Contract Price/Cost Analyst
Serve as a Cost and Price Analyst ensuring proper cost and price analysis techniques are used within the Mission Contracting Command to develop complex contractual pricing arrangements and incentives.Assist Center and Installation Contracting Offices (ICO) acquisition personnel in the development of complex contractual pricing arrangements and incentives, evaluation of contractor financial stability and performance capability, and the analysis of contractor proposals for reasonableness of costs and profits. Analyze cost/price analysis portions of Pre- and Post-Negotiation Memoranda submitted by subordinate activities for approval prior to entering into discussions/ negotiations with contractors.Develop guidance for preparing Government cost estimates for major procurements to establish a government negotiation objective.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience requirements described below. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document.
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 may be exempt from meeting this requirement.
In addition to meeting the basic requirements as identified above, applicants must also meet the specialized experience as stated below.
Experience required: 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.
To qualify based on your 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: gathering and evaluating price and/or cost data for pre award and/or post award procurement actions. This definition of specialized experience is typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in the federal service (GS-11).
You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:
Skill in providing guidance on various contracting issues
Knowledge of contract price/cost analysis methods and techniques
Ability to apply various negotiation techniques
Ability to communicate in writing
Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the GS-11 grade (or equivalent).
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the specialized experience qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for specialized experience is permitted.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
This position requires the incumbent to travel up to 25% of duty time.
This position requires the incumbent to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, upon entering the position and annually.
Incumbent must meet DoDI 5000.66-M requirements applicable to the duties of the position.
This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Workforce position. Incumbent must meet position requirements for certification at Level II within 24 months of entrance on duty.Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. This is a Career program 14 (CP-14) position.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Relocation expenses may be paid if in the best interest of the Government.