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Job opening: Contract Price/Cost Analyst

Salary: $127 073 - 191 900 per year
Published at: Apr 01 2024
Employment Type: Full-time
The position(s) covered by this vacancy announcement is in the Department of Defense (DoD) Acquisition Workforce Personnel Demonstration Project (AcqDemo). For more information please see: ACQDEMO This position is part of the Department of Defense.


As a Contract Price/Cost Analyst at the NH-1102-4 some of your typical work assignments may include: Serve as Contract Price/Cost Analyst, responsible for planning, developing and executing the price, cost and financial analysis for complex weapon systems. Utilize all information and sound business judgment to ensure the successful accomplishments of all contract pricing actions. Analyze contractors' proposals and prepare price/cost analysis based on audit information, technical and/or DCMA input and independent judgment and research, assessing cost realism and the reasonableness, allowability and allocability of proposed costs. Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements regarding overall pricing arrangement, as well as individual cost elements. As required by a lack of meaningful cost or price information or by highly dynamic program status, propose new or innovative approaches to arrive at equitable pricing arrangements. Maintain awareness of economic conditions, business trends, inflation rates, etc., applying that knowledge to the analysis performed. Advise the Director for Contracting, CT staff, and CT contracting personnel, and acquisition managers on pricing policy matters pertaining to the solicitation, analysis, evaluation, and negotiation of contractors' cost proposals. Provide written and oral communication to explain and defend pricing recommendations and implications to all levels of higher authority as requested or required. Exchange information and discuss complex issues with representatives of private firms, industrial organizations and other agency offices. Serve as key member of negotiation team, which may require immediate interpretation of pricing data and advice on the cost impact of extremely complex, detailed concepts during difficult or controversial negotiations or meetings. Conduct initial planning/pricing strategy, prepare cost proposal instructions and templates, perform cost and price analysis, support business clearance and negotiations, and track pricing metrics. Mentor junior price/cost analysts and contract specialists in the selection and application of appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, provide advice on work methods, practices and procedures, and assist in identifying the parameters of a viable solution. Review completed work to assure quality documentation; proper coordination; technical adequacy of decisions, conclusions and recommendations; and timely completion. Interpret and implement existing and new pricing concepts, regulations and methods. Analyze policies and procedures of the Department of Defense, the various Services and industrial organizations for application of new business techniques to the types of highly complex procurements generated by the BMD program. Lead or participate in special task forces and projects with the Department of Defense, Military Departments, other defense agencies, civilian agencies, and industry.


  • Must be a US citizen
  • Male born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents received by 11:59PM EST will be considered
  • Suitable for Federal employment determined by background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • This is a Drug Testing designated position
  • Work Schedule: Fulltime
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees based on agency policy and availability.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is situational telework eligible; No less than 2 per pay period. This position may be eligible for part time, substantial or ad-hoc telework at the discretion of management.
  • Selective Service Requirement: Please visit http://www.sss.gov for more information
  • Position requires DoD Acquisition Contracting Professional certification within required timeframes
  • Must obtain mandatory Back to Basics (B2B) certification within 36 months of entry into position
  • Must achieve 80 hours of Continuous Learning Points (CLPs) every 2-years
  • Must obtain/maintain Non-critical Sensitive/Secret security clearance
  • This position may be eligible for local remote work: the candidate must reside within a 50 mile radius of the assigned duty location and have an approved Local Remote Application on file.


You may qualify at the NH-04 broadband level if you fulfill the following qualifications: One year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-03/GS-13 grade level in the Federal service: (Candidates must meet at least 4 of the 7 specialized experience requirements) Experience planning, sufficient to develop cost and price analysis strategies for complex procurements to assure attainment of mission goals. Ability to plan, prioritize, organize, monitor, and evaluate own and/or others' work activities to meet project timelines and accomplish goals within established schedule and budget. Experience exercising initiative, resourcefulness, independent judgment in interpreting and applying guidance, as well as developing and implementing solutions to problems that are unique to MDA. Experience using negotiation techniques and the ability to meet and deal with representatives of the private sector and with Government experts of managers sufficient to procure extensive services and complex systems and equipment. Experience using guidelines including Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) part 15, Department of Defense (DoD) Supplement part 215, and associated statutes, regulations, policies and procedures, with regard to cost and pricing concepts and criteria.. Experience in concepts, principles, and practices of the broad field of pricing, including the latest procedures and techniques, to determine and establish fair and reasonable contract pricing. Experience analyzing price trends and cost factors applicable to the review and evaluation of contractor cost proposals, including performing detailed analysis on individual elements of cost and fee/profit; developing documentation and criteria to substantiate government cost/negotiation positions. Experience in price, cost and financial analysis. Knowledge of economic, statistical, accounting, and financial principles and techniques necessary to: evaluate contractor cost projections and related market trends over several years, review and utilize highly complex audit and/or technical reports, isolate economic factors, and evaluate price/cost data contained in proposals to determine reasonableness of all cost elements. 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). 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. In addition to meeting qualifications, your application package must reflect the applicable experience to meet the Individual Occupational Requirements for the 1102 series. https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/dodi/500066p.PDF?ver=8uLQi55jR6NBmspg1dirzg%3d%3d A. I have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees. I have included my transcript with my application. OR B. I have served as a contracting officer with authority to award or administer contracts in excess of the Simplified Acquisition Threshold on or before September 30, 2000. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. OR C. I have served in an 1102 position or as a Service member in a similar occupational specialty on or before September 30, 2000. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. OR D. I am enlisted member of the Contingency Contracting Force (CCF). This exemption only applies to CCF members in their current or future CCF positions. The baccalaureate degree exemption does not apply to current CCF members seeking employment within DoD as an 1102. This exception does not apply to new hires into an 1102 position. I have listed this experience in my resume. 1102 series - GS-09 level and lower (1101 has no Individual Occupational Requirements) *NOTE: Failure to provide transcripts will result in you being rated ineligible for this position.


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

All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.

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. For further information, visit: Foreign Education


  • Address Missile Defense Agency Bldg 5222 Martin Rd Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898 US
  • Name: MDA Servicing Team
  • Phone: 6146920299
  • Email: [email protected]


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