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Defense Contract Management Agency Contract Administrator in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


See below for important information regarding this job. Additional vacancies may be filled from this announcement.


Serves as a warranted Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO). Incumbent is warranted with unlimited signatory authority as defined in FAR 42.302 and DFARS 242.302.

Responsible for contract administration of contractors involved in the production of one or more major defense systems (MDSs) or major subsystem, or an ACO who maintains cognizance over a series of complex contracts, grants and other transactions.

Contracts administered may have complex short or long-term cost, incentive, re-determinable, flexibly priced, and complex firm fixed-price type contracts.

Grants/Agreements may require separate appointments as Administrative Grants Officer (AGO) and/or Administrative Agreements Officer (AAO).

Responsible for communication with external and internal DoD partners, including Procurement Contracting Officers, Program Managers, Auditors, Inspector General representatives, Cost Monitors, and Government/Contractor Executive Senior leaders.

Establish and negotiates government position, and reviews contractor's practices and proposal pertaining to government contracts.


Conditions of Employment


To qualify for a Contract Administrator, your resume and supporting documentation must support: A. Basic Contracting Requirement: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees OR B.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of "A" above.B. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic Education Requirement above, to qualify for the GS-12 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-11 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. To qualify for the GS-13 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-12 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes: GS-12: Monitoring and evaluating the progress and performance of contractors during the life of the contracts; applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), contract administration principles and policies to administer a group of contracts; monitoring contractor performance for compliance with contractual requirements; and recommending and submitting documents for contract close out review by Contracting Officer. GS-13: Applying Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), contract administration principles and policies to administer a group of contracts; determining approach to be taken and methodology to be used to negotiate significant contract administration issues; monitoring and evaluating contractor performance by negotiating and executing contract changes, authorizing payments, and resolving post award issues; and administering efforts affecting the costs and profit of the contractor through price adjustments and negotiations.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level. If the position has a minimum education requirement and/or you are using education to qualify in lieu of specialized experience, you MUST provide transcripts (unofficial are acceptable at the time of application) to support your educational claims. GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours that your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that 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.

Additional Information

This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at: Tour of Duty: Flexible FLSA: Exempt Bargaining Unit: Yes Selectee may be required to serve a trial/probationary period. Recruitment/Relocation/Retention Incentive may be authorized. Financial Disclosure Required Acquisition, Technology & Logistics(AT&L) NON-CAP: This position requires an Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Level III certification in the Contracting Career Field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses (may be authorized) in accordance with the Joint Travel Regulation (JTR). When you perform a civilian PCS with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information. Financial Disclosure Required