U.S Department of Defense, Defense Logistics Agency
$122,100.00 to $158,729.00
Open & closing dates
$122,100 to $158,729 per year
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - Full Time
Multiple Appointment Types
Few vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
PCS is authorized; Relocation and Recruitment incentives are not authorized.
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Individuals with a disability
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.
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As a Supervisory Contract Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:
•This is a supervisory position. Candidates must have demonstrated or shown the potential to develop the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish the strategic goals and plans of the enterprise. A supervisor should have traits of leadership, positive thinking, genuine interest in people, initiative, decisiveness, tact and courtesy, fairness, integrity, teaching ability, and self-confidence. A supervisory probationary period may be required. Applicants should describe any experience or responsibilities which could be used in relation to the supervisory requirements of this position.
•Serves as the Director, Depot Level Repairables Procurement Operations at DLA Mechanicsburg, PA. Contracts awarded and administered are for systems, equipment, spare parts and assemblies and weapon systems.
•Directs, plans, and organizes the acquisition functions which involve pre-award, post-award and contract administration management processes.
•Coordinates with integrated and supplier support teams, administrative, legal office and technical and support organizations.
•Executes decisions and ensure consistency of the interpretation and the implementation of procurement process policies and procedures.
•Manages major procurement programs and has oversight of subordinates’ professional acquisition training, certifications; and assures contracting warrants are kept current.
•Resolves complex and unprecedented situations and take measures to resolve critical areas.
•Formulates and advises on long-term logistics and acquisition objectives and priorities.
•Coordinates acquisition operations across a broad spectrum of activities.
•Provides guidance to the leadership team to shape the organization's operational programs, policy, and direction.
•Correlates program requirements to include: budget, manpower, training, materials, facilities, and services.
•Presents acquisition programs to top agency management and other agency executives, high-level executives of DoD components, and the military services.
ABOUT THE POSITION: This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) in the Contracting Career Field. Only candidates who meet the requirements for Acquisition Corps membership will be placed into the position unless a waiver of Corps membership is approved. The Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain in this critical acquisition position for a minimum of 3 years. The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level III in the applicable career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. AT&L position requirements will be used in the evaluation criteria.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Current Permanent Federal Employee, Interchange Agreement Agency, and Former Federal Employee. ICTAP (Must be in Commuting Area). Individuals with Special Appointing Authorities: Individuals with Disabilities, 30% Disabled Vet or more, Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA). http://www.dla.mil/Portals/104/Documents/Careers/downloads/AOC Eligibility Definitions 20140611.pdf
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
Must complete initial online questionnaire and additional assessment(s)
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Security Requirements: Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: No
License/Certifications: DAWIA Level III in Contracting and Defense Acquisition Core Membership
Supervisory Probation: Required
Completion of Supervisory Certification Program: Yes
Emergency Essential: No
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
To qualify for a Supervisory Contract Specialist, your resume and supporting documentation must support:
A. Basic DoD 1102 Requirement: Public Law 106-398, Section 808: A.) A baccalaureate degree from an accredited educational institution authorized to grant baccalaureate degrees AND B.) at least 24 semester hours (or equivalent) of study from an accredited institution of higher education in any of the following disciplines; accounting, business finance, law, contracts, purchasing, economics, industrial management, marketing, quantitative methods, and organization and management; OR C.) a current civilian employee in DoD or member of the Armed Forces, who occupied an 1102 position, contracting officer position, or comparable military contracting position with authority to award or administer contracts above the simplified acquisition threshold on or before September 30, 2000 are excluded from the requirements of A. AND B. above.
B. Contracting Officer Basic Requirement: Must possess at least 4 years of experience in a contracting position.
C. Specialized Experience: One year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular competencies to successfully perform the duties of the position, and is directly in or related to this position. In addition to meeting the Basic DoD 1102 Requirements above, to qualify for the GS-15 grade level, specialized experience must be at the GS-14 grade level or equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector. Applicants must meet eligibility requirements including time-in-grade (General Schedule (GS) positions only), time-after-competitive appointment, minimum qualifications, and any other regulatory requirements by the cut-off/closing date of the announcement. Creditable specialized experience includes:
Analyzes and evaluates application of acquisition processes and procedures.
Analyzes difficult contracting issues and identifies alternative courses of action.
Modifies standard contracting procedures and terms to satisfy specialized requirements.
Solves a variety of contracting problems, including those requiring significant departures from previous approaches.
Initiates, develops, and recommends contracting policies and procedures for the guidance and control of subordinate contracting activities.
Evaluates and recommends disposition on requested waivers to statutory requirements.
Reviews, evaluates, and provides specific guidance concerning contracting policies and procedures relative to
Government facilities, special tooling, special test equipment, component breakout, warranties, recovery of non-recurring costs, high dollar spare parts breakout program, industrial preparedness, production planning and inter-departmental coordinated procurements.
Develops position papers relating to various phases of contracting
ABOUT THE POSITION: This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) in the Contracting Career Field. Only candidates who meet the requirements for Acquisition Corps membership will be placed into the position unless a waiver of Corps membership is approved. The Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain in this critical acquisition position for a minimum of 3 years. The incumbent will be required to become certified at Level III in the Contracting career field within 24 months, unless a Position Requirements Waiver is approved to extend the 24 months. AT&L position requirements will be used in the evaluation criteria.
Please review the General
Information and Definitions at http://www.hr.dla.mil/downloads/ApplicationInfo/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
DRUG-FREE 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, and hydromorphone.
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.
Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and
supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses
to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.
