Make this team and make a difference.

An elite team of dedicated professionals, our Special Programs Division provides contract management services to some of America’s most technologically advanced acquisition programs. Experienced team players with contracting, engineering, quality assurance and numerous other skills are needed today.

We invite you to take up the challenge. As a member of this exceptionally talented team, you will help America maintain its technological advantage–and ensure that our Warfighters have everything they need to preserve and protect the nation.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship is required.


The Expedited Hiring Authority (EHA) allows the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to appoint highly qualified individuals at the journeyman level, to shortage category positions in select defense acquisition career fields.

To apply for these positions, please review our current job announcements.

If you have questions regarding this hiring authority, please contact us at dcma.lee.hq.mbx.DCMA-Careers@mail.mil

Looking for a great career? Here’s your chance to get in on the ground floor. You don’t have to be a college graduate to be a member of the DCMA team. What matters are your commitment, relevant experience, good judgment, and absolute personal integrity. Our teams have entry-level openings for people with expertise in:

  • Computer Programming and IT
  • Contracting
  • Engineering
  • Industrial Operations
  • Industrial Property Management
  • Management and Program Analysis
  • Quality Assurance
  • Safety and Occupational Health

We also provide highly competitive salaries, and unheard-of entry-level benefits.

How to Apply: visit us at USAjobs.gov today!

There’s plenty of online and classroom training, so in some ways it’s like being back in school. But, there’s also a lot of hands-on work that gets you deeply involved in DCMA’s activities. You’ll spend up to three years working and completing courses to acquire the knowledge and skills you’ll need to perform at the journeyman level of your career field.

You’ll have a personal mentor who will help direct your progress. Depending on your field, you may work in an office or spend time at a contractor site–these could be located almost anywhere in the United States. There are even some limited opportunities to work overseas during your final year in the program.

The keystone program develop a cadre of highly qualified employees capable of performing at a journeyman level with a high degree of technical competence and a broad understanding of the total DCMA organization and mission, resulting in a pool of candidates possessing the skills and technical ability required to support the DCMA mission.

How to Apply: visit us at USAjobs.gov today!

If you’re at a point in life where you’d welcome the chance to do something different, we may have the right opportunity for you. DCMA has an ongoing need for people whose education, training, and experience match up with opportunities at the agency. Think of it as a way to jump-start your career by pointing it in an entirely new direction. If you are a trained technician or have a background or education in any of these areas, we want to talk to you:

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration or Economics
  • Computer Programming or Information Sciences
  • Contract Law
  • Engineering, Physics, or other sciences
  • Finance
  • Liberal Arts
  • Management
  • Manufacturing Technologies

No matter what your skill set, you’ll find the challenges rewarding. And you can take pride in knowing you are serving your country.

The Pathways Program is an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) program implemented by the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) to introduce new potential workforce members to the Agency by providing students temporary employment opportunities. Students can apply for the program through participating accredited institutions of higher learning. Students completing the program requirements can be offered permanent jobs in DCMA or other Federal Agencies.

The DCMA experience provides students and future employees an exciting opportunity to learn the Agency's mission, culture, processes and customers. The DCMA learning experience links directed to the student's academic degree program of study.

The Pathways Program includes:

If you have the talent and desire to succeed, DCMA’s Keystone Program offers you the training and experience to start you on a satisfying career.

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