Contract Administrator

Department of Defense Westwood, MA
* 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

* Reviews new contracts to assure all necessary clauses have been included.

* Coordinates with the buying office on contractor's requests for waivers or deviations from contract terms.

* Receives requests from procuring activities for specific services and/or products specified under Basic Order Agreements, or by provisioning and spare parts clauses of contracts.

* 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.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Business travel is required 10% of the time.

Supervisory status

No

* Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

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

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

Qualifications

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

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the education and 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-09. Specialized experience is defined as:

Experience monitoring contractor's performance for compliance with contract data reporting requirements. Coordinate contractor's requests for waivers or deviations from contract terms. Maintain funds status to insure that over-obligation does not occur. Perform 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.

Education can be not substituted for experience.

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

* Close-Out Contracts

* Contract Performance Management

* Proposal Evaluation (Contracting by Negotiation)

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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