Inventory Management Specialist

Adelphi, Maryland
Jul 04, 2019
Jul 09, 2019
Full Time


About the Position: The Logistics Readiness Center provides logistics support to service members and units assigned to he Adelphi Lab Center during peace or war. The center exercises authority over and develops plans and policies for all installation logistics activities, supply, maintenance, transportation and materiel readiness.

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  • In this position you will serve as an Inventory Management Specialist for the US Army Sustainment Command with a duty station of Adelphi, MD.
  • Ensures implementation of higher echelon directives, procedures, related to the retention and disposal of accountable records.
  • Ascertains the impact on directorate operations and issues necessary instructions to implement the policies and procedures contained in the basic directive.
  • Directs the development and/or revision of operational and administrative plans, procedures and guidelines to assure adequacy and accuracy of the centralized inventory accounting system.
  • Evaluates operations to meet program objectives.
  • Manages property accountability using the Accountable Property Systems of Record (APSR) such as Property Book Unit Supply Enhanced (PBUSE) Defense Property Accountability System (DPAS) and the Global Combat Support System- Army (GCSS-A), for the Command.
  • Responsible for successfully managing and maintaining the Command Supply Discipline Program (CSDP) AR 735-5.
  • As the APO, the incumbent administers, oversees and directs plans, and directs the property management program in throughout the Command.
  • The program is characterized by the management of the inventory scheduling of hand receipt holder accounts, proper and timely keeping of all accountable property records, management of the records for all leased, loaned and borrowed equipment, and management of the records for all equipment transferred into and out of the Property Book.
  • Assures that all requisitions for the purchase of equipment, personal property, and supplies are properly reviewed for authorization and processed according to all Army Regulations.
  • Challenges requisitions on the basis of economy and supply discipline.
  • Returns to originating elements unjustified requests for further justifications and rejects requests, which cannot be justified in light of the operating element mission, funds, or other available alternatives.
  • Clears all requisitions for source of supply, assisting in the processing of requisition in accordance with applicable regulations and Command guidance.
  • Screens lists of excess property and supplies for the purpose of redistributing such items. Applies document numbers, priorities designators, etc., as set forth in Army Regulations.
  • Reviews all credit card purchases to assure proper authorization and priority designation, and that they are entered as required by regulation onto property records.
  • Assures that all property acquired by whatever means either on-site or off-site, is properly managed.
  • Prepares inventory lists, assists Hand Receipt Holders as required in conducting their inventories, and adjusts property records as required to ensure accuracy.
  • Works with management and personnel to settle problems of a special, controversial, or technical nature, as they occur, regarding all phases of property management.
  • Reviews and approves inventory reports to assure compliance with all regulations, and to see that appropriate adjustments are made when necessary.
  • Prepares and assures the execution of an annual inventory schedule of accounts, reporting problems and discrepancies as required.
  • Serves as point of contact and advisor for auditors, inspectors, and investigators, by explaining and justifying overall local policies and procedures used to account for property.
  • Provides information for investigations and is accountable for accuracy of information provided as to the circumstances involved in individual property transactions.
  • Responsible for coordinating replies to audit reports and investigations to assure corrective action is taken as required.
  • Develops long-range goals for special projects and production-oriented work.
  • Participates in meetings and conferences to discuss advanced information and guidance.
  • Coordinates briefings/orientations for visitors.
  • Reviews inventory, procedures and storage conditions.
  • Determines if any conditions exist that would be detrimental to the safeguarding of government property, and if so reports findings to officials for corrective action.
  • Represents the Command on visits to contractor sites to resolve major inventory problems to assure that regulatory property accounting requirements are implemented and controlled.
  • Participates as the Command representative in meetings on studies regarding inventory functions with the authority to make decisions and commitments on any phase of assigned functional responsibility.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 10% of the time.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a background investigation to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315. While probationary the incumbent can be terminated with limited appeal rights.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
  • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
  • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
  • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
  • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Reinstatement
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

Qualified candidates for the Inventory Management Specialist position must have one year of specialized experience at the GS-11 grade level. For this position, there is no substitution of education for specialized experience.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE is defined as experience at the GS-11 grade level in maintaining inventory management systems, data management reporting systems, and automated data processing programs.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Technical Competence

Time in Grade Requirement: Applicants who have held a General Schedule (GS) position within the last 52 weeks must have 52 weeks of Federal service at the next lower grade or equivalent (GS-11).


Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • This is a Career Program (CP13) - Supply Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • 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 .
  • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé 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 when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • Time-in-grade documentation: If you are applying for a higher grade and your SF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may not clearly demonstrate you meet the one year time-in-grade requirement so you will need to provide an SF-50 which clearly demonstrates you meet the time-in-grade requirements (examples of appropriate SF-50s include Promotions, Within-grade Grade/Range Increases, and SF-50s with an effective date more than one year old).
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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