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Program Executive Officer DLA Information Operations

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Closing date
Oct 7, 2023

  • Provides subject matter expertise and managerial guidance on development of IT program policies, procedures and practices for DoD and DLA business systems. Ensures that DLA is responsible, accountable and in compliance with directives and guidance.
  • Responsible for providing program management oversight and direction to more than 40 Defense Business Systems for the Department, which provide financial management capabilities.
  • Ensures compliance with acquisition processes, and defines and executes the Agency's systems modernization strategy.
  • Effectively communicates and enforces the vision for business transformation with a variety of partners and stakeholders both within and outside of DLA.
  • Provides expert analysis and decision support to the Component Acquisition Executive in executing all responsibilities for acquisitions of DoD enterprise-wide business system.
  • Serves as the Milestone Decision Authority (MDA) on Acquisition Category III programs and ensures all milestone metrics are prepared, presented, and approved prior to moving to the next phase.


Conditions of Employment

  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Authorized
  • Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
  • Overtime Work: Occasionally
  • Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally
  • Security Requirements: Special Sensitive with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI)
  • Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
  • Fair Labor Standards Act: Exempt
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Financial Filing Statement: Required, Executive Branch Personnel Financial Disclosure Report (OGE-278)
  • Emergency 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:
  • All newly appointed career SES members must sign the Reassignment Rights and Obligation Agreement as a condition of appointment into the SES in accordance with DoD Directive 1403.03
  • Selected candidate will be subject to a one-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served
  • Defense Acquisition Workforce Key Leadership position. Must meet DoD certification and other requirements. See Addtl Info.


Eligibility for this position will be based on clear and comprehensive showing that the applicant has had experience of the scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties and assignments of the position. Additionally, applicants must possess the essential skills, knowledge, and abilities listed in the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications paragraphs below.

  • Leading Change: The ability to bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to establish an organizational vision and to implement it in a continuously changing environment.
  • Leading People: The ability to lead people toward meeting the organization's vision, mission, and goals. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to provide an inclusive workplace that fosters the development of others, facilitates cooperation and teamwork, and supports constructive resolution of conflicts.
  • Results Driven: The ability to meet organizational goals and customer expectations. Inherent to this ECQ is the ability to make decisions that produce high quality results by applying technical knowledge, analyzing problems, and calculating risks.
  • Business Acumen: The ability to manage human, financial, and information resources strategically.
  • Building Coalitions: The ability to build coalitions internally and with other Federal agencies, State and local governments, nonprofit and private sector organizations, foreign governments, or international organizations to achieve common goals.
  • In addition, DoD requires the Enterprise Perspective: The ability to apply a broad point of view and an understanding of individual or organizational responsibilities in relation to DoD or government-wide strategic priorities is required. Executives must demonstrate ability to work with internal and external partners to support national security objectives. This perspective is typically gained through a variety of diverse work experiences. A separate narrative statement is not required. This information should be embedded within the application package (Resume, Technical Qualifications and Executive Core Qualifications).


    1. Demonstrated ability to exercise broad judgment, discretion and individual initiative in managing programs, in defining program needs, and in developing IT strategies, systems, and capabilities to meet the needs of a large, world-wide organization.

    2. Demonstrated ability to use experience, skills and in-depth insight to effectively represent senior leadership in high-level meetings with key officials internally and industry leaders in national and international conferences on matters of interest to the Department.

    3. Experience establishing business plans for executing assigned projects, managing resources and personnel, and coordinating contract and consulting help to bring projects to a successful conclusion within budget and on time.

    This is a Critical Acquisition Position and requires an acquisition certification in the functional area of Program Management - Advanced. This is a Key Leadership Position (KLP) and selectees must have Program Management certification and meet all other KLP requirements prior to entering the position in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 5000.66, Change 3. Any deviation from KLP requirements can only be waived by the Service or Component Acquisition Executive. This position requires a 3-year tenure agreement. The selectee must sign a DD Form 2889 (Critical Acquisition Position (CAP)/Key Leadership Position (KLP) Service Agreement and execute, as a condition of employment, a written tenure agreement.

    Additional information

    Veteran's preference does not apply to the SES.

    COVID19 - Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

    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.

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