Deputy Commander DLA Energy

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 14, 2019
Jul 15, 2019
Full Time


As Deputy Commander, DLA Energy, the incumbent shares full managerial responsibility with the Commander and exercises line authority over all DLA Energy mission and staff organizations. The incumbent is also designated Head of Contracting Activity and is principally responsible for worldwide support in contracting and acquisition management to support storage, transportation & distribution for bulk and direct-delivered petroleum, aerospace energy products, natural gas, electricity and coal.

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  • Leverages corporate resources by implementing strategic business direction through an in-depth understanding of acquisition logistics and interaction with the marketplace.
  • Serving as the senior acquisition executive, the incumbent is responsible for ensuring the requirements for money, manpower, material, facilities, and services needed to correlate program requirements and to ensure all needed support is provided.
  • Managerial and technical direction on matters such as energy commodity supply and industry problems, interpretation of higher level directives on the energy mission, implementation of solutions to program issues and effective management of resources.
  • Managerial responsibility over DLA Energy contracting and acquisition programs conducted by Commodity Business Units and the operations mission performed by regional offices located in the Continental U.S., Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
  • Represents the Agency in meetings with key officials of DoD, Military Services, other Agencies, Congress and international organizations to include NATO and bilateral agreement holders with the U.S., speaking with full command authority.
  • Meets with regulatory officials, producers, refiners, and marketers to establish DoD's market presence and to improve DoD's posture as a buying agency with worldwide responsibilities.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


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 two-year probationary period in the Senior Executive Service unless required probationary period has been served


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. In-depth knowledge of and experience in petroleum logistics and supply chain management, and familiarity with the
    petroleum and service industries; familiarity with U.S. space programs and their unique propellant/oxidant and chemical
    support needs.
    2. Comprehensive knowledge of energy conservation and of utility energy (gas, electricity, heating oil, and coal) policy
    and issues, including utility privatization.
    3. Comprehensive knowledge of logistics and acquisition principles and management practices.

    This is an Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment (A&S) workforce position IAW 10 USC Section 1721 and regulations issued by A&S. The positon is a Workforce Critical Acquisition Position (CAP) in the Contracting, Life Cycle Logistics, or Program Management career fields. Only candidates who are members of the Acquisition Corps will be placed into the position unless a waiver of Corps membership is approved by the Component Acquisition Executive. A&S position requirements will be used in the evaluation criteria. IN ADDITION: This is an A&S Workforce Key Leadership Position (KLP). Applicants must possess 10 years of Acquisition experience in A&S positions, at least four of which were performed while assigned to a CAP. HOWEVER, these specific requirements may be waived by the Component Acquisition Executive. We encourage all interested applicants who believe they possess the qualifications and experience to apply for the position.

    The Selectee for this position will be required to sign a written agreement to remain in this key leadership position for a minimum of three years.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Veteran's preference does not apply to the SES.

    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.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

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

    To determine if you are best qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against the Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications listed in the qualifications section. The Executive Core Qualifications and Technical Qualifications are designed to capture the desired competencies/knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Sensitive Compartmented Information

    Drug test required

    Position sensitivity and risk
    Special-Sensitive (SS)/High Risk

    Trust determination process
    National security

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes the items below. Resume:You must submit a resume; the format is at the discretion of the applicant. Your resume should include the following:
    • Vacancy ID# DLA-Energy-19-1007-SES
    • Full name, mailing and email addresses, day and evening telephone numbers
    • Educational information, including the name, city and state of colleges or universities you attended, as well as the type of degree received. Report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education ( ).
    • Information about your paid and nonpaid work experiences related to this position including: job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, duration of employment, and salary.
    • You may also include information about honors, awards, and special accomplishments.
  • A separate narrative response to both the Technical Qualifications and the Executive Core Qualifications is required. You must fully address each ECQ and TQ separately. If you fail to do so, you will be rated as ineligible. This information must be submitted as supplemental statements. Applicants must provide specific examples of their experience, education, and/or accomplishments applicable to the qualification requirements identified above. Each accomplishment should be clear, concise, and emphasize your level of responsibilities, the scope and complexity of programs managed, and results of your action. Applicants should refer to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Guide to Senior Executive Service Qualifications at for guidance in developing the ECQ statement. Please follow the instructions in the Format section of Appendix A for formatting. The ECQ narrative statement is limited to a total of ten (10) pages. The TQ narrative is limited to a total of six (6) pages. Extra pages for either the ECQ or TQ statements may not be considered.
  • NOTE: Current career members of the SES, career SES reinstatement eligibles, and graduates of an Office of Personnel Management approved SES Candidate Development Program (CDP) who have obtained Qualification Review Board Certification are not required to submit a ECQ statement. However, CDP graduates must include a copy of their OPM certification of eligibility.
  • Do not submit extraneous information (e.g., cover letters, awards, appraisals, transcripts, etc.). These items will be removed from the application package. Classified information will not be accepted.
  • If a current Federal employee, a copy of the most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, which indicates Federal status, grade, tenure, and type of service is required.
  • Our evaluation will be based on the information you provide. You should expect that we will verify performance, suitability and security information and take that information into account in making employment offers. You will be notified of the outcome after final approval of the selectee.