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Job Title:  Contract Administrator (Deployable)
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Contract Management Agency
Job Announcement Number:  SWH813P6EE582229915153D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$62,758.00 to $81,583.00 / Per Year
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 to Friday, July 05, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Taunton, MA United StatesView Map
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States


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The Defense Contract Management Agency is a rich resource of indispensable partners who contribute to and benefit from integrated missions and programs. We are an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (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

Moving Expenses may be paid.

An incentive up to 25% may be authorized during periods of deployment.

Business Travel required 40% of the time.

This position will be with the Defense Contract Management Agency, Eastern Regional Command, Duty Station: Taunton, MA.

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).

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 The DD Form 2365, DoD Civilian Employee Overseas E-E Position Agreement can be viewed at


Who May Apply:

·         All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States

·        Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligible


  • US Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • See Other Requirements


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Major Duties: 

· Monitors contractor performance for compliance with applicable laws, delivery schedules, payment provisions, contract data reporting requirements, and other contractual requirements.

· Resolves delivery schedule problems with contractor and buying activity, and negotiates delivery schedule changes. Negotiates with contractors for consideration when delinquencies occur.

· Receives requests from procuring activities for specific services and/or products specified under BOAs, or by provisioning and spare parts clauses of contracts. Reviews requests and meets with the contractor to assure understanding of the requirements.

· Negotiates directly with the contractor regarding final price agreement and prepares supplemental agreement for the contracting officer's signature.

· 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 recommending final closeout of the contract. Works to resolve disposition of funds listed on the canceling funds report.

· Broad knowledge of acquisition management, Government contracting laws and regulations. Contractor performance, estimated costs, pricing systems, financial policies, and cost control procedures are monitored, analyzed, and evaluated in accordance with financial and contract administration requirements.

· Responsible for the administration of group contracts such as fixed-price with incentives, cost-plus fee, orders against basic ordering agreements, commercial contracts, and hybrid contracts containing a mixture of types and provisions.

· IF APPLICIPLE, based on Temporary Promotion DURING DEPLOYMENT-

· 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; 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.

· Determines eligibility and verify evidence of contractor's progress for approval of contract financing, progress payments, and performance based payments.

· Reviews and make recommendations on pricing reports; reviewing and negotiating spare parts orders.

· Negotiates and monitor contractor’s compliance with contract, regulatory, and statutory provisions.

· 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.

· Negotiates prices and executes supplemental agreements for services, spare parts, provisioned items, and repairs.


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Specialized experience: To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-09. Specialized experience is defined as: experience negotiating contract prices and terms with contractors, reviewing contract proposals and drafting contract specifications.


**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 Number 1404.10, Subject: Emergency-Essential (E-E) DoD U.S. Citizen Civilian Employees ( Interested applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to review this Directive prior to applying.

Selectees for E-E positions are required to be exempt from recall to the military Reserves or recall to active duty for retired military.

Selectee will be subject to a 10-year security reinvestigation.

**Tentative offer for employment will be rescinded if the selectee does not meet conditions of employment

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT for 1102 Positions within Department of Defense:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees.


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.

Please refer to the OPM Qualification Standards for specific Education/Experience requirements for this position located at:

Education can be substituted for experience. Review the below qualification requirements for specific information:

For the GS-11 Level - 3 full academic years of progressively higher level graduate or Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree

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 -  and

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


**Selectees will be hired at the GS- 11 grade level and will be TEMPORARILY PROMOTED TO THE GS-12 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-12 temporary promotion.

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. Resumes are rated using Category Rating procedures. If you meet the minimum qualification requirements, based on your possession of job-related knowledge, skills, and abilities your resume will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.

· If selected, official college or university transcript must be submitted.

· Must be able to communicate orally and in writing.

· Must be able to possess and maintain a Government Travel Card.

· This position is covered under the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) and requires additional education, training and experience. Applicants should meet the DAWIA Certification requirements for the announcement Career Field and be certified at Level I at the time of application. If you possess DAWIA Certification, please indicate your Certification Level and Career Field information in your resume.

· Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve Level II certification within 24 months of appointment. Certification requirements may be viewed at

· Schedule tour of duty will require evenings, weekends and holiday work hours.

· Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

· Position is designated as Emergency Essential.

· A medical examination is required. Employees must be found fit for duty for the specific deployment location without limitations or need for accommodation by a medical and dental evaluation. Final medical deployment eligibility determination resides with the COCOM providers assigned to the deployment center. Recurring medical examinations may be required on an annual basis.

· Immunization screening is required.

· Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

· You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

· Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for

· Selective Service Registration.

· Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

· Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

· Applicants claiming veteran's preference must clearly show an entitlement to such preference on the resume/supplemental data submitted.

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

· Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in the vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

· One year trial/probationary period may be required.

· May require overtime work.

· May require shift work and/or work on rotating shifts to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays and in other situations.

· Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing. The selectee will have to on occasion wear protective gear that weighs up to 40 pounds and is expected to be mobile and able to traverse some rough terrain and enter and exit vehicles while wearing the gear.

· Selectees for E-E positions are required to obtain a passport

NOTE: Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected. Lack of sleep may occur due to long work hours and uncomfortable living conditions. Living conditions range from having all basic amenities; 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.


Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements.  Your responses to the questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.



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


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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.

. Upon deployment, the employee will receive danger pay and foreign post differential as authorized for the overseas location to which deployed. The employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time off, as ordered and approved by management, subject to the annual maximum earnings limitation on premium pay established in 5 CFR 550.106.

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· Tour of Duty: Full Time

· FLSA: Non-Exempt (Exempt when deployed)

· Bargaining Unit: Yes

· Emergency Essential Position: Yes

· 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

· May require overtime work.

· Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

· Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations.

· Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.

· Temporary Duty (TDY) travel is approximately 40 percent.

· Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 180 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

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

· The employee will receive overtime pay or compensatory time off, as ordered and approved by management, subject to the annual maximum earnings limitation on premium pay established in 5 CFR 550.106.

· Selectees will be assigned to E-E positions for period of four (4) years. After completion of 4 year assignment, employee will be placed in a non-E-E position at the non-deployed occupational series and grade level. Employees may also reapply for E-E assignment.


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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, July 05, 2013


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 using the following Vacancy 915153.  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


2. View Occupational QuestionnaireUse 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.  On a separate document, please identify which position(s) on your resume

(include title, organization, and employment dates) support any response of

"E" ("I am considered an expert in performing this task...."). 


4. 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.


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, a non-award SF-50 or DD3434; 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.

·         If you are currently serving on active duty: A statement of service from

your unit identifying the branch of service, period(s) of service, campaign

badges or expeditionary medals earned, type of discharge, character of

service, and the date you will be separated or be on approved terminal

leave.   If you supply a statement of service at this stage, your

preference/eligibility will be verified by a DD214 (Member 4 Copy) upon

separation from the military.   For more information about Veteran's

Preference, please click this link:

Please upload veteran's documents under the appropriate category.


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.


Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Agency Information:
302 Marshall Avenue
Ft Riley, KS
United States


To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS or Application Manager account.

Applicant is responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS or Application Manager.  Hard copy notifications will not be sent to applicant.

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

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