The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and USA
Hire assessments. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background
matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position. If your
resume and or supporting documentation is reviewed and a determination is made
that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose
consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
The assessments for this job will measure:
Contract Administration: The management of contracts made with customers, vendors, partners, or employees. The process of systematically and efficiently managing contract creation, execution, and analysis for the purpose of maximizing financial and operational performance and minimizing risk.
Contract Administration - Solicitation: The act of offering, or attempting to purchase, goods or services.
Contract Administration – Performance Management: The process of collecting, analyzing and/or reporting information regarding the performance of an individual, group, organization, system or component.
Requirements Determination – Major Weapon Systems: Major systems acquisition programs are directed at and critical to fulfilling an agency mission entails the allocation of relatively large resources, and warrant special management attention.
Procurement Policy: A statement of intent and is implemented as a procedure or protocol as to the act of buying goods and services for the government.
Communication and Leadership: Inspire, motivate and guide others toward goal accomplishment. Coach, mentor and challenge subordinates. Adapt leadership styles to a variety of situations. Model high standards of honesty, integrity, trust, openness and respect for the individual by applying these values to daily operations.
For General Competency definitions, please review at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
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 volunteer experience.
If you are applying as an ICTAP candidate please review ICTAP information at: http://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
(see Special Priority
Consideration under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program
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
Reasonable Accommodation Requests: If you believe you
have a disability (i.e., physical or mental), covered by the Rehabilitation Act
of 1973 as amended and Americans with Disabilities Act 1990 as amended, that
would interfere with completing the USA Hire Competency Based Assessments,
click here for more information about the request process: http://www.usajobs.gov/content/pdfs/USAHireReasonableAccommodation.pdf
. Requests for Reasonable Accommodations for the USA
Hire Competency Based Assessments must be received before the JOA closes to be
considered for this job opening. Decisions on requests for Reasonable
Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. After notification of the
adjudication of your request, you will receive an email invitation to complete the
USA Hire Competency Based Assessments. If the email invitation is sent prior to
the close of the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must
complete all of the assessments within 48 hours of the closing of the Job
Opportunity Announcement. If the email invitation is sent after the close of
the Job Opportunity Announcement to which you applied, you must complete all of
the assessments within 48 hours from the time the email is sent.
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.
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Pay and leave
For information on Employee Benefits visit https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
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
complete the initial online questionnaire, the DLA Supervisory Situational
Judgment Test (SSJT), and submit the documentation specified in the Required
Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by
11:59 PM (ET) on Thursday, January 18, 2018 to receive
consideration. The application process will follow the bullets outlined below.
Notifications are provided to correspond with each step that is outlined below.
Click Apply Online to create
a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to
select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the
initial online questionnaire.
Click the Submit My Answers button
to submit your application package. It is your responsibility to ensure your
responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
o If you log into your USAJOBS
select the Application Status link and then select the more
information link for this position. The Details page will display the
status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any
correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded
documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
o To return to an incomplete
application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in
the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents
from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
o When you receive a notification
from your USAJOBS account it may indicate that your application is complete after
you submit the initial online questionnaire and documentation, however, your
application will NOT be complete until you have successfully completed the next
step described below.
If you meet minimum qualifications
based on the initial online questionnaire responses that you submit, you will
receive an email invitation to complete the DLA SSJT Assessment. The invitation
to the DLA SSJT Assessment will be sent from email address assessments@USAHire.opm.gov. Please plan to set aside
at least 3 hours for the DLA SSJT Assessment; however, most applicants complete
the assessments in less time. NOTE: If you have previously taken
the SSJT assessment, you MUST still click on the link received in the OPM
email to connect your previously completed test. Failure to complete the
entire process will result in you being found ineligible.
o You must complete the DLA SSJT
Assessment within 48 hours after the close of this Job Announcement to be
eligible for this position. Your results will be kept on record for use when
applying for future jobs that require the DLA SSJT Assessment. You will not be
allowed to re-take them for one year.
o Before attempting to take the DLA SSJT
Assessment, you should visit https://usahire.opm.gov/assess/default/sample/Sample.action
to determine if the computer you are using is likely to experience any
issues during testing. The questions in the assessment you will be taking are
similar to those shown for the Occupational Judgment Assessment, except that all
information is conveyed in text format. The assessment you will be
completing does NOT include a video component. It includes ONLY text
scenarios and courses of action. If you have questions about the computer
requirements or require technical assistance please contact email@example.com.
o If you accidentally deleted the
invitation to the DLA SSJT Assessment or otherwise need the information re-sent
(e.g., you feel you have not received it due to a SPAM filter), you should
contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request the
invitation to be re-sent. Requests to re-send invitations to the DLA SSJT Assessment
must be received by email@example.com BEFORE
the close of the JOA.
To preview the questionnaire, please
go to View Assessment Questions
You may review
the status of your application within your profile on USAJOBS.
Agency contact information
Jennifer M. Elliott
DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
3990 E Broad Street
Bldg 11 Section 3
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If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, you will receive an email from assessments@USAHire.opm.gov with a link to take the DLA Supv Situational Judgment Test. This assessment must be completed within 48 hours after the close of this JOA. If you have not received the link to the assessment within 24 hours of the closing date and you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, you should contact HelpDesk@USAHire.opm.gov to request the invitation to be re-sent. NOTE: If you have previously taken the SJT assessment, you MUST still click on the link received in the OPM email to connect your previously completed test. Failure to complete the entire process will result in you being found ineligible.
Based on your qualifications and/or assessment scores, 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 called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI)
. Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates.
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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.
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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.
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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.