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Contract Price/Cost Analyst

Company: Department Of Energy
Location: Aiken
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Summary This position is part of the Office of Environmental Management - Consolidated Business Center, Department of Energy. As a Contract Price/Cost Analyst, you will be located in the CBC Office of Contracting, serving as a Contract Price/Cost Analyst, reviewing and understanding Contractor Disclosure Statements and business systems, possessing an understanding of Cost Accounting Standards, interpreting audit results evaluations, supporting contract administration and contract close out. Learn more about this agency Help Overview * Accepting applications
* Open & closing dates 01/03/2023 to 01/17/2023 This job will close when we have received 100 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more * Salary $98,496 - $133,373 per year Salary will vary by geographic location. * Pay scale & grade GS 13 * Help Locations Few vacancies in the following locations: * Lexington, KY * Paducah, KY * Cincinnati, OH * Piketon, OH * Show more locations (2)
* Aiken, SC * Oak Ridge, TN * Remote job No * Telework eligible Yesas determined by the agency policy. * Travel Required 25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position. * Relocation expenses reimbursed No * Appointment type Permanent - * Work schedule Full-time - * Service Competitive * Promotion potential 13 * Job family (Series) 1102 Contracting * Supervisory status No * Security clearance Not Required * Drug test No * Position sensitivity and risk High Risk (HR) * Trust determination process Credentialing Suitability/Fitness * Announcement number 23-CC-00246-11743661-MP * Control number 697535800 Help This job is open to * Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL) Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee. * Family of overseas employees Family members of a federal employee or uniformed service member who is or was, working overseas. * Federal employees - Competitive service Current or former competitive service federal employees. * Individuals with disabilities * Land & base management Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency. * Military spouses * Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista * Special authorities Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations. * Veterans Clarification from the agency Current Federal employees with competitive status; Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Veterans with VOW, VEOA, or 30% disability; Military Spouses; Individuals with Disabilities Schedule A; Peace Corps, Vista (AmeriCorps) eligibles; Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or other special appointing authority. Help Duties As a Contract Price/Cost Analyst, you will: * Provide the organization with authoritative policy interpretations and application of Federal and DOE regulations applicable to cost/price of contractors cost proposals and DOE contractor accounting systems.
* Evaluate and oversee cost and/or price proposals, contract changes, repricing actions and final contract pricing.
* Prepare and provide advice on technical assessment/audit reports of various cost elements and prepare a cost analysis report of conclusions.
* Forecast price trends, economic factors, and efficiencies in production for future accounting periods using analytical techniques, for example, random sampling, computerized cost models, statistical graphs, and learning curves.
* Lead or serve as an expert in financial areas with multi-discipline teams in developing detailed cost estimates for extremely complex, multi-million dollar environmental restoration projects. Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * You must be a United States Citizen.
* This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
* Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
* Subject to satisfactory security and suitability requirements.
* May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
* You are required to submit a Financial Disclosure Statement, OGE-450, Executive Branch Personnel Confidential Financial Disclosure Report upon entering the position and annually (5CFR Part 2634, Subpart I USOGE, 6/08).
* This position may be included in a bargaining unit.
* This position is included in DOE's Acquisition Career Management Program. The selectee will be required to meet specific certification requirements within a reasonable period of time (typically 24 months) from the date of placement in the position.
* Travel required 25% or less of the time. Qualifications BASIC REQUIREMENTS: * Completion of all mandatory training prescribed by the head of the agency for progression to GS-13 or higher level contracting positions, including at least 4-years experience in contracting or related positions. At least 1 year of that experience must have been specialized experience at or equivalent to work at the next lower level of the position, and must have provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the work of the position. AND * A 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree, that included or was supplemented by 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. * Exceptions: Employees in GS-1102 positions will be considered to have met the standard for positions they occupy on January 1, 2000. This also applies to positions at the same grade in the same agency or other agencies if the specialized experience requirements are met. However, they will have to meet the basic requirements and specialized experience requirements in order to qualify for promotion to a higher grade, unless granted a waiver under Paragraph D. * Waiver: When filling a specific vacant position, the senior procurement executive of the selecting agency, at his or her discretion, may waive any or all of the requirements of Paragraphs A and B above if the senior procurement executive certifies that the applicant possesses significant potential for advancement to levels of greater responsibility and authority, based on demonstrated analytical and decision making capabilities, job performance, and qualifying experience. With respect to each waiver granted under this Paragraph D, the senior procurement executive must document for the record the basis of the waiver. If an individual is placed in a position in an agency on the basis of a waiver, the agency may later reassign that individual to another position at the same grade within that agency without additional waiver action. In addition to meeting the basic requirement above, to qualify for this position you must also meet the qualification requirements listed below. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-12 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: evaluating contract cost and financial data; providing cost breakdowns and supporting rationale to determine applicability and reasonableness; determining admissibility of proposed cost elements for firm fixed price and cost type contracts; and/or analyzing and evaluating the contractor's financial statements, credit ratings, references and related data to determine the need for government financing. The OPM Group Qualification Standard for this position is: "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Time-in-Grade: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration. CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education This vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible". Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website. Additional information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. * New employees to the Department of Energy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit * Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.
