vacancy - Garden City, NY United States
02 vacancies - Stockton, CA United States
02 vacancies - San Diego, CA United States
01 vacancy - Waco, TX United States
02 vacancies - Arlington Heights, IL United States
01 vacancy - Saint Petersburg, FL United States
01 vacancy - Cleveland, OH United States
01 vacancy - Albuquerque, NM United States
Few vacancies - Crestview, FL United States
01 vacancy - Oklahoma City, OK United States
01 vacancy - York, PA United States
01 vacancy - Carson, CA United States
01 vacancy - Chicago, IL United States
01 vacancy - Newtown, PA United States
01 vacancy - Dayton, OH United States
01 vacancy - East Hartford, CT United States
01 vacancy - Greenville, TX United States
01 vacancy - Saint Augustine, FL United States
01 vacancy - Hampton, VA United States
01 vacancy - Hartford, CT United States

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