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Job Title:Industrial Specialist (General)

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Contract Management Agency

Job Announcement Number:SWH812KS588476

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$31,315.00 to $59,704.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, January 10, 2012 to Friday, March 23, 2012




Full Time - Agency Employees Only




01 vacancy - Los Angeles County, CA United States
01 vacancy - Denver, CO United States
01 vacancy - Boston, MA United States
02 vacancies - Santa Ana, CA United States
01 vacancy - Andover, MA United States
More Locations  (30)


Exclusive Posting - Will Not Appear on USAJOBS or Intranet


The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) is an independent combat support agency within the Department of Defense (DoD).  We are the DoD's contract manager, responsible for ensuring Federal acquisition programs (systems, supplies, and services) are delivered on time within projected cost or price, and meet performance requirements.


Great Benefits Package:   paid vacation, sick days, holidays, health and life insurance, and an excellent retirement package!




The position of  Industrial Specialist (General) (Intern) is a position in the DCMA Keystone Program. DCMA uses the Expedited Hiring Authority to recruit and attract exceptional individuals into the Federal Workforce. The DCMA Keystone Intern program is generally a three-year developmental program.  

Prior to appointment, all candidates will be required to sign a Keystone Conditions of Employment Agreement.

NOTE:   During the Keystone Intern Program, participants will receive specialized formal classroom training, computer-based training, and on-the-job (OJT) training.  The training program will consist of the following:

  1. Report initially to CMO/Center for at least 2 weeks.
  2. Travel TDY for four weeks to attend training at a DCMA Learning Center (DLC).
  3. Spend 6 months in the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
  4. Return possibly to the DLC for 1 week assessment/update training.
  5. Return to the CMO/Center for more OJT and developmental training.
  6. Return as necessary to the DLC throughout the 2nd year for additional training.
  7. Application Cut Off Dates:


Applications received by the cut-off date will be considered first. Applications received after the cut-off date and prior to the closing date will only be considered if the supply of candidates is exhausted and/or there are additional vacancies to fill.  


1st Cut Off Date – 18 Jan 12

2nd Cut Off Date – 25 Jan 12

3rd Cut Off Date – 01 Feb 12

4th Cut Off Date – 08 Feb 12

5th Cut Off Date – 22 Feb 12

6th Cut Off Date – 29 Feb 12

7th Cut Off Date – 07 Mar 12

8th Cut Off Date – 14 Mar 12

9th Cut Off Date – 21 Mar 12


  • Position may be filled at the GS-05 or GS-07 grade level.
  • Salary does include applicable locality pay.
  • PCS and Agency Recruitment Incentives may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
  • DNRP: Defense National Relocation Program is not authorized.
  • This is an acquisition position.
  • This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position.
  • FLSA:  Non-Exempt.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • This position is not subject to a Financial Disclosure Statement.   
  • The Full Performance Level: 11
  • DCMA Keystone Program


  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Must Be Able to Obtain and Maintain a Security Clearance
  • Drug Testing May Be Required
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) is 25%
  • Registered for Selective Service, if applicable (See Other Information)



  • Completes classroom and on-the-job training to acquire, exercise, and maintain knowledge of the duties required to perform producation surveillance of government suppliers to monitor adequate and timely performance on procurements.
  • In a trainee capacity, utilizes supplier risk management tools to determine the appropriate priority, degree and intensity of surveillance required for assigned supplier facilities.
  • Assists with performing risk based contract schedule surveillance and delivery management on assigned contracts.  Assists with reviewing supplier cost proposals.  Assists with surveys of potiential suppliers regarding performance capability.



Applicants must meet the OPM Qualification Requirements for the Industrial Specialist series (1150) listed in the Individual Occupational Requirements. To view OPM Qualifications, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) website at:

You may start at the GS-05 if you have the following qualifications: Four (4)-year course of study leading to a Bachelor's degree OR Three (3) years of General Experience, one (1) year which was equivalent to at least the GS-04 level.  General Experience is described as:

·         Experience in administrative, technical, or trades work.


·         General experience in the fields listed above must have provided:   (1) a general understanding of industrial production operations, (2) ability to express clearly, orally or in writing, ideas and information concerning technical subjects, (3) skill in personal contacts that involved coordinating assignments with other interested persons and activities, furnishing information and assistance, and (4) ability to analyze the effectiveness of production practices.

You may start at the GS-07 if you have the following qualifications: One (1) full year of graduate level education; OR Superior Academic Achievement; OR One (1) year of Specialized Experience equivalent to at least the GS-05 level.  Specialized Experience is described as: 

·         Experience that demonstrated a practical knowledge of the methods, materials, machinery, and facilities used in industrial production operations (which may include exploration, extraction, refining, manufacturing, or processing). Examples include the following:

·         Management or supervision of production operations.

·         Industrial planning, industrial engineering, or plant engineering, involving determination of facilities and layout.

·         Process or methods development involving production practices associated with chemical, mechanical, electronic, textile, or food industries.

·         Development of specifications to define product requirements.

·         Sales engineering or buying that required a comprehensive knowledge of production operations.

·         Planning and administering industrial quality control and inspection systems and programs.

·         Comprehensive survey and analysis of industrial operations, organization, capacity, etc.

·         Interpreting and applying contract clauses and government acquisition regulations.

·         Development of plans to determine material requirements and/or schedules for production management.

Superior Academic Achievement is obtained through:  (1) Class standing - being in the upper third of the graduating class in the college, university, or major subdivision based on completed courses; (2) Grade-point average - (a) having a grade-point average of 3.0 or higher out of a possible 4.0 as recorded on the official transcript, or as computed based on 4 years of education, or as computed based on courses completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or (b) having a grade point average of 3.5 or higher out of a possible 4.0 based on the average of the required courses completed in the major field or the required courses in the major field completed during the final 2 years of the curriculum; or, (3) Election to membership in a national scholastic honor society.

