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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.

    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.

    The pay band NH-03 includes the General Schedule grade equivalent to GS-12/13.

    Other initiatives under the Acquisition Demonstration Project include simplified classification, streamlined hiring process and expanded developmental opportunities

    Who May Apply:
    Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected.

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

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    • Serves as the senior advisor to program officials, negotiators, and auditors in regards to representing the details of the Governments pricing position.
    • Plans and performs in-depth analysis of prices and costs for prime contracts with numerous sub-contracts for complex weapons and communications systems programs and their related production phases.
    • Reviews technical and audit reports on various direct, indirect and other cost elements, such as start-up, demobilization, transportation, escalation factors, and profit.
    • Utilizes economic, statistical, accounting, and financial analysis principles and techniques (e.g., random sampling, learning curve, computerized cost models) necessary to evaluate contractors projections, analyze auditor and technical reports, project price trends, isolate economic factors, and evaluate price/cost data contained in proposals to determine reasonableness of all cost elements.
    • Recommends negotiation positions to ensure proposals for prices and costs reflect legal and regulatory requirements, and comply with established cost accounting standards.
    • Assumes overall responsibility to provides timely, authoritative, and expert advice to supervisors, contracting officers, Head Quarter staff, and customer installations on all contract pricing matters for the Technical Support Group.
    • Serves as the chief price negotiator for senior contract management.
    • Provides recommendations to program officials and negotiators concerning relative capabilities of sub-contractors to meet program requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Business Travel is required 20 percent of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    United States Citizens

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  • Job family (Series)

    1102 Contracting

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/490875000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.