Executive Director Operations and Sustainment

Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 05, 2021
Executive, Director
Full Time


Serves as Executive Director, Operations and Sustainment (J-31) Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). The J-31 Executive Director ensures Agency capability and readiness to support the Combatant Commands, Military Services, other Combat Service Support Agencies, and designated federal agencies during contingencies and day-today operations. This is accomplished through daily briefs as well as extensive and deliberate contingency, operational and exercise planning fully integrated across the enterprise.
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  • Principal liaison and advisor to the DLA Director, the Joint Chiefs of Staff J-4, Combatant Commanders, the Military Service Departments, and federal agencies.
  • Ensures DLA planning and execution are accomplished deliberately and in an integrated manner, ensuring an enterprise-wide approach that effectively considers and leverages all DLA capabilities.
  • Principal advisor to the DLA Director through the Director, DLA J-3 Logistics Operations, in the areas of overall logistics planning and response.
  • Responsible for program management and oversight of the DLA Agency Synchronization Operations Center (ASOC), Military Service Support Division, Whole of Government Support Division, (continued below)....
  • .... Integrated Program Support Division, and the DLA-USTRANSCOM Division.
  • Operates the DLA ASOC and is responsible for fusing information from and across the Agency and multiple organizations.
  • Builds a common operating picture for logistics in support of military and contingency operations, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, exercises, and other incidents as required.
  • Manages the review and evaluation of new or modified DoD guidance, determining its impact upon directorate programs and resources via complex studies.
  • Serves as the DLA functional lead for the Joint Staff contingency planning programs, the DLA sponsor for customer and customer-facing training and continuous improvement requirements, and (continued below)...
  • .... the requirements-gathering POC for the DLA Enterprise for sourcing new technology and leveraging existing capabilities to sustain business operations.
  • Oversees the Agency?s National Account Managers (NAMs), Customer Account Managers (CAMs), and liaison officers to the Combatant Commanders and the Joint Staff, and logistics planners, and maintains close contact with the DLA Regional Commanders.
  • Manages the Agency?s Security Assistance and Foreign Military Sales program, and integrates Agency?s Combat Support Agency Review Team (CSART) interface, review, and subsequent status reporting to the Joint Staff.
  • Establishes relationships and maintains open lines of communication with the Military Services, Combatant Commands, U.S. federal agencies (Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard, etc.).
  • Manages periodic Service/DLA Days, Major Command/DLA Days, Federal Agency engagements, and Component Command/DLA Days.
  • Serves as the Headquarters DLA focal point for engagement of the Military Services? weapon system support improvement initiatives.
  • Identifies customer requirements from contingency planning and readiness posture of the combatant commands and the Services and manages the overseas customer interface network of DLA-Europe and Africa, DLA-INDOPACOM, and DLA-CENTCOM and SOCOM.
  • Incumbent serves as the focal point for driving change across the Agency to ensure DLA meets the evolving needs of its customers, coordinating functional requirements, and ensuring alignment of programs to the DLA strategy and vision.

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: http://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf
  • For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at: https://www.dla.mil/portals/104/documents/careers/GenAppInfoDef.pdf
  • 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. Experience that demonstrates strategic and customer-level focus on broad requirements, fusion of information, collaborative partnerships and vertical and horizontal integration of information affecting a large diverse organization in a military logistics environment.
    2. Experience in overall logistics planning and response to all categories of contingency situations, emergency supply support and humanitarian and disaster relief.
    3. Demonstrated ability to manage the review and evaluation of new or modified guidance, determining its impact upon programs and resources via complex studies designed to develop new approaches to identifying key strategic logistics and customer support issues.


    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

    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# 11173287
    • 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 ( http://www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html ).
    • 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 http://www.opm.gov/ses/recruitment/ecq.asp 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.

    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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