Industrial Specialist

US Department of Defense - Whitehall, OH

Full-time | Part-time | Contract
As a Industrial Specialist,GS-1150-7 the selected applicants will serve as entry-level interns in the DLA Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program performing a series of progressively more responsible assignments along with formal on-the-job training (OJT).

As an Industrial Specialist GS-1150-07, duties will be performed under the guidance of a higher graded specialist or supervisor and will include, but may not be limited to:

Analyzing a variety of contracts, purchase orders, specifications, technical orders, change orders and related controlling guides to be used in planning and maintaining technical surveillance over DoD contractors' production operations;
Providing technical support to negotiations, gaining experience in developing plans to determine material requirements and/or schedules for production management;
Gathering market data of supplier attributes for a senior specialist to determine the ability of suppliers to control their marketplace, researching performance histories of products a supplier produces and identifying products which could be produced if the need arises;
Performing readiness analysis to stable items that are important to the war fighter, but do not require significant changes in production or facilities; and,
Participating in the Industrial Preparedness Planning Program (IPPP) functions, dealing with the readiness of our Nation's industrial base to rapidly surge the production levels of DLA managed military material and supplies to meet defense mobilization needs.
ABOUT THE POSITION: This is an Acquisition, Technology & Logistics (AT&L) Workforce Position IAW 10 USC Section 1721 and regulations issued by the Under Secretary of Defense for AT&L. AT&L Cat/Career Field - Industrial and/or Contract Property Management (D) / IND. AT&L Career Field Certification Level 1.
Travel Required
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential

Job family (Series)
1150 Industrial Specialist


Conditions of Employment
Must be a U.S. citizen or national
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
Position is part of a Formal Developmental Program
Education requirements, if applicable, must be met by December 31, 2019.
In order to be qualified for this position, you must possess one of the following:

A. A bachelor's degree (in business administration, industrial management, engineering, applied sciences, or another field related to the position) and I have superior academic achievement (SAA) based on one of the following: (1) class standing (upper third standing in graduating class); (2) grade-point average (2.95 overall or over the last two years of bachelor's degree -or- 3.45 in your major field or over the last two years in your major); or (3) election to membership in a national scholastic honor society. - OR -
B. At least one full year of graduate level study in business administration, industrial management, engineering, applied sciences, or another field related to the position, or possess a master's or higher degree in one fields of study as listed above. - OR -
C. At least one year of experience equivalent to the GS-05 in the Federal service 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). This knowledge may have been gained in work such as: management or supervision of production operations; or industrial planning, industrial engineering, or plant engineering involving determination of facilities and layout; or process or methods development involving production practices associated with chemical, mechanical, electronic, textile or food industries; or development of specifications to define work products; or sales engineering or buying that required a comprehensive knowledge of production operations, etc. - OR -
D. Have less than the full amount of graduate education described in "B" and less than the amount of experience described in "C," but I have a combination of the type of graduate education described in "B" and the type of experience described in "C."

Please note: You may indicate you qualify based on education if that education is completed by December 31, 2019.

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.
NOTE REGARDING EDUCATION: You may qualify for this position based on education if you will complete the qualification requirements on or before December 31, 2019. Legible transcripts MUST be submitted to substantiate your education claims or you may be rated ineligible. At time of application: (1) Unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:
Additional information
Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

One or more positions may be filled through this announcement.
Other conditions of employment: Permanent Change of Station (Moving expenses) (PCS): Not Authorized; TDY Travel: Occasionally; Overtime Work: Occasionally; Financial Statement Filing: Not Required; Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive w/o Access; Tour of Duty: Flexible; Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt; Drug Testing Designated Position: No; Emergency Essential: No; Pre-employment Physical: Not required; Bargaining Unit position: Yes
For additional conditions of employment information with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Pathways to Career Excellence (PaCE) Program, click here.
Are you claiming veterans preference? If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-points veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must also submit an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. For more information on veterans' preference see
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible see To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated in the Highly Qualified category or above on the rating criteria for this position. Please note: CTAP/ICTAP does not apply to current or former DoD employees applying for DoD positions.
Position does not meet the criteria for filling with Re-Employed Annuitants.

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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 will be made if you are within reach of selection, and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, 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 eligibility.
Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The category assignment is a measure of the degree in which your background matches the competencies required for this position. Qualified candidates will be ranked into 3 categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, Qualified.
The Category Rating Process does not add veterans' preference points but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet the minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category (except in the case of scientific or professional positions at the GS-9 level or higher). It is possible only eligible veterans in the highest quality category may be referred when the number of qualified veterans in this category exceeds the number of jobs to be filled.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics:
Educational Experience (ACWA)
Mathematical Skills (ACWA)
Rating (ACWA)
Social Organizations (ACWA)
Work Experience (ACWA)

Background checks and security clearance
Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Required Documents
The following documents are required and must be received by email by 11:59 pm EST on the closing date of this announcement:

1. Cover Letter (optional)
2. Résumé (Please include full descriptions of duties and responsibilities that include the from and to dates (month/year)
3. Other supporting documents

Transcripts, if applicable
Veteran's documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy, dated VA Letter, SF-15), if applicable
ICTAP documents, if applicable

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