Inventory Management Specialist

Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Jul 30, 2021
Jul 31, 2021
Full Time


About the Position: The US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) sustains and delivers Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance readiness for American soldiers.

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  • Manages assigned inventory depots to ensure effective support of major and/or secondary items to meet customer needs to resolve inventory issues.
  • Responsible for monitoring, developing, evaluating and promoting improvements in the plans, policies, methods, procedures, inventory accountability, systems and techniques as they relate to overall management of the supply program.
  • Monitors and resolves stock/inventory requirements. Recognizes and evaluates actual or potential supply problems based on studies performed, and recommends solutions.
  • Informs team of new or proposed supply concepts, modernization of inventories of commodity planning factors, standardization proposals, program data and other similar matters that affect current or future supply management operations of the team.
  • Maintains inventories, provides causative research, coordinates corrective actions, accounts for inventory by accurate analysis of receipts, issues, inventory adjustments, and excess transactions.
  • Responsible for providing monthly inventory status and complete causative research to the Accountable Officer. Reviews and analyzes supply management systems to establish methods for attaining program objectives.
  • Performs a wide variety of causative research investigations as it relates to depot shipments, deliveries and requests of depots to take action for clarifying and rectifying accountable records.
  • Develops guidelines and procedures to facilitate accomplishments. Prepares briefing packages and provides briefings to higher management. Develops training programs and provides class instruction.
  • Conducts pre-adjustment and causative research investigations of item discrepancies. Reviews the results of causative research for inventory document rejects and recommends or initiates corrective actions.
  • Serves as a liaison between the command and assigned depots to provide technical guidance, interpret regulations and procedures, and assist with problem resolutions and developing methods to correct specific or systemic problems.
  • Maintains contacts with Department of Defense agencies and the customer base to promote relationships, and provide customer service.
  • Applies decision making principles to solve problems, and managerial techniques to efficiently resolve difficult issues and problems. Represents the command at various meetings.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment. A background investigation and credit check are required.
  • This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel requirement of 25% of the time.
  • This position requires Level II certification in the acquisition career field of Life Cycle Logistics within 24 months of entrance on duty.
  • 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 CECOM employees with competitive status
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible

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 .

Specialized Experience is defined as one year of specialized experience equivalent to the NH-02 pay band (GS-11 level) in the Federal Service which includes experience in maintaining inventory, providing monthly inventory status, evaluating supply problems and recommending solutions, developing guidelines and procedures, conducting investigations of item discrepancies, preparing briefings and representing the command at meetings.

For this position, substitution of education for the lack of specialized experience is not permitted.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Administration and Management
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • Problem Solving


For this position, substitution of education for the lack of specialized experience is not permitted.

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 (CP 13) - Supply Management position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference (MSP).
  • If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration.
  • 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.
  • CECOM is participating in an alternative personnel system know as the Acquisition Demonstration Project. The NH-03 pay band is equivalent to the GS-12, Step 01 to GS-13, Step 05; this position, is subject to an internal organization control point at the NH-03 Non-Supervisory Journey Professional control point of the CECOM control point policy and therefore pay may be set up to the GS-13, Step 05.

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.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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