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Job Title:  Metallurgist
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Defense Logistics Agency
Job Announcement Number:  DLALndMartm-13-863433-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$70,617.00 to $91,801.00 / Per Year
Friday, March 22, 2013 to Monday, April 08, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Few vacancies in the following location:
Whitehall, OH United StatesView Map
United States Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

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.  


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As a Metallurgist, you will be responsible for the following duties:

·         Serves as a professional metallurgist, technical consultant and advisor to management, product assurance specialist, other engineers, procurement officers, and other organizational elements of the DLA Supply Chains.

·         Serves as an application physical scientist to research and identify current or emerging technology that can be integrated into DoD weapon systems testing criteria.

·         Develops new innovative approaches to addressing testing problems and integrates them into the material labs standard operating procedures and processes

·         Analyzes product failure data and laboratory test results in order to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.

·         Conducts and/or supervises tests on metals or finished products to include spectrochemical analysis, hardness and micro hardness testing and tensile testing.

·         Evaluates metal’s characterization through metallographic techniques.

·         Plans and implements laboratory operations for the purpose of developing metallurgical test procedures that meet cost, product specifications and performance standards.

·         Conducts training sessions on new material products, applications, or testing methods for customers and their employees.

·         Represents the Product Test Center in numerous meetings and forums including, but not limited to, DoD, multi-service, Headquarters DLA, intra-agency panels, workshops and seminars as well as non-DoD and other professional organizations.



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To qualify for a Metallurgist, your resume must support:

   A. Degree: metallurgy or metallurgical engineering that included at least 20 semester hours in metallurgical subjects.

Applicants must submit a copy of their original certified college transcripts from an accredited educational institution which reflects that a Bachelor’s degree was conferred and the date conferred.  Applicants should also submit copies of original certified college transcripts from an accredited educational institution for any education courses completed above or in addition to their Bachelor’s degree.  Failure to submit your transcripts will result in lost consideration.

   B. A combination of education and experience – courses equivalent to a major, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education.

   1. At the GS-12 level, applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS-11 level.  Examples of specialized experience are identified in the major duties of this announcement and may also include:

·         Experience in applying the principles of chemistry, physics, mathematics, and engineering to the testing of metals.

·         Experience providing analysis and advice on a metal’s elemental composition, atomic and molecular structure, mechanical properties and processing history.

·         Experience as an integrator of improvements developed as a product of one project to other applications to leverage benefits across program and service lines.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills and abilities) in the following areas:

·         Knowledge of metallurgy science, engineering principles and metallurgy, theories and practices of both chemistry and physics, and the ability to apply these tools to independently resolve problems unique to the world of military hardware.

·         Skill in independently selecting, applying and adapting methods and practices to solve problems associated with metallurgical testing involving the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of metals, the characteristics of surface treatments and protective coatings.

·         Knowledge of basic computing skills in word processing, spreadsheet development and utilization, database management and use of the worldwide net are minimum essential communications tools.

·         Ability to communicate effectively both written and oral.

Conditions of Employment: 
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty:  Flexible
Overtime Work:  Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY):  Occasionally
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/Without Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position:  No
Fair Labor Standards Act:  Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position:  Yes
Emergency Essential:  No
Financial Statement Filing:  Not Required
Incumbent Subject to Overseas Rotation Agreement:  No
Supervisory Probation:  Note Required
Supervisory Certification Program: Required
Pre-Employment Physical: No
Licenses/Certifications:  Not Applicable
Mission Essential:  No
Reemployed Annuitant:  Does Not Meet Criteria - The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will 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 categories:

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.

Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ 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

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.



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For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


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: 




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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, April 08, 2013.
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:

  1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
  2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
  3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
  4. 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.
  5. 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 using the following Vacancy ID  863433 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

    Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


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:



Jodi M. Evans-Harris
Phone: (614)692-0286
TDD: (1-800-750-0750)
Agency Information:
DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
3990 E Broad Street
Bldg 11 Section 3
Columbus, OH


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 will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and 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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