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Job Title:Contract Administrator

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency

Hiring Organization:Operations Directorate; Eastern Regional Command

Job Announcement Number:SWH814EEEHA0436701139620

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$65,377.00 to $84,990.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 to Monday, June 23, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

GS-1102-11

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Garden City, NY View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

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

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Join Team DCMA -- Challenge yourself!

 

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 uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and appoint qualified individuals directly into shortage category or critical need acquisition positions.

 

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.

 

Prior to placement, selectees must sign Contingency Response Force (EE) Conditions of Employment. DoD Civilian Employee Overseas EE Position Agreement can be viewed at: http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/infomgt/forms/eforms/dd2365.pdf

 

DCMA Home Page

 

Who May Apply:

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • 25% or Greater
  • Business Travel is required 40 percent of the time.

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required
  • Tour of Duty: Full Time
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt; Exempt when Deployed
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes
  • Position has positive education requirement.

DUTIES:

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  • 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.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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

 

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.

 

Specialized experience is defined as: 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 in contract negotiation and using cost and price analysis techniques. Experience using business and industry practices to assess contractor’s ability to perform and experience using cost accounting standards to draw conclusions on contract provisions.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

**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 ( http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/140410p.pdf)

 

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

NOTE:  Generally, indoor work location has power, water, heating, and air conditioning, although outages should be expected.

 

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as Time in Grade, minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the DATE THE REFERRAL IS ISSUED.


Basic Requirement:

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.

 

Education can be substituted for experience. 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 - 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.

**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:

  • 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.

  • 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. Certification requirements may be viewed at http://icatalog.dau.mil/onlinecatalog/Archived_Catalogs.asp

  • Applicants not certified may still apply and be selected for DAWIA positions, but must achieve certification within 24 months of appointment.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

  • 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

  • A medical and dental examination, along with Immunization screening is required

  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.

  • Relocation/Recruitment incentive may be authorized.

  • Position requires employee to wear uniform and/or protective clothing.

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

 

Condition of Employment:

  • Required to obtain a passport

  • Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.

  • Must file an annual financial statement.

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Non Critical Secret Access security clearance.

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). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. Additional information about the program is on  OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

 


BENEFITS:

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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.

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

 

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

 

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.

Selectees will be assigned to E-E positions for a 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 assignments.



HOW TO APPLY:

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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 Monday, June 23, 2014.

 

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 1139620. 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.



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 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.

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 signed. 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.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Central Resume Processing Center
Phone: (410)306-0137
Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
Agency Information:
DA SWR DCMA
302 Marshall Avenue
Ft Riley, KS
66442
United States

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

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.


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Job Announcement Number:

SWH814EEEHA0436701139620

Control Number:

372187000