Contract Administrator

Department of Defense Syracuse, NY
* Duties

Help Duties Summary

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.

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Responsibilities

* Organizes team members' duty assignments to assure overall mission accomplishment

* Performs required contract administration functions, such as determining eligibility and verifying evidence of contractor's progress for approval of contract financing, progress payments

* 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

* Assures contractor compliance with cost accounting standards via a review of disclosure statements and analysis and negotiation of cost impact of accounting system changes

* Conducts initial conferences with the contractor to provide information and clarify standard and special provisions of the contract

Travel Required

25% or less - Business travel 40% of the time

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

12

* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance. Personnel security investigation required.

* Must file an annual financial statement.

* Immunization screening is required.(e.g. Anthrax, Smallpox, and Malaria).

* Required to obtain a passport.

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

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Should be Exempt From Military Recall

* A medical examination is required.

Qualifications

Who May Apply:

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible

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

About the Position:

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

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

Position is designated as Emergency Essential

Applicant must pass Pre-Employment Medical and Dental examination, in accordance with USCENTCOM MOD THIRTEEN TO USCENTCOM INDIVIDUAL PROTECTION AND INDIVIDUAL and USCENTCOM MOD THIRTEEN - TAB A - AMPLIFICATION OF THE MINIMAL STANDARDS along with an Immunization screening is required. Applicants may learn more about the medical requirements for this position in https://www.cpms.osd.mil/expeditionary/pdf/USCENTCOM-MOD-13_IndividualProtectionIndividualUnitDeployment.pdf and https://www.cpms.osd.mil/expeditionary/pdf/USCENTCOM-MOD-13_TAB-B.pdf

Position is a temporary promotion to GS-13 when deployed; upon return from deployment will return to the GS-12 Level.

Physical demands during deployment include: Lifting a minimum of 45 pounds, ability to hear and wake up to warning alarms and hear instructions in the absence of visual cues, live in austere working and sleeping environments, and the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including protective masks, ballistic helmet, body armor, and chemical/biological protective garments.

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application.

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.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-11 . Specialized experience is defined as experience analyzing, interpret and modify contract terms and conditions during the evaluation of contractual progress. Apply negotiation and communication techniques to conduct or serve as project leader for postaward negotiations, such as supplemental agreements, settlement actions, or advance agreements. Advise contractor and government officials on terms and conditions of contracts and resolve unusual problems by negotiating or recommending, changes or settlements and make final decisions on a variety of issues, such as cost and price allowability, negotiation settlements, resolution of legal and technical problems and approving or disapproving expenditures.

Education can not be substituted for experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

* Contract Performance Management

* Proposal Evaluation

* Source Selection

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

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (Contracting Series):

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

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification

requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign

education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been

given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html.

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