Careers in dod Acquisition Workforce

What is
Defense Acquisition?

The Department of Defense (DoD) acquires goods and services from industry, federal arsenals, and shipyards to fulfill the DoD needs. Often these goods and services are 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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Benefits

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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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Insurance

  • 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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Vacation

  • 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

Exchange
Program Pilots

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PUBLIC-PRIVATE TALENT EXCHANGE - PILOT

DoD has launched the pilot of the Public-Private Talent Exchange. The six month exchange will enable 13 DoD and private sector participants to gain a better understanding of each other’s business operations, and share innovative best practices. Questions may be directed to Ms. Aissa Tovar at 703-805-5237 or aissa.tovar@hci.mil.


CLICK HERE TO READ ABOUT THE MID-POINT FEEDBACK SESSION


CLICK HERE TO READ THE PRESS RELEASE ON THE PROGRAM LAUNCH


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ACQUISITION CIVILIAN EXCHANGE - PILOT

HCI is also establishing another pilot exchange program for internal DoD exchanges based on new FY19 National Defense Authorization Act authority. The pilot will focus on exchanges between Office of the Secretary of Defense Headquarters personnel and the Defense Agencies and DoD Field Activities in the National Capital Region. Organizations interested in participating in the pilot program should designate a POC and contact Dr. Gina Eckles at 703-805-5420 or gina.eckles@hci.mil.


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Career Fields

Engineering

Contracting

Life Cycle Logistics

Business - Financial Management

Business - Cost Estimating

Information Technology

Test & Evaluation

Auditing

Industrial Contract Property Management

Purchasing

Science and Technology

Small Business

Production, Quality and Manufacturing

Facilities Engineering

Program Management