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    Summary

    About the Position:

    The position of Contract Administrator is a position in the DCMA Keystone Program. DCMA uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and attract exceptional individuals into the Federal Workforce. Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.

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

    1. Report initially to the Contract Management Office (CMO)/Center in the duty location you were selected for at least 2 weeks.

    2. Travel TDY (Temporary Duty Travel) for one week to attend training at the DCMA Learning Campus (DLC) in Fort Lee, VA.

    3. Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for on-the-job (OJT) and developmental training.

    4. Return within the three year developmental training to the DLC, HQ or other CMO locations for assessment/various functional specific training.

    DCMA Keystone Program

    Who May Apply:

    • All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible

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    Responsibilities

    • Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge of the duties inherent in the administration or price/cost analyst 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.
    • Assists with monitoring contractor performance for compliance with applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, inspections, contract and date reporting requirements.
    • Assist with contacting contractors to clarify issues on contractual requirements (as necessary).
    • Assists with the review, analysis, and evaluation of unit cost and price data in contractor proposals.
    • Assists with resolving cost and accounting issues.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 15% of the time

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States and Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

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    Requirements

    Conditions Of Employment

    • U.S. Citizenship is Required
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
    • Tour of Duty: Full Time
    • FLSA: Non-Exempt
    • Bargaining Unit: Yes

    Other Requirements:

    • The experience described in your resume will be evaluated and screened for the Office of Personnel Management's basic qualification requirements, and the knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position as described in this vacancy announcement.
    • This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Selectees must meet position requirements for certification at Level I  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.
    • Management may select at any grade level announced.
    • Noncompetitive promotion potential to target grade.
    • Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
    • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
    • 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.
      

     Conditions of Employment: 

     

      - Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

      - Must file an annual financial statement

      - Mobility Agreement is required.

     

    Qualifications

    In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below.

    Applicants must meet the DoD Qualification Requirements for the Contracting series (1102).

    Education can be substituted for experience.

    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: 1 full academic year of graduate education, law school, or Superior Academic Achievement; OR  1 year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level.  Specialized experience is defined as:

    ·         Experience in analyzing facts and conditions and making comparisons of prices, discounts, delivery dates, or handling charges. 

    ·         Experience comparing prices on reoccurring types of procurements.  Experience assisting in preparing solicitation documents. 

    ·         Experience drafting contract provisions and supporting documentation.

    ·         Experience presenting information orally.

    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 the Basic Education Requirements above is required.

    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. 

    Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the Closing date of the announcement.

    BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 1102 Positions within Department of Defense:

    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.

    For consideration, your resume MUST indicate that you possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND your resume MUST show that you possess at least 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization and management obtained within or in addition to the bachelor's degree. This requirement applies to those entering DOD 1102 positions on or after Oct 1, 2000. 

    Education

    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 - http://www.opm.gov/qualifications  and http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html

    Foreign education must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency in order to be considered for this position. Please include this information in your resume.

     

    Additional information

    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 http://dcmacareers.com/index.cfm/opportunities/hiring-programs/.   

    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: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-V300.pdf

    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 http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives.)

    Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

    Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    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.

     

    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 http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

     

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Secret

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    Required Documents

    The following documents are required:
    • Resume
    • If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying based on a combination of education and experience or solely on education, you must submit your college transcripts with your application
    • 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.

    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.


    ** The “certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement of Service letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service, the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and, if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

    If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and will not be considered any further.

    PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized to remove such personal information before submission with the application. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

    · Comprehensive health and life insurance

    · Competitive salaries

    · Generous retirement programs

    · Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time

    · Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules

    · Paid employment related training and education

    · Possible student loan repayment

    · Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable

    · Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    1. Your resume

    2. Your responses to the questionnaire

    3. Additional required documents (see Required Documents section below)

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, December 23, 2016.

    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf using the following 1865795. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to provide the same information obtained in the online process. You will need three documents to complete this process: the Occupational Questionnaire, the scan response form, U.S. Office of Personnel Management Occupational Questionnaire (OPM Form 1203-FX), and a separate document described in item #3. below.

    1. Download the scan response form, OPM Form 1203-FX, from http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf.

    2. View Occupational Questionnaire. Use this information to guide you in completing the OPM Form 1203-FX. Note that you may be instructed to leave some responses blank on the scan response form.

    3. Fax the completed OPM Form 1203-FX, along with your required and supporting documents, to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.

    PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

    Agency contact information

    Central Resume Processing Center

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    DA SWR DCMA
    302 Marshall Avenue
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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.

    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.

    Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

    For questions regarding the status of your application, eligibility or qualifications determination contact:

    usarmy.apg.chra-ne.mbx.applicanthelp@mail.mil. Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10 business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change in the workplace or the way things are customarily done that provides an equal employment opportunity to an individual with a disability. Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) must provide reasonable accommodations:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/458498100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.