Contract Price / Cost Analyst

  • Red Hill, PA


: $139,050.00 - $139,050.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Accounting

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Contract Price / Cost Analyst

Department of Defense

Defense Contract Management Agency

Defense Contract Management Agency, DCMA Eastern Regional Command, DCMA Boeing Philadelphia


  • ##### Open & closing dates

08/29/2019 to 09/16/2019

  • ##### Service


  • ##### Pay scale & grade

GS 12

  • ##### Salary

$80,806 to $105,052 per year

  • ##### Appointment type


  • ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Ridley Park, PA 1 vacancy

Relocation expenses reimbursed


Telework eligible

Yes as determined by agency policy

- Duties


About the Position: Ridley Park is a borough in Delaware County,Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,002 at the 2010census. Ridley Park is the home of The Boeing Company's CH-47Chinook helicopter division. Ridley Park is a small suburbanPhiladelphia community founded by the owners of the PennsylvaniaRailroad as a summer retreat. We are located near I-95 and I-476with train service to Philadelphia and to Washington, D.C.

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  • Performs price and cost analyses on the various elements ofmajor contractor proposals, reviewing in detail the significantdirect and indirect cost elements such as: material and laborfor allow ability, and reasonableness.
  • Forecasts price trends, economic factors and efficiencies inproduction for future accounting periods using analyticaltechniques such as random sampling, cost models, learningcurves, and parametric cost models.
  • Requests, coordinates and integrates into a comprehensivepricing report the various technical evaluations of costelements such as engineering; start-up labor; facilities;subcontractor overhead and profit.
  • Reviews and evaluates contract price proposals for adequacy andcompliance with laws and regulations, and with the CostAccounting Standards (CAS).
  • Evaluates for adequacy, completeness, and soundness of thecontractor?s credit and financial position. Evaluates financialstatements to establish the contractor?s financial capability tosuccessfully perform the contract to completion.
  • Reviews the contractor forward pricing rate, final overheadrate, and cost impact proposals, conducting an in-depthanalytical and judgmental evaluation of the proposal todetermine reasonableness, accuracy, timeliness, andcompleteness.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Official travel is required 15% of the time.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • #### Job family (Series)

1102 Contracting

- Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitnessdetermination, as determined by a completed backgroundinvestigation.
  • Personnel security investigation required.


Who May Apply:- Current Federal Employee- Veterans and Preference Eligible under Veterans EmploymentOpportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligible- Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligible- Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)Eligible

QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify, you must meet the educationand/or experience requirements described below. Experience refers topaid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done throughNational Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and otherorganizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious;spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Yourresume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifyingbased on education, your transcripts will be required as part ofyour application.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience,your resume must describe at least one year of experience whichprepared you to do the work in this job.

To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specializedexperience equivalent to the next lower grade/level GS-11.Specialized experience is defined as:experience performing analysisof contractor's projected estimated cost. Experienceobtaining/verifying inadequate proposal data. Experience preparingreport of findings for the contracting officer and initiatingnegotiations. Resolve accounting and/or pricing issues in accordancewith regulation/procedures/practices.

Education cannot be substituted for experience.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency inthe following areas:- Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis- Contract Performance Management- Proposal Evaluation (Contracting by Negotiation)

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a GeneralSchedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeksof Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimumqualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closingdate of the announcement.

BASIC EDUCATION REQUIREMENT (Contracting Series): MUST submit acopy of your transcripts.

A bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institutionauthorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND at least 24 semesterhours in any combination of the following fields: accounting,business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrialmanagement, marketing, quantitative methods, or organization andmanagement. (This requirement can be obtained within the degree orin addition to the degree). NOTE: You MUST submit a copy ofyour transcripts.

NOTE: Current civilian personnel in DoD, who occupied GS-1102positions or contracting positions with authority to award oradminister contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold inan Executive Department on or before September 30, 2000 are exemptfrom meeting this requirement. Current military members who occupieda similar occupational specialty to the GS-1102 on or beforeSeptember 30, 2000 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.


FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed inforeign colleges or universities to meet the qualificationrequirements, you must show the education credentials have beenevaluated by a private organization that specializes ininterpretation of foreign education programs and such education hasbeen deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited program; or full credit has been given for the courses ata U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,visit:

Additional information

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Departmentof Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment ofannuitants will be used in determining eligibility ofannuitants. The DoD policy is available
  • In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United StatesCode, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shallreceive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall notbe eligible for retirement contributions, participation in theThrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuityfor the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirementannuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to theDepartment of Defense may elect to be subject to retirementprovisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoDinstructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at
  • This is a Defense Acquisition, Logistics and TechnologyWorkforce position. Selectees must meet position requirementsfor certification at Level II within 24 months of entrance onduty.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete aPre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective ServiceRegistration.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • May require overtime work.
  • Management may select at any grade level announced.
  • Relocation/Retention Incentive will not be authorized.
  • Defense National Relocation Program will not be authorized.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
  • All selections under an announcement must be made within 6months from the issuance date of the certificate referral list.
  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Direct Deposit of pay is required.
  • Tour of Duty: Full-time.
  • FLSA: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit: Yes.
  • Position has a positive education requirement.
  • Student Loan Repayment Program (SLRP) will not be authorized.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): TheInteragency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provideseligible displaced Federal competitive service employees withselection priority over other candidates for competitive servicevacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are adisplaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receiveselection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAPeligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in thisannouncement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy.Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimumqualification standards and eligibility requirements as well aspossessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualificationrequirements for the position. Under competitive delegatedexamining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified ifthey attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not includingpoints for veterans' preference. You must provide proof ofeligibility with your application to receive selection priority.Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAPeligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form.Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career TransitionResources website.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, andresponses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine youreligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position.Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions mayaffect your rating or consideration for employment.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentiveawards in your resume as that information may be taken intoconsideration during the selection process. If selected, you may berequired to provide supporting documentation.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Drug test required


Position sensitivity and risk

Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

National security

- Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authorityyou are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as acurrent permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement,etc).

