The Defense Contract Management Agency oversees the procurement of everything America needs for its defense. As a DCMA Cost/Price Analyst, your job is to evaluate the cost of these procurements–which makes your task as important as it is complex.
Agency Cost/Price Analysts evaluate Defense contract proposals and provide recommendations as to the reasonableness of the costs associated with each element of the contract.
What kinds of costs? You’ll be looking at costs for the actual production process–materials procurement and assembly line costs, for example. You will also look at labor costs, and other contractor overhead. The fact is, every aspect of a contractor’s proposal is reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated all to ensure that tax dollars are not being wasted. It doesn’t stop there either. Once a contract is approved, DCMA monitors the contract’s cost control systems and practices.
It’s a challenging job, but an incredibly rewarding one. By making sure that costs are contained within the bounds of a contract, you’re playing a vital role in keeping our troops equipped and prepared and no one has to tell you how important that is.
To be eligible for Cost/Price Analyst you do need a college degree, but that degree can come from any field, from finance to engineering, provided you have at least 24 semester hours in any combination of the following fields: accounting, business, finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing or organization and management. You’ll also need excellent organizational skills, good communication skills and analytical prowess.
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