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Job Title:Inventory Management Specialist

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLALndMartm-14-1076846-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$52,390.00 to $68,103.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Monday, March 31, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




Few vacancies in the following location:
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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.  


  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required


  • No


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As an Inventory Management Specialist, you will be responsible for the following duties:


·         Assists the on-yard project expeditor on on-yard overhauls.

·         Acts as a liaison between Planning & Engineering, Work Packaging, Project Teams, Production Shops, Inventory Control Points and PNS Supply Codes in all material matters.

·         Provides crucial management in the monitoring, oversight and control of Project material status as Code 505 representative.

·         Expedites material schedules for conversion, overhaul and repair of nuclear submarines to ensure effective ordering and delivery of material and highlighting material problems which may delay completion of the project availability.

·         Evaluates material problems identified and action tasks to support the Project.

·         Provides Supply technical guidance to the Project Team personnel in resolving material problems/issues when they arise.

·         Reviews all material in process and perform an independent verification at completion of overhaul for compliance with overall objectives.

·         Responsible for devising, formulating and overseeing the accomplishment of a successful SRA by assuming effective material support for the scope of the Project.

·         Ensures coordination of material logistics support matters throughout the Supply Department and other departments within the Shipyard Organization to maintain optimal operational control, awareness. & support.

·         Prepares correspondence in response to inquiries, problem resolution, expediting actions and follow-up.


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To qualify for an Inventory Management Specialist, your resume must support:


A.     Applicants must demonstrate in their resume at least one (1) year of specialized experience that equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA’s) to successfully perform the duties of the position and is directly in or related to this position.  To be creditable, specialized experience must be equivalent to the GS-7 grade level and that experience is equivalent under other pay systems in the Federal service, military or private sector which is in or directly related to the work of this position.  You 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.  Examples of creditable specialized experience are identified in the major duties of this announcement and may also include:


·         Resolving issues and controlling actions in an inventory management function for a complete category of materials.

·         Monitoring a block of computer programs to determine their efficiency in meeting established information requirements and recommending changes 

·         Monitoring, resolving problems with, and coordinating solutions for a major commodity area.

·         Analyzing supply-related operating procedures to ensure practices are in accordance with regulations, directives and policies.

·         Administering and monitoring physical inventories.

·         Performing studies and preparing reports on inventory discrepancies.

·         Investigating and resolving problems in supply processes, work methods, supply data management and operations procedures.

·         Initiating corrective actions to eliminate systemic supply-related deficiencies.


B.     At the GS-9 level, applicants may substitute education for the required specialized experience as follows: Possess a master’s or equivalent graduate degree; or, 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree, or LL.B. or J.D., if related.  Such education must demonstrate the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to do the work.  Creditable education must be from a college or university accredited by the U.S. Department of Education.


C.     Combinations of successfully completed post-high school education and experience may be used to meet the total qualification requirements for the GS-9 grade and may be computed by first determining the your total qualifying experience as a percentage of the experience required; then determining your education as a percentage of the education required, and then adding the two percentages together.  The total percentages must equal at least 100 percent to qualify you for the GS-9 grade level.


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


·         Knowledge of material management policies and procedures.

·         Knowledge of automated inventory management and supply systems.

·         Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.

Work Schedule: Full time
Tour of Duty: Set Schedule, M-F 0630-1500
Overtime Work: Occasionnaly
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive w/ Confidential Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: No
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes

Financial Statement Filing: Required
Reemployed Annuitant: Does not meet criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Emergency Essential: No
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, March 31, 2014.
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  1076846 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
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.  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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