Supervisory Contract Price/Cost Analyst – Warren, MI

This is a DoD Civilian Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) position, Business Management and Technical Management Professional, NH-03 broadband level. The Army Contracting Command-Detroit Arsenal (ACC-DTA) AcqDemo Business Rules include the use of broadband salary control points. Management will set the selectee’s pay for this position within the control point salary range of 12 step 1 ($84,244 up to a 13 Step 10 ($130,233), consistent with the qualifications/education of the selectee and the expected contribution of the position.

** Position may be filled as a temporary promotion, reassignment, or change to lower grade NTE 5 years by a current permanent Army employee. Temporary promotions, may be extended up to a maximum of five years. Position may be made permanent without further competition.

** Position may be filled as a temporary appointment NTE 5 years, if candidate is not a current permanent Army employee. Temporary appointments may be extended up to a maximum of 5 years. Position may be made permanent without further competition.

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
NOTE: All Current Federal Employees MUST attach a current SF-50 for consideration. Without a SF-50, your application will be considered incomplete.

  • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

In order to qualify, you must meet the education and experience requirements described below. 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. 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.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:

  • Advanced Cost and/or Price Analysis
  • Contracting/Procurement
  • Leadership
  • Preparation and Negotiation
  • Writing


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. (The 24 semester hour requirement can be obtained within the bachelor’s degree OR in addition to the degree.)

NOTE: You MUST submit a copy of your transcripts which shows your degree awarded and/or conferred. Please note, this may be shown with multiple transcripts. This information will not be accepted if only shown on resume.

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 are also exempt from meeting this requirement.

Experience required: To qualify based on your work experience, your resume must describe at least one year of experience which prepared you to do the work in this job. To qualify, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level NH-02. (GS-11 or equivalent.)
Specialized experience is defined as: Experience at the NH-02 (GS-11 or equivalent) level in the Federal Service which includes experience utilizing Cost and Pricing policies, procedures, Forward Pricing Rates, and pricing reports for analysis of detailed Federal contract proposals; evaluating contractor cost projections and related market trends; assessing and ensuring contract compliance with contractual requirements; and providing contract pricing and negotiation advice/guidance, as well as experience reviewing the work of team members that includes; providing direction and guidance to a group of professional, technical, and support personnel engaged in managing, directing, coordinating, and controlling the contract pricing and cost aspects of major defense acquisition programs.

Applicants must meet basic eligibility requirements such as minimum qualifications, and other regulatory requirements by the closing date of the announcement.

The Army Civilian Education System (CES) is a structured, progressive, sequential program which broadens the targeted civilian educational training base. It provides leader training and education that supports civilian leaders’ career path requirements and professional development, and promotes lifelong learning and self development as integral parts of the civilian leader development program. CES provides leader development opportunities for Army civilians.

The following course and time requirements apply to this position:

  • The Supervisory Development Course (SDC) must be completed within one year of placement into the position. The Foundation Course (FC) is required for all supervisors and managers hired after 30 September 2006. The Basic Course (BC) must be completed within one year of placement into the position. The Intermediate Course (IC) must be completed within two years after placement into the position. The Advanced Course (AC) must be completed within two years after placement into the position. Similar training will be reviewed for equivalent. See website for more CES information:


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