Civil Service Employment - Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)

Defense Logistics Agency (DLA)


Civil Service Jobs & Employment - Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).  There are numerous civilian employment opportunities at DLA. Current job openings at DLA exist across a broad spectrum of skills and duties. Qualified job candidates and entry level candidates are encouraged to apply.

Applications from the public are being accepted.   

  • This is an essential guidebook for correctly navigating the federal hiring process and getting selected. 

 Guidebook: How to Get a Civil Service Job at a Military Base

DLA provides the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and other federal agencies with total logistics, acquisition, supply chain management, and technical logistics support services. DLA's mission is to purchase and distribute nearly all of the consumable items military forces use to perform their operational missions. This includes consumable items such as: food, fuel, energy, uniforms, medical supplies, and construction material. 

DLA supplies almost 90% of the military’s spare parts on a daily basis. DLA also manages the re utilization of military equipment. Other functions of DLA include providing catalogs and other logistics information products to its military customers. DLA provides supply document automation and materiel production services. DLA is headquartered at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

In a typical year, DLA generates over $38 billion in contract sales with private industry. To accomplish its mission, DLA employs 25,000 civilian and military personnel. DLA’s vast inventory of parts, consumables, and equipment supports over 2,430 DoD weapon systems. In addition, DLA manages nine DoD supply chains comprising more than 5 million items. 

On an average day, DLA will process more than 100,000 individual requisitions. It will award and manage over 10,000 contract lines. Worldwide, DLA manages 24 specialized supply chain distribution centers. Last year, DLA supplied 100 million barrels of fuels to military bases and to deployed military forces overseas. 


Seven Keys to Getting Hired for a Federal Civil Service Position:  

  1. Knowing how to find those position vacancies for which you are best qualified and most likely to be hired. 
  2. Understanding how the federal civil service application and hiring process works (you must know the rules of the game!) 
  3. Correctly setting up your own personal USAJOBS employment account. 
  4. Knowing how to create a "high-scoring" federal resume (federal resumes are very different from corporate resumes.)
  5. Knowing which "Key Words" to use in your resume and application package.
  6. Knowing how to correctly answer "Supplemental Questions" required for many position applications. 
  7. Knowing how to "ace" a federal job interview - it helps to know what to expect and how to prepare so you outshine the other candidates.   


Categories of Federal Civil Service Occupations


 USAJOBS Website 


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