As described above, your complete application includes your resume,your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents whichprove your eligibility to apply.

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked ashaving an incomplete application package and you will not beconsidered any further.

1. Your resume:

  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support thespecialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph, hypertext/hyperlinks, orother inappropriate material or content, it will not be used tomake eligibility and qualification determinations and you maynot be considered for this vacancy.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.

2. Other supporting documents:- Cover Letter, optional- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable- You MUST submit documents verifying your eligibility with yourapplication package. These documents may include, but are notlimited to: For current employment verification, SF-50, DD3434or other federal agencies official \"Notification of PersonnelAction\" equivalent (Note: SF-52 or agencies \"Request forPersonnel Action\" is not acceptable); For MSP claims PCS ordersand marriage certificate; For verification of Veteran status,DD214 (which indicates character of service), SF-15, VA Letterand/or Activation/Deactivation orders.- Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for ahigher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within thepast year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one yeartime-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-graderequirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions,Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effectivedate more than one year old).

Future Military Retirees*: You are required to submit a copy ofyour retirement DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) OR certificationdocument** OR a copy of your retirement letter AND a copy of yourterminal leave request (if applicable). You will be required toprovide your DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) upon issuance.

Future Separation from the Military*: You are required tosubmit a copy of your most recent DD Form 214 (Member 4 Copy) ORcertification document** OR a copy of your most recent active dutyorders AND a copy of your terminal leave request (if applicable).You will be required to provide your DD Form 214(Member 4 Copy) uponissuance.

*Active duty military members who are selected may not beappointed unless on terminal leave or already separated from thearmed forces.

** The \"certification\" is any written document from the armedforces that certifies the service member is expected to bedischarged or released from active duty service in the armed forcesunder honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the datethe certification is submitted. The Statement of Service must besigned by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, orcommander of your unit or higher headquarters, AND the Statement ofService letter must include your rank, dates of active duty service,the Type of Discharge, Character of Service (i.e. honorable), and,if applicable, when your terminal leave will begin.

NOTE: Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment ofretired military members within 180 days immediately followingretirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisionsof 5 United States Code 3326.

Special Employment Consideration: DCMA encourages persons withdisabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons withdisabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physicaldisabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabledveterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% ormore. For information on how to apply under this appointmentauthority via the Selective Placement Coordinator, please visit

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.

- How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the onlinequestionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the RequiredDocuments section above.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST)on 09/16/2019 to receive consideration.

  • To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You willneed to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you donot have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one beforebeginning the application
  • Follow the prompts to select your rsum and/or othersupporting documents to be included with your applicationpackage. You will have the opportunity to upload additionaldocuments to include in your application before it is submitted.Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear thevirus scan process.
  • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package,complete the Include Personal Information section as you deemappropriate and click to continue with the applicationprocess.
  • You will be taken to the online application which you mustcomplete in order to apply for the position. Complete the onlineapplication, verify the required documentation is included withyour application package, and submit the application. You mustre-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBSaccount or your application will be incomplete.
  • It is your responsibility to verify that your applicationpackage (resume, supporting documents, and responses to thequestionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by theclosing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour toclear the virus scan.
  • Additional information on how to complete the online applicationprocess and submit your online application may be found on theUSA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.

To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBSaccount ( all of yourapplications will appear on the Welcome screen. The ApplicationStatus will appear along with the date your application was lastupdated. For information on what each Application Status means,visit:

The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) provides reasonableaccommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need areasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiringprocess, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Yourrequests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on acase-by-case basis.

Agency contact information

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Next steps

If you have questions regarding this job posting please ...@MAIL.MIL. To expedite theprocess please include the Job announcement number, which can befound at the top, right hand side of the job announcement.Generally, applicant inquiries will be responded to within 10business days from receipt at the Human Resource Office.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email messageacknowledging receipt of your application. Your application packagewill be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, andquality ranking for this position. If you are determined to beineligible or not qualified, your application will receive nofurther consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the onlinequestionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not supportyour questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of \"notqualified\" or \"incomplete application\" and you will not receivefurther consideration for this job.

Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local MarketSupplement.

Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteerwork.

If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as havingan incomplete application package and will not be considered anyfurther.

PLEASE NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the applicationpackage, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond theHuman Resources Office. Some supplemental documents like militaryorders and marriage certificates may contain personal informationfor other than the applicant. These documents may be sanitized toremove such personal information before submission with theapplication. Applicants may be asked to provide an un-sanitizedversion of the documents upon selection to confirm eligibility.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.

Legal and regulatory guidance

  • Financial suitability
  • Social security number request
  • Privacy Act
  • Signature and false statements
  • Selective Service
  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and toapply, visit Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat will be considered.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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