* If you believe that you are eligible for the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP), please visit the OPM ICTAP/CTAP website for more information. In order to be considered under the ICTAP program, your application must score within the pre-established "well qualified" category as stated in the Qualifications section.
* More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
* Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
* Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.
* Your performance appraisal and incentive awards will be given due consideration in the selection process based on their relation to the duties of the position and the consistency with which they may be considered in evaluating you against other candidates.
* EEO Policy: * Reasonable Accommodation Policy: * Veterans Information: * Selective Service Registration: Read more * Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above. You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements above. Once the announcement closes, we will conduct a review of your application package to verify your eligibility and qualifications. If you are found qualified, your application will move forward to additional phases of the review process. Merit Promotion & VEOA Procedures: If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated to determine if you are a best qualified candidate. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. Due weight will also be given to federal employees, when applicable, for performance appraisals and awards in accordance with 5 CFR 335.103(b)(3). Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements and current employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating to receive consideration. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following competencies. Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the competencies identified below. Use specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. * Auditing
* Compliance
* Contracting/Procurement
* Cost Accounting
* Decisiveness Non-competitive Procedures: If you are applying under a non-competitive or special hiring authority, you will still be required to answer the assessment questions. However, you will not be evaluated against the rating and ranking criteria. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine if you are minimally qualified for this job. Veterans' Preference will be applied when required by the hiring authority (e.g., VRA, Schedule A). All qualified Non-competitive applicants and the best qualified Merit Promotion and VEOA applicants will be referred to the hiring manager for consideration. Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as having a score of 85 or better. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date ( 01/17/2023) of this announcement. * Benefits Help A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * Required Documents As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies. To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package which includes: * Your RESUMEshowing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including: duties performed; full name and address of the each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
* Cover Letter, optional, expressing additional information not covered in your resume.
* Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement. Unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour) and final grade is acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements. Submit one or more of the following to support your eligibility(s) to apply to this job announcement: * SF-50, "Notification of Personnel Action" (current/former federal employees): Most recent Promotion, Within Rate Increase (WRI/WGI), or Appointment/Conversion SF-50 or Notification of Personnel Action showing you are/were in the competitive service and the highest grade or promotion potential held.
* Veterans: DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.
* Individuals with Disabilities: Schedule A letter from a physician, local, state or federal rehabilitation office citing your eligibility under 5 CFR 213.3102 (u). For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center.
* Certain Military Spouses: Permanent Change of Station (PCS) orders authorizing you to accompany the Military member to the new duty permanent station; OR verification of the member's 100% disability (VA Letter); and/or verification of the member's death while on active duty (DD-1300 and Death Certificate) AND verification of the marriage to the service member (i.e., a marriage license or other legal documentation verifying marriage). For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center.
* Other non-competitive or special appointing authorities: provide documentation which supports your eligibility.
* Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable(e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition. Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. * How to Apply Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration. The application process is as follows: * You must have a login.gov account to sign into USAJOBS: * To begin the application process in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button.
* Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all required and supporting documentation.
* You must click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 pm (ET) on the announcement closing date. You may update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period by returning to your USAJOBS account, select Update Application: This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed. To verify the status of your application, during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account; applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each application status means, visit: If you need help with login.gov or USAJOBS (e.g., account access, Resume Builder) visit the USAJOBS Help Center: If you experience difficulty applying on USAJOBS, after clicking the Apply Online button, o

Keywords: Department Of Energy, Augusta , Contract Price/Cost Analyst, Professions , Aiken, Georgia

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