U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
$96,970.00 to $126,062.00
Open & closing dates
$96,970 to $126,062 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Belvoir, VA
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS CLAIMING PREFERENCE: PLEASE REFER TO THE OTHER INFORMATION SECTION FOR UPDATED INFORMATION ON VETERANS PREFERENCE CRITERIA.
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As a Public Utilities Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:
natural gas industry expert monitoring and analyzing standard industry practices of regulated utilities and natural gas marketers.
and unregulated pricing
physical and financial markets.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
United States Citizens
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
1130 Public Utilities Specialist
Conditions of Employment
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non-Sensitive
Drug Testing Designated Position: No
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Emergency Essential: No
Pre-Employment Physical: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does not
meet the criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
To qualify for a Public Utilities Specialist, your resume must support:
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: To qualify at the GS-13 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-12 grade level. Specialized Experience is experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements, minimum qualifications and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Examples of creditable specialized experience are:
Responsible for developing, analyzing and implementing changes
to agency policies,
regulations and directives and then
determining the effect of these policies have on the commercial energy market.
insights into private sector pricing strategies, pooling arrangements,
balancing rules, procedures, and obligations and trading practices to include
physical and financial instruments used to price natural gas supply or develop
strategies supporting budget stability.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, and abilities) in the following areas:
Knowledge of supply, ordering, nomination and transportation of natural gas.
develop, analyze and implement policies, regulations,
Ability to communicate orally and in writing.
Education: Applicants may not qualify for this
position based on education in lieu of specialized experience.
ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan): If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a Notice of Personnel Action (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456. Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.
SELECTIVE SERVICE: ATTENTION MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
Please review the General Information and Definitions at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics
Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All
applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated
position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to
appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with
DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the
use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions
defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The
Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel
includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine,
opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine,
amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine
(MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone,
INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is
available at: http://www.dla.mil/Careers/Programs/veterans.aspx
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Volunteer Experience: Your Experience refers to paid and
unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
program (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
Once the application process is complete, we may review your résumé and
supporting documents to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.
We may evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the
information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work
experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the
Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results
of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality
Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.
Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.
Names of the
candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring
manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be
referred in accordance with category rating procedures.
If you are entitled to veteran's preference, you should indicate the type of
veteran's preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veteran's preference
entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to
veteran's preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed
above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for
employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a
service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the
highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job.
For information on entitlement see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx
All Veterans: You are required to
submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans
claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to
submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf
Background checks and security clearance
The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority
you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current
permanent Federal employee). Please review the following to see if there
are any documents you need to provide: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/Careers/downloads/SupportingDocumentation.pdf
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.
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.
Benefits for federal employees
Pay and leave
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 to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on How To Prepare A Resume
- Completed Questionnaire – (Required)
- Other supporting documentation as required. Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.
To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Monday, January 22, 2018.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:
Log into your USAJOBS account.
Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.
If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf
using the following Vacancy ID 2028019 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located
Agency contact information
Kathy S. Paige
DLA Human Resources Services New Cumberland
2001 Mission Drive Suite 3
New Cumberland, PA
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Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive
a notification of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure
you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will
receive a notification. A review may be completed of your online
questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.
Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to
the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of
referral. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part
of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional
supplemental documents. Once the selection is made, you will receive a
notification of the decision. If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique
Based Interviewing (BBI)
. Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for
your notification updates.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
Website : http://www.dla.mil/Pages/default.aspx
As America's combat logistics support agency, the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) provides the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, other federal agencies, and combined and allied forces with the full spectrum of logistics, acquisition and technical services. The Agency sources and provides nearly 100 percent of the consumable items America's military forces need to operate, from food, fuel and energy, to uniforms, medical supplies, and construction and barrier equipment. DLA also supplies more than 84 percent of the military's spare parts. In addition, the Agency manages the reutilization of military equipment, provides catalogs and other logistics information products, and offers document automation and production services. The Defense Logistics Agency is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Va. As a global enterprise, wherever the United States has a military presence, DLA is likely there as well.