Supervisory Contracting Officer Representative
Department of Defense - Huntsville, AL

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Department of Defense (DoD)


Missile Defense Agency (MDA)

• Do you enjoy challenges and seek opportunities?
• Are identifying problems, analyzing facts, and making recommendations some of your strong suits?
• Would you like to obtain the rare opportunity to participate in some of the greatest technological achievements developed?
• Would you like to serve your country and defend freedom in one of the most critical efforts in history?

If you answered yes, then this job is for you! The Missile Defense Agency's mission is to develop an integrated layered Ballistic Missile Defense System to defend the United States, its deployed forces, allies and friends. We are seeking a prepared, talented, and motivated Contracting Officer Representative who seeks challenges and opportunities. You will earn a competitive salary and enjoy outstanding benefits while working alongside some of the brightest, most motivated thinkers of our time.

In this position, you will act as a Supervisory Contracting Officer Representative, responsible for direct supervision of two COR SMEs and indirectly supervising 25 to 50 CORs. You will serve as COR LEAD providing sole oversight of all highly technical contract pre-award, post-award functions, technical/engineering evaluations and modifications to statements of work, oversight of contract modifications and budgets, invoice and billing disputes, equipment management and inventory, reports and products generated.

The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is under the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) for more information go to ( ).


Must be a U.S. citizen.

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Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized.

As a Supervisory Contracting Officer Representative, you will be responsible for the following duties:

Provides sole oversight of all highly technical contract pre-award, post award functions, technical/engineering evaluations and modifications to statements of work, oversight of contract modifications, budget oversight, invoice and bill disputes.

Directs contract review activities, including establishing schedules, evaluating progress, tasking problems resolution, and adjusting resource allocations (i.e. funds).

Assists the Contracting Director in directing fiscal execution to ensure achievement of MDA obligation and disbursement goals and to optimize resource utilization in furtherance of national security objectives.

Provides guidance, evaluation criteria and is responsible for planning, coordinating, supporting negotiation of multiple contracts and research and development procurements. Provides guidance as required concerning all aspects of acquisitions, consisting of acquisition planning, pre-award, post award, source selection, cost-reimbursement contracts, award fee, and incentive contracts.

Recommends alternative solutions to team members when complex actions are anticipated such as multi-year contracts for minor projects.

Assists contract specialists in the settlement of claims and disputes using all available resources such as auditors and legal advisors.

Defines government requirements and recommends evaluation factors for source selections. Advises customers in development of acquisition strategies.

Monitors contract performance. Takes appropriate action to protect interests and rights of the Government under contracts. Evaluates and documents contractor performance against contract objectives.

Critically analyzes Earned Value Management System (EVMS) data, cost performance reports, integrated master plans/schedules and other relevant program data to measure contractor performance and identify necessary government and contractor actions.

Supervises and provides expert advice to Contracting Officers Representatives (COR's). Assigns work based on priorities, difficulty and capabilities of subordinates; provides technical oversight; develops performance standards and rates employees; interviews for subordinate positions recommending hiring, promotion or reassignments; takes disciplinary actions, such as warnings and reprimands; identifies training needs of employees and provides and/or arranges for needed development and training.

Qualifications Required:
To qualify at the NH-04 you must possess 1 year SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE equivalent to the next lower broad band (NH-03 or equivalent) specialized experience includes analyzing the Earned Value Management System (EVMS) data, supervising and providing expert advice to Contracting Officer Representatives (COR’s), providing guidance, evaluating criteria, planning, coordinating, research and development procurements, advanced experience in Federal Acquisition Regulations, supplements, directives, policies, procedures and practices, fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, time and materials, incentive fees, award terms and their impact on cost, schedule, and performance.

Substitution of Education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this level .


OVERTIME: Occasionally

TRAVEL: Occasionally

TOUR OF DUTY: Flexible

(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment. )

SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Must obtain/maintain a Critical Sensitive (Top Secret) clearance.

INCENTIVES: Not Authorized.


Other Notes:
Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year supervisory probationary period.


THIS IS A CRITICAL ACQUISITION POSITION (CAP). Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain, for a minimum of three years, in the Federal service in this critical acquisition position.

DEFENSE ACQUISITION WORKFORCE IMPROVEMENT ACT (DAWIA) CRITICAL ACQUISITIONPOSITION REQUIREMENTS. Selectee must meet the following requirements for Acquisition Corps Membership or have an approved waiver prior to placement in the position. The Acquisition Corps Membership requirements are a degree in any field AND 24 semester hours of study from an accredited institution in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management (may substitute 24 semester hours in career field and 12 semester hours in DAWIA disciplines),OR 10 years acquisition experience prior to 10/1/91; AND four years acquisition experience and requisite training.

This position requires Acquisition Workforce Level III certification in any Acquisition Position Career Category. Certification prior to hiring is not essential but must be accomplished within 24 months after entry into this position.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Eligible applicants will be evaluated based on a comparison of the position requirements against the quality and extent of experience or related education as reflected in their resume and supporting documents. Applicants will be evaluated as highly qualified based on an assessment of candidates' experience and competencies against derived through a job analysis of the duties. To be considered highly qualified, candidates must possess and reflect in their resume the following experience and competencies:

Professional experience in Federal Acquisition Regulation, supplements, directives, policies, procedures and practices.

Applied experience in COR/COTR roles, responsibilities and functions.

Applied experience with various types of contracts and incentive arrangements to include fixed-price, cost-reimbursement, time and materials, incentive fees, award terms and their impact on cost, schedule and performance.

Applied experience analyzing problems, conducting research, summarizing results, presenting data and making appropriate recommendations to senior-level management.

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

Position(s) may be filled by displaced Department of Defense (DoD) employees through the Priority Placement Program.

REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants. NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment.

In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.

Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to:
MDA Team


Fax: (478) 757-3144
TDD: 800-654-5984

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