Undergraduate and Graduate Education: To qualify for GS-1150 series on the basis of undergraduate or graduate education, the education must be in one of the following fields:  business administration, industrial management, engineering, applied sciences, or other fields related to the position.



Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet position education requirements or to substitute education for experience.  For additional information, please go to the U.S. Department of Education web site at:   



If applying for:


Carson, CA – Select Los Angeles County, CA

Hazelwood, MO – Select Saint Louis, MO

Moorestown, NJ – Select Burlington County, NJ

Peabody, MA – Select Boston, MA

Ridley Park, PA – Select         Philadelphia, PA

Waterton, CO – Select Denver, CO


How You Will Be Evaluated:

We will review your application package to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications from the responses you provide to the assessment questionnaire located under the “How to Apply” section in this vacancy announcement.  The Assessment Questionnaire evaluates your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.  The questions cover the knowledge, skills, and abilities/competencies required of the position.


Benefits Package:

Working for the DoD offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.  To find out more click here:


Other Information:

1.  U.S. Citizenship is required.  If selected, you will be required to show proof of U.S. Citizenship.  You may access an I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification form via to see what documents are acceptable.

2.  If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency. For more information, please visit:

3.  If you are a current career or career-conditional Federal employee or former Federal employee who has reinstatement eligibility, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50 that reflects career or career-conditional tenure. Also, you should submit your most recent performance appraisal.

4.  If you are a Veteran with preference eligibility, and you are claiming 5-point Veteran’s Preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility.  If you are claiming 10-point Veteran’s Preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" plus the proof required by that form.  Failure to provide this information will result in your score being adjusted to exclude veteran’s preference points.




To apply for this position, you must provide a complete application package which includes:


  1. Your Resume
  2. A Complete Assessment Questionnaire
  3. Other Supporting and Required Documents

You May Either: 1) Apply On-Line  OR  2) Fax Your Completed Application Package.


To Apply Online:

Click the apply online button to create an account or to log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the assessment questionnaire.  Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.


NOTE: To return to a previously Save or Incomplete application you may use the following link:


To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following 588476.  Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.


If You Cannot Apply Online (Fax Instructions):

If you are applying to this announcement by completing the OPM 1203-FX form instead of using the Online Application method, please use the following step-by-step instructions as a guide to filling out the required questionnaire. You will need to print the vacancy announcement and refer to it as you answer the questions. You may omit any optional information; however, you must provide responses to all required questions. Be sure to double check your application before submission.

  1. Click the following link to view and print the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire 
  2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the assessment questionnaire

  3. Fax the complete 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to 1-478-757-3144.  Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission (be sure the Form 1203FX is on top of any other documents).

The complete Applicant Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) Friday, March 23, 2012


Required Documents:

Please be sure to include all required documents (i.e. resume, transcripts, Veteran’s Preference documentation) or you will not be considered for this vacancy.

Submit the following documents (if applicable):

  • Resume (required)
  • Transcripts (required if qualifying based on education)
  • Qualifications (ie: licenses or other documents related to qualifications)
  • Veterans Preference Documentation
  • Miscellaneous (ie: SF-50 if you have current/prior Federal Service)
  • Note:  All documentation must be received by 11:59 PM (EST) of the closing date of the announcement to be considered for the position.  No hard copy applications will be accepted at the Army Servicing Team, Ft. Riley, KS. 


    Carol D. Halbert
    Phone: (785)239-0841
    Agency Information:
    Please Contact for Information
    Ft Riley, KS
    United States


    What to Expect Next:

    Upon receipt of the assessment questionnaire, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Once your completed application package is reviewed, you will be notified of your rating and/or referral status.  If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.

    Additional Duty Location Info

    01 vacancy - Los Angeles County, CA United States
    01 vacancy - Denver, CO United States
    01 vacancy - Boston, MA United States
    02 vacancies - Santa Ana, CA United States
    01 vacancy - Andover, MA United States
    01 vacancy - Ann Arbor, MI United States
    01 vacancy - El Segundo, CA United States
    03 vacancies - Saint Louis, MO United States
    01 vacancy - Cedar Rapids, IA United States
    02 vacancies - Garden City, NY United States
    01 vacancy - Fort Worth, TX United States
    01 vacancy - Baltimore, MD United States
    01 vacancy - Sacramento, CA United States
    01 vacancy - Austin, TX United States
    01 vacancy - Bellevue, WA United States
    01 vacancy - Bloomington, IL United States
    01 vacancy - Arlington Heights, IL United States
    01 vacancy - San Diego, CA United States
    01 vacancy - Atlanta, GA United States
    01 vacancy - Marietta, GA United States
    02 vacancies - Picatinny Arsenal, NJ United States
    01 vacancy - Hampton, VA United States
    01 vacancy - Philadelphia, PA United States
    01 vacancy - Burlington County, NJ United States
    01 vacancy - Grand Rapids, MI United States
    01 vacancy - Sterling Heights, MI United States
    01 vacancy - Hartford, CT United States
    01 vacancy - Stratford, CT United States
    01 vacancy - Windsor Locks, CT United States
    01 vacancy - Huntsville, AL United States
    01 vacancy - Tulsa, OK United States
    01 vacancy - Manassas, VA United States
    01 vacancy - Greensboro, NC United States
    01 vacancy - Lake Charles, LA United States
    01 vacancy - Dallas, TX United States

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