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Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition,
Technology and Logistics – Human Capital Initiatives

Careers in dod Acquisition Workforce

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What is
Defense Acquisition?

The Department of Defense (DoD) acquires goods and services from industry, federal arsenals, and shipyards fulfill the DoD needs for the use of or support of military missions. Acquisition is a budget term that applies to more than just the purchase of an item or service. The acquisition process encompasses the design, engineering, construction, testing, development, sustainment and disposal of weapons or related items purchased for the Department’s use.


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Worldwide Career Opportunities

  • Jobs located across the United States and
    in many countries around the world.
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Federal Student loan repayment

  • Potential for federal student loan repayment
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Graduate School tuition reimbursement

  • Potential for reimbursement for graduate school tuition
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Professional Development

  • Professional Certification
  • Professional Growth - including leadership development and mentorship
  • Continuous Learning Opportunity
  • Developmental Assignments
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  • Health - Choose from over 100 plans
  • Dental and Vision (FEDVIP) available
  • Life Insurance
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Sick Leave

  • Hours per pay period (13 days/year) unlimited accumulation
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Work-Life Enrichment

  • Flexible and alternative work schedules
  • Family friendly workplaces including child care centers
  • Health and wellness programs
  • Transportation subsidies
  • Family Medical Leave Act
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  • 10 Paid holidays
  • 13 days (0-3 years of service)
  • 20 days (3-15 years of service)
  • 26 days (15+ years of service)
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Retirement (3 Parts)

  1. Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS)
  2. Thrift Savings Program (TSP) (pre-tax savings)
  3. Social Security