Department Of Defense Stratford , CT 06497
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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Performs price and cost analyses on the various elements of major contractor proposals; reviewing in detail the significant direct and indirect cost elements.
Analyzes available data such as direct labor hours; the contractors past performance costs of previous procurements; and/or standards and other techniques in producing like or similar items.
Develops and recommends price/cost objectives for negotiations.
Forecasts price trends, economic factors, and efficiencies in production for future accounting periods using analytical techniques such as random sampling, cost models, learning curves and parametric cost models.
Requests, coordinates and integrates into a comprehensive pricing report the various technical evaluations of cost elements.
Evaluates technical, audit reports and legal opinions to determine the reasonableness of the various cost elements or justified exceptions in terms of factors.
Prepares a pricing report of findings, determinations, and conclusions reached, which reflect the comprehensive review and evaluation of the total pricing team effort.
Reviews and evaluates contract price proposals for adequacy and compliance with laws and regulations, and with the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS).
Review contractor proposals for compliance with CAS Board promulgated standards, rules, and regulations including Disclosure Statement (DS) requirements.
Occasional travel - Business Travel may be required 5% of the time.
Job family (Series)
HelpRequirements 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.
A qualified typist is required.
Who May Apply: ?
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals with allegiance to the United States
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-11 . Specialized experience is defined as: Experience performing price and cost analysis on the various elements of contractor proposals. Application of analytical techniques to forecast price trends, economic factors and efficiencies in production for future accounting periods. Conduct negotiations of forward pricing rates, final overhead rates, and cost impacts. Ability to interpret and apply policies to evaluate proposals to structure and recommend negotiation objectives. Resolve accounting issues in accordance with regulation/procedures/practices.
Education can be substituted for experience.
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis
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.
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: